We had the pleasure of meeting the Club MomMe mamas at MommyCon LA. We are so sad to miss their amazing event coming up this Sunday - it's definitely on the books for next year!!
The Founding MomMe, Rachel Pitzel, was kind enough to share more info about the Club MomMe Family Fall Fest with us. Be sure to visit their event website HERE (http://clubmommefamilyfest.com/) for ticketing information - it's a be-there event if you are in the Los Angeles area, or if you can get there on November 3, 2013.
Below is our "virtual" interview with Rachel. You can also scroll down to see the amazing swag in the VIP gift bags. Lastly, we have also included links to the different panels you can attend - click on those links to see the amazing line-up of speakers the MomMe Team has invited to spend the afternoon with you.
What is the Family Fall Fest?
Fall Fest is Sunday, November 3rd in Los Angeles, located in the beautiful scenic area by the beach known as Pacific Palisades. Growing up as a little girl in LA, this is always where I aspired to live. And now I am hosting an event here!
What can a family expect to find, see and learn about?
The experiences will be different depending on whether the family is expecting or already parents. Expectant parents can expect to enter a new parent haven, where all of their product and gear questions will be answered, their anxieties and fears assuaged, and best yet, they will have fun during the process. They will make other expectant parent friends and learn from the parents they meet who have gone through the same thing they once did. They will learn all about pregnancy, delivery, and most importantly, how to take care of a newborn baby.
Daddies, the often ignored new parent, have a whole panel dedicated just to them. They will receive unguarded advice from a dad of seven, a hilarious dad blogger, the mom of four who is Club MomMe's official daddy boot camp and baby care basics expert and more.
Parents can also learn about sleep habits for new babies (and parents) and the latest in car innovation to protect their unborn child from Honda, the latest car seat safety guidelines, ways to easily store and save children's art and book treatments for a busy expectant parent. They can also learn how to shed the dreaded baby weight healthfully by Paleta Pregnancy.
Between sessions, parents will be pampered in the pamper lounge, with massages by Berlin Wellness and Tikkun Spa, facials and treatments by Berlin Wellness, hair curling and braiding by Brambila Salon, juice cleanses and mini-photo shoots.
And of course, they’ll see the latest, coolest, most innovative and must-have products for their baby now, and into 2014!
How can they get the most out of the event?
We will provide each attendee an event overview and map when they check in. This way they can plan the panels they want to attend, set aside time for the Lansinoh lactation lounge if they are nursing, visit the vendors on the lawn, enjoy the activities on the lawn if they have toddlers or older kids and more!
Do they need to sign up for classes? How do they do that?
Attendees just purchase one ticket which gives them access to all event panels, the pamper lounge, the passed food and hors d’oeuvres, cappuccino bar, and best of baby and best of toddler panels where all products featured are given away, giveaways galore, incredible gift bags, and of course, social time to make new mom and dad friends.
What are the ticketing levels? Which do you feel is the best value?
We have three ticket levels. Originally they included different panels, but at Club MomMe, our big emphasis is on parent education. So we want all attendees to be able to attend all panels that they are interested in.
The major differences are gift bags and benefits. Regular gift bags are really loaded. But VIP gift bags come with a free stroller or car seat cleaning (and what parent could not use that?), a complimentary photo session valued at $250, and a choice between a Joovy Toy Room ($40 value) or a Joovy Footcot ($60 value) plus many other full size items like a comotomo bottle.
Celeb tickets come packed with full sized products. The toddler celeb tickets get a Joovy Bicycoo or Tricycoo. Our waiting list is longer than the amount of tickets we had for sale! The expectant parent tickets come with a lillebaby carrier ($125 value), a bumble collection diaper bag ($90 value) and a Munchkin swaddle set ($40 value). PLUS, all celeb tickets get to attend the media morning, walk the red carpet, and relax at an exclusive blogger and media breakfast in an intimate setting on the patio.
VIP SWAG BAGS INCLUDE:
We wish Rachel and her team (big shout out to Jenny!) a great event. It is sure to be a day to meet, greet, and learn a whole lot about taking care of your growing family!
