About The Mom Beat

The Mom Beat is a lifestyle, entertainment and humor site for moms discussing parenthood, pregnancy, family, pop culture, news, food, home decor, funny pictures and videos, and gems we find ’round the Web.  We also sell merchandise for moms and moms-to-be and — coming soon! — humorous guides to pregnancy and motherhood.


Candy Kirby is the founder, publisher and chief waste management technician for The Mom Beat.  Prior to launching The Mom Beat, Candy was a professional job hopper in Corporate America, having worked at several top public relations agencies in New York City, as well as in brand management for the Fortune 50 Company, Boeing, in Seal Beach, Calif. She then took the next logical step in her marketing career to become a staff writer for the CBS daytime drama, “The Bold and the Beautiful,” where she penned many scripts featuring prolonged heated stares and countless “Who’s the Daddy?” story lines. However, nothing on television could rival the rich material mined from everyday family life, so Candy decided to launch a parenting site featuring stuff her cats think is blog-worthy.  She also has since been a humor columnist for Disney’s BabyZone, Nickelodeon’s NickMom, HelloGiggles, eHow and Redbook, where her article titled “10 Things Never to Say to a Stay-at-Home Mom” (written before there were a million similar posts) was discussed by none other than Kathie Lee and Hoda.

Candy has a Master of Science degree from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism, just outside of Chicago. Born and raised in another major city, Mechanicsburg, Pa., Candy now resides in Los Angeles with Mr. Candy, their two young children and three ridiculously fluffy cats, Lucy, Lola and Larry.

Yes, Candy is her real name. No, she has never been a stripper, prostitute or Scottish Terrier. Can’t believe everything you see in the movies, people. Except that all telephone numbers begin with the digits 555. That’s true.

Candy loves to hear from readers. Feel free to e-mail her at Candy[at]themombeat[dot]com or call The Mom beat hotline at 555-4321.

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