“Madame Deals is a place where empowerment starts and ideas grow. We aim to inspire others to do more with what they have”
Amee: Mom, Mommy, Hun, AKA Madame Deals … I have been married for 12 years. If you knew me in college you would know I had one rule. The guy had to “adore me” or be gone. I am happy to say my husband does that and more. He is great husband and dad. He is a Military Veteran and our love of country is evident in everything we do. We believe in the American dream and are working hard to achieve it. We believe in teaching our children how to be respectful, patient, and kind. We try our best to be example of those traits in our daily life and relationship with one another. We have three wonderful children. We also attempted to build our American dream by buying houses and now I am the landlord for our rental properties. We have had to work extra hard to pay the difference between what our houses cost and what the market allows for rental charges.
I am a teacher by trade. I earned my Master’s Degree in Regular Education from the University of Florida. I also specialized in Special Education because I fell in love with children with Autism. I left the classroom to be a mom. It was a difficult transition but I have created a blog so that I could teach people virtually how to Spend less money and live their lives differently. I had to make a lot of changes when I cut my salary from 40,000 to nothing. I knew I wanted to pay for my children’s college. I only had the money we currently had so I had to figure out how to save money so I could spend it differently. I am not embarrassed that I spend less on my cereal. I am an extremely normal coupon shopper. I love a good deal and I am known for finding them.
The purpose of my site has become helping people help themselves and others by Paying it Forward. That can be achieved by sharing a deal, information, or by reaching out and helping someone.
Madame Deals has been around since April 2009. I decided in December of 2011 to make this blog into a Business. I quit my job as a Customer Service Supervisor/ Knowledge Resource Manager for a software application company by creating a business plan and sticking to it. I gave myself one year to either make it or close shop. I couldn’t do it all. I worked my part-time job, had a baby, and built Madame Deals into a thriving business in 11 months. I read everything I could get my hands on, watched every YouTube video, and created a network of bloggers to learn with. I have always believed in teamwork. That concept started the event the Mission Giveaway which has the power to unite the world by creating a “helping others revolution.”
Cool Facts about Madame Deals:
Madame Deals feeds to Lifetime Moms where I am a featured writer for Lifetime Moms.
Madame Deals has a Social Media Company Madame Deals Media.
I know that following your dreams and your heart are important
and sleep is overrated.
To know more about how Madame Deals started click here.
My team consists of the best ladies around:
Karla: I am a Christian preschool teacher. I’ve been married to David for 21 years. I have two children, Melinda age 19 and Christopher age 13. I am originally from Broadway, VA. I grew up on a poultry farm. I enjoy reading, writing, NASCAR, online shopping and spending time with family and friends.
- Karla writes a weekly column for MadameDeals called Karla’s Korner
Mary: I work as a real estate paralegal at a family-friendly law firm. Raised in the suburbs of Washington, DC, I graduated from UVa, and met my husband, Mike, in our hometown of Alexandria, VA. Twelve years ago, we took a leap of faith and moved our family out of the rat race to a small, rural community near Charlottesville, VA. Mike is my “OOH RAH man” and career real estate broker who has now moved on to his “second” career as an over-the-road trucker. We have three children, Bubba, age 27 (who married the girl of his dreams), Sissy, age 22 and mother to our first granddaughter, Baby Bea, and Missy, age 14 (now an “only” child). I love a bargain and have gained a reputation over the years for being quite the “coupon queen.”
- Check out Mary’s posts here.
Netski: I am blessed with a wonderful husband and a bright and sweet but super active son. I decided to be a work-at-home mom to spend more time with my family and it’s the best decision that I ever made. I do everything online (shop, pay the bills etc…) and scouring the web for deals is my forte. I love finding great deals and sharing them.
- Netski is MadameDeals.com site manager.
Gwendolyn: I’m a stay at home mom since 2009. I have been with my husband, James, for 10 years and we are proud parents of Jayme (8) and Nicholas (14). We are also parents to 3 dogs, 2 cats, 2 hamsters, a snake and 2 fish. My father-in-law lives with us so it is always non-stop at our house. I had the honor of becoming a step-parent when I got married and have a great relationship with my step-son. I always used coupons and shopped for bargains but was forced to step up my game when my husband was disabled in 2005. I get an incredible rush from saving money and finding great deals. My life is a constant journey and I look forward to sharing it with you all.
- Check out Gwen’s posts here.
Rachelle: I am a 24 year old work-at-home mom! My Husband Brandon works night, so I am the CEO of the home front, caretaker of my little girl named Jaiden(and 4 cats!), and I am a Distributor for a weight loss and nutrition company. I hope to help you guys stay current on all the best deals out there, share with you some fun crafts to do with your kids, some great products for you to check out, and show you how I lost 50 pounds in 3 months (and still losing!) If you have any questions please feel free to email me at [email protected]
- See Rachelle’s posts here.