Today, I’d like to introduce you to a friend of mine that I’ve met through the blogging world. Her name is Danielle, and she writes a blog called Serene Mom. It’s one of my favorite blogs because she is so honest about motherhood. I can always relate to her posts, and she makes me laugh a lot. If you haven’t checked out her blog, you need to. After you finish reading about her, of course.
I sent Danielle a few questions so we could all get to know her a little better.
1. How long have you been writing/blogging?
I’ve been seriously blogging since April, so 6 months. It feels longer, but I’m such a newbie! I’ve been writing ever since I learned how to form a paragraph in the 5th grade. I love writing, and it’s truly my passion.
2. What’s your favorite thing about blogging?
My favorite thing about blogging is reaching people who my writing actually resonates with. I love when people can laugh or be touched, or agree (even disagree) with what I’m writing. It means people are reading and paying attention.
3. What’s the hardest thing about blogging?
All the promotion that has to be done! It can take up so much time, it feels like a full-time job. So I suppose the hardest thing is building a solid audience.
4. What do you like to do for fun?
Is having alone time a fun thing to do? I’m pretty boring, and I really just love to sit at home, quietly in my room and read or write. That’s it. I’m a simple girl.
5. What’s your favorite thing to do with your kids?
I love playing card games with them. I’ve been using card games to teach them how to follow directions, count, match, take turns, you name it! Board games and card games are so much fun!
6. If you had a whole 24 hours alone, what would you do?
Probably walk in circles randomly fussing at people who weren’t there. Then I’d sleep, shower, and sleep some more. Oh…and eat all the snacks in the house without toddlers reminding me of the beauty of sharing.
7. What is your favorite Holiday?
Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday hands down. I love cooking a big meal and seeing my family enjoy it for days afterwards. I love the smells, the laughter, the quality time. Thanksgiving is the best!
8. Do you collect anything?
I currently collect gray hairs. Seriously though, I don’t really collect anything but books. You name a topic, and I probably have a book on it. For some reason researching via a book beats Googling stuff for me.
9. Do you have a favorite vacation spot or a favorite place you’ve ever visited?
I love New Orleans! It has such a colorful atmosphere and I think the food is to die for. Shrimp and grits, jambalaya, gumbo, craw-fish…yum!
10. Besides your own (and Shann Eva’s Blog, of course 😉 ) what are your 3 favorite blogs?
So glad you already named my top 2 favorite blogs 🙂
1. Diapers to Potty– Such a cute blog, that talks about parenting, pregnancy and life and Irion is such a sweetheart.
2. Yannivlovely– I love a blog that has a good mixture of things, and Yannivlovely is perfect. A little parenting, a little financial advice, and a little bit of lifestyle. It’s pretty awesome.
3. The Ham and Cheese of it– I recently found myself visiting Trisha’s blog outside of group threads because she provides great info on her blogging journey and her motherhood journey. It’s really an awesome read.
Now get over and read more from Serene Mom! I think she has a pretty interesting post up today. You can thank me later.
My Urban Family says
Thank you for sharing – I’m going to go check her blog out now 🙂
Awesome! You will love it!
I love her blog too!! This was great learning more about her!
Isn’t she fabulous?! I always can relate to so much of what she says, and now I know why. 🙂
Brianna George says
Nice to get to know you. 🙂
Inspiration Indulgence says
Aw I love Thanksgiving! You are getting me so excited for it!
She sounds awesome, thanks for the intro!
The promoting part is like a full time job! Fun to learn more about you!
Becky @ Disney in your Day says
It’s nice to get to know a little bit more about Danielle! She seems very funny and I know I’ve seen some of her posts so I’ll look forward to checking out more about her blog!
Yes, I highly recommend her blog. 🙂
So fun meeting other bloggers and learning about their passions and their lives! I love that she plays card games with her kids! Sometimes those types of games feel like they are a lost art, but happy to hear that she is doing them! Great post!
Anamika Ojha says
Glad to meet Daniella…am going to check all the blogs mentioned by her…:)
Great! Thank you!
What a wonderful introduction. I can’t wait to check out serene Mom!
You won’t be disappointed!
Dee Gee (@MrsDeeGee) says
I honestly LOVE the fact that you’re featuring Danielle’s story on your blog.
My website partner would love this – as she is a Mom just getting into the blogging business.
I’ll have to send her over here, and to Danielle’s blog as well. I think she would find this helpful.
Awesome! Thank you!
Love it! I especially like the part where she says if she were alone for 24 hours she’d eat all the snacks in the house. Lol. Sounds like me!
Exactly! That’s why I love her blog so much!
I love Danielle’s blog as well, it is honestly one of my favorites (beside yours, of course). this was a good way to know her better. Thanks for sharing.
Thanks Jessica. You’re too sweet 🙂
Nice to “meet” you Danielle! I love New Orleans as well! I could never get enough of the food and the music!!
OMG Thank you Danielle for thinking of me! What is so hilarious that last week I wrote an entire blog post for next month on my most FAVORITE mommy bloggers and you were the first one I wrote down, of course Shann was right after. Thank you for your kind words!
Awe. You are too sweet. Thank you!
Welcome to the blogging world! It was very nice to meet you. Your kids are so cute! I love Thanksgiving and I got a kick out of your answer to #8! I’m collecting a lot of grey hair too :).
Great interview ladies! Have a great day.
Cynthia @craftoflaughter says
I love her blog too. She is an authentic blogger, for sure. Thanks so much for sharing, I loved getting to know her a little better!
Summer @ Coffee With Summer says
It was great getting to know more about you, Danielle! Thanks Shann for letting us! I agree – blog promotion can be hard!
Thanks for sharing! Great Q&A! (I also love Thanksgiving the most!)
#2 is the reason I blog and #3 is why I get tired of blogging sometimes. Thank you for introducing her to us! Please feel free to invite her to Mommy Bloggers LIKE Swap. xo
Yes! I will!
On my way to check out her blog! I love guest posts like this 🙂
Haha! I love that you would eat snacks without kids reminding you about the beauty of sharing. Too funny. 🙂
And Possibly Dinosaurs
Great post on Danielle! So nice of you to feature a fellow blogging friend!
Thanks! Danielle is awesome!