My name is Cristina and I am a wife and mother to two boys aged (about to be) 7 and (about to be) 10. I grew up in Brooklyn and moved out to Pennsylvania with my husband four years ago so I could be a stay at home mom. Back at work now that the boys are in school, I have an inspirational blog around marriage, parenting and faith as I am in an unequally yoked marriage (having converted to the Catholic faith in 2012) I also blog about writing, books, and reflections all at Filling my Prayer Closet. I also contribute to Real Housekeeping and love all things social media!
What is your Blogging Inspiration?
Everything is fodder, I always say. This means that a commute to work could inspire me as much as a conversation with the cashier at Target or spending time in prayer. It’s important to always have a pen and paper handy to jot down an impression that could turn into a blog post. When in doubt, I flip through my journal for a jumping off point.
How do you overcome writer’s block?
I read other blogs. I have my favorites, and all I need to do is mosey on over and that will often dislodge whatever it is that’s clogging the pipes. If that doesn’t work, there’s always flipping through magazines. I find that with every page turn, my mind becomes quieter and quieter, erasing the slate so to speak, and I am ready to write another day!
Share links to your favorite posts. Why are these your favorites?
How We Came to Be: This is one of my absolute favorites because it recounts how my husband and I got together. I’m telling you, it’s not a typical love story.
Don’t Forget That I Love You: This is another new favorite, where I share some deep, personal trauma for the very first time. It was also just featured on BlogHer, so that was pretty intense.
Unequally Yoked Marriage: 6 Ways to Make it Work: This post came about because a reader wanted some concrete, applicable ways that I make my unequally yoked marriage work and it turned out to be one of the more fun posts I’ve written.
Thanks again for the opportunity ladies!