Monday, March 8, 2010

Another change

After thinking about it for quite a while, I am going to make this blog a little more personal. I will still include deals, reviews, giveaways and other fun stuff and I will still include helpful information, but I also want to let the real me show through. So this is the start of the getting to know me posts.

My name is Danielle and I was born and raised in Rochester, NY. My mom had me 3 months after she turned 16 so we kid of grew up together. She married my dad when I was 7 months old and they had 3 more children together (2 girls, 1 boy). When I was 20, my mom left home for a short time as she tried to find herself. She returned home a few weeks later pregnant with my youngest brother. My parents stayed together through the pregnancy and the baby is legally my father's (NY state law automatically assumes paternity to be that of the father unless otherwise stated). Unfortunately, my mother found she was still unable to deal with my father's mental illness (he is schizophrenic) and they did divorce about 10 years ago. With the exception of my 2st younger brother, all of my father live 5-20 minutes from me. My brother and his wife recently moved from Washington D.C. to State College, PA. Although, my husband and I have lived in several other states through the years, we are currently living in my home city where we bought our first house last April. We have 4 wonderful children Chloe, Yasmin, Janelle, and Cameron.

In the upcoming months, I will share more of my life, but this is my background. I would love to learn more about you as well. Feel free to share your background either in the comments below or by posting a link to a blog post that shares it.

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