What My Family Thinks About My Blog

Hello Dear Readers –

I’m with my family right now in Arizona.

And well……….my family reads my blog.  I wouldn’t mind if they didn’t.  But they do, and it’s quite sweet (I’m just still amazed to have anyone read it.  🙂

I knew my Mom & Dad would be excited about the blog.  They’re always so supportive of anything I do.  But I thought some of my siblings might think I was crazy to be a blogger.  My family isn’t always so warm and fuzzy.  We tend to speak our minds and there’s usually lots of opinions in the mix on all things related to politics, business, religion, economics, education, etc.  I figured having this blog could possibly be a source of ridicule (You’re doing WHAT full-time?  For free?  You’re sharing all that on-line when you could be working?)

But…..well……they love the blog.  

One sister was talking about it and I said, “So what other blogs do you read?”  I figured she’d be more in the know than me when it came to other blogs.  She said, “Yours.  Yours is the only blog I read.  pshhh – I don’t have time to read anyone else’s blog.”  I felt quite honored to think that my busy sister, who’s a mom of three, made time to read my blog.

And then, my brother, George, was excited to hear about our classes.  He seemed very impressed that we were doing that.  But he said, “You guys HAVE to provide something that’s recorded, for the people that can’t make it to the live class.”  I know, guys.  We will be working on that soon.  Big brother is after me on that.  I’m just thrilled he likes the idea.

And, my sister-in-law, Dominique – well, she’s one of my favorite fans.  It really means a ton to have her support.  Like some of my sisters, I thought it would be hard to win her over.  But she’s crazy about the thing.  She has a blog, too, and surprised me with this amazing post, “What My Husband’s Kid Sister Taught Me About Love.”  I couldn’t believe it.


P.S.  I’m being a terrible blogger.  No pictures from my trip.  Sorry about that!

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  1. james.stephanie July 7, 2012 at 7:43 pm - Reply

    Mara, I'm excited that you are in Arizona for selfish reasons. My husband and I just booked a trip to Scottsdale for a long weekend. Since we've never been I would love some suggestions..restaurants, activities, sights to see…

  2. Anonymous July 7, 2012 at 9:01 pm - Reply


    I have recently (well,today) moved to the city for July and August (with my daughter and husband). I am an opera singer and have connections in the city. I have a blog about a singing Momma and I am curious as to whether you know of workshops/classes…etc. about blogging, writing or anything else creative. I enjoy reading your blog. I can't even remember how I happened upon it but I am glad that I did. I am also going to see about attending any institute classes.


    Here is my blog:

    If you have any thoughts, would you mind sharing them? Thanks so much:)

  3. Charlotte July 7, 2012 at 9:32 pm - Reply

    You definitely need to record those classes missus, I miss out because I'm in a whole different time zone!

  4. mark56m July 9, 2012 at 12:46 pm - Reply

    Love is the only truth. Its wonderful to see young people like you get that..and even better you share it. Made my day 🙂 #56M

  5. Sophie July 9, 2012 at 6:55 pm - Reply

    Good for you! I recently told my friends about my blog and their reaction made me smile. I just discovered your blog and have been looking around for a good half hour until I realized I should probably tell you how enamored I am with it. So, new follower!

  6. Eat My Scabs July 10, 2012 at 3:02 am - Reply

    welcome! I love this land of endless summers, nothing like the big city. But it is my home. It would be rad to carve out a minute to say "hi" and pick out vintage bow ties at the antique mall or something. enjoy your vaca!

  7. Anonymous July 10, 2012 at 5:29 am - Reply


    I have never read a blog before, nor have I written one. Would you mind giving me some tips on getting started? I will always make time to share my opinions with the world. 🙂

  8. Marie July 10, 2012 at 12:45 pm - Reply

    I miss you Mara!! Hope you're having a good time 🙂

  9. Sierra July 16, 2012 at 6:05 am - Reply

    haha my family just makes fun of me for being in the "bloggin world" yet they love my blog and read it all the time. I just know it 🙂 haha. I am new to your blog. Newest follower. I love it. so much.
    Oh, Just Living the Dream

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