Hey, thanks for stopping by my blog. I am Nicole, and I’ve been writing online for 12 + years now.
I’m a mom to five teenagers. That seems to define me pretty well, even though I have plenty of other titles that go along with that, including but not limited to taxi driver, lawyer, teacher, chef, nurse, therapist and personal assistant (though I’m working on this last one). Yep, I just said I had five teenagers. I also have a toddler and a newborn in my care frequently as well as several adopted pseudo children of various ages who may or may not crash here on a near nightly basis. It’s crazy around here, but I love it.
Passion for Cooking:
I don’t just blog here at Crazed Mom, I also blog over at Daily Dish Recipes. If you get hungry, I have a blog for that. My other passion is eating… okay so it’s not actually eating, it’s cooking and baking and I love sharing recipes I have created, mostly exclusively from scratch. I love my food blog, and enjoy working with major brands developing recipes for them.
I might be a mom, and I might have my hands full with about a million things, but I also have my hands full of the latest and greatest technology. Call it a hobby, call it an addiction, but I absolutely love technology and I’m into trying all of it. Coming from a long line of non-techie people, they don’t get it, but surprise, surprise… my teenagers do and they love the techy, geeky side of me.
Anti Bullying Advocate:
Bullying has got to stop. It is a serious, life changing experience for many and can and will haunt many for a lifetime. It is my mission, as the parent of 5 teenagers, to arm parents with the necessary tools and information to help their children in the best way. Online bullying is at an all time high, with all the technology at our children’s disposal. I speak loud and clear, often and anywhere, about anti bullying and will continue to do so.
St. Louis Mom:
I live in St. Louis, Missouri and love my city. I have lived here for most of my life with a few years away, only to come running back to the place I call home. I have seen this city through the eyes of a child, a teenager, a young adult and now an adult and mother raising five children. I often blog about St. Louis topics, including the history, cool places to go with kids and most importantly teenagers. Yes, my teenagers still like spending time with me. And we love coffee houses and other cool venues, so I’m sure we will be sharing.
Planner & Organizing Junkie
I have always been slightly obsessed with office supplies. I never understood why, but I it’s because everything has a purpose and looks pretty when together. That eventually moved over to organizing. I love to organize my home and I love finding products that make that easier. Take it one step further, and Hi, my name is Nicole and I am a Planner Addict. As in, I can’t go anywhere without my planner. I have a calendar planner and a bullet journal (which is more like a to-do list). I really don’t think I could survive without it.
I used to be a freelance writer by day and a novelist by night. Now I have given up most of my original freelance gigs and taken to novel writing in between the blog posts. I drink way too much coffee, spend way too much time with my iPad plugged into my ears and far, far too much time in front of a computer screen. I write so much every day, its a wonder I haven’t started suffering from chronic carpal tunnel syndrome yet.
Too Many Interests:
I have way too many interests to list, but lately have found myself immersed in many DIY projects, home improvement projects, gardening and some interior decorating projects. I love everything chocolate, coffee, sushi, books, and photography, though not necessarily in that order. I am an instagram addict, I love the friends I have made on there, mostly from the planner community. Some of my best friends live inside my computer screen (you know who you are!) I also really love comments, and love meeting new people, so please be sure and leave a comment so I know you’ve visited, and so I can come visit you. I have made some amazing friends via my blog and social media and hope to make even more. I’m blessed to have such amazing people to converse with about all of my favorite topics.
Small “extra” bio:
This is from another site I had a shorter bio on.
When I’m not being a mom or writing, I can usually be found in the kitchen cooking up some completely from scratch meals because I’m all about stretching the almighty dollar to past its breaking point or I might be found with camera in hand endlessly searching (and clicking) my way to scrapbooking fame someday. I seem to be a bit obsessed with blogging as well. Uhm. Slightly. I have actually given up most of my blogs and merged them primarily on this one and my food blog. But if you want to check out where else I am:
- Crazed Mom
- Triberr (Tech Support & Campaign Manager)
- Sunday Supper Movement (ON Call, as needed – Administrator, Tech Support & Contributor)
- Food & Wine Conference (Contributor & Speaker, 2013, 2014)
Other companies I have a working relationship with:
So, for now that’s about it. Feel free to ask me questions, and if you want to know more, check out the FAQ.