Mom Boss Monday (Chelsey Collins)Jan 25, 2021
This weekly blog post highlights women who are successfully running their online business while managing a household to #NormalizeTheShitShow that comes with the territory of “doing it all”.
These moms are going to share the messy side of running their biz & raising kids, what a typical day in the life looks like (does this even exist?!), how they deal with mom guilt and SO MUCH MORE!
You're getting a sneak peek into what their life looks like so you don't have to feel bad when you haven't bathed your kids in weeks & they have avocado in their hair as they lay in their crib (guilty 🙋🏼♀️).
This week we’re hanging out with Chelsey Collins of Double Eight Design Studio.
Explain what you do & who you service in your business.
I help small businesses develop a brand with confidence and without the agency headache. I guide you through the ins and outs of branding and make it easy for you.
How many kids do you have? What are their ages?
I have a 7-year-old son named Liam.
What makes you unique as a mom & business owner?
I'm a nerd when it comes to branding and social media design. I love diving deep into a brainstorm session or anything to help someone get through the branding process.
What's the hardest part of running your business and being a mom?
Time management is always an issue when it comes to juggling work and family. Some days, I’m a rock star at it and I get through the day just coasting. Then, there are other days when it’s a struggle and nothing goes my way with my schedule.
What is one "messy" thing about being a mom/biz owner that you would never share in public?
For me, it’s the sacrifices that I make on both sides. There are business opportunities that I may miss out on due to being a mom and needing to be there for my son. There are also family opportunities that I may miss out on due to wanting to be the best small business owner and grow my business.
What does a "typical" day look like for you (I know this doesn't exist but let's pretend).
8:00-9:00am - I start my mornings getting my son set up for school or taking some time to myself. (depending on whether or not I have my son that week)
10:00am-12:00pm - My late mornings are all about client work and catching up on emails. Invoices and proposals are sent out too.
1:00-5:00pm - My afternoons/evenings are when I do work for my business on the back end. I’ll create social media content, email marketing content, my marketing materials, and any coordinating graphics.
My days outside of business are littered with appointments to get pampered, go to doctor check ups, and workout sessions.
Do you ever feel mom guilt?
Yes! Absolutely! I feel guilty about not spending as much time with my son and working. However, when I think about it, I realize everything I’m doing with my business is for my son and to give him an amazing life. I overcame my own guilt by taking the weekends off to really spend quality time with my son and our family.
What's your favorite thing about being a mom/biz owner?
I love the freedom it gives me. Even though I’m working a lot and not spending a ton of time with my son during work days, I still get to work in my home around my son. I get to take my breaks with my son. It also gives me freedom to travel whenever I want to, which I love.
What's ONE piece of advice would you give to other moms in the entrepreneurial space?
Take a leap towards your dreams no matter if it’s one step at a time or one giant leap. Do it all for your kids so that they can see what a strong and confident mama you are.
Hang out with Chelsey online!
Instagram (She's most active here)
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