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... Emails & Letters from DFW Moms

I just wanted to take a minute to let you know how much I have grown to trust your name. It is just about a year now that I have been a member and in that time I have discovered so many products that I just would never have known had it not been for you. I have found in that time that I might not like the outer appearance of something but that if I see it on you site or at an event you have done the research for me and I can trust it. . . On the flip side if I do not see your name or endorsement of something I also need to wonder why. . . I felt that if your name was not associated with it, it was not worth my time.
-March Baremore

I wanted to thank you for the event last night! I had a wonderful time visiting with the new ladies I met at my table. I am trying to develop a social circle here in Dallas since I just moved back here from San Francisco and this avenue seems to be working ... I am looking forward to more fun events in the future!
Lasca Weiss

I was fortunate to be squeezed into my first MetroMoms event ever: The Best and Hottest Products from Pregnancy to Preschool. When I received the phone call that there was an opening (I was on the waitlist), I honestly felt that I had won the lottery! Have you all seen "Oprah's Favorite Things" episodes? Well, this was like that, except geared towards mommies and babies. I had such a blast and my son, Remy, enjoyed watching and interacting with the other children. I love that I made new friends with the same frustrations and delights of motherhood.

-Myha Nguyen

MetroMoms events are fun for moms and kids. It's great to be in settings friendly to kids while enjoying the company of other moms. The events are so well organized. The prizes are fantastic- popular brands and the newest products. I can't believe how cool the goody bags items are! It's even better than when I was a kid and got goodies at birthday parties!
-Lindy Kinnan

I feel very lucky to have been introduced to MM while my son was very young. We have been able to do a lot of fun things. Many of my friends with small children that don't live in the DFW area wish that there was a similar organization to MM in their area.

-Jeri Duncan

A great place to meet other moms, enjoying fun, kid-friendly activities at the same time.

-Staci Poindexter

I just attended my first MM event and what a blast! My son and I had so much fun we can't wait for the next.
- Roxanne Hotchkiss


Nice to be pampered and informed of the latest information on child safety and development.

-Misti Pearson

What I like best about MetroMoms events is that it's a way to meet other moms and learn new tips & tricks to being a mom.

-Carey Zarate

... Mom Blogs & Websites

If you’ve never checked out www.metroplexbaby.com …you should. Spend a few minutes browsing a world of information just for moms. You’ll find all kinds of great ways to connect with other moms just like you.
http://www.kristinekahanek.com/

If you live in the Dallas-Ft. Worth metroplex you need to bookmark this site. They have listings by date of everything pregnancy/baby/child related, activities, events, story times you name it they got it with a guide of what ages it is appropriate for and driving directions how to get there. This calendar had proven invaluable to my family.

http://dallasmommymafia.blogspot.com/

I moved to Texas a year and three months ago. When I first got here, I was on my own because my husband was not fully "out" of the military yet. At this point in time, I had no friends, and I had no way to make them either. ... I came across the Metroplexbaby website. Of course I was looking around the site, and came across their events. So I went, not expecting much, because I didn't want to be disappointed. . . So I went to this event and had a blast. . . . Along with that, I also gained a few more friends, and maybe we'll actually get together outside of these events and really become friends. These events are awesome, I'm going to another one next month as well as a few other informational ones. I am excited about them. I love going to these events because I leave with some awesome stuff, and I'm finally making friends here in Texas.
http://themaberrys.blogspot.com/

Something amazing happens when you get a group of moms together without their babies. They have actual conversations, full of complete sentences and peppered with wit and humor. They drink wine and swap labor horror stories that probably make the pregnant girl at the table want to hurl/hide, but they can only laugh at the tales they recall. . . I had one such amazing experience tonight when I had the honor of joining some great gal pals at my second Metroplex Baby and Kids Best and Hottest event.
http://www.babyrabies.com

Okay so while I was all prego and stuff, i went to a All Stuff Baby Expo with my girlfriend Becca ... and we came across this booth called Metroplex Baby & Kids! So we stopped, checked it out and decided to attend one of their events just to see what it was all about! Well that was back in mid 2007 and here it is January 2009 and I gotta tell ya, if you are a mom you need to join this group! They do all these GREAT events, have all the "need to knows" on their website, and have a wonderful savings card!! . . . Every event I have gone to totally went above and beyond my expectations!!
http://www.cheridanmackenzie.blogspot.com/

