Moms in Business Learn to
Balance It All with Grace and Ease
By Megan Davis
The Truth Contributor
a mother and you are running a business, you’re a mompreneur.
If you are a mompreneur, then you are also walking a
tightrope of deadlines and goals while juggling parenting
duties with a smile. The family crowds around you for a
moment to get permission for this, help with that, hot
meals, clean laundry, counseling, financial support and a
personal cheering squad. In addition, your daughter may need
a makeup artist,
Shasta Hill, Bry Ziegler, Lladheena Shabazz, Sheila Speights
and D’Amber Barrett
son may need a coach, another a seamstress or beautician.
WIth all of these duties as a mother, one may find it hard
to take time for running a business. Scheduling meetings,
client appointments, production, promotions, and accounting
is all a part of entrepreneurship and balancing these tasks,
with the duties of motherhood gracefully, is difficult to
to imagine, indeed, but it is possible. This was Moms in
Business’ vision in hosting their first women’s conference,
“Balancing it all with grace and ease,” on May 6 at the RFS
event center in downtown Toledo. Though there was rain on
that day, inside were women radiating with pride near their
booths, showcasing their businesses. Guests enjoyed a lovely
spread of refreshments was provided by The Olive Garden, and
the venue was decorated for the occasion.
Zeigler is the visionary behind Moms In Business and the
conference. A mother of two, a human resources manager and
student at the University of Toledo, Zeigler wanted to have
an open discussion
amongst like minded aspiring and current entrepreneur
mothers willing to share their success stories, give tips
keynote address was given by Sheila Speights, community
relations rep for Buckeye Health Plan. The panelists
included Lladheena Shabazz, Tiara Armstrong, Shasta Hill and
D’Amber Barrett who shared their experiences with finding
balance, managing schedules, and even dealing with
challenges in a graceful way. Some of the panelists also
have full time jobs while establishing or managing their
businesses. Guests could ask questions and receive answers
from the panelists, and there was an opportunity to support
the women owned businesses represented in the vendor area.
Attendees also were entered to win raffle prizes and
networked with the mompreneurs.
more about Moms In Business and how you can connect for
support, contact Moms Toledo on Facebook or, Bry Zeigler
via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.