This weekâ€™s featured blogger is Lisa from Our Seven Qtpies.
Tell me a little about yourself and your blog.
My name is Lisa, or Qtpies7, and I am a mom to 7 Qtpies who amuse us to no end. My children range in age from 3 years old to 20 years old, so I get to enjoy all the stages at once. One is in the military, one in college, one in high school, 2 in middle schoool, a kindergartener and a toddler, and I currently homeschool 3 of them.Â I enjoy writing and I love the friends I have made through blogging. My blog is also the place I get to share my opinions, of which I have many, by doing product reviews.
While I hold God as the most important thing in my life, my blog is not a religious blog. My blog is about parenting a large family that happens to be Christian, homeschooling and quiverful.
I love the photo in your header. Your kids really are Qtpies! They must keep you so busy – how do you ever find time to blog?
Thanks so much! They get more and more beautiful every year, in my opinion.
I make time to blog. It is where I gain my sanity back. The benefit is that the kids do the things that give me things to blog about when I am not paying attention, so blogging actually helps me get blog material. My favorite time to blog is in the morning before the kids have gotten out of bed.
What do you find to be the hardest thing about blogging? And the most rewarding?
I love to talk, so blogging isn’t hard, it is holding things back that is hard for me. Teenagers don’t want you sharing thier life with the public, something about a violation of their privacy? Many of their friends read my blog, so I have to be very careful with what I say. I know that people would love to hear about it, but I just can’t share some things. I find it very rewarding when people connect with me, or something I say makes them feel like they are not alone or a failure as a parent. You go through things in life for a reason, and if you don’t share them, you lose an opportunity to help someone else.
What are some blogs that you like to read?
I tend to read mom blogs, of course. I always make time for my close friends’ blogs and a few others: sassyfrazz, I’m Losing It Along the Way, Camped Out on Mt. Never-Rest, and a couple of blogs about large families like mine.
What do you like to do in your free time, when you’re not chasing after your kids?
My husband is great and makes sure I get plenty of free time, because if this mama ain’t happy, ain’t nobody happy! We have found that having time to be a person outside of marriage and parenting is very important and we make it a priority. I enjoy making cards with rubber stamps and other crafts, like Scrabble tile necklaces. My favorite thing to do without my family is my monthly Ladies Night Out. Several women from my church get together to play board games, eat snacks and laugh ’til the wee hours of the morning. Very, very rejuvenating!
Thank you to Lisa for sharing her story with us! Be sure to visit Our Seven Qtpies to read her great reviews and anecdotes!
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