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Erin Branscom is now a happy stay-at-home- mom because of The Shaklee Effect

Erin Branscom’s Story  (Senior Coordinator, KS)

Since joining Shaklee Erin has lost 40 lbs.,* paid off $39K in debt and traded in a high-stress career to be home with her children. Now she’s helping other moms experience their own Shaklee Effect.  

  I dreamt of being a stay-at-home mom

I am a wife and mother of three Shaklee babies — Kameron 11, Ethan 10, and Audrey 5. Before going full-time in Shaklee, I worked in law enforcement with troubled youth. I worked 12 hour night shifts and almost 60+ hours a week in my job and did Shaklee on the side. I used to get up early and sacrifice sleep to call my team and work my business. I was exhausted and drained. I dreamed of being a stay at home mom. I remember crying and praying to be at home with my kids. I desperately wanted to become a Mom who was fully present in my children’s lives. I felt like my kids were getting cheated. They had an exhausted Mom who was always too  tired to play with them. My husband made a deal with me.  If I could pay off 39k worth of our debt, then I could  work from home doing Shaklee.

It took us 13 months, but we did it! We paid off the debt and for over two years now I have been at home with my kids working Shaklee part time and getting paid a full time income. I make as much now as I did in my job in law enforcement.

Shaklee has changed my family

I feel like I am a completely different person after beginning my Shaklee journey. I am a huge believer in personal development. It is so difficult to grow without personal and professional development. I have invested in myself with training, travel to Shaklee Regional and Global conferences, and by always learning. I am also always encouraging my team to do the same and grow. Shaklee has changed my family. We are now able to travel together, and spend more time together.

This year we decided to homeschool one of our children. Working from home part time allowed me to be able to do that. My son got everything he needed education wise and I still was able to work. My son also got to learn a lot more about Shaklee, watching me work. We spent over three months this year learning about the Mayan culture. We are on track to double qualify so that we can take my son to Mexico this year on the Dream incentive trip and actually see the Mayan culture firsthand. What a treat!

I wanted to leave law enforcement and be a Mom. I wanted to go to all of my children’s school programs, teacher conferences, and just be there when they got home from school every day with a snack ready. I wanted to be a fully present Mom. Shaklee allowed me to do that.

And, we have a Shaklee car! I travel so much to see my team. Having a Shaklee car to do that has been so fun! My kids named it ‘Shaklee’ and now they think that every white Chevy Cruze® we see is a “Shaklee!”

I also have lost over 40 pounds* on Shaklee 180®. Before Shaklee 180®, I parented from the couch. I didn’t play with my kids and I was not a very active person at all. Now I am training for my first Triathlon this August right after Long Beach! I am training and using Shaklee 180 and feel better than I ever have! From the trips, to the car and most of all better health — we are so grateful for this Shaklee lifestyle!

Coaching and mentoring other moms to work from home

Now my passion is helping other moms. So far, I have helped over 40 moms be able to earn an income from home while being fully present in their children’s lives. What a gift! One of my distributors has a disabled son. She was able to work her Shaklee business part time and be home for her son. She has also been able to use her Shaklee income to pay for a special wheel chair van for her son.

Being able to work from home and be at home with your kids is an incredible feeling. I love coaching and mentoring other moms and seeing them be able to take care of their families’ right from home. Thanks Shaklee!

We are looking for more people like Erin who want to live a lifestyle that allows them to live out their dream and have the money the need to do it. Learn more here

*Results and experiences from the Shaklee 180 Program are unique for each person, so results may vary. People following the weight loss portion of the Shaklee 180 can expect to lose 1-2 pounds a week.