On today's episode I'm interviewing Kendra Hennessy, a home management expert and positive motherhood enthusiast.

Kendra is a podcast host and founder of Mother like a Boss, where she helps busy modern moms become homemakerish. Her mission is to redefine homemaking in the 21st century and make the difficult and tedious parts of running your home smoother through systems, routines and mindset shifts. She lives in upstate NY with her husband Adam and their two spunky kiddos, Ava and Everett. Kendra is a Girl Scout co-leader, a coffee junkie and can usually be found in her off time binge watching The Office. She loves giving support and encouragement to the moms of the world and giving them the confidence they need to enjoy life as a mother.

In this episode you'll hear:

  • How Kendra went from running her own cleaning business as a new mom to a successful online business owner that helps moms run their households everyday.

  • All about Kendra’s unique take on the modern mom and modern homemaking and how she helps moms who are looking for a way to enjoy motherhood and enjoy their homes a little bit more. Kendra likes to make the components of home management much easier for moms and by doing that, it enables moms to delegate more.

  • How Kendra’s number one tip to moms and business owners is to not be afraid to ask for and accept more help in their lives.

    • “Women in general do not ask for help nearly as often as they should because we have these ‘superhero complexes’ and we think, especially as moms, we're just going to do everything. So the main tip that I can give is to ask for and accept as much help as possible.”

  • About all the different courses Kendra has created on her website, but outside of that, the amazing community of women and moms she has cultivated that spend their days uplifting and encouraging each other in their day-to-day lives.

  • How Kendra teaches that if you have systems in place, it can really remove some of the stress, anxiety, and feelings of inadequacy most moms feel daily.

    • “The reason that I felt inadequate was because I was trying to be everything to everyone and then you end up being nothing to no one. I was literally trying to go in every different direction-- I wanted to have this perfect home that was run really well, I wanted to have this great business, and I wanted to hire employees; but the truth was I couldn't do any of that because I had absolutely no systems in place. I think that mirrors people's businesses quite a bit because they start out okay and things are going well, but then maybe they start to make more money and things are changing and they realize they had no systems in place. If you don't have any systems then you're going to go down very, very fast.”


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