Oh El Paso. It’s like you just knew I’d end up loving you.

October 5, 2011

::digs toe in dirt::


::clears throat::

Remember how mad I was about moving here?


Sorry about that. Because this place, El Paso – aka the Craphole of the Earth, has turned out to be the very place I needed to be. For everything.Farmer’s markets year round. Parents who baby wear all the time. An Attachment Parenting moms group. Homeschooling networks. Gymboree. A rockin’ base with a new commissary. A great church. Cool, crisp mornings and mild afternoons (thank goodness it got there). Huge thunderstorms that shake our house and make Sam and I turn off all the lights and watch the sky flash in a scared delight. A home that took some work and ended up being the perfect place for us.

A writing job.

Oh? Did I not tell you?

I haz job.

You’re looking at El Paso Parent’s newest freelancer.

EPParent is an online magazine of sorts of all things parent and family in the El Paso/lower NM area. I actually found it thanks to a recommendation from my friend Sol on Facebook, she sent me the link before we moved here. It was a lifesaver. It has all the events and companies listed in the area, I found out about nearly everything we do just from them. Honestly, I don’t know what I would have done without their site.

Last week I met with their founders and accepted a freelancing position with them as the “crunchy” mom who blogs on all things family and natural. I’ll be writing on Wednesdays to start with, moving into more as we figure out my niche better. My job is to write on thing like cloth diapering, baby wearing, natural parenting, organic living, attend events related to family things, and interview companies in the area that are family oriented. All while working (mostly) from home.

It was probably the biggest head explosion I’d ever had.

I’m so excited. They are an amazing company and I am thrilled to be working with them.

So yeah. I’m a work at home mom now. BOOM. 🙂


  • Cole

    October 7, 2011 at 8:01 pm

    Congratulations! 🙂

  • Rebecca

    October 6, 2011 at 10:22 pm

    This is epic!!! I’m thrilled for you and totally inspired by your drive and determination. Seriously girl, you’re amazing 🙂

  • Leighann

    October 6, 2011 at 1:06 pm

    Ummm.. how awesome is this!
    Congratulations on this new job… aaaaaaaamazing!

  • Teresa

    October 6, 2011 at 11:59 am

    I am so happy for you! Thank the Lord!

  • Alexia

    October 6, 2011 at 9:53 am

    Yay!! What a great gig and perfect for you!! Congrats lady an hope it opens
    even more doors 🙂

  • allison

    October 6, 2011 at 5:27 am

    Yay! You are going to live the work- from-home mom gig – it’s the best of both worlds. Congrats!

  • Daneilia @ Anchors Away

    October 5, 2011 at 9:15 pm

    Huge Congrats to you…I’m glad you were able to change your mind about “Hell-Paso” which is what the girls and I call it. Everyone finds their niche somewhere 😉

  • Nikki @ from MRS to MOMMA

    October 5, 2011 at 8:56 pm

    Now doesn’t that feel better? You’re welcome 😉

  • Erika @NAMAmmaSTE

    October 5, 2011 at 8:27 pm

    yay! 🙂

  • Katie

    October 5, 2011 at 7:58 pm

    Way to take lemons & make lemonade- so happy for you!

  • Suz @ Suz’s Treats

    October 5, 2011 at 7:24 pm

    Woohoo! Congrats to you & EPParenting because you’re awesome!

  • Susan

    October 5, 2011 at 5:45 pm

    The company is blessed to have you work for them. You will bring a lot to the blog. I’m so proud of you.

  • Tabetha Smelser

    October 5, 2011 at 5:37 pm

    That is just amazing!!!!! I am SO happy for you!

  • Beth Anne

    October 5, 2011 at 4:26 pm


  • Tammi

    October 5, 2011 at 3:42 pm

    Awesome!!! I’m so happy for you, Diana!! It’s so wonderful when we finally get to that place of “yeah…I knew I’d rock this…” 😛
    Way to Go!!

  • Brooke

    October 5, 2011 at 3:03 pm

    CONGRATULATIONS! That’s so fantastic!

  • Jen

    October 5, 2011 at 2:17 pm

    That is so Awesome! See Texas isn’t that bad. :p

  • Ashley

    October 5, 2011 at 1:30 pm

    Aw I’m so happy for you that everything is falling into place. This is such a great opportunity

  • Nicci @ Changing the Universe

    October 5, 2011 at 1:26 pm

    Oh that is awesome!! I’m so happy you are finding your happy place there 🙂


  • Jess

    October 5, 2011 at 1:21 pm

    That’s fantastic! I know you’ll be perfect. I’ll be sure to share with all my EP Facebook friends!

  • Good Girl Gone Green

    October 5, 2011 at 1:02 pm

    Wow, congrats! That is the best news! I am so very happy for you….you deserve it. 🙂

  • Mrs. MidAtlantic

    October 5, 2011 at 12:42 pm

    Congrats on such a fabulous opportunity!!! Wow! Everything happens for a reason!

  • Krista

    October 5, 2011 at 12:20 pm

    Congratulations, lady!

  • Adam @ Hanging with Dad

    October 5, 2011 at 12:07 pm

    Wow. You might be the first person who I’ve ever heard say anything nice about El Paso. The way you describe it almost makes me willing to live there…but no (not that I can talk all that much, I live in a city they built on top of a freaking swamp).

    Congrats on the gig by the way, hope it’s as sweet as it sounds.

  • Lisa @ Oh Boy Oh Boy Oh Boy

    October 5, 2011 at 12:03 pm

    that is awesome!!!!! congrats

  • Jennifer @ Also Known As the Wife

    October 5, 2011 at 11:49 am


    This is your big break I can feel it!

  • Devan @ Accustomed Chaos

    October 5, 2011 at 11:47 am

    woot woot! good job D!!

  • Sol

    October 5, 2011 at 11:47 am

    Whoa that is so rocking amazing! That is the PERFECT gig for you!

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