I Got Myself a J-O-B!

Well, actually two…

After my friend Ameena was featured here for Monster Mommy Moments, I really started thinking about going back to work…so much so that I called my old boss and asked if I could consult for him again (my background is in Human Resources, and I started to consult after Ethan was born).

Then I started thinking….what if I could somehow figure out a way to get paid to do the things I love? Blogging, social media, writing…wouldn’t that be awesome? A dream job? If only I could figure out how to do that…

And sometimes, pieces fall into place and opportunities fall right into your lap. Which is what happened to me! I was talking to a friend of mine and she was telling me about her new job with a company that helped businesses get into social media to help grow their clients and profits. I mentioned my blog and my addiction to Twitter, and she asked if I’d maybe be interested in working with them. And before I knew it, I started doing part time social media consulting!

A couple of weeks later, I applied for a position as a celebrity blogger with Babble.com’s Celebrity Parenting blog: Famecrawler…and I found out last week that I got it! As of today, I’m a Celebrity Blogger!

I’m really excited about the new opportunities that I’ve been given, and I’m looking forward to working again.
Of course, my blog is my first love, and I’ll still be around…I’d miss you all too much if I couldn’t blog and read blogs everyday!
You’ll probably see me tweeting a lot about my new gig, and I hope if you have a chance, you can pop over to Famecrawler and show my posts some love…I’d really appreciate it!

And so it goes…


  1. Yay, Nat!! I'm so psyched for you! And you'll be great at the babble....cool!
  2. Mommy Needs a Vacation says:
    Wahooo!! Look at you go girl! So psyched for you!
  3. Hi Natalie! I just found your blog via Jen from Buried with Children. I have a four year old boy and two year old twin girls (so snap!). Congrats on winning such a fabulous job. I will be sure to hop over to Famecrawler to check out your posts there and in the meantime I will start working my way through your archives.
  4. By Word of Mouth Musings says:
    If anyone can pull this off - you can!
    Congrats Natalie, all your hard work paid off ... enjoy :)
  5. That. is. awesome! Congrats.
  6. So Who Is The Crayon Wrangler? says:
    WHHHHHHHHOOOOOOOOOOHHHHHHHOOOOOOOOOOOO!! (that was me being excited for you if you couldn't tell!)
    Congratulations ~ you've had this coming for a while!
  7. Congratulations!!
  8. Sippy Cup Mom says:
    Congratulations! That is so awesome!
  9. Congratulations! Getting paid to blog is like hitting the jackpot :)
  10. So awesome Natalie! You are perfect for the job. Congrats! *doing a happy dance*
  11. Nice work! So glad you found something you'll love!
  12. Yay! A big congrats to you. It sounds perfect. And $$$ too! Awesome.
  13. Congratulations, Natalie! It's fantastic when things fall into place -- but if you aren't prepared for opportunity, you won't recognize it at the door. You, my dear, have been totally prepared for this good fortune for years and they saw it. You got it because you deserve and not because of luck! Now, fly!
  14. Doll Clothes Gal Pal says:
    Yey! Congratulation dear! :)
  15. Wow, congratulations!
  16. That is sooooo awesome! Of course, you'll have to pimp yourself out on this blog so we can all read!

    I want a writing job...my goal for February!
  17. Congratulations! How exciting that you found something you will love. I will check out the new site when I find a minute (ok, steal a minute) from these crazy kids :)
  18. The Activity Mom says:
    SO exciting! Love how that fell into place for you!
  19. Congratulations!! I didn't realize your background was in HR! I work in HR.
  20. I'm so happy for you, Natalie. You deserve so many wonderful things!
    I'll be stalking you over on Famecrawler!
  21. Making It Work Mom says:
    Congratulations. Can't wait to read the dirt.
  22. FANTASTIC!!! This is what I'd like to get into as well. Good luck, I'll definitely stop by to check it out. LOVE celebrity blogging :)
  23. Funky Mama Bird says:
    Congratulations! You are the queen of Social media, after all so it is only fitting. =)
  24. WTH am I Doing? says:
    Congrats! How exciting for you!! :)
  25. Mrs.Mayhem says:
    Congrats! That is awesome!
  26. Congratulations! That's my dream job - I'm jealous!
  27. That's awesome! Congrats! I hope one day to actually be paid to write. All in due time!
  28. congrats!!!!! very awesome!!
  29. I've been wondering when you were going to make the announcement! :)
  30. Nobody deserves it more than you, girl! Congratulations! I'll be followin' along!
  31. Natalie - you are awesome! I am so excited for you and I can't wait to check out your articles. You are an fabulous writer and they are lucky to have you. :)
  32. Look at you taking over the world! Woohoo!!
  33. Congratulations!
  34. Sluiter Nation says:
    hooray!!! congrats on your new gig(s)!!! i'm all proud over here!
  35. Congrats! :)
  36. Good for you!

    Look at you working hard for the money!
  37. That's awesome! I love reading Shell's posts over there and will now forward to yours as well!

    Sidenote: I need to find Ameena's post again, she's commented a couple times on my blog but had no link and I couldn't figure out how to find her...let the stalking commence!
  38. Yay for you!! What wonderful opportunities. Congratulations and good luck with both.

    P.S. Know if either companies are still hiring? :)
  39. Yeah !!! Congratulations Celebrity Blogger... You totally deserve it.
  40. Kristin @ Peace, Love and Muesli says:
    That's great Natalie, congratulations.
  41. What a great gig! Congratulations!
  42. congrats! sounds like a dream job :) i'm embarrassed to think i tried to give you blogging help when you first started, you're such a pro!
  43. Ack! Sorry I'm just making it over here today. Congrats, my friend! VERY happy for you!! xo
  44. Domestic Diva says:
    Congrats!! Good luck!
  45. Congrats! You're living the dream.
  46. The Twin Spin says:
    That's fantastic! Congrats!
  47. wow congrats!!! Best of luck to you!
  48. Oh, wow! You are going to be crazy busy!
  49. purseblogger says:
    Congratulations girl! That all sounds really fun. :)
  50. slightlyoffbalanceblog.com says:
    Super exciting! Congrats!
  51. Booyah's Momma says:
    Hooray for you! Sounds like the perfect job for you. The link's not working now, but I'll be sure to check it out later... sounds like a great gig.
  52. Soge shirts says:
    So happy for you Natalie. You have worked so hard to build a social media presence. You will do great over at Babble.
  53. The Mommyologist says:
    Welcome aboard, my friend! Happy to have you!
  54. Dolli-Mama says:
    That is very exciting! Congratulations!
  55. The Empress says:
    Getting paid to blog!

    Living the dream, girl!
  56. Yay!! You're so going to rock it!!
  57. Congratulations!!! Very exciting stuff, looking forward to reading your posts.
  58. Organic Motherhood with Cool Whip says:
    Wow, Nat! That is so incredibly exciting!!! I'm so excited for you. Gotta run over and check it out!