Feature Friday – This Loud House

Welcome back to Feature Friday! I love the bio I got from Marianne and I hope you do too! You can find her at  www.thisloudhouse.com

Hi, I’m Marianne. I’m 36. I have 5 kids ages 11-10months. 3 girls and 2 boys. I’ve been married 12 years to my polar opposite, but truly my soulmate, Drew.
I never wanted to have 5 kids starting out. I said I was “one and done!” But you know how it goes!
And I’ve done both working mommy with full-time childcare to now homeschooling stay at home mom. It’s all crazy hard and rewarding all at the same moment.
I mow my own yard, cook my own food, play the Black Keys on my Amazon Alexa when the kids are whining too much, and just gave up my beloved SUV for a minivan.
More than anything in the world I love spending time with my husband and little people doing a whole lot of nothing together, but at the end of an insane day there is Cabernet and lots of dairy free dark chocolate.
  1. What made you want to start blogging?
    My son Wit had an anaphylactic reaction to milk protein in the formula at 8 weeks old. We almost lost him. His airway closed and he was life flighted to the closet children’s hospital. Thankfully after 2 days under sedation and on all kinds of steroids and meds him airways opened again. This was only the beginning of a total life change for me and my husband and our 2 daughters. My son has 9 anaphylactic allergies and every day is a fight to keep him safe. I started my blog soon after his first episode as a way to release stress and anxiety. It’s been so much for me than a blog! It’s my therapy!
  2. What is your favorite book/movie of all time and why did it speak to you so much?
    I’m a total sci-fi geek! I’m reading the Bone Season series now and love it!
  3. What did you want to do growing up and are you doing it now?
    An actress….um no not even close, but I know I was chosen to be the mother for my 5 kids for a purpose and a reason. It’s damn hard, yet amazing all in one day!
  4. What is the craziest thing you’ve ever done and would you do it again?
    In college, I jumped a 60 ft cliff into the lake below. Seemed like a good idea until I hit the water butt first instead of feet first. The back of my legs was purple for days. Dumb my friends! Dumb!
  5. Do you consider yourself a feminist?
  6. Why or why not?
    Women have the power to change everything! Even as a stay at home mom I am not just a snot wiper or dinner maker. I am raising the next generation of powerful leaders. Leaders who could change the world. As women, we do the hard stuff. Stuff no man could ever do!
  7. What was the best phase of your life?
    Right now. It’s hard as hell. I’m exhausted. I cry. But I know it’s in the beautiful chaos of raising these 5 kids and loving my husband that true happiness lies.
  8. What was the worst phase of your life?
    Going through my son Wit’s first year of life! It was sooo hard! But I made it! If I can do that I can do anything! Seriously.

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