Guest Star: Multitasking Mumma

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A few months ago, I was pretty new to Twitter. I would lurk and see who said funny things and then strike up a conversation (I know, that sounds stalker-ish). I remember seeing a tweet about seeing rainbows and unicorns, and I laughed.

That was the start of a wonderful friendship with Leighann of Multitasking Mumma, and she hasn’t made me stop laughing. Sometimes, crying.

Her Throat Punch posts are legendary. Her posts about her gorgeous daughter are just beautiful. She stands up for her community. She survived postpartum depression. She also does a mean Snooki impression!

And, here she is.

1. When and why did you start blogging?

I started blogging in January 2011 – this year – because I was suffering from Post Partum depression and felt like I needed an outlet. I was home on maternity leave and the feelings of isolation were overwhelming. I am now a survivor and thank blogging for much of my recovery. Suck on that Internet haters!

2. What do you love most about blogging?

The community support and encouragement hands down! It’s very hard to find a crowd in real life who encourages my sarcasm, snaky comments, and throat punches.

3. Who is your favorite blogger ever?

OYE..
I don’t have one single favourite but I have a lot that I look up to.
Ali from Suitecase Full of Tricks is hilarious and makes me pee a little every time I read her.
Galit from These Little Waves always puts words together perfectly and paints beautiful pictures. I also love her vlogs!
Kimberly from All Work And No Play… Make Mommy Go Something Something has amazing strength and faces struggles with a positive outlook and humor. She makes me strive to be a better mother.
And.. Robin from Farewell, Stranger has accomplished almost half of her life list in 6 months. She’s going places! Watch out for her.

4. Is there a post you regret publishing?

Please define “published” Alison.
I write a lot of complaint letters and letters of suggestion.
If you are referring to my blog, no I don’t regret publishing anything on there.
Yet.

5. What do you love most about being a Mom?

Tiny arms wrapping around my neck every morning.
Giggles bouncing off of the walls and through the house.
Hearing “Mommy!” and anticipating a toddlers smile everyday after work.
Knowing that there is an unbreakable bond between she and I.

6. What’s your favorite time of the day?

Bedtime.

7. If you could go anywhere in the world, where would it be and why?

I’m so lame……fer reals.
I don’t want to go anywhere. I like to stay in my part of the world, however, I would like to trade in my trip money and spend it on clothing and furniture.
Also? I would like new hardwood floors.

8. What could you eat every single day?

Cheese….
Is that gross?

9. Favorite season and why.

Fall… ahhh, I love it.
I love the big fat hiding sweaters, the jeans, the boots, the mittens and hats, the body covering fabrics.
Not just on me. On everyone! I’m so tired of seeing butt crack by the time fall rolls around!

10. One word to describe you.

Exuberant

11. You’ve recently joined World Moms Blog as a contributor. Are more writing gigs like this in the future for you?

I wouldn’t mind some freelance, paid jobs, but I am not actively looking for any right now. If they find me then YIPPEE.

12. You’re getting married next year, congratulations! Tell us about your wedding plans.

I have waited forever to plan a wedding. I was so excited when it was finally my turn. Now that it is I am not interested. It’s too much work. I have gotten as far as the venue, the photographer, and the cake. Now I need a rest for 6 months. I might have more energy if I had gotten married THEN had a baby. What?

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Don’t you just love her? Follow Leighann on her blog, Multitasking Mumma, on Twitter and like her on Facebook!

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  • October 17, 2011 Robin

    Two of my very favourite bloggers together, yay!

    This is a perfect combo of Leighann – love, support, honesty, butt crack and some humour. That’s why I love you, babe!

    Also, thank you Leighann. You are a rock star, and including me on your list is a huge compliment.
    Robin recently wrote…When a Brochure Isn’t EnoughMy Profile

  • October 17, 2011 Aubrey Anne

    Leighann, I heart fall, too. No more buttcrack! woohoo!
    Aubrey Anne recently wrote…Writing Endeavor: Update & Why I’m PissedMy Profile

    • October 17, 2011 Leighann

      Aubrey, you are quickly becoming one of my favourite twitter friends.
      Love that you came to see me over here… it’s a far way to travel isn’t it?
      BUT … I would do it again in a heartbeat for Alison.
      Leighann recently wrote…And Now on the Other Side of the WORLDMy Profile

