I am a sucker for a good, not Cinderella story. A story where a woman rises up kicks some booty and doesn’t wait for Prince Charming to slip her into a life of comfort. Women who are intelligent, strong and unwilling to settle. Thankfully, we have a world filled with women like this. As a stay at home mom of (oh my gosh) almost a decade, I have a strong desire to use my passions and talents to help my family have the best life possible. I don’t mean buying my kids all the coolest clothes. The kind of life I’m talking about is one of purpose, without financial stress. That’s why I’m talking today about 5 women whose simple side hustles helped retire their husbands. Not only that, they provided financial freedom for their families. Hint: they’re not all bloggers…I promise.