welcome to the free mama

I’m so glad you stumbled across my corner of the world! If you’re a mom who wants to make money from home to enjoy a successful career without compromising time with your family, you’ve come to the right place.

Why free?

I walked away from a good job with great benefits to start freelancing. But why? Growing up with entrepreneurial parents, I had always considered what it would be like to work for myself someday. If I’m honest, the risk of it all completely freaked me out. What if I couldn’t make ends meet? What if I disappointed someone? What if I failed? What if?

After I became a mom and returned to the workforce, I was thrilled to be able to continue to grow professionally while learning the ropes as a new parent. But the older my kids got, the more I began to resent working for someone else who told me where to be and at what time and what my goals should be. Each day I felt more and more guilty about being a grumpy parent by the time I got home from work and my husband who felt nearly invisible as he slipped to the bottom of my priorities list.

This wasn’t what I wanted my life to look like. I wanted the freedom to be at classroom parties, to prep dinner and fold laundry before my kids {and I} reach meltdown mode, and to occasionally surprise my husband at work with lunch. I wanted the freedom to determine my own goals, to set working hours that worked for me and my family, and to work from wherever I wanted.

why free

Around the time my son turned one, I had this light-bulb moment while driving home from work. I realized that all of the ‘what ifs’ had continued to fill my mind, because I hadn’t yet identified the reason why it was so important for me to make money from home. A reason that was so incredibly and tear-jerkingly worth it that I’d be willing to do whatever it takes to not fail. Frantically I wrote it down on a notepad I keep in my car between stop lights:

  1. I want the freedom to work for myself, from my home, for my own dreams.
  2. I want more free time to spend with my family, my friends, and myself.
  3. I want to help other moms find a way to do it, too.

Simply put: I want the freedom to do what I want, when I want and with whom I want. The best part about my ‘why’ is that I’m willing to work for it!This mama knows that freedom doesn’t come, well, for free. (Anyone who tells you they’re making money from home without putting in any effort is totally lying!)

The truth about making money from home

Before I left my job, I tried everything…

I started with network marketing, but I was putting in a ton of effort and seeing very little profit in return. And then I was supposed to recruit people to join me on this “profitable” venture? No, thank you.

So I moved on to blogging, but again it was time consuming and the money was very inconsistent. I wanted to make more money while working less…

It wasn’t until I discovered freelancing that I knew the life I imagined for myself was possible. Finally an opportunity where I’d actually be free….I wouldn’t share my profits with a company and I wouldn’t have to wait months or even years to start making money!

It wasn’t always smooth sailing… I went through some highs and lows, but over my first year  I uncovered the right way to freelance from home, surpassed my previous 9-5 income and benefits, and did it while working half the time with a baby on my lap! (I have the photos to prove it.)

The free mama movement

That’s precisely why I created The Free Mama Movement. I want all mamas to know that there is a way to make money from home without selling to friends and family, recruiting team members, blogging for years on end, or worse – all of those horrible scams out there preying on mamas!

I want you to know that you  don’t have to bid on projects or hunt for clients…you don’t have to end up working more than you did in your 9-5….you can always know where your next paycheck is coming from….and you’ll actually be able to spend more time doing the things you love.

So if you’ve ever felt:

Desperate to quit your job…

Overwhelmed by everything on your plate…

Lost in this whole work/life balance thing…

Stressed you’re not contributing enough to your family financially…

Guilty as a mom…

Overworked at a job you don’t really love…

You are in the right place.