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Home with your kids while earning an income? It’s possible.

Four years ago this month, the most amazing little boy entered our world and forever changed our lives.  I was a middle school science teacher and loved being in the classroom; it truly was my passion!  I always thought I’d be a working mom, but after Bryce was born, I struggled with going back to work because I didn’t want to miss anything in his life.  I eventually decided to go back because I had worked so hard for my degrees and teaching credential not to use them, plus I just couldn’t see myself not contributing financially to our family.  I told myself over and over that dropping Bryce off at home care would get easier, that I was so lucky to have holidays and summers off with him, but it just never got easier.  So, my husband and I decided that I’d finish off that semester, and then stay home with him.  I knew it was the best decision we could make for our family, but I really struggled with the idea of forfeiting my income stream and relying solely upon my husband.

I tried so many things over the last four years to generate income working from home.  I had my own accessory business, a direct sales company, plus so many other things, and none was ever as successful as I’d hoped or needed it to be.  One day, I was looking at work from home pages on Facebook, determined to find a way to create a meaningful income, no matter what it took.  That’s when I found my amazing business partner, Dana and her webpage, on which she lists different businesses that you can do from home.

I was on Dana’s sight one day and she had posted about an amazing opportunity she had found and had recently personally just gotten started.  I was very hesitant because I had just been burned by a direct sales company and I promised myself I was never doing that again.  But something about her post that day piqued my interest, so I checked out to make sure this was a legitimate home-based business.  I absolutely loved what I saw and was very intrigued!  After speaking with Dana, I felt very comfortable and confident with the company.  I had finally found something I could completely see fitting in with my family, since I was already focused on eliminating toxins in our home to protect the health of my children and husband.  The products are truly amazing!.

Moms Making Six Figures has completely changed our lives in such a short period of time!  At first, my husband and I talked about how life changing just $500 would be for us.  But in just 3 months, I’ve achieved Director 3 and earned $3,568.29!  And because I know it’s real, I see such an amazing future with this company (though it still blows my mind)!  I know I was very hesitant at first because of my past experiences, but I honestly believe God put this company before me at the perfect time.  I’m confident that I can succeed in this business and so I’m simply not afraid to put in the time and effort it takes, while still enjoying the flexibility to be with my boys and family.    And what I love best of all is that through this business, not only am I helping out my family financially, but I’m able to help other women achieve the same goals, and it’s very rewarding!



Bay Leaves: January 2016

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Ladies with strong ties to Whitefish Bay are now bringing their business to the area for our local moms to benefit from. The founder and owner of is Heidi Bartolotta, who started the company in 2008 when her two daughters were both under the age of five, and the family was struggling after her husbands job had been down-sized. She was at a crossroads deciding if she should work outside the home, or if she stayed at home, what could she do to keep the family afloat. Fast-forward 8 years later and Heidi now was a team of women making six-figures thanks to the company she started.

One of these women is Jennifer Becker, who spends her summers in Whitefish Bay because her husband, Kurt Becker, hails from the area. Jennifer was looking for something that would allow her to work from home, but still give her that desired salary she had worked so hard to achieve in her corporate position. “Coming from the corporate arena with lots of work-related travel definitely did not give me the ability to make my two daughters my priority. Now I volunteer in the classroom, chaperone field trips, and still have income – the best of both worlds,” said Jennifer.

On how the company operates Heidi says, “Mothers today face so many pressures and questions, and the pressure to make the best decision weighs heavily on each of us. That’s where can come in; we have a business model that has helped many women find their personal balance-point. Some women work 10 hours per week and others work 40, but each one gets to decide the amount of time that works for her and more importantly, when during each day she puts in that time.”

The flexibility of time was the biggest highlight for Jennifer to make the switch from the corporate world to the at-home lifestyle offered by “This is not a “get rich quick” thing, simply real women working together to create real income from their efforts. I would love to help you down this journey I have taken that has afforded me the ability to be at home with my girls,” said Jennifer.

