So when I was pregnant I had a blog. I blogged almost every day of my pregnancy. Close to the beginning I stumbled upon mama naturale, another blogger who was pregnant and due around the same time (in fact, we gave birth one day a part).
I have followed her blog since it began and she is one of my favorite bloggers. Her blog focuses on parenting naturally. Baby-led weaning, breastfeeding, cloth diapers and of course baby wearing are all things she has covered, but what I like best about her blog is that she writes about these things in a non-judgemental way. She is open to discussion on these things and is even interested in the way you parent even if it is different than her particual parenting philosophy. She does not push her thought on to anyone and does not claim that her style is the only way. This makes her blog very readable, even if you are not into the whole ‘natural’ parenting thing.
Since the beginning of of blogging experince together Jenn and I have become have become friends. She is one of my interent friends, people who I talk to on a some what regular basis, who feel like a good friend, but I will probably never meet in person. They feel just like a ‘real life’ friend, some times even better. Because of this I felt comfortable enough to share something I designed for her blog with her. This lead to her being my ‘first’. My first ‘client’ that I did some design work for.
Now, I know it is not a whole lot, but I design her a header and a background to go into the current wordpress theme and to be honest I am pretty proud of how it looks. I would love to create a individual wordpress theme for her but I am not there.. yet.
Now she doesn’t know it, but the fact that she liked what I did and uses it was actually a really big deal for me. As some of you know I am starting school this week in a design program. I originally applied because I thought that I would maybe like to do design work. After doing this work for Jenn I now know that I want to do design work, and for the first time in my life I can actually see myself in a certain career.
So I love mama naturale for many reasons. I think you should all click on the image below (yes the one I designed…) and show her some blog love too.