Five years ago I found myself standing at a crossroad. Ever since I was little I have always dreamed of being a mom. As a matter of fact, I can even remember praying at just 10 years old that my children would live happy and healthy lives. Why did I want this so much? I honestly have no clue. But the idea of being a mother has been on my heart for as long as I can remember.

As the daughter of a single mother, I know first hand what it’s like to have to share your Mommy with the world. My best friend (Mom) worked… and she worked a lot. Whenever I met friends who had stay-at-home mothers, I was jealous. Their moms could pick them up from school and baked them cookies while my mom was running a business and hiring a cleaning lady. Don’t get me wrong, my mother set an incredible example for me. She taught me to be an independent thinker, to be someone who could get things done, to be an entrepreneur. I couldn’t appreciate those lessons until adulthood. When I was 10, I wanted my own mom to pick me up from school, not the bus, and I wanted her to bake me cookies.

As I got older I found myself wishing that I could be both the stay-at-home mom AND the entrepreneur. If only there were a way to offer both the comfort that a stay-at-home mom can offer as well as the example of a hard working woman to my children! The idea seemed impossible.

So there I stood, five years ago with that impossible idea staring at me straight in the face. I was working full time as a high school history teacher when someone offered me an opportunity that could one day allow me to work from home. My husband and I were planning to start having children within a year or so. If I got started with this opportunity, and worked it part-time, maybe, just maybe, I could earn enough to stay home with my babies. So I jumped. I didn’t think too much about it and I’m so glad that I did.

Taking that leap of faith five years ago was one of the smartest things I have ever done. I spend every day with my sons. We go to play dates, story time, and bake cookies together. No one tells me when I get to be with my children. I never miss out on milestones. I’ve left my teaching career and I am earning a residual income because I was smart enough to get started when the right opportunity came my way.

So here is my advice to you, dear future mommy. If you wish to earn and stay home with your children one day, search for an up and coming network marketing company. Make sure the brand is innovative, has exclusive products, the right tools to help you succeed, and unprecedented leadership. When you do, jump and HUSTLE. Hustle as hard as you can before those babies come and I promise you it will be worth it!