September 2, 2009 at 8:34 am , by Sonia Harmon
Have you ever wanted to sit down with a woman you admire and pick her brain? Well you’ve come to the right place. Every Wednesday in Portrait of a Lady you’ll get a snapshot of women we think are just great. Know a lady you think deserves some of the spotlight? Tell us about her! E-mail us at email@example.com and she could be featured in a future post.
We’re kicking things off with Amy Clark, a married mother of two who founded the popular MomAdvice.com. She created the site five years ago so moms would have a place to go for daily advice on just about anything. Today the site has grown into an online community, complete with three blogs, and last year she was even named one of the 50 Most Powerful and Influential Women in Social Media!
What makes me a lady: I am extremely resourceful. When my husband lost his job, I discovered just how far I could make our money stretch. I found a peace and pride in living a thrifty life. Rising up to life’s challenges and changing them into victories is a very empowering feeling. I am so thankful for those life experiences, which definitely shaped me into becoming the lady I am today.
Favorite guilty pleasure: I definitely indulge in inexpensive pleasures. I love a giant Diet Coke from McDonald’s, foot soaks on Friday nights, knitting, Bunco with my best girlfriends and sleeping in late!
Three things on my life list: 1. Write a book. 2. Go somewhere wildly romantic for my tenth wedding anniversary. 3. Make a significant impact in my community in some way.
If I could have a superpower, it would be: To multiply myself over and over again. I have so many hobbies and things I would like to do, but I just don’t have the hours in the day to do them.
Ladies I admire: My sister. She is my best friend in the whole world and the strongest mother I have ever met. My nephew was born with a condition called Congenital Nevus and their family has gone through so many surgeries and procedures. Instead of wallowing in the difficulties of it all, she became a nurse so she could help him and others in our community. I admire her strength so much and I am so proud to call her my sister!
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