My father passed away when I was quite young and I watched my mother struggle to provide everything that she could for me, working as many as three jobs at once. As a result, I determined that I had to go to college and excel so I could provide for my family. And I actually went beyond college, earning a Masters of Nursing. I loved my job as an Acute Care Nurse Practitioner and earned a solid six-figure income.
Over time, however, I experienced a shift in the medical field as it became less about patient care and more about grinding through paperwork and bureaucracy. I was burning out, and my attempt at work-life/family-life balance was a joke. If I was lucky, I was able to see my daughter for a short time at night before putting her to bed. And I spent my weekends trying to catch up on everything I couldn’t get done during the week. Though I knew better, from the outside my life looked great; successful career, amazing husband, beautiful daughter. I needed to alter the trajectory of my life, but I didn’t know how. I tried changing jobs, but different practice areas simply provided the same struggle in a different place.
When I first heard about Moms Making Six Figures, I was intrigued though skeptical. But with an open heart and mind, I sat down with Barbara (Dr. Ryan) and listened to her explain about the business, and I’m so glad I did. Moms has afforded me the balance I had been seeking. I work hard, but I get to do so around my family’s schedule. I’ve partnered with so many amazing women from all walks of life as I create a six-figure income, and I still get to be present for my family as both mother and wife. I am just so grateful.
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 momsmakingsixfigures.com or call (415) 200-1291.