I had so much fun being interviewed a couple months ago that I decided to share the love and start interviewing fellow bloggers once a month-ish myself! 🙂

Meet Brenda - Blogger Interviews: Running With SpearsFirst up is my friend Brenda. I’ve actually known her since we were both kids. We grew up in church together, then both moved away and lost touch for awhile, only to find out later that we were living within half an hour from one another, had daughters of similar ages, and both homeschooled. Pretty nifty!

She’s a super blogger as she has not one but two active blogs. At Schooling a Monkey she shares her fun homeschool adventures. She’s super practical, and shares simple tips and crafts, experiments, etc. that are actually  doable by real children. (Can I get an amen?) 😉

And then Daily Mayo is one of my favorite blogs out there. In her own words, “Daily Mayo is all about having fun while reading, without rules!” One of my favorite recent posts of hers is actually an easy to follow tutorial on how to make a pumpkin out of an old book!

Well I’ve babbled long enough for a post that’s not about me. On to the hard-hitting, very serious interview.

1. What Hogwarts house do you belong in?
Ravenclaw, always and forever. I used to pretend I belonged in other houses when I was younger, but Ravenclaw is my true home.

2. What age child has been the most difficult to parent so far?
3-5 was the hardest with Monkey. She was too independent for her age then. With Bo, she has serious terrible twos, so we’ll see if it gets any harder from here. 🙂

3. What’s your fall back dinner when you can’t think of anything else to make?
Usually spaghetti. I know everyone will eat it and love it.

4. What book that your kids like you to read to them drives you CRAZY?
This isn’t a big issue here because if I don’t like a book, it mysteriously disappears. But typically, I find myself often “losing” books based on TV show characters or anything where the children are obnoxious, like Junie B. Jones. (Butting in for a second to say I’m a huge fan of “losing” certain books, too. Just, yes! -Heather)

5. What’s the hardest room in your house to keep clean?
Every room? It’s probably my bathroom though. I always leave it until last, and sometimes last is far, far behind all the other rooms.

Caramel Apples, Brenda's Favorite Fall Treat: Blogger Interviews - Running With Spears6. Because it’s October, what’s your favorite fall snack?
We always attempt to make caramel apples every October from scratch. So far, they have yet to turn out properly, but we keep trying! I love caramel apples. (Heather again, being annoying, but I just have to add that I am totally going to try the cider recipe in the caramel apple post. Yum.)

7. Most importantly, what’s your favorite way to drink coffee?
My favorite way to drink coffee is three cups a day, regular coffee with cream. I would love to drink fancy coffee every day, but I find my caffeine needs are too high for what normally comes in a fancy coffee.

And there you have it! Thanks so much Brenda for being my first victim interviewee. 🙂

Meet Brenda!

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