This morning I was briefly browsing some of my favorite blogs and really loved this one from Joanna from Cup of Jo where she asked her readers to introduce themselves.
This topic piqued my interested because, similarly, I’ve become much more interested recently in learning more about you – the real person (imagine that?!) on the other end of the computer screen reading my words. The personal, loving, and deeply caring emails, comments, etc. that I’ve received regarding our family and Hadley specifically from people I’ve never met (and many that have never even commented on my blog or social media before) moved me to crocodile tears on several occasions. (One email even made my mom a little weepy!)
I feel much more connected to my readers now than I ever have in the 2.5 years that I started consistently blogging. This place used to just be full of my family and closest friends, but my Google Analytics is telling me that you’re coming from all 50 states and 87 countries just in the last 30 days. B A N A N A S.
So I’d love for you to take a quick sec to say hello in the comments! What’s your name? Where are you from? What’s your family like? Do you have a job? How did you find my site? What else would you like to share?
I’ll go first!
My name is Erica DeSpain and though we live in Kansas due to my husband’s job in the military, we both call Alabama our home sweet home. If you’re familiar with Alabama, I’m from the Huntsville area and my husband grew up in Birmingham. The two lights of our lives are our daughters Hadley and Sadie. Hadley will be three in November and Sadie was just born this past April. I worked a few education/public speaking jobs before having our babies, but now I feel very fortunate to stay home with our girls every day and make a part-time income from this part-time love affair I have with blogging.
Your turn! Have a beautiful day. xoxo
Hi! I’m Erica, and I absolutely adore sharing my life on this website with you! I come here almost daily to blab about all of the things related to being a regular wife and mother in today’s ever-evolving society. I share about our new home, what’s on our kitchen table, what we’re hanging in our closets, where we’re traveling to next, my crazy 5 a.m. work outs, how I make time for girlfriends, our faith, and much more. We always have a lot of balls in the air and somewhat thrive on the chaos. I believe in the power of story-telling as a form of inspiration and entertainment, so I’m here to do both! I was born and raised in north Alabama and recently re-planted roots here again after my husband transitioned out of the Army (he is now in the Reserve and it’s going so well!) I’m a super proud mom to two little girls (ages 5 and 2) who seem to be the stars of the show around here (for good reason – they’re pretty great!) I’m so glad you found me and are here reading! I hope we can get to know each other here on the blog as well as Facebook and/or Instagram. xoxo