Happy Monday friends! I hope everyone had a fabulous weekend. We had a weekend of sunshine and 50 degrees which meant a lot of time outside playing and a bit of yard clean up, it was refreshing! I can hardly wait to plant flowers, in Michigan to be safe we have to wait until after Mother's Day. Now on to my fabulous featured reader.
I have the pleasure of introducing you to the very sweet Lolli of Life is Sweet. Do you ever meet a Mom and wonder how she does it all? That is how I feel about Lolli, not only is she sweet as can be but she also is an amazing Mom of 5 kiddos, she runs several blogs, has a joint business venture with her husband and is a photographer! Lolli's blog is always very inviting and is a must read on my list. Please grab a cup of joe and get to know my friend Lolli!
Lolli of Life Is Sweet.
I have been married to my husband for almost 14 years, and we have 5 great kids--ages 12, 9, 8, 6, and 3. The 8 and 3 year olds are my boys--the other 3 are girls.
How did you start blogging?
I started blogging in October 2007 after reading some friends' blogs. I was inspired and decided to jump on the blogging boat. I blogged about my family and our comings and goings pretty casually for a year, and then kicked things up in November 2008, when I started blogging daily.
What is your parenting philosophy?
My parenting philosophy? Hmm.....each child is different and each day is different for each child. In other words, there are no rules that are universal cure-alls, except LOVE. I jsut love my kids, teach them good principles, and take one day (or minute) at a time.
You will never find me without......My camera. I'm a little obsessed!
I am a teacher by degree, and a mom by choice. I stay home with my kids, and blog and do photography on the "side." In my "spare time" I am helping develop and promote our new business, Peanut Butter~Language Learning That Sticks (www.peanutbuttersticks.com). It is the hardest thing imaginable to run a start up company and to put all our eggs in one basket. It's a pretty cool language learning program, so we're hoping for big things from it soon!
Food: I love anything that's well-seasoned. Meat, pasta, you name it. I love to eat just about anything I didn't prepare.
Tv/ Movies: I love LOST. We don't have cable so anything we watch is either on DVD or online.
Reading: I love historical fiction. I recently joined a book club and have enjoyed reading lots of different types of books.
If you had to wear a T-shirt with your favorite saying on it what would it be?
Who knows?! Maybe "Smile!" since I'm always snapping a picture.
Favorite stores to shop at.....Strangely enough, my favorite store (the one I'd pick every time) is a thrift store called Unique. I get a thrill every time I find a great deal.
Other good things from Lolli:
I love blogging and all of the great women I've gotten to know through my blog. It's such an empowering place!
Please leave Lolli some comment love! If you would like to be a Featured Reader please send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org