Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Blog: Q&A spring cleaning time

Nearly one year ago, I asked my readers to supply me with questions for my Q and A section. I wrote: "I'm envisioning the "Q&A" section to be full of classy and witty questions from my classy and witty readers. I envision a place where new readers can come to learn more about me and find you."

I asked my readers: "leave me ONE QUESTION (include your url address, so I can minimize my clicking). Keep it CLASSY and WITTY... things you really would like to know about me, about blogging, about parenting, or whatever else. Please remember that my entire family and handful of friends read this blog. Mwah from a PG-13 kinda of gal."

And. My readers delivered. That Q and A section entitled ANSWERS up in my tab section is one of my most popular viewed pages.

What I love about my Q and A section is that nearly all of the well thought-out questions came from people that are still commenting today, an entire year later. I took down my blogroll months ago and this page is my virtual link fest where people come to learn about me and end up finding you.

What I dislike about my Q and A section is that one year later I have "met" so many more of you that I also want to include.

So. It's time for me to update that page. (I have since frozen that page to allow you to repeat some of the questions) Leave me one question and PLEASE include your url within your comment to minimize my time at the computer clicking and searching. If you don't have a blog, no problem, just let me know. Keep it classy and witty. I will try to answer as many as possible and will very honestly probably start with questions coming from my regular commenters (I have a special place in my heart for you guys). I will then move onto witty well thought-out questions from lurkers. Person from the Faroe Islands that visits weekly... I beg you to de-lurk (in bloggish that means "come out").

You have until this Thursday the 5th.

59classy comments:

Indy said...

I have no questions b/c I think I know you too well to ask. I just wanted to be the first up here. Can't wait to see what everyone asks.

Domestic Extraordinaire said...

Since I have been reading you have had 3 different, yet classy & fab., hairstyles. Do you feel that changing your hair style is important to keep your look classy and trendy? Just curious as I love my hair style-can't imagine changing it anytime soon because I just don't deal with that kind of change well.

OHmommy said...

Please. Leave me your BLOG URL within your comments.

Glowstars said...

Easy bit first: http://glowstars.net

Which part of your Polish heritage do you consider most important and which part do you feel is most important to impart to your children? If the aspects you choose are different, why so?

Elisa said...

How does one manage to still have the body to go with her Classy Closet after three children? Also, how do you run after them in stilettos? :-)

Elisa, the Unlikely Housewife

krissy said...

My question is this. What is your biggest challenge besides time that you face with parenthood?

Courtney said...


You have 3 beautiful children who seem so well rounded...how do you do it? We have so much jealousy in our house I want to scream. How do you make them feel like you love them all the same? Please teach me this so I can restore peace in our home.

Amy @ Milk Breath and Margaritas said...

I want to know what your career was before it was raising children full time. Also, do you plan to work outside the home again, when, and doing what?


This is fun!!

Krystyn said...


Question: Which of your three kids is your favorite?

No? Okay...just kidding! Love them all!!!

What is your favorite picture you have taken? Yes...just one picture!

Stephanie said...


Occasionally you post about your kids differences in personality. Which of the three most closely matches your own personality?

Rachel said...

I have been reading you for about 6 months, but have rarely commented. I found your blog through my friend Kim 3Peanuts. Anyways, my question -

You are so proud of your Polish heritage and do such a great job teaching your children about it and incorporating it into your lives. What is your husband's ethnic background? Is that as much a part of your lives?

I struggle - I am Jewish, dh is Christian, and we have an adopted Chinese daughter. How do we do it all with our kids?


Tracey said...

What do you see yourself doing in 10 years, when all the kids are in school full-time and not little?

I'm looking for ideas. :)

Just glad to have you as a blogging friend!


Flea said...

Oh what fun!

I received the envelope. Thank you. Still plugging away. Will have them to you before Easter!

PunkyBean said...


What's your favorite place to shop?

I know, superficial question!

I am P said...


You seem so busy with the kids, do you and Mr. Oh make time to get out alone once in a while for some classy fun?

Renny said...


So, you take amazing photos, and you briefly gave a synopsis of how to become a good photographer, but I'm just wondering, what are some other little things you've figured out about snapping a great picture. And when did you decide you wanted to be good at photography?

