Hello! Thank you for stopping by Redefining Mom™!
My name is Monica and I live in Buffalo, NY with my husband and our 4-year-old daughter. We are currently expecting our second baby in the Spring of 2018!
First and foremost, I am a wife and a mom. After 11 years in Corporate America, working in Channel Marketing for a Fortune 100 company, I quit my corporate job in January 2016 to work for a small company where I negotiated flexible benefits.
In August 2016, I turned my blog into a business and started working for myself full-time!
I teach mom entrepreneurs how to ditch their 9-5 careers and turn their professional skills and/or passions into an online business! My course is called Busy Moms Building: 12 Steps to Running Your Own Online Business for Busy Moms. In the course, I teach busy moms how to build their own online businesses while balancing work and family at the same time. I don’t believe that women have to choose between their careers and family. You can have anything you set your mind to.
I am a working mom and that is something I take a lot of pride in.
Redefining Mom came about after one too many google searches I made in the early months of my daughter’s life that resembled something like: balancing work and being mom, mom guilt, jobs for stay at home moms
In other words, I felt a bit desperate and I decided to start my own blog because it would be a good way to connect with other women experiencing the same feelings. In July 2013, Redefining Mom was born and since then I have met so many wonderful (and powerful) working moms! It has also allowed me to write for one of the most popular working mom blogs on the internet, Working Moms Against Guilt.
My mission is to empower women to build thriving online businesses that fit their family values.
Now that I am four years into this mom-gig, I have found a chaotic balance and stopped worrying about if working is the right decision for me because it is. That is not to say it isn’t hard or that I never experience guilt, I’ve just learned how to cope better. I truly do believe I am happiest when I am challenging myself in difficult ways and that includes excelling in my career while being an awesome mom.
Since I help working moms transition from their professional careers into a flexible schedule with their own online business, I think it’s important to provide you with information regarding my qualifications.
I’d love for you to check out a recent article I wrote about the realities of running an online business from home: What No One Tells You About Blogging and Motherhood
I’ve created a Facebook support group for moms who are currently building their own online businesses and I’d love for you to join: Busy Moms Building Facebook Group
I often do Facebook Lives inside the group so you can get to know me better. One of my favorite videos is where I talked about my background and how I can help you succeed online. I’m posting it here because I feel it will help you get to know me better. Plus it’s raw and authentic… no makeup and my hair isn’t done… oh, my!
Phew! Enough about me. What about you? Come join our Facebook group so we can get to know each other!
The Best of Redefining Mom
Blogging/Online Business Basics
Busy Moms Building Online Businesses — a free 7-day email course to help you start your own online business!
Advanced Online Business Tips
Time Management Tips for Moms