You're married and work together?!
Suspend your disbelief- it's true. We've known each other since fourth grade (the yearbook pictures have laser backgrounds and we are both sufficiently awkward looking but it's amusing none the less) and are high school sweethearts. While Chris has always helped with the blog and business, he joined the company full time in 2015. No, we don't drive each other insane all the time. Usually other people drive us insane.
HOW DID YOU START YOUR BUSINESS? HOW CAN I START MY OWN BUSINESS?
This is our most FAQ. We'll refer you to this post and this video where Carlene talks about the business. Since these posts in 2015, much has changed but the starting point is still the same. The blog started in spring of 2011, beginning as a way to chronicle the craziness of becoming a dietitian.
What’s a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist?
Carlene is. She's also the current President of the Virginia Academy of Nutrition and dietetics. In a nutshell, all dietitians are nutritionists, but not all nutritionists are dietitians. A Registered Dietitian, or RD/RDN, is a health professional that has extensive nutrition education and training. In order for someone to become a dietitian we go through A LOT of work. Read more about the process here. If you want to learn more about her experience becoming a dietitian, read the Dietetic Internship posts and undergrad posts from James Madison University.
What's your RSS feed so I can subscribe?
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What kind of diet do you eat?
We love food. WE LOVE IT. We only eat what's worth it when it comes to 'treats'. You will never, ever see us eating a sub-par croissant. The rest of the time we eat a variety of vegetables, fruits, pulses and meat.
So I heard you're restoring a historic house?
You heard right. In our "spare time" (HAAAA!) we are restoring an 1800's folk Victorian home. You can follow along on Instagram with #MaoHaus or check out some of the blog posts on finished rooms.