Navigating Motherhood and Mom Guilt While Building Your Business with Emily Whipple

Building a business while also trying to be a great mom, wife, friend is tough! I don’t know about you, but I have struggled with “mom guilt” from time to time over that last few years of building my business. I have wondered, “Am I doing enough for my kids?” or “What if I need to get a sitter to help?” Does that make me a bad mom? I know some of my listeners have also felt this way and that’s why I wanted to bring my dear friend Emily on the podcast today to talk about how we can navigate these feelings, how to not let them hold us back, and also how we can be both mom and business owner and not feeling guilty 24/7. If you’ve been struggling, this episode is for you, mama!

Emily Whipple is the creator of Ugly Honest, a mom blog that shares both her and other mamas’ experiences with postpartum depression and anxiety. She made the leap from teaching first graders to empowering other mamas after she had her second baby. You’ll most likely find her at the beach, sneaking breaks from building sandcastles with her two kids to catch up with the Ugly Honest community over on facebook.

In this episode, you will learn:

  • Emily’s journey after pregnancy and navigating postpartum depression
  • Why she decided to start the Ugly Honest community
  • The difference between shame and guilt
  • Juggling motherhood and building a business
  • How the Ugly Honest community benefits moms in all the stages

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