New Readers–Introduce Yourself!

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It’s been so fun being able to speak to so many mom’s groups lately and meet many new moms! Thank you for signing up for my newsletter and stopping by my blog!

Since some of you are relatively new around here, I wanted to take a minute to welcome you and give you an opportunity to introduce yourself. (Which is why I’m re-posting my “Welcome new readers!” post.)

Take a minute and share a little about yourself so others can get to know you and stop by your site if you have one. (Thanks Jennifer at Conversion Diary for this idea!) So glad you’re here!

Some things to share:

1. Where do you live? What’s your favorite thing about living there?

2. Do you have any kids and if so, how many? What parenting advice would you give in one sentence?

3. Do you have a blog? If so, what’s the name and URL? What do you typically write about?

4. Tell me a little more about yourself: your favorite food, your hobbies, your profession?

Thanks for taking the time to stop by and say hi! I look forward to getting to know you!

p.s. This post was originally for a giveaway–which is why you’ll see the mention of it giveaway in some of the comments–but I learned so much about everyone in the comments that I wanted to save them and create an “introduce yourself” post. :)

108 Comments on New Readers–Introduce Yourself!

  1. Jessica
    August 24, 2009 at 10:44 am (8 years ago)

    Yay! Awesome giveaway!I have three little boys, ages 2,3 and 5. :-)

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  2. Wendy @ All in a Day's Thought
    August 24, 2009 at 1:24 pm (8 years ago)

    What a wonderful giveaway!Three girls (opposite Jessica). 7, 5 and 2. One of my favorite things about parenting is the funny things they say.~ Wendy

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  3. megs @ whadusay
    August 24, 2009 at 1:30 pm (8 years ago)

    What a fun giveaway!!!We currently have 4 kids. One girl (age 6), twin boys (age 4) and baby boy (age almost 2). We are also in the process of adopting a little Girl from China and hoping to get our referral/picture of her sometime next spring!

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  4. megs @ whadusay
    August 24, 2009 at 1:35 pm (8 years ago)

    Just linked up your giveaway on my blog too!

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  5. Tyne
    August 24, 2009 at 1:52 pm (8 years ago)

    Hi Genny, fun giveaway! I have four kids under five years old and my life is constantly wild!

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  6. ~Trish~
    August 24, 2009 at 2:30 pm (8 years ago)

    Thank you for stopping by my blog and your kind words, every little bit helps right? Thanks again! :)

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  7. Amanda
    August 24, 2009 at 2:49 pm (8 years ago)

    I love your tender heart for moms Genny…. and your site is just so easy to gt around and lovely to be at!Blessings-Amanda

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  8. Theta Mom
    August 24, 2009 at 4:19 pm (8 years ago)

    Yay for a great giveaway! I have two children, ages 4 and 1. Life is never dull with these two!!!

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  9. Clementsville: Population of 4!
    August 24, 2009 at 4:39 pm (8 years ago)

    Thanks for commenting today and I'm so glad you found me on Kelly's Korner! I'm super excited about the giveaway! Looking forward to knowing you more!Katie

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  10. StephieAnne
    August 24, 2009 at 4:46 pm (8 years ago)

    Ahhh – a week on a houseboat – someday we'll make that happen! Too fun! As for me – a boy, age 10 – going into 5th grade, and a girl, age 7, going into 2nd grade. One of my favorite sayings in parenting is "This too shall pass" – particularly in the itty bitty years when you wonder if they'll ever be out of diapers!

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  11. blueviolet
    August 24, 2009 at 4:52 pm (8 years ago)

    I hopped on over from the comments on another blog to meet you.I have 2 kids!What a fun giveaway!

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  12. Kristy L
    August 24, 2009 at 5:21 pm (8 years ago)

    Fun! I have 2 kids- boys 4 and 2 1/2 and waiting for a referral of a little girl from Korea any day!

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  13. Recovering procrastinator
    August 24, 2009 at 5:30 pm (8 years ago)

    My kids are almost 5 (girl) and 2.5 (boy) and one due in Dec. I'm skeered about how crazy things will be when that one arrives!

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  14. Kristin
    August 24, 2009 at 6:14 pm (8 years ago)

    I'm a mama of four– 3 boys ages 6, 3, and 10 monthsand 1 girl age 5

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  15. JanMary
    August 24, 2009 at 6:39 pm (8 years ago)

    Not eligible for the giveaway, but here anyway :)I am a mum of 3 in N Ireland. Eldest daughter 11, about to start grammar school this friday. Middle daughter of 9, youngest is a wee red hair full of personality who starts school next Tuesday.I am a sahm/wahm – I digi-scrap for others (personalized gifts/cards) and now make handmade jewelery too.Looking forward to having a wee bit more "me" time for the first time in 11 years, with all kids in school.

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  16. Marketing Mama
    August 24, 2009 at 6:48 pm (8 years ago)

    Interesting – lots of links, but not as many comments (yet!)My name is Missy and I have two little ones – a four year old son and a one year old daughter. I work full time out of the house – my blog is my biggest hobby. :)

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  17. Barbie
    August 24, 2009 at 7:38 pm (8 years ago)

    I have four children, daughters 18 and 9, and sons 15 and 6. I work full-time for my pastor and love my job!

