This month’s “Mom of the Month” is an inspiring woman who just loves to read, write and tell other people’s stories. She is also fascinated with people who come up with innovative ideas and try to make it a reality.
This is very fitting since she herself has come up with an innovative idea and has made it into a reality. I am talking about the global online magazine, The Baby Spot.
I had the honour and opportunity to sit down with owner and editor of The Baby Spot, Grace to ask her a few questions on her business.
1. What does your company do?
The Baby Spot is a global, online magazine that celebrates the diversity in parenting across the world. We highlight businesses big and small, parent bloggers from around the globe, we have experts, celebrities and most importantly, everyday parents telling their stories and connecting with one another.
2. When did you start your business?
I started this business three years ago when I was noticing that parents were looking for an online outlet to connect with other parents, read blogs, and get product reviews, tips and advice. I wanted to create a parenting magazine that was on a global level so we can embrace the similarities and celebrate the differences of family across the world.
3. How did you come up with the idea?
It came to me when I saw so many great products and bloggers from around the world. I thought it would be nice for an outlet to feature everything on one website. I wanted to be a trusted resource for parents, putting the Mom and Pop business that had a great product beside the big business. We wanted to support everyone and give everyone a voice.
4. What do you hope your business accomplishes?
I hope The Baby Spot provides people with useful information. I hope that those who are having fertility issues around the globe know that we publish up to date information, studies and breakthroughs. I want people to visit us to find the next great Mom and Dad blogger, to read our candid, original celebrity interviews, to bond with our experts and bloggers and to know that they are not alone in this parenting journey. There is someone, somewhere who is going through the same thing you are.
5. Where would you like to see your business in 5 years?
I would love for The Baby Spot to be a continued trusted resource, to meet even more bloggers and give them an outlet to tell their story, showcase their product or enrich someone’s life. I would love to continue our fabulous business relationships with the hundreds of businesses we work with. I am excited to see us open up an online store of some of our best and most trusted products.
6. How is your magazine unique from others?
There are so many great magazines out there! The Baby Spot is a global magazine. We talk about parenting issues from around the world. We write about the latest discoveries in fertility. We unite bloggers and businesses. People can connect with brands, bloggers and businesses that they may never been exposed to before. A blogger in Australia who writes for us may develop a huge Canadian following. A business in the UK can reach American clients. The Baby Spot is not just a magazine, but a following of parents who unite in the similarities and celebrate in the differences of parenting around the world.
7. What has been your biggest accomplishment & hardest challenge?
My biggest accomplishment is running this magazine every day and meeting some incredible readers, bloggers and businesses.
The hardest challenge was growing the business. I was a Mom with a global magazine goal. It takes time. Day by day. Learning this was my biggest challenge.
8. How do you balance your work and motherhood?
Every day is different. My job is unique so my schedule fluctuates so much each week. I am just lucky enough to love what I do as a mom and as a business owner so I enjoy the adventure of something new. I make sure to forgive myself if I do not complete my laundry list of tasks at work and just to be the best mom and business owner I know how to be!
Connect with The Baby Spot
If you are interested in connecting with The Baby Spot, you can find them on the following social media outlets:
Facebook: The Baby Spot
Google Plus: – The Baby Spot
Pinterest: The Baby Spot
When I asked Grace what else she would like our readers to know, she stated, “I just want to thank everyone who continues to support The Baby Spot. We are grateful for each and every one of you!”
Momma Braga is extremely proud to feature Grace of The Baby Spot as this month’s “Mom of the Month” as she is such a humble, kind and inspirational person who extends herself to help others. She provides an outlet and platform for parents to have their voices heard and share their experiences from all over the world. Grace is also a great mom who is a shining example of a great role model for her daughter and who is always there for her.
Thank you Grace for your time and for being an inspiration, especially to this Mom Blogger, Momma Braga 😉
Until next time……Happy Parenting!
– Momma Braga