A Day in the Life at CBB: Ciaran tells us about her day in the life as a CBB fashion/gear writer

04/24/2008 at 07:45 AM ET

Continuing in our series of A Day in the Life at CBB, Ciaran, our Senior Fashion/Gear Contributor, shares what she does.

Mybeachtest This morning I got up at 6 am and checked my email while breastfeeding. I then made some changes to a post I was working on. As a mom of four without full-time help or a nanny, I have to get my writing done in short bursts, throughout the day. This means answering a query from my iPhone, while waiting for my daughters in a school parking lot, product testing at the beach while entertaining the troops (see picture at left!), and thinking about my next story in the grocery aisle. This morning it meant I was writing on my laptop in the bathroom while my three year old took a little time out for a leisurely poop. Yes, I am serious – I’ll spare you and my son the images though.

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Since my littlest baby was born a little over a month ago I havelonged for a "typical day", much as I have longed for sleep. Theclosest I have come in recent memory of a day where I did not have toexpect the unexpected, was during my extended bedrest. It was ablessing and a curse to be able/forced to stay in one place, for morethan twenty minutes. I do find that I do my best writing in themorning, in bed actually! Getting back to a schedule where I havededicated work hours every morning is my goal. I took this shot of mybellyscape about two months ago. This was my view while writing forCBB, for many long months!

Mydesk_2In the interest of being professional, I’m currently trying toreorganize my desk. But it’s mainly become a dumping ground for samplesI am going to write about and things I am looking at for inspiration.On my desk right now is the Healthy Child Healthy World book by Christopher Gavigan and The Hot Mom to be Handbook: Womb with a Viewby Jessica Denay (I got quoted – hurray!) and assorted c-sectionrecovery aids. I’ve also got some assorted organic baby toys, aJoyaBaby diaper clutch and some cloth diapers I cannot wait to test.

Although we recently renovated and created a dedicated home office,I still tend to write mostly on my laptop, and at all hours and places.It follows me to the kitchen counter, to the couch, to bed at night andto our enclosed courtyard when the kids are playing outside. When Ireally need some alone time I take the show on the road to our localStarbucks. It’s a perfect place to write as I often see actual (realityTV) celebrities there!

Check out some of Ciaran’s posts (as you can tell, she loves strollers):


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Amy on

Totally sounds like one of my days! Cracking up about the laptop in the bathroom…been there many times! You do what you gotta do!

ang on

i work best in the morning too-no kids tho, just a hungry cat who sits and stares at me til i feed her.

nona on

Looks like four kids is a lot, you have to have name tags on their stroller to remember who is who! 😉

Debbie on

I love the belly view! It reminds me of the belly view I had when I was pregnant with Emi sitting behind a steering wheel. There was no wiggle room for me at all! Keep up the good work! You are one amazing mama!