Today we’d like to introduce you to Chelsea Jones.
Chelsea, before we jump into specific questions, why don’t you give us some details about you and your story.
I have been blogging/Instagramming off and on for the past three years, but it wasn’t until my triplets were born that I began taking it seriously and more consistently. During my pregnancy, I searched everywhere for resources about multiples and only a handful came up and most of those were outdated. I wanted to create a space where other families preparing for multiples or just welcomed in a new set, could find answers to questions and find comfort during challenging times.
Overall, has it been relatively smooth? If not, what were some of the struggles along the way?
Definitely not, I have triplets after all! My biggest hurdle is getting consumed in the comparison game. I see other multiples accounts that are growing in following and engagement. When mine didn’t take off as fast, I allowed myself to see it as a failure and would slip into a pretty serious depression.
In recent months I’ve learned what triggers my anxiety and depression and I can usually avoid them well enough. Since doing that, I would love to say my account as exploded and it becomes what I hoped for, but numbers-wise, it hasn’t. The difference this time is I’m not affected by it. I’m totally content and pleased with my slow-growing community. I’m able to connect with my followers better and look forward to new ones whenever they come.
We’d love to hear more about your work.
I’m a multiples account that shares how to survive and thrive while raising them. Most multiples accounts are great for building a fan club of people who love to see cute babies wearing matching outfits. I believe accounts like these serve a purpose, but it’s not something I’m strong at, so I focus on sharing the how-to’s. Things like how to feed more than one baby, create a sleep schedule all babies are on, or even how to manage the situation when all babies are crying at the same time. I’m hoping to draw-back the curtain of multiples life and show people how I “do it all”.
Any shoutouts? Who else deserves credit in this story – who has played a meaningful role?
My biggest support is my husband. We’re pretty much-enduring this life together. Most of the time, I take on the triplet babies while he handles the three-year-old. I also have to give credit to the Instagram accounts who share incredible amounts of knowledge for free that have helped save my sanity by teaching the best way to help a baby sleep or eat or how to create a happy home with a toddler.
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- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thejonestable/
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