Hello there and welcome to “Creative Corner“; where you get to meet incredible bloggers from all over with unique and interesting perspectives on life and blogging.
Today, I have the pleasure of introducing you to Karen, the blogger behind Mommy in Cape Town. Her blog is a platform where she shares her daily musings, products, services, and experiences that she thinks other modern moms would find interesting.
I’m always excited when I interview fellow bloggers but it’s even more exciting when they are fellow South Africans like myself.
Karen is an amateur wine lover, currently studying to become a sommelier. She is passionate about supporting local artists and service providers.
Karen is also an animal lover who chooses to use products that are not animal tested. Karen loves to cook and whip up delicious meals for family and friends.
“My blog Mommy In Cape Town is a blog space for the average mom in Cape Town. I’m not rich or famous, I have bad hair days and life can be messy, but I love it!”
Read on to learn more about Karen…
What inspires you to write/blog and where do you get your ideas from?
My inspiration and ideas come from everyday life. Family life gives you lots of material. Writing my blog can sometimes be a form of therapy.
Most of my content is about raising a child and about being a mother in this modern world. I’m inspired to write more when I get messages and emails from my readers thanking me for an article that resonated with them.
What is your writing process, do blog posts come easily to you or do you spend lots of time on each one?
My writing process can be rather chaotic.
I have some posts that have been sitting in draft form for over 5 months, waiting for me to finish them or for when I feel the time is right to publish the post. Some posts I type out in 5 minutes as I’m inspired by the content or the person behind the content.
How would you describe yourself?
Mother, wife, animal and wine lover. I can be social but prefer not to be in big groups. I prefer making connections with people and sharing mutual experiences.
What is your biggest fear?
That something terrible will happen to my daughter and I won’t be able to prevent it or fix it.
How do you de-stress after a long day?
With a glass of wine.
What’s your favourite movie?
I’m not big into movies. I’m more of a book reader.
What is your day job and what is your favourite thing about it?
I used to work in public relations but am taking time off to finish studying to become a Sommelier. So at the moment I’m a full-time mom and studying.
What do you do to keep fit?
Honestly, I’m terrible at exercising. I try to get to the gym three times a week. I enjoy taking long walks with my daughter.
What is your favourite book?
Artemis by Andy Weir
What is the most difficult challenge you’ve ever had to overcome and how did you overcome it?
Losing my mother and hitting a dead end in my career. It happened at the same time; think I was going through a bit of a life crisis. The passing of my mother made me ask a lot of questions and made me reevaluate what was important to myself.
I have taken the year off to do some soul searching. I’m lucky that I have the support of my husband. I started to study again, a field that I’m passionate about. I’m on a journey to find my calling and inner peace – whatever it may be.
Karen, it’s been a pleasure having you join us on the blog today. I have enjoyed getting to know you a little and seeing your cute little family.
You guys can catch Karen on Mommy in Cape Town; alternatively, you can catch her on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.
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Until next time…