Fadra N Thursday, May 13, 2010

WELCOME!!!


6:30 – 7:00 Mix and Mingle, have a Beverage and enjoy our Entertainment~

  • Baby Simplified by GreenPea Baby:  Design your nursery, update your child’s room , and complete your baby registry on-site with personalized service and affordable custom solutions.
  • Social Media Avatar Photo Shoot with Shallyse Gastelum:  Every Mom in attendance is invited to have a complimentary photo taken to be used for her social media communities, such as Facebook, Twitter, and Linked In.  
  • Pampering Station sponsored by Jami Cruikshank, Mary Kay Consultant:  Jami Cruikshank, Mary Kay consultant, and colleagues will provide all those who visit the Mary Kay table Satin Hands pampering, a Lipstick Personality Test, and a Lip Gloss of your choice to wear when you are done.
  • Chair Massage by Massage Envy Falls Pointe: Enjoy a 5-10 minute complimentary chair massage to help you unwind for the evening.
  • Nancy’s Butterfly Fund:  Stop by and learn all about the amazing Mom who lost her life and how you can help prevent Domestic Violence in the future. 

7:00 – 9:00 LIVESTREAMING begins on www.MomTV.com We’ll be sharing all the fun, highlighting our winners, and talking with our many sponsors about how they connect with busy Moms in our area.

  • Decadent Desserts and Coffee Bar:  Catering and cash bar hosted by the Embassy Suites, Cary, and complimentary beverages provided by event sponsor Scandinavian Child.

7:00 Make Over Mom Selected, 8:00 Makeover Mom Revealed, Live Inner Diva Photo Shoot begins, Mix and Mingle continues

  • Mom’s Nite Out Makeover sponsored by Michelle Little, One Chic Mama:  Michele will choose a mom from the crowd and give her a on-site makeover
    • Make-up and Image by One Chic Mama ($125 value)
    • Hair Style by Lanie Gustafson, Big Hair ($40 value)
    • Clothing by My Girlfriend’s Closet ($75 gift card)
    • Accessories by Moon and Lola Chosen Mom will have an on-site 
  • Inner Diva Photo Shoot sponsored by Shallyse Gastelum, Shade Leaf Studios:  The lucky winner of our Mom’s Nite Out Makeover will have a live Inner Diva Photo shoot that includes a free 3x3 mini photo album ($200 Value)

7:00, 8:00, 9:00 Giveaways!   Without these FABULOUS sponsors, our event would not be nearly as special ~ Thank you for your generous support!

Fadra N Wednesday, May 5, 2010

I'm totally SHOCKED that no one has asked me this question. Maybe moms out there are afraid to ask. I'll answer it anyway.

I'm wearing: WHATEVER I WANT!

This is your night out. If you work in business suits all day long and want to wear sweats, get comfy and come. If your an at-home mommy that stays in sweats all day long and want a chance to dress up, go for it! Want to wear your skinny jeans? Or medium-sized jeans? Wear whatever makes you feel good.

Are you worried that you might just show up on What Not to Wear? Don't worry. That's okay too - especially since one lucky lady will be chosen for an on-the-spot makeover!

Now back to me. I am seriously considering my options. Many of us working on the planning committee are excited to see this event come together so we just might glam it up and go all out GIRLS NIGHT OUT. (We are women first, after all).


It's going to be hot in the Triangle tomorrow. So I'm pretty sure I'm looking at a sleeveless dress. I've got a cute black dress with dots on it. But it shows quite a bit of leg and this early in the season, my legs might blind the crowd. I've got a darling green dress with an empire waist (conceals my dessert binging) but don't really have the right shoes. And then I have a nice little black dress. It's a bit roomy and may look like a potato sack but I could accessorize with my cute green sandals and a chunky necklace.

I'll guess you'll just have to stay tuned to see what ends up clean, unwrinkled, and not totally unflattering for my attire. I can guarantee one thing. I've got the perfect bag. Two of them, in fact, One under each eye :)

See you moms tomorrow night!

Fadra N Saturday, May 1, 2010

If you don't know and love Hanes, you should. Especially since they are a big sponsor for RDU Mom's Nite Out!

It used to be "Gentleman prefer Hanes" referring to our sexy legs in their pantyhose. Now the whole family can find tagless comfort in all of their products. And just look at all they are giving to RDU moms!

