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As you know, I’ve teamed up with some incredible women all over the internet and globe, so they can share with you what it’s like to be your everyday entrepremomer, a woman who not only takes care of her family, but that runs her business as well. These are REAL women, mothers, and business owners that are figuring it all out as they go, and I hope their stories, tips, and tricks inspire YOU to be the best mompreneur you can be.
Just as a disclaimer, these ladies are sharing their stories and lives as a way to encourage and inspire, so let’s make sure they feel welcome!
Let’s get into my interview with Miranda of Young Reading Readiness!
Let’s start with the basics. What’s your name, what do you do, how old are you, how many kids do you have, etc?
Hello! I’m Miranda Freitag, and I’m 35 years old. I am a reading teacher at an elementary school outside of Houston, TX. I have a love2-year-old daughter, and I’m currently working towards my Master’s in Reading.
How did you get your start as an entrepreneur?
Since working as a teacher, I have noticed that moms, teachers, and caregivers are missing opportunities to increase their child’s literacy learning. I wanted to start helping moms and caregivers with strategies and activities to help boost their children’s reading skills.
What have been the best experiences you’ve had as an entrepreneur?
I would say being able to see parents and caregivers use my suggestions and see a difference in their student.
What have been the worst experiences you’ve had as an entrepreneur?
I work long hours, and sometimes I have a feeling that I’m disconnected from my family.
Tell us something personal. Something that a boss mom would understand. Something that inspires a mom to take the leap into entrepreneurship.
Seeing your business grow is amazing. Being a role model to my daughter is even better.
How do you “manage it all” as a mompreneur?
I manage it all by blocking out time for my “side job” and my teaching, grad school, husband, daughter…it can mean some late nights but I never intentionally miss an event for my daughter and my husband and I have date nights or sometimes we will just sit on the couch and watch a movie, device free.
What are some tips that you’d recommend to any mother getting her start in the entrepreneurship world?
If you wait for the right time to become an entrepreneur, it will never happen.
What is one thing you would change if you could start your biz over?
I wouldn’t be timid about advertising and sharing my blog.
What are your plans for your biz’s future?
Eventually, I’d love to be able to offer tailored plans for struggling students, maybe even some consulting.
On to the fun questions! What’s your favorite color, movie, and ice cream?
My favorite color is pink.
My favorite movie is Singing in the Rain.
My favorite ice cream is chocolate peanut butter from Baskin Robbins.
Where can we connect with you?
The Entrepremomer’s Takeaways:
- Scheduling is so important, and you need to make sure you’re blocking out time for the important areas of your life.
- When you’re looking to start your business, just start. No one gets it right the first time.
- It is possible to own a business while working full-time!
Thanks so much for sharing your experience and tips for all of us Miranda!
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