About

Welcome! I always hate writing about myself so I’ll try not to bore you too much.

When asked what I do, the only thing I can consistently answer is “change”. In my professional life I’ve had a million roles, each one as interesting at the next. Personally, I’m a rolling stone. I’ve been married for sixteen years and a mom for eleven but other than those two elements,  nothing about me stays the same for very long. Currently, we’re trying our hand at putting down roots but even that is new for us so staying the same is also a change.

Here is all I know: the older I get the more I realize there is plenty of time to grow up to be what I have always wanted to be, whatever that may be.  And, no matter where I am or what I am doing, I’ll learn something and that can never be bad.

If you want to learn more about how this blog got started, click here. Maybe it’s a new book you seek, information on managing money. Want some help feeding yourself or your kids, or style for real life or tips for fixing your face. Maybe you just want stories of marriage and motherhood and life as a lady trying to manage it all and not lose herself in the process. Oh, there are lots of stories. You can find all  the trials and triumphs of reinvention here. Hope they help you in yours.

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Cristie Ritz King, M.Ed, HHC, BD

A million years ago I started The Traveling Circus as a personal blog to write about my family and our appearance on HGTV’s Real Estate Intervention. Our brush with TV fame coincided with an out of state move so I needed a way to keep everyone in our large extended family connected. What started out as daily stories  has morphed into a place where people come for comic relief and maybe a little inspiration. This blog has since become an extension of the work I do and the dreams I pursue.

Brand Work: I do reviews, product use videos, experiential posts etc. and amplify via social media profiles
(Compensation is based on value of product and scope of work. I work with brands individually on each case.)
Social Media Stats
Facebook-Personal/Blog Page 1089Friends   Fans: 277Fans
Twitter: @RitzKing 2102 followers   
Pinterest: 316 followers
Instagram: 302followers
Site Stats: Monthly Pageviews 10,000 UMV 4800
As a Writer
I am happy to read relevant, personal email pitches regarding products and services that relate to my general interests.  I can not write about something that I have not had the  opportunity to experience personally.

ADVERTISE:
I accept banner ads, text ads, contextual ads and occasionally a sponsored post. It is my desire to maintain my integrity and authenticity at all times, and I will only support products and services that I can wholeheartedly endorse.

SPEAKING:

I enjoy participating in and speaking at conferences and to groups of parents, bloggers or companies about wellness, parenting or both. I have spoken to various groups about topics such as healthy eating, empowered parenting, corporate wellness, family fitness and managing holiday stress. If you are hosting an event, I am available for speaking as well as consulting.
DISCLOSURE:
This blog accepts forms of cash advertising, sponsorship and other forms of compensation.  I often use affiliate links in my posts. I abide by word of mouth marketing standards, and I am always forthright with my opinions no matter the relationship. I believe in honesty of opinion and identity. Any such content, advertising space or post will be clearly identified as paid or sponsored content.
The views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely mine.  I only endorse products or services that I believe are worthy of such endorsement and when I think they are worthy I endorse with enthusiasm!  Any product claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer or provider.
If you have any questions, I can be contacted at therighthandmom at gmail dot com.  I’m always open to feedback and suggestions.


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