Your Next Stop On The Virtual Blog Tour!

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Have you heard about the Virtual Blog Tour? It’s been making it way around the blogosphere for the last several months and I am the next stop on the tour! Woo-hoo!

Thanks to the fabulous Susan of The Most Of Every Moment for inviting me on this trip. If you haven’t read her blog, you really should. Susan is a gifted and thought provoking writer who I thoroughly enjoy following.

We like trains around here, A LOT, so for this leg of the journey that’s how we’ll be traveling.

Tour members are asked to answer 4 questions:

1. What am I working on?

Right now this, but in general, I am working on raising 4 children, managing my time and being a better person than I was the day before. As far as current goals, I would like to learn to tie a good slip knot, get my toddler to FINALLY sleep through the night and learn how to do a kick butt french braid.

 

 

Hang on a sec, time to take a break. My children are watching Honey I Shrunk The Kids on Netflix while the baby naps and well, the pet ant in the movie just died (spoiler alert) and the 6 and 10 year old are crying. Time to do damage control…….

OK, I’m back!

2. How does my work differ from others of it’s genre?

This is a tough one. I have been blogging quite a while and I love it. I think in the world of blogging and especially mommy blogging you can do your own thing even if it’s different and still find a home. I am not quite sure what genre I am, but I like my little blog’s home. That’s good enough for me.

3. Why do I write/create what I do?

I write about what interests me and hope that others will find it interesting. Sometimes it’s humorous, sometimes it’s not, but everything I do is honest and authentic. Life is a wonderfully hard journey and I love documenting all of it’s hills, bumps and valleys. I also truly enjoy connecting with people by sharing with and learning from them. My kids call all of my blogger friends,”Mom’s imaginary friends” because they can’t see any of them, but you are all real and you make a difference in my life. Thank you!

4. How does your writing/creating process work?

I do everything under the “gun”. There is literally no time to sit and lolly gag over anything. I don’t have an editorial calendar, because I don’t like calendars. I did once have a Franklin planner, but it got left on a bus in Spain….

I try to make a plan (in my head) about a week in advance on topics I want to write about and depending on time will follow through with the plan or not. Sometimes what I planned will seem forced, so I drop it and write about what feels right.

Now for who I am inviting along on the tour:

Becka of Probably Crafting

I LOVE Becka. She is incredibly talented, hilarious and an all around BAD A awesome blogger.  Becka blogs about her 3 adorable children, life, crafting, creating and she does it all in such a fun and engaging way. Becka is a country girl with ties to THE “Hatfields” who also just happens to be celebrating her Birthday today. So stop on by and wish her a Happy Day and while you are there make sure to sign up for her updates!

Deb of Deb’s Random Writings

Deb is another wonderful friend and a terrific blogger.  She is also the winner of last week’s mom-wear  Mommy Reality Challenge! Deb is originally from Devon England, but now lives on the sunny Island of Greece.  The pictures of where she lives are gorgeous. Besides writing she keeps very busy wrestling teenagers, life, dogs and does it all with finesse, humor and honesty. Make sure to check her out!

Can’t wait for the next stops on the tour!

Stay Happy! Stay Informed!

Love,

Jen

Comments

  1. Hi Jenn
    I was away from the internet all day, and couldn’t wait to visit your blog for your stop on the blog tour! Great post – and thanks for the flattering mention of me and my blog! It was fun to read about your blogging process! I especially loved how you said you strive to “be a better person than you were the day before.” What a great goal!
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  2. I can SO relate to ALL of this. I love the way you explain the “under the gun” writing. I am with you. I’m not such a calendar fan either. Biggest point of sympathy–toddler not sleeping through the night!!! Amen, sister!!! Our babies would hit it off, I’m sure!
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      1. I don’t know! Mommy life after phd did a good post on the subject, but even those guidelines haven’t worked for JD. Thankfully, his pediatrician described it as just normal.
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  3. Ooh. I loved this tour when I did it!
    And raising four children, while trying to become a better person, AND do french braids? That deserves a medal and/or an award. I know it.
    I love this space and I love what you put into it. And I think of myself as a fairly new reader but I’m not going anywhere. And “Honey, I Shrunk The Kids”? Total throwback.
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      Seriously who knew I would traumatize my children with Honey I Shrink the Kids?? My 6 year old has told me her life’s ambition is to now save all of the ants in the world… Brother, I don’t think I should tell her I sprayed a big ant hill that was getting close to the children’s play place yesterday.
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  4. LOL, my hubby would soooo agree with your kids on “my imaginary friends.” :) I’m like, “No, hunny, seriously… I love these other girls…” Then he goes uninterested again. ;) It was great to get a glimpse of the process. I also hate calenders and an editorial calendar sounds so organized and well planned with no panic moments of “WHAT THE (BEEP!) AM I GOING TO WRITE ABOUT!?” in the 9th hour… but I cant do it. Life’s moments dictate my fingers. I have nothing to do with it. ;)
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      How are you?? Can’t imagine the sleep exhaustion you are feeling right now, but oh I am so jealous of your beautiful newborns!

      I find myself during the day telling my kids and husband about some of the funny stories or posts my friends write and they look at me like, “oh yeah your imaginary friends….”
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  5. LOL at imaginary friends! Hey! haha! Kids are so funny. I’m a big fan of becka and found it totally appropriate you called her a bad a blogger because hello! She’s on my quarterly Badass Bloggers list! That train shot couldn’t be more perfect for this post btw, love it!
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  6. I LOVE the imaginary friends bit.. too funny. My hubby would actually say something like that.

    I am a calendar, organization, to do list fanatic. I would not survive without it. Nothing would ever appear on my blog, my kids would never bathe, and I would forget to clean the house and go grocery shopping. A list is my compass for the day, the calendar is my co-pilot.

    Thanks for sharing. This was fun to read!

    Wishing you a lovely evening.
    xoxo
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      Thanks Jennifer! I seriously used to be much more organized, but the 4th baby just knocked my organizational skills clean off the rails. Once I can sleep for longer than 2 hour stretches I might get that ability back. I really of miss it.
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  7. I bet you left that Franklin planner on the bus on purpose! I came to the conclusion a long time ago that I’m not ever going to be the organized type and I am at peace with that. Although I do make plans in my head too.

    I love the fact that you shared having to go and placate your children. It makes you human and someone other Mums can relate too.

    With being a Mum of four, keeping a blog and everything else that goes along with doing both I would say that you are pretty good at time management – or you never sleep!….Probably the latter…

    Thank you for the write up, it did make toes curl – a good thing – and blush!
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      Yay a fellow calendar avoider!! Yes, I think the no sleep option is generally true for how I manage things, plus a horde of tiny minions who I try to get to do my bidding. I’ll let you know if that whole minion thing ever really works out well.
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