Hi Gorgeouses! I’m Haley Overland — known on the internet as “Haley-O” or “Cheaty.” Not the bad kind of cheaty. The good kind. Not that “cheaty”‘s even really a word. But I’m working on that. The OED and I are in talks.
I’m from Toronto, Canada. I have two kids and two cats, a dog, and a husband of almost 10 years. I’m a very proud Writer/Editor at TodaysParent.com. As their celebrity family news blogger, I’ve been a featured “expert” on eTalk TV, and I’ve interviewed A-listers like Jennifer Garner, Alyson Hannigan and Martin Short (check out my interviews and articles here).
I’m also a social media consultant, freelance writer and editor, Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga enthusiast, lover of animals, oceans, Tim Gunn and Clive Owen. Also Will Ferrell. Books, too — especially historical fiction and fantasy. And, unfortunately, a certain cinnamony-sweet hot beverage…. (It felt GOOD to cross that off!)
There’s lots more to say, of course, but it’s all in the blog. Except to say that this is my home, and I welcome all visitors. Being inclusive has always been a top priority for me. I’m the friendliest person you’ll ever meet (most days), both online and off. So, all of my readers are important to me. I’m proud to say I’ve made many great friends here.
Learn more about me and my blog at my Canadian Weblogs Award Winner interview – here.
The Monkey: My little girl. Born July 2005. I started blogging when she was 8 months. This blog is named after her….
The Rascal: My little boy. Born September 2007.
Josh-O: The husband. Father to the Monkey and Rascal. Neglected by the kitties.
Minden: Male cat. Ragdoll-ish but with green eyes. So not Ragdoll. But, he’s CRAZY obsessed with me and I with him.
Marge (pronounced MARRRRGE!!!!): My girl cat. Love her. But, she doesn’t give kisses unless forced….
Betty White: Our dog! She’s a Maltese with an adorably awful underbite. And, yes, she’s as fabulous as her namesake….
It’sgrandma and Papa’shere: My parents.
PROUD TO BE…:
One of the five finalists for the 2009 BLOGGIE award for Best Canadian Blog!
OTHER STUFF ABOUT ME…:
Haley’s Pregnancy Blog — the blog I wrote for Discovery Health Channel Canada when I was preggers with Rascal. Featuring my pregnancy photo shoot and TV COMMERCIAL! (Warning: I ballooned to TWO HUNDRED pounds, and I’m only 5’1″-ish, so be afraid, be VERY AFRAID.)