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- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -My name is Danielle. I am a freelance writer, a blogger, and a stay-at-home mom with 3 boys. My life is nothing more than Unorganized Chaos. I write for 5 different blogs, and I host a radio show called Messy Moms Radio. My older boys are ages 7 and 5, so most days they are in school leaving me at home alone with my 2 month old. I like to stay busy though and so I do a lot of things online. I used to work a full time job until I had problems with my pregnancy that forced me to stay home. Now I stay home because I want to. I'm fairly new to blogging so I wanted to share my story with all of you here at Dawn's Disaster. Thank you Dawn for giving me this opportunity.
It all started when I was pregnant with my now 2 month old baby boy, CJ. My pregnancy was miserable! (To put it lightly) Compared to this pregnancy my other ones were a walk in the park. I had morning sickness throughout the entire 9 months, I had back pain so bad that I was in Physical Therapy, and I even when I could stomach some food I would get heartburn really bad. It was horrible. Towards the end I started to get what they call Prodromal Labor which was my body having contractions that wouldn't go anywhere. Needless to say I was not a happy camper.
Someone suggested to me that I write about my experiences. I used to be a freelance writer but that was before I got married and had kids. I found out about Blogger by doing some research one night when I couldn't sleep. I decided to start my own blog to use it as a way to vent my frustrations. I called it Unorganized Chaos X 3. I called it this because I have always joked that my life is chaos just a little unorganized. The X 3 stands for my 3 children. My first blog post was called Today is just Not a good day. I had no idea what I was starting. I loved the fact that I was writing again and I loved even more that I got to write about my life. I started to write more about my pregnancy and my boys. I felt as though I finally found something I was good at. Then it all spiraled out of control as things in my life usually do.
When CJ was born I started breast feeding. I decided to write an online diary based on this. So I started Diary Of A Breast Feeding Mama. I have so many ideas running through my head every day and my 1st blog just wasn't enough for me so I started a cooking blog called Nourish Your Appetite, and a blog based on activities and diy projects called Frogs, Snails, Puppy Dog Tales. I started gaining followers and still can't believe that anyone would be interested in what I have to say. The Radio show came about because I love to give advice to other moms and I love talking to other moms.
I try to keep my blogging at a minimum. I don't let it affect my daily life or time with my kids. I'm still a mom first and foremost. I blog mostly during the day when the boys are in school and its just me and CJ. I also blog at night when everyone is asleep and I should be too. I just keep going with the flow and I will see where this all takes me. For now its just for fun, in the future you never know.