Monday, November 17, 2008

Featured Reader: Let me introduce you to....

La Dolce Vita

Happy Monday to everyone! Monday's at La Dolce Vita mean a new Featured Reader. I am pleased to introduce to Heather of Growing in Rejoicing. Heather is a very busy mom of 5 and home schools all of her kiddos, that is truly amazing. I love Heather's answer to what she never leaves home with, you have to read below to see what she said. Go grab a cup of coffee and get to know my friend Heather.

Name: Heather aka Blessed w/5mom of Growing in Rejoicing


Married to my wonderful high school sweet heart of 15 years.
We have 5 beautiful blessings:

dd - 13
ds - 10
ds - 6
ds - 3
dd - born in may

How did you start blogging?

I blog to share my journey. Hmmm ... who would have thought .. I have a blog .

Well, I guess today its all about learning to rejoice in all that life brings -

Whatever happens, wherever we are God is there and we are His - I can't begin to tell you how that changes how I look at life! Well, that's just it, I long to be able to tell you ... I long to find a way to share, to tell, to write about all that God is teaching me as I walk this road called 'life'. So why not in a blog.

If you are a parent do you have a parenting philosophy?

I think our parenting philosophy is to ask our selves "How does God want us to parent the children he has blessed us with?" My parenting philosophy is the Attachment Parenting model.
If you are not familiar with that you can Google it or read anything by Dr. Sears. Each child comes wired a bit different than the others and each parent is wired different, so I don't think there is any across the board "right way to parent". I am truly thrilled to have been blessed with the role of being "Mommy"

You will never find me without...... a child. No days off, sick leave or even potty breaks ... always one in tow (guess that’s why I love baby wearing). And that's not a complaint I love my child filled crazy busy life! My cell phone is a close second ... how did my mom manage with out one of those when we were young?

Day & Night job: SAHM, home school teacher, kids taxi driver, chef, allowance accountant, sporting event cheerleader, wiper of noses, professional baby wearer and baby changer, maker of Milk, kisser of owies ... I could go on and on and I love it.

Favorite Stuff:

Music: I listen to a lot of different stuff, of course lately we've heard a lot of the Go Fish Guys at Go Fish Guys.

Food: Coffee (hmmm... does that count as food? Under which food group?)
If I can't count coffee I guess I'd say gnocchi.
Tv/ Movies: I've always loved the TV show MASH, and now I have a few seasons on DVD!
Reading: My Bible, The Home school Lounge, The Heart of the Matter, Mothering Magazine, and our home school curriculum by My Father's World.

If you had to wear a T-shirt with your favorite saying on it what would it be?

This is hard because some days it might say "I love you!", some days it might say "WWJD?" Then other days, especially with three boys running around, it might say "Holy snappin' duck poo!", but I should let you know we learned that one from Steve Irwin. I guess my most favorite quote or saying would have to be "He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep, to gain what he cannot loose" - Jim Elliot

Favorite stores to shop at:

For kids and baby stuff: Peapods in St. Paul, MN, but for those who don’t live here, check them out Peapods

Also have been known to frequent Attached to baby at Attached Baby

Favorite shop for my self, anywhere that carries Vera Bradley Handbags It’s a weakness, I know.

Extra good stuff:

I've been so blessed to be able to be at home and homeschooling with all my kiddos! And I can't begin to explain the kindness and encouragement I've found from other blogging moms. Especially at:

Gentle Christian Mothers
Board MFW Books
Home School Blogawards
Internet Cafe Devotions

The Homeschool Lounge

A special thank you to Heather. If you would like to be a featured reader please send me a email at


twinklemom said...

That was a wonderful interview with Heather and it's really great to get to know her better; She does an amazing job with her children and it's a joy getting to know her through her blog and other sites.

SnowWhite said...

I love the answer too, about never leaving home without a child in tow. said...

As always an awesome interview!!!

Ladybaker said...

I know Heather for THL. She is a fellow Attachment Parent like myself. She keeps me grounded while 'keeping it real.'
Loved reading this! Thank you!

Jenni Jiggety said...

Another terrific interview!

LLLCCLMom said...

I met Heather when she was just beginning her motherhood journey--when cell phones were larger and emailing was just catching on. This was way back in 1998. Heather is the real deal; she walks her talk and prays her way through life. Thank you for featuring one of my favorite friends. Heather, I'm so glad our paths crossed then and now. LLLove, MLF

Kara Jo said...

Enjoyed reading about Heather...liked the comment about her being a "milk maker, and kisser of owies." Me too.