Cecelia, mom of two, English teacher in Northeast Pennsylvania, author of the CoolBabyKid.com, co-owner of the Double Duty Divas and co-founder of the Reviewer’s Retreatblog conference writes about resources and products for parents, babies and kids armed with a PhD in Education (Language & Literacy) and lots of tea. What began as a hobby evolved into some pretty cool opportunities: staying in Cinderella’s Castle in Disney World, a mom-daughter trip to LA, TV appearances, the opportunity as an ambassador for Pampers, Musselman’s, Ralph Lauren and Green Mountain Coffee as well as the evolution of a mom blog network and review blog conference.
How I Got Started
An English teacher by trade and mom to preschool-aged girl and toddler boy, I also love to shop; my habit of over-researching every baby and kid product purchase and wanting to give the coolest gifts on the planet lead to Cool Baby Kid. In 2005 I started a cosmetics company which got me online more although blogging was a new concept to me. Meanwhile, as an ardent shopper and deal hunter, friends asked about unique products I hunted down, and I kept a list to send to them. In the Fall of 2007, as my list of cool finds began to grow, I decided to learn more about blogging and combine the two. Cool Baby Kid , a place to house of all the neat products and resources I gathered as a mom, was born.
In 2009 another blogger, Bridgette Duplantis (Experimantel Mommy) and I met at BlogHer discussing the challenges of running a blog while working full-time with two children. Making a pact to “harness the power in numbers” we began the Double Duty Diva blog network in order to cross-promote each others’ site along with other blogs in their niche. Less than one year later the Diva network grew to over 1,000 members which also allows us to offer review, advertising and social media campaigns to companies interested in blogger outreach.
While product reviews remain the heart and soul of Cool Baby Kid, unique opportunities such as representing companies as a brand ambassador or conference speaker allow for various ways to connect. I’m thrilled to have ambassador partnerships with Ralph Lauren, Pampers, K-Cup ambassador, Mattel and Discovery Toys. If interested in a partnership with Cool Baby Kid feel free to check out the press and testimonials page.
Aside from hugging and kissing my babies, I also enjoy reading, shopping, traveling, planning parties and watching reality TV. I’m a runner, but deliberately not listed in the “I enjoy” category. I’ve run a handful of half-marathons but have sworn off short races (too fast) and the full marathon (too much training and pain.) I run to eat…another past time. Most recently I’ve been getting in shape with Zumba and chronicling my journey on From Potty Training to Weight Training. Favorite food? Italian…like me!
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So many cool companies, so little time! The Baby Kid family includes a team of product reviewers, parents and bloggers who are excited to find and share cool picks with you.
Find Me (2011)
Say hello if you find yourself at any of the following places:
- Toy Fair, NY, NY
- Reviewer’s Retreat, Poconos, PA
- BlogHer, San Diego, CA
- Time to Play, NY, NY
- RevRet12 Planning, New Orleans, LA
I Hope to Hear From You
The Cool Baby Kid team hopes you find a helpful resource as you read the blog. We’re always looking for neat new ideas so be sure to send us your thoughts as I’d love to hear them. And if you sell something you think would be a great fit with our site, please complete the product submission form.
Thanks for reading.