Honestly…who isn’t inspired by a talented, working mom!? Any business owner knows how crazy it can be to run a company as is. Throw in a screaming kid in there who needs to be fed, clothed, and entertained the majority of the day, it’s exhausting just thinking about it! That’s a huge reason why we decided to start highlighting working moms on Inspired by This. We know lots of women, especially in the wedding and lifestyle industry, who have started having kids all while running amazing, creative, inspiring businesses. Monika Hibbs from The Doctor’s Closet is one of those incredible working moms!
Monika is a blogger that writes about everything from fashion to home decor, beauty, baby, and living a healthy lifestyle. She also owns a super cute shop where she has tons of amazing (and sparkly) products. We’re dying to get our hands on some of the gold goodies she has in there! Today we’re peeking into how her life has changed since baby Liam entered the picture and how she’s learning to balance being both a mom and an entrepreneur. Welcome to the life of a working mom!
Name: Monika Hibbs
Company: The Doctor’s Closet & SHOPbymonika.com
Location: Vancouver Canada
Kids: Liam Romeo, 9 months
What does a typical day in your position look like?
Wake up, coffee, morning cuddles with Liam, catch up on email, do some blogging, work on SHOPbymonika, play with Liam, feed Liam, chase Liam, some more emails, fill SHOPbymonika orders from that day…more coffee 🙂 Every day same routine, probably different order. I try to fit some exercise in there too! 🙂
How do you balance being a working mom?
I really depend on those two long naps during the day! That’s my time where I can buckle down and catch up on everything. A schedule is key for me, I can get my work done and still have fun with Liam.
Has there ever been a breaking point when you didn’t think you could do both? What got you through?
Haha, yes many! I’m pretty good with managing my hard days but when I can’t take it anymore I’ll call my husband and say “Please come home…I’m running on empty and need help”. He’s so great with helping me and taking a load off my place. Both with Liam and my business.
What is your favorite part about your job?
I love being in control with what’s going to happen next. Being able to experiment with new ideas and products. It really allows me to think out of the box.
What is your favorite part about being a mom?
The JOY! I honestly can’t believe how much joy Liam brings into our home. Even at a moment of breakdown and exhaustion a little smile or giggle pushes it all aside.
What you wanted to be when you grew up: Doctor
Beauty secret: Eye cream and moisturizer
Celebrity Crush: George Clooney
Secret talent: I don’t think I have one… a little secret of mine is I can’t wink though.
I can’t live without: My little family of three… okay and my phone.
Don’t forget to stop by SHOPbymonika.com! She has lots of pink and gold goodies in there that are perfect for Valentine’s Day!