Press

 

Awards

2013

Interactive Media Awards

Babble.com Best in Class “Family”

DisneyBaby.com Best in Class “Family”

 

Webby Awards

Babble.com Family/Parenting Honoree

 

2012

Interactive Media Awards

DisneyBaby.com Best in Class “Family”

Babble.com Outstanding Achievement “Family”

 

Min Best of Web Awards

Spoonful.com Best New Site

 

OMMA

Babble Finalist

 

 

Press

For press inquiries, contact Stephanie Tuck

From Anderson Cooper Live to Fast Company magazine, Babble has been featured in a variety of media outlets. Here are just some of the publications and TV programs buzzing about Babble:

 

CNN
March 4, 2014
Babble bloggers Cecily Kellogg and Miss Lori, and contributor Yolanda Machado, interviewed for article “Would you tell your kids you got high?”

February 14, 2014
BabyZone blogger Lyz Lenz interviewed for article “What your baby knows might freak you out”

October 24, 2013
Babble bloggers Joanna Mazewski, Pilar Clark, Sheri Silver, and Alice Gomstyn quoted in piece about Blackfish and animal parks

September 5, 2013
Ran piece on Babble’s essay about a a couple unhappy with their twins’ birth

July 25, 2013
Babble blogger Lori Garcia quoted in a piece about curbing kids’ TV time

 

Latina magazine
March
Babble Blogger Jeannette Kaplun quoted for the article “A Marriage of Equals.”

 

The Washington Post
February 12, 2014 
Parenting writer Anne Kenderdine included Strawberry-heart hand pies recipe from Babble blogger Macki West in a post about Valentine’s Day food ideas for kids

 

The Steve Harvey Show
February 3, 2014
Babble blogger Krishann Briscoe’s husband, Chris, appeared in a comedic video short declaring his love

 

Good Morning America
January 21, 2014
Babble blogger Tracey Clark appeared with her daughter to discuss the short film Selfie

 

Univison
December 26, 2013
Babble blogger Eliana Tardo talks about her charitable endeavors

 

Babble
December 7, 2013
TV personality Tim Gunn discusses bullying, raising creative boys, and his fandom for Babble in an interview with blogger Dresden Shumaker

 

CBC
November 28, 2013
Babble editor-in-chief Catherine Connors appeared on the program The Current and talked about Goldieblox and marketing to girls

 

Fox News
October 11, 2013
Live Science featured piece on Babble Blogger Claire Goss’ decision to bathe her baby once a week

 

TIME
October 11, 2013
Ran piece on Babble Blogger Claire Goss’ Babble post on bathing her baby once a week

 

ABC News
October 10, 2013
Babble blogger Claire Goss discusses Babble post about bathing her baby once a week

December 20, 2012
Babble editor-in-chief Catherine Connors interviewed about Tony Hawk’s controversial Instagram photo

 

Daily Mail
October 10, 2013
Featured story about Babble Blogger Claire Goss bathing her baby once a week

 

DNAinfo New York
August 9, 2013
Babble blogger Leticia Barr quoted in a piece about educational apps for kids

 

New York Family
July 25, 2013
Babble editor-in-chief Catherine Connors answers 10 questions on Babble’s Giving Birth eBook

 

HLN Raising America
April 26, 2013
Babble’s Best of Blogs Breastfeeding eBook featured

March 22, 2013
Babble editor-in-chief Catherine Connors interviewed on “Mommy Wars”

 

Anderson Cooper Live
March 22, 2013
Babble blogger Carolyn Castiglia featured as blogger of the day

February 5, 2013
Babble blog coordinator Corinne Bagish featured as blogger of the day

 

Forbes
November 26, 2012
Forbes interviews Babble blogger Cassie Boorn about her job at Babble.com and the life of a millienial

 

NY Report
September 5, 2012
Babble co-founder Alisa Volkman featured in “Fierce Women” issue

 

FOX Business
August 10, 2012
Babble editor-in-chief Catherine Connors quoted in a piece about baby names

 

AdWeek
August 1, 2012
Disney Junior’s new block of parenting programming sponsored by Babble

 

Fast Company magazine
May 14, 2012
Babble co-founder Rufus Griscom featured as one of the 100 most creative people in business in 2012

 

Today: Life Inc.
March 8, 2013
Babble editor-in-chief Catherine Connors interviewed about Queen Bees in the workplace

 

Our Bloggers

The Babble staff and all of Disney Interactive Family holds a near and dear relationship with their bloggers. Day in and day out, we collaborate one-on-one with contributors, working to help curate, upload, and edit content. These special relationships are what make Disney Family unique from other media in the blogging niche, and, ultimately, what makes working for our cause all the more rewarding.

