Totsy Mom Committee: Meet Sara!

Can you spot Sara?

What’s your go-to fashion item?  Oooo… tough question. I love my black Marc Jacobs satchel bag. It dresses up even the dullest outfit. And, I live for my H&M khaki trench from last year. It also makes the dullest outfit a little bit dressier. Now, only if the weather would improve here in Chicago so I could wear both!

What’s been your favorite moment as a mom?  The first smile from both my boys and the first uttering of “I Love You, Mom” by my eldest.

What has been your strangest pregnancy craving?  Panera Broccoli Cheddar soup.

Tell us what the funniest thing your kid has ever said to you.  Is there a story behind it?  Oh, you mean when my son thought a tampon was a piece of string cheese? http://www.selfmademom.net/2007/11/03/lookalike-of-the-week/

There are so many topics to cover in terms of blogging.  How do you determine which ones to focus on and which ones are off-limits?  I started the blog when I went back to work after my eldest was born. It really was about me, and my struggle about being a working mom. My husband and I discussed the blog and blogging in general and we set limits to my site – no face forward photos of the kids, my husband’s life is off limits and we don’t get too personal about our family dramas. So, I try to keep it light. Focus on myself, what I’m up to, what I like to do with my kids, and funny things that happens to us. My blog is my personal soapbox and creative outlet — not to air family laundry!

When did you decide to take blogging seriously and why?  What sparked this?  I’ve always taken it seriously. I’ve been working with blogs and bloggers since 2005, and I started mine because I thought it would provide me a good space to write, which I’ve done since college. I never got into blogging for business. I take extra care to make sure that my readers (mostly family members ;)) and community will benefit in some way from what I write.

Sara, in your bio, you mentioned that you have “hobnobbed with pro athletes”, care to elaborate on this? My big secret – I was the first female manager of the men’s football team at the University of Michigan! That was a start… I used to want to be a sports agent, so I worked at various sports jobs all through college and when I graduated. I once escorted Walt “Clyde” Frazier in a limo in New York City! I met Rogie Vachon in the office of the LA Kings during a summer internship. Turns out he used to live down the street from me when he played on the Red Wings! I sat with the baseball star Shawn Green while he signed baseball cards for one of my old clients. Shall I go on?

Sara is a member of the Totsy Mom Committee.  You can read more about her here:  http://selfmademom.net or friend her on Facebook and follow her on Twitter.

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