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Mompreneurs!

My friend, Nita, recently sent me an article on “Mompreneurs”, which I thought was interesting.

http://www.inc.com/patricia-fletcher/why-you-need-mompreneurs.html

I don’t agree with everything in the article, especially, ““We have learned that mompreneurs offer amazing talent, skills, and experience in exchange for being willing to work for less than equally-qualified professionals.”  I don’t think she was meaning to say that moms can be taken advantage of in the workplace, but that’s how it comes off.  What I think the article’s author and interviewees meant to say was written a few paragraphs down:  “Mompreneurs are looking to work, but do not want the constraints of the office jobs they left when they decided to stay home and take care of their children. They are more likely to be willing to forgo large salaries for the chance to grow their own part of your business in a way that makes sense for them. They bring a lot of experience from their previous work lives and from running their households (mini-businesses!).  They are hungry and they don’t waste time.”

Nita sent me this article because I’ve been writing books while I also have two kids under three yrs old.  (I’m not sure if she knew I also continue to work as a consultant full-time.)  But she counted me as one of these “mompreneurs”, and for the most part, I think it’s true.

If you’re a mom and writer, do you think the term “mompreneur” applies to you?  Do you think writing is “entrepreneurship”?

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