There is a give-away at the end of this post. 🙂
Hi everyone. My name is Jenny Reyes, and I pen the blog that you are reading now. If you’ve been following me you’ll know that I have two girls whom I adore to no end, both born and raised in Chapel Hill, my home away from home. I have, until this very day, managed to stay under the radar with respect to my identity and my photo. No real reason: I just liked the privacy of it all. I’ll get to why I changed my mind in a little bit.
It was around this time two years ago when I first started blogging. Apart from Sam, the next “possession” that was always by my side was my Mac. I was always online, trying to stay in touch with the world, particularly with activities happening across the Pacific. Writing has always been a hobby of mine, and after I had Sam, I never had enough time to complete my many jumbled thoughts on a sheet of paper. Typing was always much faster. So when OCMom suggested I try my hand at blogging, I went for it. I was also a few months away from having Jamie and I couldn’t imagine how I would find the time to sleep, much less maintain a physical hand-held journal. So blogging it was.
The easiest topic that came to mind was (and admittedly still is, the most prevalent one in my life) motherhood and parenting. Like many moms, I never run out of stories to tell about my girls and the twists and turns that they put me through on a daily basis. Time and again I’ve said I’m a student of motherhood, because (like many moms!) I look for whatever it is that’s out there that will help me be the best kind of mom my children need. I’ve shared a lot of my experiences and personal stories, as well as the little insights and nuggets of learning that I’ve picked up along the way. I have to say — I feel very humbled to know that other moms who have stumbled across My Mommyology have learned a little bit here and there too (Awww! :)).
A few blog posts, some tweets, and a relocation to Manila later, I was asked by Mommy Mundo along with some other moms (a lot of whom I’d “met” online, through my blog, Facebook and Twitter interactions) to be a part of a pioneering group of Social Media Moms called SoMoms. We are a collective of moms active on Social Media (thus the name!), all with unique voices and points of view relevant to moms like ourselves. We have a wide range of beliefs, concerns, and advocacies that we like to share and talk about or learn from one another as well.
Because of my family situation, I was one of the last moms to join the group. But when I first met all the other SoMoms in person, I felt right at home. Well — we’d all been communicating with one another virtually months before, but more than that, everyone was very welcoming and interested in my own experiences and what I had to say. We realized that as much as we have our own individual parenting styles, we are all passionate about sharing our discoveries with other moms, giving advice, creating conversations and building relationships with readers and followers alike. In other words, we are a social media mom support group — and why not? All moms need one after all!
While we like meeting new people online, we enjoy face-to-face encounters too. I know I’d love to meet other moms and build my mommy network, wouldn’t you?
The SoMoms will be at the Mommy Mundo Bazaar at the Rockwell Tent on November 24 and 25 (If you haven’t done your Christmas shopping, this is a good place to get started!) Come and meet us at our booth to chat, share stories, ask questions about our blogs, advocacies and passions, or simply just to make some new friends. We will also act as your personal shopping guide and customer service and tell you where to find certain things you’re looking for!
To sweeten the deal, ALL the SoMoms are giving away a Mommy Mundo Bundle prize this next week, which contain a Mommy Mundo Passport and the much-awaited Mommy Mundo 24/7 2013 Planner (I’ve heard good things and I can’t wait to get my copy!). Feel free to visit the other SoMoms’ pages and increase your chances of winning (some of the links are at the end of this post)!
Without further ado, here are the mechanics:
1. Follow the Rafflecopter give-away steps below to earn points from now until November 21, 2012;
2. The winner will be announced on November 22 here on my blog. I’ll leave your name at the entrance of the Mommy Mundo Bazaar so that you can claim your prize there (it already includes an entrance ticket to the bazaar!);
3. The prize is fully transferable so you just need to let me know if it will be you or someone else claiming the prize before November 24 (We want to make sure we leave the right name at the entrance!); and
4. The prize is forfeited if the winner does not go to the Mommy Mundo Bazaar.
a Rafflecopter giveaway
See you there! I look forward to meeting you all! 🙂
Know more about the Mommy Mundo So Moms by visiting our webpage here. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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