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Carina is the mom whose three boys are the inspiration behind A Punk, A Pumpkin, & A Peanut. Her blog chronicles the adventures her family faces each day as her little rascals grow. With 3 boys all very close in age, I’d guess that Carina is one busy mama!
When did you begin your blog, and why?
Like so many, I started the blog as a way for family and friends to keep up with our first child. Then, when we decided to adopt 18 months later, it became a way for others to go through that journey with us. And then, when I got pregnant during the adoption process and found out we would have two baby boys within a four month period, I knew a good story or two would come out of what we experience on a daily basis.
What is your favorite thing about blogging?
A few months ago my husband asked me why I blog. After some thought and consideration, I realized that it really helps me to focus on the positive in all the things we go through as a family, and more specifically, for me as a mother to three (very) young boys. It is so easy to get caught up in how hard it can be, how tiring, how messy… but the truth is, each of them is such a gift in our lives, and has opened the door to experience such blessings. Blogging helps turn my mind toward all the things I can be grateful for. And there is a lot.
What was your most memorable vacation?
I traveled a lot before I was married. I have been to South America, Australia, Europe and Africa. I love experiencing new cultures, meeting new people, and taking in new landscape. All of those trips were memorable in their own way. I married someone who could just travel in our own state for the rest of his life and be totally content – thankfully we’ve learned to compromise! With all of the amazing places I’ve ventured on my own, the best vacations by far have been with my husband and our boys. Even if it’s just a beach trip a few hours away, doing something fun together makes it memorable. Just this last week, Nick and I took our first vacation alone since our honeymoon – and it was awesome.
If you could have one act of service rendered to you, what would it be?
Weekly housekeeping for the rest of my life. Does that count as one act of service?
He’s Not Yours Is He?: Think before you speak! That’s the moral of this story.
I’ve Been Duped: Don’t believe any gizmos claims that their product will make your child sleep in…..
Focusing On Blessings: Carina focuses on her blessings, and it’s beautiful.
Carina’s answer to why she started blogging and then how that purpose changed as she went along got us thinking…we want to know why YOU started blogging, and in what ways have your blogging goals changed over time as well. Or have they? Come discuss with us in Memories in Motion today!
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vivi b. says
I officially love your blog! =D
What a great experience now that you’re married (pregnancy, all the boys in your life, etc.) and your life as a single (adventure in different countries!)……..
Happy SITS day!
Congrats on your SITS day (better late than never, right?)! Great post, btw- “He’s Not Yours Is He?”
Denine Anderson-Regan says
What a great story to share with people…going to her blog now…
Three boys! Wow. They are adorbale!
love it! added her to my faves 🙂
Cook Clean Craft says
Kids definitely make life more interesting!
It’s amazing how many times adoption brings on pregnancy. Love it!
Leslie, The Cleaning Coach says
I would love weekly housekeeping too! Wouldn’t that be AMAZING!!! I have some fun, fast, and easy green cleaning tips on my blog at http://happycleaning.blogspot.com!!!
Yes! Lifetime housekeeping does count as one! I would have wished for the same. I’m heading to check out her home in the blogosphere.
Hooray!! As an adult adoptee I LOVE reading the “other side” of the adoption story.
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So sweet! I have twin boys (6 months), something we never expected either. I also have three boys, and 1 sweet little girl…how different our lives are now with three boys, huh?? Congrats on your beautiful babies…I look forward to reading more of your posts!
Jayna Rae says
Great post. I am going to take a jaunt over and check things out. I am especially interested in the post, “He’s not yours, is he?”
what an amazing challenge! i think i’m gonna really like this blog! hoppin over!
I am late again…but it’s Friday and I’m happy! 🙂
Losing Brownies says
The boys are adorable!
Liza Morgan says
Such beautiful little boys. What a house full of love!
Great FB today! I loved getting to know her and her beautiful boys!
Miss Rhei says
Blogs do that – make us think with the positive that went through the day. Off to your blog! 🙂
Cute little boys! Happy Friday!
They’re adorable! Happy Friday everyone! 🙂
I took my first glimpse into this blog today and I LOVE IT !!! Happy reading. Check out my newest posts at http://mandiejblog.blogspot.com.
Love to all the Sitstas !!
Teacher Girl says
What a cute family! Off to check her out.
h. rae says
I love stories about adoption… and ALL of her children are just beautiful!
I love the title!
Hurray, Adoption stories! I can’t wait to go read her blog. I’ll bet she is one amazing woman!
The Flying Chalupa says
Weekly housekeeping – yes, please! Sign me up! And I really don’t know how you do it with three little one. Amazing.
Michelle Syracuse says
Great post! I have two little rascals and it’s great be reminded of the joy they bring – no matter what.