THREE (3) $100 Gift Card Giveaways


TWO (2) $50 Gift Card Giveaways

And they are stuffing goodies in our Swag Bags. What kind of goodies? You need to come to find out!

Thank you, Hanes!!

Fadra N Wednesday, April 28, 2010

The clock is slowly counting down for our big night out! If you haven't bought your ticket yet, you need to get yours by Monday, May 3rd!

There will be limited tickets available at the door and we want to make sure we have swag bags for all. Click on the BUY TICKETS NOW icon to the right to get yours now.

Fadra N Sunday, April 25, 2010

It's better to give than receive. But if you can give and receive, why not go for it?

The RDU Mom's Nite Out is selling tickets for $20 per mom. Why pay $20 for a night to yourself? Perhaps we haven't made ourselves clear.

Here's what $20 gets you...

Let us entertain you:
  • Mom Makeover sponsored by Michelle Little, One Chic Mama: Michele will choose a mom from the crowd and give her a makeover - hair team standing by to do styling, Michele to do makeup or choose a partner to do it and donate products, Michele to accessorize, then send her away with gift cards for a new haircut, and shopping. Chosen Mom will have an on-site transformation with the means to go further on her own time.
  • Baby Simplified by GreenPea Baby: Design your nursery, update your child’s room, and complete your baby registry on-site with personalized service and affordable custom solutions.
  • Social Media Avatar Photo Shoot with Shallyse Gastelum:  Every Mom in attendance is invited to have a complimentary photo taken to be used for her social media communities, such as Facebook, Twitter, Linked In, and more.
  • Pampering Station sponsored by Jami Cruikshank, Mary Kay Consultant:  Jami Cruikshank, Mary Kay consultant, will bring colleagues with her to provide stations for mini-services, will give each Mom mini satin hands sets, which include night emollient cream, hand cream and a scrub.
  • Decadent Desserts and Wine Tasting:  Catering and cash bar hosted by the Embassy Suites, Cary, and special wine tasting for all attendees donated by local wine distributor/winery.

Get ready for some door prizes and giveaways (worth over $2000):
  • Green Pea Baby:  Ergo Baby Carrier ($105 value), Ergo Backpack, Ergo Front Pouch, Baby Caton Carrier ($65.99 value)  JJCole Items ($ value)
  • Scandinavian Child:  1 Beaba Babycook + Babycook Book ($185 value), 1 lillebaby EveryWear Carrier ($100 value), 1 Svan Bouncer ($120 value)
  • RDU Tennis:  One week tennis camp summer 2010 ($150 value)
  • SitterConnection.net:  Preferred Sitter Service for our Event and Premium annual membership ($199 value).  
  • Tupperware:  Spring Products Gift Basket ($50 value)
  • Vincent Shoes: Gift certificate for Kids, Toddlers, and Baby Shoes ($ value)
  • Thomas Nelson Publishers: Bundle of 2 novels for 10 lucky moms "Never Let You Go" by Erin Healy and "Hand of Fate" by Lis Wiehl.
  • DIY GO MOM! EPlanner:  All new dated July 2010 through August 2011 and available June 1st, 5 Lucky Moms will win their copy of our brand new EPlanner. ($15 value each)

Everyone goes home a winner:

On the slim chance that you aren't a recipient of a door prize or giveaway, everyone gets a swag bag full of information, free goodies, and coupons that moms like you can use. Each bag includes a ZSpotlight Discount Card worth $20 alone!

Finally, you're helping a cause that resonates here in the Raleigh-Durham area. All ticket proceeds go to Nancy's Butterfly Fund, an organization created to help women and children to free themselves from the danger of domestic violence in memory of one who could not.

Fadra N Thursday, April 22, 2010

We are giving a RDU Moms shout-out to Sarah Hall at the Go Ask Mom desk at WRAL.com. She has been really helpful at promoting our event and has even posted on their site about the event. Check it out as a great resource for Triangle moms!



We also are thrilled that Carolina Parent.com, the Triangle's Family Resource, has featured our event in their 2010 Mother's Day Guide. After the fun from our night out is over, make sure you visit for ideas on how to make it last all weekend!

Erin Lane Wednesday, April 21, 2010

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RDU Mom's Nite Out has a preferred babysitter service that can help you get out of the house for a few hours.



Need a sitter for the evening so you can enjoy a few hours without the kiddos to have fun and pamper yourself? (Which you TOTALLY deserve!!)

