About Us

Bellyitch is an award-winning, highly trafficked website dedicated to sharing news, tips, reviews and information to expectant, new and veteran parents who have sophisticated and discerning tastes; and to the growing consuming public interested in the celebrity bump-watch phenomenon.

It has been part of and has managed marketing and promotional campaigns for and in partnership with Isabella Oliver,The Gap, 20th Century Fox, Seraphine Maternity, Shutterfly, Lionsgate Films, CVS, Kia, Sony Pictures, Trident, iDGum, Universal Studios and other top brands. It is followed/friends with (which means it has direct messaging access to) top brands, figures in politics and celebrity life including Barack ObamaBravo TV, Martha Stewart, E!Online, NPR, Huggies, Parenting magazine, BabyCenter, Babies R Us, Whole Foods, Playtex, Staples, Viacord  and others.  

The blog is a member of several blog ad networks including the multinational and top grossing, Glam Media.


It is updated 5 times daily and receives constant 24-hours traffic from visitors world-wide.


Influential Blogger: Owner and founder, JJ, receives invitations to launch parties, fashion shows, meet & greets, exclusive interviews, galas, advanced screenings and other events for top influential bloggers. In JJ, you have more than a blogger but a BA-journalism degree holder who is attune to the stories that catch people's attention and whose writing have been syndicated and quoted in cites like CNN.com, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Newsday, Black Entertainment Television.com and whose article quote subjects have been tapped by producers at CNN's Anderson Cooper's 360 and network producers. You also have an attorney who is able to decipher complex topics and break them down for her audiences.  She has been a pundit who has appeared on national and nationally-syndicated radio, and local TV and as a speaker, has addressed audiences at Yale Law School, Netroots Nation, the Congressional Black Caucus' Annual Legislative Caucus, Jamaica's Broadcasting Commission's conference and the National Association of Minorities in Communications annual conference. 
JJ  is followed/friends with (which means it has direct messaging access to) top brands and figures in politics and celebrity life including Dole Foods, E!News, E!Online, Atlanta Journal Constitution, The Hill Newspaper and others.  

Blog Awards: Bellyitch was named one of the Babble 2011 Top 50 Pregnancy Blogs, Healthline's 2011 Top 26 Pregnancy Blogs, and to its Top 2013 Pregnancy Blogs;   AllTop Top 3 Pregnancy site  and has been given over a half dozen other top pregnancy blog awards and recognition.


As seen mentioned and syndicated in: Bellyitch has been syndicated and mentioned in USA Today, Newsday, Parent magazine, ABC-TV, E!Online, Huffington Post, About.com, TheBump.com, Babble, MadameNoire, BabyCenter.com, Ask.com  and other notable and reputable sites.


Page Views MONTHLY: Bellyitch receives approximately 250,000 pageviews monthly as of 11/1/12, 70% Unique 80% from Google searches


Social Media Connection: Fans and Followers of Bellyitch and Founder JJ on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Google Plus and Foursquare near 20,000 combined. Bellyitch and Founder JJ's Klout scores are consistently at 60 and above.


Casting Connection: Bellyitch is  routinely contacted by casting agents for shows appearing on and produced by those who've presented reality TV shows on TLC, OWN, Lifetime, WE TV, MTV and broadcast and cable networks. The site has successfully referred casting candidates ultimately selected to appear on some shows.


Average Reader Profile: The average reader is a woman with at least one child with some college education earning above $50,000 per year between the ages 25 to 34 who is interested in celebrity lifestyle and is curious about the fashion, choices, clothing celebrities invest in. 


City and Nation Traffic Rank: The blog receives its most US traffic from New York City and Los Angeles. Its most international traffic comes from the UK and India. It is ranked in the top 80,000 in India as of 3/20/13.

More about JJ: Bellyitch is published by JJ, a radio show host, tech junkie, and a politically-minded self-proclaimed social media butterfly who authors several blogs and moderates several online communities.


