Remember the Alice Cooper song, “School’s Out”? The lyrics are running through my mind as I write this article. The last bell rang, the kids are running through the house at all hours of the day and their summer camps are spread all across town. My schedule has become a mere shadow of the nice, tidy, organized days I experience September through May. Sound familiar? I’m finding this is true for many women entrepreneurs so today’s article offers a few coping strategies when summer arrives and suddenly it feels like your schedule has been hijacked.
1. Organize a Co-Op – Every woman in your neighborhood is going through the same shock to her calendar (I promise) so why not get a group of women organized to support one another this summer? For example, you could take the kids in the co-op to the park one afternoon or morning per week and have two other moms share the additional two days. This means you get two days with dedicated time to work on your business and enjoy time with your children as well.