Christy is a 30-year-old chick who lives in the Wild West. She was born a middle child. Christy is married to a hot guy she met at church eight years ago. They’ve been married for six years and are totally in love with their two little boys. Christy has answered the Lord’s call to be a full-time mother and homemaker. Biblical parenting is her top priority. She loves to laugh and make others laugh too. If people aren’t laughing with her; they’re laughing at her!
How did you go about naming your blog, and where can we find it?
I wanted a name that would encompass everything to do with house, home, and family life. The word domestic just wasn’t “homey” enough. So, in classic Christy fashion, I switched it up and made my own word. And that is how I came up with Homestic Affairs.
What do you find yourself writing about most often?
I tend to go in streaks. One week I might be dealing with sick kids, so I’ll blog about that. The next few posts may be about my parenting style or a product review. I consistently post a weekly fun fact. During the holidays I usually post seasonal fun facts. But I also come up with totally random facts, such as: hold on to your seats… “The Origins of Velcro”.
What prompted you to start blogging, and when did you launch your site?
A friend from church has a blog. And that really exposed me to a whole community that I was unaware of. Everyone is so uplifting and supportive. It’s really awesome–I wanted in on that!! So, I launched Homestic Affairs in July 2008. I still consider myself a baby blogger; I’m not even a year old yet. But blogs are such great resources and I hope to be that for others as well.
How much thought and time do you generally put into each post?
That really depends on how my day has gone. Generally, I try to keep my posts fairly short, because I know that every woman is a busy woman. And there are a lot of blogs out there they want to read. I want my blog to feel like a short chat with a friend. Not a loooong drawn out one-sided conversation with someone who can’t get enough of herself.
What are some of your hobbies or accomplishments outside of blogging?
My kids are my biggest accomplishment. If there were a Mom Olympics I’d be a medal winner. I know that sounds so egotistical. But, my whole life, I’ve never been outstanding in any particular area. And now that I’m a mom, I feel like I’ve found my secret talent. My house isn’t clean all the time and I’m not very organized, however, I devote myself to caring for my children–body, mind and soul.
God has a way of growing me closer to him via “The Refining Fires of Motherhood,” as I like to call it. I always knew motherhood would reshape my body. But I didn’t know that it would also reshape my soul.
What struggle, if any, have you experienced with keeping your blog updated?
One of my sons has some health issues. He has a feeding tube. And sometimes, right when I sit down to blog, his feeding pump alarm will go off. Or his stomach can’t tolerate his feed and we’ve got to clean everything up. And then there’s the typical, “Mommy, I have to ___________ (fill in bodily function here)” or playing around to avoid bedtime. And if it’s not one it’s the other kid ready to party at bedtime.
What are some of your favorite blogs?
Is there a Bible verse that God has recently placed on your heart?
“My son, keep your father’s commands and do not forsake your mother’s teaching. Bind them upon your heart forever; fasten them around your neck. When you walk, they will guide you; when you sleep, they will watch over you; when you awake, they will speak to you.” Proverbs 6: 20-22
Is there anything that you’d like to add in closing?
Thanks for the opportunity to share my blog and a little bit about myself.