Spotlight on SheSpeaks Blogger - Amanda Ripsam of Mommies Quiet Place

   By SheSpeaksTeam  Apr 03, 2014

Born and raised in Toronto, Amanda Ripsam now lives in Michigan with her husband and six year old special needs daughter and three step children. She uses her blog, Mommies Quiet Place, as a vehicle to help other moms cope with special needs. She calls herself a “self proclaimed workaholic turned stay at home mom” trying to find her quiet place. We caught up with her to find out more about her life and here is what we found out, in her own words.

$PullQuote$Where you can find me on social media: Twitter - Facebook - Pinterest

I live in….Otsego, Michigan.
My niche is…Lifestyle health blog, reviews and displaying poetry and photography special needs parents’ support.
I write...Every day as a way to cope with life. I don’t always post every day or post everything I write, I am working on being a better writer.
A brand you have loved working with? I don’t favor brands or one brand I favor them all.
I started blogging in...August and I all ready have over 29,849 page views!
How do you see the future of blogging/social media? Already being connected to social media with our phones attached to our hands 24/7 will only increase with time in how we use technology for social media.
Where I work:  I am my own boss - a very under-paid CEO for my family. I am a stay-at-home mom and wife.
I am connected…When I am in fellowship with my church family, when my own family gets together and spends quality time away from social media devices to have real face to face conversations.  When my family from Toronto and I can share laughs over emails or Skype calls.
When I’m stressed, I….Pray, bake, crochet, take pictures, blog, talk to friends and family, work out, swim, and go for a long walk to clear my mind.
My favorite gadget is… HP Slate 7.
My favorite travel destination is…Michigan and Ontario.
My favorite clothing brand is…Ralph Loren.
I do all my shopping…While the kid is at school and hubby is at work.
My favorite TV shows: Chicago Fire, American Idol, The Voice, Sons of Anarchy, True Blood.
My favorite movie: Beauty and the Beast.
Coffee or tea: My family knows how hard it’s been on me not to have brewed drinks!
I love…My family and friends.
I dream about…. Warm sunny beaches.
Where you can find my writing: Mommies Quiet Place
What else I do: I help run a rare genetic disorder support group locally with a nonprofit called parent to parent that supports families with special needs children like my Bella.  

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amandaripsam by amandaripsam | OTSEGO, MI
Apr 04, 2014

Thank you very much. for the comment I appreciate it. Writing is a good release of everything.

cheryllo by cheryllo | Unsubscribe, FL
Apr 03, 2014

I checked out your blog and it's great ! Everyone needs to find their release and writing is such a great way to do that. Congratulations on your success !

amandaripsam by amandaripsam | OTSEGO, MI
Apr 03, 2014

Infact since this was submitted I have over 50,000 page views. yes I do enjoy blogging its something I can do while hubby is at work. I can also blog from my cellphone. Thank you for visiting my page check out my blog if you wish.

hollyshespeaks by hollyshespeaks | LARCHMONT, NY
Apr 03, 2014

Amanda, it's amazing how fast your blog is growing! You've certainly got the passion for blogging. Thank you for letting us learn a little bit more about you.