“A funny thing happened after I had my first kid—my income doubled.”

Being a Mom Has Made Me Rich

A funny thing happened after I had my first kid—my income doubled.

I had taken time off work for a couple months after Evan was born, and wanted badly to phase back into a work routine. But I also knew that my new life as a mother had changed things. Whatever I pursued needed to offer more flexibility and independence than my previous experiences.

That changed my priorities. I wanted to take on only the projects that interested me, offered a higher return on my time invested, and benefited our family. And while I can’t prove it scientifically, I firmly believe that this new way of thinking about work—essentially, the new outlook I got from becoming a mom—has made me richer.

In my case, the answer was to launch a podcast—which, it turns out, has delivered a healthy profit. But that’s just one example of how my decisions go these days.

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