Victoria from Massachusetts, USA. I am a married mother of three teenage children. I have been married to my high school sweetheart for 18 years. He makes me laugh everyday. Some days with him, some days at him, but always lovingly! He has a great sense of humor, often making the kids and I smile. I have lived in Massachusetts my whole life. We also spend a lot of time in Maine. My parents moved to Maine 20+ years ago, so we go there often to visit and create lasting memories. I am from a large family. I have 4 sisters and 2 brothers, I fall in the middle. My Christian faith is very important to me. Words I have lived by, are ones my father taught me, “It is your responsibility to try to get your children and your husband to heaven.”

I hope you enjoy the personal stories I will be sharing about living here in Massachusetts.

I also Blog at: it’s great to “BE”. It is a company I began hoping to help Inspire – Discover – BE our best selves in the world. There you can find links to my company Website, Facebook and Twitter pages!

Sandy from Johannesburg, South Africa. I am thirty something and single, I am the first in a family of six lovely girls, Sally, Sam, Steph, Tino and Lola.  I have a niece Tanaka and a nephew Godfrey and not forgetting the matriarch of our family my Mother. Travel through out South Africa with me as I share my experiences living in one of the richest nations in Africa.

I also Blog at: My Chronicles about pursuing my life goals, everyday life and challenges.

Jenny from Olympia, Washington, USA. I am a thirty year old ex-lab rat, working to find ways to make a living doing what I love. Travel and Writing. I have been living on the West coast, in Olympia, for almost five years. In the last year I quit my job working for the pharmaceutical industry to travel to South East Asia for six months. I look forward to sharing stories about my experiences in the world of small business, travel and everything else.

I also Blog at:, much of my trip through Asia can be read here. Also, please take a look at my Company Website for Mad Dash Publishing:

Amanda from Rhinelander, Wisconsin, USA. I’m a married, late 30s mother of three girls and one boy – Blaine-2, Kat-3, Ava-9 and Alex-15 and yes, they keep my on my toes. Raising two toddlers, a preteen and a teenager has caused much of this dark hair to go gray, but I’m loving every minute of it. My supportive husband is a great dad and makes me laugh every day.  We moved to the Northwoods of Wisconsin almost two years ago. I was born and raised and have always lived in the Midwest.

I hope you enjoy the adventures and stories I will be sharing about living here in the Northwoods of Wisconsin and parts of the Midwest.

I also do a little blogging on about natural and organic skin care, personal care and cosmetics. Simply Rustic is a home-based business and I make Handmade 100% Natural Skin Care using Fair Trade, Organic, Raw and Wildcrafted Ingredients.

Sarah from Pennsylvania, USA. I am married with a wonderful two-year old son. After living in Washington D.C. for ten years, I recently returned to my home state of Pennsylvania, where I am enjoying growing some roots. A mother and a registered nurse, I am intrinsically concerned about issues involving the health, safety, and well-being of others. My challenge to find American made goods was born from this perspective. My personal blog is about my journey to become a conscious consumer by adopting a buy local lifestyle. I hope to share my views from this perspective, as well as from my experience nursing. I hope to learn and grow through the stories and lessons of those around the world.

I can also be found blogging at made in usa challenge.