Nursing Mothers' Blog

    From the Founder: Balancing Family and BeliBea

    Working mommies have one of the hardest jobs on the planet, and that is balancing time between their families and their careers. 

    When I started developing BeliBea, I knew it would be difficult to juggle, but little did I know how hard it would sometimes be. I wanted to share with you all a bit about my personal journey as a “mompreneur,” as I know many of you wonderful women fight the same battles that I do on a daily basis.

    My husband and my babies, from the moment my first was born, have always and will always be my greatest joys. No matter what else life brings to me, I am first and foremost a wife and mother and am beyond passionate about my family.

    At the same time, I also am devoted to making my business successful in order to provide for my family. BeliBea has been inspired by my extremely rewarding, albeit sometimes difficult, journey nursing my own children, so I feel an immense connection to it and to helping other women going through the same things. 

    As my journey as a working mommy has progressed, I’ve slowly adapted and learned ways to balance both, although I don’t think it will ever be easy.

    I often let my kids help with some of my professional tasks to make them feel involved, and they’re just thrilled to be helping "mommy work on her bras"! They love organizing paperwork and "taping" shipping boxes. It is nice to have them with me as they see the work involved in developing a product that provides comfort and relief for other mommies. My husband is also an integral part of my business, and is actually the brilliant mind behind the first BeliBea prototype! It’s great to work with my partner and best friend.

    I’ve also *tried* to block off specific time for both professional and personal tasks, which does make it much easier to dedicate my whole self during those moments so I’m not feeling guilty or preoccupied all the time.  ** BUT, the reality is, this is a constant struggle **

    Working mommies, I’d love to hear from you! What helps you balance family and career? 

    I know the road is sometimes tough, but you’re not alone. Remember that you are brave and strong, and we’re in this together!

    – Melissa Holland, BeliBea founder and president (edited)