This week has been really crazy behind the scenes over here at MrsTeeLoveLifeLaughter but there are great things in store and I’m excited! I’m glad for another week of #AskAwayFriday to give me a bit of a breather but I want to tell you keep an eye out over here this coming week…. 😀 Now on to goodness…
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This week I am exchanging questions with our CoHost for the next two week’s Carol from over at Battered Hope. Carol sent me over some really great questions including who I am in 5 words (so much fun) so let’s get started….
When your youngest child is in school, how do you think your life will change?
Well I know my days will be a lot less fun! I really haven’t thought on it that much. I know our family’s original plan is for me to go back to work at least part time so that I can still keep up with all the Kiddies activities but bring in a bit of an income at the same time.
This plan was before I started my Blog so I honestly hope that by the time that happens I will have reached a point where my Blog can be a sufficient enough income to allow me to work from home.
Are you the kind of mom that has freshly baked cookies for the kids when they come home from school?
Freshly baked? I’m sorry, I actually laughed out loud just now. I couldn’t bake to save my life. Scratch that I could but you may not actually want to eat it. I can do box stuff like cupcakes, pre made cookie dough, etc. So that is probably the extent of what would be waiting for my Kiddies after school. I have been known to whip some straight up awesome PB&J Sandwiches and have recently tried my hand at some pretty good Grilled Cheese as well.
If you could devote more time to what you are passionate about, what would you do?
Blog of course! I devote as much time as possible now without becoming overwhelmed and over done but I would love to have a bit of office space so I could actually work without Kiddies running around me, in froth of me and kicking my chargers out of the wall.
Are you active in your church and if so, in what capacity?
I haven’t actually joined our local church as of yet so I am not active in anything besides when I am able to attend but my Kiddies are members of the Children’s Choir and Church while my Teenager is a Children’s Church Volunteer and Youth Usher Board.
What is the one thing that you would absolutely love to change about your hubby?
Hmmm…I had to think on this for a bit. As for his character traits and such I honestly wouldn’t change anything because it all helps make him the person I love (I know cheesy but still true). I would love to have him drop clothes IN the hamper and not just around it or on the way to it. That would be AWEsome!
How long have you been blogging and what got you started?
It will be a year in a few weeks actually! Yay! I started Blogging to give my inner voice of thoughts, opinions and musings an audience. I wanted to actually have a place where I could receive feedback and inspiration and Blogging has certainly given me that and so much more. I never expected to make the friends I have doing this and I am so grateful for all of my Blogger BFFs.
With such a range of ages in your children, do you delegate a lot of responsibility to the older ones to help the younger ones?
Yes. Our Teenagers are very much involved in helping with the younger Kiddies. They get along great and it is definitely a bit easier than trying to juggle everything. Of course we don’t give them any parenting responsibilities but an extra playmate or a board game partner at a time when Momma or Daddy are busy can always come in handy.
Who was your role model in how to raise your family?
I was raised by my Grandmother as an only child (my sisters were raised by my Mother) so I never had a real model for a larger family but my Grandmother definitely gave me the foundation I need to handle it.
What are your favorite types of books?
I love Young Adult Fiction like the Divergent Series, Hunger Games and Twilight. I also love Historical Fiction.
You mentioned earning an income from blogging? Any advice to other bloggers on how to accomplish that?
Be persistent. A lot of the campaigns I have been blessed with were because I put myself and my site out there. I sold myself and focused on the positives that I could offer each company. Do your research on a company before you approach them and be sure you know what you can offer them.
*Bonus question: How would you describe your self in five words?
Loyal – If I’m for you I am for you. I don’t like to be abandoned or betrayed so I try to make it my promise not to do it to anyone else.
Corny – Yeah. I said it. I know it. I own it. I’m corny in the best possible way – I love to laugh and I don’t care if I’m laughing alone. 😀
Neat – Neat in the OCD kinda way and in the “Hey your kinda neat” way too 🙂 My OCD neatness is tested everyday by my Hubby and Kiddies who move random items in the house just to time how long it takes for me to notice… my record is less than a minute!
Hopeful – No matter what the situation or the present outlook I always have hope for the better to happen in the end. I apply Romans 8:28 to every situation in my life and it has never failed me yet.
Loved – This is the most important way I want to describe myself. I am loved. To me that means everything to me.
Didn’t Carol have some great questions for me this week? I think so. Don’t forget to head over to her place and check out her answers to my questions!
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