Friday, November 27, 2009

Meet Whitney Wingerd Editor Mommies with Style

Need honest reviews on the best baby gear, tips about managing motherhood and a life? Meet Whitney--Editor of Mommies With Style. We love that she's generous with her tips and advice and has gathered a talented team of mom writers on MWS. Her blog, was one of the first on the scene in 2004. In the past five years, she and her team have made a name for themselves staying on top of news in the parenting world. Whitney lives and works in the Philadelphia area but you can find her all over the blogosphere, traditional paper and on the tube. She's a global brand!

1. What one word best describes your current state of mind?
Happy - it's Thanksgiving Week! Family, good food, what can be better than that?

2. What TV household does your family most resemble?
a. Brady Bunch
b. All in the Family
c. Brothers & Sisters
d. Army Wives
e. The Good Wife
f. Wife Swap
a. Brady Bunch

3. What term or phrase do you most overuse?

4. What are the five things/items you think that new moms (parents) can’t do without (sanity savers)?
  • MomAgenda or other scheduler
  • A good swaddling blanket
  • A Hooter Hider or other decent nursing cover
  • Tivo/DVR
  • Glamourmom Nursing Tank
5. Holiday pictures – your best tips for getting kids to pose vs. fighting, making funny faces, running away?

I'm sure it must depend on the age of the kids, but I like to use a little reverse psychology with my boys (ages 6 & 3). When they are putting up a fight, I challenge them not to smile, not sit still and certainly above all, not to laugh! 9 out of 10 times, it works for us, no matter how many times we do it.

And when all else fails, there's always toy bribery.

6. What songs and/or books have worked best for bedtime?
For books, you just can't go wrong with Goodnight Moon. It's a timeless classic that always helps to wind my kids down. One more obscure favorite of ours is from Barefoot Books - it's called Cleo the Cat. It's a sweet story that always seems to lull my youngest into a more restful state at the end of the day.

7. How many miles (of driving duty) have you logged in the past week?
Thus far, around 500. Gotta love the minivan, the miles don't phase us at all anymore!

8. One thing you want for yourself this holiday season?
It's cheesy but all I really want is some downtime for myself! I know that doesn't get wrap up well but it's truly what I (and so many Moms I know) would love to get.

9. What celebrity best describes your personal style?
a. Jennifer Garner
b. Sarah Jessica Parker

c. Nicole Richie

d. Gwen Stefani

e. Angelina Jolie
f. Victoria Beckman

a. Jennifer Garner

10. Best parenting resource you would recommend?
For websites: The Cradle, Hot Moms Club, She Knows... there's just so many great sites out there, it's hard to only list a few! For a first time Mom book-wise, What to Expect When You're Expecting and the Mayo Clinic Pregnancy Book are great first time parent books.

11. Current projects?
We're always busy with reviews on Plenty of holiday picks being posted daily on our site. I've also been writing as a Parenting Expert on AOL Shopping so you can catch me over there as well!

12. Follow me on twitter at: @mommieswstyle

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