Holly Pavlika, the President of MOMentum/Big Fuel and marketing to moms expert is in Tanzania this week with Shot@Life where she serves as a Shot@Life Champion. Shot@Life educates, connects and empowers Americans to champion vaccines as one of the most cost-effective ways to save children’s lives in developing countries.
In celebration of the largest summer sale Expedia has ever embarked upon, they have launched Kids in the City, a blogger-curated guide to some of the most visited cities for summer travel.
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Food for the Hungry, a Christian-based international relief and development organization, is taking seven digital influencers to Ethiopia in July. Notables from the mom community include Alli Worthington, Kristin Howerton, and Alysa Bajenaru. The trip will take place between July 9 – 16 and the bloggers will be sharing their journey in real time via social media and on their blogs.
I have to admit: I’m not sure I have enough confidence to put on a bathing suit, take a photo of myself wearing it, and then post it on the Internet. Clearly there are women bloggers out there who have way more body confidence than I ever will.
If you have seen the #BeachesMoms hashtag floating around Twitter it’s for a family junket that was held this weekend courtesy of Beaches Resort (@beaches) in Negril, Jamaica. Voted one of the best beach resorts by Parents magazine (2010) Beaches hosted influential mom bloggers and their families for a weekend of sun and surf. The moms, along with Maria Bailey of BSM Media, who were there include:
New England bloggers rejoice! There is another blogger conference in your midst and it’s taking place this fall in Boston! It’s called Springboard and is being co-hosted by Boston Parent Bloggers. Springboard is an intimate workshop-driven experience. Panels have their time and place in the conference world, but their focus is on skills and skill-building. To make that happen, they think that you typically need one or two experts to get right to the point and teach you. Not only that, they believe that you should also feel like you have accomplished something while you’re there. While you’re learning, you’ll be checking some items off your to-do list right away. You can expect pre-conference homework,…
Latinos in Social Media (LATISM) will host an invitation-only Washington, DC blogger retreat for the top Latina bloggers in the country. Hosted next week, May 20 – 22, bloggers will be treated to a two-day “Mini MBA” where sessions will range from blog and business best practices, leadership skills, and social good.
I love getting fun information from the Microsoft team. As a Windows Champion I am more than happy to share it. This travel infographic is right up my alley as I am always traveling somewhere it seems.
Through a blogger program run through Collective Bias influential mom bloggers will be seen in a national Walmart ad that will be distributed to one million homes this week. The ad is a special booklet featuring Johnson & Johnson products. Two bloggers of the five who are featured in the national ad are Caryn Bailey of Rockin’ Mama and Amy Bellgardt of Mom Spark.
I decided to crowdsource for some of the best women designers out there who provide blog migration and design services for bloggers. Please make sure to give these talented women your business if your blog needs a touch up.
Celebrate Moms in style at BlissLiving.com with unique mothers jewelry. Pamper moms with BlissLiving.com’s original line of spa gift baskets that has everything a hard working mom needs to refresh and recharge! For new moms with new borns and young children choose from over 1,000 designer diaper bags big and small they have it all.
ONE, the anti-poverty advocacy organization (disclosure: I am a ONE Mom) along with the GAVI Alliance have invited bloggers to Ghana to document the rollout of the two vaccines.
Increasingly as mom blogging rises in uber popularity mom celebrities are also taking to the Internet to share their perspectives on parenting.
Culbertson announced today that she has accepted a contract position at Bert’s Bees as their community manager.
Do you know when Mother’s Day is? It’s May 13 which means you still have plenty of time to shop for amazing Mother’s Day gifts. If they’re tech gifts, it’s even better.
Every year mom bloggers across the Internet partake in 5 Minutes for Mom’s Ultimate Blog Party, arguably the biggest week-long party in the mom space. I recently interviewed Janice Croze, the co-founder of 5 Minutes for Mom with her sister Susan Carraretto, about this year’s Ultimate Blog Party about what party-goers can expect this year. Jennifer James: What is the Ultimate Blog Party and why did you and Susan start it? Janice Croze: The Ultimate Blog Party is a week-long online event designed to help bloggers deepen and make new friendships within the blogging community. I came up with the idea back in 2007 to create a “blog party” where mom bloggers would link up…
Instagram has been a huge part of the social media and photography landscape for roughly two years and now the popular photo app has been acquired by Facebook for $1 billion in cash and Facebook shares, according to the New York Times
I am happy to announce that tomorrow I will be in Berlin to attend and cover TedXChange where some of the world’s brightest people will posit theories and solutions as answers to global pressing issues.
The most successful blog to help parents save money raising children, Baby Cheapskate, now has an accompanying book, The Baby Cheapskate Guide to Bargains: How to Save on Blankets, Bottles, and Everything Baby [Paperback] that hits stores May 1. Written by Atlanta mom Angela Wynn, BabyCheapskates.com helps parents save money on diapers, formula, and baby items. Wynn even posts deals for children five and older. Inside Wynne’s book you will find: What baby items you do—and don’t—need The principles of shopping smart Where to find great deals on baby products both online and off How to use social media to find bargains and get advice How to start couponing and other “insider” savings tips Wynne, who started BabyCheapskate.com in 2005,…
I just read about the “Girls Around Me” app where it grabs your public Foursquare check-in data and then links your data to your Facebook page. Scary stuff!
Those of us who notice the big players in the mom blogging space know that consumer foods make up a huge part of product reviews and online activity with mom bloggers.
You might remember the article I wrote in early February about the four mom bloggers — Emily (Busy Mommy), Shelly (MomFiles), Jenny (Picky Palate) and Ana (SpanglishBaby) – who had been chosen by Cool Whip to star in a national print ad campaign. That campaign featuring the “Cool Whip Moms” will appear in Better Homes and Gardens, Real Simple, and Family Circle magazines and has officially rolled out.
Last year the buzz in the world of female photographers was hands down Camp Shutter Sisters. Camp Shutter Sisters was thrown by well-known photographer and author Tracey Clark and her partners.
There is no better online market to reach when it comes to charitable efforts than mothers. Mothers are the ones who exhibit the most empathy for others, especially when it comes to understanding the problems other mothers and their families experience around the world.
Since 2005 Stephanie Nielsen has written her blog NieNie Dialogues. She attracted a legion of fans and then tragedy struck when she and her husband were in a horrible airplane crash.
When the iPhone 5 hit the market everyone raved about Siri (Speech Interpretation and Recognition Interface), Apple’s voice recognition software. Now there is a voice recognition app everyone can use. Called Evi, the app is free on Android devices and costs $.99 in the iTunes store. Evi is available for phones, iPads, and tablets.
If there is one thing I absolutely love doing it’s watching the online mom space evolve. There are a ton of traditional parenting sites.