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  18. Barbie
    August 24, 2009 at 7:48 pm (8 years ago)

    I am following you on Twitter!

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  19. Barbie
    August 24, 2009 at 7:48 pm (8 years ago)

    I add your buttom to the side bar on my blog!!!

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  20. KellieS
    August 24, 2009 at 9:02 pm (8 years ago)

    Hi Genny!I am officially following you on Twitter. Kellie

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  21. KellieS
    August 24, 2009 at 9:07 pm (8 years ago)

    OK, so I have 6 kids. So…I decided to tell you about them in 6 separate comments. The first…my beautiful daughter, Kori, who is married and serving in the US Navy. She has one of the most brilliant minds I know and is great at video games. Kori loves roller coasters, bats, whales, and is afraid of the dark at 24. She will still snuggle with me, her Marmie.

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  22. KellieS
    August 24, 2009 at 9:13 pm (8 years ago)

    The second…my modelesque, tall girl, Kayla, or Meg (middle name) as I call her. She is currently in Cosmetology school and flying past most of her classmates because she has been doing hair for a few years.At 23, she is a gentle peacemaker who would do anything for anybody. An artist at heart, Meg is unique in all that she does. I love that she stays close to her family but shows a sense of independence.

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  23. KellieS
    August 24, 2009 at 9:18 pm (8 years ago)

    Number 3…Abigail (or Abbey) is 17 and totally independent. She is mostly focused on her studies; which is fine with me. Her friends are wonderful and keep her busy when she isn't in a book studying. I sometimes wish she would spend more time with me; I sort of miss her.My future doctor, Abbey will be a strong leader and solid woman of the future.

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  24. KellieS
    August 24, 2009 at 9:22 pm (8 years ago)

    Number 4…McKenna, my glamour girl. She loves the mirror, clothes, shoes, and make up. Her bedroom sustains a tornado touchdown every morning before school while she figures out what to wear.A keen artist, she hopes to have a career in fashion designing. I hope she does too; her sketches are fabulous! She's only 14, but I'm already having nightmares about her driving.

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  25. KellieS
    August 24, 2009 at 9:27 pm (8 years ago)

    Am I done yet? Oh, yeah, 2 more. My fifth child, Judah (the only boy) is my sweetheart. He loves his mom…and his X Box. At 12, he is just starting to become a young man who isn't quite interested in girls yet. I'm sure they are noticing him though; his sister cut his hair; it's worthy of a second look.

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  26. Maria@Conversations with Moms
    August 24, 2009 at 9:31 pm (8 years ago)

    I'm not participating in this giveaway since I'm not a US resident but wanted to say hello anyways. Thank you for passing by my blog.

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  27. KellieS
    August 24, 2009 at 9:31 pm (8 years ago)

    And then came number 6, Lyric, my 14-month-old. The oven obviously wan't done baking muffins yet. She is so lucky to have a mom who has 24 years experience. I think she is going to be a singer/dancer or some kind of interpreter. I love snuggling with her in the morning after the other kids go to school. She took her first steps on Saturday – a joyous moment!

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  28. Elizabeth Byler Younts
    August 24, 2009 at 9:42 pm (8 years ago)

    HI again! I'm a SAHM writing mama of 1 tot. She's sweet as can be and is 2 yrs & 4 mos.

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  29. FaithBarista Bonnie
    August 24, 2009 at 9:46 pm (8 years ago)

    Fun! I hope I win!I have 2 boys – CJ & TJ. CJ's the 5 month old always trying to shove 10 fingers in his mouth. TJ's the 3 year old who can't stop talking from sun up to sun down.My thoughts on Parenting? … Where do I start! I need sleep is #1!

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  30. Jackie @ Our Moments Our Memories
    August 24, 2009 at 9:48 pm (8 years ago)

    Awesome, Genny! This would be a great early start to some Christmas shopping.Well, you know me, I have one 3 year old, Savannah, and am praying for many, many more :)

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  31. jen@odbt
    August 24, 2009 at 10:23 pm (8 years ago)

    Found you via my friend's blog No Small Thing. I have 3 kids – a boy (8), a girl (6) and a boy (4). They keep my life busy and fun. I used to think I would be so excited to finally have some time to myself when they're finally all in school but now I'm thinking I'm not sure what I'll do.

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  32. Bartholomew
    August 24, 2009 at 10:53 pm (8 years ago)

    I'd love to introduce Backgammon to my niece. She already loves books but wish to get her more interactive. Nice site!

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  33. angie
    August 25, 2009 at 12:37 am (8 years ago)

    My kids are 9, 7, 5 and my twins are 3. I've found that kids can be brutally honest. And, that they potty train when THEY are ready.I've been subscribed to your blog forever, and if I don't follow you on Twitter, I will in just a sec.

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  34. Melissa B.
    August 25, 2009 at 12:57 am (8 years ago)

    I've got 2 chicas~22 & 19. Parenting style? Whatever works! Seriously, I tried treating them as adults, even from an early age. No baby talk in our house, except when we're talking to the cats. Some of this "style" must have stuck…my gals are great!

