Parenting and business can be a uniquely difficult combination. On the one hand, parenting requires a lot of time, energy, and focus. On the other hand, building a business can be all-consuming, leaving little room for anything else. This can create a real struggle for parents who are also entrepreneurs.
In this episode, Alyssa and Larry share their thoughts about parenting and business. They discuss the challenges they’ve faced in trying to balance both parenting and business responsibilities. They also offer some great tips for overcoming these challenges, like hiring a babysitter. If you’re a parent who is also trying to build a business, this episode is definitely for you.
Today’s Goals: Starts by getting organized and prioritizing your time. Make a schedule and stick to it as much as possible. Delegate tasks whenever possible so you’re not trying to do everything yourself. And don’t forget to make time for yourself! parenting is a lot of work, and it’s important to take breaks whenever you can. When you find that elusive balance, parenting and business will both be a lot easier.
02:23 – We’ve got our hands in quite a few different businesses and it requires a lot of time and even like this now, like you can’t record anything with children within a five mile radius, because they’re loud and needy.
04:31 – The way that we’re able to get everything done is with our village. Like we really rely on them. So we have a regular babysitter that we call to help us, especially when we have events on the weekends.
05:21 – Everyday at their home, and that we’re home with them. We try and make count, spend the day with them and kind of do the small things around the house that can be done but not so much work. But it’s to the point where it’s like they need to be in daycare, or else we can’t pay our bills.
07:32 – If you can take someone else’s kids and exchange, exchanged back and forth, do it, because you’ll be so much more productive and so much less stressed.
Episode 5 Transcript: Parenting and Business: The Challenges and Strategies
Alyssa: Everybody, welcome back to the show. We’re so glad that you’re here with us on the power couple show. You know us listen, Larry Moore N. As you may have heard in the past episodes, we’re working on growing our multi million dollar empire. And we wanted to take you along the ride with us and share how it’s impacting our relationship and the things that we’re doing to really keep the spiciness alive and thing excited about our goals. Because at the end of the day, we are on this journey together. And it’s very helpful to have a partner that supports me and I support him. And we’re like partners in the race. We’re a lot stronger together. Yes. So in this week’s episode, we’re talking about growing our empire with kids, because we’ve got two little rascals. They’re beautiful little girls, but we’ve got two under two. Actually, our oldest just turned two this month and it’s been a struggle.
Larry: Yeah, they are the best little nightmare.
Alyssa: Our daughter that just turned to boy, has it been terrible. They aren’t kidding when they say the terrible twos because, boy, it was like overnight. But on that note, we cannot do anything with like, as far as business goes, Yeah, we need babysitters and daycare and help.
Larry: Yeah. Like you said, we’ve got our hands in quite a few different businesses. And it requires a lot of time and even like this now, like you can’t record anything with children within a five mile radius, because they’re loud and needy.
Alyssa: They’ll be knocking over the microphone and like sucking on it and like pulling the tripod over and we’re in our daughter’s rooms.
Larry: Weird, but it’s the downstairs living room in our house. That’s another story.
Allysa: All of these things like can’t help them they are here around us.
Larry: Yeah. And we love our kids to death. They’re more than the buses. So it’s happened to us. But from a business owner standpoint and I creator standpoint, it’s hard.
Alyssa: Yeah, yesterday, I had to go pick up flowers for an event this week. And I brought the kids with me on the hour and a half drive to go pick them up from my wholesaler. And I quick like ran in grab the flowers ran back out, they fell asleep on the ride. For the time, like we were heading back home, they had both woke up, they were crying the whole way home. And then I still had to process them, which means like I needed to get them in water so that they could hydrate before designing with them. And trying to do this with children is like the worst possible thing because they’re ripping the flowers out of the buckets and eating them and throwing them on the floor. And it’s like defeats the purpose.
Larry: It’s definitely hard to get anything done with them around, especially our two year old.
Alyssa: The baby at this point is getting to be that way. We were eating lunch yesterday, the three of us, me my oldest daughter, my youngest daughter and the youngest. Were sitting in her little highchair we’ve got one of those chairs that can sit on the table and she has learned to pull herself out of it. Reach across the table, grab a slice of pizza that my other daughter was eating. Think about her mouth and then choke. Yeah, so it’s like, she’s figured it out. She’s eight months old and she can climb out of her chair now.
Larry: Which we don’t raise slackers apparently, you know, eight months old and she’s already trying to run. I don’t know what to think about.
Alyssa: Yeah, that’s a whole different podcast. The way that we’re able to get everything done is with our village. Like we really rely on them. So we have a regular babysitter that we call to help us, especially when we have events on the weekends. We ask our parents for help, like as far in advance as we possibly can try to organize it however we can.
Larry: Our biggest helper is daycare and it’s a double sided sore for us, because they’re there four days a week.
Alyssa: Yeah and hopefully, five soon, because I really need that day to get more work done. Yeah. But that’s a struggle because you feel like a bad mom or a bad parent. If they’re in daycare, and then you also feel like you’re not productive if they’re not. So it’s just trying to find the balance and like make the time that you do have with them quality time and appreciate.
Larry: Yeah, everyday at their home, and that we’re home with them. We try and make count, you know, spend the day with them and kind of do the small things around the house that can be done but not so much work. But it’s to the point where it’s like they need to be in daycare, or else we can’t pay our bills.
Alyssa: There’s even like we try to prioritize like what we can do without them home and what we can do with them home so it’s like stuff like this. We try to get done when they’re daycare because we need a quiet we don’t want them knocking everything over. But it’s like Cleaning the house or like folding laundry, we can do that with them home. And it might be a little bit more frustrating, but it can get done. So it’s like trying to prioritize our work.
Larry: If you have to design in the studio, we’re editing videos, stuff like that. That’s more difficult with them around.
Alyssa: Exactly. So that’s pretty much how we get it done. We really can’t do it without our help. And we ask for help we take people up on it when they offer it’s like, Great, let’s get it on the calendar. I know some of you might not have a village and I encourage you to find one.
Larry: I know. That’s much, much easier said than done. But anybody, you know, Mom groups on Facebook, neighbors, whatever. Just try and make friends.
Alyssa: Like you have to give and get, you know, like, if you can hook up with another mom that maybe you can take the kids one day so she can be productive, and they take your kids to another day so you can be productive. I think that that’s like huge to have that kind of community that you’re able to help each other out.
Larry: Big time. Yeah, especially because like not everyone can afford like daycare and have like a full time babysitter and stuff like that, because it does get expensive. But just like listen, if you can take someone else’s kids and exchange, exchanged back and forth, do it, because you’ll be so much more productive and so much less stressed.
Alyssa: That’s huge. Thank you guys for tuning into the show. If you don’t mind, just sharing your screen grab and tagging us both on Instagram, share it with your friends, but the biggest takeaway that you guys had, tag your spouse onboard, and make them listen to the show too, so that they’re on this journey with you because we know Larry was late to the game, but we’re happy that he’s here because I can’t do it without him. And I think that’s it for today. Submit your questions on our website. It’s the powercoupleshow.net and we hope to see you next week. Bye bye.
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