Hi, I’m Gina, owner of Mom-Blog. I’ve been blogging since 2002 (yes, that’s correct) and I’m excited when I think about helping other moms who raise kids with special needs and disabilities, just like I do. We are a breed apart, and we deserve a little attention, so we can go about the really important job of helping our kids have a good life – and helping others to accept, respect, and love them too.
As for my story, I’m a late-in-life mom, future novelist, copywriter, professional blogger, brand ambassador, work at home mom, Christian and am happily married to The Most Supportive Husband in the Whole World. When I was 33, I had a stroke caused by a rare genetic mutation, and “miraculously” recovered 100% in less than 6 months. I guess the term “survivor” fits.
I’m the very lucky mom of two outstandingly beautiful girls – and I mean that in the inner beauty sense – my awesome hubby, and one gender/species-confused cat. Our family is striving to become more whole food- and eco-friendly every day. We are on the gluten-free, casein-free diet and do homeopathy. Our approach to life is to become more non-toxic every day, as we discard processed foods and work towards eating more truly organic foods.
I do have a mission, and that is to help, encourage, inspire and commiserate with other moms, especially if they are raising special needs children or children on special diets. I enjoy working with brands that resonate with special needs parents such as the following:
- gluten-free, casein-free
- celiac friendly
- biomedical and homeopathic healing for behaviors
- Down syndrome / Mosaic Down syndrome
- raising girls
- learning disabilities
- sensory processing disorder
LOCATION: After 37 years of life in New York City, I did the scariest thing in the world and moved to the Poconos, PA, where I think the sun hides 14 hours a day. I lived in the Poconos for a bit where my family resides, but now I’m south of Allentown and north of Philly and I LOVE it here.
HOBBIES: My favorite hobby is reading and my 2nd favorite hobby is reading too. I love too many books to name them all, but I’m a fussy reader. Literary fiction is my favorite, but nonfiction can be very good and a good Neil Gaiman always makes me happy.
PHILOSOPHY: I am that rare breed of semi-liberal Christian. Love, peace, nonviolence, and “don’t panic” are my mottos.
BOOKS: Too many favorites to count! Anything by Jane Austen, “Middlemarch”, “To Kill a Mockingbird”, “Time Traveler’s Wife”, “House on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet”, the “Soulless” series, “Watermark”, “People of the Book”, “The Crimson Petal and the White.”
POLITICS: I’m a patriot and a liberal. People who don’t vote piss me off, but since this includes just about everyone I love, I forgive them…AFTER election day.
That’s all I can think of so far. What about you??