welcome to the free mama


I’m so glad you stumbled across my blog! If you’re a working mom who wants to create a home-based business to enjoy a successful career without compromising time with your family, you’ve come to the right place. I believe entrepreneurship is the solution for ambitious moms to have it all.

Why free?

I walked away from a good job with great benefits to start my own business – The Free Mama, LLC. 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 business goals, to set work hours that work 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 I wanted to work for myself. 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.

My Hopes For You

Throughout this blog you will find stories from my journey through entrepreneurship and motherhood. I also feature other moms pursuing their passions while raising a family. Hopefully from our experiences you will be inspired to get started building a business and start living a life you love!