About Me

About Me

Hi there! I’m Carla. I’m a 30-something mama of 2 daughters (ages 5 and 11). I’m a happily married wife. I’m considered a spoonie: someone who lives with a chronic illness or chronic pain and lives life by The Spoon Theory. In my case, I suffer from multiple spinal conditions such as: lumbar spinal stenosis, retrololisthesis, spina bifida occulta and scoliosis. I’m also a PC gamer. I play games such as World of Warcraft, Overwatch, ARK: Survival Evolved, American Truck Simulator and more. If I’m not spending my time with family, blogging or gaming, you can usually find me curled up with a good book. I’m a huge bookworm. I love reading books of all types.

About Candid Mama

I created Candid Mama as a way to earn income on the side while staying at home to raise my kids. My husband supported the idea. I originally started out under the name Blessed Mama’s Blurbs in early 2014 but felt that name held me back in so many ways, so I rebranded my blog to Candid Mama. I love trying out new products, working alongside companies to promote their brands, building relationships with brands and meeting other bloggers and followers.

*I’d like to note that I originally started out on Blogger in 2014. At the beginning of 2015, I switched to my own domain and a hosting company. I was blogging up until March 2017. For health reasons, I decided to take a break from blogging for a few months. During this time, my hosting company did not keep my site, so I had to start all over.

Contact Me

If you like what you see here and want to work together, you can easily contact me via the Contact Form at the top of my page. I will be sure to respond back as soon as I can. I love hearing from brands and fans, so don’t be shy! 🙂


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