If so, check out Sitter Connection, www.sitterconnection.net, Wake County's professional local babysitter referral service which aims to "connect families with sitters."

All sitters are at least 18 years of age and have gone through an application process, reference checks, background check and in-person interview. Just send us an e-mail if you'll be needing a sitter and we'll give you a discounted one-time placement fee of only $5 instead of the regular $15! Sitters will be paid directly by the client; average is $10-$12/hr.

Please call or e-mail Amanda, founder and owner, with any questions, 919.412.7499 or sitterconnection@gmail.com

Sue Friday, April 16, 2010

NATIONAL MOM'S NITE OUT 2010!

Look out Triangle, mom's are taking the night off! The second annual National Mom's Nite Out is scheduled for May 6, 2009 at the Embassy Suites of Cary, NC and includes entertainment, drinks, prizes and chocolate - lots and lots of chocolate. Moms are encouraged to come relax, put their feet up, grab a drink and celebrate all that is MOM!

Organized by Molly Gold of Go Mom Inc., local companies like Scandinavian Child, Green Pea Baby, and One Chic Mama have come together with a fantastic group of local bloggers to put together a fabulous event where Moms get a well-deserved night off. The event will feature pampering stations, fashion tips, amazing North Carolina focused giveaways and much more. And better yet, proceeds from the event benefit local charity, Nancy's Butterfly Fund.

"We wanted to put together an event that would not only encourage moms with kids of all ages to come out for a night that's all about them, but an event where we could give back to our community." said event organizer, Molly Gold. "Domestic violence is such a horrific issue that usually stays quiet. We want to bring this organization to the forefront and help in any way we can."

The brainchild of Maria Bailey, author of "The Ultimate Mom Book" and host of Mom Talk Radio, National Mom's Nite Out™ is timed just before the official Mother's Day holiday for a reason. 
"Born out of the idea that most moms are busy taking care of other mothers on Mother's Day, National Mom's Nite Out™ was meant to give moms an excuse to take the night off. Building on last year's success, we are anticipating even more parties and participation as the excitement builds for this year's event." Bailey said.

According to Bailey, last year's inaugural event drew national attention as Twitter's #3 "Trending Topic", over 10 million media impressions through blogs, vlogs, websites and other social media outlets and 400 Mom Bloggers participating in over 1000 nationally-organized events. Dozens of sponsors provided prizes for the events, as well as products and services for Dads or caregivers to use with the children at home.
 
From homes to hotels and malls to restaurants, moms will gather to enjoy refreshments, entertainment and prizes courtesy of local community groups and major sponsors. Teams of mom bloggers are organizing events in New York, Los Angeles, Dallas and dozens of cities in between. 
Hundreds of mom-organized parties and gatherings will be taking place that evening, and videos will be streaming live through MomTV.com. If Moms can't attend an event at a physical location, they can still take part in the festivities through the MomTV live streams, or through online chats, Skype and Twitter tweet-ups.

· What: National Mom's Nite Out is shaping up to be the largest cooperative effort of Mommy groups, Mom-focused organizations, bloggers and vloggers- all coming together for one great night in support of motherhood.

· When: Thursday, May 6, 2010 (Thursday before Mother's Day)

· Where: Embassy Suites, Harrison Ave, Cary, NC

· Cost: $20 (all proceeds benefit Nancy's Butterfly Fund)

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit our blog RDU National Mom's Nite Out blog or to buy tickets immediately please visit our RDU National Mom's Nite Out Eventbrite page.

Information via:
Michele Little
One Chic Mama, Inc.
www.onechicmama.com

Fadra N Monday, April 12, 2010

1. So you can meet other moms just like you.

2. Or you can meet other moms nothing like you.

3. So you can eat chocolate, lots and lots of chocolate (desserts will be plentiful).



4. So you can take home a bag of free stuff (everyone takes home a "swag bag").

5. And hopefully, win some really cool free stuff (giveaways throughout the evening!).

6. So you can help benefit Nancy's Butterfly Fund, a local organization raising awareness of domestic violence (all ticket proceeds will go to this charity).

7. So you can take a break from baseball/basketball/soccer/dance practice (even though you love your children dearly).

8. So you can dress up for something other than work or parent-teacher conferences.

9. So you can network your heart out or put your feet up and relax.

10. Because you're a MOM. 'Nuff said.

Don't forget to get your tickets - on sale now!




