The day we welcomed our twin baby girls into the world I took a moment later in the day to play around on my phone (obviously) and scan my email. (No, giving birth doesn’t take away the desire to play with your smart phone… Especially when you have so many new pictures to go through and admire!) Anyway, I was given a heads up that I was being featured on Just A Touch Of Crazy‘s Blog Tour and was pretty excited about it. Being able to do something about it at the moment was another story. However, 3 weeks late and all, here I am! Half asleep, red-eyed and rearing to go because I want to keep this tour going! (It’s probably too late, but I’m not too worried about it.)
Leilani and Emily write over at Just A Touch of Crazy. It is one of my favorite blogs to follow because they are both totally sweet, amazing mom’s and they share some really great stories about both of their momhood experiences and kidventures. Some stories, I literally laugh out loud at so I hope you take the time to visit them.
So the question of the day is (drum roll please) what the heck is a Blog Tour!? Let me tell you…
I’ll be answering 4 questions about the “behind the scenes” of Breaking The Momma Mold, then I will share with you some of my other favorite blogs for you to stop by and visit. Hopefully you will treat yourself and check them out. 😛
So let the tour begin…
1. What am I working on? Blogging wise, this. I have no post plans ever, they are off the cuff and I hope for the best… I have also been working on a group called Mom It Up! with 4 other really great momma bloggers. It’s a Facebook group focused on raising healthy and happy kids and families. Our mission is have other moms, caregivers, mommy bloggers (everyone) join our conversation. Share your related posts, insights, tips, personal stories and more. Topics vary from pregnancy, raising children of all ages, healthy recipes and a variety of ways to maintain a healthy dose of mommy sanity. We happily discuss our successes and yes, failures. We hold no shame. That’s reality, right? So feel free to stop by and join the discussion.
Outside of blogging I have devoted all of my time to learning how to keep twins alive and a 2-year old happy while she undergoes all of this change. There is a very fine line of maintaining happiness in a person that just a few short weeks ago received ALL of the attention. It takes .3 seconds for her to switch from skipping and dancing to all out tantrum mode. It’s pleasant. Really.
2. How does my work differ from others of it’s genre? I am not totally sure how I differ from the other momma bloggers besides that they are probably more organized that I am… I have my own dynamics and experiences to share, (momma of one to three), I don’t know how to cook but I enjoy good, healthy food and I love wine. My hubby is the cook and I can follow him around the kitchen with my glass of wine and three babies to trail and chop things here and there. I trial and error in terms of trying to successfully raise three kids and I try very hard to have fun with it. I don’t stray far from who I am. I don’t try to be super mom, I don’t try to be something I’m not and I don’t rely on books. (for good or for bad) If my college girlfriend or an old childhood friend came over and watched me do my mom thing she would recognize the approach. It’s not out of my personal ordinary of how I would attempt to conquer something. I just approach motherhood as I would any other challenge in my life. And now I document it. Because it’s fun to do that.
3. Why do I write / create what I do? I started to blog when some bigger life changes began to transpire. Typically, I am a person to keep to myself but I had a change of heart. I felt like I had something to share and wanted to share it. It felt scary at first but I found I enjoy writing, I enjoy writing about what is happening in my life right now and sharing it. I also enjoy the relationships with others that my writing brings on. I found blogging to be a fun world to explore and I quickly became addicted. There is so much more to it than just writing good content. (I mean, that’s always number one and key but… beyond that their is so much more to do!!) It can really keep you consumed and busy. It has totally become a guilty pleasure that I try to sneak in as often as I can. These days there is not a lot of time to do so but I still somehow find it. I also love the connections that blogging creates between people all over the world. It doesn’t matter who you are or where you live someone else has either experienced or is experiencing what you are doing and a connection can be made.
4. How does your writing / creating process work? I wish I had something really interesting and inspiring regarding “my process” but the truth is I have absolutely no process. I really depend on life in general to inspire what I write about and I really have to feel passionate about it to even be able to write about it. Occasionally I will have a panic week where I have been inspired by nothing. Usually, my last minute, procrastination brings something to mind… At least I always hope. To be honest, since the twins have been born, the lack of sleep has been followed by a lack of inspiration and motivation but I keep my mind open to ideas and once inspired I will jot it down and get it going again!
OK, the train is about to take off and send you to your next destination! Thanks for letting me share some behind the scenes info at Breaking The Momma Mold. You may have noticed that their is no method behind this madness besides the actual madness.
And next stops on the blog tour are:
Caroline Barnes @ Do It All Working Mom
I love Caroline. She seriously is the do it all working mom and she has some great advice, recipes, tips, reviews, stories on well, everything. She also enjoys wine and really good food, which makes Caroline a girl after my own heart.
Carrie Spence @ Sweet & Savory Spence
Carrie is amazing in the kitchen and an absolute inspiration. All of her recipes are recreated with a more healthful twist in mind. She always provides recipes that you would feel awesome about making for your whole fam.
Tiffany Hunter @ Shhh, I Have a Baby
Tiffany is a new mom that blogs about the realities of pregnancy and raising a baby. Everything really that the books don’t cover. So pretty much the really useful stuff new moms (and experienced) want to hear about.
Anna @ Fitfunner
Anna is on a mission to advocate health for kids. She provides food / health related children’s app reviews that I find extremely helpful because I don’t have to do the leg work and can find new games for my 2-year old to play that are enjoyable and educational. She also challenges existing health issues and it’s really interesting (sometimes alarming) to follow. Anna has created a game that gives you the tools to help your kids live a healthier life. You can take a tour or sign up to play here.
Happy touring! Choo choo! (When in Rome…)