I'm still enjoying the fun of my latest mom's night out- MetroMoms/Metroplex Baby & Kids Best & Hottest Products event Thursday night. If you haven't heard me rave about this, I barely know where to start! First, the website is a cornucopia of information about everything baby/kid/family in DFW. Plus, my favorite, the mom events! I love the informative lectures and culture enriching outings, but what warms the cockles of my shopaholic heart-the stuff! They go out of their way to find all the newest and coolest products out there to make being a mom easier and cooler. Love it! Side benefit? Meeting other moms and kiddos.
http://www.tangtopia.blogspot.com/

Amy is having a baby! This week, we have been celebrating her exciting news with All Things Baby! Today, I will be sharing with her the latest and greatest "Baby Must-Haves". With the help of www.metromomsevents.com, I am giving Amy some great insights into her registry.
http://www.beloblog.com/parent/2009/01/notsoperfect_pa_234.html


The super-creative group, MetroMoms — Dallas-Fort Worth’s premiere events program for new and expectant moms and families — held their Best and Hottest Products event yesterday and dressed-up the event with a little Boon flair.

http://www.booninc.com/blog/?p=102

Let's face it, parenting is not easy... you need all the help you can get. But Dallas/Fort Worth is huge and can be difficult to plug in. Enter Tina Wysk and Barbara Arnondin, founders of Metroplex Baby and Kids, a one stop resource for all things kid-related and mommy-needed in the metroplex. http://www.beloblog.com/parent/2008/10/notsoperfect_pa_212.html

I was so looking forward to my metroplex baby luncheon on Thursday. Those events do not come around enough and it really was the one truly bright spot on my calendar (yes I have always had one of those, whether or not it is on the right month is the question). So I had a delightful lunch and speaker on managing children in the 2's and 3's.
http://un-soccersoccermom.blogspot.com/

Metro Moms is an amazing group of women. They have added a wonderful part of raising a child that I would have never thought existed. I signed up for the newsletter just after my baby was born and it took me several months to attend my first event. I didn't know anyone else with babies, and was afraid to go alone. After my first event I was hooked. Everyone is so friendly and inviting and we had a really great time. That was 2 years ago and we have attended everything we were able to since then. I have made some really great friends and have finally talked my friends that now have babies to go to events with me. They love it too!!! I have done so many things with my son that I wouldn't have braved alone such as The Dallas Museum of Art. But with 20 other crying babies I fit right in. I am so grateful to Barb and Tina for making being a mom such a cool thing!
http://Why-I-tell-everyone-I-meet-about-Metro-Moms/blog/168352/62272.html

So I'm a member of this awesome group called MetroMoms. I absolutely love this group!! Not only have I met some fantastic women in the Dallas / Fort Worth area, but I have been able to attend some very invaluable events. Some events are meant to teach us, like disciplining techniques, potty training, or starting your own company. Other events are just plain fun, like their quarterly Best & Hottest Products event. The tickets went on sale a couple months ago and sold out faster than a U2 concert! In fact, I believe they were sold out before they even had a chance to finish their presale offer!
http://babyaddison3.blogspot.com/

A new Best and Hottest event from Metroplex Baby is coming up and I'm hoping that I will be able to go... I'm crossing my fingers that I get a good number at the Best and Hottest. Last time I got the last number (98), but I still got a wonderful prize! A Queen of Sheba doll from Madame Alexander! She is beautiful and even Mike liked her since she had the Lion of Judah on her and she's from Ethiopia. How perfect for this family! If you've never been to a MetroMom event then you need to go. They have the most fun, wonderful events in the D/FW area. Tickets are usually reasonable since they include lunch for the mom and we always get goody bags! I'm a sucker for goody bags.
http://thirteenswife.blogspot.com/

I’ve mentioned my “mommy events” a few times. For curiosity sake, the events are hosted by Metroplex Baby & Kids. It was started by two moms who were looking for a way to meet other moms, get advice and do fun things together. I’ve been attending their events since May. A major perk to participating is the raffle prizes they give away each event. Yes, I like the speakers and networking, but the prizes are really good.
http://mommytote.com


Two weeks ago, I went to an event put on my MetroMoms. I know I have said before how much I love their events but I don't think I can say it enough.
http://www.roubinek.blogspot.com/