Here are the "Panel" links from the event website (http://clubmommefamilyfest.com/). Click on them to see the "Who's Who" of expert and celebrity speakers that Rachel and her team have lined up to teach and inspire you on Sunday, November 3, 2013.
Panels:Best of Baby Products: "Club MomMe and Baby Gizmo are bringing their ever-popular products events to Family Fall Fest! Join us as we share the NEWEST, COOLEST & HOTTEST baby products on the market! From the latest stroller trends, gear to make life as a new parent easier, state-of-the-art technology, amazing innovations and more!"Best of Toddler Products: "Club MomMe, Baby Gizmo and Ali Landry are bringing their ever-popular products events to Family Fall Fest! Join us as we share the NEWEST, COOLEST & HOTTEST Toddler Products on the market! From the latest lightweight stroller trends for toddlers, toys, educational products, gear to make life easier as a toddler parent, state-of-the-art technology, amazing innovations and more!"
Entrepreneurship for Moms: "Just who is the “mompreneur”? Though the term was coined in more recent times, moms have always been savvy leaders, innovators, and jugglers who make executive management decisions on a daily, if not hourly basis. While we may have extensive professional training, the jobs available to us may not fit our needs, family demands, or fulfill our passions. If we are going to spend time away from our families, it better be worth it!
Luckily emerging trends in business, innovative new technology, social media, and the shifting cultural expectations about careers and work/life balance, presents the perfect opportunity for a new generation of mompreneurs. Exciting, for sure!
There is no roadmap for establishing a business or career that you’re passionate about AND supports motherhood. You often have to create it yourself, which can be a daunting task.
Join us to be inspired, motivated and moved to become a Mompreneur yourself, and learn how our panelists started on their journey to becoming Mompreneurs!"
Sleepy Planet: "Come learn how to make bedtime a snap by avoiding the Top 10 Sleep Stealers!
Sleep deprived moms and dads of sleep-deprived babies, toddlers, and young kids are invited to hear from Jill Spivack and Jennifer Waldburger of Sleepy Planet for their panel on what we all need more of – sleep! Learn what exactly is keeping your family from getting enough, what you can do to reverse the situation, and how to handle "falling back" with Daylight Savings.
Fall Fest falls right on the day where the clock is set back by one hour, which means your child's clock could be off by a lot more. Learn the best way to ease your child into this transition without causing major sleep disturbances or a baby who is awake at 3 am....NO! "
Expectant Parent Panel: "Expecting a baby? Whether it is your first, second or tenth, this is the panel for you!
We will discuss the topics that no one else but your friends at Club MomMe will share with you, from the real deal on Labor, Delivery and Beyond, what to expect the first three months, common concerns of new parents and tips for those first few weeks at home. From Sleep, to top Medical Questions from new parents (just what is baby acne and cradle cap, really?), how to Best Support your Partner and More!"
Lactation Support: "The Lansinoh Lactation Lounge is the perfect place for nursing and pumping MomMes to relax while feeding their baby or expressing milk. The lounge will be stocked with goodies from Lansinoh, Milky from Need Brands, diaper changing stations and refreshments.
Just outside the Lactation Lounge at 1 pm, join us for a conversation with Gina Ciagne, Lansinoh's Lactation Consultant to answer any of your nursing, weaning and pumping questions!"
Daddy Panel: "At Club MomMe, we love and appreciate our Daddy's, and this panel is just for YOU! We will discuss the changes men experience as they become dads, how to meet other dad friends so you don't feel so lonely in your new role and have someone to vent to and get advice from. How to understand what your wife is going through during pregnancy and breastfeeding and support her. Learn how to change a diaper, swaddle and carry baby, without being told you are doing it wrong. And some other topics just for DadDes!
This is the Panel where Dads will become DadDes! The first 25 dads to arrive get an "I'm the Daddy t-shirt" from DaddyScrubs!"
Technology & Safety For Parents: "Technology is everywhere these days. From smartphones, tablets, websites making life easier, apps, electronic toys, video games, high tech cameras, streaming monitors, and advanced safety technology in cars, we are literally surrounded by technology.
What technology, apps and websites are essential for parents today? How is technology making life easier and safer for parents today? What is the future of technology? And what technology should we be exposing our kids to and when?"
Which panel would you like to go see??
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