Family Home and Life is managed by Connie, wife, mother to five and grandmother to nine. She cares for a few of her grandchildren a few days each week and also has a few other charges she cares for part-time. Needless to say, Connie’s a busy gal! But she still finds time to blog about her busy lifestyle for the benefit of others.
Connie believes that life is about making lasting memories, and she strives to help others do just that through regular posts focused on fun activities with children, recipes, being a grandparent, and a host of other topics anyone, especially anyone with grandchildren, will find useful.
Family Home and Life has earned accolades from About.com Reader’s Choice finalist for Best Grandparent Blog, and the blog was also a nominee in the SeniorHomes.com 2012 Best of the Web Awards in the Best Senior Living Blogs category.
Connie’s writing and accomplishments since she began writing Family Home and Life are an inspiration, not only to her readers coping with the craziness of handling 13 kiddos at one time, but as proof that it’s never too late to start or learn something new or to follow your dreams.
Connie originally started the blog as a private portal for family updates. But as she realized her family members weren’t reading it, she opened up the doors to the general public and to a whole new world of opportunity. She discovered she enjoys blogging, so she keeps at it, through all the craziness that life throws at her.
It’s a feat few would have had the courage to undertake given Connie’s daily routine. Many would have given up along the way, maybe in a fit of frustration or just by allowing it to fall by the wayside in favor of having one less item on the endless to-do list. But we suspect that Connie’s newfound love of blogging is as much an outlet to her as it is an inspiration to her readers.
If you’re a busy grandparent, if you’ve been thinking of starting a new business or hobby but think you don’t have the time or the skills to undertake a new adventure, visit Family Home and Life and browse Connie’s entertaining articles describing her crazy days, take a few tips from her organization strategies or get some great ideas for entertaining your grandchildren during their next visit.