~Your name:Michelle de Guzman
~Your blog's name w/ link: Real Army of Moms http://realarmyofmoms.blogspot.com
~Type of blog it is: I would call myself a humorous mommy blog. But I have done reviews and I will be doing a give away in September For Blog O Rama 2011.
~Tell us a little something about yourself: Well, if you have read my blog you already know that I have ADD and that I am living in denial over my age. I have three boys 9, 11 and 45. They keep me on my toes while I try to brainwash, I mean train them to be polite young men who flush and wash their hands. What you don't know is that I have lived in 5 countries on 3 continents and no, I am not an army brat. My dad flew helicopters for the oil companies. I have also lived all up and down the coast of California. My hubby and I met right after I graduated from college and he is a local boy so my vagabond days were over. I have a Degree in Mathematics from Cal State Long Beach, and my real job is as a financial adviser. I use humor to get through the rough stuff. And frankly being a mom has been pretty rough. I had always done well in everything I tried until becoming a mom. When my first son let out his first cry I became a mess of insecurity and doubt. I hope I can help other moms get though it by giving them a laugh too.
~If you had only 1 wish, what would it be and why? I wish I could fly. I mean with out an airplane. It has always been my one secret wish...someday I may jump off a building and people will say "Well she always wanted to fly."
~What's your favorite thing about where you live and why? I love year round summer. I keep threatening to leave California when my husband retires but I have to say I will need another place of sunshine to really thrive. I hear West Texas is nice. ANY suggestions will be appreciated.
~What's #1 on your 'Bucket List'? Ahh I don't have a bucket list. I am still in denial about being over 20.
20 year olds don't have bucket lists. But I love to travel and I really want to take the whole family to Italy to see where I was born.
~3 words to describe yourself would be...? Crazy, Loyal, Funny
~1 little known fact about you is...? I am hard on people around me. I expect that people be honest even about short comings. I try really hard to admit when I am wrong and apologize. I wan those around me to do the same. Some times that makes people uncomfortable.
~1 vice of yours is...? Caffeine. I don't drink coffee. Not because I am better than you, but because I don't like the taste. I love the smell. I dig hanging in coffee shops but I don't touch coffee flavored anything. I also have not had a soda in like 6 years. That IS because I am better than you...LOL Just kidding. I am allergic to Equal. It gives me migraines so I had to cut the diet soda out of my diet. And regular soda has WAY too much sugar so I only drink tea. But MAN can I put it away.
~Why did you start blogging? I wanted to help other moms to know that almost no one feels confident in being a parent. And it is OK. And that there are others out there that will help you, even if it is just having someone to relate to and Laugh.
~What's your favorite thing about blogging? The comments. I write about my LIFE. And I always think that I am the only one out there messing up. So when I get comments that say hang in there sister, or I know just what you mean, I feel like I am gonna be ok and my boys will not grow up to be axe murderers. I could be wrong about this but It is what I like to believe.
~What do you think makes for a successful blog? Relateablity. A Blog is like a friendship. I am putting myself out there, warts and all, and when someone else reads my blog and feels like I am their friend I have been successful. All the other stuff, Alexa ratings, traffic. etc that all comes from connecting with other people. If I am doing that then I think I am successful. And if there is another blogger doing that then I am going back to their site pretty often to hang with my new friend.
~3 words to describe your blog would be...? Funny, truthful, sometimes inappropriate.
~What's 1 blog (besides yours) that you think everyone should check out? Oh that is a hard one. There are so many that I go to daily...Hmm I would have to say it is http://sharon-moms-madhouse.com/ . She has 5 boys and 1 girl. She cracks me up and makes me feel like " well she can do 6 I can do 2." But It is a really hard choice there are like 10 that I go to almost daily.