It's the 11th of October 2013 and we've known I am pregnant for exactly a month to this day. At this point i'm pretty poorly and have been admitted to hospital for the first time. My hand clutching Matthews and a very cold probe being rubbed on my tummy, we nervously wait to see if anything is wrong! 'Oh look, this is why your so poorly...' we turned to the nurse, she sounded chirpy so it couldn't be bad 'there's two in there!'
Six months into our relationship, I was just about to return to uni to do my PGCE Year, Matthew already a newly qualified Teacher, we knew it was going to be hard, but with two on the way... we didn't know where to begin!
It soon became apparent that I was too poorly to continue working and with that I accepted redundancy, I did not start uni again and instead I stayed at home planning everything we needed for our imminent arrival! The plan was that i'd stay with them for the first year and after that I would return to work, because that's what everyone does right? Stay with their babies for maternity and after that it's into nursery and back to the 9-5?
The girls (yep we got two girls) were born, premature, but healthy! It was the fastest year of my life! At the beginning of April 2015, the savings were nearly empty, we were finally in our own home (yep we bought a house) and times were getting tight! So I started looking for work, I needed something that covered the cost of childcare but also left us better off each month. This was not easy, and I was still faced with leaving my two little best friends with a stranger while I went off to help someone else make money! I was obviously not thrilled at the idea of this, how do Mothers do this!?
I'd been watching a friend of mine on Facebook, from what I could see she was running her own Business, doing pretty well and having fun at the same time! My first impression was 'I wish I could do that, but i'm just a stay at home mum who's a bit of a hermit' ... I eventually plucked up the courage to ask her what she's doing! Best message I have ever sent! She sent me a 30 minute video to watch that explained everything about what she did. I was sold, an opportunity to earn an uncapped income around my twins! I don't have to pay for them to go to Nursery? I don't have to work for someone else? NO!
I wasn't close minded enough to hold the opinion 'oh it works for them' or 'I couldn't do that'! I could see the potential of the opportunity, the Marketing Plan was amazing, there was clearly so much training and support that came with it, I thought 'I can do this' and Matthew agreed too! I was soon introduced to the world of 'Network Marketing' I had no idea my new job title was 'Full Time Mum & Professional Network Marketer' I just knew I had an amazing opportunity to share with people and some incredible products to go with it!
The Networking Mum was born.
So it's January 2016 now, I have earned the additional income my Family needed. I've never had to miss putting the twins to bed, never had to rush getting them to Nursery on a morning... They've stayed with me and I've loved every second of it! I'd say the fun ends here but it doesn't, the incredible company I work under have incredible incentives such as; Car Plan, Two 5* Holidays a year and a share of the company profits! Why did I not find this opportunity sooner!?