Being an mompreneur, it’s tough to balance between being a mom, wife, and CEO. To be successful at this balance is an art form that I am still learning to master.
My priority in this balancing act is to create memorable mom moments with my kids as they grow up.
With limited quantity of time that I have with my 5-year-old and 16-month-old sons, I focus on the quality of time I spend with them. I believe the time we spend with them should be 100% focused on them and not on our smartphones. To make the most of the time, I make it a point to communicate with my sons what we will be doing during our time together, whether it be having dinner or doing homework.
Our typical day starts with my older son’s homework time, as I make myself available for help and to coach him whenever I can. We try to always have dinner together as family so that we can share and listen to everyone’s day. Kids’ bath times in the evening are reserved for mom. My sons love taking baths and find it so much fun so I enjoy spending these moments with them. After bath and dinner, we move on to my older son’s piano practice. When he practices piano, his younger brother would also want to play and learn too. Afterwards, we read a book together and then go to bed. Twice a week, we even go on family hikes together.
When I am on a business trip, I try to take them with me to travel the world, to see different cultures, to have an improved appreciation for the world around us. We try to teach them everything we learn from city to city, everything we see from cold weather to hot weather. I encourage people to take their kids to travel to help them to adapt to various environments and feel comfortable hearing and learning different languages. In these various environments, they learn how to approach people, how to be independent thinkers, and to adjust to the cultural differences. When they can be comfortable in a different environment, they learn how to overcome challenges, in turn making this a positive experience for them.
As all moms know, it’s not always easygoing. Sometimes it can be challenging, such as when the toddler had a fever and feeling ill, and my older son didn’t want to cooperate. These are my true mom moments as a mompreneur and I hope that my kids will always know how their mom is working hard for family to set up a solid foundation for their future. I would like to deliver a message to all the moms out there to treasure the moments with their kids and nurture them whether it be fun or in challenging times.