I had such a great time at the Best and Hottest last night. I am very grateful that Metroplex Baby exists. My life is so busy and draining that an event out with other moms and no kids is such a necessity. I have a lot of friends, but getting to spend time with my fellow metromoms is exactly what I need. I feel very lucky to be a part of this amazing group. Cant wait to meet more moms.

http://Best-and-Hottest/blog/168051/62272.html


The Metroplex Baby & Kids event on Saturday at Pickles and Ice Cream was awesome. . . . In addition to the great stuff, we also met some really nice people and I'm looking forward to the next event!
http://www.webbpage.org/webbbaby/2008/08/the_event_on_saturday_was_incr.html

Last night I attended yet another wonderful event hosted by MetroMoms/Metroplex Baby & Kids. This is the same group we've gone to the zoo and to other events with. Last night was their Best & Hottest event and they had tons of the newest and greatest baby/child/mom products there.
http://mikeandsarahfranklin.blogspot.com/

Saturday morning I picked up Lindy and we headed to a MetroMoms event -- love these! This one was for "new and expectant moms", and we enjoyed a light breakfast at the Plano Pickles 'n Ice Cream before drawing numbers to pick out a fabulous new baby product. I actually drew number 4 out of about 40! I still missed out on the awesome stroller and high chair, but I did get the coolest travel baby bed called a Baby Zabu that I will be taking everywhere.
http://raisingreeves.blogspot.com/2008/07/our-fun-weekend.html

The MetroMoms event was allot of fun, too. It was a "move and be healthy" type of thing, held at a Wiggles Play Center. Not only did the kids get to play on the playsets, but the moms participated in a hula-hoop contest, while the dads had to feed and change a "baby" - one handed! It was so funny to see grown men get so competitive over baby bottles filled with water and diapers that just would not come off of the doll. It was all in good fun, though.
http://hothandedmt.blogspot.com/

We decided to add a little culture to our lives by going to the Dallas Museum of Art for a private, guided tour for moms and their babies. We had a good time hanging out together. . . the group that hosted it is Metro Moms and they have events all over the metroplex that moms can go to with their little ones. Just another fun outing!
http://reidmichael.blogspot.com/2007/08/culture-day.html  

I don't know if you have heard me talking about my new found fun Mommy time, but I love going to this group called the "Metro Moms." There are many activities that you can do with them, but my favorite are the classes that you attend so you can have time out of the house, meet new people and then get great stuff and learn the latest ideas in child development and rearing! I have been to several of these events and love everything about them..... If you go to the website there are several things that this has on it....if you are a member, you can get discounts on things like museums and other educational places plus you have lots of opportunities to meet new people.
http://ourlittleryleigh.blogspot.com/

Man, I had a great time last night! I sat with some great friends and even met a new one! That's why I love the Metromoms! Not only because we score great gifts, like I did last night, but we're given the opportunity to have some great conversations with old friends and new friends.

http://Metromoms-Best-Hottest-Products/blog/168099/62272.html

metroplexbaby.com is a great social network for moms in the dallas area looking to get out to some great local events and hear speakers on topics to better your mommy skills and become a better parent. One of the greatest perks besides the uplifting speakers is there raffle bags and quarterly best and hottest event. They come up with some amazing finds that make me want to get pregnant again so I can have these. I always leave the event with great stuff and a rumble under my breath "where was that when I was pregnant"

http://What-I-love-about-Best-Hottest/blog/168045/62272.html

So off Andrea and I went to the Metro Moms Best and Hottest Event and drew number 5 and 6 out of 100. We both won TFK strollers. It was a great night and we signed up for another event in two weeks. We have so much fun with the Metro Moms.

http://www.knittingaunt.blogspot.com/

I love MetroMom events!!! They have really informative luncheons and super fun events for the kids. A little something for everybody.
http://www.thirteenswife.blogspot.com/

Last week I went to a metromom's event, it was pretty neat. For those that live in the dfw area, I would check out their website at: www.metroplexbaby.com, their events are awesome and you get to meet a lot of great moms!
http://tx-kolbfamily.blogspot.com/

My Mommy got to go to a MetroMoms Event last night! She saw other mommy friends and ate a really good dinner...The most fun was the raffle. Every mommy there gets to pick a balloon which has a number in it. That number is the order in which you get to pick a prize. Mommy got 92 this time and got a cool prize!
http://brendankeller.blogspot.com/?zx=60b4d2ea7da90584


... Other Notes


ZimbioMay 15, 2008, "Orbit Baby will help Texas parents get strong this weekend,"  Zimbio


"Orbit Baby is dedicated to every child having a happy, safe, childhood. And that’s exactly the theme of the MetroMoms event scheduled for this weekend in Texas. Slated for Sunday May 18th at 10am at the Wiggly Play Center in Frisco Texas, the MetroMoms Getting Strong Event will feature a variety of contests, prizes, and games; expert advice on home and family safety; and the opportunity to check out innovative new baby gear."


