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  • You goal, girl!

    After the hectic holiday season, sometimes the only thing you want to do for the New Year is open up a bottle of champagne and soak your tired feet in the ice bucket that was holding it. But if you’re like most working mamas, you can’t afford to lose momentum at this time of the year – especially when you need to pay for that big ticket item your kiddo asked Santa for.

    To keep you moving toward your dreams in the midst of holiday madness, we're focusing this month's professional development resources and events on goal setting. Throughout December, we'll be sharing strategies to help you set goals and make plans to sleigh, errrr, slay 2018 from the very first day of the year.


    Before you dismiss this as just one more thing to add to the sled load of to-dos already on your list, take a look at this finding from a Dominican University study: Peeps with written goals achieve approximately 50% more of their goals than those without written goals.

    If you’re still not convinced, take it from us. We use goal setting in our business, and it keeps us working toward the things we’ve identified as important without getting distracted by the hundreds of other things that pop up in our inbox, on our phones or in conversations on a daily basis. (You know what we’re talking about, right?) And without fail, we’ve burst through our biggest goals every time that we’ve set them – and in less time than we anticipated! Why? Focus!

    Business coach and author Michael Hyatt gives these five reasons why you should “commit your goals to writing:”

    1. Because it will force you to clarify what you want.
    2. Because it will motivate you to take action.
    3. Because it will provide a filter for other opportunities.
    4. Because it will help you overcome resistance.
    5. Because it will enable you to see — and celebrate — your progress.

    So how do you get to the celebration part? Get goaling! Here’s how:
     

    Ready to give it a goal? Share your goals for 2018 in the comments below so we can cheer you on as you goal for them!

  • Hey there, unicorn!

    Welcome to the shiny new new online home of Working Like Mothers! We know you just got here, but will you come on a journey with us for a few minutes?

    Back in 2015, we were two overworked working moms climbing the corporate ladder. We had more-than-full-time jobs, more-than-full calendars and full houses, and yet... we still felt an emptiness in our lives. Busy-ness and business had taken over our blessings, and we realized we were not taking care of who and what mattered most in our lives.

    After lots of prayer, we took a HUGE leap of faith and started our own business that would give us the means and flexibility to take better care of our faith, our families and ourselves. The funny thing about God, though, is that he sees a much bigger picture than we are capable of even dreaming, and He soon revealed His bigger purpose for our business. If we felt the conviction to take better care of the blessings He entrusted to us, weren’t there others who felt the same? God had been preparing our hearts by helping us realize that our needs as working moms were the same as so many others. Just like that, the focus of our purpose quickly expanded beyond just taking better care of who and what matters most in our lives to helping others do the same in theirs.

    Just a few short weeks after our newfound purpose was impressed upon us, the leader of a local working moms group in which we were members reached out saying she was ready to pass the baton on to someone else. We immediately knew that this group was meant for us and was supposed to serve as the foundation of a much bigger movement. Just like that, Working Like Mothers was born.

    This site is the next step in spreading our movement of working moms building each other and each others' businesses up, and we’d love for you to be a part of it. Here’s how:
     

    • Find your chapter of Working Like Mothers. Click here to find a chapter in your area and attend a local networking event. Don’t see one near you? Find out how to launch one in your neck of the woods >>
       
    • Already a member? We strongly believe that when you make the most of your time at work, you can minimize the amount of time you spend there so you can get on with LIVING. Head to the “Events + Resources” tab above to dive into our professional development resources so you can take care of business then get on with taking care of what matters most in your life. We recommend starting with our work/life balance booster.
       
    • Buy Moms, For Moms… Support the amazing boss moms in our network by searching our directory whenever you’re looking for a product or service. Your support helps them take care of their blessings too.
       
    • Connect with us! Follow us on Facebook and  Instagram, and tag your posts with #workinglikemothers so we can follow your boss mom fun.
       

    Stay tuned for so much more in this space, from member features to professional and personal development posts from the experts in our network. Let’s learn from and lean on each other, friends. Join us, and let’s work like mothers together.


    Just as each one has received a gift, use it for serving one another, as good stewards of the varied grace of God. 1 Peter 4:10