If you or anyone you know are looking for something more, something different, might be the answer you are seeking. “We developed a business model that requires no overhead, no inventory, and no selling,” said Heidi. Simply visit and submit a request for more information and a mentor, likely local Jennifer Becker, will contact you and help you get started on your new business.


Zip Code Magazine: October 2015

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When I started in 2008, we had two little girls under the age of five and I was struggling. My challenge was trying to find the right mix of time and finances amidst all the demands that come with motherhood. Should I work outside of the home or decide to stay home, and what would that mean for my family’s financial situation? Mothers today face so many pressures and questions, and the pressure to make the best decision weighs heavily on each of us. That’s where Momsmakingsixfigures can come in; we have a business model that has helped many women find their personal balance-point. Some women work 10 hours per week, some work 40, but each one gets to decide the amount of time that works for her and, more importantly, when during each day she puts in that time. This is not a “get rich quick” thing, simply real women working together to create real income from real effort. If you or anyone you know are looking for something more, something different, we might be what you are looking for.


Marin Living: July 2015

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The reality of raising a family in the Bay Area (or anywhere in California for that matter) is that it truly does require two incomes. Tamie Scranton knew that she needed an income, but she also wanted to be a mom who was present and available for her three children.

After the downturn in the economy, she was no longer able to count on her income from the mortgage business. She knew she needed to find an alternative means of creating additional income, but she wondered whether that could be possible while maintaining control over her time.

Scranton was introduced to Moms Making Six Figures in 2011 by her cousin, Angie Gange. Gange shared that she had found a way to create a six figure income and be at home for her three boys. Scranton quickly saw the potential of MM6F. She saw that she really could have both. “I am the mother of three amazing teenagers! I know that may surprise you… not that I have teenagers, but that I would describe them as amazing! Here’s the thing… I want them to stay that way,” Scranton said.

Scranton and Gange weren’t alone. Heidi Bartolotta founded Moms Making Six Figures in December 2009 with that very goal in mind; having time for her children without sacrificing the ability to generate significant income.

Previously, Bartolotta had worked as a pharmaceutical sales representative, but after having her two daughters, she no longer wanted to work late and travel; she wanted to be home. Bartolotta said her team is comprised of women from very different education levels, backgrounds and work-styles.

Scranton says: “Honestly, finding MM6F has been such a blessing. My husband’s career is very demanding and our children are very athletic, so it was important that I be able to adjust my schedule around their activities. And being able to support them and let them follow their passions has paid off! We have two children who are college athletes!”

Looking to expand the team, Moms Making Six Figures encourages interested women to visit or call (415)  200-1291.


6 Tips On How To Child-Proof Your Home

6 Tips: Child-Proof Your Home

If you are the parent of young children, or you have young children coming to visit with their parents, here are some tips to make sure they stay safe while in your home:

  1. Cover electrical outlets. Plastic electrical covers are a cheap and easy way to protect small children from
  1. Place fragile items and valuables up high. If it’s shiny, colorful, expensive, or made of glass, chances are little hands will want to touch it. Make sure it stays in one piece by placing it on a high shelf or putting it away until your guests leave.
  1. Get in touch with your inner child. Think back to when you were a child and look around your home. Which items would you most like to play with? Move the trinkets or rare books from the lower bookshelves, remove any possible choking hazards and put child locks on the lower kitchen cabinets to ensure that nothing gets broken or misplaced.
  1. Get down to their level. Children are small, so crouch downto their height and travel around your house, looking for areas where they may trip, hit their heads or possibly poke an eye out. If possible, purchase rubber bumpers from the store and place them on your furniture, move potentially dangerous furniture or warn the parents ahead of time.
  1. Think ahead. Slipcovers over your chairs and sofa are easy to was should they get dirty. Placemats on your end tables or coffee table can protect the wood from scratching.
  1. Talk to the parents ahead of time. If you have rules you’d like the children to abide by, tell the parents before they visit. That way they can prepare their children and enforce your rules.

