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Boss Mom Of The Week: Jaclyn Mellone

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Jaclyn Mellone is the mama behind the Chasing Dreams and Littles Incubator,  a monthly membership for mama business owners to grow their dream business that allows them to work less and live more!

One unique part about Jaclyn’s story is that she built a thriving community and business all from Instagram. She is now the go-to-gal for helping online business owners build an engaged community and Instagram sales funnel.

 

Her motto is, the juggle is real! Through her Facebook group, insanely interactive Instagram, and tight-knit Incubator, and one to one consulting, she’s here to help, share, inspire, laugh, cry, and shake up your approach to juggling family, home and business.

 

photo credit: Meg Mosher Photography

photo credit: Meg Mosher Photography

When she’s not working with a group of amazing mamas or geeking out over Instagram, Jaclyn is most likely making a mess in the kitchen with her almost-3-year old Eleanor on her hip, sneaking time in with her hubs after bedtime, or listening to podcasts while doing the dishes. Ohh ya, and impatiently waiting to find out the gender of baby #2, due early in the summer of 2016! #thejuggleisreal

 

Jaclyn Family PicJaclyn Mellone is our Boss Mom of the Week because she’s passionate about helping other business moms know that not only is the juggle real, but it is possible business and do motherhood well.  She’s the ultimate Boss Mom.

 

We sent Jaclyn our favorite questions… we love knowing the answers to these, and we hope you do to! Affiliate links present.

 

What is your go to quick to make dinner for your family? This time of year its all about the crock pot for me! I love to make chicken and rice soup or turkey chili with homemade beer bread (only 4 ingredients!). And I always make way way way too much so I can eat the  leftovers for lunch the rest of the week.

 

Tell us your favorite blog to read, podcast to listen to, or Instagram account to follow and why you love them so much!

 

I was podcast obsessed long before I had my own podcast! (Boss Mom here… you guys, check out Jaclyn’s podcast with her cohost Jessica Stansberry. It’s called All Up In Your Lady Business and it’s great!) Of course I’m a huge fan of the Boss-Mom podcast! Lately I’ve been hooked on Adrienne Dorison’s podcast The School of Self Mastery. I have so many takeaways after each episode I’m always inspired to jump into a project and implement!

 

What are you reading?

 

During my first trimester I basically stopped reading along with everything else that wasn’t completely necessary. At the time, I just couldn’t focus and would fall asleep immediately if I even attempted. When I read, I get beyond inspired and my mind just overflows with ideas and creativity. Looking back, I think my subconscious was trying to save me from my own mind! Between trying to stay awake and throwing up everyday, I was having a hard enough time keeping my businesses afloat and taking care of my family.

 

Speaking of which, did I mention I’m Italian? I have that talent that has been passed down from generations of being able to answer a question that only requires a one word answer, with a couple of paragraphs!

 

So this past month, now that I am out of the first trimester and finally  feeling like myself again, I am making up for lost time! I just finished The Big Leap by Gay Hendricks and Tribes by Seth Godin. I highly recommend The Big Leap, it forced me to ask myself some hard questions and dig deep to discover my own “upper limits”. I love Seth Godin, but sadly don’t recommend Tribes, I think when it first came out it was probably ground breaking. I was hoping he was going to dive deep into creating and leading tribes, but really its just a book to inspire people to become leaders. So for me, it was just a lot of preaching to the choir. I just started reading the Ask Formula which is all about how and what to ask your audience to find out what they want. My head is about to explode with ideas! Stay tuned…

 

What is one thing you love doing that is really just for you?

 

 In this age of social media and texting, I still LOVE talking on the phone with friends and family. I find random pockets of time, but whether its trading toddler meltdown stories with one of my best friends from college, business brainstorming with one of my *new* friends I’ve met online (yes I know how completely strange that sounds) or just chatting with my mom about the craziness of the day, these conversations are what keep me going!

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