Running a Business With Kids At Home


In this episode of the Business Millennials Podcast, hosts Safa Harris and Ashley Dreager, founders of Scale and Thrive Co, dive into the realities of balancing business growth with the challenges of parenting. They discuss the mental load of managing a business and household, handling unexpected interruptions, and share personal anecdotes about their own experiences. The conversation covers the importance of personal development, proactive planning, and the struggle of maintaining both professional and home life. They encourage listeners to share their own stories and tips for managing groceries, budgeting, and time. Tune in for raw and relatable insights on thriving amidst the chaos of entrepreneurship and parenthood.

Key Takeaways:

  1. Working from home with kids presents unique challenges, such as managing noise levels during important tasks like podcast recordings and finding uninterrupted time to focus on work.
  2. The mental load of parenting, combined with running a business, can be overwhelming and lead to feelings of exhaustion and the need for support from partners or family members.
  3. Creating systems and lists for household tasks can help alleviate some of the mental load, but implementing and maintaining these systems requires time and effort that may be in short supply.
  4. Rising grocery costs and shrinking package sizes (shrinkflation) have made meal planning and budgeting more difficult, leading to the need for creative solutions and careful planning.
  5. Finding time for self-care and personal development is crucial for maintaining a healthy mindset, but can be challenging when juggling the demands of work and family life.

00:00 Introduction to the Business Millennials Podcast
00:58 Real-Life Challenges of Working from Home
04:55 Balancing Business and Family Life
08:12 The Mental Load of Parenting and Running a Business
11:08 Grocery Shopping and Meal Planning Struggles
17:27 Finding Time for Yourself Amidst Chaos
25:51 Conclusion and Call for Listener Feedback

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