The Detailed Diary Podcast

Reflecting on My First Year Being a New Mom While Running a Business

October 04, 2023 Danielle Holleran | Entrepreneur, Small Business Mentor, Mompreneur Episode 141
The Detailed Diary Podcast
Reflecting on My First Year Being a New Mom While Running a Business
Show Notes

Being a new mom can be an emotional rollercoaster, filled with both challenges and joys. The sleepless nights, the constant care, the overwhelming love, and the added weight of ensuring your mental well-being can sometimes feel like too much.

As someone who balances the demands of motherhood with running a small business, I deeply understand the pressure of wanting to do it all.

In this episode, I share my personal experience of returning to work post-maternity leave, the mental toll it took on me, and the challenges of finding balance. Through all the ups and downs, the support of my loved ones and the precious moments with Carter have been my pillars of strength.

And I know you’ve all had those days: sometimes you feel invincible, like a supermom and a business powerhouse rolled into one. On other days, you're just hoping to make it through without any hiccups.

Just know that you're not in this alone, and that every one of us faces these ebbs and flows.

So to all the new moms, especially those managing a small business and striving for balance, this episode is dedicated to you!


In this episode, we cover:

  • Navigating those tough first months back at work after maternity leave
  • Why putting yourself first and focusing on mental wellness isn't selfish—it's essential
  • The mental strain of balancing business and motherhood
  • Feeling the pinch: How the changing economy impacts small business owners and adds to the mental load
  • The importance of seeking help and setting boundaries
  • How external pressures and expectations can increase feelings of inadequacy
  • That mompreneur guilt: The tug-of-war between business goals and baby time
  • Major transitions and adjustments I had to make in both my personal and professional life post-baby
  • The freedom in letting go (and yes, it feels pretty darn good!) and trusting the process
  • A sneak peek into this week’s Patreon


🌟 Special Announcement! 🌟
I've designed a special sweatshirt just for you amazing moms out there! With "You're doing great, Mama" embroidered in white on the front and a motivational "Keep going" on the sleeve, it's a cozy reminder that you've got this, no matter what the day brings. You can find it on the Details and Swirls website in the merch section HERE.

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