      • October 17, 2011 Aubrey Anne

        Quite honestly, I would have been here anyway, as I ALSO heart Alison! Two birds, one stone! And while I’m here, I just need to say that I wish I could spell favorite “favourite” legitimately, without feeling like a poser. It’s just plain better than “favorite”.
        Aubrey Anne recently wrote…Writing Endeavor: Update & Why I’m PissedMy Profile

  • October 17, 2011 Coffee Lovin Mom

    I love that I can go other blogs to find more about my bloggy friends..thanks for sharing Leighann!
    Coffee Lovin Mom recently wrote…Saturday Shorts – Children in the CornMy Profile

  • October 17, 2011 Elaine

    I love cheese and bedtime too. 🙂

    Great to see you here Leighann and love that photo!
    Elaine recently wrote…Whatcha Gonna Be This "Hallween"? – Miss Elaine-ous MondayMy Profile

  • October 17, 2011 Lady Estrogen

    Hahaha – yeah. Maybe that’s totally the reason why it’s ‘advised’ to do it in that reverse order. lol.
    Yay, Leighann!

    • October 17, 2011 Leighann

      I like to be a rebel…
      To live on the wild side…
      To take life by the “hair” and ride..

      I take lessons from a blog called Adventures in Estrogen.
      Leighann recently wrote…And Now on the Other Side of the WORLDMy Profile

  • October 17, 2011 Runnermom-jen

    Hahaha!! Leighann cracks me up too!! And cheese? Really? Not chocolate? 😉
    Great feature!!
    Runnermom-jen recently wrote…My guilty pleasuresMy Profile

    • October 17, 2011 Leighann

      thanks Jenn!
      You’re sweet for loving me.
      I really get full of chocolate but cheese I could eat and eat.
      Thinking about it makes me sick.
      All that fat.
      Leighann recently wrote…And Now on the Other Side of the WORLDMy Profile

  • October 17, 2011 Leighann

    ALISON!!!
    Thank you so much for being such a great host.
    You let me sleep in your bed, gave me a full breakfast of waffles and strawberries, did my hair, treated me to a pedi, and even let me lounge on the couch all day.
    I really appreciate it.
    I feel so well rested and ready to face an evening out.
    Man…
    Yah know, you really don’t look like your picture, and come to think of it I didn’t see your son or your husband.
    Also?
    You didn’t answer to your name and you kept telling me to get out.
    Huh.
    Wouldn’t it be funny if that wasn’t your house.
    Nah.
    Leighann recently wrote…And Now on the Other Side of the WORLDMy Profile

    • October 17, 2011 Alison

      Ah – so it was you who was plaguing my sister! She’s been said to look like my twin. Did you steal all her cheese?

      Thanks for hanging out with me here today!

  • October 17, 2011 tracy

    Oh I love seeing Leighann here! I love cheese too – so many reasons to love her. xoxo
    tracy recently wrote…You are a Mother When you Need to Count to Three Hundred..My Profile

  • October 17, 2011 Cookie's Mom

    “…tired of seeing butt crack..” LOL Yet another reason to LOVE the fall. Great feature, Alison. Nice to see you here, Leighann! Keeping it real, as always! 🙂
    Cookie’s Mom recently wrote…Guilty PleasuresMy Profile

    • October 18, 2011 Leighann

      That’s how I roll.
      Butt crack makes me stabby

  • October 17, 2011 Ann

    What a great interview (as always, Alison). I love that MultiTasking Mumma wants to trade her trip money in for clothes and wood flooring…..never let it be said you don’t know what you want!

    Have a GREAT day!
    Ann recently wrote…LasagnaMy Profile

    • October 18, 2011 Leighann

      Thank you Ann.
      I really do love being home with my family but my cat is bulimic (I’m not kidding).
      Hard would floors would send her into a tail spin and me into heaven!
      Leighann recently wrote…And Now on the Other Side of the WORLDMy Profile

  • October 17, 2011 Galit Breen

    Oh my heart be still- you two together! Love!

    Thank you for the glimpse into you! We started our blogs really close to each other- I love knowing that!

