It’s certainly not easy being a mom. It’s also hardly child’s play to run your own, home-based business. So why then do some moms combine the two? Lots of moms have become “mompreneurs” which is a blending of the words “mom” and “entrepreneur”. They run their own business or perhaps even a blog 🙂 while performing all the domestic chores normally expected of a mom, with or without the help of a partner.
Taking a break from being a mom is crucial, and taking a break from being a mompreneur is even more so. Becoming overwhelmed by work is a huge cause of stress and typically results in a loss of enthusiasm. It also leads to irritability and increases the chances of otherwise avoidable arguments. All this will have an impact on those important areas of your life – your relationships with your loved ones and the smooth running of your business. I am fortunate to count several mompreneurs as friends and they can certainly attest to this.
I am all about taking a break, recharging your batteries and allowing yourself to step away from life and it’s responsibilities for a bit. Here are a few ideas of where busy mompreneurs (and their families) can go when in need of a change of scenery. Our neighbor to the south offers some wonderful places to explore and discover (not just Walt Disney World I am told 🙂 ). I hope to get to one of these soon!
All moms will love a stroll down the Paseo del Rio, which is the most visited attraction in San Antonio, and is probably one of the most visited attractions in the whole of Texas. The Paseo del Rio winds along the San Antonio River and then through the center of the city itself. It connects the San Antonio Museum of Art and the Brackenridge Park, both of which are well worth a look. You can check out the street performers while enjoying a meal at one of the multitude of amazing restaurants. Conclude your short break with a trip to Six Flags, SeaWorld or even the Alamo.
This little-known area of Florida wins plaudits for its sandy beaches and tranquillity when compared to the likes of Orlando or Miami. You can take a brief diversion to Gatorbeach where you’ll get to say hi to a few alligators as well as learning about the area’s wonderful wildlife. If you like to feel the blood pumping through your veins, there’s Big Kahuna’s Water and Adventure Park complete with water rides and slides. If you’re a poker buff, you might fancy a trip to the World Poker Tour‘s event in Jacksonville.
Celebrate the heritage of the old Wild West by saddling up at the Tanque Verde Ranch. You’ll be able to explore the desert on one of the ranch’s many horses with tips from experienced wranglers. If you take your children along the ranch has daily kids teaching programs for riders of all ages and abilities. You don’t have to worry about getting saddle-sore as there’s plenty to do, including hiking, swimming and biking, plus basketball and tennis courts.
Here you can be educated at colonial Williamsburg, entertained at one of the area’s many golf courses, or excited at the thrill-a-second Busch Gardens. There’s also the Kingsmill Resort, which includes a kids camp. The best thing of all is the Kids Night Out, where the kids can tuck into a pizza at a party while you and your partner enjoy a romantic dinner at any one of the resort’s six fine restaurants. Now that sounds pretty good!
Are you a “mompreneur”? If so, have you taken a break lately? Where are you most likely to visit from these four fabulous options?