I first met Dionna Ford a couple of years ago, when we bumped into each other online. She’d recently started her blog Code Name: Mama, while I was the seasoned pro with years of experience under my belt. In the intervening time, though, this dynamo has become extremely accomplished, leaving me in the dust. She’s been published in magazines, she helped create the website NursingFreedom.org, she co-founded the Natural Parents Network, and she wrote For My Children: A Mother’s Journal of Memories, Wishes and Wisdom, which will be published next month.
I recently had a chance to connect with Dionna for an interview, and I really enjoyed speaking with her. This midwestern mom of two is very real, very easy to speak with, and very passionate about the work she’s doing in connecting parents and helping them learn more about natural parenting and how it can work for them. Basically, what I’m saying is that you don’t have to be the world’s biggest hippie to find Dionna’s writing engaging, approachable and informative.
During our conversation Dionna talked about her own blogging journey, filled me in on the work she does with the Natural Parents Network, and told me all about her soon-to-be-released book. She shared some of her own parenting (and blogging) missteps, and talked about how she shares information in a way that’s non-judgmental. If you want to hear how one mom built up her own blogging empire, you’d like some natural parenting tips, or you’re curious about Dionna’s upcoming book, you’ll want to listen to our conversation here:
Stay tuned to Strocel.com, as well, because sometime in the next few weeks I will be receiving a copy of For My Children: A Mother’s Journal of Memories, Wishes and Wisdom to give away. I’ll fill you in on the details of how you could win that once it arrives in my hot little hands.
Next week on the Strocel.com podcast I’ll be sharing an interview with Megan Massaro and Miriam Katz, authors of The Other Baby Book. They’ll be continuing this week’s theme, with some natural parenting tips of their own. Subscribe to the Strocel.com podcast in iTunes, and you won’t miss a minute!