Today we start a new section in this blog, and I premiere outside of Para el Bebé interviewing other bloggers and friends of mine, women whom I admire and from whom I learn a lot with each of their posts. We started these interviews with Clara, mother of two and expert in Communication and Social Networks.
Blog: Cinnamon Bag
Name: Clara Castro Quesada
Sons and daughters and ages: Juan (5 years old) and Jimena (3 years old)
How did you start your blog? Why did you start it, when?
Professionally I work in a communication agency where I advise companies to project the best image of a brand, product or manager, both in the media and on social networks. When I was a mother I had the need to unite my two worlds, the professional and the personal, that's how cinnamon bag was born.
What is the secret of success? It depends on what is meant by success. For me it is to be able to dedicate myself to what I like while I enjoy time with my family. My blog allows me both, so imagine how successful I am! 😉
What topics do you not like to talk about and which are your favorites?
I talk about a lot of things from my day to day, especially those products and experiences that have enchanted me or my family, in addition to my concerns. However, I especially enjoy children's fashion, recipes, decoration and animated films (the latter drives me crazy)
What do you think about Social Networks? Have they helped the blog?
Social networks are today a fundamental tool for global communication. With them, companies have achieved something they did not have before: being able to communicate with their public directly and know their opinion, yes, both for better and for worse. Thus, for professionals as well as for users, an infinite world of possibilities has opened up: communicating with family or friends, learning about their idols or making an immediate complaint about a service.
In the case of blogs, social networks are a fundamental part of having a relationship with readers and knowing their reflections on what we write, at least in my case. What's more, I consider that a blog without active social networks does not make sense.
Tell me 3 products that have saved your life in raising your children.
Well, all of a sudden I can think of three that I don't know if they have saved my life, but we have used these three so much that I not only recommend them to everyone but I usually give them away.
Trunki suitcases: At home we travel a lot with the children since they were practically born. These suitcases have saved our lives more than once at some station or airport. They are compact, have a capacity similar to the Mary Poppins bag and the design is more than great. The best? Children can climb on them and run in the endless waits or pull them to carry them without getting tired, can you ask for more? http://www.saquitodecanela.com/maletas-para-ninos-trunki/
The LifeFactory glass bottles: At home, long ago we gave up on reusing plastic bottles due to its harmful consequences. We have tried many bottles at home but these are my favorites because of their strength, design, size and price.http://www.saquitodecanela.com/botellas-de-agua-lifefactory/
The Wubbanub plush pacifier: When Jimena was little, a friend gave us one and the girl didn't want to let it go! Now we remove the teat and it is one more teddy at home but it saved us on many occasions from Jimena crying without consolation. We couldn't forget it at home. http://www.saquitodecanela.com/chupete-peluche-wubbanub/
A tip for future parents.
I don't usually like to give advice since each situation, family and children are different but I do like to recommend that you enjoy the moment with intensity because it happens so fast that we later want to go back.