Hey there, I'm Jamie Brodersen, otherwise known as Essential Mama. I started sharing dōTERRA essential oils in March 2013 after they supported our family in so many ways - acute health issues, chronic conditions, removing toxic cleaners from our home, replacing toxic beauty supplies AND creating a financial and life freedom we never knew possible. I'm a Platinum Leader in dōTERRA now and I love sharing my secrets and all that I've learned! Connect with me and let's turn you into an Essential Mama too. ;)
What does it mean to be an essential mama?
Here's what it means to me. Being an essential mama means living a life simply, sticking to the essentials, focusing on what matters, and having the life we want. So let's talk essential oils for boosting immunity and overall health, replacing toxic cleaners & toxic beauty supplies, DIY projects and creations that can make your life better, working from home and creating financial freedom - how does all of that sound to you? Does it sound good? Is it resonating?
We are just a simple Midwest family, in the Iowa side of the Quad Cities. My husband and I have two boys ages 2 and 4. For us, as with so many parents, our lives changed when we saw that first little blue line on the pregnancy test confirming we were pregnant. In that very moment, we knew that we wanted to give that baby its very best possible chance in the world. With all of the craziness in the world today, we strongly felt that meant having one of us stay home with the baby. So with our first son, I was home with him and working as a freelance designer and quite honestly I was stressed OUT! Even though I was home, and I was my own boss, I was still required to be on corporate calls or in corporate meetings where babies just were not allowed. So that required our juggling baby-care in with everything else in life and when it came down to it - I was actually not able to spend that much time with my new baby. I was working 60 hours or more each week! We ended up hiring a sitter to come to our home a few days each week at first, and then eventually that time grew to five days each week! I was not seeing my child as much as I had intended, nor was it the quality of time that I wanted when I actually DID get to see him.
So when our second son came along we felt the same way. We had a strong desire for our boys to have nurturing from us and the current situation was just NOT working out. We just didn't know how we were going to make it all work or what the solution might be. What we didn't realize was that the solution for us, was right in front of us.
I was pregnant with our second child when we were introduced to the amazing and profound healing benefits of dōTERRA essential oils. My friend introduced me to them because of the swelling while I was pregnant. When the oils helped with my swelling we began to use them in other areas of our lives to help with so many things -- and you can learn more about our experiences and the journey we've been on by watching my video Introduction to Essential Oils.
Through our amazing experiences we then began sharing oils and growing our dōTERRA business.
We found that dōTERRA was not only the solution for the natural health alternatives we were seeking, but it also became a solution to toxic cleaners, toxic beauty supplies and really a solution to overall financial freedom & time freedom. I am able to work from home, be with my kids as much as I want and create true residual income and financial freedom - just for sharing my passion for helping others and introducing these amazing oils and what they can do.
What else have we been doing with the oils and business? Here, let me share with you...
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