Mompreneur is not a word found in the dictionary.  At least, it’s not in the dusty old tome on my bookshelf.  It isn’t even in a couple of the online dictionaries I rely on.

A mompreneur (sometimes spelled momepreneur) is a mother who does a balancing act of being a mother and an entrepreneur.

That makes sense, and I know a few that would fit in this category. 

So, my faithful followers of, what are your thoughts on this?

Is a mom who sells from the home in this definition, as well as someone who runs a storefront business?

There is also a term dadpreneur—do you think this should be?

Here are a few blogs on the topic of mompreneuring:

Also, read this post on the hardest thing(s) about being a mompreneur  from the Aspiring Clean Freak


4 responses to “Mompreneur?

  1. I linked over from the Aspiring Clean Freak blog, where I found myself nodding in agreement of her assessment that all moms work hard – whatever titles they have claimed or been stamped with – curious what you had to say about the word “mompreneurs.”
    Since my husband’s definition of a “real job” involves 9-5 type hours and a paycheck signed by someone else, I define mompreneur as one who is trying to make a living outside that definition. That can be anything from free-lance writer to Avon sales.
    What made me nearly snort was “dadpreneur.” And then I wondered why that sounded so ironic… Why doesn’t just plain “entrepreneur” apply to women too?

  2. Hi Jane Thanks for the comment. I was somewhat taken aback by the dadpreneur too. My friend @bjsmith on Twitter has this reply to the blog post:
    In past 24 hours, I’ve also come across wordpreneur, sociopreneur and several others. I promise to never use any of them again.

    I told him the other one is entremaute. That is someone who sells BS.

  3. I think the hardest part of ‘mompreneurship’ is getting folks to appreciate that when you are working at your business, you are not on duty as a parent and vice versa. I work during the hours my kids are at school and it is always a challenge to keep from hurting friends’ and family’s feelings when I don’t always answer the phone during true worktime.

    Getting some understanding, much less respect for your schedule is challenging in an already challenging juggle of roles.

    For more on this: check out: Not Supermom

    Would Love to know how other mompreneurs feel about this- check me out and comment at

    Thanks for the opportunity to comment!

  4. Thanks for reading and replying Lauren.