This is my best list of resources for busy working moms. Most of these tangible resources I have used or they have come highly recommended to me by other moms. Affiliate links are included below for products and those are only for products which I have personally used and love. I created this list to save you time, enjoy!
I wrote it for busy moms who want to start their own online business but have no idea HOW to start. It’s based on my experience as a corporate mom who struggled after returning from maternity leave 3 years ago. I wanted to take my corporate skills and create my own online business so I could have the flexibility to balance work and family a little bit better.
I finally quit my corporate job in January and became completely self-employed in August. I broke down how I started my own business into 12 easy to follow steps that can be completed in 45 days.
This book is for any mom who wants to take her passion and skills and turn them into a profitable business. I cover actionable steps related to tracking finances, handling taxes, deciding on a business structure, practical time management strategies for building a business while still having time for your family, and much more!
EASY BUDGET AND FINANCIAL PLANNING FOR BUSY FAMILIES
I recently put together the system I use to manage our family finances in Google. It’s called the Easy Budget and Financial Planning Spreadsheet for Busy Families and it’s basically what I live and breathe by with making financial decisions quickly and easily for our family! I include a 22-minute video showing how to set it up and use it to make monthly bill paying and projecting out your financial cash flow super easy!
AMAZON 30-day free trial of Amazon Prime, a huge timesaver for working moms with 2-day free shipping + many more benefits!
WEGMANS for those of you in the Northeast, most amazing grocery store ever!
SMALL BUSINESS MATERNITY LEAVE POLICY & LAWS is a guide that provides information about what is expected of companies for maternity leave policies under the Family and Medical Leave Act and also the practices for small business owners.
THE WORK AT HOME WOMAN is an extremely helpful site for moms looking to transition from corporate to a work-from-home job.
THE WORK AT HOME WIFE is another great resource for work-at-home jobs!
EBATES is a cash back website that pays you to shop through their links. With over 1,800 retailers, this site acts as a portal to each store giving you coupons, promotions, and cash back on all your purchases. The best part, it saves you several trips to the store!
MAYBROOKS a site for flexible work options and helpful resources for women looking to find flexibility in their careers.
FLEXJOBS is a paid membership site for people looking for flexible work options.
WORKING MOMS AGAINST GUILT an amazing site for working mom resources and I am lucky enough to be a contributor!
THRIVE MOMMA Elaine gives unlimited resources for new mommas returning to work from maternity leave!
WORKING MOMS ABOUT.COM Liz writes about topics that impact working moms and issues that matter.
BREADWINNING MAMA written by another awesome working mom.
WORKING MOM MAGIC ditto.
MOMSRISING resources for getting involved to make a difference for women’s rights.
THE AMERICAN OPPORTUNITY AGENDA: EXPAND PAID FAMILY AND MEDICAL LEAVE know your rights!
NATIONAL PARTNERSHIP FOR WOMEN & FAMILIES get involved!
For a detailed list of my favorite Podcasts for women entrpreneurs check out: 5 Must Listen Podcasts for Women Entrepreneurs
#GIRLBOSS by Sophia Amoruso is an empowering book for young women, Sophia documents her journey from an eBay store into a fashion empire.
THRIVE by Arianna Huffington
GOOD TO GREAT by Jim Collins a classic business book about leadership.
BIG MAGIC by Elizabeth Gilbert
THE LIFE-CHANGING MAGIC OF TIDYING UP by Marie Kondo people swear by her organizational method, a good read for busy moms.
LEAN IN by Sheryl Sandberg I am not a fan of what the book says but I feel it’s an important book for working moms to read to be educated on the issues surrounding our career path as a mom.
POTTY TRAIN IN A WEEKEND by Becky Mansfield is an extremely useful resource for potty training advice.