Sue Thursday, March 25, 2010

My name is Sue Robinson and I am a local Triangle blogger, stay-at-home mother of two kids ages 1 and 3, social media junkie, retired pastry chef and I am going to RDU's National Mom's Nite Out.

I wanted to get involved with this event because I am trying my best to be more locally aware, locally connected and meet new moms. What better place to do all that then at an event that celebrates what it means to be a mom?

I am hoping to make new connections, make new friends, have a good time and most importantly; laugh and smile a lot!

This is exactly the kind of break I have been wishing for and the fact that all I did was raise my hand and say, "Can I help?" has lead me to already make connections that will last a lifetime. I feel so honored to be working with the women and companies on our planning committee. If you haven't checked them out yet, you should.

I hope that you are going to attend as well, that way we can meet, cheers to ourselves and have a good laugh, all with a big smile on our faces!

Are you attending? If so, leave a comment telling us why. Thanks and talk to you soon...

Sue

National Mom's Nite Out is on Twitter!

Follow @MomsNiteOut for all the happenings across the nation.

Sue

Are you a local Raleigh/Durham, NC company or affiliate that would like to be involved? Yes!

Then please contact us if you would like to participate in our local National Mom's Nite Out:

  • Sponsors, Giveaways, and Swag Bags: If any of these are of interest to your company, please contact Molly Gold, President of GO MOM! Inc,. at mgold@gomominc.com

*all below information from and all rights reserved National Mom's Nite Out

How you can help!

Bloggers, Moms and Social Media

There are a number of ways that you as a mom can get involved in National Mom’s Nite Out:

  • Host your own event in your home or in your community. Gather a group of moms together and throw your own Mom’s Nite Out party! We will have recipes, activities and lots of ideas for you throughout April and into May, submitted by moms and companies. If you have ideas you’d like to share, click here to share your ideas.Whether your event is open to the public or private, we’d like to recognize it as an official National Mom’s Nite Out celebration. Please click HERE to share the details with us. We’ll list it as private on the Website but we want to still promote you, your blog or organization as supporting this amazing night of celebrations. If you event is public, we’ll promote your National Mom’s Nite Out event on this site, as well as through eNewsletters and local and national media releases.
  • Partner with a local retailer or event sponsor. There are hundreds of retailers and organizations throwing National Mom’s Nite Out parties. These party organizers are looking for moms to partner with to be Party Hostesses. This is a great way to get to know businesses in your community, publicize your brand, blog, website, podcast or books to other moms and get your name out there. If you are interested in being a local Party Hostess click HERE, enter your information, and we will do our best to introduce you to a local party organizer.
  • Donate your product, book or services as a prize for National Mom’s Nite Out. If you are a mompreneurer or business owner and you’d like visibility in the community, this is a great way to have your product, book or services profiled. Simply send a high resolution of your product, service or book, along with a short (50 words or less) description of the item to Valika@bsmmedia.com. We will then profile it on our Mom’s Reading Page and/or Prize page and it will be one of the items we give away to a mom on May 6th. Prizes will be awarded via Twitter, Newbaby.com and Momsniteout.com. All donated items will be mailed directly from the donator and BSM Media will notify you on May 7th of the winner and her information.

Companies and Brands

It’s not too late for your company or product to get involved in National Mom’s Nite Out. There are numerous sponsorship, sampling, promotional and event opportunities available.

Here’s how you can participate in National Mom’s Nite Out:

  • Donate a product or products for the multiple sweepstakes and contests on May 6th
  • Contribute swag for moms attending local events
  • Sponsor content on National Mom’s Nite Out website such as great food and/or drink recipes or fun activities.
  • Organize an event in your retail location that we can publicizeWe welcome retail locations and companies to host their own events. It can be as simple as a wine and cheese gathering or as extravagant as fashion shows and pedicures. National Mom’s Nite Out organizers can partner retailers and companies with local moms to help create a buzz in your community and bring moms to the event. To inquire about partnering with local moms bloggers and influencers, please email Valika@bsmmedia.com.
  • Promote National Mom’s Nite Out through your communication channels
  • Underwrite a local event
  • Share special discounts or offers with moms for May 6th

Specific Opportunities for companies:

We are currently seeking companies who have food and beverage items which we can showcase at local mom-hosted events. To donate, please email Valika@bsmmedia.com. All donations will be recognized through a series of promotional opportunities.

