You know when a new no-brainer product hits the market and you say to yourself, “Of course! What a genius idea?”
That was the exact thought that popped in my head as I sat there at Java Mama. I was in a meeting with the sweetest fellow Momma discussing the great benefits of my small business becoming an ambassador for a brilliant local company. The problem, I didn’t have the type of money needed. She threw out some other options and then she said the sentence that set off the light bulb, “Of course, (in these groups) there won’t be child care available!”
How many other entrepreneurial moms out there hear that same thing?
The thing is, I started my business with the main goal of being able to spend more time with my babies. I wanted the best of both worlds: mommy life and business. I jumped on the entrepreneur train because I wanted to use my talents in a career, but I also didn’t want to miss out on fields trips and parent lunches.
As she continued to talk, one thought led to another and then another until I literally heard the lightbulb ding. A local Mompreneur group! We could support and learn so much from each other. We could support each other.
I am a huge Lisa Bevere fan. ‘Lioness Arising’ was the first book of hers that I read. She talks about how the female lions hunt together with their fellow lionesses. They kill together. They bring the food back to feed their young. They do it together.
Get this? They do it in a noncompetitive fashion. They slay together, y’all!
(Incidentally, they also share mates but I personally think we can pump the breaks and rap up the analogy there. Boundaries.)
How much stronger would we be for our families, our businesses, and our communities if we came together in support of each other? We’re raising babies, businesses, and maintaining happy homes. It’s no joke. I’m actually writing this during nap time with a pile of laundry in view. Raise your hand if you’re with me! 🤚
I’m Megan Howard Kelly, proud wife and Mommy of two of the sweetest little girls you’ll ever meet. I am a former reporter/producer at WAFB channel 9, and most recently, alumni of Baton Rouge leadership class (2017-18 – the best class).
Over the last decade, I’ve run a business and served as Creative Director at Encounter Church. Currently, I am the owner of MHK Consulting. We’re a branding and marketing company that aims to help you win! Most importantly, I’m founder of BR Mompreneurs.
I’m on the hunt for fellow Mompreneurs in the greater Baton Rouge area to be a part of our new group. This group’s goal is to connect, equip, and empower. You can expect weekly posts focusing on personal growth, business education, digital marketing, and networking. I’ll have tips on easy ways you can grow your brand and online reach. You can also look forward to LIVE chats on everything ‘Mom’ and ‘Entrepreneur’.
Plus, keep your eyes out for Mompreneur meet-ups. I hope you’ll join with me and watch us grow together