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Blog Spotlight | How to Survive Life in the Suburbs

I am running a feature spotlighting other Canadian Review & Giveaway Blogs. If you have one and would like to be featured, please email me at [email protected]

Today I would like to welcome ModernMom from How To Survive Life in The Suburbs. I had a chance to learn more about her blog and here’s what she had to say…

Please tell me about yourself.

I am a Mom to two gorgeous girls, and a wife to the true love of my life. I gave up a career I absolutely adored working with children with special needs and their families, to stay home with my family and embark on this crazy adventure of parenting in the Suburbs of Ontario Canada. This is the toughest and most rewarding job I have ever had and I would not change a thing.

Please tell me about your blog.

I like to think my blog chats about the real deal on the bizarre happenings behind the closed and sometimes quite competivie doors in the suburbs. It’s a little bit of funny and a whole lot of honest.
(No one in my life knows I blog (except my Hubby) and I hope to keep it that way. This way I can be totally honest about my experiences and share my thoughts without fear of reprimands!)

How long have you been blogging?

I began this blog at the very end of January 2009, I guess my blogovesary is creeping up!

How did you get started?

My Hubby was out of town for business for two weeks in January. There was A LOT of snow and I needed an adult to talk to. I ended up starting a blog instead!

What kinds of products do you feature on your blog?

I have not had many products on my blog. At this point I have turned away more products then I have featured! The only ones I have allowed are ones that truly interest me. A girl living her life in the Suburbs with her Hubby and 2 kids:)

What was your favourite giveaway?

Up to now my favourite giveaway would have to be the Tungsten Wedding Ring. What girl doesn’t like new bling?
I’m very excited about something I have coming up n February too!

Who does your blog appeal to?

I think this blog appeals to the women out there. All ages, married or single. I’m lucky enough to have a couple of male readers too and haven’t scared them away yet!
It is written from the heart. It is me at my most honest. Sometimes it’s passive aggressive, sometimes it’s witty and fun loving.
I hope it comes across as a light read that goes wonderfully with a good cup of coffee!

What direction do you see your blog going in the future?

I would like to see How To Survive Life In The Suburbs continue to grow a steady loyal readership. To be honest when I started writing I didn’t think a single soul would be interested in a word I had to say so am truly thrilled with every new little head that pops up under my “Follow Me” button.
This blog has started to be a place where women come together and yell “Me too” or “I so get that”. I hope through my writing and building this community we will all have many more moments where we realize we are not alone!
Of course, I wouldn’t be opposed to some rockin’ giveaways either!

What is the biggest challenge you have faced so far with your blog?

At this point the biggest challenge I have face is that there just not enough hours in the day! I have had the opportunity to follow and be followed by some incredible writers and unbelievable supportive people. I just wish I had enough time to read every blog post and comment more often.

What do you love about blogging?

Blogging has proven to be an incredible creative and social outlet. Believe it or not it has boosted my confidence! A place to meet women from all over the world who are going through the same thing I am. Remarkable. I am thoroughly addicted to blogging.

Do you have a blogging pet peeve?

I could live without the word verification on comments. It slows me down!

Do you have any advice for the readers entering your giveaway? newbie review bloggers?

I feel like I’m a newbie so would gladly take advice from anyone else! Ha. If I had to give any…I guess I would say write about what you love and write from the heart. Those are the blogs I love to read..those are the thoughts I love to share.

Tell me some of your favourite blogs that you read.

I don’t think I could pick just one or two. I have quite a few blogs that I check in on every single day. Some I admire for their quick wit. Others for their brutal honesty and raw emotion, and still some blogs just for a peek into their everyday in a different place. I’m finding no matter where you live we all have an awful lot in common.

How can people find you?

I would love to be found at
How To Survive Life In The Suburbs
I am also on Twitter @SassyModernMom
I just joined Facebook! ModernMom Modern


Stacie Vaughan

Stacie is the mom of two girls and lives in Ontario, Canada. She enjoys cooking/baking, photography, reading, DIY and is fueled by lots of coffee!

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