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Getting Real About Motherhood and the WAHM lifestyle with Autumn Colon

Autumn Colon discusses the work she does as the founder, editor, and chief content creator for She’s A Wreck. Discover how this mama balances her responsibilities as a wife and parent while changing the conversation surrounding motherhood, mental health, and self-care.

What’s Being a Mother Really Like?

Out of all the words you could use to describe motherhood, “easy” is certainly not one of them. Raising up the next generation is a rollercoaster of a challenge. Unfortunately, many of us feel that we can’t be honest about our experiences because of the constant cultural attacks waged on moms. 

It’s Okay to Be A W.R.E.C.K.

Enter Autumn Colon. Autumn is doing her part to highlight the reality of motherhood through her platform She’s A Wreck. Within the She’s A Wreck community, you can find stories from real moms who’ve triumphed over mental health struggles and who have learned how to prioritize their self-care while serving their families.

Autumn is a fellow work at home mom with a growing media empire. She graciously took the time to answer a few questions about how to thrive as a wife, mother, and businesswoman. Let Autumn’s words inspire you to begin your own journey as a W.R.E.C.K.!

Autumn Colon discusses the work she does as the founder, editor, and chief content creator for She’s A Wreck. Discover how this mama balances her responsibilities as a wife and parent while changing the conversation surrounding motherhood, mental health, and self-care.

“Self-care is never selfish.” – Autumn Colon

From Bread Baker to Bread Maker

In this free course, I’ll show you how to jumpstart your transition from stay at home mom to work at home mom. You’ll receive valuable insights and resources right in your inbox. Get started now!

Get To Know Autumn

I really love the work Autumn is doing and it’s my pleasure to feature her here on Savvy Mocha Mama. Let Autumn’s words inspire you to begin your own journey as a W.R.E.C.K.!

 

Will you please introduce yourself to the Savvy Mocha Mama Community?

Hey! I’m L. Autumn Colon, editor and digital content creator of She’s A Wreck. I am a NYC wife and mama to two beautiful children. 

As a full-time work at home mom, I hope to provide a voice to the realities of motherhood, mental health, and self-care.

I use my voice to inspire moms and all women to pour more into themselves by drawing from my own personal experiences.

When Frugality Goes Wrong – My MVNO Experiment

I do my best to be a good steward of our family finances. This means always being on the lookout for ways to trim the fat from our budget while beefing up our savings. Sometimes, my experiments in frugality pay off. Other times, they go horribly wrong. When I set out to save money on our phone service with an MVNO, I ended up saving a penny only to lose a dollar.

Why You Need a Mentor to Change Your Life

A good mentor will challenge your beliefs about yourself and help you to discover the path to get from where you are now to where you want to be. Their wisdom, tough love, and encouragement are the catalysts that spark powerful transformation in your life as they provide you with support.

The Baby Gear You Actually Need (When to Invest and When to Save!)

Preparing to welcome a new baby is a surreal time of eager anticipation and dreaming of a beautiful future with your precious little one. It’s also a real drain on your finances.

Are You a Broke Stay At Home Mom? Redeem Your Financial Future Now

Are you a broke stay at home mom barely scraping by? You need sufficient funds in order to live a good quality of life. When money is short, your financial decisions must be weighed more carefully.

21 Reflections On My Work At Home Mom (WAHM) Journey

Becoming a Work At Home Mom (WAHM) is one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. It’s a blessing to be present with my family while pursuing entrepreneurship. From the beginning, choosing to work has been about much more than money. Working at home has been a challenging endeavor that has helped me to rediscover who I am. Recently, I spent some time reflecting on exactly how my life has changed since I began this journey. Here are a few of the realizations I had.

Launch From Scratch – Essential Business Tools

In order to successfully run a home business, you need the right tools. In part 6 of the Launch From Scratch series, I’m sharing my favorite business tools that I use daily to make my home business hum.

How to Survive as a Work At Home Mom to Young Children

When people find out that I’m a writer with two children under 5 at home, the first question they ask is, “How do you get everything done?” My response is always the same: A hearty laugh and a single word that sums it all up, “Carefully.” And that’s what it all comes down to for all WAHMs.

5 Strategies to Pay Your Child’s College Tuition

Education is the key to opening doors of opportunity, but the rising costs of college can be a deterrent for parents who may not be able to afford financing tuition to the tune of tens of thousands of dollars each year.

