Meet Our Members: Kim from The Girl Is A Mom
Starting today, we’ve got a new feature here on Boston Parent Bloggers – Meet Our Members! First up is a conversation with Kim from The Girl is a Mom.
What do you write about?
I write about motherhood and being a stay at home mother. Relationships with friends, with your children and with partners. What it is like to have 2 children and not lose yourself I talk about events in the city and I do reviews and giveaways for baby/family products.
Where do you live?
How long have you been blogging?
In this form I have been blogging for 3 years, since my first pregnancy.
Do you have a favorite blog post of your own?
What are two or three of your favorite blogs to read?
What inspired you to start a blog?
When I got pregnant, I felt like there was nothing out there that spoke to me. I felt like I didn’t fit in with the communities of pregnant mothers out there. I wasn’t married, I wasn’t trying to get pregnant, I didn’t look anything like someone who was going to be a mother…I thought there must be others out there like me. It quickly became an outlet to share all the things I was learning about pregnancy and babies that I didn’t see anyone else honestly writing about. I try very hard to continue that theme of complete honesty, even when a subject is a bit tough to be truthful about.
How many children do you have?
2, aged 2 and 6 months.
Why did you join Boston Parent Bloggers?
I really wanted to extend my circle of friends to those awesome like minded mamas who were local and not just living on the internet The prospect of being able to meet and hang out with the people behind the blogs I read, that is awesome.
What are some of your favorite blogging platforms, plugins and/or tools?
I love all the usual things, twitter, facebook. I personally use Squarespace for The Girl Is A Mom, I pay monthly for it but in the end it saves me tons of time and energy which is better spent with my girls. Before I would spend way too much time on the design and upkeep of blogging and not enough time writing or spending time offline. For the Growing Up blog I use WordPress, which is something that works well even though it is new for me. I’m also a huge fan of Picnik, for graphics and doing things myself.