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How does a Mompreneur stay present in the moment?

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Being a ‘mompreneur’ is the most empowering task I have been trusted with. The reason I say ‘empowering’ is because I never knew I was capable of successfully juggling so many things at once. As an entrepreneur who offers one of the best franchise opportunities for women (if I do say so myself)—not to mention a new mom myself—life is busy.

When I can think to myself at the end of the day… I helped 8 other women on our team become better today than they were yesterday, I sent 185 emails in three hours, I talked at least one bride off the ledge, I put out 4 fires in the office, we thought of another innovative concept to implement in our business, I didn’t kill my two fur babies, I managed to keep my other baby happy and well, I had dinner on the table before 9pm, I was able to spend quality time with my husband and daughter before she went to bed, Oh and I got to take a shower?!

That’s a successful day, because moms can freakishly multitask.

I quickly thought I was Super-Mom. I was not noticing how run down I was and was no longer present in the moment. I was spending every possible second of the day thinking about work, or the next load of laundry I needed to do.

On Being a Balanced Mompreneur….

I quickly had to teach myself to either wear my mommy hat, or franchise entrepreneur hat. If I am home with my daughter and she’s not sleeping, I am fully engaged with her and I do not even feel guilty about it. If our nanny is at the house, I am fully engaged in work and figuring out ways to help other women accomplish these same dreams.

It is definitely possible to run a business and a household, but not within the same few minutes.

Moms feel guilty for taking time for themselves, but you shouldn’t. In order for you to successfully run a household you have to be physically and emotionally prepared. You have to think of going to get your nails done or decompressing at the gym, as something you are ultimately doing for your child or husband. If you are so mentally and physically drained, there is no way you are fully capable of spending quality time with your child and husband in a positive environment.

Every woman deserves the opportunity to decompress, take time for herself and engage with her family. If your husband or children are suffering from you never being present in the moment, you are going to regret it later down the road.

Every day I realize how thankful I am for this incredible opportunity to build a company and have the flexibility to be present in my daughter’s life, especially certain times she needs it most. That’s why it’s important to us that we provide opportunities for women, and moms, to have a dream job with flexibility, and why we started offering franchise opportunities for women.

I know not every mom is there yet, but I want to encourage you to position yourself to get there eventually. Continue bettering your career path and do not just stay comfortable because it pays the bills. You deserve it.

 

 

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Honeymoon Destinations

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Honeymoon Destinations | In Need of Vitamin Sea

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Ralph Waldo Emerson had it all right when he wrote, “Live in the sunshine, swim in the sea, and drink the wild air.” Today we are sending sunny thoughts your way and are excited to share some of our favorite honeymoon destinations for all of you brides and grooms out there.

Here at WTTK, we love travel. Travel is a wonderful tool of creative inspiration for our design process, from distinctive color palates to romantic lighting ambiance, unique atmospheres, and one of a kind entertainment. There is something exhilarating about wandering the unfamiliar streets of a new city, veering off the beaten path, and embracing the vibrancy of new cultures.

Vendor Spotlight | Bliss by LCT: I recently had the opportunity to meet with the lovely Jodie of Bliss by Luxury Concierge Travel to chat about their services.  They specialize in “designing inspired, creative, & customized honeymoons, romantic escapes, & luxurious getaways.” Bliss by LCT values getting to know their clients to create a custom-tailored itinerary. The Bliss team consists of travel designers and can help create a truly unforgettable and one of a kind experience. Although headquartered in the Carolinas, they love working with clients who live all over the country.

Kenya 4 Bali 2 Greece

Honeymoons are the best… whether you and your loved one are looking to find adventure, relax and not lift a finger (except for sipping your prosecco), or dive in and live like a local, we have some fabulous suggestions for you!

Adventure Seekers: Patagonia-Chile or Argentina {hike awe-inspiring mountains to breathtaking views of emerald green lakes and cobalt blue glaciers}, Kenyan Safari {experience unique wilderness and wildlife while ‘glamping’ in the rolling African savannahs}, Thailand {plunge in the Andaman sea for a snorkel or scuba diving adventure and by night indulge in a private Thai cooking class for two}.

Rest {and} Relaxation: Harbour Island-Bahamas {check out the amazing Dunmore Hotel-from ombre blue seas to perfectly pink sand you will find yourself in love with the island’s beauty and charm}, Bali {find serenity and swim amongst the treetops at the Hanging Gardens-Ubud infinity pools and tranquil spas}, British Virgin Islands {bask in the sun at some of the most pristine beaches in the world and sneak off for a breathtaking sunset}.

Cultural Gems: Italy {eat and drink your way through Tuscany or stroll down the winding Amalfi Coast full of local artists and al fresco cafes}, Greece {embrace the rich history, sip a frappe, and walk the blue & white streets of Santorini adorned with colorful flowers}, Turkey {wander through bustling and colorful markets and visit some of the most unique natural wonders of the world}.

Safe travels and don’t forget to embrace each moment as you create special memories for years to come!

CHEERS!

Sarah Beth | Charlotte, NC

Positano, italy. Amalfi Coast

Vendor+Website:

Bliss by LCT {www.blissbylct.com}

Photographs:

The Dunmore {www.dunmorebeach.com}    |   Conde Nast Traveler-Greece & Italy Images

{www.cntraveller.com} | Twisper Magazine-Patagonia Image by Miguel Vieira {www.twisper.com} | Cottar’s Safari Service-1920s Camp Gallery Images {www.cottars.com} | Turkey Image by Jennifer Hayes via Getty Images  | Hanging Gardens-Ubud Bali Images {www.hanginggardensubud.com} | Thailand-Andaman Sea Image {www.travelerarea.com/andaman-sea-best-thailand} | Peter Island Resort & Spa Images {www.peterisland.com}

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