Interview With A Blogger: Kim Corrigan-Oliver, Mothering With Mindfulness

Today I’m sharing my interview with one of the first blogging mamas I ever connected with, back when my daughter was tiny and I was looking to meet other new mothers the area. She’s been a wonderful friend, a fantastic resource for all things health and wellness, and a calm, patient mothering role model. I’m so excited to have her on the blog with us today! Take a peek below and get to know Kim Corrigan-Oliver of Mothering With Mindfulness!

Interview With A Blogger: Kim Corrigan-Oliver, Mothering With Mindfulness

Hello, Kim!

So, what prompted you to start blogging?

Originally I began blogging for my nutrition business. That blog was a place to share information about feeding your baby and toddler, as well as recipes for the whole family. I felt the urge to share a little bit about my mothering journey and decided to start a second blog, Mothering with Mindfulness. It was in this space that I found connection to like minded mothers, I found a place to share and I found friendship, something I never expected to find. 

Tell us about your day job/educational pursuits?

I am a stay at home, homeschooling mom to one little man. I am a life learner, which means I am always learning and growing. Right now my interests have taken me on a path of learning more about wild foods and medicinal herbs, and deepening my connection to nature. 

Interview With A Blogger: Kim Corrigan-Oliver, Mothering With Mindfulness

Where’s the farthest from home you’ve ever travelled? Tell us about your experience.

Hmmm…England. I have traveled there quite a few times to visit family. My dad grew up in England and his entire family is still there. My most recent visit was five years ago. I took my little man, then 6 months, to meet his great grandfather, aunts, uncles, and cousins. My dad came with us, which made the trip very special. I have a special place in my heart for England, there is so much history and beauty. Plans are underway for another trip, hopefully within the next year.

Interview With A Blogger: Kim Corrigan-Oliver, Mothering With Mindfulness

What skill do you hope to master over the next year?

I hope to improve my identification skills when it comes to identifying wild plants. Right now I am tied to my field guide, but I hope one day to feel more confident with this skill.

I would also like to improve my bird song identification. It is getting better, but definitely needs more practice.

And I am always working towards a deeper connection to the earth.

What’s your current favorite song/band? And what are you reading?

In our home right now we are listening to Woodlandy Dandies, an Ontario based group that made a CD of nature related children’s music. It is one of those CDs the whole family loves.

Currently reading You’re Not the Boss of Me: Understanding the Six/Seven Year Old Transformation.

Share three blogs you adore!

Interview With A Blogger: Kim Corrigan-Oliver, Mothering With Mindfulness

Thanks so much for taking the time to chat with us, Kim! Have a wonderful summer with your beautiful family!

Visit Kim’s blog, Mothering With Mindfulness, and be sure to say hello on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest!