The world of blogging – especially “mom blogging” – is ENORMOUS. Possibly over-saturated. Often repetitive. And occasionally too sugary-sweet optimistic to tolerate in large doses. I get that. Everyone has their own way of doing things and I fully respect – and even enjoy! – other bloggers’ styles of blogging.
But it’s just not me.
I tend to do things my own way. I blog, not because it’s my job or “side hustle”, but because I enjoy writing. About things I want to write about. Like marriage. And family. And Hollywood. And hope.
And sometimes I think too much about it all.
But hey, this is who I am. And this is how I blog.
So thanks for stopping by and reading. For real. Thanks.
I’ve been hobby blogging for 3 years now and Google Analytics tells me that I’ve had 125K+ unique visitors stop by. Which, sure, is a drop in the bucket compared to the big-time bloggers out there. But for me, this is a pretty big deal and I feel BLOWN AWAY thinking about all of YOU who’ve stopped by my site at one point or another. So thank you. I might not know who you are, but I still think about you and appreciate you.
Also, See here: Why I Blog. Why I Will Keep Writing.
I originally started this blog (during a struggling point in our lives) as a behind-the-scenes look into pursuing the Hollywood dream with a family in tow. But then, surprisingly, something else happened through this blog. A new confidence emerged, both within myself and within the partnership of marriage.
My husband and I began communicating better. I began expressing myself more. And then we wrote a script. TOGETHER.
It was a huge challenge, in all the hardest – and best – ways. It brought up things we needed to confront in our marriage. And maybe, just maybe, through that journey, I’m now no longer just a “lowly screenwriter’s wife”, but instead a writer, a wife, AND a writer’s wife…all rolled into one.
Oh, and also a mom. Because that’s a pretty big part of my life too, even if I don’t feel like your typical “mommy blogger”. 🙂
So here we are. Still keeping on keeping on. Still married. Still chasing the dream. With our soon-to-be-three young kids in tow. Figuring out how to make life work.
Thanks for joining this journey with us.
Were you looking for the more usual “About Me” blogger spiel?
Hi, I’m Ronni. I’m from Texas, but now live in Los Angeles with my husband of 11 years (we married somewhat young) and our two, soon-to-be-three, young kids. I’m a math teacher by trade, yet I’m always perusing new passions.
I like all the “mom” stuff (DIY, gardening, sewing, activities with kids), but I also like deep thinking and logic and math stuff.
Oh, and I like marriage. NOT because it’s been easy or blissful – but because marriage has been hard. At times very hard. But it’s something I believe in and something I’ve fought for and something I’m proud of. And I’m honest about it. And I hope to help others who are struggling in their marriage as well.
Also, I hope. Because without hope, how else can we survive?
I do social media here:
Facebook – for sporadically announcing when I’ve posted a new blog post.
Instagram – for daily life and pictures of my cute kids.
Twitter – for when I want to be an adult and vent and/or discuss movies and shows I’m watching.
Pinterest – for mommy-ing, inspiration, and pretending I’ve got my life together.
If you’d like to see a bit of what I write about – or at least what people like that I write about – here’s a list of my most popular posts (as of July 2016): MOST POPULAR POSTS
Below were my original goals for this blog, and what I still keep in mind when trying to figure out what to write about:
a) Be a resource for women in similar positions as myself, who unfailingly support their husbands’ lofty career goals, all while trying to maintain their own identity as a wife, mother, and individual.
b) Provide insight into the daily realities of living and pursuing a dream in Los Angeles and the tolls it takes when you have a family in tow.
c) Share knowledge I’ve gained over the years that I believe have helped our family survive. Possible topics include: frugality/living on unsteady incomes, parenting/marriage/family life, general DIY stuff, and other topics I’m interested in and think my readers might be interested in as well.