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Danelle Ice is an entrepreneur in Los Angeles and mom of 3. She is the creator of and Danelle is also known as internet personality SimDanelle, the first virtual person. Danelle is a beauty guru on YouTube, vlogger, blogger, and new media darling. She is a current brand ambassador for for Keurig and previous AMD Tech Mom, Kraft Foods Delicious Byte brand ambassador, and Purex Insider.


  1. Sherry
    March 31, 2009 @ 2:10 am

    Great article! It is so easy to get caught up with blogging. Still trying to find my own balance with it. I’m looking forward to seeing the next installment of the interview.


  2. Eric Hamm | Motivate Thyself
    March 31, 2009 @ 10:34 am

    This is awesome, guys! Thanks, Danelle, for sharing this great interview with us. This is the first of heard of Crystal Paine, but I’m glad I have. I think many people can relate to her words about limiting computer time and focusing on the family.

    This is true wisdom here:

    “focusing on the areas I am most passionate about and what is the greatest return on my investment of time and effort.”

    Thanks for this, Eric.


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    March 31, 2009 @ 5:02 pm

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  4. Home Ever After
    March 31, 2009 @ 5:05 pm

    @Eric: Thanks so much for stopping by! I love that quote too, and I’m really excited to publish the rest of the interview.



  5. tami lewis
    April 1, 2009 @ 8:36 am

    i really enjoyed this- thanks for printing it!


  6. Amber
    April 1, 2009 @ 10:33 am

    Great advice! It is way too easy to work yourself to death when you work from home and your businesses are all computer based. A huge reason I ended my last relationship was because my boyfriend was a successful blogger who didn’t know when to quit and actually live his life. Balance is so hard to find sometimes, but it’s essential to living a fulfilling life! Thanks again:)


  7. Home Ever After
    April 1, 2009 @ 11:02 am

    @Amber- now we’re all dying to know who he is. Darn curiosity!



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  9. Christina @ Northern Cheapskate
    April 29, 2009 @ 5:53 pm

    I said this on Crystal’s blog, but I want to say it here, too!

    Thank you so much for reminding us of the family-work balancing act. It’s so easy to let blogging creep into too many areas of your life.

    I frequently have to remind myself that I didn’t quit my job to become a blogger – I quit it to be a stay-at-home mom. Gotta remember what’s important!


  10. Jenn @ Beautiful Calling
    May 1, 2009 @ 6:11 pm

    I am really looking forward to reading all of this as it is an area that I struggle with (don’t we all?)
    I’ve had it up on my screen since it showed up on my reading list…haven’t yet had time to read it but plan to tomorrow!

    Thanks for sharing!


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  12. Farrah from Wife and Mom of 3
    June 19, 2009 @ 4:45 am

    Great interview! Now that summer is here and all the kids are home, I’m working at online time to early mornings before they wake up and occasionally when DH has to work at night and the kids are in bed. When my DH complained that all I did was read and play on the computer when he was home I knew things had to change. Sometimes I feel like a “closet” blogger/reader/reviewer since I’m no longer do doing it for hours on end!! lol

    Farrah from…
    Wife and Mom of 3:
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  13. lori
    July 1, 2009 @ 8:45 am

    Thanks for posting this.. I have often thought of my computer time and realizing I am ignoring my kids too often… I try not to be that way, but it does happen sometimes. I needed this uplift this am!


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