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  35. Sande
    August 25, 2009 at 2:58 am (8 years ago)

    Hey Genny Got ten kids; six boys 15,13,9,5,3,1 and four girls 18,17,11 & 7.My brain is hurting today when I use it so just use one of my bio's:Learning to love my other unconditionally, mother my babes extraordinarily, to live life passionately and fully, to work fun and laugh hard, exposing truth and finding freedom all while feeling the adoration of my Papa.

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  36. An Ordinary Mom
    August 25, 2009 at 3:39 am (8 years ago)

    I have 3 little ones. An 8 year old daughter, a 4 year old and very energetic son, and a 13 month old son.Hooray for giveaways :) !!

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  37. An Ordinary Mom
    August 25, 2009 at 3:39 am (8 years ago)

    And I am now following you on Twitter.

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  38. Kim H.
    August 25, 2009 at 5:26 am (8 years ago)

    1st time visitor! Woo hoo! I popped over from Kristen's place. Can't wait to poke around some more.I'm a Mom of four kiddos, two girls, ages 15 and 4 and two boys, ages 8 and 12.My kids never seem to amaze me — their boundless energy, their love of all things imaginary, the funny things they say. I say, even though it's a hard job, I wouldn't trade it for anything~

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  39. Kim H.
    August 25, 2009 at 5:27 am (8 years ago)

    Okay, I apparently shouldn't be leaving comments at 12:27 — I meant to say "they never CEASE to amaze me!" MUST GO TO BED NOW!!!!

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  40. Lisa @ Stop and Smell the Chocolates
    August 25, 2009 at 6:00 am (8 years ago)

    Lovely giveaway Genny!I have 1 son who is now 10 years old and starting 5th grade in the morning!My hubby and I have found the most help with parenting from the Lord! It's also so nice to get advice from other experienced moms!

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  41. Stephanie
    August 25, 2009 at 8:37 am (8 years ago)

    Hi Genny! As you know, I have two beautiful little girls: a 5-month-old and an almost-3-year-old. Motherhood is an amazing journey and I love how being a mom "refines" my character and makes me a better person. I am always trying to be better…to be more…because I know that my girls are watching everything that I say and do.stephanie@metropolitanmama.net

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  42. 9uy
    August 25, 2009 at 9:05 am (8 years ago)

    As a new father I'm glad I found your blog, you do wonderful things.

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  43. JennyMac
    August 25, 2009 at 11:52 am (8 years ago)

    You and your awesome giveaways!I have a little man who is 2.5And consistency, and being level headed are the keys to survival in this house.

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  44. Emily
    August 25, 2009 at 1:28 pm (8 years ago)

    Hi Genny!I am Mama to one 9 month old baby boy!

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  45. Frugal Femina
    August 25, 2009 at 6:47 pm (8 years ago)

    I follow on Twitter!FrugalFemina @gmail .com

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  46. Jaye @ canadian-mom.ca
    August 25, 2009 at 8:17 pm (8 years ago)

    Terrific idea and giveaway :) I have a 9 month old son – he loves crawling and cruising on furniture while I try to catch him.

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  47. MamaOtwins+1
    August 25, 2009 at 8:59 pm (8 years ago)

    thanks for stopping by my blog. What a neat contest I found when I returned the favor :)I have three boys, twins and a singleton.

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  48. MamaOtwins+1
    August 25, 2009 at 9:00 pm (8 years ago)

    i'm following you on twitter now!

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  49. MamaOtwins+1
    August 25, 2009 at 9:02 pm (8 years ago)

    tweeted about youhttps://twitter.com/MamaOtwins1/statuses/3542393872

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  50. Jaime
    August 26, 2009 at 4:27 pm (8 years ago)

    I have one baby so far, a boy, 16 months. I love the stories and advise you offer on this site! Thanks!

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  51. Gina C
    August 26, 2009 at 11:09 pm (8 years ago)

    You know about me, but here's a quick run down. Writing mom of four, homeschooling two, still striving for that balance and getting better the older me and the kids get!I follow you on twitter!Going to subscribe right now!

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  52. Heather @ Not a DIY Life
    August 28, 2009 at 12:27 pm (8 years ago)

    Hi Genny! So glad I stopped by today – I'm following you on Twitter now. That's where I do my of my connecting/networking these days.Thanks for stopping by my recipe blog this week – that's just a secondary blog that I keep. I'll put my main blog URL in the McLinky. To answer your question, I have 2 beautiful daughters. Susie, who is in heaven, would be 5 this December. And our wonderful Ladybug, who is 2.25 years old. have a blessed day, Genny!

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  53. KellieS
    September 2, 2009 at 9:55 pm (8 years ago)

    I keep telling Lyric that I'm going to win that gift certificate so I can get her the tent. Right now we use a sheet over her daybed to create the illusion of a cozy tent. The real thing would be so much better.

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  54. Amanda
    September 3, 2009 at 3:46 am (8 years ago)

    Man I'd love that little tent for my little boys!!I'll follow you on twitter if you follow me k?:)Blessings-Amand

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  55. Honey Mommy
    September 7, 2009 at 9:20 pm (8 years ago)

    What fun! I have two young sons (the oldest is three) and they would LOVE to win some fun toys!

