Finding the Time to Work on Your Business Amid the Chaos as a SAHM

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Stay at home mom...whew! I feel overwhelmed just typing those four words. But add business owner and ...WOW!! Your life as a mom has the potential to be turned upside down ...Literally. 

You are already trying to juggle play dates, appointments, sports, activities, manage your home, get meals on the table...And now you want to add starting and running a business to that?

Well, I am here to tell you it is possible! I am living proof...YOU CAN DO IT!!!  All you need is some…...hard work, motivation and dedication and you can accomplish anything.

Combine that with the eight tips and tricks from this episode and you’ll be able to find the time to work on your business amid the chaos. So grab a notebook (or maybe even a sticky note) and get ready for some ideas on how to be more successful today!

What You’ll Learn in This Episode:

  • 8 tips on how to work on your business while being a SAHM
  • A pep talk on your ability to do it all
  • How to decide if this is the season for you to work on your business

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Kasey | Pen + Posh

Hi Lisa! Great question. I think any time that you are able to dedicate is worth it and will pay off in the end. It’ll take longer to get it up and going but where you’re starting by launching an Etsy shop instead of building a following, building a site from scratch and where Etsy has a big customer database already there, I think 2 hours a week is doable. Just really use your time wisely, do some research and focus on the most important things that will help you gain traction on Etsy and most importantly don’t get hung up on all the nitty gritty details! I find all too often that people focus on their logo, or branding instead of getting their shop up and going. Little things like this you can change later on. I hope that helps!! Good luck.


Lots of great tips, thank you. I’m a former graphic designer, now SAHM, with 2 little boys… a three year old and a 9 month old. The three year old doesn’t go to preschool, just a parent’s day out program, and hardly naps anymore. I’ve been in the very beginning stage of opening an Etsy shop for awhile because I really miss design and I want to contribute to our income again, but it’s so hard to find time.
My husband doesn’t want us to pay for any additional childcare before we see some income, so it’s a catch-22.

After reading your article, I think I could manage at least an hour or two a day most days before or after they go to bed. In your experience, is that enough to get it off the ground? Since I would be giving up my only “me” time it would be nice to know my chances of success.

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