Some of you may know that I went on vacation with my husband back in April. We’d been saving up for a long time (like, since before we were married), and making mental plans, and finally just had to pull the trigger. It was a fantastic recharging of our batteries, and a seriously fun time.
What very few people know, though, is that I was sitting in our hotel in Paris when I got an extremely interesting e-mail.
“I’m hoping you can help me out. I’m looking for an experienced baby shower planner in the San Diego area. I host/produce an online radio show called “Preggie Pals” which is focused on new and expecting parents, and I need an expert for a show we’re taping in May about baby showers/sprinkles. Is this an area/service you offer and would feel comfortable talking about?”
Confession: I once seriously considered voice acting as a part-time career and even narrated a training video (that has long-since been replaced) about unemployment in New Mexico. No, really, I did! Don’t laugh!
So there was really no way I could turn down the opportunity to ham it up. Er, I mean, educate moms-to-be about baby shower planning. 🙂
Honestly, I was honored to be asked. I jumped at the chance. And Sunny, the “Mommy-in-Charge” at New Mommy Media, the company producing Preggie Pals and their sister shows (Parent Savers and The Boob Group), was so welcoming and so nice… I am so happy I did.
We taped this show back in mid-May; I was on my way to a wedding right afterwards, and the mommies on the panel were all about a month and a half away from their due dates. When I checked in with Sunny last week, she told me that 2 of the 3 babies had been born already… I’m so excited for them! They really made this non-mommy feel comfortable during my interview, and I appreciated that very much!
You’ll have to listen to the interview itself to hear everything I had to say – we talked budget, etiquette, expectations, trends, and even what to do when someone wants to throw you a shower you don’t really want… I really tried to emphasize what a shower is about – showing love and support for the new parents – and we all agreed that it’s an important part of having a new child (even an adoption or second baby). I loved being able to share my expertise, and learned from the mommies’ experience too!
You can check out the whole interview on New Mommy Media’s website!
Edited on 7/05 – WE’RE LIVE!!! I haven’t even listened to the show myself, yet… But I’m SO excited to announce that it’s live and available right now!!!
Check it out!