    Thank you for the kind words- they mean the world to me! Also? I think you’re pretty amazing, too! XO
    Galit Breen recently wrote…About TattoosMy Profile

    • October 18, 2011 Leighann

      We were meant to be friends, and to live near each other.
      I guess you better pack that family up and move over here.
      That means buy some winter coats and boots.
      Your kids will love it, they won’t even miss the warmth.
      Leighann recently wrote…And Now on the Other Side of the WORLDMy Profile

  • October 17, 2011 Bruna

    I love her! She’s a Canadian girl and she kicks ass!

  • October 17, 2011 Lindsey

    Cheese is delicious, and definitely in my top five. Ok, three.
    Lindsey recently wrote…Are writers righter?My Profile

  • October 17, 2011 Kimberly

    Cheese should be it’s own food group. Seriously. It’s like my crack.

    And your answer to the last one had me laughing! That was so me. I did things backwards too, and I wouldn’t change a thing.
    Kimberly recently wrote…My Guilty PleasuresMy Profile

  • October 17, 2011 Leigh Ann

    You know i love me some Leighann! Laughing so hard at trading in the trip money. And cheese? Who wouldn’t want to eat cheese every day?
    Leigh Ann recently wrote…Week in My Life: SundayMy Profile

    • October 18, 2011 Leighann

      OMG Dude.
      I just saw my own name and was all…
      “Hey, why did I say that?”
      hahaha.
      But it was you.
      Yay, much better than me.
      Love you long time.
      Leighann recently wrote…And Now on the Other Side of the WORLDMy Profile

  • October 17, 2011 Jessica

    Ok, I just said, “me, too!” so many times in my head that I lost count. A sample: Oh, I love those toddler smiles after I’m done working! Also, cake-tasting was hands-down my favorite part of planning my wedding!
    Jessica recently wrote…Cures for the Common BluesMy Profile

  • October 17, 2011 Jessica

    You should let your blog readers plan your wedding. Post a couple ideas you are thinking about and then have people vote. Could be a little scary though with the readers you have (me). 😉
    Jessica recently wrote…Read This While I Cry In The CornerMy Profile

  • October 17, 2011 Mommy's Paradise

    You are a cheese eater, like me and you like bed time. You are my girl Leigh Ann. Just your favorite season is a little bit to cold for me. I prefer it hot, hot, hot, even though I’m complaining about it all the time. 😉
    Mommy’s Paradise recently wrote…Did I really put an end to the screeching habit?My Profile

    • October 18, 2011 Leighann

      I do not understand people who love hot weather.
      I get itchy when I sweat.
      I also get angry.
      I love the cool weather and sweaters and scarfs.
      Snow.
      BRRRRRRR
      Leighann recently wrote…And Now on the Other Side of the WORLDMy Profile

  • October 17, 2011 Kiddothings

    Nice knowing more about you here Leighann! 🙂
    Kiddothings recently wrote…Bentong Farm Visit and A Guilty PleasureMy Profile

    • October 18, 2011 Leighann

      Thank you!
      I had a blast!

  • October 17, 2011 Mark

    You know I’d follow you over here. And although I didn’t make your list of your favorite bloggers, I’m going to wear you down until I do.
    Your Friend, m.

    • October 18, 2011 Leighann

      Mark you adorable picture taking, photo dumping, loving your children man!
      Thank you for stalking me over here!
      P.S. I DO love your blog!
      Leighann recently wrote…That’s a WrapMy Profile

  • October 17, 2011 Kimberly

    Dooooooode….I’m on tears. Me? Really? Thank you so much friend.
    Ps. I love you and your amazing ability to crack me up even on the worst days.
    PPS. I could sustain myself on cheese too
    PPS. Have you picked a bridesmaid yet? I’ll do it 😉
    Kimberly recently wrote…Mimzy Is Her NameMy Profile

    • October 18, 2011 Leighann

      You will? You’ll be a bridesmaid?
      OMG.. I’m honoured.
      Will your speach include the word Vaj?
      Leighann recently wrote…That’s a WrapMy Profile

  • October 17, 2011 JDaniel4's Mom

    Using travel money for home redos sounds like such a great idea! I would love wood floors!
    JDaniel4’s Mom recently wrote…Muffin Tin Monday- Boo for Lunch!My Profile

    • October 18, 2011 Leighann

      I think I’ll put wood floors on my bridal registry.
      Wouldn’t that be great!!
      Leighann recently wrote…That’s a WrapMy Profile

  • October 17, 2011 liz

    I had NO idea you only started this year! You’ve done so much in just 9+ months!
    liz recently wrote…Butterfly WingsMy Profile

    • October 18, 2011 Leighann

      Wow, what a nice compliment.
      thank you SO much! xo

  • October 17, 2011 Missy

    Love multi-tasking mumma! And I LOVE the answer to #9 – totally on the butt crack thing!

