Thanks to Gemma at Gemma’s Journey for nominating me for the Sunshine Blogger Award. She posted some questions for me to answer and I figured it would be a great way for people to introduce myself to any new readers that come my way.
What is the best thing about blogging?
Getting a comment from somebody, anybody, about anything I’ve written. My favorite comment ever was a message on Instagram where somebody saw what I wrote on MotherHustle and said she just wanted to thank me for saying how she feels as a mom. That made me feel fantastic, knowing that not only was there someone else out there who felt the same way I do about something, but that someone also thought enough of what I said to take a few seconds and let me know!
What is the one blog post/feature that you are most proud of?
See above. Probably anything that I’ve written for MotherHustle. It’s such a great website/community for creative moms and mompreneurs. Everyone is so supportive and inspiring, and I am honored to have my words alongside so many other awesome ladies’!
What do you like to do on weekends?
Every Friday night we go to our local Italian market for wine tasting and a slice of pizza. That’s like our big date night these days, because #ToddlerGoodwin comes with us. The rest of the weekend, I like to get homework out of the way, maybe try to catch up on sleep, and attempt to binge something on Netflix. During the day, we try to find something fun to do with #ToddlerGoodwin.
Have you seen any good films recently?
I’m a mom and a grad student so it’s been awhile. I’m pretty sure the last time I went to the movie theater was 2014. Hahaha. I also don’t always have the time to sit through an entire movie all at once. However, I did finally sit down and watch Before Midnight (the end of the “Before” Trilogy – Before Sunrise, Before Sunset, Before Midnight – with Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy.) It was heartbreaking and honest and bittersweet and beautiful.
If you could meet any famous person, dead or alive who would it be?
Questions like this are so hard, because there’s so many. I recently read Jesmyn Ward’s memoir Men We Reaped and would love to talk with her.
When was the last time you went to the theatre and what did you see?
The last show I saw was earlier this month with #ToddlerGoodwin and my husband. It was the critically acclaimed smash hit… Bubble Guppies Live. A few months before that, it was Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood.
If your life was a musical, what would it be called?
When The Coffee Runs Out, Pour Some Wine.
If you were asked to perform on a talent contest, what would your talent be?
I don’t know about a talent contest, but I wouldn’t mind doing some sort of cooking show/cooking contest, like Chopped. I know I’d probably fail miserably, but I love being in the kitchen and messing around with recipes.
What is your most treasured piece of clothing?
In December of 2016, we lost our home and everything in it to a fire. When that happened, we learned pretty quickly that stuff is just that – STUFF – and can be replaced. The important thing is that we were all safe and sound. We lost everything, but still have each other. So I don’t think I really have any clothes “treasures.”
You can only read one book for the rest of your life, what book do you choose?
Describe yourself using a song title.
This is a tough one, too, because I love music and am always connecting all kinds of songs to different memories and moments from my life. I’ll go with “The Middle” by Jimmy Eat World. The title doesn’t really make sense, but I guess the lyrics do!