Hi! I’m Emily. I’ve always liked to stuff my face.

I’ve had an affinity for wearing red for quite some time.

It was me, my mom, and my dad living the sweet life in Memphis until…

My brother Trevor arrived! Our family was complete! My parents were running a cute kid factory.

I grew into a teenager who hated everything only 50% of the time.

I would’ve hated everything probably 80% of the time if I hadn’t met Cameron, my besfrinn.

Off I went to college, where I played, um, studied.

I met a young man named B. I liked him. A lot.

B studied incessantly.

I mostly continued to stuff my face.

Chicago seemed like a nice town.

So I decided to move there. I was a little cold at first.

But I got used to it.

I also got used to B. He was great in all ways possible.

So we went on a walk.

Now he stuffs my face.

We moved to Korea….

….had an unbelievable time…..

....and met some new friends.

….and met some new friends.

But then we came home.

But what is this?!

A *new* friend! The BEST friend!

A *new* friend! The BEST friend!


And thus, this blog.


  1. What a cool ‘About’ page!

    1. Thank you! I just redid it and think it turned out perty well!

      1. It turned out very well – very nice indeed. Warning though, those teeny little best friends one day turn into slightly larger monsters capable of devouring everything in their paths and creating many nights of tortuous stress, (gee tortuous really is a word – I thought I’d get the dreaded red squiggly line there), and then many nights later they will once again become your best friends…..Mine are all great (now). ;)

  2. hey! i’m glad you found my blog, too because then i found YOUR blog! congrats on being the baby, you are in for some seriously awesome stuff. some shitty stuff, too, but mostly awesomeness :)

    1. Hahaha that’s the impression that I’m getting! But everything worth it is always kind of hard too, right? :) Anyways, can’t wait to read more of your posts!

  3. Um, your about page is awesome! You have totally inspired me to redo mine!

    1. Thank you! That old pic of us is pretty ridiculous :)

  4. what a great about page! and that picture of chicago is just lovely – i’m sure it’s a great city, i’ve actually never been there, but judging by that photo, i want to!

    congrats on baby – and on coming home! i don’t know about you, living abroad can be fantastic, but sometimes coming home can be even better (i’m in germany… still… a little jealous if you can’t tell?)

    1. Thanks for coming by and for subscribing! Chicago is indeed great. We’re not living there now, but I’m plotting our return. The baby has to know the feeling of riding on the El and freaking out that it’s going to derail!

      Germany! Wow! I got thisclose to convincing my husband that it deserved a small stop on our Euro vacation this year. Apparently I wasn’t adamant enough about my love for German gewurztraminer! Next time, next time :)

      I’m looking forward to checking out your blog!

      1. hey – question: where is the picture from? because there is a bridge here in cologne with locks like that (which we did on our 6 month anniversary). it’s pretty cool!

        germany is pretty nice – i’m enjoying it. we were in barcelona for 5 years, though, and now that winter is coming, i’m realizing just how different it is!! though, i have friends from chicago, so i know i can’t complain to you about the weather. :)

        1. It is from Paris right behind Notre Dame. I really love the idea behind the locks and I wish we had added our own! My best friend said she saw things like this all over Russia, too.

  5. Love the way you tell us your story. Not too much stuffing with the baby though. :-)

    1. Hehehe I’m trying to moderate it a little :)

  6. I want to start by saying . . . if you’d rather not participate, I totally understand. I have declined in the past myself. It is kind of a pain in the arse. That said.
    I’m awarding you the Versatile Blogger Award because I like your blog and think others will too. As with everything in life, there are strings attached. 1) You are to give the award to 15 other bloggers you feel are deserving and notify them of the award. 2) Make a post thanking the person that gave you the award (moi’) and listing your 15 choices. Provide links to these 16 blogs in your post. 3) Lastly, in your post, list seven things the bloggy world doesn’t know about you.
    I dont know how to link the graphic for your blog. Maybe you can save it from mine? Or tell me how to link it haha
    Personally, I had trouble with it, so feel free to contact me if you need help.
    The bottom line . . . whether you participate or not . . . I think you have a rockin’ blog.

    1. Thank you, thank you! I hope this doesn’t come off really assy and conceited, but you never know when you’re not talking to someone face-to-face; I got another award a couple of weeks ago and posted about it, so I am going to sit on this one for whatever the grace period is and pass it on later. I am so, so, SO appreciative of it, especially coming from you. :D You said the nicest things about my Black Friday post and really made my day! Again, thank you!

  7. I did read that ! Didn’t even think about it when I was picking who to pass the award on to. Take your time. I sat on it for over a month! There is no pressure to ever pass it on. Your black friday post rocked duh !

  8. Hi Emily,
    I nominated you for the Liebster Blog Award because I really get a kick out of your blog. I especially enjoy your sarcasm . Check out the link here and enjoy :


    1. Wow! Thank you so much! (And I’m not being sarcastic there!) And congrats to you too because your passing it on to me means YOU got the award, too. Someone has good taste :)

  9. The most interesting and unique About I have ever read. Shall be visiting you often. Take care!

    1. Thank you so much! Welcome!

  10. loved this, and now love your blog. thanks. :)

    1. Thank you, thank you! Looking forward to checking yours out, too!

  11. Thank you for liking one of my posts. I highly appreciate it. You have the most interesting “About”, I like it especially the last part… Awesome and congratulation!
    I love your blog too , I might visit quite often :)

    1. Thank you so much! Your kind words are highly appreciated :) Thanks for stopping by and welcome back any time! I really enjoyed your blog, too.

