No one was more surprised than me when it spit me out as the Valedictorian. I went on to receive my BA in English from UCLA, where I worked as a staff copyeditor for the Daily Bruin.
One fateful day in October 2004 I tried a new yoga class and met my future husband — the instructor. Two months later, Don flew me to meet the large Bleasdale clan for Christmas in Westchester, New York, where he grew up and his family still lives.
Back in Los Angeles, Don asked, “So when are we flying to Germany so I can ask your father for your hand in marriage?” — and studied two semesters of German to do just that. When he meet my parents, he won them over with his first “Hallo.”
This might sound like a fairy tale, but it’s not. We are just like any other family trying to make ends meet after moving to Westchester, one of the most expensive areas in the country — Martha Stewart and Richard Gere live nearby (I love having breakfast at his restaurant).
It didn’t make any sense to raise Landon in California, so far away from all his cousins, aunts and uncles, and Grandma. Don works as a finish carpenter/project manager, and I work from home as a professional blogger, editor, and social media consultant.
Why I blog and why Dagmar’s Home (formerly Dagmar’s momsense):
I have always been unafraid to voice my opinion and have a whole slew of new ones about being a stay-at-home mom who also juggles a career as an editor and social media consultant. On Dagmar’s Home I share with you what I learned works and doesn’t work, what benefits your child and you. I want to be a resource and trusted “friend” you can rely on for information.
I believe in giving my readers (and 23,000+ Twitter, 4,500+ Facebook, and 1,800+ BlogFrog community followers) something valuable to read and like to entertain you with posts about my life. I’m making sense of motherhood and much more. Come join me!
I write about what I’m passionate about. I hope you enjoy my entries about natural childbirth, (extended) breastfeeding, attachment parenting, co-sleeping, natural remedies, frugal and green living, raising a healthy, creative, well-adjusted, barely bilingual child without an XBox. I also love to blog about thrifty home decorating, organizing, and DIY projects.
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