Emails & Letters from
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.
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
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
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
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.
A great place to meet other moms, enjoying fun,
kid-friendly activities at the same time.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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!!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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!
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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"
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.
I love MetroMom events!!! They have
really informative luncheons and super fun events for
the kids. A little something for everybody.
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!
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!
15, 2008, "Orbit Baby will help Texas parents get strong
"Orbit Baby is
dedicated to every
child having a
that’s exactly the
theme of the
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
2007, "Bumble Bags Stroll Dallas Museum of Art,"
"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
Tea With Pandas," November 18, 2007,
"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."
"From parenting tips to issues on kids
health, Metro Moms works with the community to keep them
2007; October 2007,
Baby Star appears at MetroMoms events
Press & Media
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
November 16, 2010 Green Baby Products
November 9, 2010 Tips To Organize Your Home &
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
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
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
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
June 15, 2010 "MetroMoms Perform a Father's Day
June 1, 2010 "MetroMoms: Summer Fun"
May 25, 2010 "MetroMoms: Baby Travel"
May 18, 2010 "Getting Your Kids To Eat Their
May 11, 2010 "MetroMoms: Teaching Your Kids To
May 4, 2010 "MetroMoms: Mother's Day Gifts For
April 27, 2010 "MetroMoms Guide To Camp"
April 20, 2010 "MetroMoms: Going Green With
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
March 16, 2010 "Survive & Save: Free, Affordable
March 9, 2010 MetroMoms Test The Hottest New
March 2, 2010 Making The Most Of Your 'Resale'
February 23, 2010 "MetroMoms: Car Seat Basics"
February 16, 2010 "MetroMoms Have Potty Training
February 9, 2010 "MetroMoms Look at Hot Baby
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
December 1, 2009 "Metroplex Moms Give Holiday
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
November 6, 2008
October 9, 2008
August 22, 2008
August 6, 2008
August 4, 2008
June 30, 2008
June 5, 2008
May 17, 2011 Tips For Traveling With Children
November 22, 2010 Toys That Don't Make Noise
23, 2010 Must Have Summer Items Part 2
23, 2010 Must Have Summer Items Part 1
May 18, 2010 Smart Tips For Taking Kids To
May 5, 2010 Mom Makeover Winners
April 20, 2010 "Green Products For Baby"
April 20, 2010 "Hot Products For Mom & Baby"
January 19, 2010
December 8, 2009
October 13, 2009
July 21, 2009
July 17, 2009
July 1, 2009
March 25, 2009
January 14, 2009
October 14, 2008
July 27, 2008
2009 "MetroMoms Best & Hottest Products
2009" pp. 68-69
2009 "MetroMoms Best & Hottest Products
2009" pp. 60-61
October 2008 "Making Time For Moms" by
Rebecca Klein, pp.68-69
November 30, 2010
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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"
"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
July 27, 2007 "Group Gatherings, Mommy Style"
21 Products Moms Need To Know About
Barb and Tina – Metroplex Moms
"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
to Find Things for a Toddler to do in Fort Worth, Texas"
Talk," July 26, 2007,
MetroMoms "has a few events with stylish expectant and
new moms in mind"
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.