Hi. My name is Jem, and I’m a PHP web developer, prolific blogger and mum. I once told the world I’d never become a “mommy blogger” … then I had a baby. Now I talk about boobs and poo and other inane mummy stuff.
It’s all me, baby
I’m a 20-something ‘work at home’ mum (through circumstance, not choice). I am interested in attachment parenting, breastfeeding, web development and gardening. I combine my interests by nursing my infants whilst wearing them in a sling, sat with my laptop in the veg patch. I’m only partially joking.
I live in Shropshire, UK with my long-suffering partner of 12 trillion years (Karl), our two children (Isabel and Oliver), and far too many pets. I’d quite like to keep chickens just to really secure that crazed hippy mama title, but it doesn’t really work well with the whole “too many pets” thing.
I am actively involved in a boycott of all Nestlé products because of their aggressive marketing and involvement in the unethical distribution of artificial milks to infants around the world. Read more about the Nestlé boycott » (off-site link)
About the blog; ‘jemjabella’
Jemjabella.co.uk — based so cleverly on my Internet nickname “jemjabella” — is my blog. I use it for communicating wit and wisdom on my three favourite subjects (amongst other things): parenting, pets, and PHP. It’s not a way to change the world, raise a million pounds or any of the other weird and wacky things blogs seem to do these days… it’s just a journal, MY journal, my log of the day to day (or sometimes week to week if I’m busy!) happenings of my life. Sometimes boring, sometimes random, mostly just me :)
It has seen many faces over the years, from the “angsty” homepage of a frustrated teen to the network of a young professional and the older blog entries reflect that. You have been warned!
The site is a hodge-podge of two retired home-grown blog systems and content imported from various WordPress/Habari installs from over the years. I buy my hosting through Clook and domains are purchased through Namecheap.com, both of which I recommend for their value and service.
My site has been featured on the following websites:
- 30/07/2010 · CSSloggia
- 30/07/2010 · CSSbased
- 19/07/2010 · DivineCSS
- 07/06/2009 · Dreamling.ca
- 16/07/2007 · CSSbased
- 12/11/2006 · light on dark
- Press & advertising — on press releases and product placement
- Comments Policy — please read before leaving comments on my blog
It goes without saying…
Opinions expressed herein are my own personal opinions and not representative of the opinions, views or policies of clients, friends or family. If you have any objections (legal or otherwise) please contact me on firstname.lastname@example.org.