Welcome to the Traveling Through Thursday Blog Hop 12/23/10 hosted by Living on Love and Cents, Mom On Dealz, Our Kids Mom , and Belly Charms (The Blog).
This week’s Spotlight is Lisa from Raising Future Leaders . Raising Future Leaders is a fabulous blog that I love to visit! She is #5 on this weeks linky. She had some fun things to share with us.
When did you start blogging? I actually set up my blog in Oct. ’09 and then it just sat there for months with no activity. I was so clueless about blogging, I just didn’t know what to do next. Then in May ’10 I had an “ah-ha” moment and have been blogging ever since!
Why did you start blogging? I started blogging to share information about my life, my faith, my family, home birth, natural immunity, homeschooling, being a Mompreneur, and most importantly, raising productive children. I gave up my career as a Dental Hygienist when my 1st baby was born and I’ve been home raising my future leaders for 16 years now. I’m a home school mom of 6 amazing kids and blessed to have had 6 wonderful labors. None of them were pain free by any means, but each was really empowering. My 1st was born at a birth center, the next 5 were born at home, and the last 3 of them were completely planned, unassisted water births. My 6th, and only girl, was a footling breech and the easiest, most peaceful birth yet! I hadn’t really spoken publicly on the Internet about my unassisted births and felt it was time. I had spent years reading other women’s birth stories and was so thankful for the time they took to share their experiences. I really wanted to offer what I could to those searching for answers and help dispel the “birth fear myth”. I’m always the one friends call for advice during pregnancy and when their kids are sick, so I thought it would be a good idea to file the information online. 🙂 That’s basically how my Raising Future Leaders blog evolved.
When you are not blogging what do you like to do? When I’m not blogging, I’m mostly busy being mom, homeschooling, and keeping my household running smoothly. We spend a lot of time at the skateboard parks too, my boys are avid skateboarders & into aggressive scootering. Three of my sons are Civil Air Patrol Cadets and contribute a lot of their time to community service. My 16 year old is the Cadet Commander for his squadron, so we’re very busy with CAP activities. My 14, 12, & 10 year old sons are mentors to down-syndrome children. They spend every Wed. night helping them learn to play the piano through a piano lab. So, I guess we’re a pretty busy family. 🙂
In between, I’m usually reading. For the past 2 years I’ve been devouring every personal development book I can get my hand on. I’ve worked from home off an on in the Relationship Marketing industry for 14 years. Anyone who has been on my blog for more than 30 seconds knows I also love blessing others with cards! I take a few minutes each day to send an unexpected, heartfelt card to someone to let them know I care about them and they’re appreciated in this world. I send 100’s of birthday cards a year!!! I recently started featuring my blog followers and fans on their special day on my blog, so please make sure you’re on my Birthday List here!
I also started doing counted cross-stitch again and I’m loving it even more than I did years ago. You can also find me connecting with my friends and fans on facebook at Raising Future Leaders & Lisa Wible
What do enjoy most about blogging? I really love the relationships I’ve made! Hands down, that has been the best part of blogging for me. Meeting other bloggers has been such a blessing for me as a stay at home mom. Many of these are developing into lifelong friendships. I’m also an infoholic. Is that even a word? I love reading other blogs. I can’t even remember the last time I watched tv. I could totally give our tv away and just read books and blogs!
And anything else you would like to include! I just started a brand new blog devoted to my passion for touching lives through sending cards, Bless Others With Cards. I’ll be documenting my journey and the blessings it’s had on my life as I send cards with 1,000’s of others around the world. I have so many stories that I can’t wait to share. Many of them will literally make you cry! I’m hoping it will be inspiring and encouraging to others. I’d love to have new followers and fans, it looks pretty lonely on there right now. 🙂 You can find my new blog at http://BlessOthersWithCards.blogspot.com and http://www.facebook.com/BlessOthersWithCards
— THANKS Lisa! Everyone stop by and tell her hello! She is #5 this week!
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