1. What's your blog about?
Jolly Mom is really about anything and everything that comes to mind! It’s about the crazy antics of my 17 month old son, Lucas. A place to talk about things I’ve learned along the way whether it be parenting tips, cool activities, nutrition, etc. Lately, I have been given the opportunity to review some really innovative mom and baby products and tell my readers about them. Also, Felicia my friend from Go Graham Go and I started a crafting meme called Make Something Monday. I really enjoy Mondays because it’s a day to see what other bloggers have made and to be inspired by other crafty mamas.
2. Why did you start Jolly Mom?
I have family all over the world-scattered across the US, Denmark, Uruguay, and many other countries. After Lucas was born, it was hard keeping up with all of the requests from family members wanting us to send them pictures of Lucas. So, I originally started Jolly Mom as a place to keep family updated on how we were doing and have them see Lucas grow up. It quickly turned into something more. I love being able to connect with other moms and read about their experiences as mothers. It really is like a support system and I love checking my blog everyday to read the comments people have left.
3. Tell us about your family! Spouse, kids, pets?
We are a family of four. Mike (the hubby), Lucas (the monster…err..toddler), Aries (our 6 year old chocolate lab baby), and me. I’ve been married to my wonderful hubby for 4 years, but we’ve been together for 8. We were best friends for a long time before we started dating. Mike’s a real estate agent. I’m a WAHM and my daily schedule (if you can call it that-lol) is crazy! We started a property management company almost a year ago and I’m a listing coordinator. My dream, though, is to open an Etsy shop one day!
4. Do you own any other blogs? List them!
Uh…yeah! Someone should commit me to a loony bin for having so many! I have 3 other blogs. The Jolly Kitchen, Save Your Sen$e at Home, and Saving with Style. I’ve been slacking on those three lately because I have had to put a lot of time into Jolly Mom doing reviews and giveaways lately. Hopefully, I will be able to devote more time to those after the holidays.
5. Favorite post from your blog?
I currently have two personal favorites. One is actually a Wordless Wednesday that wasn’t so wordless. The other is a Make Something Monday in which I showed off some of my hubby’s talents.
6. What's one piece advice you'd give the bloggers who read this?
I’m on message boards a lot and something I always see newbie bloggers ask is “What do I blog about?” My answer to that is blog about what you love. Write about something that keeps YOU interested. People will come back for more if they see that you are passionate about your blog.
7. What's a must-read blog - besides your own!
That is a really hard question! I have so many favorite blogs and blogs that I read every day no matter what. However, I love searching for new blogs to read. One of my favorite blogs that I recently discovered though, is Little Birdie Secrets. I have spent hours on that blog! Love it!
****Thank you so much for sharing, Piera! I love that family collage! I really look forward to your Make Something Monday Meme... I will have the courage to show off something one day.
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