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With scores of mommy and baby blogs out there it's sometimes troubling to know which are truly providing quality content and which are just fluff. So for that mom-to-be, first time mom or even the experienced mom we recommend taking a look at BabyChick.com.
The articles on BabyChick.com are written mostly by their team of professional contributors made up of experienced doulas, massage therapists, doctors, educators and even sex coaches. So pretty much the content is stacked with verifiable insight. Of course we think you will also enjoy the shared personal experiences of motherhood by co-founder Nina Spears and her team.
Q & A With Nina Spears, cO-Founder of BabyChick.com
With a Little help from Her Friends.
Q. What was going on in your life when you decided to take the plunge of pouring your heart and soul into a community for modern moms and expecting moms with Baby-Chick.com (BC)?
A. The time I decided to start Baby Chick I was operating and managing my doula agency, Bassett Baby Planning. I had been working as a birth doula, postpartum doula, educator, and massage therapist for many years and had helped many families along the way. At my agency I had several doulas and educators helping families all over the greater Houston, TX area.
At the time I was also engaged to my now husband. He would listen to my stories every day over the years and he thought that I should share my knowledge and experience supporting expecting and new moms with the world.
One day in October 2014 he said that I should create a site where I could do just that. I told him that I couldn’t do it alone so we both decided to start this crazy awesome journey together. Baby Chick was then launched Mother’s Day 2015.
Q. We love your certified background that is rooted in educating and inspiring new moms and babies. A lot of your BC team also has extensive experience serving moms in areas of health and wellness, is this something that just came organically or was it something more deliberate?
A. Having more experienced professionals contribute to our site was definitely deliberate. There are so many websites out there where you can read opinions about literally anything and everything. Some of them have no merit with their thoughts so I wanted to create a space where people could find trusted professionals sharing their personal and professional experience helping families along the way through parenthood.
Q. There are many topics of motherhood that have been rather taboo such as miscarriage, postpartum depression and infertility. How has BC approached these topics to help women realize they are not alone, there is help out there and to create an open discussion amongst them?
A. These are very real topics that we do not shy away from. So many women experience these struggles and losses but unfortunately not enough women share their stories. We tackle these topics with as much grace and respect as possible because we want our readers to know that they are not alone, that there are resources available to them, and that we care.
As I said, many women experience one or more of these issues so we try to be a ray of light and support for them during the good times and the bad.
Here are a handful of those articles:
Things not to Say to Someone Who Has Miscarriaed
Living with Postpartum Depresssion
The Roller Coaster of Infertility
National Adoption Awareness Month
What I Wish I Could Say to My Egg Donor Recipients
Q. Congratulations on the birth of your first child in 2017, a little baby boy named Liam!
Thank you so much!
Q. After working in the baby and mommy industry for years before your own pregnancy and birth experience – what experiences have you had that you couldn’t totally appreciate before going through it yourself?
A. I’ve helped hundreds of moms and I had a pretty good idea of what I was entering into once I saw that positive pregnancy test. I knew that things would be tough and would push me to become the mother that I’m supposed to be.
However, going through the actual labor pains of childbirth (an unmedicated home birth) and taking care of my son every moment of every day gave me a whole new appreciation of what my clients were going through. Of course I knew and understood everything they were going through, but it was different to actually go through all of it myself and feel every bit of it—physically and emotionally.
For example, I knew labor was going to be tough, but after pushing for three hours with no epidural—I got it. And as a postpartum doula I only had to work at the most 12-hour overnight or daytime shifts. But every single moment of every single day was definitely eye opening after several months in a row.
It just made me appreciate what all of us mothers go through that much more.
Q. Speaking of little Liam, what is your nursery style? Who was your go-to home furnishing or décor brand when shopping for this space?
A. I believe that the nursery that you create for your baby should be a place that makes you feel happy and relaxed. There are going to be some rough, long nights with your baby in that room. It should be a space where you feel joy.
I love the beach so I used the colors of the ocean and some beach pieces as inspiration for my son’s nursery. The room makes me feel like I’m at home and always makes me feel happy when I walk in. It definitely is my favorite room in the house.
My big pieces in the nursery are from Pottery Barn Kids and are pieces that I’ve had for years—like the couch and bookshelf. Some of the little things, like pillows and throws and side tables were from Z Gallerie and Target.
Q. Who’s your social media crush and what blogs inspire you?
A. Two of my social media crushes are Camille Styles and Julia Hengel. These women are movers, shakers, hustlers, and bad a** bosses. They do incredible work and I’m always inspired by everything that they do.
Q. I had a friend who once said, “How cool would it be if music followed you around like it did in the movies!” What songs would your life’s soundtrack include?
A. This is a tough one! But here are some songs that I think would play throughout my day/life.
Beyoncé – Run the World (Girls)
Women are incredible. We can raise babies and businesses. We do run the world.
Britney Spears – Circus and Work B*tch
I’m a performer and a doer!
Drake – Successful
I just want to be successful...LOL
Carrie Underwood – Crazy Dreams
“Thank God even crazy dreams come true” – what I tell myself all the time
Rihanna – Diamonds
Shine bright, girl
Flux Pavilion – I Can’t Stop
When I’m working at night and in a groove and can’t stop…LOL
Taylor Swift – Ours
“Don’t you worry your pretty little mind, people throw rocks at things that shine” – when days get tough
Jamie Foxx – Winner
“You know you’re looking at a winner” – when I close on a deal
Pharrell Williams – Happy
“Can’t nuthin’ bring me down”
Zach Brown Band – Whatever it is
When my husband and I are spending time together – This is our song.
K-Ci & JoJo – All My Life
“And all my life I've prayed for someone like you. And I thank God that I, that I finally found you.”
About my son, Liam – obviously not my lover, but he is my love.
N’Sync – Just Got Paid
When you close on a deal and my check comes in.
Katy Perry – Roar
"I’ve got the eye of the tiger and you’re gonna hear my roar." – I’m determined to reach my dreams!
Q. What's next for Baby-Chick.com?
A. Currently I am working a project that I hope to release by the end of 2018. It will help expecting moms stay organized and know everything they need to accomplish before baby arrives. J We are also in-talks with a media company about a potential television show so we are currently getting footage for a sizzle reel to be able to submit to some TV networks. We’ll see what happens! We have a lot of plans for the future so we hope y’all stay tuned!