  12. your were so cute…and you still are!! lovely photos. congrats on your whole life! lol

    1. Thank you! These pictures were strategically chosen to make me appear that way :)..there are A LOT of less-than-flattering pictures of me floating around! Thanks for stopping by!

  13. Very nice About page. Love the words and pictures format. Really well done! Best to you both on your new addition.

    1. Thank you very much! Thanks for stopping by and commenting! I’ve read your blog before and it’s great :) Congratulations on being Freshly Pressed recently.

  14. Congratulations! I have nominated you for the Versatile Award- http://allaboutlemon.com/2012/01/02/an-awe-inspiring-new-years-surprise/ Happy New Year!

    1. Thank you so much! I have loved reading all your posts about your travels! Have to admit I am a little jealous. ;)

  15. A very nice ‘About’…you keep life good. :)

    1. Thanks. It’s hard but I try ;)

  16. I love your ‘About’ page!!!

    1. Thank you very much! I figured, I’ve got a scanner, I should use it!

  17. Hi,
    I’ve nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award. Check my post http://richfulllife.wordpress.com/2012/02/01/i-may-never-get-freshly-pressed-but-my-sarcastic-gift-has-been-recognized/ if you don’t already know the rules. Participate if you feel like it, or if you haven’t already received this award from someone else. I like your blog, and figured I’d let you know this way.

    1. Cool! Thank you very much! I appreciate it!

  18. Carey Povey · · Reply

    Wow, I stumbled across your blog from reading someone elses (they had a link to your’s so I thought I’d check it out) and OMG what an amazing about page. I love how you’ve used pictures. It really tells a story :) and congratulations.

    1. Welcome and thanks for taking a look! I appreciate your kind comments!

  19. I’ve nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award. Again.

    1. One can never have too many bloggy accolades. Thank you muchly! :D

  20. Hello! I also stumbled across your blog through a link. Hands down the most fun and creative about page I’ve seen! Congratulations on your “new friend” :)

    1. Thank you so much! My friend and I appreciate your taking to time to check us out and comment!

  21. I liked this ALOT! Very cute! Excited for your new arrival!

    1. Thank you for stopping by and commenting! We’re excited for her too.

  22. TheTragicWhale · · Reply

    I love your blog and I’ve nominated you for the Liebster Blog Award!

    1. Cool! Thanks so much! Quite an honor coming from sweet Panda’s mommy! :)

  23. janellecmoore · · Reply

    I’m very jealous of your About page…..currently thinking of ways to steal your idea!!! Congrats on the baby! I will begin following you in 5..4..3..2.. NOW! :)

    Blessings to you and your family!

    1. Thank you! I love pictures and this just seemed like a fun way to tell my story. Welcome and enjoy the fun! :)

  24. The about page is really nice!!!! I wish I could think of something like this :P

    1. Thank you! Feel free to steal away!

  25. Best about page ever!

    1. Hey, thanks! I like my life :)

  26. Love your “About” page and love your story too! What an AWESOME way to describe yourself! Congrats to you and your family on the baby! :)

    1. Thank you. She is an amazing blessing.

  27. Christine · · Reply

    Thank you for your cute introduction page. I think I can learn something from your blog, too. It’s inspiring :) Good day!

    1. Well, I don’t know if I can teach you anything useful, per se, but I’ll try :) Thanks for stopping in.

  28. “now he stuffs my face” – love it! Great “about” page.

    1. Thanks. He was literally spoon feeding me soup while I nursed the baby today so I wasn’t kidding!

  29. I loved reading this page. And if I may ask, why did you move to Korea. Did you happen to do ESL teaching as well? :)

    1. Thank you. Yes, my husband and I taught ESL at a hagwan in Korea, right outside of Seoul. It was one of the best decisions we ever made and I highly recommend it.

      1. That’s really good to know. I am an online ESL teacher. Our office is based in the Philippines. I conduct phone and video classes to ESL students in Korea. :)

  30. madisoncary · · Reply

    love this about page!

    1. Thank you so much!

  31. Super fun story in pictures!

    1. Thank you. I’ve had a good run ;)

  32. Your sense of Creativity is amazing Emily and so is your writing style!

    1. Awww, thank you so much! That is such a nice thing to say!

  33. Funny, funny, Emily! Congrats on Baby girl.

    1. Thank you! Still can’t believe that we have her.

  34. Very creative page! You can tell I’m not very creative, because I am probably saying the same thing that many people have already said!

    1. Oh no! Don’t say that! You are awesome. And you have good taste ;)

  35. This is the coolest blog ever! What a great “About Page”!! Btw, congrats for a baby!! (:

    1. Thank you! I’m proud of my little corner of the internets and I appreciate that you came by.

  36. elizabethhoward1 · · Reply

    I love your About page! I would copy you, but that would just be wrong. I just had a baby too, a little girl. Love your blog!

    1. Dude, copy away! I certainly don’t have a corner market on this style ;) Congrats on your baby girl. They really are the best.

      1. elizabethhoward1 · · Reply

        Well then, I just might :) Thanks for the inspiration!

  37. soniaelena62 · · Reply

    Love your story!

  38. It's a Wiccan Life · · Reply

    I just stumbled onto your blog. This is such a cool idea for an about me page!! Lovely job, oh and congrats on your baby.

