Tuesday, 9 April 2013

Groovy {Joovy Blogger Spotlight} April 2013

Whitney Jordan is in our Groovy {Joovy Blogger Spotlight} this month!  We are thrilled to introduce you to her and hope you enjoy learning a little more about her growing family and blog, Momma Knows Best.

To begin, we asked Whitney to share a little bit about her family:

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Whitney: My husband Luke and I were married in 2007. At the time he was still on active duty with the army so we lived the military life together before moving back to our hometown in 2008. In August of 2010 we welcomed our first child, our daughter, Kynlee. From that moment on, our lives were forever changed. We just welcomed our second child in March of this year, our son, Greyson. Life is more hectic than ever but we wouldn’t have it any other way! We are adjusting to life with two kids and we’re excited about what’s to come!

Here’s a picture of new ‘big sister’ Kynlee and newest family member, Greyson!

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Joovy: Whitney, how did you get started blogging?

Whitney: I started blogging in January of 2010 when I found out I was pregnant with my daughter, Kynlee. I wanted a place to keep track of all the things that happened during my pregnancy. After she was born, I continued to blog about life as a new mom and all that that entails.

Joovy:  How did you come to name your blog Momma Knows Best? Does it have special meaning?

Whitney: My original blog name was “Awaiting Kynlee’s Arrival.” After she was born I created a new
blog titled, “Keeping up with Kynlee.” In October of 2011, I decided that I needed a blog name that
would grow with me as our family continued to grow, and decided on “Momma Knows Best.” This
blog name stuck out to me and seemed to fit the best.

Joovy:  How does your blog differ from others?

Whitney:  I, like many others, do product reviews and giveaways.I think they are fun and informative, and I love seeing products being used by real people who share their real experiences with them. I hope that my readers are able to get that from my product reviews. However, I also include other postings such as personal updates, favorite finds on Pinterest, and the occasional recipe. I don’t post every day (though I’d like to!) but I do try to keep my readers intrigued when I do have a new post.

Joovy:  How do you balance parenting and blogging? Is there a secret?

Whitney: I’m still trying to figure this one out, so if there’s a secret to it, no one’s shared it with me yet! ;)

Joovy:  What is your choice in computer?

Whitney:  My current computer is a Lenovo laptop.

Joovy:  When you’re not blogging, where do you escape to on the web?

Whitney: Facebook, Pinterest, and Gmail are the sites I frequent the most.

Joovy:  What’s been your most popular post or topic?

Whitney:  Well, I don’t consider myself a food blogger by
any means, but surprisingly enough one of my most popular posts for incoming traffic has been
a crockpot recipe: http://mommaknowsbestblog.com/2012/06/crockpot-roast-carrots-potatoes-
recipe/

Joovy: How do you involve your kids and family in your blog?

Whitney: My husband and children are often involved in the personal posts that I do, as well as the product reviews that I post. All of the products that I review are family-friendly and I enjoy getting the family involved to put the products to the test!

Joovy:  What kind of camera do you use?

Whitney: I use a DSLR – a Canon Rebel T1i. I love it, but I really need to
spend a little more time figuring it out. There are more updated versions of this camera available
now, and I’d love to get my hands on one of them!

Joovy: In your opinion, what is the best kids/gear flash site?

Whitney: I’ve ordered from Zulily several times and it seems to be the best one that I’ve experienced, so far. With my last purchase, there was a problem with the product that I ordered when it arrived and Zulily’s customer service handled it quickly and efficiently. They do not accept returns, but they were able to refund me for the product and I appreciate that they were willing to make it right.

Joovy:  What’s the coolest parenting tip you’ve learned from blogging?

Whitney: Blogging has brought on so many relationships with other moms that I wouldn’t have had otherwise. Only three of my “in real life” friends have children and each of them live in a different town (or state) so we don’t get to interact as much as I’d like. Sharing and receiving tips from other moms who are going through similar circumstances has been a saving grace for me. I can’t say that any one tip stands out, but I am grateful for the exchanges made when advice is needed.

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Joovy: Can you share your 3 favorite apps?

Whitney: I love finding new apps! The three that I use daily are Instagram, Pinterest, and Facebook. I also really like the game app, Ruzzle. Since I have a new little one that I’m breastfeeding, these apps come in handy quite often for those late night feedings!

Joovy: What 5 blogs do you read daily?

Whitney: Since I’ve just recently had a new baby, I have been rather busy
lately and don’t get to read blogs as much as I used to. However, when I get the chance there are
several that I love to read so it’s hard to choose just 5! Happenings of the Harper Household, I
Love You More Than Carrots, The Bloggess, Kelly Mom, and The Everyday Joys are ones that I
frequently read.

Joovy:  So, you’re a Joovy Blogger, right? What’s your favorite thing about Joovy?

Whitney: Yes, I am a Joovy Blogger and SO excited to be! I love that Joovy is a family-run business who truly cares about their customers and products! It is evident in their customer service and the quality of products that they produce.

Thanks to Whitney and her family for their service to our country, for being great parents and for taking the time to share with us today!