Are you a mom running a business? That means that you are constantly in need of things that can help you get work done while caring for your baby. But, if you're anything like us, it's tough to find time to go out and purchase these items. So instead of doing that, here are the top mompreneur items we've found to be essential:
A good cell phone is a must. A cell phone is important for staying connected with friends, family, and colleagues. It can also be a great tool for productivity and organization. Having the right phone will make your life easier!
Here are some reasons why you should have one:
Be more productive at work or in the classroom by keeping track of all your meetings and appointments on your calendar app. Organize projects by creating reminders so that no important task gets forgotten. Stay safe by having emergency contacts available if anything happens while traveling alone at night or just walking around town during the day (hit “9-1-1”).
A computer is one of the most important items on a mompreneur’s list. A computer can be used for work and play, so it's a versatile piece of technology that every mompreneur needs in her life.
A laptop is another great option for working as a freelancer because you can take it wherever you go, but it may not be as affordable as buying an all-in-one desktop unit at home. We recommend having both types of computers if possible so you aren’t tied down to one location when completing tasks or meeting with clients.
For example, if you need to work from your dining room table while your kids are watching TV on their iPads and playing with Legos next door in the living room, then having an IPad will allow you more freedom than being tied down by cables or cords attached to only one place at home would give you!
A car seat is a must for every mom, whether you have an infant or not. In fact, the car seat is one of the most important purchases to make once you have a child. You don't want to choose the wrong size or age for your little one and find it uncomfortable for them to use in the car (click here to learn more about buying a car seat). Car seats are also very expensive so it's important that you don't waste money on something that won't last as long as possible.
Make sure that your baby has enough room in their car seat so that they aren't too cramped when being transported from place to place by vehicle. Also, ensure that there are no loose parts on the straps or buckles which could cause injury if they were pulled too tight around an appendage such as an arm or leg while driving down highways at high speeds with other vehicles passing closely behind (which happens all too often).
This is a great way to stay productive and get your work done. You don't want to be distracted by the baby crying or being bored by the repetitive tasks of parenting. If you have a cell phone, it's important that it has a good battery life as well as easy access to Google Docs or other apps that you may need for work. If you don't have a computer at home, then make sure that your laptop is charged and ready when needed. It's also helpful if there is an extra charger around just in case!
Finally, the last thing I would recommend having if possible would be some really nice headphones (the kind with noise canceling). This will help with focusing while working on projects while also keeping any background noise out so they're not distracting any other family members either!
Now that you’ve read about all the mompreneur items to have, we hope that you feel more confident in your decision to start a business or brand from home. It can be difficult at first, but with these tips and tricks from us at Mompreneur Academy, you’ll be well on your way to success!