How to be a Productive WAHM During Your First Trimester

Running a successful home business from home during your first trimester of pregnancy is challenging, but not impossible! Follow these 9 tips to remain productive during this special time in your life.

Do It Like Buzzfeed: Captivate Your Audience with Quizzes

Quizzes are a fun and engaging way to perform the market research you need to create loyal customers. Use Interact to create your own lead generating quiz.

How to Teach Chores to Your Children

When you teach chores to your child, use it as a fun bonding opportunity! Start your chore lessons as early as possible with your children so that they become accustomed to doing them. Teaching simple, consistent, step-by-step lessons will help your children to develop a variety of skills while having fun making memories with you.

Keeping Love Alive: Introducing the Love Nudge app!

Ever feel like your relationship has gone flabby? Tone it up with LoveNudge, the fitness app for relationships!

How to Create Your Business Website the Easy Way

If you’re serious about making money online, you’ve got to take care of the first step: build your own website. There are hundreds of ways to earn legitimate income online, but there is only one way to build a solid foundation for an online business.

Whether you want to make money blogging, selling physical products, or offering services, investing in your own website is key to being taken seriously and having complete control over your business destiny.

Why Working as a Virtual Assistant is the Perfect SAHM Side Hustle

Hey, mamas! Life is too precious and your time is too valuable to waste it by earning chump change. If you’re sick of plugging away at surveys and micro tasks, it’s time to launch a real business (not that MLM your cousin’s neighbor’s best friend keeps pestering you to join!) As a virtual assistant, YOU make the rules. Work as much or as little as you please with clients who are the right fit for your personality and skillset. Discover how to earn $25+/hour from day ONE and scale your efforts into the business you’ve been longing to create (no babysitter required!)

7 Smart Money Moves for New Moms

Out of all the time I invested in poring over reviews for baby gear, dreaming up the perfect nursery color scheme, and imagining the absolute best future for my child, I overlooked a key aspect of providing a secure life. I’m talking about long-term financial security.

How was She’s A Wreck born?

She’s A Wreck was born after thinking about my situation at the time and how I felt I could use my voice in the motherhood space.

 

I was working 10 hour days, raising my family, struggling with anxiety, and working hard in my marriage. But I was the happiuest I had been in 10 years. I had begun practicing more on loving myself first.

 

Some days, I was a wreck. Other days, I was a Woman Rediscovering and Embracing Change & Knowledge (W.R.E.C.K.)

 

There were so many women online asking for parenting tips and I had stories to tell. So, I knew I had to follow my heart and use my passion for writing to share these experiences, tips, hacks, and strategies I had.

 

What is the single most important lesson you’ve learned since going into business for yourself?

  1. One of the most important lessons I’ve learned is when you love what you do, it won’t ever feel like work.

     

    Sure, there will be days when you are tired and you need a break. However, I always look forward to Mondays!

What has been the biggest game-changer for your blog?

Pinterest!

What does a typical day in your business look like?

In the mornings, I like to go over my content calendar and my checklist.

 

I tackle the biggest goal first, whether that be a new blog post, pitching a new brand, or filming a tutorial. I make sure to take on the biggest goal up front so it sets the tone for my day.

 

My daily tasks usually consist of:

 

  • pitching brands
  • making site changes as needed
  • posting in blogging support groups
  • promoting my blog on social media
  • pinning on Pinterest
  • drafting new content

 

 

 

Fill in the blank: self-care is_________

Never selfish.

What is the most useful business advice you’ve ever received?

Be clear with your vision and brand.

When you’re not busy taking adorable snaps of your family for Instagram and writing uplifting content on your blog, where can we find you?

You can find me on:

 

She’s A Wreck – the blog

She’s A Wreck – Instagram

She’s A Wreck – Pinterest

She’s A Wreck – Twitter

L. Autumn Colon

L. Autumn Colon

Editor and Digital Content Creator, She's A Wreck

“When you love what you do, it won’t ever feel like work.”

Have a Story to Share?

If you’re a stay at home mom or work at home mom with a story to share about balancing your responsibilities and your self-care, let’s chat about featuring your voice here on Savvy Mocha Mama.

Autumn Colon discusses the work she does as the founder, editor, and chief content creator for She’s A Wreck. Discover how this mama balances her responsibilities as a wife and parent while changing the conversation surrounding motherhood, mental health, and self-care.

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