Moodwingingmommy was kind enough to include me in her interviews, I think she is practicing to be the next Barbara Walters! 😀
1. Why did you decide to start a blog?
I’ve been blogging since I really even knew what blogging was. I started 4+ years ago posting updates on a personal website for family, and from there kept journals, first on Livejournal, then Myspace, now WordPress. I’m not one for pen and paper journals, but blogging online is like second nature to me.
2. How do you balance the demands of motherhood with blogging?
I think moms make the perfect bloggers. Blogging is not something you have to do daily, and you can do it on your own time. I don’t sit down and say “Hmm, what am I going to write about now?”. Events in my life happen, and I am mentally composing my post before I ever sit down at the laptop. Kids and marriage make for the best subject material!
3. What is your top pet peeve?
Besides my kids? 😉 I have quite a few and rotate them depending on the day. I hate doing laundry, I can’t stand bad drivers, I wish death on people who don’t use carseats for their kids properly, and I’m ready to stage a protest Trinny and Susannah are no longer on BBC’s “What Not to Wear”.
4. What is one thing about yourself that you are trying to change?
I’ve been on a biiiggg crusade this year to make myself over. I’m working on spending more time and energy on myself, both physically and in terms of finding out what makes me happy. I’m wearing makeup daily, dressing nicer, and overall trying to become more “woman and wife” than just “mom”. It’s so easy to lose yourself when the kids are little, but our job is to raise them well and then send them out into the world. We have to have something left of ourselves to avoid looking around the empty nest and going “Now what???”.
5. How do you unwind when the stress of daily life gets to you?
We have a jacuzzi tub in the bathroom, and my favorite thing is to bring my laptop into the bathroom, start up iTunes, and listen to audio books or just some good music while I soak. We used to have a hot tub I loved using, but it was destroyed in Hurricane Katrina (that bitch!) and we never replaced it.
Thanks so much again for picking me, and I am now sending them along to a couple other friends to answer!