Name and Name of Blog: Jill Berry / Musings from Me on Kids, Preteens, and Teens

Tell us a little about yourself and your other blogs:

I live about halfway between DC and Baltimore. I’m not a native Washingtonian or a Baltimorean. I grew up in England…Manchester to be precise. I came to Maryland after college in Pennsylvania. Actually, it is even more complicated than that. Here’s my life in a 140 character tweet:

Born UK. Lived US frm aged 4-9. Lived UK aged 9-10. Lived US aged 11. Lived UK aged 12-18. Moved 2 PA 4 college. After graduation moved MD

I write about raising kids near DC for DC Metro Moms. I am the Parenting and Families Editor for DC Ladies. I am also at the Baltimore Parenting Tweens Examiner. In addition, I write for TypeAMom about Preteens

In my spare time (ha ha), I am the new City Leader for DC City Mommy which is a place for moms to share parenting tips, find an activity or school for their child, and meet other moms. Join us!

I participate on the Family Circle site:, the site for moms of tweens and teens. Come join my group on Chores for Tweens and Teens. I write a blog for Momster, too.

Twitter name:
@MusingsfromMe and @KidPreteenTeen

Tell us a little bit about your blog:

I am raising a kid, a preteen, and a teen and living to blog about it at I did not start blogging until my youngest was 5. I have no recent pee, poop, or throw up stories to share. Instead, I must tread through the minefield of what I can and cannot blog about with my tween and teen girls. Both have been known to check out my blog from time to time, which keeps me on my toes!

Most surprising or coolest thing that has happened as a result of your blogging?

I was interviewed twice by local TV. I was interviewed by Fox 45 Baltimore about my children’s experiences with an online social network that puts safety first and is an alternative to Facebook and MySpace.

WUSA gave me the chance to test out a new cleaning tool. Click to see if it worked or not.

What do you love the most about blogging?

The community. I have met more people in the last year of blogging than during my entire life. I am a quiet person, but blogging, tweeting, and connecting with people online has given me a voice.

We all love to discover new blogs. Name two of your favorite blogs:

I check a couple of blogs regularly. I like to find out what is happening in the lives of the bloggers:

Notes From The Trenches – Chris is a mom of 7 who used to homeschool when she lived in New England. her kids range in age from 5 to 15. Chris tells it like it is. She shares funny stories, like the time her son exclaimed “That is the saddest thing in the world!” when he watched a box of donuts roll off the shopping cart and get crushed by a car.

Woulda Shoulda – Mir is a divorced and re-married mom of 2. She blogs about life in the South from the perspective of a former northerner. She blogs about her struggle to come up with a diagnosis for her square peg round hole son.