This is episode #48 of the FamilyPreneur Podcast! Doña Bumgarner is a coach, mama, and artist. She works primarily with creative entrepreneurs who want to do meaningful work and also be awesome moms. They want to get out from under the guilt and overwhelm and find a little space for themselves again – but it feels impossible to balance all the pieces. She brings her skills as a coach and a project manager to the table through 1:1 coaching to help them focus their time, attention and energy so they can confidently pursue their passions, make a difference in the world AND be present and engaged moms.
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- Why is mom guilt such a big issue?
- They’re spending their time on things they don’t want to be spending time on.
- Moms need to be spending time on things that are most important in their lives.
- How do you know what’s causing you to feel guilty?
- It will often fall out in conversation.
- There’s a pull toward something and they’re not spending any time on it.
- Now that you’ve identified what you want to do, how do you make it happen?
- Start looking at where your time is going.
- Sometimes this means creating a log.
- Check in and ask how you feel during each chunk of time.
- Now write down your perfect day and compare.
- Start looking at where your time is going.
- What’s your perspective on productivity?
- She doesn’t believe in productivity for productivity’s sake.
- Busy is not where we want to live our lives.
- We need rest, we’re not computers.
- Learn to be more efficient so you have more gaps in your day.
- Having time to take a nap or read a book seems hard to understand, but we should all have time for that.
- How are you able to fit your business into 15 hours a week?
- She is not supporting herself on her income from her business.
- She spends about half of her time doing marketing tasks.
- Her admin time is very efficient and she does 2 hours a week doing emails and social media promotion.
- How has your business changed as your daughter has grown?
- When her daughter was younger she did freelance writing instead of client work.
- Do you have any tips for self-care?
- She recommends making a list of the things that make you feel good or lose track of time, excited, or grounded.
- What works for you when it comes to self-care doesn’t have to be what works for others.
- If you’re feeling “off” in your parenting, it means whatever gets your feet back under you.
- Think about self-care as what we to prevent things from getting critical.
- Have you introduced self-care concepts to your daughter?
- She hasn’t been overt about it, but she talks to her about what she needs right now.
- She’s gotten good about listening to what her body needs.
- Talk about awareness of the body.
- A lot of us are disconnected from our body.
- Dona’s daughter is noticing things about her body and questioning it.
- Checking in with yourself is a powerful thing.
- If you want to teach these skills to your kid, ask some simple questions.
- Talk about making a self-care list.
- Things that I could do in 15 minutes.
- Things that calm me when kids are pushing your buttons.
- Put your self-care items where they’re easy to get to.
Doña is a coach, mama, and artist. She works primarily with creative entrepreneurs who want to do meaningful work and also be awesome moms. They want to get out from under the guilt and overwhelm and find a little space for themselves again – but it feels impossible to balance all the pieces. She brings her skills as a coach and a project manager to the table through 1:1 coaching to help them focus their time, attention and energy so they can confidently pursue their passions, make a difference in the world AND be present and engaged moms.
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About The Host
Meg Brunson has been marketing to moms for over 7 years. She is the founder and CEO of EIEIO Marketing, a digital marketing agency focused on Facebook Marketing for family-focused businesses.
Meg is also a former Facebook employee with a passion for helping bootstrapped businesses figure out Facebook so that they can promote like the pros! She left the 9-5 in 2017, so that she could be the mom she wanted to be to her 4 young daughters.
After helping her daughter launch her first business, Storytime With Kiki, at the age of 10, Meg began hosting the FamilyPreneur Podcast: an interview-style podcast for parent entrepreneurs, raising entrepreneurial children.