Jessica said...

When you DO show pictures of yourself...which doesn't seem to be quite as frequent as you do of your kids...you're wearing some of the most adorable outfits! Are you paying a fortune for these?! Where do you shop at?

I just want to look classy - I figured you would be the person to ask...


Beyond A Mommy said...

What is the classiest advice you could give about being a mom and what was the least classy advice you've ever received?


LceeL said...

What are your vital statistics?

You KNEW I would ask, right?


Danielle (Life with the Hewitt Family) said...

Life with the Hewitt Family

You seem to have it all together and I was wondering how you find time to juggle all of your responsibilities with having 3 young children?

Texan Mama @ Who Put Me In Charge said...


Okay, you know what i'm going to ask. I am going to do it in the most classy way possible that I can muster.

If you feel comfortable discussing that very sensitive subject of money, can you tell us some details (or ALL, your choice) about how you budget for your family to go on international vacations and afford expensive shoes, while you are also a SAHM? I think it is great! Please don't tell me to clip coupons because coupons make my head explode.

Becca said...

Alright, I have a superficial question...

If you had to give up every pair of shoes you owned except one *yes, I said just one*, which pair would you keep?


Domestic Goddess (In Training) said...


The blog - Love, Laughs & Lice... Stories from my life...

I don't do classy. I do material. You and your kids always look fab in photos. Top stores to shop in? Two categories... give me your all time faves (money no object) and then faves for shopping in economic crisis (thanks, GW!).

Every Day Goddess said...


Did you take a photo class of some sort to use your slr camera? I am saving to buy one and take a class, just curious if a class is worthwhile?

Tee aka The Diva's Thoughts said...

I don't have a question, just wanted to come by and let you know how much I enjoy your blog.

Ok, that is all. lol Enjoy the rest of your day.


Miss M said...


Two questions (both already mentioned): How do you stay in shape having 3 little ones around (and having been pregnant 3 times)? Aaanndd, in this economy particularly, how do you manage to have the Louboutins and the international vacations without being an heiress? (um, you aren't an heiress, right?)

Cecily R said...

I want to know what your secret super power is. Don't say you don't have one because we ALL know you do!! :)


The D's said...

As a woman with a multi-cultural background (I am a French-American), I wonder if your kids speak (or understand) Polish? How about your husband?

Love your blog! There I un-lurked!


Domestic Extraordinaire said...

I am the loser who didn't post her blog url in the comment. So here is again with my blog url. Sorry!

Since I have been reading you have had 3 different, yet classy & fab., hairstyles. Do you feel that changing your hair style is important to keep your look classy and trendy? Just curious as I love my hair style-can't imagine changing it anytime soon because I just don't deal with that kind of change well.


Domestic Extraordinaire said...

I am the loser who didn't post her blog url in the comment. So here is again with my blog url. Sorry!

Since I have been reading you have had 3 different, yet classy & fab., hairstyles. Do you feel that changing your hair style is important to keep your look classy and trendy? Just curious as I love my hair style-can't imagine changing it anytime soon because I just don't deal with that kind of change well.


carrie said...
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carrie said...

Oh my gosh, you crack me up. Maybe if I did something like this, the person lurking from a laboratory in San Antonio, Texas would de-lurk at my blog too? You think it'll work?

OK - question, what is your favorite thing about living in Ohio and where would you re-locate if you had to (besides NYC or Chicago)? smooches.


Managed Chaos said...

Really. How do you do manage to do it all...and do it all so well? Momma to 3. Blogger Extraordinaire. Fashionista. World Traveler. Photographer. Wife. Do you ever struggle with keeping everything in balance?


Scary Mommy said...

I second Elisa's--- How the hell do you manage to run around in those shoes? I'm dying to know.


Momo Fali said...


Can I answer Carrie's question? There is nothing good about living in Ohio, unless you only live here from April - October.

My question for you, is do you have a nickname? Who gave it to you and what does it "mean"?

Anonymous said...

Um ...

Your favorite charity?

Your favorite way to spend an hour that happens to be kid-less?

