By: Jennifer Murray

Gigs, Decisions, and Some Other “Big Girl” Stuff

I feel like I needed a catch-you-up on some of the “business” that’s been going on in our lives. You might have noticed that I’ve stepped back just a tad from my blogging frequency, and while there’s several factors that go into that, here’s a couple of them I’d like to share:

_DAP3292_84660_ copy~ Some of you know already know about my recent gig as Social Media Community Manager for St. Vincent High-Risk Pregnancy.  Four years after our quadruplets delivery, I still felt very involved and passionate about the high-risk pregnancy community and premature birth prevention.  I’ve kept in very close contact with my perinatologist and his staff over the years and this part-time position felt like the perfect marriage.

I love social media and I am a natural advocate for St. Vincent Women’s Health based upon our positive experience and outcome. It’s also the reason we decided to partner with them in the Tiny Success media campaign in 2008.

(You’ve seen our Tiny Success television commercial, right?) In case you haven’t…

 

I’m excited to have this creative outlet, work from HOME a few hours a week, and promote something I love!  And Brad has been a HUGE help with the business side of things along with some design work!  Love working with my teammate!

If you’d like to get on board with this community, we would love to welcome you with open arms!  So if you’re a local mom, a preemie mom, having/had a high-risk pregnancy, or know someone who has (ME!), come on over! 

You can find St Vincent High-Risk Pregnancy on Facebook and on Twitter.

~ Brad’s business, 4tunate Design, is continuing to grow and God has provided for our needs.  He has been busy creating some Flash 3D product images for the web, web designs, blog designs, and making business connections.  I’m so proud of his efforts and desire to build his own business.  It’s such a BLESSING to have him working here at home, and being able to work together on several creative projects. 

~ I’ve also had a couple of live TV spots on the Fox59 Morning News as a Mommy Blogger Panelist.  I hesitated to share this, because watching yourself on TV is one of the most humbling experiences ever…but because I know my Mom would love to share this with several friends and family members that aren’t able to tune in locally, I’ll humor you (and myself!)

(Click the Full Screen option if you’d like to view it larger.)

  

If you have questions or suggestions for future segments, you can let me know in the comment section of this post and I’ll happily pass them along!

~ In addition, Brad and I have been faced with a very difficult decision that I’ll most likely share more about in the near future. For now we would appreciate your prayers!

Wow, this post makes me feel really old. Almost like a grown-up or something!  Thank goodness I have four 4 year olds to keep me young at heart!

Don’t worry, I’ll continue to blog here often.  I love blogging, and interacting with you in this space, I’ve just needed to scale back a tad.  Thank you so much for your continued support and encouragement!

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18 Responses to “Gigs, Decisions, and Some Other “Big Girl” Stuff”

  1. Amy
    May 4, 2011 at 7:11 am #

    It sounds like God is making way a path for your family. Self-employment is not an easy road, glad you can find the joy in it. Always happy to share in the news of another mommy’s success.

    • QuatroMama
      May 6, 2011 at 1:20 pm #

      Amy, this comment was such an encouragement to me. Thank you for taking the time to write out your thoughts and be a blessing to me!

  2. AmazingGreis
    May 4, 2011 at 7:26 am #

    Yaye for new ventures. SO happy for you and Brad.

    Will definitely keep you in my thoughts, for whatever you may be going through. XOXO

    • QuatroMama
      May 6, 2011 at 1:19 pm #

      Greis, you are THE BEST. Thank you, Sweet Friend!

  3. HoundDogMom (Sherri)
    May 4, 2011 at 8:47 am #

    Congratulations on all your new adventures. And hope things work out for the best for you in your challenges you are facing. Sherri

    • QuatroMama
      May 6, 2011 at 1:19 pm #

      Thanks so much, Sherri! Means so much!

  4. Lene Kristin
    May 4, 2011 at 9:23 am #

    Your work sounds wonderful and meaningful to me. And I understand well how you feel about your blog, too, I think, because inevitably life changes – especially as the children grow older – and it is only wise to let that be reflected in the choices you make for your time and energy!
    I have cut back on my own blogging, too, for several reasons, but I have no intention of stopping just yet even though my focus has changed. I have also been lucky enough to afford getting my first blog years printed as books so that the work (pictures and stories) are kept safe for the future and may serve as the kids’ “childhood photo albums” or “baby books”.
    I hope all keeps turning out well for you all, love from Trondheim, Norway!

    • QuatroMama
      May 6, 2011 at 1:19 pm #

      Lene – so pleasant to hear from you and your own perspective. I appreciate your understanding spirit and support!

  5. Ordinary Sarah
    May 4, 2011 at 11:11 am #

    You were great on your panel! So sweet and approachable and real. Great job!

    • QuatroMama
      May 6, 2011 at 1:18 pm #

      Seriously? You are too kind. So excited about your not so “ordinary” news this week! Happy Mother’s Day, Friend!

  6. Kate
    May 4, 2011 at 1:50 pm #

    You MIGHT be the most amazing person I know. And Brad’s not too shabby himself. In fact, if we opened you up, I bet both of you are stuffed FULL with sugar, unicorns, rainbows, frosting and kitten fur. I’m sure of it. 🙂 Love you sweet friend!

    • QuatroMama
      May 6, 2011 at 1:17 pm #

      Giggles. I love you, Miss Kate!

  7. Sommer
    May 4, 2011 at 3:45 pm #

    Amy, that is WONDERFUL! Wow you have a lot going on but it very well deserved. Way to go! I love staying up to date with what you are doing!

    • QuatroMama
      May 6, 2011 at 1:14 pm #

      Thanks so much, Sommer! I hope you have an amazing Mother’s Day weekend!

  8. Barbara Manatee
    May 4, 2011 at 9:17 pm #

    Congrats on all the wonderful opportunities that have come your way. Sounds like a perfect fit. Good luck on the decision that is ahead of you…

    • QuatroMama
      May 6, 2011 at 1:13 pm #

      Thank you so much, Barb! You continue to be such an encouragement to us! Happy Mother’s Day!

  9. Holly
    May 6, 2011 at 12:08 pm #

    Congratulations on your job, and Brad’s business success, and the TV spots, too! So happy for you. And saying a prayer for guidance in your difficult decision.

    • QuatroMama
      May 6, 2011 at 1:06 pm #

      Thank you so much, Holly. Your encouragement means so much!

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