Friday, November 13, 2009

Featured Blogger Friday(11/13)-Natural Mommie

Happy Friday all! We have a very wonderful and very pregnant featured blogger today: Amanda of Natural Mommie!

She specializes in all things natural and organic, so if you're an eco-friendly guy or gal, you should definitely hop on over to her blog and check it out.

And don't forget to stop by and wish her good energies on her second child-to-be :-)

Q. What’s your name and blog? What other information would you like to share?

The name of my blog is Natural Mommie.

Q. Why did you choose that name for your blog?

I chose Natural Mommie because I wanted to have a blog specific to natural, organic, eco-friendly, eco-chic products and since I'm a mommie, the name ''Natural Mommie'' seemed like a perfectly combined fit!

Q. Why did you start blogging?

Initially, I started blogging to blog about other giveaways I was entering. I was never a mom blogger, so Natural Mommie was a review and giveaway site pretty much from the start. I would get so excited when I'd come across fabulous eco-friendly giveaways, but they were few and far between so I started working towards making Natural Mommie nearly a 100% green giveaway site.

Q. What kind of stuff do you cover with your blog? Is there a specific genre you write about or is the sky the limit?

My niche is organic, natural, eco-friendly, etc. Occasionally I'll slip in products that are not considered eco-friendly because in real life they are products that we use. I wanted to make Natural Mommie a place where women could come, check out some amazing green products, but not leave feeling guilty they used Mr. Clean that day or because their granola isn't organic or because their kids are wearing name brand shoes. It's all about moderation and slowly morphing into a green lifestyle. I think Natural Mommie proves that it can be done, one eco-friendly product at a time, but without the guilt and being extreme about it!

Q. Name one thing you love about your blogging job.

There's too many to list! Honestly, reviewing the products that I do is probably the most exciting part because, like my readers, many of these products are new to me! Many I've never heard of or knew you could purchase, so being able to try something knew that I didn't know about AND have my readers share in that excitement is really great. I enjoy writing and reading...I always have, so for me to sit and write for a few hours each night is relaxing and a way for me to unwind from the day. I also have a lot of fun playing around with my site, making new images, changing fonts...all that stuff. I probably spend too much time making it pretty, but it's a hobby and I love it! I also love that I get to meet readers and company owners from all over the world-there are some truly amazing, kind people out there that I've been so lucky to cross paths with!

Q. Name one thing you're not quite fond of about your blogging job.

Probably the politics behind the mom bloggers. I've had the opportunity to meet a ton of great women, but of course there's always drama popping up somewhere. I stay away from it and keep happy in my little Natural Mommie bubble!

Q. What’s one random fact about you?

I play the piano and love to sing. You can usually find me taking a break from my laptop, sitting at my piano belting out some Fiona Apple! I started playing when I was 9. Maybe younger? I can't remember now!

Q. Inspiration comes in many forms for different people. What inspires you?

I'm sure this isn't an original answer, but my family inspires me. It's amazing how quickly your goals and passions can change when you have a child. My Son, Aidan, inspires me to be a positive person-to see the fun in life even if the situation I'm in isn't ideal, and to remember what it was like to be a kid again. Seeing his face light up when were doing something as simple as playing with playdoh inspires me to be the best mom I can be and give him amazing childhood memories.

Q. Where else can we find you(Personal Website, Etsy Shop, Twitter, Facebook, Etc.)?

I'd love to have you follow me on Facebook and Twitter! Stop by and leave a message! I love my readers..without them, Natural Mommie wouldn't be what it is today!


Sara Elizabeth said...

Thanks for introducing me to a great new (to me) blogger. I lover her answer to the random fact question. That sounds like me. I have been singing since before I could talk, and I play several instruments. I also LOVE Fiona Apple. So, she is cool in my book. *haha* I am off to check out her blog now. :)

Anonymous said...

I came across natural mommie while surfing giveaway blogs. I like all the new products she reviews and the excitment she shows for it. She is the only one I have actually kept reading and subscribed to facebook, twitter, her blog, honestly I don't know how she does it but I hope she keeps it up.

Randa Derkson said...

I love natural mommie! In my top 3 favorite blogs that is for sure!

Natural Mommie said...

Thank you everyone! And thanks again to Kayla for the mini interview!

The OmniCouple: nice to meet another Fiona fan...I don't think I know anyone who loves Fiona Apple! {besides me!!!}

I'm Not That Girl: SO happy to hear you're enjoying Natural Mommie! I love running it and don't see an end in sight anytime soon! It's become a hobby and doesn't feel like a "job"!

Bewitchin' Kitchen: Thank you!!! I'm glad nobody is getting bored yet!