Have you ever wondered why a mom would start a business? Are you curious about what is running through their mind? The Globe and Mail recently broke down those reasons into seven main categories.

I can’t bear to leave the kids, and we need the cash

For some women, being available to their children is a long-standing dream. These mompreneurs tend to start their businesses so that they can afford to be home with the kids.

I want to be home with the kids, but my brain needs more

Maybe you’ve already made the decision and the necessary financial arrangements to be home with the kids, but you somehow feel that you need to be engaged in something besides motherhood.

I need to pay my bills

Either by necessity or by choice, some mompreneurs are born out of the need or desire for money.

Click here for four more reasons.

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