Meet the Misfits: Hi, I’m Byn from Bean’s Monkey Business… Getting to Know You, Getting to Know allllll About You…

23 Apr

Meet the Misfits!

Hey guys!  Today I’m doing a little something extra.  I’m part of a group of bloggers called the Misfit Bloggers.  We all met through a SITS 31 Days to a Better Blog challenge that I found through the Blog Frog forums.  Most (if not all) of us don’t really ‘fit’ into your typical blog categories.  

Today you get to meet the misfits!  

Who Am I?  Me?  I’m writing a blog about a purple monkey, for Pete’s sake.  (Who IS this Pete guy, anyway?)  I talk like a cartoon monkey (when I want to, anyway) and I’m random.  Just a little.  Okay, a lot.  And I sing.  A lot.  Here is my intro video for us Misfit Bloggers.  Its just 3 minutes long, go ahead, watch it and get to know the REAL person behind Bean the monkey!

I am married to an amazingly supportive husband, who has not only supported me through a lot of BIG projects because that’s just what I wanted to do, but he has also supported tirelessly for the last 18 years through a lot of struggles with depression/bipolar and other issues (I’m a veritable alphabet soup of issues, I’m telling you).  I love him and appreciate him… and sometimes feel sorry for him.  Yeah, because I’m really REALLY high maintenance.  He says its all worth it, but… eh, I think he’s a little bit biased because he loves me that much.  Oh well, I’ll take it.

My honey and I at the park with the kids last night. Photo courtesy of our new camera and Paris' mad picture taking skills:)

What do I do?  I am a puppeteer, I do the voice of Bean for Bean’s Monkey Business, a new children’s educational web series. I am a mom to five kids that I love more than I could have imagined.  They are 11, 14, 15, 16 & 20 at the moment and they are SO freaking entertaining… I will show you with pictures.  Our oldest recently moved away from home and out of state, so she wasn’t here last night when we took our epic spontaneous family night at the park.  Have I mentioned that my family is super competitive?

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Why do I blog?  To share my show and so much of what I’ve learned raising and homeschooling my five kids.  I loved doing projects and learning with them when they were little, and I love sharing that with the new ‘little ones’ without having to have more kids myself!  I’m going to turn into an internet Grandma!

Misfit Monday Blog Hop

Just a few of the "Misfits"

A few of my Fellow Misfits:

  • Cari from Nighlon writes… well, I would call it a pink sparkly techie blog.  She’s probably the last person I’d expect to be a techie geek, but that lady knows her business, glittery stillettos or not!  

There are more of us, but I’m going to stop there for today.  

Each week I’ll highlight a few of my friends so you can check them out!

I had a hard time condensing things down.  How do you introduce yourself?  Tell me a little bit about YOU!  If you blog, please leave a link to your blog in the comments and tell us a little about your blog so maybe we can all make some new friends.

RULES for joining this hop:

1. You must write a post relevant to the topic for the week.
2. The link added with the widget below must be a direct link to your relevant post.
3. You must visit each link and leave a comment to show your support (over the span of the week and before the next Monday topic is posted).
4. The Misfit Bloggers reserve the right to remove any links deemed by ourselves as “unfit” to be a part of the hop (i.e. irrelevant, inappropriate, etc.)
5. You must post the “Misfit Monday Blog Hop” button as provided in the text area below somewhere on your post.

This is a Blog Hop!  Join us HERE!


13 Responses to “Meet the Misfits: Hi, I’m Byn from Bean’s Monkey Business… Getting to Know You, Getting to Know allllll About You…”

  1. Making Our Life Matter April 23, 2012 at 11:47 am #

    What a terrific post! I wish I could do a vlog, but I don’t have the same confidence that you have. Thanks for sharing yourself!

    • Bean's Monkey Business April 24, 2012 at 12:07 pm #

      I don’t generally feel that I’m confident, but I guess in many ways I just don’t care if people think poorly of me. I’m getting crotchety in my old age and care less every year as long as my family is healthy and happy, it doesn’t matter what other people think. I hope to inspire you to do a vlog post some day!

  2. Candi Elm (@candilandco) April 23, 2012 at 1:05 pm #

    Love getting to know you a little better, love seeing your kids.

  3. NighLon April 23, 2012 at 1:16 pm #

    yay Byn! Nice to formally meet you!

  4. Patricia April 23, 2012 at 1:32 pm #

    You crack me up! How could some one so adorable as you not have a talking purple monkey ~ just sayin! Very cool vlog Ms. Byn!

  5. sourire11 April 23, 2012 at 6:31 pm #

    Love hearing more about the Misfit Bloggers!

  6. theafwife April 25, 2012 at 1:57 pm #

    Oh my goodness – LOVE the video and love Paris popping in! 🙂

  7. sandyd90 April 26, 2012 at 5:33 am #

    Nice to get to know a little bit more about you, and seeing all the lovely pictures of your family.

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