My Disclosure

When I first started this blog I was emailed by a local blogger advising me that I should consider disclosing on this blog that at the time I happened to work for an organization whose responsibility it is to promote Cleveland…so, I did.   (Please note, I am not responsible for writing copy for the organization, so excuse any grammatical errors I may make).  I think it was good advice coming from this person, and thank them for making the effort to contact me.  More specifically however, I am going to disclose the following details as well, that I shared in my response.  I believe it informs as to my motivation behind starting a blog, behind trying to remain even remotely anonymous and the degree to which my work influenced my blog.

I initially did have on my About Me page that I worked for X company, then I chose to remove it because, I didn’t want anyone to feel as though anything I said was representative of the organization I work for. It was also an attempt at remaining somewhat anonymous until I really knew what direction I wanted to take the blog. Also, the blog was initially a test run to try out the world of blogging, look at what ideas seemed to work, and be able to apply my experience to work, as I believe the best way to become an expert at your job is to dive in and try. Likewise with the Twitter account as well as being registered on BlogHer. But I suppose that in this world and in this business it is difficult to remain anonymous especially when I sign off using my own first name. 🙂

Anyhow, I am not paid for doing the Cleveland Mom blog, nor I am paid for anything I write on the blog. Everything I post or the places I go are places I choose to go and I pay my own way and everything I write I have a personal interest in. As an ongoing thing personally, I wanted to do it as a way to stay connected in the world of the web as I am sure that someday I may decide to leave work and focus more on raising a family/serving at church/venturing out on my own because we never do know what the future holds for us.

The links in my sidebar are just random places I’ve stumbled across as I was starting my blog, and chose to link to them because I felt they related to the topic of being a Cleveland mom.

As it relates to my work, the greatest influence my work may have on what I write is that one of the objectives of my work is to be informed of what great things there are to do around Cleveland. Many full-time moms and full-time workers and those who do both full-time don’t have time to find something fun to do or think of somewhere different to eat. As a part of my work, I’m signed up for updates of plenty to do around town, have press releases streaming through my inbox and have the luxury of updating a website whose purpose is to promote these kinds of things, so I have a constant stream of new ideas coming in.

That was the gist of my response. My work did not ask me to start this blog, though I did inform my boss that I was going to start one of my own personal interest and education in the world of blogging and the boss supported my decision. And now, I enjoy writing about and disseminating information that I think might be helpful to those navigating the waters of being a mom, or a Clevelander, a woman, an employee or all of the above! Above all, I try not to take myself too seriously, so I hope that anyone reading this doesn’t take me too seriously either, because life’s really too short.  🙂

*Note: A few months after writing this page, I have resigned from the cubicle life and am now a SAHM, though I may periodically do a guest blog here and there.

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11 Responses

  1. I think it is great that you want to help busy moms! Moms need the quick easy advice and ideas on many topics on a daily basis. Exactly what your blog provides! For whatever reasons you choose to do it your company and the moms in Cleveland should give you a gold star!

    Joani Reisen
    Co Founder
    momspace.com

  2. I couldn’t find any other way to contact you but to leave a message here. Could you please email me? I’d like you to write a guest post on our site’s new blog. Thanks.

  3. Hi,

    As you may know, flu shots are available without an appointment at more than 500 MinuteClinic locations and during flu shot clinic events in select CVS/pharmacy stores nationwide. With all the recent news about the flu vaccine – its effectiveness among the elderly – and the CDC’s recommendations to have children 6 months and older vaccinated – we wanted to invite you to visit one of our scheduled CVS/pharmacy flu shot clinics taking place in the Cleveland area for a free flu shot. Bloggers in California recently received free flu shots at the California Governor’s Conference and created some interesting content for their blogs. See example here: http://svmomblog.typepad.com/la_moms_blog/2008/10/cvs-flu-shots-a.html.

    Consumers can call 1-888-FLU-SHOT or go to http://www.cvs.com where a list of flu shot clinics is available. Flu shots at CVS/pharmacy and MinuteClinic locations are $30 and may be covered by insurance.

    Below is a list of upcoming local flu clinics. Please let me know if you’re interested in popping into a clinic near you for your free flu shot!

