This blogger spotlight could have actually been twice as long since Jenny Rapson is part of a fabulous blogging duo over at Mommin’ it up! Jenny is blessed with 2 children and currently expecting her third. You know we just love expecting moms over here at Graco! So without further adieu, here are some questions I asked Jenny from Mommin’ it Up. Be sure to check out her blog & follow Jenny and Emily, both on on Twitter.
1. When & why did you start blogging?
I started blogging in June 2007 with my cousin Emily Berry, because we both became mothers at the same time and were cracking ourselves up with our pregnancy/postpartum complaints. We thought of writing a book, but by then our babies were toddlers and we just couldn’t find the time! So Emily suggested we start a blog, and we did, even though we had no idea what we were doing. It has been three years of fun, connecting with readers, and amazing opportunities.
2. As a mother, what has blogging meant for you?
Blogging has made me a better mom, because it’s allowed me to be real about my struggles as a parent. I have an outlet to vent, to seek encouragement and advice, and to help others through their struggles. In putting myself out there, I’ve gotten a lot back.
3. What do you think will be your biggest challenge facing the birth of your third child?
I think the biggest challenge will be surviving the sleepless nights and constant neediness of a newborn while tending to my other two. My youngest will be four when the baby is born, and she is VERY much mama’s girl – I think her “sharing” me with the baby poses an equally great challenge!
4. What’s your favorite part of the day with your child?
With my six-year-old son, my favorite part of the day is early morning. He is allowed to get in bed with us after 6am (7am in the summer!) and he is very snuggly and sweet. Those are really precious moments for me when he just loves on me. With my three-year-old daughter, it’s right before nap time in her bed, when we snuggle. She puts her arms around my neck and holds on tight. I have been blessed with two very snuggly kiddos! I hope this new baby loves to cuddle, too.
5. What is your favorite Graco product?
My favorite Graco product is the Infant SnugRide® car seat & base. It made getting my babies in and out of the car safely and quickly SO easy. A close second would be our Graco imonitor™ baby monitor. It’s over five years old and still going strong. I sleep with a lot of white noise, so I still keep a monitor on my three-year-old because otherwise I wouldn’t be able to hear her if she needed me. We have the imonitor™ with two receivers, one for each floor of the house, and it is fantastic!
Do you have a favorite blogger you want to see here on the Graco Blog? Let us know, and they might be featured in next month’s Monthly Blogger Spotlight!
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