MYDOMAINE one of my favorite sites came out with an article recently about 4 stylish moms who are “mom-preneurs.” Mothers who are entrepreneurs, thus, mom-preneurs.
They were asked about how they juggle their time between their work and taking care of their families, about motherhood, etc.
While I was reading it, it was so close to home for me. I was able to relate to what they were saying. Being a mother and at the same time an entrepreneur myself.
So, I decided to feature it here in my blog and answered the same questions that these mom-preneurs were asked.
Tina Tagle is someone who looks good all the time. She’s the epitome of elegance and good taste. She loves dressing up and believes that accessories can make or break an outfit.
She has been a housewife for more than 20 years. Taking care of her kids is her top priority. When her kids left for college and found herself with nothing to do she decided to do what she loves the most.
Willow Jewelry was born.
She is a mother to her 3 grown up kids Vinny, Vito & Claudia. And she has been a blogger since early 2000.
“I was born to be a mother. My world revolves around my children. I cannot see myself doing anything else aside from being a mother. I love being a mother. I love being “their” mother. My kids will always be my top priority, ever.”
On the work/life juggle:
“When I decided to become an entrepreneur all my kids were all off to college. At that time Vinny was taking his post graduate studies in London School of Economics, Vito was attending university in University of British Columbia in Vancouver and Claudia, my youngest and my only girl was in Ateneo de Manila University taking up Psychology.
So, there was not much to juggle. I was able to focus on my business and my blog. Since Claudia was the only one studying here in Manila, she was the only one I had to think about on a daily basis.
On a regular day the only thing I do is cook for her. She doesn’t want our cook to prepare her food, she wants me to cook for her. And since she was already in college and had a life of her own, I gave her a little freedom but I made sure that her driver was always with her. I made sure, too, that we have lunch every Sunday. Sundays was our time together and catch up on each other.
While my boys (Vinny in London and Vito in Vancouver), we were always in contact thru Skype and Facetime on different time zones.
Other than that my time was solely on my business. It was something which was new to me and I had so much to learn.”
On being a mom-preneur:
“What I love the most is I am able to work from home. I have all the time to check on my household staff and I’m able to take care of everything in my house while I am working.
My time is flexible and I work even on week ends. Being the owner and an entrepreneur was something new to me. It was a role that I had to learn from scratch.”
Advice for the entrepreneurial moms:
“Don’t give yourself limits. Have a solid business plan and make sure you carry through. Work hard and apply the right work ethics so your employees will respect you more.