Barista Kids: A Blog is Born

Monday, Mar 09, 2009 11:53am  |  COMMENTS (6)

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As some of you know, I’m Kristen Kemp, and I started a cheesy little blog called last year.

You may have noticed that MontclairKids has moved. When I was invited to park my site over at Baristanet, I started packing my virtual bags. Baristanet is the destination for local online news and commentary. Now we’re partners. See us all sharing tea sans vodka, left. We collaborated on a new name and came up with Barista Kids.

When I stop pinching myself, I will admit I’m a little nervous.

My hyperlocal mommy blog has suddenly become more real. My website is the same, only better. I hope to help city parents make the
transition to the suburbs because I was lonely when my family moved here 3
years ago. And for those of us who are already here, Barista Kids will
guide you through suburban family survival.

I have three kids ages 3 and under. We survive thanks to local people and places. We try not to take topics–from kindergarten choices to Elmo tickets–so seriously. This isn’t NPR or CNN. But it is a blog run by me, a longtime women’s magazine writer, children’s book author and mommy blogger.

Barista Kids is assisted by Georgette Gilmore, local mom and Upcoming Events editor. She’s lived here longer, and she’s been a parent to two children longer. I listen to her.

So hallujiah and amen. Barista Kids was officially reborn last Monday, March 2.

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  1. POSTED BY Katie  |  March 09, 2009 @ 4:30 pm

    What a bunch of hot broads.
    Congrats to Baristanet!

  2. POSTED BY profwilliams  |  March 09, 2009 @ 5:30 pm

    (Katie you read my mind…..)
    How many hot Baristamoms does it take to start a blog?
    6 of them
    2 months each
    I smell a BARISTACHALENDAR!!!!!!

  3. POSTED BY Katie  |  March 09, 2009 @ 6:40 pm

    How about that real good looking one with the long curly hair, meeeeowww!

  4. POSTED BY Kristen Kemp  |  March 09, 2009 @ 8:54 pm

    So Katie, When do you want to start on Barista Pets?

  5. POSTED BY Katie  |  March 09, 2009 @ 10:29 pm

    Mister (my chihuahua) is writing his first Barista Pets blog post right now…

  6. POSTED BY Annette Batson  |  March 10, 2009 @ 2:06 pm

    Welcome to the family, Kristen and Georgette. Next time, we’ll have vodka.

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