#iHOPE (Hands on Parent while Earning) through Entrepreneurship

We all have hopes and dreams and one of the things that I hoped for exactly three years ago was to be a Hands-on-Parent. Why exactly three years ago? Because on July 2012, I found out out I was pregnant. It was a different feeling — a great and incomparable feeling to realize that you’re bringing in life to this world. I know that I have young readers and believe me, when you get to that point, you’ll remember this article and say, shucks, she was right! haha! You really can’t compare the feeling the you feel when you find out you’re pregnant and especially that feeling you feel when you see the baby for the first time to anything else.

When I found out I was pregnant, that was the time when I made the huge decision that I wanted to be a Hands on Parent while Earning (HOPE). I wanted to be there with my daughter during her formative years. I wanted her to grow up with the right values and these would be that values that we parents have shared. I used to think that the greatest fear I would have as a parent is not having enough to put her through school, but now, the greatest fear that I have is if she grows us to be a kind-hearted, independent and happy individual. Now, thinking about that is something that I’m scared about, because with money, you can find ways and means to solve that problem. When it comes to teaching values though, that I find to be more challenging. The question that ran through my mind during the time before I decided to take the leap was how can I teach her and be effective in sharing my values if most of the time, I’m not there with her? My  work before really required me to be out a lot of times. Plus, the stress that I got from it made me think that I would be so tired and won’t be mentally “present” when I talk to her at night.

Fast forward to today, after almost three years as a hands-on-parent while earning, I think I did the right thing and made the right decision. Now, I have a business (actually, businesses… haha!) and at the same time, I get to spend time with my daughter whenever I want to. When I was invited by Teresa, my good friend who came up with this idea of the HOPE summit to be one of the speakers, I immediately said yes. I said yes because jumping into being an entrepreneur is challenging and having a support system and having someone to talk to is crucial.


I said yes because I want to share how we, as a couple, made it work as hands-on-parents while earning as an entrepreneur and as an employee (for my husband). I also want to share the challenges that we faced. My talk will focus more though about being a hands-on-parent / entrepreneur.

I’d like to know more about what you want to hear from me, so please feel free to leave your comments below. I haven’t created my presentation for this because I wanted to answer real questions from real parents. Please let me know what you want to learn from this talk.

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If you want to hear more from me and from other hands-on-parents, sign up for my friend, Teresa’s summit. You can check out the details in this link: http://www.fulllifecube.com/hope-summit-2015/

Please please let me know what your questions are and leave it at the comment section below! Thanks a lot!

Hands-on Parent while Earning

We all have days when we we feel like we can conquer the world. It doesn’t matter how old you are or if you’re a man or a woman, a dad or a mom. I, too, have dreams for my family and achieving dreams don’t come easy. There are a lot of times when you can’t sleep at night — either because you have so many amazing plans that you want to implement, but just don’t know how to use it, or you are literally going insane as to where to get the next month’s rent or where to get the money that you need for the tuition fee for your child. We’ve all gone through that.

Hands-On Parent

For everyone, especially for parents (since they are now responsible for their child’s future), a big challenge is really trying to build a happy home where their children would grow up to be stable and independent adults. Their wish is for their children never to worry about the things that they worried about — to have secure, stable and happy future where dreams are more achievable. And we know that time passes by quickly, so we want to achieve these dreams that we have for them while still enjoying the ride and keeping all these memories in our hearts.

I don’t know if you have seen this video, but it literally brought me to tears. I very much could relate to their story!

You sometimes forget how important you are to your family especially when you focus on the daily grind of things that help you earn. Oftentimes, we feel tired and depressed and we wonder how other hands-on parents do it.

Do you aspire to be a hands-on parent while contributing to the family income? Are you tired of missing your child/children’s milestones because of your work/business? Do you long to witness your child/children’s milestones and make money at the same time? Do you ache to bond with your child/children but could not, because you are too busy at work or in your business? Do you want to spend quality time with your child/children without worrying or stressing about your work or business while you are with your child/children? Do you want to know how you can be a hands-on parent even when you feel that you don’t have enough time in your hands to make that happen? Do you want to learn how to achieve balance in juggling your time between being a parent and an employee/freelancer/entrepreneur?

To learn more about how to do these and more, I’d like to share with you the program of my dear friend, Teresa Gumap-as Dumadag. Her program is called iHOPE COACHING PROGRAM: The 3-Step Success System To Become A Hands-On Parent while Earning.

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To know more about the program, please go to this page: http://www.fulllifecube.com/ihope-coaching-program/ The FB page is https://www.facebook.com/HandsOnParentwhileEarning

Remember that you are not alone. There are a lot of people that can help you achieve your goals. If you need help in starting your business, do leave a comment below and we can help you build a business and help achieve your goals. Or, you can also email me at ginger@mommyginger.com 🙂