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Blogging From: Long Island
A strong believer in the relevance of accidental encounters, Danielle, the “Serendipity Mama” chronicles her life through serendipitous circumstances on her blog Sweet Serendipity. From meeting her soul mate, the birth of their child, losing her job, being a stay-at-home mom, and everything in between, Danielle shares all of it with her readers. After dating the same man for more than six years, the two married and bought their first home and began planning a future that involved a big family. After suffering a miscarriage, the serendipitous Mama gave birth to a baby girl on the exact date that the couple faced the heartache one year prior. Stating that she was “meant to be a mother,” Danielle immediately fell into her place as a mother. Danielle was unexpectedly let go before she could return to work and refused to chalk this up to chance, as she wanted to be nothing more than to be a full-time, stay-at-home mother and had been long-dreading separating from her “Lil’ E.”
Danielle records her journey through motherhood and gives tips and advice on teething to potty-training, to being a stay-at-home mom. Her blog also proves encouraging for the stressed mother admitting the ever-challenging aspects of motherhood. Journaling through illness, holidays, adapting to a growing family of three rather than two, and a world full of firsts, Danielle has plotted Lil’ E’s life thus far in a detailed timeline from meeting “Big E” to giving birth and losing her job. She even asks some questions herself, proving that all mothers have to just figure some things out as they come. — Kara Faulk