Blogger Bash Coffee Talk #NYC


In just a few short days, I am off to New York City where I will attend Blogger Bash and Sweet Suite. I am ultimately excited to make new connections, learn something new and even grow in a way I have not yet mastered. Not to mention I have never been to NYC. Yes, this will be fun!

1. Name – Teri Hardy-Hatland

2. Where are you from? – Sioux City, IA

3. How long have you been blogging? – For the better part of 5 years.

4. What is the meaning behind your blog name? – Ha! Every time I explain this I feel like the mom from hell or something. Seriously though, I found happiness in getting everything during the day complete and heading to bed at 8pm. This carried along with me into mommyhood and we have been doing this since day one. In fact, I can be a tad cranky when the routine falls in the trash. Call me weird but even when I am traveling for work, I check in to make sure the kids are in bed on time.

5. What are you most looking forward to at Blogger Bash? – EVERYTHING!!! Okay, okay – I will pick one if I have to. The opportunity to possibly meet Samantha Meiler of NickMom. I am a huge fan and silent stalker of NickMom and dream big of breaking into video actively soon.

6. What three words describe you the best? – Loyal, Blunt and Overachiever

7. Got kids? You bet I do! How many? 7

8. We all have a pet peeve. What is your #1? – ANTI-CAPTCHA – I read more blogs than most in the circles I engage in. Let’s just say I often have a diversified taste – everything from fashion to food, parenting to relationships. If I ever feel the need to toss my two cents in *which I do often*, you will lose me faster than a bottle in a slippery hand if you use Captcha. I just do not have the time for that mess.

9. If you could have dinner with anyone, dead or alive, who would it be? – My father. He abandoned me to an abusive home life when I was 12 and never looked back. I would love to sit down, have his attention and ask why.

10. Show me your face!



  1. Cindy Garcia says

    Wow the very honest and open answer about your father really hit close to home for me! I experienced the exact opposite though. My father took me from my drug-addicted mother when I was only a few months old. He took care of me for two years before he married the woman who was always supposed to be my real mother. I often used to get upset wondering what life would have been like if I had had my birthmother there, but then I realize that my father made the best choice for me by taking me away from that situation, and giving me a mother who was loving and responsible and a lioness if anyone tried to hurt me. If only everyone were so lucky! Hugs!

    • says

      That is a happy ending if ever you can get one. While my childhood was tragic, I made it and some would say that is why I am the person I am today.

      • Cindy Garcia says

        Very true. The best kind of parent learns from their own parent’s mistakes, and the wisest kind of person breaks the cycle by saying “That’s who I DON’T want to be”. Cheers to you for being the wisest kind of person!

  2. lisa says

    Have fun! I too hate the captcha. There’s always one word that’s in blod print and easy to read. The other word is slanted and runs together. As you age, you’re vision changes. It’s hard to make out the letters.

  3. says

    I didn’t know you did this on Sunday’s what a neat idea and get ta know ya kinda thing… I would have loved to have done this with you… I hope I can remember next Sunday. Have a great day! I can do a couple now. 1. Marie Chamberlin Moody. 2. Born in Chicago, but I live in Batavia, Illinois now & love it. We’re near the Fox River 3. June 13th I have been blogging for 5 yrs. 4. My daughter (NightOwlmama) told me I should blog after I was diagnosed with Spinal Stenosis to keep my time busy so she said I needed a name for my blog and my mother’s doll which she got from my dad in 1944 which I cherish she called her Christmas doll even though she got it on a heart candy box from dad she loved so I said Christmas Dolly. She wanted something more unique so I said Xmasdolly which is something the Christians used back in the day so they weren’t killed. The X is a slanted cross & I never forgot that story & I chose that for my Mom. She passed in 2006 & I miss her lots. 5. Blogger Bash? ooo I will have to find out more about this. 6. NaNee to 10 beautiful grandchildren, Mom/friend to four beautiful children, and a very happy wife to my best friend. 7. 4 and going to be great grandmom in October. 8. I agree with you and I hate fingerprints on the wall 9. Dinner would have to be my Mom so I could apologize to her for arguing with her so much and I would give her such a hug. I guess we were too much alike, but she knew I loved her & one person is so hard to chose, but I would also choose my big brother I lost him when he was only 44. I miss him & I would just like to tell him so & I love him so much. 10. Sorry can’t put pics here see you next Sunday 😉 That was neat. Nice to know more about you too my new friend. Have a great week. Hugs I follow all your social networks 😉

  4. says

    Wow. You’re so open and willing to share. I have the exact opposite feelings with my father.. I don’t care to ever know who he is. I’d love to vent about how much we hate captcha together this week!

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