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3 tips for acing biz calls around kids

Posted at 1:39 PM, Aug 25, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-25 15:44:14-04

According to a recent report, WOMEN are the primary or sole breadwinner in 40% of households with children, nationally. And just because school is starting, doesn't mean the kids will be out of the house, giving us mamas some time to work on our businesses!

Crystalee Beck is one of these awesome working moms who runs not just one, but two companies. One of them is The Mama Ladder®, which "empowers women to make massive impact at the intersection of mamahood and entrepreneurship."

So it seemed fitting to ask CEO, mom-preneuer and parent of little kids how to have a successful business call - and come off as professional - when you're working from home and the kids are around! Lucky for us, she shared her top tips!

1) Set boundaries with kids. Be clear on when you need space to talk to someone.

2) Schedule calls in ideal times for YOU. Do not open your calendar when you know you will need to be making breakfast. Pick specific times in your week that you will accept calls.

3) Be honest upfront. No need to ever hide or feel embarrassed about being a mom. Own it. Be open about it and set expectations at the start of the call.

Do you run a business, and need support being a boss while being a mom? Crystalee leads regular workshops, retreats and mama-preneuer networking/support groups. Find it all at!