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  56. edj
    September 14, 2009 at 5:23 pm (8 years ago)

    I'm a new reader, thanks to your comment on my blog today. 1. I live in Morocco. I love how beautiful it is.2. I have a 14 year old boy and 12 year old boy/girl twins. Advice? Um…discipline is not the opposite of love but a part of it. Also, teach them to cook early on; it will simplify your life.3. http://www.planetnomad.wordpress.com I write about being an American family living overseas. 4. I'm a travel writer and an ESL teacher. I love to read and can get through many books in one week, sometimes. (Messy house weeks) I am addicted to good strong black coffee.

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  57. Barbie
    September 14, 2009 at 6:12 pm (8 years ago)

    Hi Genny! I have been blogging for a few months now. I blog pretty randomly, about my life, my kids, things God is teaching me. I love your blog! I have four children, ages 18, 15, 9 and 6. I work full time as a pastoral administrator at my church. I am a coupon clipping queen and enjoy reading, coffee and spending time with my family!

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  58. Kirby3131
    September 15, 2009 at 1:18 am (8 years ago)

    HI Genny! I'm Kristin and I live in Jacksonville, FL right near the Mayo Clinic where my husband had a liver transplant Dec 23rd, 2005. I like living here because this is where I can help other transplant patients going through what we went through & we don't get snow!I don't have children, but I love them dearly.I blog every day at http://www.ttelroc.blogspot.com – called The Goat. I talk about things I love. Whether it's a palm tree or my nieces or things I find interesting. It's an eclectic mix of things, but always family friendly.I'm really getting into photography. So much so that I'm going to start my own Etsy shop in the next few weeks. I rent furnished condos, that I own, to people going through Heart, Lung or Liver transplants. I love my family and I live 1200 miles away from them, but because of the internet I am blessed to be an active part of their lives. Thank you Genny. I'm so happy that you have started blogging again!Kristin – The Goat

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  59. Jennifer
    November 11, 2009 at 12:13 am (8 years ago)

    1.I live in a small town in north Florida. I love the fact that we live on a 40 acre farm. The best thing about being here is it's simple, no chaos (well from the outside world), and it's just peaceful. We have some of the most gorgeous sunrises & susets.2. I have two children, both boys. Carter is 4, and Tucker is 8 months. I would advise parents to be prepared for the unexpected, both good & bad! :)3. I do blog, and I love it!!! My address is https://thedaysillremember.blogspot.com/I blog about the little things that make up my family. The daily happenings of farm life and being the mother of boys… it gets interesting sometimes!!! :)4. My job is being a mom. It's the hardest yet most rewarding job I have ever had. I have a passion for photography, which can you will see on my blog. I love to hear my children laugh, I love to hear my oldest son recite bible verses and sing songs I didn't even know he paid attention too. I love chicken, french-fries, ranch dressing and I love to eat out… because I do not like to cook!!!! I have been married to my husband since 2003, and we've been together since my senior year of highschool. I do hope you'll stop by my blog for a visit. Take care, God bless!

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  60. ~ Judy ~
    November 13, 2009 at 4:22 pm (8 years ago)

    Hello Genny! (What a lovely name!)Saw your link on Conversiondiary and wanted to say hi and thanks for the nice welcome to your wonderful blog!1. Where do you live? What's your favorite thing about living there?I live in the beautiful woods of Pennsylvania and my favorite part of that is that it is so easy to feel God's presence in this quiet, natural setting.2. Do you have any kids and if so, how many? What parenting advice would you give in one sentence?Yes, we are blessed with 10 children, ages: almost 25, 19,14, almost 13, 9, 8, 7, 5, 4, and 2 1/2One sentence? Ok: Surrender ALL to Christ.3. Do you have a blog? If so, what's the name and URL? What do you typically write about?We own a website called Homeschool Faith and Family Life which offers support, resources, and encouragement to family, faith, and homeschooling lifestyles. Find it at https://www.thebestofhomeschoolfaithandfamilylife.com/I also blog on BENMAKESTEN at https://benmakesten.blogspot.com/and DAILY BLESSINGS at https://www.momoften.webs.com/ My favorite memes are kept on A Thankful Woman's Book of Blessings:https://thankfulwoman.blogspot.com/and our nature blog, Backyard Glory can be reached through a link on these other sites!I write about our daily homeschooling life and Catholic Faith and delight in sharing the JOY and Blessings, challenges and trials with others along the way!4. Tell me a little more about yourself: your favorite food, your hobbies, your profession?My profession is first and foremost as a homemaker and also working from home as the site owner/webmaster of the site I mentioned above. My hobbies are hanging out with my family, enjoying Mom's Nights with friends (in a special little corner we set up in my basement that we like to call "The Candle Room",)reading, discussing the Faith, blogging, and watching good movies.God bless you and your beautiful family! Stop by sometime!

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  61. Melanie
    December 29, 2009 at 6:34 pm (8 years ago)

    Hi Genny!Just stopping by to say hello! Very nice blog!

