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Blog Spotlight | Mommy Moment

Today I would like to welcome Jody from Mommy Moment. I had a chance to learn more about her blog and here’s what she had to say:

Please tell me about yourself.

I’m Jody!
The Lord has blessed me with an amazing husband and 2 beautiful little girls (ages 2 & 4).
I love spending time with my family and I love to encourage others! I have perfectionist qualities – I like to plan perfect activities, decorate the prettiest birthday cakes, make lists, keep the house spotless, etc.
I am also a REAL mommy. I have days where I have to go through the laundry pile to find a somewhat clean shirt to wear, I’m really bad about starting personal projects and then putting them off for months, and sometimes I just cancel plans because the thought of having something else to do just overwhelms me. I am hurt easily & cry often. I tell you this because I NEVER want to come across as one of those “perfect – have it all together type mommy bloggers”. We are all human…we all have tough days, so take a Moment – You deserve it!
I work part time as the Marketing/Promotions Coordinator for Bugalug & operates a Montessori preschool program 2 mornings a week.

Please tell me about your blog.

Here is what you will find on Mommy Moment! – Montessori Inspired activities. – Giveaways every Tuesday! and the Ultimate Giveaway Link-up!- Crafts for kids, recipes, family discussions.- Weekly Q & A with an expert – you can send in all your parenting questions from birth to adult as well as any Mental Health type questions and our expert will answer them on Fridays!- Monthly Blog tutorials and free templates

How long have you been blogging?

Mommy Moment was started February 26th, 2010 with the hope to give moms a place to come for a moment to be inspired!

How did you get started?

Just decided that I wanted to blog and connect with others – It has grown faster than I ever could have imagined! I feel really blessed by all the wonderful friends I’ve made!

What kinds of products do you feature on your blog?

I do giveaways for products I believe my readers would love. I am thrilled to be one of 12 Constructive Mom bloggers (1 of 2 Canadians) so I get to offer my readers 15% off for Constructive Playthings all the time as well as offer regular giveaways from them too!

Who does your blog appeal to?

Mommy Moment appeals to Moms of all ages although we have some very faithful dad readers and even a few grandmas! People from all walk of life enjoy our Q & A posts every Friday!

What direction do you see your blog going in the future?

Our blog will continue to be a place like it is now! Our goal is to be welcoming & supportive. We will continue to only do giveaways one day a week because we feel it is nice to offer our readers some great giveaways but not overwhelm them! We are always open to suggestions, just give us a shout through our comment form!

What is the biggest challenge you have faced so far with your blog?

My biggest challenge is connecting – I wish I could e-mail everyone personally when they leave a comment, but we have been having a few issues with blogger. I’m sure this will get resolved, but it really is the biggest challenge right now!
What do you love about blogging?I love encouraging and supporting others – if we can help even 1 person to smile each day we have accomplished a lot!

Do you have a blogging pet peeve?

Pet peeve is people who Copy ideas, photos or actual text. So sad that this actually happens!

Do you have any advice for the readers entering your giveaway?

Please read our guidelines – we do NOT give extra entries for voting for us, we only want votes because you actually like us!!!

newbie review bloggers?

Blog when you want about what you want – being real and honest is the best way to gain true readership!

Tell me some of your favourite blogs that you read.

My favorite blogs are:

Sunrise Learning Lab

Teach Preschool

Frugal Family Fun

Montessori Beginnings

Stacie Vaughan

Stacie is the mom of two girls and lives in Ontario, Canada. She enjoys cooking/baking, photography, reading, DIY and is fueled by lots of coffee!

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