However, she has been blogging in her head and wanting to share it with the world for years. Her goal through her blog was the fact that she is a huge blog reader. She gleans so much information on the internet and she loves to read everyone’s stories, recipes and reviews. She wanted to share her own experiences and maybe help others, even if just providing inspiration or a laugh. She has wanted to start her own blog for a long time but what really became the catalyst is that her husband is in a Union and in November (worst possible time – right before the holidays) he got laid off. They had no idea how long they would be without his income so she put a freeze on all shopping and entertainment expenditures. I was starting to go to a pretty dark place. She did not want to read about things she could not afford to buy or places she could not go and she was getting really depressed. She decided that she needed to find a hobby to occupy her mind. She invested the money in setting up ALG (less than $100) and undertook the task of learning how to build and customize a website. It was a great move because it allowed her to learn a new skill, socialize and focus on something positive. She has one daughter. Her name is Taylor (9yrs old) and she is the love of her life.
When asked what the word mom meant to her she said "The word Mom to me means loving my child with my full heart and making her the number one priority in my life. Everything I do and every decision I make should be a positive example for her. I am her biggest fan in life and I will always be there to help her and love her."