I am so excited to share with you an interview I did with my closest bloggy friend, Jennifer Dawn from The Life of Jennifer Dawn. She is a dear and darling friend, whom I wouldn’t have met if either of us weren’t bloggers.
Jennifer Dawn and I met online when I was asking bloggers in a Facebook group for help to redo my blog’s design. Crickets. I asked again. I was holding my breath because I had been blogging for about a year and a half, but not professionally. I was this little blogger that had no clue what she was doing.
She was the sweet small voice that volunteered to help me and wouldn’t take pay, even though I had offered. Oh, and it doesn’t end there. I asked her to “teach me to fish.” It would’ve been a lot easier for both of us if I just gave her my login and have her do it all (which she is amazing at), but instead, I asked her to walk me through the entire coding process to redesign my blog myself.
Jennifer Dawn was beyond patient with me. I was eternally grateful. We grew close and now, I cannot imagine not having her as a friend. We have talked for hours late into the night and we have gone through so much together. I really and truly appreciate her friendship and I am so thankful for her!
Here is an interview I did with her. She is a homeschooling momma and a super hard worker. If you are considering how we can be wives, moms, homeschooling moms and bloggers, read this post. How do we do it all? Read on to find out!
Questions: 1. How does being a wife come through in your blog writing?
My husband is such a big part of my life, so it’s only natural that he frequently gets brought up in posts–always good things. I’m not keen on sharing all of the intimate details of our lives, but I do talk about him as though I were talking and sharing with a friend because you, sweet readers, are dear friends. Here, here, and here are just a few places that the hubby got brought up.
Tim, my husband, is very supportive of my blogging. Through the years, he’s helped with a lot of the behind the scenes tasks like deciphering html coding, fixing technical glitches, picking up items from the store that I need for a post, and, or course, offering guidance.
He’s also put up with a lot of chaos and mess. You know what they say about creative individuals being messy? Well it’s true! Typically our home is tidy, but when I get cranking on a project…ummm…let’s just say that things can get disorderly.
Here’s a conversation that occurred one evening:
(Tim gets home form work. The kids and I are in the kitchen with a mess that looks like a tornado has swept through the room.)
Tim: (Silently scans the kitchen for dinner. It’s there among the chaos. He smiles.) No, problem. As long as there’s food, I’m happy.
Me: I’m working on some crafts and things for the blog. (Tim moves a chalkboard to get to the utensil drawer.) Oh, sorry that chalkboard. I was using it as a prop for some pictures for the blog. Be careful the camera is sitting there. (pause) I love that when I’m working on projects, you don’t even question or complain about the mess.
Tim: I’ve learned to not even ask…I know whatever you’re doing is going to end up being awesome!
Me: Ahhh… Thanks!
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