Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Blogroll Please

And the winners are...

OK...I'm done being cheeky. These are blogs I love for various reasons and if you have some time to spare for blog reading I think you'll like them too. And when you're done, be sure to come back to Cool Baby Kid and check out some cool contests or my Top 20 Picks. Or drop me a line to tell me how cool you think I am. Sorry. I said I was done.

Contest Sites

Blogging & Techie Blogs

Blog Listings

Other Neat Sites

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About Me

Cecelia, mom of two and author of the Baby Kid blogs, writes about blogging and parenting as well as resources and products for moms and their babies & kids.

How I Got Started

An English teacher by trade and mom to a toddler girl and baby boy, I also love to shop; my habit of ridiculously over-researching every baby and kid product I purchase lead to the blogs. In 2005 I started a cosmetics company which got me online more. I started a blog but never posted, not really even sure what blogging was all about. An ardent shopper and deal hunter, friends would ask me about unique products I hunted down, and so I kept a list to send to them. Also wanting to write my kids' stories and record every milestone, I kept a webpage with these details as well as all of the resources I gathered along the way, whether it was about traveling with kids or how to get the baby to sleep. Then 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 became a "one stop cool stuff stop" of all the neat products and resources I gathered as a mom.

Baby and Kid Expert?

Hardly. So why should anyone read the Baby Kid Blogs or ask me a question when they could just as easily frequent the hundreds of other mom blogs or google an answer about cool and smart find as well as parenting or blogging? Good question. Cool Baby Kid is focused on my shopping habit and over-researching tendencies from everything to new strollers to the best wipies. Smart Baby Kid utilizes my educational background as a teacher of over ten years and a PhD graduate in Curriculum & Instruction, Language & Literacy from Penn State University. Wanting to use the knowledge I've gained about education, specifically literacy of children and adolescents, prompted me to create a blog about educational products and resources. Ask Baby Kid is the answer to a problem I encountered almost as soon as I had my first baby. As a mom-to-be, I did my research, read every book imaginable, joined discussion groups and prepared as best I could for motherhood. But a stark reality hit when my daughter was born...I didn't have time to read! Reading now came in moments...a moment to read one chapter, another moment to read an article in Parents magazine. Ask Baby is a combination of short, real answers to parenting and blogging with a panel of other moms to answer questions ranging from blogging basics to family travel.


Aside from hugging and kissing my babies, I also enjoy bogging, reading, shopping, traveling, planning parties, and watching reality TV. I'm also a runner, but deliberately not listed in the "I enjoy" category. I run a handful of half-marathons a year but have sworn off short races (too fast) and the full marathon (too much training and pain.) I run to eat, another past time. Favorite food? Italian like me!

I Hope to Hear From You

I hope you find a helpful resource as you read the Baby Kid Blogs. I'm always looking for neat new ideas so be sure to send me your thoughts...I'd love the hear them. And if you sell something you think would be a great fit with my site, please complete the product submission form by clicking on the "Review Submissions" tab.

Thanks for reading...


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Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Discounts & Other Smart Contests


Exclusive Offers If you're like me, paying full retail price is a hard pill to swallow in the age of TJ Max and coupon codes. So here's a list of special offers for Smart Baby Kid readers.

  • Code halloween 08: 20% off Goosie Cards personalized flash cards

Other Contests

These are ones I've entered and wanted to share. I won't be too jealous if you win.

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Monday, October 27, 2008

Contest Rules

1. Contest is open to U.S. residents only unless otherwise noted.

2. Enter the contest by leaving a comment on Smart Baby Kid on the post of the giveaway you'd like to win. Increase your chances by completing any of the following; each one is counted as an additional entry.

  • Blog about the contest mentioning SBK and leave an extra comment with a link to your blog posting.
  • Add the SBK logo to your website/blog and leave an extra comment with the link to your site.
  • Subscribe to CBK via RSS or email and leave an extra comment saying "I'm a subscriber!"
  • Become a CBK Follower by clicking the follower link on the right sidebar and leave an extra comment saying "I'm a follower!"
  • Favorite SBK on Technorati and leave a comment "I Faved!"
  • Spread the word about Blog Popz and blog about them using this Popz widget. Leave a comment with your blog post.
  • Not a blogger? Email five driends to tell them about the contest and cc me on your email. Remember to also leave a comment on CBK for an extry entry.

3. Winner will be chosen at random using Random.Org.

4. Entries must be submitted by 11:59pm EST on the contest deadline. Winner will be notified by email (so be sure to leave a valid one) sometime the next day or as soon as I can get my act together. Prize is shipped directly from the company, but I'll need to contact you and collect your address.

5. Your information will not be shared in any way!

6. The winner will have 3 days to claim their prize after being notified by email; otherwise, a new winner will be chosen.

I think that's about it. You'd think giving something away would be less complicated.

Good Luck!

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Sunday, October 26, 2008

Smart Baby Kid Logos and Banners

Thanks for sharing Cool Baby Kid! Grab the code for whichever logo works best for you. Use the "As Seen On" logos and banners if your product or website was reviewed on mentioned on Cool Baby Kid. Please let me know if you have any problems. Using "CTRL C" to copy code usually works best.

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Friday, October 24, 2008

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