From consignment sales to Girl Scout cookies to the many attributes of the state of Alabama, Hillary at The Other Mama can make just about anything laugh-your-head-off funny. She’s also sweet as can be and has the two cutest boys I’ve ever seen.

And now, she’s here to share her deepest secrets with us. Read on for a taste of her humor and heart and my interviewing skills (yes, this may explain why I only spent one semester as a journalism major).

Dogs or cats?
Dogs, but I’d love to get rid of them. Is that wrong to type out loud? I don’t care – any takers?

White bread or wheat bread?

Over or under (toilet paper roll)?
Um, over – the way God and gravity intended it.

Books or movies?

Pop or soda?
Coke – we call everything Coke in Alabama. (Like, “What kind of Coke would you like?”)

Seriously, though . . .

What’s your blog about?
My blog is about my imperfect quest as a mom, wife and child of God. I never quite hit my goals in any of those areas, but at least I can laugh at the situation.

Why did you start blogging?
We live five hours away from my parents, and I wanted them to see pictures of my boys. (I think that’s pretty much the reason that most people start blogging, right?) Then it morphed into me telling their stories and enjoying writing all over again. I’m a trained writer (but please don’t show any college professors my blog!), but I don’t get to do it professionally. So, this is a creative outlet for me and has turned into a wonderful part of my life.

What’s your favorite part of the day?
That glorious hour(s) in between putting the kids to bed and accidentally falling asleep on the sofa.

If you were stuck in an elevator for an hour, who would you want to be with? (And no, you can’t pick your husband, your kids or Harry. Because I’m mean, that’s why.)
Good question! Can they be alive or dead? What about my grandmother, Kirk Cameron and The Duggars. (If all the Duggars couldn’t fit in there, I would choose Michelle.)

Favorite quote?
“Name your child something that you really like because you are going to be yelling it a LOT.” – My mom

Oh, you want a serious one? I think Psalm 121 is my favorite quote/verses today. It just plain made my morning.

Psalm 121
A song of ascents.

1 I lift up my eyes to the hills—
where does my help come from?
2 My help comes from the LORD,
the Maker of heaven and earth.
3 He will not let your foot slip—
he who watches over you will not slumber;
4 indeed, he who watches over Israel
will neither slumber nor sleep.
5 The LORD watches over you—
the LORD is your shade at your right hand;
6 the sun will not harm you by day,
nor the moon by night.
7 The LORD will keep you from all harm—
he will watch over your life;
8 the LORD will watch over your coming and going
both now and forevermore.

Favorite blog (other than your own and mine, of course)?
There are so many! I love (In)Courage, Stuff Christians Like, Cakewrecks, The Nester, MckMama and Pioneer Woman (of course). I love following all the Compassion bloggers on their trips, and I have dozens of personal friends who blog and I love keeping up with them that way. There are too many to name!

Salty or sweet?
Yes – I’m pregnant. So, yes. Both.

Mac or PC?
Both – we have a mixed marriage.

Zack or Slater?
Is this question even real?
Did Slater sing lead in the Zack Attack? No.
Was Zack cheesy enough to call Kelly “Mama”? NO.
Who else could call a time out? That would be Zack.
This is a no-brainer. Oh – and I prefer blondes.

See, I told you. One funny girl, right? Now head over to her blog and read her interview with me!


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