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  62. Amie Henderson
    January 1, 2010 at 3:22 am (8 years ago)

    Hi lovely blog you have. ah the kiddies are sleeping but now the hubby needs the computer haha so lets see if I can do this quick :)I live in New Brunswick Canada. Its the country life for me.Have two kiddies? What parenting advice in one sentence, hmmm good question need to think about that one…enjoy all the little moments…yeahI do have a blog mostly for my sister inlaw, and started one for photography aswell. https://www.artofthemoment.blogspot.com/andhttps://photographsbyamy.blogspot.com/Love my coffee in the morning, hearing my kids laughing,and photography.Be back in the morning with my coffee to read some more :)

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  63. Bevy
    January 9, 2010 at 4:18 pm (8 years ago)

    Hi! I'm Bevy from over at http://www.treasuredupandpondered.blogspot.com and have an etsy shop called http://www.bagsbybevy.etsy.com Welcome to check those out – whenever, if ever. ;)I am married, with two little ones(15months apart in age), and we live in Southeastern PA. I pretty much grew up in this general area – my hubby is from VA – we met through eHarmony a little over 5 years ago.I guess you can read my blog to find out more about me/us… I'm so glad to have found your blog through (in)Courage, and I'm sure I will be checking back more often since I've opted to follow your blog. :)This is a great idea for new readers to introduce themselves…Neat!! thanks

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  64. Kristen @ Moms Sharpening Moms
    January 12, 2010 at 9:41 pm (8 years ago)

    Genny,After reading your moving poem about Grace at (in)courage, I had to check out your blog! It is beautiful and so informative! Your writing is fabulous!Thanks so much for checking us out last week…we appreciated it! I look forward to reading more from you.

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  65. Debbie
    January 15, 2010 at 5:34 pm (8 years ago)

    Hi Genny,I'm Debbie and I came to your blog through Laura Lee Shaw's blog. I live in Phoenix, AZ but was born and raised on Long Island, New York. I have grown to love the desert and dry climate in Phoenix along with the mountains and even cactus. I have no children although we tried for many years. I have wonderful nieces and nephews that I get to spoil though and for years I taught bible study to 2-5 year olds. I have a blog called Heart Choices. My background in nursing and my faith combined give me plenty to write about. I'm currently working with my hubby of 25 years in the tech field and social media.Good to meet you,Debbiehttps://www.heartchoices.com

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  66. LifeasParents
    January 22, 2010 at 10:17 pm (8 years ago)

    Hi, I'm Michele from http://www.lifeasparents.com. I write about parenting in my 30's and my desire to work from home.I have one child that will be horrified about everything I've been writing about him. My advice, Go with the Flow.I love sushi and photography. I work at the University of FLorida.Thanks so much for following and I am now following you from MBC.

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  67. Tammy
    January 28, 2010 at 11:16 pm (8 years ago)

    Hi Genny…just came over from Santiago Twins. My name is Tammy and I live in Washington state. I love the NW…beaches, mountains, cities, rain forests…we have it all. I have a 9 year old daughter and a 7 year old son. My advice is to have dinner together every night. You learn so much from your kids during that 30 minutes. I started my blog just over a month ago: https://tammystwocents-tammy.blogspot.com. I hope to be able to do some awesome reviews and giveaways soon. I love blog hopping and am meeting some amazing friends! Stop by and say hi!

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  68. Laughing Lioness
    February 1, 2010 at 3:22 pm (8 years ago)

    I'm the blessed Momma of 5 -ages 23, 19, 15, 10 & 7, homeschooling Momma, writer, educator, therapist.Best parenting advice: Sympathize with the hearts of your children.My blog: https://goldengrasses.blogspot.com"Crafting the extraordinary from the ordinary."Your blog is wonderful! I've already added 3 book suggestions for my 52 in 2010 challenge = )!!

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  69. Angelina
    February 4, 2010 at 2:36 pm (8 years ago)

    My name is angie…I live in Ohio..I have been blogging for over a year- and started a second blog this month for my entire family to post on…Major in Horticulture wife to 1 amazing manmom to 4 insanely funny kidsdaughter of young parentssister of 1 brotherLOVE BLOGGING Love your site! Im now a follower…:)angelinadawn.blogspot.com

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  70. Finding My Weigh
    February 28, 2010 at 12:44 am (8 years ago)

    Hello there!I'm a mom of 2 – a 4mo old girl and a 2yr old boy. We live in Vancouver, BC. I JUST started blogging and the address is https://imfindingmyweigh.blogspot.com. The best parenting advice I can think of is to remember to laugh. Even through the sleep training, the screaming, the wet underpants…children are a gift and a darn funny one at that!

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  71. Deb K
    March 2, 2010 at 7:38 pm (8 years ago)

    Hi Genny! Great blog that you have here!I am now following you form MBC!

