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Pampered Chef: Becoming a Consultant

  1. I am interested in becoming a consultant, but I am a little nervous. I am now a stay-at-home mom to a 4 1/2 month old son and need to include him in my business to some degree. (I don't want to get a baby sitter because I nurse.) Can he come with me to meetings (as long as he's quiet) and what about taking him to shows?
     
    Oct 6, 2005
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  2. Jennie4PC

    Jennie4PC Legacy Member

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    when i go to meetings i have seen a few kids there im sure it depends on the director but i dont see why they would have a problem. I have also seen other people that said they take thier babies to shows. i would just ask the hostess if it was ok.
     
    Oct 6, 2005
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  3. DZmom

    DZmom Veteran Member

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    Stay @ Home Mom 2

    I too am a stay at home mom. My kids are 1 and 5. The oldest is in Kindergarten and the youngest is very active. She runs wild. I would never think twice about bringing her to the meetings, but would not take her to a show unless I knew the people and it was an emergency. I have never gotten a sitter for her since I quit work @ 4.5 months. I also nursed both of my kids. My daughter, the 1 year old, was nursed until 11months and my son until the 2nd month. I know from experience how hard it is to leave a nursing baby. Since, most shows are normally just a few hours long, I would probably leave the baby with Daddy or Grandma for the evening, but that's just my opinion. It will also give you a Mommy's night out, even if you are "working." I really don't consider this to be work, since I am having such a GREAT TIME!
     
    Oct 6, 2005
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  4. pamperedbecky

    pamperedbecky Legacy Member

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    Angela,
    That's so exciting that you're considering becoming a consultant!! This job can REALLY work into your life, even when you have lots of other stuff going on. I've been in your shoes....I have an almost 4 year old son and a 1 year old daughter. I've just about weaned my daughter...she only nurses once in the early am. I'll be cutting out that one in the next week or so. Anyway, this job is so flexible that I know it would work. I brought my daughter too my cluster meetings, so I think most clusters are flexible. I know there are others in your shoes on this board, so I'm sure you'll hear more advice. I pumped and was able to always have enough milk on hand for a bottle while I was gone at shows. There was a three week stretch where she went on a bottle strike and I panicked for awhile. Luckily she just did that for a short time. I looked at my time away (and still do) as a great time for my husband to be with the kids and feed my daughter her bottles, which he rarely got to do since I breastfed.

    YOU get to control your schedule which is great. If you know you don't want shows far away so you're home sooner, then that is what you can do. I'm sure some hosts won't mind you bringing your baby. Maybe even have your husband tag along and he can occupy the baby until or after you nurse. You're at a GREAT place to weigh the pros and cons!! This website is very helpful. Feel free to email me if you'd like me to help you sort things out since I've been there! Good luck in your quest for info. :D
     
  5. monica_sweetconsultant

    monica_sweetconsultant Advanced Member Silver Member

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    hi just wanted to throw in my two cents!! i take all 3 of my kids and my hubby to all my shows. my whole family helps with the setting up, i let all of them help somewhere in the demo just to show that anybody can use the products and they help with cleanup and packing stuff up. i dont think i could this without them. now since yours is so young, does he like to sit in his carseat as long as he can see you? all 3 of mine loved to sit int heres as long as they could watch me. maybe you could try that. and you have to keep in mind also that people love babies!! if he did start to cry i am sure someone would be more than willing to hold him of course as long as you didnt mind!! it has worked for me so far!! good luck this is a great business and you will find your rythmn somewhere in here!!
     
  6. chefjulie_sc

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    been in your shoes

    I have 4 babies!!! 5,4, 2, and 5 mos. Was pregnant with #2 when I signed with PC, been thru 2 other pregnancies, since.

    Nursed all 4 of my kids, still nursing. The story of my life!! Ha, ha! I like others, pumped and supplemented w/formula if my child would even take formula!!!

    My babysitters? My parents & my hubby!!! I occasionally have to call a dear friend to keep my kids till my husband gets home from Football practice (but that totals about 2 hours with a babysitter).

    Good luck with your decision! Just remember, there are a lot of other SAHM's to relate to on this site! I'm one of them! Been doing this 5 years now!
     
    Oct 7, 2005
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  7. JeannePaff

    JeannePaff Novice Member

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    The Pampered Chef saved my sanity

    When we moved to Indiana, I wanted to stay home with my two year old and new baby. I loved it, but after a year I needed some "me" time to keep my sanity. I was invited to Pampered Chef show, decided to host my own, and then decided "I could do this!" It has been a perfect fit for me. I now have four sons ages 6-14 and need the "time out" more than ever. My husband tells me I always come back in a better mood than I left. It is true! I meet new people (some of whom have become great friends) and feel professional helping people with tool tips and recipe ideas. It feels great to be known as "the Pampered Chef lady" and not just mom and wife. People know me for me. It has given my husband some more time alone with the boys. (He appreciates me all the more :) .) Good luck!
     
    Oct 13, 2005
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