Kim Cantrell: Editor and Publisher of The Mom Trap (About Me)

Friday, February 27, 2009

Thank you for visiting The Mom Trap, a mom blog dedicated to capturing the moments of motherhood.

My name is Kim Cantrell. I'm the creator, publisher and editor of this blog which is dedicated to bringing insightful and helpful articles, along with reviews, giveaways, and more, to Moms around the world.

I live with my husband, Brian, and children (3 boys and 1 girl) in McMinnville, Tennessee; a small town exactly halfway between Nashville and Chattanooga.

I've been an active member of numerous internet communities since 1996.

Shortly after becoming active online, I began a small, home-based eBay business selling a variety of items. My eBay selling career eventually evolved into a candle business; a business operated via eBay, business website, and through real life marketing.

When my third child was born a 31 week preemie in 2004, my husband and I believed it best that I close my candle business and dedicate 100% of my time to raising our children and managing our home.

In 2007, I re-entered the internet retail world by opening a korker ribbon business. However, following the birth of my fourth child in January 2009, I once again closed a business to dedicate my time and energy to my family.

Yet considering that my oldest children are in high school and college, I'm left with only two younger children who need so much of Mom's time. Being that I'm not one who is content to sit idly, I decided to do something else I enjoyed that gave me a little more freedom than internet retailing: writing.

I have been an Amazon Vine Reviewer for almost two years and a former reviewer for In Cold Blog, as well managing my own true crime book review blog. I decided to put my writing talent to use along with other information that would be helpful to Moms such as finding great coupon codes, product/service/website reviews plus legal and financial articles, how to guides and crafts; as a result, The Mom Trap was born.

I'm frequently asked how I chose my blog name. First, it's a play on The Parent Trap, the 1961 that was remade in 1998 starring a young Lindsey Lohan. Secondly, I thought it was a perfect name as I'm trying to capture the moments of motherhood and cram them into a blog. Pretty simple, right?

The Mom Trap is updated a minimum of twice daily - some exceptions may include weekends and holidays.

I'm always looking for guest bloggers, so if you feel you have a contribution that would be enjoyed by our readers, please feel free submit it.

2 chatted about this topic:

Twintensity April 24, 2009 at 8:32 AM  

Thanks for stopping by my blog Kim. Thoroughly enjoyed going through yours. In doing the 31 Day BBB - also with 4 children, 3 boys and 1 girl, - I am realizing the ENORMOUS amount of work involved in BLOGGING. WRITING has always been a passion- THAT part is easy! I'm going to continue with it - just not as fast as a lot more networking and promoting would get me. Having said that, i hope that by just sticking with it - and meeting folks just like you- and see what happens. The writing is fun, connecting is fun, and we'll see where it eventually leads. I'll be sure to check on you too. Thanks again.

Tom in Tennessee May 13, 2009 at 2:34 PM  

Hi, Kim. I just read your post about the Smokies. Good job, with lots of details. I work for the Pigeon Forge Department of Tourism, and if you'd like a long-term contact in the region, I invite you to lean on me.
Tom Adkinson

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