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.