Podcast Episode: What Kids Think About Working Parents

Have you ever wondered what you running your small business is like for your kids? Well, on the podcast today I’ll be interviewing my daughter, Claire, to find out what she thinks about it. I did a Facebook live with her a few months ago, where she explained her feelings about being the child of a mother who owns a small business. It was massively popular and loads of people commented and asked if they could hear it again. So I thought that this would really be a great opportunity to re-interview her on a more public platform. Listen in today to find out Claire’s opinion about growing up with her Mom running a cake business!  

Claire is seventeen and fabulous! On the show today, I will be asking her some in-depth questions about the kinds of things that people have been asking me- and also about the stuff that I really want to know. Claire is one of my triplets and the reason that I’m interviewing her, and not the other two, is simply because she’s the only one of my three kids who was actually willing to be interviewed. And she’s also the more outspoken one of the three. She’s very open, honest, and willing to share her story, so listen in today to find out what she has to say!

Show Highlights:

  • The benefits of having a Mom who runs her own business.
  • The worst part of having a working Mom.
  • This is the last year for a while that I’ll be traveling around to teach my live classes in-person. I’ve agreed to stay at home next year, to support my kids through their last year of school.
  • If you travel for your work, make sure that your kids are okay with it and be sure to always be home for the important days, like your kids’ birthdays or family get-togethers.
  • Claire found it fun, as a kid, to be brought into the business to do some ‘work’.
  • The joys of cleaning dishes with an industrial dishwasher.
  • The mommy-guilt that comes from running a small business when you have kids.
  • Take the time to really listen to your kids and ask them if they’re okay with what you’re doing.
  • It’s okay to not have it together all the time or to need to take a break sometimes.
  • Don’t make promises that you can’t deliver on- or lie, or pretend that things are better than they really are. Kids are not stupid!
  • Claire’s take on progress with gender equality and working women. (Google: The Invisible Burden https://pickanytwo.net/the-invisible-burden-that-leaves-moms-drained/)
  • Make sure that you raise your kids to not only be good people at home but everywhere in life.
  • A family is a community, so kids need to learn to take responsibility and do chores. 
  • Claire describes her ultimate dream cake that I have to make personally.

 

This year I will be traveling to the USA, Canada, the UK, and Israel to teach my live classes in person. To find out more, go to www.bizbakeontour.com

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