Eileen Carter-Campos has worked in the New York City Public School system since the age of twenty-one and she’s a freelance writer, wife, and mother of two boys. A contributor for various online publications and heavily involved in social media. Eileen is the founder of mommyteaches.com, where she shares her love of blogging about her pride in teaching, parenting, and the blessings and trials that life has to offer. A Circle of Moms Top 25 Teacher Mom, nominated for Best Latin@ Education Blogger, Hispano Blogger Award and The Social Revolucion SXSWi 2013 award.
We wanted to find out more about Eileen, who is an active member of our community. She most recently worked on our Powerade campaign and blogged about it here. Here is what we found out, in her own words.
I live in….New York City (Queens but born and bred in Brooklyn:)
My niche is…Parenting and Education with a twist of Asperger’s, ADHD, Family Travel, culture and positivity.
I write when….. I am happy, alone or amongst the chaos… basically everyday!
How has blogging changed my life: Blogging has changed my life because I have met some great people and have had some pretty amazing opportunities!
A brand I have loved working with: I really don’t have just ONE I loved working with. I have been blessed to have had some great experiences with them all.
When did I start blogging: I began my platform, MommyTeaches.com on June 1, 2012 but wrote for other online platforms about a year prior to launching my own. I feel like I have been blogging for years though since I have been writing since I was a little girl.
How I see the future of blogging/social media: I see a very bright future for blogging, Content creators and social media because online seems to be the way of life now.
Where I work: I work in my room. My husband created an office in the corner of our room and I love being so close to everything going on in my home. I sit in a chair that was my dad’s in his office and I feel so much closer to him. I also work from my phone wherever I may be.
I am connected….Twenty-four-seven. When I am with my boys’ I limit my access but they pretty much know this is my work.
When I’m stressed, I…..Read or just spend extra time with my boys’. They ease my anxiety and remind me just how great life is.
My favorite gadget is….My iPhone 6s of course!
My favorite travel destination is….My island of Puerto Rico. I get to be with my family and back to my roots.
My favorite clothing brand is…Anything comfortable and that makes me feel extra confident.
I do all my shopping….In stores because I despise shopping but I have to see it and touch it first!
My favorite TV shows: Mob Wives, Shades of Blue, and anything on the cooking channel to watch with my oldest boy.
My favorite movie: Finding Forrester
Coffee or tea: Coffee (cafe con leche) hands down but I omitted it out of my diet for over a year, so neither!
I love….My little familia - my husband (high school sweetheart since 1996) since 2002 and my two boys!
I dream about….Living a long & healthy life with my children & husband. Having a best selling children’s book based on children with Asperger’s, and making an impact in the world in someway.
What else I do: I read, attend motocross competitions with my son, teach, advocate for my son with Asperger’s, assist new and upcoming bloggers through support and sharing.
Is there anything else to mention: I have written and worked with MomsRising about making school lunches healthier. We traveled to Washington DC to make an impact and let our voices be heard in regards to this important topic. Also, using my voice on my blog for parents who may not know how to advocate for their special needs child or within the public education system.