Time Management Tips for Mompreneurs

If you’ve been struggling with managing your time as a mompreneur I hope this blog post will certainly help you. Also, if you prefer listening, guess what? I have audios for you! Listen below.

Let’s jump into some time management tips just for mompreneurs.

Podcast Throwback: EP 05: Mompreneurs In Heels (Web Success Strategies) Podcast – published in 2014

Let’s be honest: business life at home can feel different for female entrepreneurs (and mompreneurs.)

In addition to keeping up with the latest in our field, working with clients, producing products, and wearing the marketing and management hats, we also have to keep our families cooperatively working along beside us as our home team.

In the two podcast episodes found above this post, I share some key time management tips for businesswomen and mompreneurs.

And if you prefer reading, I’ve outlined that for you too!

Time management tips just for you.

1.)  Set goals.

Time Management Tips and Goals for mompreneurs

Write out your goals a week or a day ahead of time.  Use productivity software such as Evernote, Google Drive, or a good old-fashioned notebook to help you stay on top of your game.

2.)Be sure to have a business plan in place.

Without a business plan, goal planning can’t happen. In the future, I’ll be creating a quick and easy business plan resource just for mompreneurs with online businesses.

3.)Be an early-riser or a night owl.

Time Management Tips for Mompreneurs-Waking Up Early

Take your pick- but if you’re balancing family life and business, you’ll most likely try to catch a few extra hours of work in the late-night hours or in the early a.m.

4.) Prioritize.

While making your goals, don’t forget to prioritize.  Devote certain times throughout your day just for writing or blogging, creating video footage, podcasting, and working with clients and other projects.  

Block off time in your schedule for social media networking such as commenting on other blogs, tweeting, and checking in on Google+ discussion groups.

5.) Set boundaries.

If you’re a mompreneur, you’ll know how tough this part is with kids undertow. Work at certain, specific hours of the day. Work in blocked times or structured hours -if possible- for maximum concentration and productivity.

With a list of goals, it will be easier to be on “ready-set-go” mode once you’ve entered your work zone hours. Another idea is to have a devoted office space set up, if possible.

In our home, our signal is: when the door is closed completely, that means “mom is in a meeting – come back later”.  If the door is slightly ajar: “knock and enter quietly”.  And finally, when the door is wide open: “Come on in, family!”

6.)  Invest time in organization up front.

You never know what you’ll need to stop in the middle of your workday to run an errand

  • Apps and sites for home management: Cozi, Ziplist, Once A Month Meals.
  • Crockpot cooking saves time for home management.
  • Get kids and family involved in chores. Add chore charts and create systems to make cleaning and organizing around the house easier.
  • Schedule out time for running your business and meet with clients.

7.)  Break up your scenery.

It’s important to change your scenery to give yourself a break, get fresh air, or factor in some exercise time. Don’t stay cooped up all day long- take a break! Get out and stretch and take a walk.

8.)  Make time for family a priority.

Being 100% involved with your family is important for our family’s well-being. As female entrepreneurs, we oftentimes have a unique perspective on home-based business that differs from many other business owners.  Running your own business, building your own unique brand, and doing it from home brings a spin on your business and family life where creating boundaries is simply necessary to survive.

In the midst of setting boundaries, however, we still have to make family the #1 priority.  Business may come and go, but family is here to stay. I’ve got a few more tips- 10 in fact, that can help you manage your time as a mompreneur on this blog post.

9.)  Set aside “you” time.

Whether it’s an aromatherapy bath, a date night, time alone with a good book, figure out how you’ll get some “you” time.

You’ll be so glad you did!

10.)  Last of your time management tips: learn to say “no”!

Sometimes we have to say no even when we want to be involved in everything.  I have one of those personalities that love to soak up the energy from others- so although at times I’m a bit of an introvert, the extrovert in me gets moving when I’m part of a larger group.  It makes it that much harder for me to give up opportunities to socialize and say “no”.

Part of running a successful business and balancing family life is knowing when to say yes, but also when to say no.

In this episode, I also mention the relaunch of my podcast consulting and coaching services! I’m very excited about this relaunch after a long break.

If you don’t know where to begin, now’s your time.  I’ll help you figure out the process and get your podcast up and running within a few weeks. Thanks for listening (and reading!)

I’d love to hear your thoughts on this episode on time management.  Do you have any tips you’d like to share?

Do you have any time management tips that help you run your business while balancing family life? 

 Leave me a comment- I’d love to hear from you!

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