    Best,
    Anne Moulin
    For CVS/pharmacy & MinuteClinic
    617-520-7126

    36008 Detroit Ave Avon (440) 937-4027 11/12/2008: 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

    212 West Bagley Road Berea (440) 243-6676 11/05/2008: 3:00 PM – 7:00 PM

    1451 Som Center Rd Mayfield Heights (440) 442-1484 11/04/2008: 3:00 PM – 7:00 PM

    5901 Mayfield Rd. Mayfield Heights (440) 646-1555 11/05/2008: 3:00 PM – 7:00 PM

    27713 Lorain Rd. North Olmsted (440) 716-5166 11/10/2008: 3:00 PM – 7:00 PM

    10380 Northfield Road Northfield (330) 468-0132 11/08/2008: 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

    17075 Chagrin Blvd Shaker Heights (216) 921-1288 11/05/2008: 3:00 PM – 7:00 PM

    33840 Aurora Rd. Solon (440) 248-5907 11/06/2008: 3:00 PM – 7:00 PM

    4460 Mayfield Rd. South Euclid (216) 382-6780 11/04/2008: 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

    22909 Emery Road Warrensville Heights (216) 518-3551 11/14/2008: 3:00 PM – 7:00 PM

  4. Camp Jam Ready Set Rock Tour!

    3/28/2009 3:00 Cleveland
    Sam Ash
    5700 Mayfield Rd
    Cleveland, OH 44124

    3/28/2009 11:30
    Geaugan
    131 Wilson Mills Rd
    Chardon, OH 44024

    Camp Jam’s Ready Set ROCK! Tour is a free, interactive music event that includes a “My Mom Rocks” Karaoke Contest, where moms are invited to battle it out with a live backing band for the chance to win a free week at Camp Jam’s Rock ‘N’ Roll Summer Day Camp for their son or daughter plus a $100 Spa Gift Certificate, and a Rock Solo Contest for young rockers, ages 7 to 17 who are invited to come down, plug in and play their best 30-second rock solo for a chance to win a free week to Camp Jam’s Rock ‘N’ Roll Summer Day Camp and a $100 music store gift card. 

    Visit Campjam.com or call 1-800-513-0930 to secure a time slot in the contest. Walk-ups are welcome .

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  9. Remington College-Cleveland Campus will offer complimentary back-to-school haircuts for children this summer. The Cuts for Kids event will begin on Monday, July 26 and run for two weeks.

    Parents can bring in children ages 17 and under for a complimentary haircut provided by instructors and students in the Remington College-Cleveland Campus cosmetology school.

    Last year the campus provided more than 160 complimentary haircuts during the event.

    “Back to school expenses can really add up,” said Patrick Resetar, Remington College-Cleveland Campus President. “Cuts for Kids is a way for us to help parents save some money and help kids look and feel their best when they go back to school.”

    The Cuts for Kids event runs from Monday, July 26 through Saturday, August 7. Parents can make appointments by calling The Salon at Remington at 216-584-2490 or just walk in. The salon hours are:

    • Tuesday through Thursday: 10:30 am to 2:00 pm
    • Friday: 11:00 am to 2:00 pm
    • Saturday: 10:00 am to 2:00 pm

    Adults who bring a child in for Cuts for Kids will get 50 percent off select services for themselves, including haircuts, styling and nail care. Contact The Salon at Remington for details.

    The Remington College Cosmetology Program teaches students the art of hair, skin and nail care through traditional classroom instruction and hands-on training. Students have the opportunity to work with real clients in a salon-like setting.

    The Salon at Remington is located at 14801 Broadway Avenue in Cleveland.

  10. I am a mom of two new to the area and am selling Thirty-One Gifts … For those that doesn’t already know, it’s a place to get personalized bags, totes, backpacks, purses and all your mommy organization needs at good prices! Let me know if you’d like to host a party 🙂 May customers will get a free all in one organizer for $5 if they spend $31 🙂 and of course there’s awesome host incentives AND for every party booked off of your party you get to choose one of 5 gifts for free! No limits! http://Www.mythirtyone.com/kascia

  11. Munchkins’ Kloset opened a 10,000sf. Children’s resale/boutique in Strongsville,Ohio. Open Mon-Sat 9am-8pm They pay cash for gently used kids stuff your kids out grow. Also they have a large selection of New items. They would love to have you come check them out!! Thanks!!

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