We blog about ways for moms to save time, money, and sanity while starting an online business and raising a family.
I’m Krishna and I’m the mother of two wonderful kiddos who are the light of my life.
I was working in the financial services industry for a wealth management firm in the heart of New York City. I was making great money, my husband and I had a house in the suburbs and I thought I was living the dream…….but something was very wrong. I had two small children (my son was 3 and my daughter was 2 at the time) who I rarely saw. They would cry in the morning when I would leave for work. I thought leaving early would be less stressful and then found that I wasn’t seeing my babies at all. One day I sat down and counted the total time I spent with my children over the course of the work week and I totaled up five. 5 hours per day you ask? No, 5 hours per week. Monday-Friday….period. I was floored. The next week, made the biggest decision of my life and gave notice to my employer. I loved my job. I loved the people I was working with. I loved my six figure salary. But, I loved my family more and there was no way I was going to let me babies growing up without seeing their mom no matter the cost.
I gave notice in June 2012. After an extended transition period, I finished my last day on December 2012 and have been a work from home mom ever since.
Has it been stressful at times financially? Sure. Have I ever thought I might be an idiot for taking such a big risk? Absolutely. Have I had to come out of my introverted shell to pursue the life of an entrepreneur? You bet. Would I go back to the corporate world and give it all up? Not on your life.
As a parent, we all go through struggles related to raising our children, managing our time and money, and pursuing our dreams. None of us are perfect. We all make mistakes. Hopefully through this journey we can all make each other’s lives a little better. I don’t have all the answers, but with each other’s help, we can make the parenting world a little bit better.
I look forward to hearing your journey! If you have any questions, comments, or ideas, I’d love to hear them! Please feel free to leave a comment below.
Here’s to raising healthy, happy children, one moment at a time!
You can learn more about me and how I got started in my online journey here.