The Mommy Times Featured Blog
We were so lucky to have Karen at The Mommy Times share her traveling with cloth knowledge with us in a fantastic guest post!
Read our Q&A below to learn more about Karen and her awesome blog!
1. Please share about yourself below (who you are, what you do, your family, any info you like!)
I am a Wife and Stay at Home Mom of two beautiful boys. I live in Upstate South Carolina, and I am Southern through and through, complete with a Southern drawl. =D I do enjoy our close community, and chances are if you visit my little town, you will be greeted with smiles, and warmth. I enjoy meeting new people, consider myself very outgoing, and have always been open minded, and hopefully I continue being that way. I love writing, blogging about important issues, and reviewing products and most of all spending time with my family. My husband and I celebrate 10 years of marriage in August and I don’t know how I would get through life without his help.
My boys are truly blessings to me, and keep me young, energetic, and on my toes. Being a Mother is the most rewarding role I have “played” (no pun intended =), enjoyed and embraced. I could not imagine life without my boys. My boys have taught me not to take life too seriously, bumps in the road are just par for the course, and that life is truly precious. My children amaze me, and have taught me many life lessons, they are strong, courageous, funny, sweet, kind, loving, and unique. I have learned to always think outside of the box, and my oldest has taught me that. He has PDD and many food allergies and through him, I have become an activist and close to an expert in some areas(food allergies), out of my love for him. It amazes me how your children teach you, so much more than you ever thought you would learn. I am blessed to be their Mom and they teach me life lessons each day. As I try to groom them for life as men someday, they help mold their Mom into a better woman. I seriously learn from them daily.
Life is full of surprises, and I try to remain positive and strong in my Faith. My middle name is Faith, and I think it’s pretty ironic, because I have needed it over my life, as my son was diagnosed with Autism, my Mother has Alzheimer’s, and I myself went through a life threatening infection after my youngest was born. You never know what you may have to endure,whether it’s you, your children, or your parents, but I believe that those hurdles come with a renewed strength within.
“Nothing is impossible, the word itself says ‘I’m possible’! ”
“I looked on child rearing not only as a work of love and duty but as a profession that was fully as interesting and challenging as any honorable profession in the world and one that demanded the best that I could bring to it.” – Rose Kennedy
2. How did you start cloth diapering or becoming a more eco-friendly mom?
I began cloth diapering when my second son was born. I actually won my first cloth diaper, a baby blue pocket diaper, and believe it or not, my husband convinced me to try it. I was clueless about cloth diapering, but I easily got hooked and now we use everything from cloth diapers, wipes, cloth pads, and unpaper towels. I try to be as eco-friendly as possible and I promote these green products everywhere I go, online and in the community.
3. Tell us more about your blog….how it started, why you do it and what it’s all about!
My blog began two years ago and I started chronicling my children’s lives to share with my family, and then it has grown into what I consider passionate pieces about Autism, Alzheimer’s, green living, family fun on a budget, and much more. I love reviewing products and sharing them with my audience. I read reviews on everything before I purchase it. I like the up close and personal demonstrations and features that you can only see through blogs. I also LOVE that small businesses can be brought into the lime light through blog reviews. I probably would not have cloth diapered, had I not read blog reviews about it. I had a skewed view of cloth diapers then, but now consider myself and online advocate as well as I tell as many Mom’s I know about it. I think protecting our Earth and Families, especially our Children is more important than convenience. Through using cloth diapers it has afforded me lifestyle changes that I never thought I would make, but now, could not imagine changing any of it. It is important to give back to family, others, and our Planet. We are all very connected and the older I get, I firmly believe that. Hopefully I will instill this in our boys.
4. Where can readers can find you and contact you?
GFC Follower’s: 1249
Twitter Follower’s: 1887
Facebook Followers: 862
I can be contacted at email@example.com
I love working with companies, both large and small and promoting useful tools for Mom’s just like you!
5. Share the link to your all-time favorite blog post you have written and why it’s your favorite.
This post was written about my son, Brock and our journey on the Autism Spectrum. I wrote this out of raw emotion and it was like a dose of therapy. It is in depth and very personal and shows my many struggles over the years with my son being diagnosed.
Another favorite piece is this one about my Mom who is only 63 and living with Alzheimer’s. It has affected me and my family very deeply, not to mention my poor Mom. http://www.themommytimes.net/2011/06/my-beautiful-boy-brock-and-our-journey.html
Both of these issues are near and dear to my heart and through heartache and love, I have become an activist. Please get involved, and support these ever growing Neurological diseases that seem to be wide spread through families like mine, and yours, that as it stands now has NO CURE for either Autism or Alzheimer’s.
6. Any experiences with Tiny Tush or our products that you can share?
I love Tiny Tush!! I love the OS Tiny Tush Elite Pockets. They really fit my son great and they are very easy to clean and take care of. I love the array of colors with Tiny Tush and that they are leak free and that is very important to me! I also prefer snaps and these super soft diapers not only hug my son and keep him dry, but could be used for years, passing down to other siblings. These diapers are quality, affordable, and made in the USA. This company’s standards are superior and they commit themselves to being dedicated to their customers and our Planet. Providing Mom’s today with a safer and greener alternative, style, and most of all made with your baby’s comfort in mind, Tiny Tush delivers the ideal, affordable, cloth diaper, taking you from birth to potty training!
Thanks again to Karen at The Mommy Times! If you are a blogger who would be interested in guest posting and being featured on our blog please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.