This week’s featured blogger is Robbie from Fractured Family Tales. She hasn’t been blogging for very long, but I foresee a great future for her. She is an awesome writer, and I’ve really enjoyed all of the posts she has shared up to this point. Let’s get to know her better.
1. Tell us a little about yourself.
I’m a 40 something mom of 3, currently in a commuter marriage. Big Yankee (the husband) and I have lived in different states for the past 15 months. I taught early childhood for 12 years until I was laid off 8 months ago. I am sarcastic and snarky at times and a blubbering overemotional mess at other times. Some things I love: my family and friends, Sock Monkeys, chips and queso, country music, reading (especially books that make me cry!), wine, dark chocolate, reading recipe books and mags (AKA food porn) and my recent love blogging! I can’t snap and am directionally impaired. I can lose really important things (debit cards, birth certificates, cell phones) with amazing frequency and have mastered the art of starting many projects and completing few.
2. Why did you start blogging?
I’ve always written…I have a fantastic manuscript that I wrote in my head. I found myself “writing” a lot more this fall and decided to do something about it and actually blog and share my thoughts with others. It is a great outlet for me..therapeutic really. It was a safe place to put into words what I am going through and helped me gain perspective.Though I am just getting started I love feeling like a part of something, being connected. Before I would lurk on blogs now I comment and feel like I am starting to build relationships. I was completely unplugged for 3 days recently and I felt a huge gaping hole.
3. If you could go anywhere in the world and money was not an issue, where would you go and why?
Somewhere warm…an island with white sand beaches and people to attend to my every need. Total and complete relaxation!
I want to go with you.
4. I loved your post “What Preschool Teachers Want You to Know.” What is the most important thing for us moms to know when our kids are at preschool/daycare?
It’s extremely important to KNOW how young children learn. Worksheets and directed art projects are NOT how kids learn. They learn by actively exploring the world around them, through trial and error. Put simply, they learn through play. This is from an AMAZING website, Play, It’s the way young children learn, with a lot of valuable information.
5. What is your favorite post from the last three months?
Now let’s see if we can get someone featured next week!!! Here are the rules:
- Link up a favorite post you wrote this week.
- On the post you feature link back to my blog. Something like, “I’m sharing my awesome with Momma Made It Look Easy and you can too.” It can be in the tiniest print at the very bottom of your post. Or you can grab my “Share Your Awesome” button from the sidebar and use that.
- Link directly to your blog post and not your home page or a landing page. If you don’t know how to find the permalink just let me know and I’ll help you.
Next week I will randomly pick one participant (that hasn’t previously been featured) to feature on my blog. Please follow all of the rules. I will delete you if you don’t. And while it isn’t a requirement, it would be really great if you would check out some of the other blogs that link up, and also, comments are always great. The posts so far have been awesome and I’m sure they will be this week too.
Please share that you are linking up on Facebook and Twitter so that we will have plenty of people join in. I will try to share all of your posts.