    1. Thank you! We’re having a ball with her.

  39. Best about page I have read!! :)

    1. Awww, thanks!

  40. A beautiful “About me” page.

    1. Thank you very much!

  41. I love your about page! So original : )
    You may or may not know that I’ve been living in Chicago suburbs for the past 15 years. I love it here, even though the winters are sort of deadly. I gather you feel the same way? haha!
    Looks like you’ve got some exciting things going on in your life, namely a new baby! Congrats.
    Thanks for checking out my blog – I hope we’ll be seeing more of each other.

    1. I can guarantee that we will! I figured it was time to stop in on your blog because it is included on the blogrolls of so many of the ones I love. Glad I did! Which suburb do you live in? I worked in Elmhurst and then in Evanston. I miss it so much, crazy winters and all.

  42. haha..awsm composition..now i find mine so dull and plain..m very new into blogging and ur posts are really inspiring. a learning experience to read u…thanx!!

    1. That is such a nice thing to say! I will be sure to checkout your blog. I hope you enjoy blogging as much as me. Thanks for commenting!

  43. clownonfire · · Reply

    Charmed by your About page.
    Le Clown is now one of your followers.
    Please feel free to call any other children “Le Clown”, too. I’m that benevolent.
    Le Clown

    1. Le Clown! So happy to have you. We seem to frequent a lot of the same bloggy circles so it was only a matter of time. Looking forward to following you. Our level of proficiency in French appears to be the same.

      1. clownonfire · · Reply

        Are you a French speaking native like Le Clown?
        Le Clown

        1. No, I wish I were though! Just studied it in college and now wish I had paid more attention, especially when I was in France last year.

  44. […] you than by welcoming you with nature sounds. Greetings! I’m sure my friend Emily over at The Waiting thinks she has it hard with a newborn… well, think again, because guess why? Babies grow up. […]

  45. Love the way you’ve told your story in pictures!

    1. Thank you! And thanks for checking my blog out!

    1. Thanks, Lauren! I will definitely be passing it on in an upcoming post.

  46. I tried but could not figure it out. Can you tell me how did you manage to get the text under the pictures you have inserted? I would like to do that to some that I put up on my blog.

    Waiting for your reply.

    1. Sure. Just go to the Media tab for the picture and type your text into the “Default Caption” area.

  47. Totally loved this About page. Watch out: baby girl’s gonna stuff your face soon enough! :)

    1. Thank you! I wouldn’t put it past her…she adds new shenanigans to her small bag of tricks everyday!

  48. Ditto, love your blog, and love your ‘About page’ and so totally stealing this as an idea to re do mine as a pictorial autobio. P.s, there is ALWAYS time for cake aswell :)

    1. Thanks! I completely agree with you about cake. I’d eat it everyday if I could.

  49. One of the most creative about pages I’ve seen. Loved it!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog. I appreciate it!

    1. Thanks! I am looking forward to reading more of your blog!

  50. […] RoughSeaInTheMed, Single in the Middle of Nowhere, Katy, Jayne Ayres, Nifti, Hannah, Sheena, Emily, A Dog With Fleas, Miss Four Eyes and others [bloggers' names have been randomly selected – lucky […]

  51. […] The Waiting  – I just love reading her blog and about her life I think it’s pretty cool and onteresting […]

  52. Love the update! Why make friends when you can grow your own?

    1. My thoughts exactly!

  53. I’ve nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award! Congrats! :) http://wp.me/p2cqTL-iC

    1. Awesome! Thank you so much!

  54. Arguably the best About page ever.

    1. Wow! Thanks! ;D

  55. morningtear · · Reply

    I absolutely loves this “About”-page! Brilliant!

    1. Thank you so much! I enjoyed making it!

  56. without doubt, i too am amazed the way you’ve done this about page.
    Just started following, would definitely come back often! :)

    1. Thank you and welcome! Looking forward to seeing you around :D

  57. I love this… your very creative and visual with your about section. Congrats!!

    1. Thanks! It used to be all text but then I switched it up.

    1. Thanks, Debra! :-D

  58. The best “about” page I have ever seen!! It looks like God has really blessed you abundantly!! I’m so happy for you and your family!! :D

    1. Oh, He indeed has! We are more blessed than I ever thought possible. Thanks, Survivor55!

  59. I concur with the masses. A fun and informative “About Me” page. Totally cool!

    1. Thanks, Jamie! I appreciate your kind words!

  60. Love this about page… especially the last picture! Enjoy your precious little one!

    1. Thanks! She is awesome ;D

  61. i loved your blog and nominated it for the very inspiring blogger award
    thanx for inspiring me :)

    1. Wow! Thank you very much! I appreciate it ;D

  62. hey ems, can you send me your email to sweetmotherlover@gmail.com? i’m putting together canadica sched…xoxox, sm

  63. […] Emily for making the other students jealous by having the best ABOUT page in the blogosphere. […]

  64. Harper Faulkner was right: you have THE best About page around. Congrats on your creativity and your charmed life. I love the way you pulled it all together.

    1. Thank you, Becky! I’m still kind of overwhelmed by all the love I’m receiving for my About page. The good kind of overwhelmed, though.

  65. You have encouraged me to add more images to my blog as a photographer you would think I would. Thanks for giving me the push I needed and triggered some teenage memories YUKK lol

    1. No problem! The best thing about teenage memories is that they are over and done with.

  66. […] will not be doing this alone: Mo Sistas Emily from The Waiting, Becca from 25ToFly, Christine from Misslisted, and Madame Weebles will be presiding over the […]

  67. […] will not be doing this alone: Mo Sistas Emily from The Waiting, Becca from 25ToFly, Christine from Misslisted, Roller Giraffe and Madame Weebles will be presiding […]

  68. I’ve meandered over to your blog by way of Becca of 25toFly. Love your About page. Love how you describe your life in a series of simple statements. My brain appreciates it. I think I’m gonna enjoy your blog

    1. Thanks, Storkhunter! It’s one of the few things I avoided over-complicating. I hope you like what you see here! I aim to please :) Heading over to your blog now to check it out!

