Share your brief bio:
I am a former stand-up comedian who is now a full time Mommy. I try to bring a little levity to the very serious work of being a Mom.
Tell us a little about your family.
My husband is a restaurateur and we have one son, Noah, who is eight months old.
How do you prioritize time between your family and your blog?
Oh, this is such a challenge. Of course, my family comes first, but I do my best to blog every week day. I’m thankful for my son’s nap time.
How do you relax?
When did you start your blog?
February 14, 2012
Why did you start blogging?
I love to write and I needed a space to express myself that wasn’t in joke form or script form.
How did you choose your blog name?
I liked the iliteration and it pretty much sums up my life as a Mom.
What keeps you motivated and inspired to blog?
My desperation for a creative outlet. And my son, of course.
Where do you see your blog and yourself in 5 years?
Ideally, I would like to be like Joanna Goddard of A Cup of Jo – huge numbers of followers, top of the line sponsorships, a tastemaker – but with a lucrative book deal as well.
Biggest life lesson learned since blogging?
You really can go more than three days without showering if you wear enough perfume (read: blogging during naptime takes precedence over personal grooming)
What is your secret to success?
Humor. Because no matter what happens in the world, there’s always room for the funny.
What do you wish someone would have told you when you first started blogging?
Don’t use Blogger – use WordPress!
All bloggers encounter writer’s block. How do you get past this?
The worst thing to do is stare for hours at a blank page, so I’ve found that the best thing is to go and do something else. Take a shower, take a walk, bake a cake… usually while I’m focused on that other activity I get inspired.
What has been your sweetest success story?
When a friend of mine, who is an excellent and very successful writer, told me that she doesn’t start her day without reading my blog. That felt pretty damn great.
What has been your most popular posts?
This one, BY FAR!
How long have you lived in California?
My entire life (minus a few years in NYC and Europe)
Where is your favorite relaxation location in California?
Big Sur, Palm Springs, Ojai, Laguna Beach, Mendocino…pretty much anywhere that has a nice resort with an “adults only” pool
Do you belong to any other social media networks to promote your blog?
Have you attended any social media conferences?
If so, which ones? No – but I’m dying to!
Share your favorite quote or inspirational thought:
When prepared, fear no one.
Tell us something that most people would be surprised to learn about you.
I have a green thumb and I used to be a stoner in high school (don’t worry, the two are not in any way related)
Is there anything else you would like to add?
I’m excited to be part of this group and meet other blogging Mamas!
Do you send out a monthly newsletter? How can we get on your mailing list if we are interested in more information? I don’t send out a newsletter, but I probably should. My kid really needs to take more naps.
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