Submitted by BabyHalo
Our featured member is BabyHalo, whose real name is Bethany. Not only is this 30-year-old a mom, but she's also a singer/songwriter, aspiring author and just started her own home business! (Can you say busy, busy, busy?) She has a 3-month-old son named MacEwan who has an amazing talent of eating, pooing and crying all at the same time. Together they live with her husband in California, along with their 80-plus-pound dog who thinks he is still a puppy. Other than enjoying going for outdoor walks with her family, here are nine more things you didn't know about BabyHalo.
And the Top 9 questions for this week are ... (drum roll, please ...)
What's the story behind your screen name? Everyone said that I had a "glow" when I was pregnant, and I made a joke one day that it must be my "baby halo" and it stuck in my head how sweet it was to have a baby halo. ;0)
What were you like as a kid? I was a huge tomboy! I have two older brothers and I had to constantly prove how tough I was, but inside I was a sensitive artist who loved nothing more than curling up with a good book or to paint or write poetry. I still love all of those things but I am super-feminine now.
Who has been the biggest influence in your life? In what way? Hands down, my mother. She was a single mom of three kids, and when I was little, I remember her as being infinitely patient and loving. Always ready with a hug or an answer to one of my weird questions.
If you could be or do anything and were guaranteed you couldn't fail, what would it be? WOW! What a question! I would pursue my music and my art a little more diligently, I think.
What did you love most about being pregnant? What did you detest? I loved feeling him move. I started feeling him kick me really early—at 12 weeks he was having a go at me and hasn't stopped. He still kicks me! What did I detest? The morning sickness! UGH! I was nauseous the whole nine months. I must have tossed my cookies in every place imaginable! Especially the car.
What's in your purse? Dump it out and tell us everything. When I carry a purse, lip gloss and lip gloss and, oh yeah, more LIP GLOSS! I'm so addicted that I started making my own. I figured if I was going to be eating so much of something, I might as well know what was in it! The average woman will eat 10 pounds of lipstick and or gloss in her lifetime! LOL!
What's your favorite place to be in your home and why? Hmm, Probably the kitchen because that is where I make all of my bath and beauty products. My soap and lip gloss, and everything else that I sell.
If you could invite one famous person to dinner, who would it be and why? I dunno, I think that it would be some oddball scientist like Curie or Pasteur so that I could pick their brains on what inspired them to push the limits in their fields. That's a tough question to answer!
How did you know your partner was "the one"? I liked him for a while, and he asked me out, but his friends kept jumping in the way, trying to keep us apart. And I was too shy to ask him out. I finally worked up the nerve after I saw him with his dog, believe it or not. He was so sweet and loved his dog so much that it melted my heart. I knew that someone who loved his dog that much would be someone great to have love ME. I was right. He is the most supportive, sweet and kind man I have ever known and I have never regretted marrying him twice. Yes, twice, once legally and once with just the ceremony, but we celebrate both! Our legal marriage(the first one) is actually a great story.