Fabulous Female Friday – Katrina
This is the second instalment of the bi-monthly FFF feature on City Mom.
This week I am featuring a fabulous female known as Kat. Kat is a rock star in my opinion. She is one of those women that seem to have time for everyone and everything. I don’t know how she does it but she continues to support Canadian women, fellow bloggers and her family alike.
Kat is the author of a fabulous blog called Kat’s Confessions and the creator of an online community for moms called Canadian Moms. As I said, I don’t know how she does it but she continues to amaze me each day. You can always count on her for advice, support and an ear for listening. She is a bright, enthusiastic woman and I am proud to feature her today as City Mom’s FF!
Please join me in getting to know Kat better:
1. Tell us a little about yourself.
I am a mom/step mom to four children, wife to an adorable man for 10 ½ mostly wonderful years, a retired nail tech (my wrists couldn’t take it any longer), an avid reader (when I have the time) and a proud Canadian. I love any music that I can sing along to (even though I am really bad!), dancing, and anything sparkly!
2. Describe your motivation behind Kat’s Confessions.
I didn’t even know what a blog was until I joined a site for moms not realizing it was for blogging moms. Once I figured it out, I began visiting their blogs and I was hooked. I used to enjoy writing so I thought I would give it a shot. I created Kat’s Confessions and have had a lot of fun with it since!
3. How did Canadian Moms come about?
I have met a lot of excellent women as a member of various international “mom” communities. I truly enjoyed it but I found there were a lot of times that Canadians were left out of conversations and events. If Canadians posted anything that didn’t apply to other countries it could get a little ugly.
I decided I wanted a place where Canadians could connect, participate and not worry about the content not applying to them. I also felt that Canadians get a little lost on the Internet and I really wanted to showcase all of the amazing things Canadians are doing. I started a site and eventually asked Tanya from Little Village Naturals to join me. Together we created a couple of sites for Canadians as well as ran Canadian Moms until time zones and personal schedules made it difficult to continue together. Since then she has continued with the other projects while I continue with the Canadian Moms community.
4. What are your hopes and dreams for the future of Canadian Moms?
The community has become a very warm, friendly and supportive place to connect and network with moms, Mom Bloggers and Mompreneurs. I hope to continue building on that whether we stay at the 272 members or continue growing. I plan to bring in new events to bring the community closer as well as increase exposure for members that blog or own a business. My biggest dream right now is to one day have our own conference. It would be great to come together and get to meet each other offline. I love hearing what the women would like to see and hope the suggestions keep coming. Together, there is no limit to what we can accomplish!
5. What is your favourite thing about being a mom?
Playing! There is nothing better than going skating, swimming, pulling out the Wii/Xbox or just goofing around as a family. I love listening to their sweet giggles and seeing their happy faces. My kids help me remember life isn’t always so serious.
6. What do you find most challenging about being a mom?
Taking time for me; it’s easy to forget I am not only a mom but a woman with hopes, dreams and goals that don’t have anything to do with being a mom. I have to remind myself to balance my mom duties and taking a little “me” time.
7. Who has been your biggest inspiration in life?
I don’t have one person that I can say has been the biggest inspiration in my life. I have been blessed enough to have a number of special people who have inspired me in different ways. I would never be able to put one above the other.
8. What’s the last song you listened to on your iPod?
She Will Be Loved by Maroon 5
9. What’s the last book you read?
he last book I read was Venom and Song by Wayne Thomas Batson and Christopher Hopper for a book review.
10. What advice would you give to a new mommy blogger?
Write for you, write from the heart, and have fun with it! Don’t let worrying about stats take the joy out of blogging. It’s easy to get caught up in the numbers and that really sucks the fun out of it in a hurry.
Thank you to Kat for agreeing to be this week’s FF! And don’t forget moms…you don’t need to be a blogger to join Canadian Moms. It’s a great place for support, friendship and giveaways! All you need is to be a mom and Canadian!