Hi there! I'm Micala, founder of Live Free Mama.
As a former teacher, you know what? I loved teaching. I loved my students. I loved my coworkers. But I did not love being away from my daughter.
Suddenly EVERYTHING changed.
I was in the operating room, shaking uncontrollably (thanks pain meds), sobbing, and staring into the most beautiful baby girl’s eyes that I have ever seen in my life.
Holding her for the first time, in awe of what my husband and I created, I knew I could never leave her.
But I had to. And it was the hardest thing I ever had to do.
I had to drop my helpless 3 month old baby off at daycare with a stranger, while I went to work to make pennies.
I started to become bitter and resentful. I wallowed for awhile. Told my husband he had to make more money. Blamed everyone else.
Until finally, I stopped complaining and started doing. Extremely long story short, I found freelancing.
What’s freelancing? Basically, freelancing is a way to leverage your skills, talents, and services as a consultant that works on a project basis (and sometimes retainer packages) with other entrepreneurs and companies.
In the past year, I have met A LOT of moms who are looking for a way out of their 9-5 or a way to not have to go back to their 9-5.
So I started sharing with them the power of freelancing!
And then I realized... I have a passion for teaching, a passion for moms, and a passion for freelancing.
Combine all of those together and that is how Live Free Mama was born!
As a freelancer, I was consistently making 3K a month working part time hours (15-25 hours a week on average), more than I ever made teaching, plus add on the bonus of not having to pay daycare and freelancing was the answer to my prayers.