But the silver lining of this gloomy morning is that it’s Mom Friend Monday. So let’s just get to it!! Today we have Vanessa from Vanessa and the Bees!
Vanessa: Thank you! When I first started my account it was just my first and last name, soon after I was pregnant with Zane I decided I wanted to make my account public and change the name. It then was ourlittlebees. I wanted to use the word bees in my name for the simple fact that without them this world wouldn’t be anything. And without my children I wouldn’t be me. Once my account started gaining more followers I wanted to change it again to give it something from myself and keep the bees, so Vanessaandthebees was “born”.
Vanessa: To me it means just a simple day at home, whether I’m doing simple tasks such a cooking or cleaning. To having a picnic in the front yard. We aren’t the family that does huge blow out vacations every year, we’re pretty content with a beautiful hike in the woods.
MB: That’s exactly how we are! We love exploring new places as a family and often times they’re right in our backyard! What would you say is your strength as a mama, and what would you say is your weakness?
Vanessa: My biggest strength would be being able to handle multiple situations at once. My weakness would be my lack of patience 🙈 something I need to work on for sure.
MB: Haha girl I hear ya! Patience is not my forte! I’d actually love to meet a patient mama. They must be unicorns! So what is your favorite part about blogging, and what is your advice for a mama wanting to jump into the blogging world?
Vanessa: Oh goodness this is a hard one because I don’t consider myself a full time blogger. I love the thought of it though 😂. However I love being able to share things that inspire me so I do hope they inspire others. My only advice would be to post what you love and don’t let the blogging world or Instagram for that matter consume you!
MB: That’s great advice! It really can get overwhelming and consume you. Remembering why you started – because you enjoy it and wanted to share that love with others is so important! Since we are all nosey, what’s in your morning cup?
Vanessa: Coffee!! I live by the quote “coffee is life” with that being said I have at least 2 cups a day.
MB: Yes! I die without coffee – so today might be my funeral haha! If you could plan your ultimate mom friend getaway where would you go and what would you do?
Vanessa: I’ve never really been a spa girl so I’d have to choose a camp something like Camp Wandawega . I love the outdoors . So sign me up for fishing , hiking and s’more making.
Vanessa: Don’t take everything to seriously. Life to short to be high strung all the time . (Can I say high strung?) just enjoy the now!
MB: Haha perfect mom wisdom! Sometimes I think of the Joker and ask myself “why so serious?!” Lol. Thanks so much for joining us! It’s really been great!
Vanessa: No! Thank you for having me . It been a pleasure.