Mom BLog NetworkDecember 2007, "Bumble Bags Stroll Dallas Museum of Art,"  MomBlogNetwork


"On Tuesday December 4, Metro Moms of Dallas strolled the Dallas Museum of Art. The Bumble Collection was a sponsor of the event that included a guided tour of the museum and a lunch at the Atrium Cafe. … A “Metro Mom” is a super mom who believes that life only gets better with kids, and that you do not lost your sense of style by becoming a mom."font>


Happy Panda"Afternoon Tea With Pandas," November 18, 2007, HappyPandaandBaby.com

"Happy Panda is a proud supporter of events that bring moms and kids together. Stay tuned for more panda sightings and a special thank you to Metro Moms for helping spread the word about our Happy Panda products."


Basq NYCOctober 2007, basqnyc.com

"
From parenting tips to issues on kids health, Metro Moms works with the community to keep them informed."


baby starAugust 2007; October 2007, babystar.com
Baby Star appears at MetroMoms events
 




... Press & Media

CBS Affiliate KTVT 11

MetroMoms appear weekly on CBS 11. Please visit our You Tube channel for 2011 segment videos.

December 14, 2010 Trendy Mom & Diaper Bags
December 7, 2010 Modern Updates To Classic Must Haves For Baby
December 1, 2010 Hot Holiday Toys
November 30, 2010 Toys That Fuel The Imagination
November 29, 2010 Toys For Tiny Hands
November 24, 2010 Fun Learning Toys
November 23, 2010 Family Games
November 22, 2010 Best & Hottest Toys For The Holidays
November 16, 2010 Green Baby Products
November 9, 2010 Tips To Organize Your Home & Family
November 2, 2010 Playdate Etiquette During Cold & Cough Season

October 26, 2010 Safe & Stylish Nurseries
October 19, 2010 Cool Picks For Kids
September 28, 2010 Saving Money While Starting A Family
September 21, 2010 Inventions By Moms For Moms
September 14, 2010 Releasing The 'Inner Artist' In Your Child
August 31, 2010 Slow Down For A Family Meal
August 24, 2010 Book Helps Parents Budget with ‘Baby Bargains’
August 24, 2010 "MetroMoms Promote Volunteering at School"
August 17, 2010 "Trendy School Supplies"
August 10, 2010 MetroMoms With Tips For Successful Consigning
August 3, 2010 Keeping Your Kids Busy & Cool Before School Starts
July 27, 2010 Money Saving Potty Training Tips
July 20, 2010 "MetroMoms: Surviving the Grocery Store"
July 13, 2010 Trendy New Products
July 6, 2010 "MetroMoms: Testing Out New Toys"
July 2, 2010 "MetroMoms: July 4 Celebrations"
June 22, 2010 "MetroMoms' Guide To Baby Registries"
June 15, 2010 "MetroMoms Perform a Father's Day Makeover"
June 1, 2010 "MetroMoms: Summer Fun"
May 25, 2010 "MetroMoms: Baby Travel"
May 18, 2010 "Getting Your Kids To Eat Their Vegetables"
May 11, 2010 "MetroMoms: Teaching Your Kids To Read"
May 4, 2010 "MetroMoms: Mother's Day Gifts For New Moms"
April 27, 2010 "MetroMoms Guide To Camp"
April 20, 2010 "MetroMoms: Going Green With Baby"
April 13, 2010 "MetroMoms: What's Hot For Your Kids"
April 6, 2010 "MetroMoms: Time Out Toddlers"
March 30, 2010 "MetroMoms: Cord Blood Banking"
March 23, 2010 "MetroMoms: Dealing With Pests Around Kids"
March 16, 2010 "Survive & Save: Free, Affordable Family Fun"
March 9, 2010 MetroMoms Test The Hottest New Strollers
March 2, 2010 Making The Most Of Your 'Resale' Items
February 23, 2010 "MetroMoms: Car Seat Basics"
February 16, 2010 "MetroMoms Have Potty Training Advice"
February 9, 2010 "MetroMoms Look at Hot Baby Trends"
February 2, 2010 "MetroMoms: Ways To Get Kids To Think Of Others"
January 26, 2010 "Family Matters: Making Your Own Baby Food"
January 19, 2010 'MetroMoms' Provide Guide For Kids Eating Free
January 12, 2010 "Local Moms Run Baby Product Rating Business"
December 1, 2009 "Metroplex Moms Give Holiday Toy Suggestions"
November 18, 2009 News clip
November 18, 2009 "CBS 11 Takes Cell Phones Away From Two Busy Moms"
October 20, 2009
August 19, 2009
July 30, 2009 News clip
July 30, 2009 "N. Texans Survive In '09 By Inventing New Products"
July 16, 2009
April 28, 2009 News clip
April 28, 2009 "How To Find Free Family Fun"
April 14, 2009
March 27, 2009
March 17, 2009
March 11, 2009 News clip
March 11, 2009 "Locally Run Website Helping Parents Save Money"
March 3, 2009 "Twitter Conversations To Listen In On"

