Happy new year! I hadn’t planned to post anything else until next week, but then I found the WordPress Zero to Hero challenge and decided to go for it. This is perfect timing and I can use all of the help I can get.
The Zero to Hero project is intended to pump life into old blogs and give new bloggers a running start toward building readership. The first assignment is to write a post introducing myself and my blog. You can find a brief introduction to who I am on my About Me page but read on for a more detailed discussion about what to expect from Peace in the Pod in the coming year.
Meet My Family
I am currently a stay at home mom with three awesome kids and the most amazing husband I could have ever found. I worked for state government for ten years, moving between a few different recruitment and placement jobs as my family grew and our situation required adjustments. I was blessed with wonderful co-workers and supervisors, but once Frankie was born, it became apparent that working outside the home and making the kids a priority was not going to work. Someone needed to be home with the kids, and that someone was me.
My husband is studying for his architectural registration exams and will soon be a registered architect. He has worked very hard to achieve this goal and I am so proud of him.
I’m not going to go into too much detail about the kids since they need at least a little privacy. For now, I’ll just say that even though they sometimes make me crazy, I am so blessed to have them. Clara, Will and Frankie are funny, loving, messy, loud and the loves of my life.
They also give me plenty of stories to share. For example, as I was in the process of writing this, Clara took an empty cracker box, taped a pot holder onto the bottom, filled it with snow, and brought it to me to eat. Not exactly my idea of an afternoon snack, but whatever.
Why Peace in the Pod?
So why did I start Peace in the Pod? My original motivation was to make a side income since I would soon be out of work. But as my plans grew, I realized that this was really my way of doing something for myself, something grown up that doesn’t involve changing diapers, refereeing fights, and doing dishes. I love my family but I also need something for myself.
There is so much chaos in our house. The kids are loud and messy and the dog is barking constantly. Nonetheless, we strive to find the peace of God within our family. We often fail but we keep trying. After realizing that this is a big theme in our lives, Peace in the Pod was born.
What to Expect This Year
In 2014, I am planning to bring you awesome content on family, faith, loving the frugal life, gardening, and preserving your harvest. I am also working on The Busy Mom’s Coupon Series. I am so excited about the first two posts in the series – my Quick Start Guide and No-Clip Coupon Options.
Another Plug for More Readers
If you are reading this directly from my website or from Pinterest and would like to get my posts by email, you can go to my homepage and look for the Follow button. I’d like to say that I’m offering a free ebook or printable planner to everyone who signs up, but that just wouldn’t be true. Hitting the publish button and hearing nothing is depressing, so I just have to hope that you will love my material and sign up of your own free will.
Do you have any topics you’d like me to cover over the next year? If so, leave a comment below and let me know!