Hi there! My name is Amanda McClellan, aka Amanda Marie.
I’m the founder of Moms Making It Happen and I’m on absolute MISSION to help you create a Passion-Based Business that inspires the hell out of you, design a family and social Life that you LOVE, and ultimately Live the Life of your Dreams.
Sound too pie-in-the-sky for you? Well, it shouldn’t.
Let me be straight.
Just 5 short years ago, I was a 20 something schoolteacher with a tiny paycheck, big dreams, and a yearning in my heart for something MORE.
It wasn’t until one winter day in 2008 when I was introduced to the concepts of personal development and Internet marketing that the course of my life would be changed forever.
At first I was skeptical, but the more I explored these foreign worlds, the more I fell in love.
With child-like naivety, a ridiculous amount of perseverance, and thousands of hours in front of the computer, I mastered and began to monetize the Internet marketing game.
It was at this point when I laid it all on the line to pursue my entrepreneurial endeavors.
I’m sure you can relate to having a defining moment… one that would alter the course of your future forever. This was one of mine.
I quit my teaching job after making an agreement with my husband that I would replace that income within 1 year as an entrepreneur, or go back to teaching.
I was between a rock and a hard place and I knew I had to Make It Happen.
At that exact moment, an opportunity came into my life that would again, forever change the course of my future.
In August of 2010, I aligned myself with a network marketing company, and with absolutely no previous experience, I went from zero to a 6 figure income in just 18 months.
At the time, my oldest daughter Rayna was only 2 months old, and I was walking on air as a brand new mama, and successful businesswoman… I was Making It Happen baby!
I went on to earn a whopping half million dollars with that company over 4 years, and to this day continue to be a proud promoter for that company that has completely transformed my life and allowed me to impact the lives of thousands of others as well.
So where does Moms Making It Happen come in?
19 months after my first daughter was born, our second daughter, Alena came along. We were elated!
2 beautiful girls to complete our family, life couldn’t be better!
But something wasn’t right.
Alena’s color was terrible. She had a greyish/blue hue to her face and would wake up out of a sound sleep screaming unexplainably.
After working with our local pediatrician to try and figure out what was going on, we ended up at the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh on a Friday night, exactly 2 weeks into her life.
I now refer to this experience as my night from Hell.
Tubes, wires, tests, monitors, beeping, protocol, oxygen, doctors, morning rounds… these would become integral parts of my life over the next two months we spent with her at the hospital.
Alena was given a working diagnosis of CCHS –
Central Congenital Hypoventilation Syndrome.
Weeks later, the test would come back positive.
CCHS is a rare genetic breathing disorder that affects the autonomic nervous system in a way that her brain doesn’t always tell her to breathe when she sleeps. She has a trach and is hooked to a vent while sleeping… these are literally her life lines.
Why do I share such personal information with you?
Because, this was my WAKE UP call.
Having a child with a life-threatening condition was the scariest and most challenging situation of my life… yet also one of the greatest gifts.
I knew in that moment, that nothing would ever be the same again. I knew that entrepreneurship had saved my family. Not once did we have to ask a boss for time off. Not once did we have to wonder where our next paycheck was coming from.
I knew that we are never given more than we can handle, and that Alena’s condition was further confirmation that my purpose and passion in life is inspiring women to fight mediocrity by designing and living the life of their dreams… because after all, we can’t take a single day for granted.
We returned home from the hospital, and I began to face the everyday challenges and struggles of a mom entrepreneur with young children and a child with special needs.
I’m not going to lie, some days I feel like I’ve been hit with a wrecking ball. Nothing goes the way I intended, the girls don’t want to cooperate… you know… typical mom stuff.
And yet, I’ve been able to overcome the challenges, and create a successful passion-based business from home.
Which is where you come in.
I’m here to share with you the specific business, productivity, and personal growth strategies I’ve used to Discover my Passion, to Love the Life I’ve created, and ultimately to Live out my Dreams. And I want to help YOU- do the same.
I would love to get to know you better and learn how I can best serve you! Meeting other mompreneurs who are working hard to Make It Happen totally inspires me!
Grab your free copy of the ‘7 Powerful Productivity Strategies’ report, and book a complimentary business coaching strategy session with me.
Don’t ever hesitate to contact me with questions or suggestions. I love hearing from you!
Here’s to YOU mama, Making It Happen!