  69. OMgosh. I am crying over your ‘about’ page. This is beautiful. I will now dig into your blog… : )

    1. Thanks! I hope those are good tears ;) Enjoy and thanks for digging in!

  70. runningonsober · · Reply

    Hi Emily! I’ve long enjoyed your blog, but somehow I missed this phenomenal “about” page. I agree with everyone that this is one of the best “about” pages that I have run across- you’re so creative!

    It’s funny, today I was out running and a Tom Petty song came on. I’m not going to tell you which one. But it was really really good. You’ll just have to take it on faith, take it to the heart…

    1. Thanks, ROS! That song that you speak of has really grown on me in ways I could have never imagined. I was obvs listening to it a lot when I started this blog and was in the early stages of my pregnancy. It means so much more to me now that I’m a mom and a more seasoned blogger!

      Thanks so much for stopping by! I shared your blog on Facebook today with my MIL who is an amazing lady who is nearly three years sober and is now a recovery advocate. She loved it!

      1. runningonsober · · Reply

        My heartfelt thanks for passing along my blog Emily, and my sincere congrats to your MIL. I love that she is an advocate for recovery! I think by more and more people talking about addiction, we humanize it and remove the stigma bit by bit. So I thank you and your MIL for helping to do so! I hope you both feel free to comment, and I’ll do the same over here. (We have many mutual blogging friends!) Have a wonderful evening… ~ Christy

  71. Simply love this page.

  72. […] anything, I would like to thank my partners in this venture: Becca, Emily, Jen, Christine and Madame Weebles. What we’ve accomplished so far for Movember is in great […]

  73. This is such a great ABOUT page!

    1. Thanks! I don’t think I will ever change it ;D

  74. […] and discrimination. The Bloggers for Movember, led by Le Clown and his partners Becca, Emily, Jen,Christine and Madame Weebles, strive to promote awareness of men’s health issues, […]

  75. Your page is prettier than a baby rhino wearing a floral dress…that’s max cuteness :)

    1. That’s quite a complement! Thank you so much!

      1. No probs at all:)

  76. That is brilliant!

  77. Phil Gayle_For Singles and Couples · · Reply

    Hi Emily,
    Lol! Love your personal time-line about page. :-)
    You have a great Blog here, I’ll have to come back soon and spend some time.
    Your Blog title speaks volumes to me, especially at the stage of life I’m at right now….very nice. ;-)
    Have a great week-end.

    1. Thanks, Phil! I named my blog when I was pregnant and was chronicling my expanding waistline, but once the baby was born, the title had come to mean a lot more to me as well. Waiting is a special, complicated thing. Off to check out your blog!

  78. Ha! I’ve never actually read your ‘About’ page. Brilliant, and how cute is it all?! Love your blog — such lovely writing.

    1. Sorry I’m just now seeing your comment! I’ve been slacking on the ol’ About page. Thanks, lady!

  79. […] the dream I had last night where Emily showed up and had superpowers. I know, my brain is a terrific place to […]

  80. Hey there Emily. Hope you’re well. Was hoping if you could promote my latest post on fitness resolutions due to its seasonal relevance. It is a different take to the norm. All the best for 2013!!!!

  81. […] of refreshing, as more guests started to arrive we all started coming up with drink concoctions. Emily set up a drink stand in the kitchen that had a sign reading, “Enhanced Lemonade” with a […]

  82. […] right, on this date in 2011, Baby C – see Emily? I had Baby C first!  Back off! – was born into this world and graced this blogger with […]

  83. Wonderful about page – probably the most unique one I’ve ever seen!

    1. Thanks, Thomas!

  84. […] a read. And also check out the other great blogs on this list. A very hearty thank you to BroJo and Emily!!   This entry was posted in Stuph and tagged blog, Directories, Emily, Facebook, Facebook […]

  85. Okay. You seriously have the cutest ‘About Me’ section in all of bloggity blog land. I look forward to reading more posts! :)

    1. Hey, thanks! I appreciate it! :D

  86. You are mentioned in today’s blog. HF

  87. Emily, I came across your blog through Excitement on the Side. Nice to meet you and I look forward to reading more. Love your ‘about’ page.

    1. Thanks, Fitwell! I <3 Kelly!

    1. It’s a hot topic for February, I guess.

  88. Holy crap! Why didn’t I go straight to your about page before! This page rules! I love exclamation marks!!!!

    1. I love them too!!!!!! Forget cowbell, we need more exclamation marks!!!!

  89. Best about page. Ever.

    1. Hey, thanks! You have the best glasses. Ever.

  90. Ready for another award? I’m sending you a ‘valentine’ tomorrow.

    1. OMG thank you!!!! :D

  91. Awesome! One of the best “about” pages I have read.

  92. Cool stuff Emily!

  93. Just stumbled upon your blog…AWESOME!

    1. Thanks! Welcome!

  94. So stuffing our faces is the cool thing these days, right? Yayz!!! :D

    1. It is indeed. You have my permission to stuff away!

  95. Such a cute About page… maybe I need to liven mine up. haha. Love your sense of humor on your blog. I think we normal(?) moms should try to overtake the blog world. I’m tired of perfect moms.

