One of our newer members, Lucy Quiroz, from the Donegal Women in Business Network, tells us 4 REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD BECOME A “MUMPRENEUR” NOW!


A ‘mumpreneur’ is a mum and entrepreneur, and they’re taking overo. Why? The widespread use of the internet. Today, technology is opening new doors. The internet is connecting the world, and mothers are embracing the possibility of self-employment online.


With the continued emergence of even more new web-based services, more mums are working from home on their own terms. The internet is giving new tools to stay-at-home mums to help them create profitable businesses, and enjoy more opportunities to spend time with their families.

It is now! 


Have you been thinking about  starting your own stay-at-home mum journey?



If you are not sure, let’s explore 4 reasons why you should consider becoming a ‘mumpreneur’.


As a mumpreneur, you can work when and where you want. This was one of the biggest factors that influenced my stay-at-home mum journey. I don’t have a close-by family who can look after my daughter, I couldn’t afford daycare so I need to be at home.

Being my own boss allowed me to be totally flexible with my working hours. Being a self-employed mum offers you the flexibility and autonomy you need to accommodate your children’s schedules. However, being a mumpreneur requires some long working days/nights, as well as preparation and ambition. As a mumpreneur you become a master at time management. You’ll make the most of your days because time is precious. 



As a mumpreneur you will have the opportunity to work in a field you actually enjoy, one that you are passionate about. You won’t mind working long hours because at the end, you not only know it’s worth the extra income but you’ll be earning for your family.


Working from home as a stay-at-home mum will increase your levels of satisfaction. Research has shown that there is a direct link between personal satisfaction and happiness. As a mumpreneur you know that you are utilising all your amazing skills, not just as a mum, but as a professional too. You are doing what you are passionate about and achieving results, and this is going to help you be happier. This happiness and satisfaction will fulfill your life as a mumpreneur, as a result you will always give the best to your family and business.


I think that becoming a mother sparked something inside me that made me see the world in a different way. I became almost a new person. I found a cooler, faster, wiser Lucy within me. I realised I can survive with just 4 hours of sleep. I became an expert at planning and managing. A mumpreneur takes these skills and applies them to her business in a whole new way. A working stay-at-home mum creates effective processes to keep everything under control: the house, the kids, your life, and even the life of your partner.


Being a mumpreneur is a joyful journey. Remember that the path to becoming self-employed has never been more wide open. Start your working stay-at-home mum journey with realistic expectations, and remember to have faith in yourself. What are your passions? How can you use the internet in your favour? 




If you have any questions or would like to know about how to start your mumpreneur journey you can email me at hola@lucyquiroz.com or if you would like to know more about me and what I do please visit www.lucyquiroz.com. Let’s connect on Instagram where I share actionable marketing strategies for mum at @lucyquirozg