Listing your event as an official National Mom’s Nite event:

The list of local and national events associated with National Mom’s Nite is constantly growing. If you have an existing event or want to host an event at your retail location, mom destination, restaurant or other facility, simply send us details. Make sure to include all the important who, what, when and where.

Why sponsor a Mom’s Nite Out event?

The answer is simple. National Mom’s Nite Out will support it with the following:

  • Promotion through online partnerships with mom bloggers, Twitter, social media and mom websites
  • Promotion via press releases and media kits
  • Partner your company/event with local mom influencers who can serve as hostesses and bring friends to your event
  • Promotion on the National Mom’s Nite Out website, blog and on Newbaby.com

Sue


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Sue Friday, March 5, 2010

According to the founder, Maria Bailey, this is what National Mom's Nite Out is all about:

Ask a mom about Mother’s Day and she’ll tell you that she often has to focus on other mother’s in her life. What she would really love for Mother’s Day is a day off- Welcome to National Mom’s Nite Out.

The first ever National Mom’s Nite Out is the brainchild and passion of Maria Bailey, internationally known Mom expert and author of “The Ultimate Mom.” Maria is host of Mom Talk Radio, Founder of BlueSuitMom.com, Co-Founder of Newbaby.com and Founder of Mom Select. She is also the author of “Marketing to Moms” Getting Your Share of Trillion Dollar Market”, “Trillion Dollar Moms: Marketing to a New Generation of Mothers” and “Mom 3.0: Marketing with Moms by Leveraging New Media and Technologies”. For over a decade, Maria has exhibited a passion for bringing attention to the economic and social influence of US mothers. National Mom’s Nite Out is a long overdue event and the ultimate attempt to unite moms and companies in celebrating motherhood. However Maria is not doing it herself, she and her team at BSM Media have reached out to every mom influencer, mommy group, social media network and company they’ve ever met along their decade in the mom market to create the ultimate in Mom’s Nite Out.

The National Mom’s Nite Out is the first nationally organized celebration of motherhood Intended to bring together today’s moms, physically and virtually, The National Mom’s Nite Out will unite over 150 social media groups, companies, local playgroups, mommy bloggers and mother social networks in giving moms a well deserved night off.

The evening will consist of local events held across the country, as well as mom-organized parties and virtual activities. To allow moms everywhere to join in on the fun, mothers will be invited to throw their own mom’s nite out event by downloading party ideas and elements from The National Mom’s Nite Out website. The night of the event moms can join in the fun through online chats, Skype and Twitter tweet-ups.

When

Thursday, May 6, 2010 (Thursday before Mother’s Day)

Where

Online, On Twitter, In Social Network Sites, In-home and In Sponsoring Retail Locations

Who

The National Mom’s Nite Out is being orchestrated by Maria Bailey, Host of Mom Talk RadioNewbaby.com, BlueSuitMom.com, and MomSelect.com. Simon Property Group, Inc, the largest operator of regional malls, is a host event sponsor of The National Mom’s Nite Out and will provide venues for moms to attend local events in their cities. and author of “The Ultimate Mom Book” as well as top Mom Websites,

Event Overview

Beginning in February, presenting partners (mom bloggers, mom websites and social networks) will begin promoting and generating buzz about this year’s National Moms’ Nite Out celebration. The website will include:

Information on events being held, activity schedules and directions including:

  • Virtual Mom’s Nite Out party planning elements, such as instructions on hosting an in-home Moms’ Nite out party, recipes ideas, printable invitations, etc.
  • Electronic applications that moms may use to demonstrate their excitement on blogs, Facebook, MySpace and Twitter.
  • Sponsor recognition and content
  • Photo and video galleries

Sponsorship Opportunities

There are many opportunities for companies who want to connect with the lucrative mom market to be involved with The National Mom’s Nite Out event. These include:

  • Local Market Event Sponsorship
  • Entertainment Sponsorship
  • Online sponsor of e-blasts, emails, printable elements
  • Custom opportunities available

Please contact Amy Sobel for sponsorship opportunities, (954) 943-2322, x6 or amy@bsmmedia.com.

Sue Monday, March 1, 2010

Mark your calendars ladies, the second annual National Mom's Nite Out is coming!

Thursday May 6, 2010 from 6:30 - 9:30 pm @ the Embassy Suites of Cary.

Stay tuned for more details right here on our RDU National Mom's Nite Out blog!

Thanks and talk to you soon...