BLOGGING GRANDMOTHERS SERIES WITH LORI FROM LOVE MY BIG HAPPY FAMILY
The 11th blogging grandmother to be
featured for this series is Lori from Love My Big Happy Family.
QUESTIONS ABOUT YOUR BLOG
NAME OF YOUR BLOG: LOVE MY BIG HAPPY FAMILY – WHIT, WHIM, WISDOM & WONDER!
WHERE DO YOU LIVE: Layton, Utah
WHAT DO YOU WRITE ABOUT: Family Lifestyle
HOW DID YOU COME UP WITH THE NAME FOR YOUR BLOG: I sat down to create my blog and the name just came to me. Family is my biggest passion in life and it is what I blog about so the name is appropriate.
WHAT INSPIRED YOU TO START BLOGGING: Blogging allows me to combine and incorporate everything I love – teaching, writing, art, crafts, children, and everything “family lifestyle” related!
HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN BLOGGING: 2 ½ years
WHAT DO YOU FIND MOST CHALLENGING OR FRUSTRATING ABOUT BLOGGING: Monetizing my blog is the most frustrating thing for me. I would love to be able to earn a modest steady income, but I don’t quite have enough traffic yet.
HOW OFTEN DO YOU BLOG: On average I blog about once a week. Sometimes I blog as much as four times a week or as little twice a month. Having that flexibility is important to me, because sometimes life just gets very full and busy!
DO YOU PARTICIPATE IN LINK PARTIES: Link parties are so much fun; I love to participate in parties whenever I can! I co-host The Blogging Grandmothers Link Party with Dee on the 1st of every month. I have a list of link parties on my blog with at least one or two parties that bloggers can participate in every day.
THE BEST THING ABOUT BLOGGING: The best thing about blogging is that it involves all of my interests and passions in life! Blogging allows me to focus on all the things I enjoy in life and to inspire others others to enjoy their lives as well!
QUESTIONS ABOUT YOU AS A GRANDMOTHER
WHAT DO YOUR GRANDCHILDREN CALL YOU: Gramma
HOW MANY GRANDCHILDREN DO YOU HAVE: I have six grandbabies, four boys and two girls. They range in age from 3 months to six years.
HOW OFTEN DO YOU GET TO SEE YOUR GRANDCHILDREN: Some of them I see 3-4 times a week and some I see 3-4 times a month.
WHAT IS THE BEST THING ABOUT BEING A GRANDMOTHER: EVERYTHING!! I love being a Gramma and spending time with my grandchildren. Watching them learn and grow and enjoy life is magical!
QUESTIONS ABOUT YOU
MARRIED, SINGLE, DIVORCED, WIDOWED: Separated
HOW MANY CHILDREN DO YOU HAVE: I have two biological daughters and two sons who I adopted when they were 13 and 14. Right now my children are 25, 26, 27 and 28!
DO YOU WORK OR ARE YOU RETIRED, WHAT IS OR WAS YOUR PROFESSION: I just started this school year working a full-time job as a Head Start Preschool Teacher. Teaching in the public school system has been a lifelong dream of mine and I’m excited to finally be realizing my dream!
WHAT IS THE BEST AND WORST THING ABOUT GETTING OLDER: Wisdom is the best thing about getting older – wisdom and grandkids!! The worst thing is the aches and pains, of course.
WHAT MAKES YOU HAPPY: Family, teaching and anything and everything creative!
WHAT 3 WORDS BEST DESCRIBE YOU: Caring, Creative and Intelligent.
WHAT ARE 3 INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT YOU: 1) I have a collection of around 300 pig figurines. 2) My three older sisters and I get together every Sunday morning for breakfast and every Thursday evening for dinner. 3) I was once the administrator of a private school that I grew from twelve students to 115 students.
HOBBIES: Blogging, writing, painting, crafting, gardening, cake decorating and being a mom and gramma!
PETS: One Cat – Calli, 3 Goldfish and 7 Tetra Fish.
FAV ICE CREAM: I LOVE coffee ice cream, but curiously I don’t drink coffee.
FAV COLD DRINK: Diet Coke and any kind of Slushy.
FAV FOOD: Chocolate and Fettuccine.
FAV AROMA: Anything Fall/Pumpkin scented (Although I have almost completely lost my sense of smell).
FAV PERFUME: Bath & Body Works – Twilight Woods (Most of the time I can still faintly smell this!).
FAV AUTHOR: Can’t pinpoint a favorite – I enjoy Mark Twain, Hemingway & Shakespeare.
FAV MUSIC: Country Music – I love Tim McGraw, but I also love Rod Stewart!
FAV TV SHOW: I don’t watch much TV. I like The Little Couple.
FAV TV SHOW WHEN YOU WERE A CHILD: The Brady Bunch, Little House on the Prairie and Eight is Enough.
WERE YOU A GIRLY GIRL OR A TOMBOY AS A CHILD: Girly Girl
SPRING, SUMMER, FALL, OR WINTER: I love, love, LOVE everything about fall!!!
DO YOU HAVE A TALENT: Writing, painting & drawing, and crafting.
WHAT TALENT WOULD YOU MOST LIKE TO HAVE: I’d like to be able to play the piano.
EARLY BIRD OR NIGHT OWL: Night Owl!
HOW DO YOU RELAX: I relax by playing word games on my phone.
MOVIES OR BOOKS: Both, but I rarely find time to read these days. My favorite movie of all time is Pretty Woman!
CELL PHONE – APPLE OR ANDROID: Apple
CALLING OR TEXTING: Texting for sure!!!
IS THERE ANYTHING ELSE YOU’D LIKE TO TELL US: I’d love it if you would all stop by to visit my blog and see all the things I’ve written for you! I’m confident that most of you will find something there that will Interest, Amuse or Inspire you!