I’m a 40-something soccer mom with two amazing daughters, Miss C (10) and Miss A (8). Although we live in the ‘burbs, I’m really a country girl at heart. I grew up where monster trucks, Hank Williams Jr., and field parties were all the rage. I named my chickens, read lots of Nancy Drew, and couldn’t wait to get my driver’s license so I could cruise “town” with my friends. Cue Small Town by John Mellencamp.
Me and my wonderful family at an Atlanta Braves game, summer 2012
Want to know a little more about me? Kick off your shoes, have a glass of wine, and sit down. I can’t say that this will be as riveting as Shades of Grey, but here we go.
I’m a Leo, barely 5 ft. 2, and afraid of heights and opening cans of biscuits. I met my husband in high school and he puts up with my many blonde moments, hence my blog’s name. I am not glamorous or a bimbo.
How did I start blogging? I was fortunate to work from home when Miss A was a baby but once I got into a routine I was desperate for a creative outlet, not to mention a bit stir crazy between deadlines and diaper changes. I’ve always loved to write and mommy blogging was just becoming popular. My husband introduced me to the blogosphere and I was hooked…HOOKED I TELL YOU.
I write about this crazy parenting gig, our beloved mutts, and whatever else tickles my fancy, from shopping to pop culture. I struggle to find 5 minutes of peace and quiet that don’t involve sitting on, or cleaning, a toilet. I’m definitely not at a perfect mom or Martha Stewart. You’ll find more dog hair than DIY at our house!
I was invited to attend several blogger brand events in 2010 (hosted by Honda, Nissan, and Ford), as well as events for GE and Nintendo in 2011. I love chronicling our family travel experiences and have reviewed fantastic destinations such as the Westin and Sheraton in gorgeous Los Cabos, Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort, and St. Augustine, Florida, my husband’s old stomping grounds.
This social media thing? I am a fan…
- 5,300 plus Twitter followers; 1,500 plus Facebook fans
- Featured monthly in The Tennessean’s Family section
- Quarterly guest blogger on the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt’s Wishing Well blog
- Past guest blogger at TravelingMom.com
- Vicks Vapo Rub ambassador, 2011-2012
- Featured in The Digital Mom Handbook, 2011
- Bulldog Reporter PR University Panelist, Top Mommy Bloggers Tell PR About Hottest Trends, Pitching Tips, and Editorial Hooks, 2011
- Lee Jeans ambassador since 2009
- Nintendo ambassador since 2010
- Southern Mama Blogger of the Week, Southern Living’s Live Healthy Blog, 2009
I have a journalism degree from Western Kentucky University and more than 20 years of’ experience in PR, communications, writing, and editing. I work full time as a social media strategist for Christian digital marketing agency The A Group and proudly serve on the boards for Every Girl Counts and Femfessionals Nashville.
I love travel, searching for, and drinking, the perfect margarita, bargain shopping, and watching Mad Men (the AMC show, not actual crazy men.). I am a jeans, t-shirts, and flip flops kind of mom, although I once got my glamour girl on in Beverly Hills.
Email me at blondemomblog @ gmail.com with questions and advertising requests. I publish sponsored posts here on BlondeMomBlog, with guaranteed exposure on Twitter, Facebook, and Google Plus. Please note that I do occasionally link to my Amazon affiliate account. I publish general product reviews and giveaways on BlondeMomShops. I enjoy reviewing fashion and accessories for myself and my daughters, beauty products, family friendly DVDs and video games for the Wii, WiiU, and Nintendo DS, small appliances, food, and travel destinations.
Thanks for stopping by ya’ll! You keep me bloggin’!