This Magnificent Mom comes to us from The Evergreen State! Whoever said Seattle was gloomy was wrong…as long as Kat is there it shines bright.
She made me say that.
Mama Kat was one of the first blogs I checked out after starting blogging in late 2009 and I still enjoy checking her out when I can. That didin’t sound the way I meant it it. My bad. There are links at the bottom so you can check Mama Kat out in further detail.
Why do a home day care if your dream is to do nothing? I say shoot for the stars and go for your dreams.
As lovely as nothing sounds…it doesn’t actually pay the bills and that is wherein we have a problem. Staying at home watching other people’s kids is as close to do nothing as I could get. When we’re not walking to parks, learning letters, making playdough, tattling on friends, getting crafty, eating breakfast, lunch, and various snacks…we’re totally doing nothing.
What’s so addictive about vlogging and what tips can you give to anyone interested in putting their face on screen?
I love vlogging because it gives bloggers a sense of character and personality that you can really only get by interacting with someone in real life. You get to hear what they sound like when they talk and it brings their blogs to life a bit. For me, vlogging is just as time consuming as writing a blog post, but it’s a nice change of pace. I like to mix things up. My number one tip is simply, don’t be afraid…remember you can always delete your video and never show a soul. Just try it!
Fragmented sentences are awesome. Why do you like them so much?
Ahhh, you’ve been reading my About Me page…I say I love fragmented sentences because I think it gives me an excuse to write like crap. By saying I enjoy crap sentences it means you can’t really call me out for being a crap writer. If I happen to put together a poorly written post I can be all “Well I already TOLD you I like to write this way!!”
Is the apron thing an affinity or is it a fetish? Why aprons?
As lovely as an apron fetish sounds there a number of things I’d rather see my husband wearing than my hot pink polka dotted apron. I just love them…because they’re girly and cute and vintagey.
Tell us about the Writers Workshop and how that began.
Writer’s Workshop is my way of giving bloggers topics to write about. When I first began blogging I found I had a hard time coming up with ideas to blog about, but when I had a prompt I could totally flow. I put together that weekly meme to help bloggers like me fight writer’s block, but it turned into a really neat way to network and increase comments on one another’s blogs.
What’s the coolest thing that’s ever happened to you because of blogging?
Oh my gosh, SO many cool things. Making true friends, speaking at blog conferences, receiving a free VACUUM cleaner, being invited to Athens with two other bloggers to cover the P&G’s Special Olympics Thank You Mom campaign, and finally the freelance jobs and work I do for BlogFrog is all thanks to blogging.
Is the Dog IQ Test scientific or something you thought of after a couple glasses of wine?
The Dog IQ test was something I did with a labradoodle we were taking care of last summer. You walk your dog through a series of tests to see how smart he is. It’s definitely fun to do when wine is involved and I was more than a little disappointed to see that while the dog passed with flying colors, my 4 year old actually failed the same test.
Does Cool Whip really make everything better?
Anything else I forgot to ask or that you want to say?
Hmmm…maybe, Why did you start blogging? That seems like a commonly asked question.
I started blogging after my son was born. With a full daycare and three kids under the age of four, I was looking for an outlet. I started to blog to share pictures and kid updates with family, but ended up connecting with a whole lot of strange women instead. And I’m glad…because they actually respond to what I write and my family never really did.
Bonus Academy Award question:
What is the best chick flick of all time?
When A Man Loves A Woman…it’s that movie with Meg Ryan as an alcoholic. When I was in college I had the entire movie memorized and when I argue with my husband I still bust out lines like, “You’re not MAKING IT BETTER MICHAEL! I don’t know how to make it better and I swear to GOD you don’t either!”
It doesn’t usually help the argument though because then my husband’s all “Who the HELL is Michael!?!” and things just get awkward.
Now that you know Kat check out her BLOG and if you do the Twitter, she’s @mamakatslosinit. Thursday it’s Happy Hour with my guest post-tender, Elle from This is Mommyhood and you’re going to want to see how she closes out the May Flowers theme.