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
- 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!
- 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!
- 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!
- 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!
- Do you consider yourself a feminist?
- 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!
- 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.
- 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.