Kate Gosselin & me

For those of you visiting my blog for the first time today via the link where I am quoted in the LA Times on Kate Gosselin, welcome. Feel free to stick around, sign up for my RSS feed, or follow my blogging on Facebook or Twitter.

I also wanted to point out a couple of things. First of all, the reason the reporter contacted me is because I’ve written about the Gosselin show several times at (the world’s best parenting site) Babble.com, where I am a featured blogger. I’ve written about the show both in a few blog posts and also in a recent essay about how Jon & Kate Plus 8 is the first reality show reflecting the new pop culture norms of the “mommyblog age.”

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I also want to add that having been through a divorce with kids myself, I know first hand that in a time when you are hurting and things are raw and you are worried about money, it’s easy to say too much about things you later wish you had kept to yourself. I made some mistakes myself. So I can say that my quote in the LAT story today was one that came from personal experience (and I think I mentioned that in the interview; it just didn’t make it into the final piece)

Last, as part of my work as Director of Digital & Social Media for Ackermann PR, I consult with companies (including some of the country’s best known brands) about how to better connect in a creative, authentic way with mothers in general, as well as with very particular segments of the mom market. I have a great deal of professional experience in this specific area of online strategy, and as a mother of four children myself – ranging in age from 2 to 18 years old – I’m passionate about it. So if your organization or business is interested in talking with me about what I do and how I do it, shoot me an email at katie.granju@gmail.com or at kgranju@ackermannpr.com. I’d love to chat with you about your needs and how my work can help to meet them.

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