I Have A New Gig: I’m A Traveling Mom

Shut the front door! I am so excited!! It happened so quickly and easily which makes me believe that it was meant to be.

I know I mentioned a few times how much I love to travel. I grew up spending the summers in Malta and my family and I get away AT LEAST once a year now that I am an adult. My kids have been to Disney 4 times, and have spent a week in both Puerto Rico and Virginia. They are just 4 and 6… and believe me when I say we are just getting started.

This year, I have 3 trips already scheduled (wait until I can talk about them – I fall off my couch every single time I even THINK about it) and am hoping to get a few more on the books before 2013.

Travel blogging just makes sense! I might as well write about it if I’m living it, right? I mean – after all – Lady and the Blog is an extension of MY LIFE. Everything I do and feel gets posted online. Why not?

That’s why becoming a blogger for TravelingMom just feels right.

There’s my mug in between Desiree (the one who connected me to Kim (founder of Traveling Mom)) and Jodi (we are peeps and  happen to like the same raunchy books – so I had to give her a shout out).

My new title? The Fashion TravelingMom.

What does this mean? I will be posting a few times a month on Traveling Mom and will eventually go out on assignment for the group.

Fingers crossed for a cruise! Don’t get me started about the new Disney line. LOL!

I already wrote up my first post last night – but I can’t publish it until Wednesday. Dying to get it going!! My husband and I were on the couch watching television and I was grinning from ear to ear. Mid-show, I whipped out my laptop and purged my first story. I literally had to get it out of me!!!

Bill naturally thought I was insane. But I think I kind of am… so perhaps he is right?

Have you checked out TravelingMom? If you are looking for advice about where to go with your kids – that is the site to visit!

About Vera Sweeney

Vera Sweeney – mom, blogger, and New York resident – is the founder of Lady and the Blog. Her main focus is to help busy women stay on top of the latest style, culinary, and parenting trends.

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  1. Sherry wrote:

    Congrats on the new gig! Can’t wait to read the posts and hear about your adventures!!

    Posted 1.5.12
  2. lizzys wrote:

    sounds like an adventure!!

    Posted 1.6.12
  3. Anna wrote:

    congrats. can’t wait to hear about your travels!

    Posted 1.6.12
  4. Reena wrote:

    So happy to read about your new adventure. Totally surprised (and jealous) to read you spent your summers in Malta. I was only there one day on a cruise stop but we all loved our short visit. I totally lived the layers of civilization and culture. We were invited to lunch at the embassy – our neighbor’s father was the US ambassador at the time – but they were back home for the wedding of their other son the time of our cruise, unfortunately :(.

    I want to go back and spend some time – not just a day. I looked at your linked earlier post and I agree that the deep rich color of the sea is breathtaking. I was totally in love with the deep, gorgeous blue of the Mediterranean. That was the only time I ever almost missed returning to a cruise ship. My husband even alerted the ship that I had not boarded – he and our son had hone back to the ship to cool off (a very hot August) but thanks to a wonderful man who spoke English and hailed a cab and evidently told the driver to get me there quick! The driver did – I was the last passenger to board!

    I wear a beautiful Maltese cross almost daily on an antique Maltese gold chain. (Bought some beautiful gold jewelry – my kind of souvenir lol) It was a memorable day – the kind you never forget. Bon voyage! Will look forward to reading about your travels!!!

    Posted 1.6.12
    • Vera wrote:

      So happy to hear you’ve visited Malta – not many people even KNOW of the island. How wonderful!

      And I have several Maltese crosses as wel. This post made me smile

      Posted 1.7.12
      • Reena wrote:

        I’m glad my post made you smile because your post made about Malta made ME smile – a lot. And so many others – but that one, especially.

        I hope you have an opportunity to share more of Malta with your readers – maybe TraveingMom will take you there! Just the short time I was there, Malta made a tremendous influence and left me with a desire to return. BTW we share the same last name and when your posts come through – it’s like getting mail from a ‘relative’ I enjoy hearing from! I believe it’s because you write in a style that is conversational, authentic, and upbeat.

        Posted 1.7.12

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