    1. Ooomph. So am I. Perfect moms are all liars. Let’s be imperfect together! :D

  96. What a great story!! :D

    1. Thanks, Tink!

  97. Your about page is just awesome! Love the story telling through picture.

  98. Love the creativity of the pictorial history with comments. Excellent. And nice to meet you! I’m in a completely different stage of life … 2 girls grown, 1 14-yr. old boy. Enjoy them while they’re young. They grow up WAY too quickly!

    1. It is utterly insane how quickly they grow up. C just turned one a couple weeks ago and I am still reeling. How the heck do they go from just not existing to being little autonomous people? It’s crazy! ;D

      1. hehehe, you ain’t seen nuttin’ yet. Just pray that when they’re 19 they don’t break your heart.

  99. Not short and sweet but long and awesome! :)

    1. Awww. thanks. Your Gravatar makes me happy.

  100. Best. About. Ever. :-)

    1. Thank you!!!!

  101. Hi Emily.

    My name is Kevin Gillespie, I do, MUCH prefer to be called Kev, however. :).

    I live in Wales & I am now ‘Following’ your Blog. :)

    1. Hi Kev! Greetings from the other side of the pond ;D

  102. […] Note:  Today one of my favorite bloggers graces this here weblog with her stuph™.  Emily, of The Waiting Blog, is a fantabulous writer, blogger, humorist, friend, and mother.  Her work has been featured on […]

  103. Um, how in the wide world of Beyonce did I miss reading this page?????? Favorite.About.Page.Ever.The.End.

    1. Thank you! Next time I have the inclination to say a curse word, I am just going to yell out Beyonce. ;D




  105. […] Weebles, Becca @ 25ToFly, Speaker7, Roam about Mike (again, FPed twice!),  Jen, Sweet Mother, Emily @ The Waiting, La La / Lauren, Second Lunch (FPed THREE times!) and Brainsnorts. And I can definitely see some […]

  106. […]  Vegas, baby!: Picture this: Becca, Miss Four Eyes, Jen from Jen and Tonic and Emily from The Waiting. In Sin City. With animals. And alcohol. […]

  107. Ms. Roberts · · Reply

    Way cool beans! I love your blog.

    1. It loves you right back!

  108. Love your blog, the real life feel is wonderful. I look forward to more, have a wonderful night.

    1. Thanks! You too!

  109. Love your profile.A very innovative way to share your story.

    1. Thank you! I appreciate your kind words ;)

  110. Awesome about page. And I don’t go spouting the ‘awesome’ word to everyone. I’m glad I stumbled here.
    Yours awesome-ly,

    1. I’m glad you stumbled here too, Ankita! Welcome and thanks for the love.

  111. You are probably tired of hearing it by now, but you do have a really creative About page! Loved it!

    1. I never get tired of hearing it, heheh ;D Thank you, Akshita!

  112. OOH very creative! I like it a lot! That’s a great way to tell a story. :D

    1. Thank you, Patsy! Not just a story, but my very real life!

  113. Awesome and very creative picture story!

  114. Really unique and creative about page, definitely worth watching! I will follow your blog, I love creative people!

    1. Thank you for following ;D I’m so creative that sometimes – get this – I eat breakfast in the morning!

  115. Woohoo – the magical talking stick?! Just wanted to say your “About” page has made my day! Just superb! I’m looking forward to digging through your blog :)

  116. The most entertaining about page! Man, I am a bore!!!

  117. It is interesting how life moves you around. Korea, wow. I bet you never thought that was going to be in your life when you were growing up.I really liked this post and the pictures of your life. I also read your tribal post. Very interesting. Thanks for sharing, Barry

  118. Hey I just joined and yours is the first blog I read. Thought of leaving a comment for your ‘About’ and it seems like I am not the only one inspired. Carry on the good work. You are awesome!

  119. Coolest “About” page ever!

  120. Hello, I nominated you for the ‘Very Inspiring Blogger Award’ because I enjoy reading your blog. Please dont feel obliged to reply or forward on the award if you dont wish too, I just wanted to let people know that I enjoy your words. Check it out here: http://misshappyspirits.com/
    LOVE + KINDNESS to you

  121. George Mathews · · Reply

    What a great idea for an about page. Great one!

  122. What an awesome about page! Following!

  123. I love this About Page….It just keeps telling me: “You have to-have to-have to follow this blog” and now that’s what I’ll do ;)

  124. […] hop around the blog-o-sphere, I visited The Waiting.  Emily has one of the coolest “About” pages I’ve seen and her writing draws you in.  Her most current post is part of a […]

  125. What a fresh idea to describe thy self. I will be following.

  126. This is the best about page I’ve ever seen. Nicely done!

  127. That’s a cute introduction.:D

  128. […] few weeks ago, I got the most exciting email from Emily at The Waiting. Maybe you know her. She’s been Freshly Pressed a time or three. Anyway, she said she was […]

  129. Hello! I really enjoy reading your blog, so I’ve nominted you for a Versatile Blogger Award.


    If you choose to accept, here’s what you need to do:

    1. Display the Award Certificate on your blog.
    2. Announce your win with a post. Make sure to post a link back to me as a ‘thank you’ for the nomination.
    3. Present 15 awards to deserving bloggers.
    4. Drop them a comment to tip them off after you have linked them in the post.
    5. Post 7 interesting things about yourself.


