Parenting is a full-time job. Seriously.
Being a mom is like being the CEO of your own little company, only instead of a power suit, a f*ck off sized steaming coffee, and big d*ck energy, you’ve got a mom bun, some crusty poo under your fingernails, and a vague sense of defeat.
There’s no sick leave and no days off – even when you’re not physically with your kids, your mom brain is always on duty.
So why aren’t we treating it like a high-level job role? Why are we expecting ourselves to be the CEO, customer service team, and operations manager all rolled up into one giant stress ball of a human being?
Yes, in 2021 moms are finally being recognized as the superheroes we are, but regardless of how incredible we are at doing all the things, we actually really do need help (like seriously, send help please).
Recognition and acknowledgment are great, keep ‘em coming, but what we actually need is what every CEO has – a great team behind the scenes helping to make sh*t happen.
So here are three ways to cultivate your dream team and inject some CEO vibes into your life:
In the corporate world, what do we do when we don’t have the capacity or the manpower to take on a task, or when we require something to be done that’s outside of our skill set? We delegate, we recruit, we outsource.
This will look different for everyone, as we have different lifestyles, resources, and support systems.
How to do it:
This could be as simple as delegating tasks or responsibilities to your partner or co-parent, or asking relatives to commit to a regular recurring day of the week or month to babysit so that you can get ahead on your life admin.
If you can afford it, consider outsourcing other tasks that can free up your time. Think:
- Child care
- Cooking (if you’re in Australia, check out our top meal delivery services here)
- Food shopping and delivery (some retailers offer this service for free)
- Building furniture
- Lawn maintenance and gardening.
Seriously, the sky is the limit on what you can pay people to do for you in 2021.
Psst! Have trouble asking for help? Get some tips here.
If there’s one thing CEOs are good at it’s networking. It allows them to gain insights that they may not have thought of, and apply them to their own business. The same goes for motherhood. Don’t take this the wrong way, because you are doing a phenomenal job mama, but you don’t have all the answers, none of us do! Learn from other industry leaders (seasoned moms) and then apply those learnings to improve your own way of doing things.
How to do it:
It’s time to make some mama friends. Finding moms that live close to you is ideal – think playgrounds, mom and baby classes, mother’s groups, daycare or school, if your babe attends. Moms are everywhere once you start looking for them. Social media is also a great tool to connect with other mamas – look for Facebook groups, Instagram pages and (soon) Mumli creators to connect with.
Psst! Have you read our guide to friendships post-baby?
3. Update your tech
In the corporate world, you have access to tools like Slack, Trello, and customer management systems to streamline your processes and help you keep track of all the things that you need to. In the Motherhood world, you have Mumli – the app specifically designed to be the personal assistant every
CEO mom needs.
How to do it:
Access valuable resources that have been personally curated for your stage of motherhood, build that network of mamas we were just talking about and upload all of your mom things in one place.
What’s that feeling you ask? That’s you stepping into your power and parenting like a damn boss.