The feeling isn’t one-sided. Here are just some of our bloggers’ comments on what it’s like to work with Babble:

Working relationships in general can be weird, but they can be even weirder when you don’t physically work with your colleagues. But even with the faceless and voiceless nature of this job (thumbnail face images and textual “voices” aside), the Babble staff still manages to work their way right into your heart. And they do this by always having your back, always pushing for your blogging success, and always cheering on your own personal journey. As I said in an email to my team at Babble the other day: They’re simply the best! And they really are. —Aela Mass

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Not only is Babble supportive in-house, but they have also been helpful in promoting my blog and social media circle outside of their site. They really get the blogging community and its value, and they genuinely seem to care. —Jan Halverson

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I love that the blogging team knows me, my family, and my personal blog. I was floored when I got an email from an editor saying she’d convinced her book club to read a book I recommended several months earlier on my personal blog. —Janssen Bradshaw

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I’ve been in a public love affair with Babble for years now. Babble has created the ultimate platform to connect parents with awesome content from around the globe. I’m a mother of five who can’t get enough of the thoughtful curation of parenting awesomeness. When I’m in a room full of independent publishers, I never feel alone. I know a Babble blogger is always near! —Rachel Faucett

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I’ve worked with Babble for about four years now, and I have always really appreciated how much the editors value writers’ voices. There are about 22 bazillion blogs out there, but when you’re in the Babble blogger network, you know you’re in a quality group. I’m so proud to be part of the Babble crew and thrilled to be on their Top Blogs list for the third year in a row. Now, would someone please tell my kids they have no right to whine to a Babble Top 100 Mom Blogger?! —Ellen Seidman

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I love that all of the writers within my channel have such a tight relationship with each other — this is totally thanks to the connective energy of our editors, who inspire us daily and push us to go beyond mainstream stories. —Dresden Schumaker

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With Babble, I feel that my ideas are appreciated and that I am free to write about what I like, which makes my posts more heartfelt and genuine. —Denisse Icaza

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I have written for websites all over the Internet and have found my Babble editors to be the absolute cream of the crop. From email responses to my many questions so quick that when they take longer than five minutes to get back to me I wonder if they’re okay, to their constant support on every social media platform I utilize, these editors are the best. I am constantly receiving emails of encouragement and short notes from my editors telling me how much they loved a piece I wrote on the site — and that kind of feedback makes all the difference to someone working from home who doesn’t have a lot of physical interaction with colleagues. On a personal note, when we had a house fire over a year ago the response from the Babble team was unbelievable. Every single day I consider myself the luckiest girl in the world to be able to work with the people at Babble.” —Monica Bielanko

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The editors of Babble seem to have achieved the perfect balance between providing a complete sense of freedom to their writers, while being available for feedback on matters editorial, SEO, and design. The ship sails high in the water. —Thomas and Elizabeth Beller

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Of all the sites I’ve been lucky enough to write for, Babble stands head shoulders above the rest. Sure. They’re this super-successful entity that can afford to compensate their bloggers far better than most, and I’d be lying if I said that didn’t play a part. But my affinity for Babble transcends crass barometers such as money.

Because the lion’s share of it has come through the many and wonderful personal relationships I’ve built with those who work at the “mother ship.” Simply put, they’re fantastic folks; ones who are just as interested in JCO the person as they are JCO the writer.

And it’s that personal interest they’ve shown that has fostered my growth, which, in turn, has led to many new and exciting opportunities. It’s not an overstatement when I tell you that these opportunities would not exist were it not for Babble. As such, they will forever hold a special place in my heart.
John Cave Osborne

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The Babble and Disney Baby staff have this uncanny ability to make us feel as if we’re part of their family. We’re team members, working toward a greater mission, a common good. Whether it’s a friendly email or an Instagram comment, I always feel connected to the editors, fellow writers and colleagues. It’s truly a treat to work with such talented, driven, and creative individuals! —Erin Loechner

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While I have my own blog, I love having the opportunity to write for a large site with such a varied, diverse readership. Not only am I thrilled to be working amongst some of the most talented bloggers in the universe, but I love introducing my content and writing to readers who may have never found me otherwise. I’m proud to have my work appear on such a quality site, and I’m thankful to have the support of the Babble team to make it all possible. —Amy Anderson

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My relationship with Babble and the Disney Interactive team is simply amazing. Not only do I feel respected as a writer and social media influencer, but I feel I can always count on them for guidance and support. One of the things I treasure most is the personal relationships that Babble and Disney Interactive Media build with bloggers. We are more than colleagues or employees. We are part of a team and I feel incredibly fortunate to even call many of my editors friends in the true sense of the word. Their friendships have not only made me a better writer, but they have also enriched my life. I feel extremely thankful for the opportunity to be a part of this extraordinary team and the support I feel when pursuing new avenues. —Jeannette Kaplun

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I’ve always appreciated how much Babble knows and respects my unique gifts and talents. The people I work closest with know when to push me beyond what I think I’m capable of doing, and I so appreciate knowing my voice and experience are indispensable to certain conversations and opportunities. It means so much to be valued for exactly who I am, both as a writer and a human. —Casey Mullins

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I have found working with the folks at Disney to be a lot of fun! They are collaborative, positive, and energetic. My experience so far blogging for Spoonful has been terrific. I love being part of a team providing great content to moms and families! —Jillian Leslie

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Writing for Babble and Disney Baby has been a dream come true. I feel so blessed to write for and alongside some of the most talented caring people. Coming from a career in child welfare I know firsthand how crucial support from an administrative standpoint is when it comes to your success and longevity. I have received so much support and encouragement from the staff at Babble and Disney Baby and in turn have grown tremendously as a writer and as a person. I know I can come to them for honest constructive feedback as well as for a virtual hug or high five when I can use one. They saw something in me and believed in me enough to give me a chance and for that I am grateful. —Krishann Briscoe