What the heck do you do for a living?
Well, let me explain. I was a teacher for 4 years, it’s what I went to school for. In 2015 I quit teaching to pursue Internet Marketing full-time. I’m now the manager for a local firm that helps our clients with online lead generation. When my son was born, I only went back to work 2 days a week so I could be home with him more.
I also consider being a blogger and content creator as part of my career- it’s my side hustle. I certainly put in the hours and do make a second income doing it.
Where do you live?
I live in Connecticut – we bought a house in 2019. I’ve lived in the north all my life and although you’ll often hear me complain about the pains of winter (I really hate being cold), I’m a New England gal at heart. As much as I hate to admit it, snow is really (really, really) pretty. Plus, it’s hard to beat quaint New England towns in the summer.
What camera do you use?
I have a whole post about the camera equipment I use for blogging and Youtube here.
Who takes your pictures?
My awesome husband has taken on the all-encompassing role of “blog-husband,” which requires taking many of the photos when I’m in them. I also utlize a tripod a lot.
Where can I get that ___ you’re wearing?
You can shop it all here!
How do you stay fit?
That’s sweet of you to ask. I like to dance while I vacuum, it’s exceptional cardio.
I also walk A LOT. We live less than a 1/2 mile from downtown so I walk to the post office, grocery store, coffee, bank, hardware store. I pretty much walk everyday.
I also wrote a post all about my diet, if that helps.
Between your blog, your YouTube channel, working part time, and being a mom – how do you do it all?
Coffee and good vibes for real. Also sometimes a stiff drink doesn’t hurt.
Did you sleep train Miles?
We used The Cradle Coach (not sponsored) to sleep train Miles. It allowed for us to customize his sleep training to a method we were comfortable with. Miles was not an easy baby to sleep train but he now does pretty darn good! He sleeps through the night (usually about 11 hours) and currently takes two 90 minute naps (I’m writing this as he’s 10 months old)
Advice for a new parent?!
Everything is temporary. The good stuff and the bad. When you’re in the thick of those hard newborn days remember it’s just a phase. It’ll pass VERY soon. The hard stuff will pass —but SO will the good stuff. Soon you’ll be able to shower again and eat an actual mean, but soon those gummy milk drunk smiles and newborn snuggles will disappear too.
Can I send you my ____ to review?
I don’t write dedicated product reviews. If you’d like me to try out a product or hear my opinion on a product by other means, you can reach out by email.
Do you accept guest posts?
But First, Coffee is curated 100% by yours truly. I don’t currently accept guest posts on my blog.
Will you be an affiliate for my product?
My website does contain affiliate links. However, I don’t typically don’t accept affiliate sales unless it’s part of a bigger campaign or for a product I already use myself and love.