Mompreneur, Amanda Battles, Empire Life Magazine Creative Director, Owner of House of Battles and Mom to the kindhearted Kingston and magnificent Mason.
On being a mom…
“Being a mother is the hardest job I’ve ever done, but it’s the most rewarding. Being a mother is the biggest test of your character, resilience and patience. Your children are a reflection of yourself thus they are constant reminders of your goals, ambitions and legacy. Everyday I walk out into the world with that mind. They drive me to be a better woman and role model. They drive me to show them that the world is there’s to conquer. By being a great example for my two growing Black boys, I know my influence with touch many other black boys and girls that m
y sons will one day interact with. I strongly believe that our children are the gift to the world because they will go out and build upon our legacies and create something new to benefit generations to come. There are no words for my love admiration for my sons! I’m blessed to have created two beautiful little people. I look forward to continuing to guide them into manhood..”
Motherhood in her eyes…
“Motherhood in my eyes is the most important job in the world. You guide the minds of the future.”
On her mom…
“My mother is the epitome of a selfless woman. My mother’s resilience against adversity is unlike anyone I’ve ever known. I model my strength, determination and compassion after her. My mother worked her way up from a clerk in the Foreign Exchange Department of First Chicago Bank to now a Lead Accountant for Illinois Housing Development Authority. She’s also a advocate for Children and Adults born with Autism. She is also a entrepreneur leading the association to support the parents of Autistic children as my younger brother is Autistic. She’s a true inspiration.”
Advice for mothers who wish to build their empire..
“My advice would be to plan early and plan often! Organization is key to running a successful business/ family schedule and will allow flexibility for a good work/life balance. My biggest tool is blocking my time by the hour in my calendar. Also, know you can’t be everywhere at once so it’s okay to say no sometimes. Prioritize with family in mind because they should always come first, that’s one of the benefits to being an entrepreneur. Working for someone else doesn’t give you that flexibility.”