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. Honors include being named the #1 “Moms Lifestyle Site” by analytics powerhouse Quantcast and among the best lifestyle sites for moms by Feedspot. 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 written for Working Mother, created branded content for Scary Mommy, and 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 over a copious amount of wine.
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.
If you’re interested in advertising, writing for The Mom Beat or just saying “yo,” feel free to e-mail Candy at Candy[at]themombeat[dot]com.