JJ is a wife, mom to three and budding techie who has been creating online content since the first year of the Internet in 1991 when she curated data the University of Maryland’s online information system. Since then, she has worn several hats, including founder and editor-in-chief of over 6 influential blogs, including her Washington Times Communities blog The Politics of Raising Children.


Over the years she has also been:



  • A nationally-acknowledged political pundit and columnist for political publications Washington Times Communities and Politic365.com
  • A frequent guest on national political radio having appeared as a political analyst and expert on Sirius XM Shows Showdown 2012, The Mario Armstrong Show, New School with Charles Ellison; and local terrestrial radio stations WOL-AM in Washington DC, and WVON’s The Chris Kelley Show
  • An author to several articles which have appeared syndicated in national publications and sites Wall Street Journal, USA Today,  News One, The Dallas Weekly, Uptown Magazine, The Washington Informer, Jack & Jill Politics, The Philadelphia Tribune
  • A White House reporter and one of 22 attendees of the first White House African American Bloggers Summit
  • Host of an online Radio Show, and Cast of a nationally-syndicated Political Roundtable radio show
  • Author of several soon-to-be published books.

She runs in charity races year round with the running group she co-founded. She is married with three children, ages 11, 8 and 5.  

Bellyitch is also a gossip site about celebrities and their babies. Bellyitch publishes rumors and conjecture in addition to accurately reported facts. Information on this site may or may not be true and Bellyitch makes no warranty as to the validity of any claims.

Note: All images that appear on the site are copyright their respective owners and Bellyitch claims no credit for them unless otherwise noted. If you own the rights to any images displayed on Bellyitch and do not wish them to appear on the site please contact us and they will be removed promptly.

You can email  jj(at)bellyitchblog.com


CONTACT
We love getting feedback, ideas, and suggestions. Drop us a Line via Email at jj(at)bellyitchblog.com or leave a voice mail at 301-541-3256 we'll get back to you as soon as possible.

Advertise: Also, if you'd like to advertise or get a review posted about a service, product or book that is maternity, pregnancy or baby related, let us know.

Reader Reviewers: If you would like to be a reader reviewer of the various products we receive to check out, simply drop us a line at jj (at) bellyitchblog.com to be added to the roster. Include whether you are pregnant (and if so, how far along and with a singleton or twin), have children (if so, how many and ages) and/or if you are trying to conceive.
SIGN UP TO BECOME A REVIEWER HERE!!!

Link Exchange: The blog only does link exchange with sites that receive equal or more monthly page views. Please email all requests and include your page views (which will be verified) to jj (at)bellyitchblog.com

BELLYITCH PRIVACY POLICY

This privacy notice discloses the privacy practices for (Bellyitch). This privacy notice applies solely to information collected by this web site. It will notify you of the following:
  1. What personally identifiable information is collected from you through the web site, how it is used and with whom it may be shared.
  2. What choices are available to you regarding the use of your data.
  3. The security procedures in place to protect the misuse of your information.
  4. How you can correct any inaccuracies in the information.
Information Collection, Use, and Sharing
We are the sole owners of the information collected on this site. We only have access to/collect information that you voluntarily give us via email or other direct contact from you. We will not sell or rent this information to anyone.

We will use your information to respond to you, regarding the reason you contacted us. We will not share your information with any third party outside of our organization, other than as necessary to fulfill your request, e.g. to ship an order.

Unless you ask us not to, we may contact you via email in the future to tell you about specials, new products or services, or changes to this privacy policy.

Your Access to and Control Over Information
You may opt out of any future contacts from us at any time. You can do the following at any time by contacting us via the email address or phone number given on our website:
  • See what data we have about you, if any.
  • Change/correct any data we have about you.
  • Have us delete any data we have about you.
  • Express any concern you have about our use of your data.
Security
We take precautions to protect your information. When you submit sensitive information via the website, your information is protected both online and offline.


If you feel that we are not abiding by this privacy policy, you should contact us immediately via  via email at jj(at)bellyitchblog.com



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