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  72. Alexia
    March 4, 2010 at 1:17 am (8 years ago)

    Love your blog.Alexiahttps://www.lamammablog.blogspot.com/

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  73. busylilgal
    April 5, 2010 at 9:55 am (7 years ago)

    Your post about the mom's patience really touched me this morning. Thank you! I live in Ohio in a suburb outside of Dayton. What do I love most about living here? Hmmm…I think it's that the Lord has given us everything we need and so much more here. Our church, great thrift stores, fantastic quilt shops, beautiful parks, and an amazing library just around the corner from us.I've just started my blog called Busy 'Lil Homemaker. I write about a little bit of everything, but hope to use it to share what the Lord is doing in our lives and to share tips for other moms. I'd love it if you'd stop by! https://busylilhomemaker.blogspot.comWhat do I enjoy? When I am not writing or doing school with our girls, I love piecing quilts, reading, spending time with my husband, friends, and baking. Susan

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  74. Stephanie
    April 9, 2010 at 12:56 pm (7 years ago)

    I love this post idea! I may borrow it, if you don't mind. :)I'm a mommy with 2 kiddos, ages 4 & 1. My parenting advice is over on my site: https://www.TheHelpingMommy.com. I saw you over on MBC and am following you now. Come check out the Ultimate Blog Party and meet some other mommy bloggers: https://www.5minutesformom.com!

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  75. jeaneth jackson
    April 13, 2010 at 11:22 pm (7 years ago)

    Hi, my name is Jeaneth and I have three beautiful children. We live in Guatemala City, Central America. We have the best coffee in the whole world; therefore, I love drinking coffee with my friends. My oldest daughter is 14, Daniella is almost 9 and Edgar Emilio is almost 7 years old. Being a mom is something that I enjoy and sometimes I feel like running away from. My youngest is Autistic which is something that takes a lot of my time and energy, I enjoy doing both. My only advice: enjoy your children while you have them at home and get tones of patience!!!

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  76. Jan
    April 22, 2010 at 1:05 am (7 years ago)

    Hello I'm Jan and we are retired and enjoy life in a country town in Australia. Yes I've joined Blogspot recently and am enjoying it here. I've joined in a few of the weekly posts… and met some lovely people.Look forward to joining in here too.

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  77. Michele
    April 28, 2010 at 3:25 am (7 years ago)

    1. I live in Oakland, CA. I love it here. I was actually born here and then after lots of moving around I grew up in Santa Cruz. I never thought I would move back to Oakland, but a job and my boyfriend (now husband) were both here. It's extremely diverse and close to everything–city, beach, mountains.2. I have two girls under two. Parenting advice: drink lots of coffee and don't take the tantrums personally.3. My blog is called papoe, which is what my daughter calls the game peek-a-boo. http://www.papoe.typepad.com I write/rant about my life as a wife and mother. I've also just started a page on it called "Manic Monday" which is about how songs/albums make you reflect on certain moments/events/times in your life.4. I work part-time as a nonprofit program director, mostly doing grant writing. I love sushi and chinese food, and anything fried. Other than my new hobby of blogging, I like to watch baseball, watch movies, television, and in my life before kids, I read a lot.

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  78. Dr.Mom
    May 26, 2010 at 5:20 am (7 years ago)

    Hi, My name is Melissa. I am a new blogger. I am a married mom of two wonderful kids ages 2 and 5. I live in Rocklin, California and came across an article you wrote in Sacaramento parent. Your blog sounded interesting and I thought I'd take a look. I love your blog by the way. I am a pediatrician turned stay at home mom and I call this phase of my life my "on the job" training. I've decided to blog about it sharing relevant and hopefully interesting antecdotes or parenting, health and safety issues we all face as moms. My blog is titled "Confessions of a Dr. Mom" and you can find it at https://mommamd4two.blogspot.com/. Thanks so much for having such a welcoming and entertaining blog. I am a follower! :-)

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  79. Karen
    June 18, 2010 at 4:17 pm (7 years ago)

    1. I live in Central PA. Favorite part? Fall. I'm originally from Ohio where fall turns the leaves in our yards yellow or brown, with the rare red and orange. Here in PA, the landscape becomes brilliant colors of yellow, orange, red, and purple. You look at the mountains and think, wow God is awesome.2. I have a 3 month old son. Parenting advice: When you want to put you baby down, hold him for 3 more minutes and enjoy him.3. I do blog. http://www.imitationofmary.blogspot.comI write about my experience as wife and mother. I also am reading "The Imitation of Mary" and reflect on that.4. I love potatoes, and recently discovered the joys of white fish. I like photography, but am lacking a good camera due to a dropping accident 2 years ago. I am a former pre-school teacher, and now SAHM.

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  80. M.Z.
    July 9, 2010 at 9:18 pm (7 years ago)

    1. I live in NY, not the city. I don't like living here. There's just not enough diversity. But it's peaceful and scenic.2. I have two children. My advice to parents is to let them eat cake, they will only be children for a short period of time.3.I have two blogs.In her own words: ihow2010.blogspot.com/ MommyHooD: https://mommyhd.blogspot.com/one is just a personal blog and the other is more mommy focused.I'm a SAHM and student. I love to write short stories. Check out Creative Endeavors section on my personal blog to see if I'm any good. lol.

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  81. Sandy S.
    July 15, 2010 at 12:48 am (7 years ago)

    1) I live in Bellevue, WA, hoping to move out a little into the country soon. I guess my favorite thing about living here is that we're closer to family…we were an hour long drive from everyone before we moved, now we're about 20-30 minutes!2) I have one son who just turned 3. Advice in one sentence would be "Be the parent and set the rules, the kid isn't supposed to run the house!"3) I do have a blog. Suddenly Sandy https://suddenlysandy.com Right now I write about pretty much anything and everything…someday I'd like to do reviews and giveaways, I'm trying to get some structure to my blogging!4) I'm a stay at home mom, I love to read. My husband is a mortgage broker who works from home, so he tends to keep me busy with admin tasks when I'm not being a mom/wife. I enjoy sewing when I have someone who knows what they are doing helping me, I like to knit and am a nut about cleaning and organizing.