What would you add to this list?


What Is Fact vs Fiction On The Internet?

Facing Facts: A Guide to Verifying Information on the Internet

Harmful amounts of lead in lipstick, flesh-eating banana peels, toxic tampons. These things may sound outrageous, but claims of their mass distribution can be found on the Internet. So it must be true, right?

Thanks to the advent of the World Wide Web, we have a wealth of information at our fingertips. Unfortunately, not all of it is true. Since anyone can post virtually anything online, there is an abundance of misleading, incomplete and inaccurate information circulating social media and even the most respectable sites.

The more shocking stories tend to go viral, enticing throngs of readers to fall victim to false claims. The most convincing emails, posts and articles pair emotion-inducing intrigue with trusted testimonials or scientific-sounding specifics (bet you can’t say that fiinternet2ve times fast). So how do we sort fact from fiction?

The first step to determining the veracity of online content is to simply become a skeptic. In other words: Don’t believe everything you read. Sounds like common sense, but no matter how witty or educated you are, you’ve more than likely been duped by a link that’s appeared on your Facebook News Feed because it was posted by someone you trust. To identify questionable content, there are a few red flags that should catch your attention, no matter where the story appears.

1. Excessive exclamation points. Hoaxes are designed to have a strong emotional element. Nothing encourages the spreading of a rumor more than outrage or excitement. Be wary of copy that relies on all-caps, hyperbole or exaggerated punctuation, rather than word choice and facts, to emphasize an idea.

2. An anonymous author. Without a credible, verifiable source, any reported “facts” should be treated with suspicion. If you can’t validate the information by checking multiple (at least three) reliable materials or making a phone call, it’s likely not been tested and proven.

3. Antagonistic claims. Beware of content that relies heavily on encouraging distrust in respected establishments or professions. Take, for instance, an article that suggests that doctors discourage the use of weight-loss pills to keep you unhealthy, thus ensuring repeat office visits. Instead of proving the safety of the pills, they hope to discredit the experts so you’ll purchase their product.

4. Too many testimonials. There’s no way to substantiate support or opposition by others if it’s not backed by scientific or measurable terms and recorded in a reputable publication. Journalists and scientists typically report their methods and procedures for acquiring data in detail so that peers can verify it. When a story relies heavily on hearsay, maintain a healthy sense of doubt.

5. Misspelled messages. Even the best editors have let a few spelling errors slip into print. But, for the most part, credible stories won’t have multiple mistakes. They will have been carefully combed to ensure quality content.

6. Self-promotional language. Anything that insists that it’s not a hoax or urges you to forward the content should be handled with caution. Methinks it doth protest too much.

To believe, or not to believe; just ask some questions. If the content seems legit, take the next step: research, research, research. To get started, make sure you can answer the following:

• Who sponsors or authors the site/article? Are they experts accredited by reputable institutions? Do they directly profit when people trust their message? Are their credentials legitimate?

• Can you determine the primary source of the content? How easily?

• Are there links to a journal, website or resource that could be searched for more background information? Do these links check out and support the claims?

• Does data have more than one interpretation? Does the math add up? Do statistics lean heavily in one direction or can they be explained by multiple factors?

• Is there any affiliation to an organization? How is the content supported (donations, grants)?

• Can you easily contact the organization to check on the content?

• When was the information updated? If it’s a website, how frequently is it updated?

Don’t be coaxed by a hoax. If you don’t have time to fact-check every message, there are several reputable websites devoted to de-bunking rumors, including snopes, truthorfiction, hoax-slayer and Many of these sites list their sources so that readers can verify the validity of their information.

Once you have the facts, it’s up to you to decide what’s share-worthy and what should get the shaft. But don’t take my word for it. Check it out yourself.