Today I get to share my ice cream again. Oh how I love to share my ice cream. It really does make the day brighter, seem to move faster, and the company is always fabulous.
Today, I have a very special lady. She is a single mother to two teenagers. I have a pre-teen, and I’m terrified of the teen years, but this lady seems to be taking it all in stride. She’s got a loud voice in protecting her children (and yours) from the evils of bullying. She’s informed in tackling the horrors of teenage depression. She shares her deepest darkest secret. She understands the importance of good role models. She even dares you to make a difference in 2011. She’s got a list of teen trends she’s discussed on her sidebar.
Please welcome Laura of Ziggy’s Blog!
This week I asked her 5 questions in a little interview.
When did you start blogging and why?I started blogging in January 2009. I’m not sure why I started blogging, except that I started using twitter & every “mom” I followed had a blog, and I was so taken in with everything that I decided I wanted a blog. So I started with a design on blogger. After I wrote 3 posts, I was like “what am I going to blog about”. I mean, I go to work & school (not very exciting). Anyway, after talking to my daughter, who was a “troubled teen” from 14-16, I decided to take my blog in that direction, blogging on dangerous teen trends & other teen topics, with some less serious posts.
What is your biggest pet peeve?I’ll have to get back to you on that one. I’m sure I have one though.
Describe yourself in 30 seconds.In 30 seconds…I’m very laid back, quiet, unless I know you then I could talk all night. 30 are seconds up.
If you could change one thing about your physical appearance, what would it be? If I could change anything about my personal appearance, it would have to be my post-pregnancy belly that just will not disappear (well it might if I put more effort into exercise, but who has the time).
What has been your hardest struggle as a single parent?
At first thought, I would say the hardest thing is probably financial, but even married couples have financial problems. I would have to say the hardest part of being a single parent is having to make those tough decisions by myself. When my daughter was cutting, doing drugs, running away, I had to decide “do I put her on house arrest” (which I did) or “put her in treatment” (which I also did) & I couldn’t discuss it with her father (long story), so making decisions that would affect my daughter either in a positive way or negative way was really tough. Of course, she’s now in college, working & doing great, so life as a single parent has gotten easier.
Isn’t she fantastic? Run on over and show her a bunch of love. She’ll be back on Monday with a Valentine’s post to rock your socks off.
Are you looking for my Red Writing Hood post? It’s right here: No Way Out.