Hi y’all! Welcome to Not Now Mom’s Busy. My name is Corina but I go by Cori. Here’s a little bit about me and how my blogging journey started.
I live in Houston, Texas with my sweetie Mario of 25 years. Their ages range from 27 to 20 years old. I’m a mom of 5 adult children. I have three grandchildren and one othe way in September. And I’m a furmom to two pit bulls, Fergie and Chico – also my babies.
I started blogging March, 2011 to share work-from-home jobs and other ways to make money from home.
Since then it has grown into this multi-niche blog dedicated to women who want to make money from home, learn how to blog like a boss or get the latest on life-styled related topics like life hacks, mom moments, health and beauty tips and relationships.
What I Did Before Becoming A Blogger
I guess you can say I was a Jackie of all trades. My first job was as a file clerk for an oil company. I worked for a wrecker service as a dispatcher, as an office manager for a doctor’s office and a teacher’s assistant.
In 1998, I began working at AT&T back then called Southwestern Bell or SBC. I started out as a customer and sales rep and worked my way up to a management position until I resigned in 2007 to pursue a work from home career.
When that didn’t work out I went back to the workforce in 2008 and worked as a CSR and Chat manager for and outbound company and wouldn’t you know it their client was AT&T!
In 2009, I left the 9-5 for good and landed my first work from home job. I found myself sharing tips and job leads with friends who also wanted to work from home. After the job ended, I decided to start a business of my own and here I am today!
My Blogging Journey
My blogging journey hasn’t been a stroll down easy street. My first year was a total disaster. I had the wrong platform, no traffic, no followers, no community oh but I thought I was ready to rule the blogging world. It was a major FAIL.
I finally connected with the right bloggers who taught me how to blog the right way. They showed me how to blog, build a community, drive traffic to my blog and how to monetize it.
You know how they say ‘it takes a village’. In the blogging community, that is so true. If you’re just starting out as a blogger, find a community of bloggers for support.
Some of my mentors are off to bigger and better opportunities like Adrienne Smith and Carol Amato. But you can still connect with Donna Merrill. She is a great teacher and her smile is addicting! You can also connect with me!
More About Me – When I’m Not Blogging
I love riding with the hubs on his Harley. That is when he’s not working. We take off and leave our kids home alone LOL. I’m a pre-empty nester! I love a good glass of wine a good book, especially by my all-time favorite Stephen King. I still watch General Hospital and I love old TV shows from I Love Lucy to Reba, Friends, The Nanny and Frasier. I love going to rock concerts and my favorite music ranges from classic rock to christian.
But my favorite moments are when I’m with my kids and grandkids. There is nothing better than having the people you love around you. Now that my kids are grown, it’s hard to get them in one place at the same time so when they are, I cherish every moment. Just don’t tell them because they’ll think it’s not cool.
Thanks for stopping by my blog. I hope I help you in some way and entertain you at the same time!