    1. Thank you, Rebecca! I appreciate da love.

  130. You may have the best About page ever. EVER! You win the internet with this as far as i’m concerned.

    1. Thanks! The Internet is heavy, though. Will you help me carry it to the car?

  131. Hi Emily, I really enjoy your blog, and have had fun trying to think of throwback stories for your RTT blog hop, so I nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award here: http://iseveryoneanidiotbutme.com/2013/07/30/im-a-winner/. Check out the post for details on accepting the award!

    1. Thank you! Awards make me swoony ;D

  132. This is the best About page I’ve come across! Love the rest of your blog too :)

  133. The cutes “About” page ever ! :)

  134. I think your “About” page is one of the cutest things I’ve ever read, and I’ve read a lot of “fluff” I’ve always wondered how it’s like living in Chicago, is it really as cold as everyone says it is?

    1. It can get pretty cold! It’s the wind that really puts the icing on the coldness cake. Thanks for reading and commenting!

      1. Thanks! I was thinking about going to the University of Chicago but lots of people warned that it was really cold there so, I might not want to go….of course first I have to get in. :)

  135. Adorable! Loveeee it. I was just introduced to your blog via wordpress and absolutely adore it! I will be following along :)

    1. Yay! Thanks ;D

  136. Hey! I’ve nominated you for the Wonderful Team Member Readership award :D You can check out the details at my blog: http://funnyfornothingblog.wordpress.com/2013/08/14/i-nominate-thee-for-the-wtmr-award/

    1. Thank you! I appreciate it!

  137. Cutest about page EVER. :)

  138. JackieP · · Reply

    Now this is what I call an About page! Great!

  139. NotAPunkRocker · · Reply

    Is a magic talking stick like a spirit stick at cheer camp? Will we be cursed if I drop it?

    No, I wasn’t a cheerleader. I just watch “Bring It On” every time it is on TV.

    Anyhow, I have been reading your blog and commenting recently, but I am really bad about “about” pages. Thank you for setting me straight and directing me here tonight!

    1. Hahahah! The magic talking stick is a holdover from my days teaching kindergarten. Sometimes it’s the only way to referee a group of verbose six-year-olds ;D

      1. NotAPunkRocker · · Reply

        I actually did something similar in a meeting recently, but the talking stick was replaced with my Hello Kitty Happy Meal toy. :-)

  140. Wow, impressed with the About page. And tell your daughter that her every move is being monitored by thousands of loyal followers. She might like that. ;)

    1. I have no doubt that she’d appreciate the attention ;D Thanks!

  141. This is great! Thanks for sharing in such a unique way. Pictures really do speak a 1000 words. Good job. And I might “borrow” your idea for my own About page. :)

    1. Please feel free to borrow away!

  142. what a great “about” page! love it so much :) i’m re-doing my blog from the begining and i have to admit that your blog did inspire me a lot. bless you and keep posting :)

    1. I’m glad I could inspire you! Good luck with your blog ;D

  143. […] my word, it will catch on like wildfire). Her name is Emily, and she blogs at The Waiting. As in Emily of “Emily and Ashley Present: Remember the Time…A Blog Hop.” Like, […]

  144. The about page is so creative!! Love the idea of Remember when…concept

    1. Please feel free to participate in RTT anytime! ;)

  145. I simply loved your “About me”..
    Awesome..awesome! :)

  146. prettypinkpebbles · · Reply

    hi emily! loved your about me page… its super cute.

  147. I just started back blogging. It’s mostly for myself and family. I haven’t gotten into the pictures yet. Your about page makes me anxious to do so. Have to get over being upset about all the photos I don’t have anymore and just make new ones. Love your blog!

    1. Thank you, Cheryl! I have to remind myself often to get my camera out and make new ones too. I certainly have a lovely little subject ;D

  148. Love you your self-introduction. Very original. :)

  149. […] noticed our nifty little badge on the sidebar of my home page. Every week I team up with Emily of The Waiting, and we choose a nostalgic theme for bloggers to write about. Each Monday we announce the new […]

  150. […] posts made me laugh. Nicole from The Middlest Sister (aka, my adopted virtual paper sisters) and Emily from The Waiting take us back in time by sharing their school photo day […]

  151. […] Yet? who recently began co-hosting the Remember the Time Blog Hop. Each week Kelly and Emily of The Waiting offer a nostalgic topic for bloggers to write about. I’m not sure how regularly I’ll […]

  152. Your life in a nutshell, I love it!!!

  153. Anniemation Floe · · Reply

    I love your About page! It’s exciting, random & tells the story for everyone to understand! :)

  154. […]  As a tiny example, just “now”, (the day I am writing this one), my virtual blogger friend Emily posted a short note about a CNN interview she was a part of and she referenced the movie Forrest […]

  155. Apparently I am hardly the first to tell you this, but this IS the best About page I’ve ever seen. I am new to this blogging gig, but I very much look forward to following your posts. Love your site!!

    1. Thank you, Erin! I look forward to checking out your blog too. I hope you find blogging to be as awesome and fun as I have found it to be ;D

  156. What a great story, simple, lovely and nothing complicated. I read it twice!

  157. Very original :) Will definitely read up on your posts

  158. Trick or Treat! I nominated you for The Best Moment Award! See my blog for more details! http://sincerelykaterz.wordpress.com/2013/10/30/trick-or-treat/

  159. roohizubair · · Reply

    An interesting about page .it was fun to watch the whole introduction .good job 👏👏👏

  160. […] will bring us Emily from The Waiting, who will grace us with a post on how motherhood made her prouder of her body than she’s ever […]

  161. I have nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award.Hope you will accept this.
    Please go to the page below to read the rules and the details. Congratulations!!!

