Activities on inspiration

  • Being a business mum has to be the most fulfilling lifestyle in the world! We’re doing what we love to do and looking after the precious people we’ve brought into this world. Or so the story goes…

    While images of wiping floors and cleaning baby bums before donning on a business suit and flying out to launch a creative product might seem like the ideal balance that satisfies the “business” and the “mum” in us, we know that for the most part reality plays out differently. We are plagued by guilt when away and by a sense of missing out when at h...

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  • Petra Monaco  |  @petramonaco  |  PetraMonaco.com

    I was raised in foster care since I was 2 years old. During that time, I lived in two group homes and one foster family. During that time, I experienced physical, emotional and sexual abuse by the people who were supposed to love and take care of me. I became a rebellious adolescent and tried to fit in with the wrong crowd. At the age of 16, I emancipated and moved in with my biological mother and worked as a veterinarian assistant. I moved to the US from Germany when I was 18.

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  • The balancing act of being a parent and running a business is hard work especially when you have young children. So there are bound to be days when everything can be overwhelming and doubts can surface. On days when I’m having trouble seeing the cup half full rather than half empty, I quickly remind myself that all I need is a good dose of motivation and spend a few minutes googling for words of wisdom from now successful women who have previously treaded the same difficult path as me.

    As a mother in business, I derive inspiration from all the little things my life can of...

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