Hi I’m Jennifer Borget, an award-winning digital content creator and mom of three. I love writing, photography and making videos. Cherish 365 is where I’m working to inspire others to embrace individuality, celebrate diversity and cherish every day. I launched this blog as “Baby Making Machine” back in 2008 when I was debating motherhood. It has since evolved into a passion of mine where I share my love of life. In 2017 I rebranded as Cherish 365 to better represent this focus.
Already it’s gone on to win awards for Best Photography and 2018 Mom Blog of the Year with the Mom 2 Iris Awards. In 2020 I won the People’s Choice Award for “Best Blog” from the Family.Is social media awards.
I graduated with a degree in communications from Brigham Young University. That’s where I met and married my husband at the ripe old age of (almost) 19.
Seventeen years, three kids, and several moves later we’ve settled in Austin, TX. From weekend news anchor to homeschooling mom, it’s been quite an adventure.
What started as a pre-pregnancy blog evolved into a baby blog, when we had our daughter, nicknamed Lil’ J, in 2010. She’s a spunky and chatty little girl who sees the best in everyone and truly inspires me daily.
In 2013 we welcomed our son, nicknamed Big T. He’s our little animal lover, and he constantly keeps us on our toes with fun facts.
After retiring the Baby Making Machine we found out we were expecting again! Baby girl number 2 arrived in July 2018 and she is now a ball of energy and spunk.
Cherish Every Day
I believe in focusing on the important things in life. In love and compassion. I believe in having fun and finding joy in the journey.
Here on my blog I share this journey here several times a week, and I share my experiences as a millennial mom, our stories and lessons we learn as we strive to make a difference, photography and videography tips, and our family travel adventures here as well as on Instagram. Now and then I also share our experiences as a multiracial family, and weigh in on important topics of inclusion and acceptance.
Family Time and Movie Nights
If you spend any amount of time here you’ll quickly learn that we are serious about movies! Since the beginning we’ve reviewed new family movies and shared some of our old favorites. In 2021 we launched the Movie Night Journal to help families come together start the regular movie night tradition in their homes. In my spare time I also enjoy freelancing for Common Sense Media and sharing movie reviews with more parents and caregivers.
Join the Community
I’ve created fun prompts and tutorials so you can join in on building a legacy. From 30 things your kids should know about you, photography lessons, tips on getting in the photo with your kids, to weekly photo prompts, I’m always working to create more ideas with the hopes you’ll find the inspiration to cherish your daily lives and document it through photographs, words, and more. This time goes fast, lets preserve it!
Whether you want to share it online as well, set aside a personal hard copy, or both, you’ll be glad you took the time to make this journal.
As Seen On
I’ve blogged parts of my journey for Conceive Magazine, Parenting.com, Bravado Design’s Breastfeeding Diaries, Mom.me, The Stir and Babble. I contribute to Baby Center’s blog. Occasionally I write about raising biracial children on My Brown Baby and issues surrounding interracial marriage on The Huffington Post.
In 2018 Cherish 365 won an Iris Award for Best Photography. And most recently Cherish 365 was awarded the esteemed Iris Award for Mom Blog of the Year in 2018.
In 2010 I was voted Best Fertility blog on The Bump and ranked #4 in Babbles “Top 10 Pregnancy Bloggers of 2010” and a Top 10 Baby Photo Blogger in 2013. Healthline also named Baby Making Machine a Top Pregnancy Blog in 2014 and 2015. Most recently I was named a Top 50 Mom Blogger by Mom.Me and The Root’s 10 Mom Bloggers You Should Know. I’ve been named BlogHer Voice of the Year in 2014 and again in 2016.
In 2011 my blog was featured on the Today Show. The Huffington Post and Mashable have also featured my parenting woes, and I’ve been a featured guest on Huffinton Post Live’s “Family Matters.”
For more information about collaborating or working with me, please visit: My contact page.