Boss Mom Spotlight – Kim Brame
We want you to meet Kim Brame –
Kim Brame is a Capacity Coach & Consultant | Enterprising Homeschool Mom. Kim is a former social service worker, homeschool mom, entrepreneur, freelance teacher, children’s book author, coach, mom of 4 boys, and wife of 18 years. She created Enterprising Homeschool Mom to help moms create capacity for their well-being, family, and business, so they can build what they want without breaking.
Share a bit about your Boss Mom journey:
I became an entrepreneur because I was at home with the kids, but I was yearning for a creative outlet. I wanted to use my gifts, talents, and skills that felt trapped inside of me. Plus, I desired to relieve the financial weight that my husband was carrying as the sole provider.
Before that, I worked in social services during and after college. I graduated with a bachelor of arts in Sociology and African American Studies. Once I became pregnant with our first child in 2005, it didn’t make financial sense to pay for child care and go back to work on my salary.
It became clear that I wouldn’t be going back to work, so I needed to figure out how to make money at home. I was on the struggle bus as my family grew. Each time I thought I had things figured out, we were expecting a baby.
One of the first businesses my husband and I started was buying real estate properties and rehabbing them for rental income. He did the rehab work while I did most of the property management. I self-published a children’s book titled My ABC & Color Bible Book during this time. I’ve done health & wellness coaching and taught group fitness dance classes. Over the past few years, I began freelancing as an online English As a Second Language Teacher to students in China.
I decided to pivot my coaching business to help homeschool moms after the pandemic. I started homeschooling my children in the fall of 2011. Moms desiring to homeschool have come to me over the years to help them get started with homeschool, but it was never a service that I actively marketed to anyone.
Since the pandemic started, my social media inbox started to involve more questions about homeschooling and a lot less about health & wellness. Many moms wanted to homeschool their children, but they wanted to know how to get started. Some were also concerned about losing their identity as a working mom and their family’s income to stay afloat.
Since I had used creative ways to make money from home, I decided to create Enterprising Homeschool Mom so that moms who desire to homeschool their child(ren) could do it in a way that fits their goals and lifestyle. I also teach people how to keep homeschool simple yet effective, so everyone in the household can have time to cultivate their passions, including you.
Helping moms became a passion of mine because, like so many boss-moms, I struggled with the strain of prioritizing myself, family, business, relationships, plus homeschool.
I use my experience to help moms not to feel overwhelmed or stuck as I did. It is not hard to start to feel like a victim to your circumstances, stop taking action on your goals, and feel like you will prioritize your dreams when the kids grow up.
Now I truly realize that it is better to add a few bricks a day, even if it takes longer to build your dream, than not add any bricks at all. Therefore, I want to use my coaching and consulting to empower and guide homeschool moms to design a homeschool and business that fits their goals and lifestyle. Then they can build without breaking and have the breakthrough that they desire.
What makes you excited about becoming a Boss Mom of the Week?
I’m excited because being the boss mom of the week gives more moms the opportunity to see that they don’t have to put their gifts, talents, and skills on the shelf if they decide to homeschool their child(ren). It exposes more moms to the possibility of educating their children while feeling the fulfillment of adding income to their household too.
One piece of advice for moms who are starting a business
I would encourage you to move at the speed that fits your needs and don’t compare your journey to others.
Where do you go for inspiration?
I go to podcasts for inspiration. That’s how I found Boss Mom.
What are you currently reading or listening to (podcasts, books, blogs etc)?
I’m currently reading Your Message Matters by Johnathan Milligan
I want to live in a world where…
Homeschooling and having a business co-exist cohesively and instinctively.
This is what I know to be true…
Complete clarity never comes until you start taking action. You will never really know what the next step should be in a process until you take the first one.
One thing you can’t live without…
On a spiritual level, I would have to say my relationship with God, because it keeps me grounded and sane. Otherwise, I would say my morning cup of coffee with coconut palm sugar and coconut milk, because it gets me going and I seriously need help in the morning. lol
What is the big milestone that you are hitting that you are celebrating?
I will be officially launching the Enterprising Homeschool Mom Podcast on 2/9/21
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