Interviews with Author Bloggers: Giselle Shardlow of Kids Yoga Stories

Interviews with Author Bloggers: Giselle Shardlow of Kids Yoga Stories

Giselle Shardlow was my guest author at Publishing Bloggers and we discussed self publishing! She is the author of Kids Yoga Stories series. Her yoga-inspired children’s books get children moving, learning, and having fun. Giselle draws from her experiences as a teacher, traveler, yogi, and mom.

Tell us about the first book you self published, what prompted you to self publish it?

Interviews with Author Bloggers: Jen of People I Want to Punch in the Throat and I Just Want to Pee Alone

Interviews With Author Bloggers: Jen of People I Want to Punch in the Throat and I Just Want to Pee Alone {LifeHappensThenWrite.com}

Jen is my guest author today and we are discussing self publishing! She is the blogger of People I Want to Punch in the Throat and the author of the best-seller anthology I Just Want to Pee Alone. She started her blog (People I Want to Punch in the Throat) in April 2011. Jen says that "in a few months time I grew to 70 regular readers. In December 2011, I wrote a post called "'Overachieving Elf on the Shelf Mommies.'" It sat dormant for a week and then suddenly out of nowhere it went viral. Over night I gained 26,000 followers on Facebook. Since then I've worked really hard to grow my readership every day and to keep people coming back for more."

Tell us about the first book you self published, what prompted you to self publish it?

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A Snuggle Sandwich: how we STRUGGLED to start our day


A Snuggle Sandwich: how we struggled to start our day
Photo by Lisa Nolan
Mornings were tough. I got five or six hours of sleep, woke up tired, cranky, and in a bad mood. I was hungry, too. Plus, my son was REALLY, REALLY poopy when he rose. But did he want his smelly, stinky diaper removed? No! He avoided getting changed at all cost. Eventually we got it done (not before he fussed and protested and fought me).

Next, it was time to get dressed. But he wanted to play the chasing game. I don't play the chasing game. So I ignored him... and he ignored me.

Eventually I left the room and walked downstairs. Then he played the crying game. That's when I asked him from the bottom of the stairs, "Are you ready to get your clothes on?"

Facing and Embracing Special Women in Our Lives


Facing and Embracing Special Women in Our Lives


Her mom prayed for dead insects and ambulance sirens: a mom with an artist's soul tortured by a white-collar job under artificial light with ringing phones and closed windows in the summertime. She stood 5' 2" tall with blue eyes, silver hair, and a sharp tongue.

She found the lump in her breast twice. Gone went the right breast. Gone went the left breast two years later. After the surgeries she wore pocketed shirts and vests filled with traveling sketch pads and pencils, bird-watching guides, and a steady supply of pain killers she couldn't stop taking.

Pinterest Tips & Tricks Video with Lisa Nolan, Holly Homer, Jenny Melrose, and Melissa Taylor


Pinterest Tips & Tricks Video with Lisa Nolan, Holly Homer, Jenny Melrose, and Melissa Taylor

 
Pinterest Tips & Tricks Video with Lisa Nolan, Holly Homer, Jenny Melrose, and Melissa Taylor 

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Top 10 POTTY Training Tips for Confused Moms


Top 10 POTTY Training Tips for Confused Moms

Here are my top ten potty training tips for moms who are confused by all the conflicting advice they read. I won't give you a long, snappy introduction, I'm just going to cut to the chase because your little one is probably having a potty accident right now, or will in the next few minutes.

Tip #1 Don't use pull ups, they are destroying the planet... so what if they are convenient or help save water by not having cotton underwear to wash over and over and over and over again.

Tip #2 Don't use cotton underwear. Your child will have enough potty accidents to fill up a kiddie pool. Better to play it safe and use pull ups.