Published on Monday, May 7, 2012 by Caryn Bailey
As I sit here, trying to get a grasp on the fact that I've written 3000 posts since I started this blog 5 years ago, I feel like the words should be eloquent...that this post should be insightful...or at the very least, interesting. Some of you have been here since the beginning...others maybe just happened upon the site for the very first time. Regardless, I value ea... Read More »
Published on Wednesday, January 25, 2012 by Caryn Bailey
Continuity gives us roots; change gives us branches, letting us stretch and grow and reach new heights. ~Pauline R. Kezer
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Things are a bit different around here aren't they? If you've been reading ... Read More »
Published on Friday, August 12, 2011 by Caryn Bailey
Those 3 little words describe how I felt on Sunday when I drove home from San Diego...
It's like I blinked and in a moment, one week went by. It's so hard to believe that last Friday I was hangin' with Elmo, Cookie Monster, and Abby Cadabby...gleaning photography tips from Laurie and Amanda...dancing at Sparklecorn. This was my fourth year attending the confere... Read More »
Published on Tuesday, June 21, 2011 by Caryn Bailey
Thank you to BING Social Search for sponsoring my post about social media. I was selected for this sponsorship by the Clever Girls Collective, which endorses Blog With Integrity, as I do.
[From a conversation I had on an airplane a few weeks ago]
Fellow passenger: "Do you live in LA or in Chicago?"
Me: "Neither. I actually live in Orange County."
"A... Read More »
Published on Monday, January 24, 2011 by Caryn Bailey
Thanks to Trop 50 for sponsoring my writing about fabulous bloggers. This year Trop50 is granting 50 fabulous wishes. Click here to enter for a chance to win $1,000 to help grant a friend's wish!
As many of you know, I've been blogging for over 3 years. Before "Rockin' Mama," my husband and I travel-blogged our way through Europe for almost one year. Having... Read More »
Published on Sunday, January 23, 2011 by Caryn Bailey
After many months of designing and redesigning, my site is complete (well...almost!). There are definitely some kinks to iron out...like the fact that my email was down for most of the day (if you've emailed me at all today, I likely didn't get it. Would love to have you re-email me if possible). So please, if you can, bear with me as I put the finishing touches o... Read More »
Published on Wednesday, May 26, 2010 by Caryn Bailey
I just spent the last hour or so going through press releases and PR inquiries for product reviews. And after speaking to Jocelyn in Arizona last month, I have been thinking about how I might offer you (my readers) opportunities to develop relationships with companies.
If you're a regular reader of my blog, then you know what to expect when you see a product revi... Read More »
Published on Tuesday, March 30, 2010 by Caryn Bailey
Writing, for me, is a passion...and outlet of sorts for a bit of creative expression and unleashing of the thoughts and feelings I can't verbally express. When I'm struggling with the frustration of how to deal with my toddler's strong will and independence...or how to comfort a friend who's world was turned upside down just a few weeks ago by life...or how to chang... Read More »
Published on Friday, March 26, 2010 by Caryn Bailey
This giveaway is now closed. Congrats to the winners Carol #13 and Amanda #18!
Two years ago, when I started my blog (on blogspot), I had no idea that it would evolve into the site it is today. I started a blog to keep my family members across the country in the know and up to date with the happenings of our family. I had no idea I would meet celebrities or serve... Read More »
Published on Wednesday, January 13, 2010 by Caryn Bailey
In just a few short weeks, Rockin' Mama is going to have a brand new look! I'm so excited about 2010 and I hope you'll join me again for another great year. Here's a little summary of what I'm doing in 2010:
I've just signed on to be a Buzzmama...which basically means I get to tell you all about Mabel's Labels, a company I've been working with for a long time n... Read More »
Published on Wednesday, December 2, 2009 by Caryn Bailey
I recently wrote about the importance of relationship-building when working with public relations representatives. And just like any relationship, growth and development occur when that relationship becomes face-to-face, rather than simply via email or even phone conversation. It would be impossible for you or I to meet every single company and their representativ... Read More »
Published on Friday, November 27, 2009 by Caryn Bailey
This is a post I've been wanting to write for a long time. And I do want to start by saying that I, in no way, claim to be an expert on public relations, marketing, or blogging. What I do have experience with, is people. If you've read my bio, then you know I'm an RN. So why is a mom who works in the healthcare industry writing about public relations and mar... Read More »
Published on Sunday, November 22, 2009 by Caryn Bailey
Image Courtesy of Jason Rogers Fotographie
Sundays at the Baileys:
Go to church
Sundays are my lazy days. These are the days I spend resting up for the week ahead.
I'm not a meme person (you've probably gathered that already). It's not that I don't like memes per se. It's that I... Read More »
Published on Sunday, October 18, 2009 by Caryn Bailey
Every week, Shannon from The Mommy Files, highlights a blogger for her Featured Blogger Friday series! I love the opportunity to get to know bloggers on a more personal level...to find out why they blog, to glean blogging wisdom... It's a popular weekly feature and I was so excited that she asked to feature ME this week *blushing*. If you want to know all abou... Read More »
Published on Friday, August 14, 2009 by Caryn Bailey
In a little over one week, we'll finally know whether our little baby will be wearing pink or blue! I am so excited. I'm finally starting to feel regular kicks (at night of course) and the nausea is mostly gone. I am still getting migraines, but otherwise, I feel good. I definitely find that I have more energy, which is good for all three four of us. If ... Read More »
Published on Thursday, July 30, 2009 by Caryn Bailey
Whew...I'm exhausted. I've been home for over about 24 hours, and to be honest, I've been a little distracted with my sweet little boy who I missed terribly. So much so that I ended up bawling on Saturday night at BowlHer as I was talking to a rep from Pepperidge Farm (I am so sorry and I can't remember your name!). But those tears of homesickness and remorse ov... Read More »
Published on Wednesday, July 22, 2009 by Caryn Bailey
Tomorrow morning, I leave for Chicago with a plane full of Los Angeles bloggers bound for the largest women's blogging conference ever. As I sit here, typing this, my little boy lies sleeping next to me. He's been sick...nothing major...nothing we needed to take him in for...just not feeling well. And my excitement is clouded just a bit since I am leaving him fo... Read More »
Published on Wednesday, July 8, 2009 by Caryn Bailey
I am really enjoying the comments I've already received. Thank you so much for your input! One of the questions posed was whether or not extra entries would be given for things that have already been done on current giveaways. The answer is yes. Nothing has been changed as of yet. There are only two giveaways (specifically for the $50 Visa cards) that are not ... Read More »
Published on Sunday, June 14, 2009 by Caryn Bailey
When I first started my blog (on blogspot almost 2 years ago), I really had no idea what direction I was heading. One thing was certain...blogs helped me get through my 5 months of bedrest and I loved the community I found through them. I also wanted some way to keep my family in the loop with their first grandchild. So, since it seemed like the "thing to do," I s... Read More »