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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.

Yes, You Do Need a Business Plan

Your ability to succeed as a work at home business owner depends on your business plan. A business plan is to your work at home business as a foundation is to your house. Your house’s foundation holds everything together while providing support. Likewise, your business plan will tie in all the various arms of your operation. A good plan will help you to meet your goals.

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.

10 Kitchen Tools That Save Time and Money

Nothing beats a home cooked meal! The taste, price, and nutritional quality are unmatched by restaurants, fast food joints, and even prepackaged grocery store offerings. The problem is cooking from scratch can be time-consuming. Thankfully, there are a number of kitchen gadgets on the market designed to make meal prep easier than ever! Here are the best kitchen tools to save time and money in your household.

Starting A Home Business

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Why We’ve Chosen to Homeschool

We’re often asked why we homeschool our children. Here are some of the main reasons this decision has been one of the best ones we’ve made for our family.

Learning to Love Your Family: Reflections on Titus 2

Loving your family isn’t something that will come naturally to you. This is a skill that comes as the result of following sound, Biblical principles. Here are some reflections on Loving Your Family according to Titus 2 based on what I’ve learned thus far in my own marriage.

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.

Estate Planning 101

When you hear the term “estate”, do you instantly associate it with something only the wealthy have? If so, you are mistaken, mama! Everyone has an estate.

Safeguard Your Online Business by Performing Due Diligence

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How to Reenter the Workforce After Being a Stay At Home Mom

It’s not impossible to reenter the workforce after an extended absence due to motherhood, but you will require a solid strategy. Being a Stay At Home Mom is one of the most challenging and most rewarding jobs in the world, but potential employers won’t see it that way.

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.

7 Ways to Transition from SAHM to WAHM

You’re officially in business – Congrats! Winning your first client or contract is the milestone that officially marks the beginning of your transition from SAHM to WAHM. But it’ll take a little more adjustment than that to make your new reality a success. Here are a few of the lifestyle changes you should make to support your new endeavor.

Retirement Planning for Stay At Home Moms

When’s the last time you heard the words “retirement planning” and “stay at home mom” in the same sentence? If this is the first time you’ve encountered those concepts in the same thought, you’re not alone.

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.

7 Must-Have Insurance Policies to Safeguard Your Family

When I was a single young woman supporting myself post-university, paying for insurance was the bane of my existence. It seemed so unnecessary and so expensive.

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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