I love “meeting” new toddler mommas over the internet – the sense of community they provide is an absolute must for my sanity and merriment. No matter what the day, I can always find another mom that is either a) basking in the glow of motherhood or b) finding the best way to remove peanut butter from the inside of her ear. In our community, I’ve found other mommas that exclusively bottle-fed, that cloth-diapered at night, that chose a nanny over daycare. All the little quirks in our family can be found in other families and that gives me great validation that I am doing okay as a mother.
So each week, I will be featuring a toddler momma that helps create my community and I would love for you to share yours, too!
Meet Jill from Baby Rabies. You may have seen her around the internet as a veteran mom blogger, or as the new ClickinMoms social media expert. More than likely, you’ve seen her most famous work where she made a certain little Elf on the Shelf get rowdy and it went viral in just a matter of days, prompting the most epic holiday photo competition. Or on Pinterest with her classic grey and white “Mommy Truths.”
She’s a brand ambassador and wife to Scott, and they have two children – a sports-obsessed boy and a little gal just toddling into her second year of life.
I “met” Jill on a message board for pregnancy and motherhood, then we clicked through the blogging community and became roommates for BlogHer 2010. Since then, we’ve seen each other several times per year, whipping out cameras and discussing SEO and terrorist toddlers until we’re blue in the face. She approaches motherhood with tongue-in-cheek sarcastic humor, plenty of love, and really beautiful pictures.
But don’t worry. Her babies don’t actually have rabies.
(photo used by permission, courtesy of bluedoor studios.)