In our weekly Friday Feature, we share a short interview with one of the fantastic members of HealthyLivingBlogs.com. Take the time to get to know your co-members, pick up tips and tricks, blogging know-how, and recommendations from your fellow bloggers. If you’re an HLB member and haven’t gotten your interview email yet, don’t worry, you will in time! We’re working our way through a list of 2,000+ members’ blogs at random.
What’s your name, blog name, and how did you create your blog title?
Leah Vachani, founder of LunchwithLeah.com. My professional venture back into nutrition and health after having kids began with posting pictures of healthy lunches for kids. Later, when I was researching names for starting a blog, everything I wanted was taken so one day I just decided to use Lunch with Leah, with a bit of a play on how it all began (posting the pics of lunches).
What is one lesson you’ve learned about blogging since you first started your website?
I absolutely love it but it is so much work! I really wish I could just blog about all these health topics (I have a HUGE list going as we speak) but I have to devote a chunk of my time to learning how to market, advertise, create graphics, etc. It’s like being the CEO of a whole company but with only one employee – me!
What is your favorite site to visit to find motivation in your healthy living journey?
I love PaleoMom.com! Sarah Ballantyne is simply a goddess of knowledge. She literally seems to know everything!
What can a new visitor expect to find from your blog?
A newbie to my blog can choose to simply dabble with a few recipes or health tips or they can immerse themselves in a deep dive of health information with practical tips and strategies to change their current state of health. It’s really a question of how much health info do you want? I’m here to help anyone on their health journey – no matter how small or how steep it is. I make healthy easy for busy moms.
Tell us about your favorite SOMETHING.
I’m a bit of a freak about podcasts! One day I hope to host my own (big dreams!) But until then, I think everyone should find at least one or two podcasts that they love and listen more. From education to inspiration – you can find whatever you are looking for. And the best thing about podcasts is that in our world of digital screens, a podcast can give your eyes a break and yet still offer so much.
Let’s talk traveling: what is your favorite place to visit in your favorite city or town for vacationing?
We took a family trip to Australia this year and we absolutely had the time of our lives in Tasmania, but honestly, I think my favorite thing to do might be exploring Northern California, where we live. Between camping in the national forests and parks, to the mountains, and visiting tide pools on the coast, we have really taken for granted the beauty right outside our front door. I would love to spend more time touring the amazing bounty of natural beauty around the San Francisco Bay Area.