Your "pick-me-up-because-I'm-in-a-foul-mood" food/drink


Megryansmom said...

How do you travel by air, alone, with all three kids? Do you take a carseat for Fifi? What about carry on bags, checking luggage? I only flew once with my 2 when they were small and it was 100 years aog. I'm totally serious here, Augie Dawgs is flying in a few weeks with TOF and we are totally clueless. Any help would be greatly appreciated


Megryansmom said...

oh an one more.....how tall are you?


3 Peanuts said...

I asked last year and I am going to ask this year too....

What is your favorite thing to serve/cook for a dinner party?


The Daily Stroll said...

Thanks for taking the time to answer questions! This is fun! :)

So does the classy family eat at home during the week or eat out? If you eat at home how does a busy mommy of three young children find time to cook and what are some of your family favorite meals to cook during the week??

I'm always looking for new ideas instead of the inevitable chicken nuggets and mac and cheese! ;)


Tiaras and Tantrums said...


okay - Did you REALLY fire your cleaning service?

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

I was not around last year for this, so I am not sure what was asked and what wasn't.......and I have a couple questions that come to mind, but I will go with this one......

If you had to evacuate your house and you were only allowed to take one pair of shoes......Which pair would you take?


mpotter said...

really enjoy your classy blog.

what do you enjoy doing with OHdaddy when you find time without the kids?


The Clark Family said...

What pair (color, brand, etc) of stilettos would you say best describes you?


Leslie said...

Ummmm....I'm still waiting for my answer to the play-doh in my LV handbag question??? And if it shows up in my stilettos...watch out!


Lisa@verybusymomwith4 said...


Fun :) Let's see...if you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be?

Dziadek said...

Kogo bardziej kochasz
Mame czy Tate?????

Trenches of Mommyhood said...

I'm looking for a new purse. And I have birthday money to spend! I loathe little short straps though - I need something CLASSY I can wear over my shoulder - what would you recommend???


Momo-Mama said...

What are your top 3 favorite blogs to read and your top 3 "new" blog finds that you can't get enough of?


Tara R. said...

"What do you consider to be the three most important fashion necessities in a classy lady's wardrobe?"

Tara R.

Sarah said...

First question: If you had three spare hours what would you do?

The other question is probably too hard for a Q and A, but I love your perspective on all matters relating to parenting. When you have more than one child how do you balance their needs when they both need attention at the same time? I'm a new mum of two and it's the hardest thing I struggle with. Baby's pooping on me at the same time that the toddler needs lunch: Arrgggh! Anyway, I love reading the blog, thanks so much for giving so much to all of us day after day.


Chelsea said...

I can't think of anything. I have, in the past, thought of questions and wished I had been commenting back then or hoped you'd do another q and a, but now I am at a loss. :) I'll enjoy reading the answers to the other questions, though.


the planet of janet said...

how old were you when you got your first stilettos? what did they look like?


Anonymous said...

This may have already been asked because I am fairly new here...
What do you like to do to relax?

Wendy @ Perfectly Imperfect

Herb of Grace said...
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Herb of Grace said...

(deleting and re-posting to add URL)

I have two questions, is that ok? I want to know how you feel about hats. I love hats. Got any favs or suggestions for spring/summer this year?

Also, how do you deal with children wanting to dress themselves? My daughter is six and has some very definite (and NOT always classy) opinions about her clothing. I want her to express herself, but I also want to teach her that NO one ought to wear those sweatpants with "Juicy" written across the butt. And Disney Princess does not need to be plastered across every item in your wardrobe. Any suggestions for how to balance motherly advice with allowing kids to choose their own wardrobe?

Herb of Grace

Lisa said...

Tell me the uber classy story of how you fell in love with Mr. Ohmommy. The more dish the better!

OR talk about how classy your labors were!


♥ spoiled mommy ♥ said...

Im a big schedule girl...everything has a time, I like smooth easy days.

What is you daily shedule? morning till night.


Chelsea said...

I thought of a question. Hope it's not too late!
OK, I want to know about one of the worst style trends you ever indulged in. You must have not always been perfectly styled, right? Is there any embarrassing fashion in which you participated?


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