  162. That is one of the best About pages I’ve ever seen. :D

  163. i love your about page, so awesomesauce :D

  164. […] beautiful friend, Emily, the blog wrangler over at The Waiting, is a dear and delightful soul, and this week she’s […]

  165. […] Twindaddy and The Waiting, boy can they […]

  166. Best about page I’ve ever read so far. Ever.

  167. That’s creativity at its best, loved this page of yours!
    Wish you all the best in life! :)

  168. Tales From the Motherland sent me this way and I’m so glad. It may be the sepia-tinted baby pics or the life story, but boy, I feel like I might know you. No matter, looking forward to checking out more of your blog and getting to know you better!

  169. Hello! I just nominated you for the WordPress Family Award. You can check it out here: http://whyileftmyjob.wordpress.com/2014/01/14/dear-wordpress-community-thank-you/

    Please do not feel obligated to respond. I feel a little silly doing this. Just stopping by to let you know!

    1. Thanks, Aimee! Very flattered that you thought of me. Happy blogging!

  170. I smiled all through as I read one blog post as well as ‘about’ you. And then had to scroll down at least a mile and a half to leave this comment – because I just had to tell you how beautifully you express yourself. Such a blessing/talent/gift :) Thank you for sharing.

  171. […] Emily at The Waiting runs a weekly nostalgic hop called the Remember the Time Blog Hop along with co-founder Ashley. Emily says that the blog hop has resulted in some pleasant surprises. […]

  172. Ha. Best about page ever!

  173. I love your picture story, and your sense of humor! Looking forward to reading more.

  174. Wow! I jhad to swipe my handheld reader a quadrillion times to get to the end of the list of comments! Kudos! Love the photo essay!

  175. What an outstanding About page, I can’t wait to do a deep dive into it!

  176. Super creative “About Me” page! ✽ ✾ ✿ ❀

  177. […] these writers is Emily, from The Waiting, (you may remember me mentioning her here). I followed her blog for sometime as I always enjoy the […]

  178. […] hoping I send you some, anyway! See: Aussa for sass, Rara for heart, Jen for a belly laugh, Emily for practical magic, Julie for smarts, Terri and James for travel stories, David for glorious […]

  179. cforsythe2010 · · Reply

    Great Page!!

  180. Awwwww cutest about page ever!

  181. I just love your About page! It clearly has inspired me and I feel I know you from a long time ago!! It’s just awesome! Looking forward to read all your posts!! :)

  182. […] is Emily. (It’s like Cher. Or Madonna. Or Jesus. Except she isn’t old, washed-up or dead.) She […]

  183. Hi Emily,
    I hopped over here after reading your interview on The Hook. I love your about page. It made me laugh, smile and warm inside. I love to stuff my face, too and am never happier than when my kiddos are nestled in around. Can’t wait to read more!

    1. Thank you! I am always happy to meet another face-stuffer ;D

  184. Lovely ABOUT page. Well done, Emily.

  185. Awesome About page! :D

  186. This is the funniest, cutest and most comprehensive About Me Page I’ve ever read! You’ve got a new reader in me Emily:)

    1. Thank you so much! Welcome to the circus! ;D

  187. […] On Blogging: I’m a reluctant blogger  some days like Emily at The Waiting mentions.  Most of the post is about negotiating personal identity after taking on the role of […]

  188. I too enjoyed your About page. You and your family seem like lovely people.

    1. Oh, and congratulations on being Freshly Pressed!!

  189. My teenagers mistook the magic talking stick for beef jerky. The big son tried eating it-was he ever surprised. I’m left here standing with a chewed talking stick so I’ll just use my unmagical words to say-fantastic ‘About.’
    Love it and I look forward to more hearty musings.
    new blogger and fellow food lover

  190. Subroto · · Reply

    Very Innovative.

  191. […] for Elyse, who brought my post to the attention of the WordPress editors. I’m grateful for Emily who graced this here weblog with her magical prose yesterday. I’m grateful to Laura, who […]

  192. I found you through a comment you’d made on another blog. LOVE your About page! I will have to check out more of your blog later, but I added part of your comment to my collection of quotes and wanted to ask permission to possible use it sometime… possibly put it together with a photo I have not yet taken? Here’s the quote:

    “We indeed live in a world whose gorgeousness becomes more apparent when we tilt the kaleidoscope at a new angle.”

    It is so apparent you have a way with words and expressing your thoughts in creative ways. I look forward to learning from you. :)

    1. Hi Rene! You completely made my day with YOUR comment! Thank you for reading! You absolutely have my full permission to quote anything ;D Thanks.

      1. Thank you so much!! How shall I attribute the quote?

        1. Emily at The Waiting is great ;D

          1. Great! Thank you!

            1. Thank YOU! ;D

  193. Oh love that picture timeline–cute!

  194. Wonderful “About” page. It is fantastic, amazing and what not. I find no words to praise. I like it so much.

  195. Best about page ever!!! Love this…what a great way to tell your story.

  196. I second all the comments above mine! Fabulous. Clever. Funny. Touching. Moving. Even Informative!

  197. Aah, this is the cutest thing ever!

  198. […] a short while, Emily from The Waiting fame emerged into the scene. I spotted her instantly because earlier in the day, I […]

  199. the paths we choose may have been chosen before and therefore are predictable in the scheme of things. the paths chosen can be in any direction and yet they seem to be correct.

