Hello! My name is Scarlet and I started Family Focus Blog about six years ago. Here’s my family:
Yup so that is me, my husband whom I met freshman year at Tulane University, our adorable, smart, sweet kids (can’t help but brag on them!) and one of our crazy pets!
Back at the young ages of 19 and 18, my husband and I struck up a conversation at the New Orleans House of Blues about who had lived more places. The next day, he came by my dorm room and the rest is history (goes to show the power of following up!)
My husband is a Spanish teacher and I am a blogger. I actually majored in Ecology, Evolution, and Organismal Biology but by some strange twist of fate got into retail and became a department manager for Macy’s and then a store Manager for Express, Limited, and Ann Taylor LOFT. I loved retail but when I had kids, I knew that working nights and weekends was no longer for me.
I wanted to stay home with my kiddos but I also wanted to contribute to our household income. I met a friend who had a blog and decided I would give it a whirl myself. I really enjoyed it. The more I blogged, the more I loved it. Blogging became a creative outlet for me and a way of building something that was just mine. It is so easy to become know as Daniel’s wife or Leo’s mom and it felt good having my own thing and having people know me for my work too. Did I mention I love work? I love staying busy with things I enjoy so becoming a blogger has been so gratifying for me.
A Parenting Resource
I really want Family Focus Blog to be a place where other parents can come as a parenting resource. I want this family blog to inspire people, entertain people, and help people. I want you to know someone else has experienced what you are going through and you are not alone. Parenting can be hard but it is also the biggest joy that I know. I tell people, “Every age is a good age- so far!” And for me that is true. Newborn to 2 is one of the most special, wonderful stages but also the most exhausting trying phases. Then you move on- parenting is constantly evolving and I am loving every minute!
I hope you enjoy Family Focus Blog and share it with your friends. You may want to follow along on Facebook too! Thank you!
Family Focus Blog Contributors:
I also have some amazing contributors.
Racquel Bregg is a stay at home mom with an extensive background in interior home design. She loves baking & creating beautifully decorated treats for her family and clients. She also loves cooking new and unique recipes with my family, designing and decorating on a budget, creating upcycled projects, and making kid and grown up crafts. Follow Racquel on Pinterest.
Rachel is a stay at home mom and an Independent Distributor for Young Living Essential Oils. She enjoys making her own bath and body products, running, and loves crafting & DIY projects. She graduated from Lipscomb University and is a Nashville, TN native. Follow her on Instagram
Cynthia Haviland is a stay at home mom with two fantastic kids, Carolyn and Jon Bryce. She loves cooking, hiking, reading, travel and the great outdoors. Cynthia is always on the lookout for ideas which simplify and harmonize family life. Cynthia’s daughter, middle-schooler Carolyn Haviland, is the photographer for her contributions.
Kori Jean is a proud contributor to the Family Focus Blog and is dedicated to being a source of inspiration for women and young girls who love music, organization, fashion, beauty, home decor and family life. Here, she gives ideas and tips on how to bring beauty and simplicity into your everyday life. As well as learn to love yourself just the way you are. You can follow Kori Jean on Instagram and Facebook
Rob Youngblood is a Dad, TV Guy, Actor, Emmy Winner, Keynote Speaker, Communication Coach, Storyteller, and Writer. Learn more about him at www.studioyoungblood.com. You can also follow him on Twitter and on Facebook.
Anna Beckendorf does practical, creative, cost-efficient, thrifty, fun and time-efficient projects, designed to save money and make the home joyful and productive. She loves nature, homesteading and God.
Erika Wassall, the Jersey Farm Scribe, is a writer, a farmer and a passionate liver of life. She is a regular guest poster on Writing And Illustrating for Children (www.WritingandIllustrating.com) as well as the Family Focus Blog. Her first published book, Bees Matter, is being released in spring of 2016. She lives on a small farm with her husband where she raises pigs, chickens, sheep and vegetables. You can follow her via Twitter @NJFarmScribe. Erika would love to hear from you!
Heidi likes to refer to herself as a “happy hapa” (part Asian and Caucasian), she is a self -taught graphic designer, website manager, and communicators coordinator for a nonprofit in Nashville, TN. She has a love for do-it-yourself projects, nature, and gaming on her Playstation 4. You can find her on instagram @toka_dot where she predominately posts pictures of her food, life outdoors, and her giant cat.