An Interview with Anne Younger of The Megalomaniac Mommy
With a big (and growing!) family, are there ways you manage to save money on everyday household items, toys, kid’s clothes, teen clothes, etc?
As our family continues to grow, we do our best to cut on expenses by purchasing second hand items at local rummage sales, and I love to shop the clearance racks. Also, my mother-in-law is an avid “rummager” as well, so she tends to keep us very well stocked too!
Your blog looks like it’s not only a great resource, but a place where you are able to vent. Do you have advice for other moms who may be in need of a space to vent and maybe considering blogging an option?
Blogging has been a great outlet for me. After being a stay at home mom with my youngest for over a year, I decided to start my blog as a way to connect with other moms both near and far. Never did I imagine that I would make so many great friends. I highly recommend blogging as a way to vent. It has done great things for my relationship with my husband, so much that he recently started a blog of his own to help ease his frustrations as well as talk about the things he loves outside of our family.
Tell us more about your 40×40 list:
My 40×40 list is compiled of all of the items I would like to do prior to turning 40. The items that I have crossed off the list were all made possible because of my blogging. After reading a friend’s 40×40 list I was inspired to create one of my own. I am hoping to cross a few other things off after baby #4 arrives. Having the list where others can see it makes me strive to actually cross things off.
You stated briefly in your “about” section you recently earned a degree in Information Technology & Web Design–what inspired you to get this degree?
After I began blogging, I decided to take my love of the internet and newly-found passion for HTML code and put it to good use by finally getting off my bum and going back to school to get a degree. I graduated with my AA in Information Technology and Web Design from the University of Phoenix online in April 2011 and am planning to further my education in the spring in pursuit of my BS.
We all know moms sometimes need a break, so what do you like to do to relax?
I will admit that I do not get the chance to relax very often. My relaxing time is usually after the kids go to bed, and I get to enjoy peace and quiet by myself. I need to learn to take more time for myself and learn to relax…this is what my husband keeps telling me. For me, relaxing by watching a movie with my husband and not being interrupted by the kids is a great time!
Are there any other blogs or useful websites that you recommend to other moms?
I could sit here for days and name of thousands of blogs that I find useful but it really wouldn’t be fair to pick just a few. If you are looking for some blogs to check out I suggest finding them the way I did. Google the topic you are looking for and then change the selection to blogs on the right hand side. This will give you a list of all the blogs that are currently covering that topic. I find this a great way to discover new bloggers all the time!
What are your top 5 tips for all moms?
- Don’t be afraid to ask others for help or advice!
- Never turn down free help or an extra hand, even if it is from your mother-in-law!
- Learn to relax and take time for yourself.
- It is okay to let your kid cry, seriously it will not kill them…I promise!
- Just be the best mom you can be, we all have bad days…I have them all the time!
Site: The Megalomaniac Mommy @ http://themegalomaniacmommy.com