The People Behind the Scenes

Vickie Barnes: Web Site Administrator and Work / Stay at Home Mom
Steve Barnes: Computer Programmer/Analyst and Doting Dad

Ashley Ocampo: Web Site Administrator and Work / Stay at Home Mom

Vickie and Steve Barnes

Vickie and Steve

This website was initially hosted on Geocites way back in May of 1997. It doesn't seem so long in actual time, but in the amount of changes and work that has gone on, it seems like decades! This site was actually started as a bit of a hobby right after our daughter, Jennifer was born. I had an amazing birth with her and wanted to share it with everyone. The site grew out of the desire to create a place where any mom could share her story. Over the months, it has expanded to include other great areas for parents to share their experiences as well, especially in our support only message boards and our journals.

About Us:

My initiation to the internet started I met Steve on line, fell in love, and packed up my things and moved from Northern New Jersey to Bristol, England. All of this happened over a year's time period. Shortly after moving there, I became pregnant with our daughter Jennifer who was born in March 1997. We moved back to the States and are currently living in North Carolina.

Before our daughter was born, Steve made the mistake, (so he says *grin*) of buying me a book on how to create webpages. And the rest is history! After alot of trial and error and much practice, the site is what it is today with Steve's help in the cgi programming area. (Thanks honey! :-D )

Jennifer Nicole
Since I first added this "About Us" blurb, we have grown our family but two more children - Stephen born in August 2000 and Jonathan born in June 2002.

We hope you enjoy your visit to our site! If there is anything you would like to see, or have any comment or complaints, please feel free to contact us!

Ashley Ocampo
How I stumbled upon the site:

I was expecting my 3rd child, and on an email list for moms due in Sept 1997. Someone mentioned this great new site at Geocities called "The Labor of Love" I visited it, and immediately knew I'd found a wonderful site. I signed up to help with a couple of things. Unfortunately, not long after, our Mac died, so I was offline for what seems like ages. As soon as I got back online, the first place I surfed back to was "The Labor of Love" I couldn't believe how it had grown. I started helping out again, moderating boards and hosting chats. Vickie asked me to come on board as an Administrator in August 99. I was only to happy to accept. I hope that you make our home your home...pull up a chair, stay awhile.

Nelson and Ashley
About Me:

I am married to a wonderful man, Nelson and we live in the Panhandle of Florida. We have 2 wonderful boys together, Cameron , 3, and Nicholas, who turns 2 on Oct. 30. We are expecting a new little one in February. We are also raising my 2 daughters, Courtney, 15, and Lanie, 8. I am a SAHM/WAHM mom, and I love it. It is truly the most rewarding, and the hardest job I have ever had. I like to read, craft and cook, when I find the time. :~) I am really looking forward to getting to know all of you here at The Labor of Love. If I can be of any assistance to anyone, please let me know. Hope to see you on the boards and in chat.

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