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Saturday Featured Blog | Raising My 5 Sons

Welcome to Simply Stacie’s Saturday Featured Blog!

Today I would like to welcome Mandee from Raising My 5 Sons. I had a chance to learn more about her blog and here’s what she had to say…

Please tell me about yourself.

My name is Mandee and I am a Mom Blogger with 5 young boys. I stay home with my boys, which has been great for our family. (Who can afford a sitter for 5 anyway, right?) I love blogging and helping other moms out. I don’t claim to know everything, but feel that I have experienced a lot in the time I have spent raising my 5 boys.

Please tell me about your blog.

My blog was started so that I could share with the world the funny things my boys do. Having 5 boys there is never a dull moment. I thought maybe there was someone out there that could relate and others that would just enjoy a good laugh. I love giving advice and the reviews and giveaways are a lot of fun too!

How long have you been blogging?

I started blogging in July 2009

How did you get started?

One day I just decided to start a blog. A friend of mine had started one within days of me and so I asked her a lot of questions. Before I knew it I had people emailing me with questions. (I’m always happy to help!)

What kinds of products do you feature on your blog?

I feature all types of products. I think as long as the products are geared towards parenting/Mom/Baby/Child and sometimes even gifts for dads then they are appropriate for my blog.

What was your favourite giveaway?

My favorite giveaway was the Mother’s ring we gave away last year. I was so happy to make one mother’s eyes light up and dream of owning a Mother’s ring come true!

Who does your blog appeal to?

Mostly mothers, but anyone that wants a good laugh really!

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

I hope to only continue to grow in the future. I am very pleased with where my blog is now and hope to continue to be able to bring my readers even more as time goes by.

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

My biggest challenge has been finding time to post all of my giveaway and reviews. I tend to blog a lot late at night when the kids are in bed, however sometimes I find myself getting up early and trying to get posts up while they are still asleep, or during nap times.

What do you love about blogging?

I love giving advice and telling stories about my boys. (Who doesn’t love talking about their children?)

Do you have a blogging pet peeve?

Hmmm, I’m not real sure if I have a blogging pet peeve, however when I go to other blogs to comment it can be a little frustrating when you can’t just post a comment and you have to go through a bunch of stuff to post.

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

My advice for readers entering my giveaways is just that the more you enter, the better your odds, and that since I always draw the winner at random you can still keep winning even after you have already won a giveaway. I sometimes have people win back to back!

As for newbie bloggers-join blogging clubs and groups! They helped me get started tremendously. If you ever have questions don’t hesitate to ask. If the blogger you ask doesn’t respond, ask another! I always respond. 🙂

Tell me some of your favourite blogs that you read.

I love reading blogs, however I don’t really have a lot of time to do so now. Of course I love visiting Simply Stacie as there are great giveaways! I also love Thanks, Mail Carrier for giveaways as well! Since I have been doing Weight Watchers I really like to visit the blog Skinny Taste. Oh I have too many favorites!

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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