Blog Buzz: BookieBoo

BookieBoo with her oh-so-fit button is definitely recognizable on my end of the blogosphere. Recently I won a contest at her review site for a Diaper & Wipe Case and Pacifier Pocket and thought... I should buzz her! So let's get a closer look at the Mom behind the Blog, Leah.

1. What's your blog about? Why did you start it?
Bookieboo is an online magazine and social network for moms into fitness, weight loss & healthy living. The site was born on January of 2008 as a way for me to encourage and support other moms in a healthy lifestyle. I weighed in at 253 lbs. when my first son was born in 2006, and by 2008 I had lost over 100 lbs. There were so many obstacles I had to overcome as a new mom to lose weight, but I succeeded. At that time, there wasn't a specific social networking group supporting moms in their unique situations trying to maintain a healthy lifestyle, so I decided to create one. Bookieboo really hit a chord with moms right away and has been gaining in popularity ever since.

2. Tell us about your family!
I just had a baby about 7 weeks ago, so I'm back in the saddle again losing weight. This time I have a whole site of women to do it with. At home are my two boys: a newborn and very active toddler, and my stud muffin husband.

3. Do you own any other blogs?
A review/giveaway site called Bookieboo Raves.

Buzz Note: That's where I won my Diaper & Wipes Case!

4. Favorite post from your blog?
When I was pregnant, there were several posts I made that were jokes about my nether regions. You'd have to be a member of the site to see them! They were real popular with the members.

Buzz Note: Want to read them? Sign up here: Bookie Boo Sign-up

5. What's one piece advice you'd give the bloggers who read this?
Oh, I'm still new to blogging. Can't give a lot of advice on that, but I can give advice on how to lose weight.

6. What's a must-read blog - besides your own!
Hmm, there are several.
For a laugh, A Womb at the Inn-sane.
For fitness, Workout Mommy and Go Workout Mom and Back In Skinny Jeans.

Leah, thank you so much for being buzzed. Your must-read blogs are interesting and different than my usual stops! I can't wait to check them out! And everyone, be sure to follow BookieBoo on Twitter and never miss a Tweet! Tell her you saw her on the Mom Buzz!

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