About Kristie

for websiteMy Story – Where My Dream Began

Since you’re reading this, we most likely have the same ambition…to be a successful work at home mom!  My dream to become a successful work at home mom began in 2004.  At the time, I was a stay at home mom of two beautiful angels. Brittani was three and Landon was one. From the outside, it looked like I had it all, a beautiful house, nice cars, I was home full time with my kids, my husband made really good money with his business, it appeared that my life was on easy street.  But that was the complete opposite of what was actually happening on the inside.  I was in a very unacceptable and unsafe marriage and I was pretty broken down. I was trapped financially but most of all emotionally. I needed to find financial independence and make a positive change for my kids and I.  It was so very important to me that my kids grow up in a positive and safe environment. So I started looking for a “Plan B”. I needed to make money but I also wanted to continue being home with my kids.  The only option….become a successful work at home mom!  And I’d love to say bringing this successful work at home mom dream to fruition was easy, but it wasn’t.  I searched long and hard through ALL the junk on the internet and almost gave up.

The Fork in the Road

I finally found my answer about two years later in January of 2006. I came across an ad for a home business but I was extremely skeptical. For the next four months, that ad kept slapping me right in the face.  I stopped and stared at the ad that spoke of “Financial Freedom from Home.”  The word that stuck out to me the most was “Freedom.”  I felt in my heart at that moment that I hit a fork in the road and that my decision here would either make or break me.  That’s when I decided to request some information.  My mentor called me and I got started on the spot.  I stayed up ALL night long doing the training and started working the next day. I had found my PLAN B!  Working at home has changed my life!  I look at myself now and I’m not even the same person I was seven years ago. I have grown so much personally. I have conquered so many fears from from being a wife in fear, having a huge phone fear, having a leading a conference call fear, having a talk on stage fear, etc. All that is GONE!  Focusing on WHY I needed to work from home kept a FIRE lit inside of me to keep pressing forward and facing every fear.  And here are my beautiful WHYs:

   

My Journey to a Positive Change

My work at home journey has been amazing but it has not always been easy. My first year working at home was the worst AND best year of my life. I faced a very hard time in my life but made a decision to STAND UP AND FIGHT rather than falling down!  I went through a very nasty divorce, was literally scared into moving out of my house, my daughter had to switch schools and I had to get a full time JOB and put my little boy in daycare for the first time in his life. Up until I was able to replace that income and come home full time, my days went a little something like this. I would wake up at 5:00am, get everyone up and out to school. I had to peel a screaming three year old off of me every morning at daycare. His arms would be reaching out to me and he would scream over and over again “mommy no go.”  Then I would sit in traffic for an hour and a half just to get to work by 8:00. I would work my business on my fifteen minute breaks, my 30 minute lunch breaks and my hour and a half drive home in traffic. I would get home by 6:30, see my kids for an hour and a half, put them to bed and start working my business again until about midnight, sometimes later. Then I would wake up and start all over again. Was it hard work? Absolutely! Did I fall asleep on my computer some nights? Absolutely! Did my house get messy? Absolutely!  Did I feel guilty about not spending a lot of time with my kids? Absolutely!  Did I ever wonder if I was doing the right thing? Absolutely NOT! 

I KNEW that finding success at home was going to make a HUGE difference in my family’s life and that it was going to bring me home again! I knew my situation was only temporary!! Making sacrifices for a year to come home versus working at a JOB for 40 more years was the best decision I have ever made in my entire life!!! My kids have a full time “happy” mommy again! A full time mommy with a full time work from home income! And that is an incredible blessing!  If someone would have told me seven years ago that I would be a Top Producer in the work at home industry earning not only a six figure income from home but earning MANY Top Producers trips and a brand new Cadillac CTS, I wouldn’t have believed it.  It’s amazing what you can accomplish when you take the leap of faith and just go for it! 

My Vision…and What’s in it for YOU!

I now have the best of both worlds, a career and the ability to be the mom I’ve always wanted to be. I have built a very successful business from home and am SO grateful for that. However, I continue to see many moms out there struggling to find work at home success! My passion is to help ALL moms, that want to, become successful WAHMs! That is my purpose and mission of this blog!  I have a lot of work at home knowledge and have helped MANY reach success as well.  I feel a huge calling to share what I know with all aspiring and existing work at home moms.  I will be sharing work at home ideas, tools to help you succeed and inspiration to keep you on track on your journey! And if you’ve ever worked at home, you know that there is SO much more to it than that. We have to balance everything!!! We have to take care of the family, cook, budget, the whole nine yards. We have to be Savvy Moms!  With that being said, you will also find coupons/freebies, recipes, work/life balance tips on top of all the work at home goodies you will receive.

Be sure to “Like” my page on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/TheSavvyWAHMom to stay connected!

Looking forward to connecting with you and helping YOU find success at home!

Many blessings,


16 thoughts on “About Kristie

  1. Kristie, that piece is very inspiring and will help many doubters out there. I know Janie is very proud of you. You’ve helped many, worked hard, love what you do and have created a lovely life for your family. Many would say you can now sit back, relax and watch the world go by. Somehow that doesn’t sound like you though. Thanks for your help and what you give back. God Bless.

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