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I'm pleased to say I'm the newest contributor to another local Central Florida blog, "Orlando Arts

Motherhood. Not something I'll soon know about. Actually, what am I talking about? It's not something I'll ever know about! Balancing Motherhood image 2Being a mother, I've always thought, has got to be one of the most stressful, complicated responsibilities in life. I hear it's also one of the most rewarding. Both of those combined, I imagine a mother would appreciate any kind of help or advice that's offered her. And I've recently become familiar with a fantastic online resource for mothers (and even soon-to-be mothers), authored by someone right here in Central Florida. It's BalancingMotherhood.com. Balancing Motherhood image 1Why in the heck is a guy reading a blog about motherhood, you ask? Well, I must admit I started reading it because the author is a former work colleague of mine -- someone I've always thought is very talented and has something to say. And the more I read her blog the more I enjoy it, if for nothing more than I feel it truly is a relevant, valuable resource for women who work, have children, are married, and...ultimately...just trying to make it through life. Sound familiar? Then check-out the blog! I sent Alicia an e-mail to see if she'd mind being featured here on "Pulse," and she jumped at the chance. Of course, keep-in-mind Alicia lives right here in Orlando, which is why I thought she'd be a great fit for our blog. Alicia was kind enough to respond to some questions I sent her, and here's what she has to say: Balancing Motherhood image 3Q: BalancingMotherhood.com speaks to a pretty specific audience. Was that your intent when you came up with the concept? A: Yes, I want to speak to mothers because we all have similar challenges … how to balance all that we do with quality time for ourselves and for our families. Q: Where do you get your ideas for content? A: Ideas can come from just about anywhere – from just being a mom, to watching my son learn new things, to daily observations. I am also an avid reader and I’m on the Web all the time. I watch TV too, so I share great ideas that I find through all of these mediums.