    • October 18, 2011 Leighann

      Isn’t that the worst!
      Butt cracks MUST be covered. I am not interested in seeing that area.
      Leighann recently wrote…That’s a WrapMy Profile

  • October 17, 2011 Kir

    first, Leighann you are a ROCKSTAR, and you look AMAZING for all the flying you did to get here (wink) and I have your undies…LOL

    I loved getting to know you even more, wow, you’re awesome. Funny, snarky and adorable. So glad you decided to blog, it’s make the blog world a more FUN place to be. 🙂
    Kir recently wrote…Just Be Enough: The Power of YouMy Profile

    • October 18, 2011 Leighann

      Kir, thank you for your kind words. They mean so much!
      Also?
      Thanks for bringing my undies. Whew.
      Leighann recently wrote…That’s a WrapMy Profile

  • October 17, 2011 Klara

    she must be a very nice girls, after reading the interview i checked her blog and im amazed. she seems to be very sympathic and honest, these things are very important by blogging. i think i will subscribe:)
    Klara recently wrote…Ohrenkorrektion: die BehandlungMy Profile

    • October 18, 2011 Leighann

      THANK YOU!!
      What a sweet thing to say.
      I’m all blushy over here.
      xo
      Leighann recently wrote…That’s a WrapMy Profile

  • October 17, 2011 Elena

    Great guest star! No, eating cheese every day would not be weird at all. I’d join you! Planning a wedding is exhausting. Maybe you should farm out wedding planning positions to readers and give all of us tasks. 😉

    • October 18, 2011 Leighann

      That’s exactly what Jessica said. You two are BFF’s for SURE!
      And?
      I’m not saying no either.
      Hold on to your hats!!

  • October 18, 2011 Mama Track

    Hi Leighann! Great to see you here. And to learn more about you. I love your mom list–those are all awesome things. As is cheese.
    Mama Track recently wrote…On the PatioMy Profile

  • October 18, 2011 Ali

    I make her pee! The #1 reason I love her. I can overlook the fact that she’s a Canadian. Great choice for a guest Alison!

    • October 18, 2011 Leighann

      I imagine that you ARE Canadian Ali. That’s the only way we could be best friends.
      Oh and you can bring me cheap meat.
      Leighann recently wrote…That’s a WrapMy Profile

  • October 18, 2011 Christine

    Planning a wedding is a ton of work. I’ll be excited FOR you. I love weddings.
    Congrats.
    Christine recently wrote…A Close CallMy Profile

    • October 18, 2011 Leighann

      Thank you!
      Your love for weddings makes me think you would want to plan one.
      I might know someone who needs a planner.
      Ahem.
      Leighann recently wrote…That’s a WrapMy Profile

  • October 18, 2011 Jackie

    Bedtime…. ahhh… I love it! It’s the absolute best part of the day!

    Wedding planning… a lot of work…. so why not let us help you?!?! I think that it would be fun! A series of polls!
    Jackie recently wrote…Monday Menu ~ Hot Fruit SaladMy Profile

    • October 18, 2011 Leighann

      heheh,
      I’m getting a lot of suggestions like that.
      I may just let you help me!!
      Leighann recently wrote…That’s a WrapMy Profile

  • October 18, 2011 Hopes

    I absolutely adore Leighann! She is so passionate and FUNNY!! But cracks should never ever be seen no matter what time of year. But would you believe I even see them in Winter. Don’t these people feel the freezing cold air on their asses?

    Fantastic guest Alison!!
    Hopes recently wrote…The Only Girl’s Guilty PleasuresMy Profile

  • October 20, 2011 Lady Jennie

    Now that I have a family I am a homebody. But you might consider traveling to France for the cheeeeeeeeeese.
    Lady Jennie recently wrote…Young Lady Has a FriendMy Profile

  • October 21, 2011 Julie

    I could eat cheese every day too. Every single day.

    Also, I love that I knew most of this about you.

    Also also? I love that every time I see peacock feathers I think about you!
    Julie recently wrote…Let’s go visiting!My Profile

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