Enjoy this guest post from member Kristin Mastre on how Cohere Coworking Community gave her much needed balance between being a stay at home mom and a small business owner.
Having my cake and eating it too.
The other day, my kids and I were attending a birthday party for one of my older son’s preschool friends. As the kids were running around jumping in bounce houses and sliding down slides, another mom and I had a chance to chat.
“Congrats on all of the progress you’ve made with work! You deserve it. You’ve worked really hard. There are quite a few moms around town who are envious that you have it all. You have a balance of staying at home, but still working in a career both at the same time. A lot of people wish they could do the same.”
It was an incredibly flattering compliment, and it wouldn’t have gotten it without the help from my membership at Cohere, where I can live that double life while night coworking. I do have a great balance with home and work. I get to take my boys to everything they want to do – karate classes, attend school field trips and park days; I also plan meetings, collaborate and grow my business and passion.
I get to have my cake and eat it too.
Being a work-at-home-mom is isolating and frustrating, often times feeling like you’re talking to yourself (or the walls). When I was at my lowest point in motherhood, I joined a moms group and became an active member, essentially saving my sanity. When becoming an entrepreneur, it seemed like a natural step to join Cohere to network with other Fort Collins professionals.
Fortunately, Cohere had the perfect membership for me where I could still keep my flexible work-at-home lifestyle and cowork with other local freelancers at the same time. It’s great! One night a week I leave the boys at home with their dad so they can have “boys party”, watching movies and eating popcorn. They enjoy sharing their special bonding time together. I get to pack up and head off to Cohere where I get an incredible amount of work done while forming business relationships that are taking my career to the next level.
Without my membership at Cohere, my business growth would take a lot longer, not having those vital professional connections. Also, my kids would be missing out on some important one-on-one time with their dad. We really do have the perfect balance that way and it wasn’t difficult to obtain, thanks to night coworking at Cohere!
Try out a free night of coworking any Wednesday on us!