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  82. Lindsey
    October 17, 2010 at 2:38 pm (7 years ago)

    Hi! I have two daughters, 2 years 9 months and 4 months old. I was in the Air Force for 4 1/2 years and now I'm a stay at home mom.I'm just getting into giveaways and reviews on my blog, so come by and follow me! I'm following you! :)https://almcrock.blogspot.comThanks!

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  83. Suzi
    March 3, 2011 at 5:41 pm (7 years ago)

    I have two spunky boys. Big G is 6, and sweet Baby G ( who we just adopted) is 2 months. My blog usually consists of adoption updates, funny stories or cute pics of my boys, ramblings about my faith, etc. I am always looking for like-minded young moms to connect with, so visit my blog and leave me a comment! threegfamily.blogspot.com

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  84. projectedprogenitor
    May 16, 2011 at 2:15 pm (6 years ago)

    Hi there! Stopping by from SITS. Fellow blogger at "The Projected Progenitor."Married, Aspiring-Mama. Infertile Myrtle. Living and working in Greater Boston where I'm an attorney and non-profiteer. Enjoying your blog! Be well!

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  85. Abby
    May 16, 2011 at 2:58 pm (6 years ago)

    What a clever idea! My name is Abby, and I'm the author at http://www.abbygabs.com. I would consider myself a humor writer, although I'll write about just anything. I love Photoshop, Donnie Wahlberg, coffee, bad television, and books. I don't have any children, although I want so badly to be a mommy, and I'm married to my college sweetheart and love of my life. (He crops a LOT on my blog…and isn't immune to the Photoshop thing, either.)Can't wait to get to know you and some of your readers!Abby

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  86. ~Erin~
    May 16, 2011 at 5:05 pm (6 years ago)

    1. Where do you live? What's your favorite thing about living there? I live just outside of Charlotte, NC and I love being in the South :-)2. Do you have any kids and if so, how many? What parenting advice would you give in one sentence? I have one boy, 9 weeks old! Parenting advice? I haven't gotten there yet…haha!3. Do you have a blog? If so, what's the name and URL? What do you typically write about? I actually have 2 blogs. One is a personal/family/whatever blog at http://www.mrsmcentire.blogspot.com and the other is a fitness and health blog at http://www.erinsfitlife.blogspot.com4. Tell me a little more about yourself: your favorite food, your hobbies, your profession? Hobbies are fitness and family, which is about all I have time for these days :-P

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  87. OneMommy
    May 16, 2011 at 6:52 pm (6 years ago)

    Stopping by for my first time from SITS. I live in Ohio and have a 3 1/2 year old daughter and 2 year old son. I love to read, although most books nowadays have pictures, lol. And I love to write, which is how I started blogging. After 11 years of teaching and then becoming a SAHM I needed some interaction with the outside world! I'm going to be following you now – Congrats on your SITS day, once again!

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  88. Laura Grace Andry
    May 16, 2011 at 7:39 pm (6 years ago)

    Stopping by from SITS and taking a peek at your site. I will Follow GFC your blog & I look forward to reading more from you.My name is Laura Grace Andry and I am a stay at home mother with two little boys. I am new to blogging and am having a great time so far. Check me out @: https://MomMart.blogspot.comI blog about my everyday experiences with motherhood as well as product reviews. Hopefully soon I will be hosting giveaways as well.

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  89. backtoallen
    May 17, 2011 at 1:34 am (6 years ago)

    What an awesome blog! I came from SITS and I'm so glad I did–in fact, I'm new there and just trying to figure things out. My name is Lisa. I'm a single mom with three kids (14, 10 & 7) and I'm also a writer. I blog at https://www.backtoallen.com/writers_blog about being a mom, dating after 40, Cupcake Sundays with my daughter and anything else that comes to mind :) I'm exploring the world of blogging and hope to improve and incorporate it more into my business. I'll be back on Monday!

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  90. Lady Jennie
    May 18, 2011 at 4:56 pm (6 years ago)

    I love this idea for welcoming your readers!Okay. I live in France just outside of Paris. My husband is French. Our kids are 7, 5 and 2. My website is https://aladyinfrance.com .I write about cooking, gardening, kids, France and sometimes about faith or pain or depression.My professional background was pretty varied – living in Asia and Africa and NYC doing anything from teaching to selling ad space. I'm happy where we are now and feel like I've been a tumbleweed ever since I left college and finally have a place to put roots.

