Like in every business, there are ups and downs, and this is how that pivotal moment looked for me: at 2am one night, I found myself crying on the closet floor. I cried because I was exhausted from staying up late to get things done, after caring for a toddler and a newborn and the house and the pets during the day (my husband was working long shifts, our families lived hours away, we had no nanny, no housekeepers or gardeners). I also cried because I battled postpartum depression. And I cried because I knew things shouldn't be that hard. So, I let go of the VBM business.