Hi, we are Janice and Susan, identical twins and founders of 5 Minutes for Mom.
Our mission at 5 Minutes for Mom.com is to provide an essential, go-to site for moms that entertains and informs, while promoting the online mom community.
We love bringing moms together and helping support each other. But 5 Minutes for Mom is not just for moms. We use the term “Mom” to include everyone who loves children and is interested in the types of things that generally interest moms.
We are professional mom bloggers and ecommerce store owners. We provide consulting services to help companies promote their brands in the social media space and we write for blogs such as Babble’s MomCrunch.
We are honored to be part of the smart and talented group of women blogging about motherhood and we want to encourage people to use the term “mom blogging” instead of “mommy blogging”.
I am Janice. I have one ten year old boy named Jackson and a four year old girl named Olivia.
Between picking up toys and shuttling my son to school and after school activities, you can find me typing away at my laptop on my kitchen table.
I am a writer and a former youth worker. I loved my job working with teens, but I wanted to spend more energy focusing on my family. So, in 2004, I became a WAHM and I love my career online.
I’m Susan and mom to Julia and Sophia. Julia is seven and Sophia is four — two weeks younger than Janice’s girl Olivia.
After three and a half years of infertility, Julia was an incredible surprise. And then the Lord blessed me again with little Sophia.
I am ecstatic to be their mom, and I feel so blessed to be able to work at home with them.
Before motherhood, I was a software developer working long hours. Because I was trying to have a baby, I knew I needed to find work that was more compatible to family life.
So Janice and I, along with our mom Joan Winter, began our online business. We run two online stores http://www.PedalCarsAndRetro.com and http://www.A-Rocking-Horse-To-Love.com and our network of sites here at 5 Minutes for Mom.
It has been an incredible experience and we have learned so much.
We are here to inspire, support, connect, encourage, empower, and entertain you. But we don’t do it alone — we have a great group of writers, editors, and guest contributors here at 5 Minutes for Mom. In fact, if you are interested, you can find information here about joining our team.
“5 Minutes for Mom” has become such a fantastic community because of each of you.
We love getting to know you. We want 5 Minutes for Mom.com to be an interactive experience, so please post your comments. You are welcome to include a link to your blog or website.
Also, we would like to hear your thoughts on our site… please let us know what you would like to see more of here at 5 Minutes for Mom.
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Welcome and we look forward to meeting you.
Janice and Susan