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  91. Lotte
    May 19, 2011 at 9:28 am (6 years ago)

    Hi Genny, My name is Lotte and I'm a mom of two little boys (almost 4 and almost 1) in Amsterdam. My parenting advice is: Everything is a phase! (It's become my mantra for tough parenting times). And to enjoy doing it instead of getting it done!I'm finishing up my master's degree in American Studies and write a blog on the side: This Dutch Home ( https://nutmeggirl.blogspot.com ), with stories about life as a start-up wife and mom, from the Dutch perspective. I hope you'll stop by!Glad I found your blog!xx lotte

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  92. Monika
    May 23, 2011 at 8:33 am (6 years ago)

    Hi,my name is Monika and I live in Prague – Czech Republic (Europe). Right now I´m SAHM with almost 2 months old daughter Terezka (Tereza), so I´m still learning to be mom :-) My profession is Accounting Supervisor in insurance company.And something about me – I´m Christian girl who like scrapbooking, travelling and spending time with my family. my blog is here: http://www.vlcaci.blogspot.com

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  93. Monika
    May 23, 2011 at 8:33 am (6 years ago)

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  94. Jeanie Cullip
    July 25, 2011 at 4:09 am (6 years ago)

    Hi, I am Jeanie Cullip aka Cup of Joe with Jeanie! I am so glad to have found your blog and the Mom Mondays! a latte of blessings & giggles,Jeanie

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  95. Mariann
    September 10, 2011 at 1:51 am (6 years ago)

    Hello I am Mariann I have never seen an "introduce yourself" section in a blog. I LOVE it! Since I'm new here, I'll just right in! :-)I live in Washington State near Seattle. My fav thing about living here is all the greenery we have here all year Long!We have one daughter she is 5 1/2 years old. My parenting advice is, Get messy thats what a washing machine is for!I do blog, http://www.simplymariann.com I usually blog about life. I am a wife and a mother, those two things give me endless amount of blog material, am I right? I also blog about traveling down the Raw Food path. I have type 2 diabetes and am curing it with Raw Fruits, and Veggies!My fav food was Chinese Food, now its homemade juice we make with our juicer. My taste buds have changed A LOT! We are home schooling our daughter and this year is our first "official" year. We are all very excited. My hobby is crafting, photography, and blogging :-) I hope this wasn't too long of an intro…can't wait to read more about you!

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  96. Carrie
    October 26, 2011 at 2:14 pm (6 years ago)

    Hello! I just discovered your site on the 5 Minutes For Mom Wednesday link up! I live in GA and my favorite thing about the southeast is the short winters and long summers! We usually wear flip flops through October. In fact, it is gorgeous weather this week, mid 70s. I have four children. Parenting advice? I don't considered myself qualified to extend advice – LOL. I'm still learning every day! My blog is https://www.obeyingheart.com. I write about living faithfully and courageously, and homeschooling. Sometimes I throw in an easy recipe or two. I'm attempting to venture into a home-based business where I collect images (both old and digital) and compile the precious photos into video keepsakes. My business is Memories by Obeying Heart. I'm currently remaking a video for my mother as a birthday gift and another as a baby gift. They are fun to make and I love extending the warm fuzzy feelings to parents, grandparents, and friends. Besides all that, I love to read, mostly nonfiction right now. One of my favorite parts about homeschooling is all the fabulous read-aloud books that we've done in two short years. We just began THE HOBBIT. Very awesome that I can read books I missed in my own childhood! Thank you for extending this invitation to share information with readers. I look forward to returning to your blog often!

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  97. Ann Philip Verghese Ariel
    November 11, 2013 at 12:36 am (4 years ago)

    Hi Genny,
    I so glad to be here,
    I am a freelance writer
    from India, I have a blog
    and intermittently i post contents,
    But Hus. is also a blogger and he
    take blogging so seriously I am
    giving both the links here.
    Thanks for this initiative.
    Keep inform
    Regards
    Ann Ariel Philip
    My link: https://annisblogging.blogspot.in
    My Hus’s link: https://pvariel.blogspot.in
    Thanks again for your valuable time.
    Best

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  98. Allison Brewer
    December 2, 2013 at 4:18 pm (4 years ago)

    Hi Genny- I am Allison. I live in Roseville and I just joined the writing group here with Lisa! I used to work full time for a “global computer company” too (Intel) and left to be home with my kids in 2009. I have two boys- 5 and almost 8. I write a blog (www.getnatured.com) that started as a healthy living blog. Many of my posts have been food-related in the past, but I’m getting away from that and focusing on other aspects of healthy living now. I just launched a series called The Winter Project that will go through the end of February. I will be sharing my “bag of tricks for staying buoyant” (as I call it) for fending off the winter blues. Nice to “meet” you! :-)

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  99. Alice
    July 29, 2014 at 5:30 pm (3 years ago)

    Hello Genny! I’m coming to via Holley Gerth’s God-sized dream book. Recently I retired from public education after nearly 30 years. I like to say that I’ve done just about everything except coach a sport and drive a bus, and we’re all really happy about both of those. My husband, Tom, and I are blessed with 3 grown children, 2 amazing granddaughters, and 2 very spoiled cats. Tom and I both come from carpenters’ families, and our first jobs were at camps (Boy Scout and Camp Fire Girls). We were made to be together! All 3 of our children are talented artists, writer, musician, and visual artist. Not sure where those qualities came from, must have been their talented grandparents. We love Jesus, each other, and our family. And I love writing! Thanks for welcoming me to your website. Look forward to exploring and enjoying it.

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