BabysitEase Cincinnati has developed a new monthly column in our newsletter that will be highlighting our "Captivating Customers". Each month, one of our local BabysitEase customers will be featured in our newsletter. These customers will showcase their interesting activities, interests and involvements. These interesting features can span the subject range from parenting, to new businesses, sports, education, and community involvement, just to name a few.
If you would like to be featured in our "Captivating Customer" segment, please e-mail Peggy (email@example.com) and tell her why you would like to be highlighted. If you are selected for a particular month, you will be contacted by our newsletter editor for a brief interview.
The December Captivating Customer is a local stay-at-home Mom from Florence, KY who is hoping to be a helpful resource to other Moms, one blog at a time.
Jessie Trump, a Florence/Burlington resident for 27 years, and mother to two girls is an active member of her community. Along with raising her daughters, Jessie manages the bookstore at the Florence Vineyard, runs a women's book club, leads a weekly home Bible study with her husband, and is actively involved in MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers). As mother to a 5-year old Kindergartner and 2-year old toddler, she has learned a lot about parenting in just a short time and has seen and experienced the ups and downs of pre-school parenting. During these formative years, Jessie has felt she has been in a "constant learning mode when it came to parenting". This "constant learning mode" and a love for writing was the incubator for an idea she had of wanting to help other moms through the use of a blog.
According to Wikipedia, "a blog is a website where entries are made in journal style and displayed in a reverse chronological order. Blogs often provide commentary or news on a particular subject, such as food, politics, or local news; some function as more personal online diaries. A typical blog combines text, images, and links to other blogs, web pages, and other media related to its topic. Most blogs are primarily textual although some focus on photographs (photoblog), videos (vlog), or audio (podcasting), and are part of a wider network of social media. As of November 2006, blog search engine Technorati was tracking nearly 60 million blogs."
Jessie's blog is entitled "Mommy Babble" and was started because she thought it would be a good way to share her thoughts and ideas with others and to help give advice to moms who needed it. When asked what inspires her daily blogs, she quotes that it is "really just my day-to-day life and what I am learning along this journey as a Mom. I also hope that my readers give feedback to my posts regarding what they are learning as parents, too."
Her Mommy Babble blog is part of the Content Quake network, which is a collective network of bloggers. This blog has helped her utilize technology to connect with other Moms. According to Jessie, "It seems like the Internet is the way to go these days concerning quick advice. You can do a search for just about any topic and get a hold of lots of good information from doctors, books, and other Moms just like me. Most Mommy blogs like mine also offer comment or feedback forms to generate discussions, which is a good way to help Moms connect to other Moms."
The Internet is a treasure trove of information waiting to be discovered. From blogs to websites, there is information on anything a parent could ever imagine to find. And, information aside, the Internet has become a virtual community for those looking for advice and those wanting to share some wisdom of their own.
To check out Jessie's Mommy Babble blog, visit:
Mommy Babble Blog
And, here are a couple of Jessie's favorite websites for parenting and household tips:
Baby Center - Advice for children of all ages, including pregnancy weekly e-mail updates.
Fly Lady - Household organization, meal planning and other fun ideas.