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Good Morning Texas

May 17, 2011 Tips For Traveling With Children
November 22, 2010 Toys That Don't Make Noise
June 23, 2010 Must Have Summer Items Part 2
June 23, 2010 Must Have Summer Items Part 1
May 18, 2010 Smart Tips For Taking Kids To Festivals
May 5, 2010 Mom Makeover Winners
April 20, 2010 "Green Products For Baby"
April 20, 2010 "Hot Products For Mom & Baby"
January 19, 2010
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July 27, 2008
 

KRLD Radio 1080

December 28, 2010 Holiday Break Boredom Busters
 

UPN Affiliate 21

November 23, 2009 News clip
November 23, 2009 "Metroplex Moms' Top 21 Toys"
January 19, 2009 News clip
January 19, 2009 "21 Products Moms Need To Know About"

 

33 News

May 28, 2009
 

Trinity Broadcast Network

Joy In Our Town; July 2010
 

Lakewood/East Dallas Advocate

June 3, 2010
 

Modern Babies & Children Fall 2009 "MetroMoms Best & Hottest Products 2009" pp. 68-69
Modern Babies & Children Spring 2009 "MetroMoms Best & Hottest Products 2009" pp. 60-61
Modern Babies & Children October 2008 "Making Time For Moms" by Rebecca Klein, pp.68-69

Staples Holiday Media Center

2009 Media Center Mom Expert
2009 Interactive News Release
Sirius Radio Short Spot

Sirius Radio Long Spot
 

Balloon Time Guest Judge

2010 Balloon Time Put A Face On Fun Campaign Guest Judges  

The Dallas Morning News

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MetroMoms/Metroplex Baby & Kids Hundreds of moms gave their reasons why Metroplex Baby & Kids and MetroMoms are their favorite DFW Family Resource

Local ABC Affiliate WFAA

July 27, 2008  

D MagazineJanuary 2008: "Spending 9+ hours a day at the office is tiring. Makes us wonder how some moms can handle a full-time on top of raising a child. If you're a mom and you're trying to figure it out for yourself, don't miss [MetroMoms'] Balancing Work & Motherhood workshop"

October 2006:
"If you're a mom or mom-to-be, check out the Metro Moms group. They enjoy food, conversation-about what else- being a mom, and informational sessions."


Fort Worth Star Telegram July 27, 2007 "Group Gatherings, Mommy Style" Star-Telegram.com


World News Network 21 Products Moms Need To Know About


The Not So Perfect Parent Radio Show Barb and Tina – Metroplex Moms



BzzAgent "This is a great Dallas Area site for parents. Need something to do? Check out the calendar, or head to their MetroMoms events. Great products, witty answers from Ask Barb, and a Savings Card that is good all over the web."


eHow"How to Find Things for a Toddler to do in Fort Worth, Texas"
 


Dallas ObserverJuly 28, 2007 DallasObserver.com

 


topix.net"Shop Talk," July 26, 2007, topix.net
MetroMoms "has a few events with stylish expectant and new moms in mind"


The Dallas WeeklyMay 9-15, 2007, The Dallas Weekly
La Bella Belly Maternity and MetroMoms team up to host “Posh and Pampered: Supermom in the Making” a special Mother’s Day event for the lovely Mother-to-Be. [An] exclusive Mother’s Day treat.


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