This is part of a sponsored campaign with Touchstone Crystal. However, all opinions expressed are my own.
I always knew I wanted to stay at home with my kids when they were babies. We had three boys within a span of less than three and a half years and had you asked me about plans to add any sort of work to my schedule when I was pushing two toddlers in a double stroller and wearing our newborn in a baby carrier, I don’t know if I even would have even been able to work up the energy to laugh at you.
But as they got just a little bit older(and needed more and more things), I did start thinking about how I could contribute to our household income. Anything that required me needing a sitter was out since the cost of childcare for three would have negated the majority of what I would make.
Though I did not start a blog in the hopes of turning it into a job(I didn’t even realize anyone did that back when I started blogging), it did end up leading to job opportunities: a writing job with another website and later social media jobs as I learned about how to best use those platforms.
My boys are all in school full-day now, so I’ve been asked many times if I’ll return to teaching. For now, my answer is no, as I continue to do social media work, which allows for a lot of flexibility in my schedule. I do a job that I love, but am still able to do things like volunteer in my boys’ classrooms.
While it’s not the work I would have ever anticipated doing(because social media wasn’t on anyone radar when I was in college), I’m thrilled to have found this balance between home and career.
I’ve seen many of my friends become “mompreneurs” as well, whether it’s through something similar to what I do or by becoming a consultant and selling something.
One such opportunity I’ve been introduced to recently is Touchstone Crystal. Touchstone Crystal Sales Consultants bring Swarovski sparkle directly to women in a person-to-person social selling business. It is a personal shopping experience that’s fun, easy and very rewarding! Hosts who gather their girlfriends together for a Touchstone Crystal jewelry party receive free jewelry and exclusive discounts and offers.
I am not a consultant and I have not attended a Touchstone Crystal party, but I thought I’d introduce another option to you, if you are looking for something different than what you already see a lot of in your facebook timeline. Click for more information about Touchstone Crystal consulting opportunities.
Touchstone Crystal #MyLifeSparkles Giveaway
One of you will win one set of Touchstone Crystal Monte Carlo Earrings(1.7 carat petite studs made from Swarovski zirconia in sterling silver and a rhodium plated. Retail Value $37.00)