three tips for balancing home, business, & baby (hint: these work for non-moms, too!)

Happy Tuesday to you!

Today I decided to change things up by answering a question you had in a video!

Today’s question comes from Gina on Facebook and she asked:

How can I properly + cleverly balance: online career + one year old baby boy + home? Keeping all together is hard.

Watch the video above where I answer her question with three tips that I’ve picked up from working with business owners and Life with Intention clients who struggle with these same issues.

Also, if you like this video and would like me to do more videos and/or answer more questions you might have about living life with intention, please let me know!

If there is a good amount of interest I’ll continue to do these little videos more regularly.


PS – Are you a mompreneur? Please leave your helpful tips for her and other mompreneurs (or soon-to-be mompreneurs) in the comments below!

PPS – Sorry for the creepy finger in the video snapshot! YouTube grabbed that frame and won’t update it to a new image for some reason…

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  1. Chelle {Everyday Polish}

    Love the video! Short and sweet, perfect coffee break at work AND motivated to get back to work and be present.

    1. That is so great to hear, Chelle! I’ll keep that in mind! I appreciate you taking the time to let me know. : )

  2. Alison Burkhart

    I’m a newish stay-at-home mom looking to become a mompreneur. Perfect video and as always, very inspiring!
    P.S. Just started reading, The Slight Edge and can not put it down!!

    1. Yay! That is so great, Alison!

      After reading TSE one I recommend reading The Power of Full Engagement and then The Seven Habits. Just in case you are looking for a little recommended reading list… ; )

  3. Melissa

    Great tips, Jess! I try to remember I can’t do everything all of the time! (And… we’ve been doing grocery delivery lately, which gives me more time to spend with my family or work on my business — and we’re eating better too.)

    1. Those are great tips, Melissa! And your grocery delivery is a great example of the asking for help option, too! Getting a service like that or other similar ones is a great idea!

  4. Again, lovely Jess, you’ve nailed it.
    Thank you so + so + so much for being so helpful all the time. Ironically I’m a Creative Virtual Assistant 🙂

    1. I’m happy to hear that these tips helped! Hah! Too funny on the VA tip, then! Perhaps you can use one, too? ; )

  5. Thanks Jess. Ask for HELP…. Definitely agree with this one. I think we can tend to fall into the trap of being a super-mum and it’s a fast-track to burn out. I had to learn this one fast. We hired a house cleaner as realised that it freed up my time to work on my priorities (tip 2!)!!!

    1. Love that! I’m so happy to hear the housekeeper option worked for you. : )

      Thanks for sharing your experience!

  6. Alexis K

    Thanks Jess! Loved this. It’s funny how we all think that MULTItaskig is the best, when in reality, single tasking is actually where we’re able to really get the most done. Great advice, and great video. THANK YOU! PS: i LOVE your necklace! Mind sharing where it’s from? 🙂

    1. Exactly! When we are thinking about multiple things in the present moment, we feel like our workload is bigger compared to when we focus on one thing at a time in the present moment. So literally our experience of what we have to do seems to multiply as we consider multiple things at once.

      Thanks about the necklace, too! It’s J.Crew from this winter.

  7. YES! Intentions are key and the foundation, aren’t they?

    Also, I am so excited to hear about your courses and how the intentions are helping your bring more opportunities into your life. That is amazing!!!

  8. That is so awesome! I love how you worked with your resources and found a great solution to give you more focused time! : ) Bravo!

  9. Missy Graves

    Great video! I definitely like when you post videos. I find it easier and more enjoyable to listen to your explanations than read the blog posts sometimes. I hope that doesn’t come across as rude. I still read all your blog posts, too, LOL. You are one of my “must reads” in Feedly. 🙂

    And these tips are good for non-Moms, too! I especially love the “pick one priority.” I will definitely be using this daily as I juggle my full-time job, my side business, and home. Thanks bunches! Can’t wait till tomorrow!

    1. That is so great to hear, Missy! I’m sure there are others that like the written posts a bit more — so it is great to know perhaps doing both will please everyone. : )

      I’m glad this was able to help you so much with your side hustle and really full life, too!

  10. Yes, yes, yes. When I’m with my daughter, the phone if off. I check it while she’s eating a snack or having some screen time but it really allows me to be present and enjoy our time together.

  11. Snegen

    Thank you! I’m pregnant with my first child and feeling overwhelmed at work as it is… worried about balancing it all when baby gets here. I keep reminding myself I’m only human. I can only do one thing at a time. I try to just pick that one thing, devote attention to completing it and then allow myself to move on. You have great advice! I’m hoping I can remember it when the baby is here :o)

  12. Chelsea Hill

    Great video! I read so many articles in the run of a day I find myself going cross eyed by the end of it, I really enjoyed just listening for a change 🙂 Thanks a lot!

    1. That is Awesome to hear! A few people have shared that they enjoy the video format, too. So I’ll be sure to do more of these every now and then. : )

  13. Such good doable advice here! Will you do more Q&A videos? Oh, and your necklace is gorgeous! 🙂

    1. I’m glad you liked this, Sage! I definitely might do a few more Q&A videos from time to time. : ) I’m glad you like the necklace, too!

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