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Gigi Ross
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Attended DePaul University College of Law
Lives in san diego, ca
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Writer. Editor. Content Creator. Social Media Consultant. Blogger Outreach Specialist. Community Manager.
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  • Self-Employed
    Social Media Consultant, 2010 - present
    I manage communities, create content,define, develop and execute blogger outreach programs, and set editorial direction for my clients' online properties. My current client is Johnson & Johnson's Corporate Communications team. I have also worked with many startups and small businesses whose primary demographic is moms.
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san diego, ca
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chicago - scottsdale - ladera ranch - san francisco - matteson, IL - mountain view, ca - austin, tx - laguna niguel, ca
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Lifestyle blogger. Story teller. Social media geek. Harried mom & wife.
Introduction
I''m a lifestyle blogger and mom of 2 hailing from San Diego. I write about parenting (tweens, yikes!), food, technology and social media, pop culture, travel and more at my blog, KludgyMom.

You can also catch me on Pinterest, YouTube, Facebook and Twitter.  

My blogging mantra is "pay it forward." My blog is chock full of tips, ideas and resources on how to be a better blogger. I really enjoy sharing my knowledge.

 My roots in all things Internet goes back to 1997. I'veI worked for Fortune 500 companies like Novell and Intuit, managing their first-generation e-commerce businesses. By 2002, I was actively participating in and managing online communities for moms such as the Hestia Lounge, a bulletin board/forum community for women across the globe.

I delved into blogging in 2008 and I've never looked back!

I've totally enjoyed speaking at blogging conferences on such topics as kickstarting a freelance career and writing sponsored posts. I've worked with many brands on ambassadorships or sponsored campaigns, such as Method, Microsoft, Campbell's Soup, Chrysler, HP, Carnival Cruise Lines, Gymboree, and others. I''m also delighted to have been a member of the Austin cast of Listen To Your Mother in 2011.

Blogging catapulted me into a full-time career in social media, where I handle content creation and curation, strategy, editorial work, freelance writing, community management, and blogger outreach programs for startups, small businesses and large corporations.

Some of my most popular articles on blogging include:


and some of my most popular posts on parenting are:


Bragging rights
I am a charter member of match.com with username "girlnextdoor." I've had my writing published by the United Nations. I'm probably too old to love social media as much as I do, but I don't care. I can't swim or do a cartwheel.
Education
  • DePaul University College of Law
    J.D., 1990 - 1993
  • Millikin University
    Political Science, 1986 - 1990
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MOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOMMMMMYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY, Georgann Grabiec

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Easy to spread some #MothersDay love - watch the adorable video, activate a donation to Save the Children, up to $50,000.
 
Spread a little good today! Join JOHNSON'S® Baby in celebrating Mother's Day by reminding moms everywhere that they're doing OK! For every view of the "You're Doing OK, Mom" video between now and Mother's Day, JOHNSON'S® Baby will donate $1 to Save the Children®, up to $50,000. VIEW the video here and help spread the word.

You're Doing OK, Mom! | JOHNSON'S® Baby Commercial

#MothersDay #JNJ
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very fantastic
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In case you missed it, last week #ontheblog shared some Easter memories and a fab brunch recipe created by my favorite chef.

http://bit.ly/1lOX2bV

#ad #oreidahashbrown   #shop   #cbias #paleo #glutenfree #recipeoftheday  
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I need a sponsor to my future
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Ice Cream Sandwich Cake!
This is so much fun and so easy to make! A great kid and adult-friendly recipe. Ice cream sandwiches make up the cake layers, held together by a chocolate cream filling and frosted with vanilla whip. My version is #dairyfree  and #vegan  to boot, with banana split "cake" layers! Recipe: http://www.godairyfree.org/recipes/vegan-ice-cream-sandwich-cake
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Yummo!
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Yum...wish I could make these today.
 
Triple Berry Tarts

http://clubnarwhal.blogspot.com/2014/04/Easy-Berry-Fruit-Tarts.html

"Nothing says spring more than sunshine, tulips, and these lightly sweet, endlessly delectable Triple Berry Tarts with white chocolate shell." by +Amy Lee Scott 

#DIY   #recipeoftheday   #dessert   #berries   #whimsywednesdays  
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Wow! That looks delicious! 
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This has got me convinced that I need to take the plunge to go camping with the family! Any other tips I need to know? #camping
 
"Camping gives you the gift of authentic, engaged moments with your family." - J&J dad Brandon says that it's time to skip the excuses, ditch the electronics and try camping with the kids!
http://jnjparents.com/content/camping-with-kids/

#Camping #Family #Parenting #CampingwithKids
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Oh you have kids how cool. Nice to meet you. Gigi you seems very nice. Which I can tell from here :)
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What's the FIRST thing you should do if your kid is being cyberbullied? *ANSWER: it's *not calling the other kid's parents. 

I'm pretty tech savvy and I learned a ton doing this article with author Tyler Cohen Wood.

http://www.jnjparents.com/content/7-things-every-parent-should-know-about-keeping-kids-safe-online

#cyberbullying   #onlinesafety   #parenting  
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1.Parents have to establish trust in order for their children to talk to them.
2. Parents need to guide their children in defending them selves emotionally, mentally, and physically.
3. Parents should document the abuse with technology and file charges.
The educational system does not have to listen to you.
In addition, you do not have to grim and bear it.
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Where I'll be in 7 days? #maui. Love this photo from +Watchyou2008
 
The Nakalele blowhole in northwest Maui, Hawaii
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Jealous!
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This is super cute (and has a good message)!



(Disclosure: I'm an employee of +Johnson & Johnson .)
 
How does the chicken cross the road? Our friends at Safe Kids USA put a modern twist on a familiar joke - with a message about safety. See How the Chicken Crosses the Road

#safety #parenting #safekids
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I didnt like the music. . . sounded like
Gangster music...go rape
Kill your parents
Steal.
.... . . . .Actually... i read a book when i walk
....picked up habit in medical school
I am a learning machine
. . . . It is all about learning
.....Rabbi Rosen said...Never waste time...always study.

Listening to music all day long
is narcissistic...self-indulgent....leads to playing basketball all day long...not study ing
and to selling illegal drugs.

Thank You for writing on kids
And family
...i think you had a post on tents and camping

I think you live in San diego
You are lucky

Sacramento is boring

Want to move to NYC

Greg

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Does being an older mom change your perspective? +Melissa Swedoski  says it does.

http://www.kludgymom.com/the-perspective-of-being-an-older-mom/

#parenting  
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That is your daughter shes so beautiful

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I think this is gonna be +Jason Mraz 's next I'm Yours. This has huge pop single written all over it. #loveit   #jasonandjane  
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Saw him 2 nights ago acoustic. Incredible show. The new album should be great.
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