I’ve been blogging here since March of 2004. I’ve always been a writer, and writing the first person narrative that is blogging – what I fondly like to call “narcissistic navel gazing” but most prefer to call it memoir – is where the words really starting to sing for me.
Since then, the world of social media has gone crazy, and I’m up to my neck in it – personally and professionally. I’m well known for my raw tone and humor on Twitter as @CecilyK, and my posts about social media and moms on MomCrunch for Babble and I have my own column called The Uppercase Lowdown on Babble Voices (I also enjoy contributing to Babble Pets as well).
I live in the Philadelphia area, am happily married, am mom to a fierce and amazing daughter, and have occasionally been called a bad ass. I currently work with AboutOne doing Social Media and Content Strategy. I was named by Babble as one of the Top 100 Mom Bloggers in 2011 (and Top 50 Twitter Moms in 2010).
HOW WE GOT HERE
My husband Charlie and I have been together since 1992, and have been sober since December 21st of 1995. My husband, also a writer, can be found blogging here, and has found a great space to highlight his quips and observations here. He’s also become well known for his project called Everyone Has A Name, photographs and stories from the homeless of Philadelphia.
After many years, we finally decided to start a family. We spent four years trying to get pregnant. We finally got pregnant with our first IVF with ICSII cycle in 2004, after much ado, only to lose our twins boys (and nearly me) at nearly six months gestation to severe preeclampsia. We did a medical termination of that pregnancy to save my life and preserve my health.
In October of 2005, I got pregnant again (via frozen embryo transfer) with a single child. Victoria Anne Sarah was born on June 7, 2006 via emergency c-section because of a placenta abruption. We are pretty thrilled with her, and do not plan on trying pregnancy again.
Want to know even more about me?
The long, long story of how Charlie and I got together.
The saga of losing my sons starts here.
A good post that outlines my unusual spirituality.
A post about why I got sober.