Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Q & A with Mommy Blogger Mkokopelli

I found Mkokopelli through another mom, and I visit the blog daily for advice, giveaways and eco-friendly knowledge. Check it out!

Q. What is the name of your blog and how would you describe it?

A. Mkokopelli. It's a Eco-friendly blog full of giveaways, reviews, deals, earth friendly information, plus life with a toddler. I try not to come off as preachy and want to provide my readers with tons of info about stuff found in products that's not so healthy while offering great alternatives.

Q. How did you choose your blog name?

A. I have always been a huge fan of Kokopelli. He is an Indian God known for fertility and good luck. He's got a cool little story- though some view him as a myth. He's been my good luck charm for 14 years and my name is Michelle- so M Kokopelli.

Q. Why did you decide to start writing a blog?

A. I blogged about Ella's adventures for our family for a while. I started entering giveaways and winning and thought I'd see what it took to get sponsors. I had been doing research on toxic products for a while and then decided I wanted to share my findings with people who might not know what's in our children's products. There's some scary stuff out there and without a lot of research, most people wouldn't know.

Q: What have learned since you began your blog?

A. To not trust companies without doing research! I can't believe half of the stuff found in ordinary children's products. I learn something new every day and think I'm starting to become slightly paranoid! :)

Q: What is your favorite thing to write about?

A. Everything! The companies I've done reviews for have all been amazing and I've loved writing about them plus finding out new information.

Q: What are your favorite and least favorite things about having a blog?

A. Not having time to get everything done! It's very time consuming to research, contact company's, write the reviews, promote the giveaways and still have time to do other things. Not to mention keeping up with everything!!

Q: What was your child's favorite thing that you blogged about?

A. My daughter loves getting packages in the mail. She thinks it's her birthday every day. She has lucked out with tons of cool things, but her favorite is her Lotus Bebe Soy blanket and Swaddle Baby from My Swaddle Babies. She has to sleep with both every night and freaks out if she can't find them.

Q: What else should readers know about you?

A. I'm a single stay at home mom. Yeah, I know... weird. My mom moved back to Charlotte so we could live with her and so I could stay home. I can't imagine putting my daughter in day care and not watching her grow. I'm very lucky to have such a fabulous mom!! I also work for our local newspaper's Mom website writing articles about things to do around town. I have a creative writing degree, so writing is my passion.

Q: Where else can we find you?

A. You can find me on Facebook, Twitter and Technorati

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