  200. OK. This is the most creative About Me page in the universe.
    Great blog.

  201. What an awesome about me page. I really enjoyed it. You have a great sense of humor.

  202. I’m new here to the WordPress community so I’m stalking the comment feed of blogs I follow to find new blogs to follow…

    I found you stalking Polysyllabic Profundities!

    I look forward to you being in my reader!

  203. […] Note:  Today one of my favorite bloggers graces this here weblog with her prose.  Emily, of The Waiting Blog, is a fantabulous writer, blogger, humorist, friend, and mother.  Her work has been featured on […]

  204. aaryvinod · · Reply

    It’s more than “about ” :)

  205. This was the loveliest way to see an “About” page. I just came from Korea to visit my best friends who also moved with her significant other; so that got me excited! looking forward to reading more.

  206. Hey your about page is just fab, one of the best I’ve seen and read, once my little ones are in bed im going to have a good read of your blog.

  207. […] over to see what my favorite Pop Tart enthusiast, Emily, is up to on The Waiting. Em was the perfect person to kick off this Blog Crawl, because it’s […]

  208. aladoros · · Reply

    I have never seen such cool “About” page. Lovely!

  209. What a nice way to introduce yourself :)

  210. shellsbelles · · Reply

    Love your about page! It’s so different.

  211. Hi Emily, I am doing Blogging University and we have to vsit and chat to five new blogs, I am enjoying reading yours!

    1. Thank you, Kimlhine! It’s great to hear from you. What do you blog about?

      1. Oh lots of little things, my walk with the lord, family, garden, journalling,penpalling, travel, books lol

  212. […] Another family blog I visited was Emily @https://notthehardestpart.com/about/ […]

  213. Hands down the cutest about page I have ever seen.

  214. Hello Emily! I’ve decided to read and follow 15 interesting and new blogs a day every day for the first month of 2015, and yours is today’s #2! Feel free to come visit me when you can at http://www.thatssojacob.wordpress.com, and follow if you like what you read. Happy new year and happy blogging! GREAT pictorial skillz!

  215. Your blogs are so interesting and I love your story. I love to read stories that I can relate to and by the way… I stuff my face a lot too. ;)

  216. New to blogging and still trying to figure it all out, however this is the coolest about page I’ve seen thus far!!!!!

  217. Such a cool About Page…I love it!!!

  218. theexiledbombayite · · Reply

    You have the most creative ‘about’ page ever!

  219. Wow cute way to tell your story! haha I love how you creatively shared your story! :D

  220. You’ve had many adventures and I’m sure you’ll have many more. I’m enjoying reading your blog.

  221. I’m new to blogging but love your page! I’ll be reading more.

  222. Your about page is adorable, great, and fantastic! (I couldn’t settle on one.) Rock on, girl!

  223. Mazel tov to you and your family, and Happy 3rd Birthday to C. I found this because I was writing about Pi Day and remembered the line from “The Graduate” “save a piece for me” which is actually about cake.

    I told a George Carlin joke at a public hearing Monday on affordable housing or more precisely “low income housing tax credit” about “jumbo shrimp” as an oxymoron and then said how it was probably funnier when George said it, or funnier in 1970.

    Timing is everything.

  224. This is the best “About” I’ve read! Loved how you tell your life story in a series of photos and nice to meet you. Read your Press Publish Publish interview and think you are a really great writer (and mommy). Keep on rocking on :-)

    1. Thank you! If you’re going to be at Press Publish, please say hi!

  225. I absolutely love this about me story with the photos! Clever lady! Have just started to follow you and am looking forward to reading more.

  226. I have been thinking about your blog name for over a week now because I am waiting for A LOT of things right now that are outside my control & I am trying to tell myself, “Emily says the waiting is not the hardest part. Oh God.” I also feel like I have to point out that I did not know your first name until just now, looking at this page. So really it was more like “that lady on ‘The Waiting’ blog says it’s not the hardest part. OH GOD.”

  227. A pleasure to meet you Emily. You are most welcome to visit my blog whenever you get the chance. :)

  228. What a fabulous About page. I can already tell I will be back for more :D Thank you for sharing your story with us.

    P.S. Totally agree with you on the face-stuffing part. Life is not worth living if you don’t stuff your face every now and then.

  229. Hi there, Im brand new to blogging but have stumbled upon yours and I love it. Cant wait to read more! Hope your well. Emily x

    1. Thank you and welcome!

  230. Lovely story. I look forward to reading more of your blog. :)

  231. I believe humor can help save the world and it’s wonderful to find people like you in it doing their bit through their storytelling. Love this page and looking forward to reading more and more.

  232. What a fun introduction! I just started blogging in recent months and am loving the process of finding other writers and bloggers! Love your humor…looking forward to reading more! :)

  233. applebitsblog · · Reply

    What a brilliant idea! I really like the way you presented your about page, it makes me want to read more. An inspiration to newbies like me.

  234. Great About page! Very creative. Great Blog! Very Inspirational. I can learn a lot from you…I’m still at the beginning stages . All the best!

  235. […] personality comes through on your blog, from your posts to your About page. How have you honed your voice over […]

  236. Love your about page!

  237. Happy to be in your company today Emily on WordPress Discover’s Glimpse into 2017. Many congratulations and wishing you a very Happy New Year.

    1. You too, Andrew!

  238. nabh&mommy · · Reply

    Wow…what an innovative and pictorial way of presenting yourself and life around u

  239. Miss you! Waiting for you to start blogging again may, in fact, be the hardest part.

    1. Awww you are so sweet! I’ve sorta kinda retired from blogging, but I’ve moved onto a different creative pursuit! http://somersaultdesigns.etsy.com

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