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Hi! My name is Joanna and I am so happy to meet you! Here’s a little about Nesting Story…
Nesting Story began back in 2013, when I had two kids, had just left my interior design job to start my own children’s space interior design, and mural painting company. My blog at the time was a little corner on my website that I used as a creative outlet.
But in late 2013 I had to put everything on hold when I found out we were expecting twins. My job was to focus on growing babies. It was during my isolating and difficult twin pregnancy, when I was logging many hours on the sofa, with a pillow in between my knees, trying to parent my older kids as best as I could from a sofa, that I craved the connection with other moms going through something similar.
I began scouring the Internet for blogs with moms who had multiples and many kids, who were both honest and inspirational. Every single blog I found I worked my way through, and devoured every word, always craving more detail about their journey.
It was there, on that sofa that I decided once the dust had settled after having my twins, I would switch Nesting Story over to a personal blog.
In January 2015, with a six-year-old, a four-year-old and six-month-old twins, I began sharing my journey and right away my blog began connecting with moms and a community was born.
In March 2015, my post “What four kids (including twins) has done to my body and my confidence” went viral, while breaking down barriers and normalizing the postpartum body. A media storm followed, and Nesting Story was featured in Cosmopolitan, People Magazine, Fit Pregnancy, Today Show, Woman’s Day, and on major Canadian television networks among many others, which you can find on my press page.
I spent the next year sharing every detail of life with four kids, including twins, but in spring 2016 I was itching for a new challenge and a way that I could connect with my community in real time, especially as I was moving out of the baby stage. I decided to shift some of my focus to YouTube and begin vlogging and creating special videos to share some of my stories, lifestyle, fashion and home. Since then my YouTube channel has grown quickly and in August 2017, Nesting Story was named Creator on the Rise by YouTube.
Today I continue to blog, and create three videos a week on everything from my day-to-day life, to home, body image, fashion, wellness, parenting and lifestyle.
Where else can you find me?
Head to my YouTube channel to catch up on what our family has been up to lately with our vlogs. You can also watch my life hacks and me discussing honestly what motherhood is really like.