About the Author
My name is Jodi Shaw, and I’ve been a writer for the past 25 years. I fell in love with writing from a very early age, from the moment I was asked to do book-reports on amazing stories like: To Kill A Mockingbird, The Chrysalids and The Outsiders. I knew then I wanted to be a writer.
I originally started out as a performer. On stage, singing and dancing, musicals and plays; I recorded my own songs and videos way before Youtube became a phenomenon. But my heart always belonged to the written word. I have written many romance novels (none of which have) seen publication, and several hundred articles that have for online magazines, newspapers and short story anthologies like Chicken Soup for the Soul and Handprint on my Heart.
I have a diploma in Office Assistant and a diploma in Creative Writing. I went to hair-dressing school, worked at a cab company, pumped gas for a living, worked for McDonald’s, was a cell phone representative, sold magazines door to door, was a waitress for big companies like Earls, IHOP, Red Robin and Starbucks. I believe my life-experiences have taught me the importance of not only how to engage with people effectively, but how important brands are and our daily use of products that help make our lives easier.
Above all though, the most important job I have is being a mother to my two boys. One is 7 and one is 14 and both love helping me blog. I’m a special needs mom and a caregiver to my wonderful husband. He also blogs here with me, sharing his insight on parenting with disabilities as a TBI survivor and his love for men’s products and everything hockey.
My Co-Blogger and Hubby Corey
Corey is a wonderful husband and father. He is also a TBI survivor. What does that mean? It means he has a brain injury that goes beyond male forgetfulness. He basically goes to sleep at night and forgets the events from the day before. Every seen the movie 50 First Dates? Yeah well — that’s our life.
Corey loves to blog when he can. He loves to share his opinion on products geared for men, fashion, gadgets and anything gaming. He is a big kid at heart, and you will often find articles shared by him on parenting with a brain injury, raising boys and his take on being a dad.
My Mini Co-Reviewer Trace
Trace is a bundle of energy. He know one word and one word only “Go” and he goes and goes and goes, putting the Energizer bunny to shame. He is wonderful, funny and adorably cute, but I’m bias. Trace loves being in front of the camera, and has even found a love for taking the pictures himself.
Trace is a great promoter, often rushing outside to share every new toy product, article of clothing or books I may receive with his friends. He loves engaging with the readers in his videos, and has an extreme fascination with everything from Hot Wheels to Wii Games. He’s also a huge movie buff! And despite his disabilities, Trace is slowly realizing that nothing in life can stop him.
Check out his video review for Trash Packs!