063: What to Do When the Passion for the Career You Once Loved, Dies | Monica Froese

You don’t have to choose between a career and your family, you can define your life on your own terms 

[Monica Froese]

Before becoming a parent, you had your life pretty-much sorted. That included forging a career you loved and worked hard to excel in. You assumed your baby would just slot effortlessly into life as you knew it. Why wouldn’t you? After all, you’re completely in control of the world you built. Right?

In today’s episode of Mum-to-Mum Monday we’ll be talking about what happens when your children come along, and with them the realisation that you suddenly hate your career. The life goals and achievements you used to be so passionate about just don’t seem to matter anymore. 

My guest today is SuperMum, Monica Froese.

Monica lives in Buffalo, New York with her husband and 4 year old daughter, Lydia. Following a traumatic delivery experience, and dealing with the repercussions that followed, Monica found her priorities and goals had been turned upside down. The corporate career and business travel that she once loved were no longer enjoyable or fulfilling once her daughter came along.

Her despondence with family-friendly workplace policies led her to the US White House, where she discussed the concerns of many working mums with Obama’s senior advisors. She even met the President himself.

However, still disillusioned, Monica wasn’t willing to accept this as her new normal. Instead, she and her husband forged a strategy so that she could leave the corporate world behind and start an online business from home.  Monica now helps other mums throw away the guilt, and empowers them to build an online business that brings her flexibility and fulfilment.

Today Monica will help you understand whether working from home really is the ticket to freedom that you think it is, and if so, how to make the transition from being employed to being your own boss. She’ll talk about finding the balance between work and family, staying motivated in your new day-job, and how to effectively manage your time around your work and your children.

I am so happy to have Monica on my show today as she’ll help you consider whether a work from home life really is for you. We’ll hear about her practical resources for setting up an online business and she’ll walk you through her formula to success.

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In this episode, we talk about:

  • How Monica found herself at the White House speaking on behalf of working parents, and all thanks to a humble blog
  • How to communicate your ‘radical’ new idea to your husband to get him fully on board with your new venture
  • Transitioning from a steady and secure corporate career to the unknown waters of working from home
  • Staying motivated now you no longer have a boss breathing down your neck and important deadlines to meet
  • Managing routines during working hours and balancing family and work life so neither suffers.
  • The 3 vital components, and a complete walk through, of Monica’s Busy Moms Building™ online course


 Hope you enjoy todays show!


Tell me what you think?

Did your feelings towards your career change once your children came along? Did the passion for work suddenly die once you had a baby in your arms? Have you done anything about it?

If you want to leave a comment for Monica, we’d love you to come and say hello.

Now, Go Conquer Motherhood!

Lisa York x

Show Notes:


MONICA’S FREE E-COURSE: Busy Moms Building Online Businesses: 12 steps to running your home online business for busy moms

RESOURCE: Trello: Web-based project management application


PSSST, IS IT JUST ME? Thanks to Monica’s daughter Lydia, age 4 from Buffalo, New York

If you would like your little one to feature at the end of my show, find out how here

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Lisa York

Lisa believes a happy mum brings up happy kids who become happy adults. With four children aged 7, 6, 4 and 2, finding time for herself is an ongoing challenge. But she’s trying.

Lisa lives with her family in Canberra, Australia.

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  1. Lisa York | SuperMum
    Lisa York | SuperMum says:

    Did your feelings towards your career change once your children came along?
    Did the passion for work suddenly die once you had a baby in your arms?
    Have you done anything about it?

    Monica and I would love to hear from you.


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