Each week Jen, Heather and I chat about a common theme. Sometimes it gets heated (like this convo on 50 Shades of Grey!) and yet other times we keep it fairly tame.

Today, we’re keeping it real.

We want to share our thoughts on the “new” look of Her View From Home. We want to hear your thoughts, too!

**Leslie’s View**

I don’t know where to begin. I have at least one Her View From Home meltdown each week (AHHHHH!) that leads me to this question:  why are we doing this?

After a glass of wine, a long bath or a decent sleep (does any mom really sleep?!) I am taken back to reality.

I love it.

I’ve said it before, I’ll say it again; you guys make me happy.

It’s that simple and that complicated.

Essentially our entire “team” is just winging it. We learn from our mistakes and have grown so much since this process began last fall. I can’t wait to see where we are next year at this time.

To be very honest, I have never before poured so much time and energy into something that has yet to generate an income. And I think that’s why it works. We all have a passion for this site. Our feature writers have a passion for it, too. We see the big picture and we think you do as well.

At the end of the day, if I can say our website has helped create a “buzz” for an area of the country that I LOVE and brought a smile to at least one persons face, then I know we’re doing it right.

Thank you for being with us on this journey. We hope you love the changes coming your way!

***Heather’s View***

Why on earth am I putting up with two other women that don’t see my perspective and have completely(not all the time mind you) different views than me–because we all have one thing in common. Passion. Passion to share our lives with you, passion about the things that matter to us. Passion to create understanding, respect and a common bond among women on different sides of the fence. And believe me, we even get into passionate debates over headers, fonts, and pictures. Ask David (our tech guy) about the boisterous debate this morning 🙂 I’m sure he will tell you that it’s Leslie and Jen that have a short fuse. 🙂 Okay I was fibbing about that.

Meltdowns…I don’t have them too often, I’m usually the one causing them with flipping the schedule without telling Leslie or Jen or forgetting to feature or stick something (wordpress lingo). I meltdown when our articles haven’t sparked an interest with our viewers, mainly because I want your hearts and lives to be touched in some tangible way.

Why and am I doing this? I like being able to write about what matters as a mom, woman of faith and wife living the good life in Nebraska. I’ve lived all over the U.S. and I have yet to find one state that compares to the ladies I’ve met and grown to love here. And I want to share, encourage and inspire you. 🙂 

**Jen’s View**

Heather, Leslie and I rarely all agree on one thing at the same time.

Leslie and I come from a TV background. We’re full of schedules, teases and timelines. We also usually agree politically and have a similar religious background.

Heather and I are stay at home moms with a somewhat crazy past. We often agree on how to raise our children.

Heather and Leslie were bloggers and writers when this whole thing started! Sometimes I get lost in their blogger world. And, frankly I feel like they often speak the same language.

When it comes to this site, all bets are off. No one really agrees about anything. And EVERYTHING is a pretty big deal. It comes back to passion. Our common ground is our passion for sharing what’s really great about Rural America, the people and businesses here and just women in general.

It’s pretty great that a group of ladies who can’t agree on much can come together and compromise and move forward toward a common goal. (I sometimes wish our political leaders could argue like we do but actually end up getting something done.)

So, what do I think about the new look?

Um, I like parts of it. Parts of it stress me out a little (I’ll be honest) a lot.

What I really hope is that it is easier for all of you to see a bunch of great articles from a bunch (nearing 50 writers now) of really great women. Every one of us have a different view from our home. We all share some beliefs and disagree on some things. That’s what is really great. And what’s even better is that our ever growing group of ‘viewers’ can share their own views right here on our site. We want everyone to be engaged. Share, learn and teach!!

So, now it is your turn.

Have you taken a tour of our new site? Have you looked around a bit? What do you like? What don’t you like? For more details about the site, click here!


Leslie Means

Leslie is the founder and owner of Her View From Home.com. She is also a former news anchor, published children’s book author, weekly columnist, and has several published short stories as well. She is married to a very patient man. Together they have three fantastic kids.  When she’s not sharing too much personal information online and in the newspaper – you’ll find Leslie somewhere in Nebraska hanging out with family and friends. There’s also a 75% chance at any given time, you’ll spot her in the aisles at Target.