My name is Candice Broom, but friendly people call me CanCan. Some PR people put “CanCan” in sarcastic quotes to let me know they are secretly rolling their eyes when addressing me via email.
I’m a Southerner by birth, but Mama is a rolling stone.
After finishing my college degree in Mass Communications in 3 years, I spent time in The Bahamas, Belize, China, Cambodia, Laos, Malaysia,Indonesia (including surfing in Bali!), Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam. Since 2002, I have flown between the US and Asia more than 15 times.
I am a single mom of two sons, Jojo (born 10/04) and Deeds (born 8/07), who have also logged in lots of miles, traveling around the globe.
Along the way, I earned an M.A. in teaching and have more than 11 years experience in the education field, working with children of a wide range of ages, from preschool to University students.
I live in NYC and freelance as a writer, community manager, social media marketing, and consulting.
-I use a bicycle for daily transportation.
-I’m a vegetarian and I can’t have dairy. Sounds like a party, eh?
-Healthy eating and natural living are a fixation of mine.
-I don’t have a bath tub.
-I’m really queasy when it comes to talking about medical issues or watching those disgusting surgery shows on TV. Also don’t give me details of your colon cleanse.
-Since traveling in developing countries a lot, I’m not that keen on animals anymore. Deeds was attacked by a monkey in 2009 and had the full rabies series.
-I edit videos for fun and profit.
-Jojo has sensory issues and refuses to touch metal. But I kind of feel that way about plastic so I get it.
-I’m instantly suspicious of anything new or popular in American culture. I can’t help it. It might be a lingering side effect of the time I spent listening to punk, emo, and indie bands as a teen.
-My dad was a DJ for more than 30 years, and now broadcasts on http://www.goldenhitsradio.com.
-My brother is a musician who has lent his drumming talents to Wild Sweet Orange, Great Book of John, and Remy Zero.
-My sister-in-law is a food blogger and gourmand.
THINGS THAT I USED TO NOT LIKE BUT STARTED LIKING WHEN I GOT OLD:
-the color pink
-mushrooms (I still don’t liked canned…)
-vintage 50′s dresses
-having pale skin vs. tanning
Mega Bloks Mom Brand Ambassador I think I’m a MEGA MOM, which sounds awesome!
Teach and Travel Interview, TeachandTravel.com, April 2011
Travel Pop Culture- Cafe Behavior, Matador Network, October, 2010.
Airport Bound? 9 Ways to Eat Well Without Busting Your Budget, Mint.com, September 2010.
What are the situations when parents start annoying teachers?, A Learner’s Diary, September, 2010.
Why Memory Lane is A Mortifying Stroll, MSN, November, 2009.
Mom Most Traveled on Travel Blog Sites, October, 2009.
Quoted in Engage Moms October, 2009
Cookie Magazine’s Nesting Blog, September, 2009.
Go Mama Go interview, July 2009
My Child Magazine interview, July 2009
Mom of the Month Spotlight on Toddler Toys blog, July 2009
Press Release May 2009
Vintage Hem Interview, April 2009
Is It Possible To Make Money Online Podcast (free itunes download), March 2009
Brenden Wood Podcast, March 2009
Small Wander Travel With Children Podcast, September 2008
Articles by Candice Broom
4 Fun Things For Families To Do In Laos, TravelMamas.com, March 25th, 2010.
Land of the Free: 5 Fun Free Things To Do In Birmingham, WeJustGotBack.com, September, 2009.
Entertaining Preschoolers During Air Travel, Published 6/25/2008
Disney World Lacking the Magic and Then Some, Published 6/18/2007
Old and New Sights of Shanghai, Published 4/7/2007
Visiting the Great Wall of China, Published 4/7/2007
Livin’ La Vida China: Travel Tips from an Expat in Beijing, Published 4/6/2007
A Foreigner’s Guide to Beijing, China, Published 3/21/2007