confessions on the sweet life of life candy.

"You're a mommy blogger, right?", I was once asked by my RL friend Casey.  And contrary to what many of you may think, my response was NOT to stab him in the face with the fork I had in my hand at the time. 

I'm okay with the title.  Really.  I've scored awesome gigs, made some great friends, and bathed in my 15 minutes thanks to people calling me a mommy blogger.

But I like to think I'm actually a lifestyle blogger.

So, how did I get here?  (She's going to tell, she's going to tell...  you know, from Monty Python & the Holy Grail... No? Okay, never mind.)

1: I created this blog as a getaway from my mommy life.  Oh, the irony!  (That is irony, right?!  Sheesh, thanks, Alanis Morrisette, for making me all weird and self-conscious.)

35 - Peekaboo
Me as Mommy

2: This Body is a Temple was the first title of this blog, and its focus was on Calorie Reduced Eating and Optimal Nutrition that helped me lose 15 pounds and get healthy.

3: Then I fell off the wagon.

4: In 2007, I changed the name to Life Candy, ditched the health/nutrition posts, and started talking about life-simplification and life-improvement.

5: By 2009, I was writing more and more about my crazy family, and OMG, you all couldn't get enough.  I had to face that I couldn't keep their funny all to myself.  I continued to share it, and became mommy-life blogger.  crap. sigh. woohoo!

But now, we're changing.  I'm no longer ALL MOMMY, ALL THE TIME!!!  And my kids are becoming more independent, and their privacy is becoming more important to them.

So, Life Candy and I are going back.  Back to more life-improvement, simple living, sustainability, and natural health/beauty/girly-stuff, because that is where I am in life right now.

Although not as often, you'll still get the family stories, because they won't leave me alone to pursue my dream of becoming an international-spy/minimalist/supermodel/rocket-scientist, and insist that I feed them and cloth them and hug them with their adorable faces and their heart-kersploding exclamations of "I love you, Momma!"
What's a girl to do?

You loved me back then (see #4 above).  And you won't be able to resist me now, while I go back to sharing stories of my decluttering, simple living, home renos, and natural beauty...

... because I know you're dying to read more stories of my hair.

I just know it.


  1. I think people will love you no matter what you right about. You're so sweet and funny and entertaining. I look forward to you as part of my daily reads. You're in feed and you're never leaving :P

    I look forward to anything you throw our way!

  2. Hurray! I know we just "met," but I for one am excited to see where you're headed with this Nenette.

    (raises glass) Here's to the next blogging chapter of Life Candy!

  3. Hmmm, you say "mommy blogger" like it's a bad thing. I don't see it that way, maybe you do but I don't know why.

    I think you took the path of least impedance, with the best load match - people commented most on your mommy posts, and you provided more. Pretty good fit so far!

    Look at your right hand column - I see two ads for Mommy networks, so I think Casey's question doesn't deserve a forking.

    But I'm sure I speak for all of us when I say we look forward to your girly/beauty/sustainability posts. Especially the ones about how cranky you are.

  4. @Bruna: Aw, thanks, sweets! Ditto! I love reading you. I don't always comment, but I'm always visiting. xo

    @Jenny: (clinking glasses) Thanks, Jenny! I'm glad we "met" -- You and your blog will continue to be an inspiration to me on this new journey.

    @Albert: Hold on to your hat! There will be cranky posts galore in the future. :)
    As for being a mommy blogger, as I said, I don't have a problem with being called a mommy blogger. Unfortunately, lots of female bloggers do because many folks associate mommy bloggers with too many product reviews and sponsored posts, and "selling out"... a view I don't share at all. Mommy voices are important.
    Anyway, as I said, the kids are changing, and I must adjust and respect their privacy. (Especially the girl -- she's shy.) So, on to a new direction. :)

  5. Of course we'll be here - because you're totally and completely irresistible. No matter what. ;-)