About a year ago, I met Jennifer Jhon at an event she was covering for TeenLink. I added her to my South Florida Bloggin’ Mamas FB group and she watched throughout the year as we slowly grew more and more. Well, recently it became time for the editor of South Florida Parenting Magazine to resign and Jennifer was promoted to this position.
Being placed in this new role, Jennifer discussed my group with the publisher who had been milling around a way to work with bloggers. After a few meetings, we were able to make the South Florida Parenting Magazine Mom-Approved Panel come to fruition. (You never know how relationships can be wielded in your favor, so take care with all whom you meet.)
The panel is made up of myself and 11 other fellow Bloggin’ Mamas who were selected based on applications they submitted. Throughout the next year, panelists will be attending events, reviewing products, providing tips on anything from travel to cooking to crafts, and will each have an opportunity to have an article and feature in the magazine.
In January, we were able to host a Bloggin’ Mamas Academy class at The Sun Sentinel Office in Deerfield. Then in February, we had our very first meetup of the panel at Jump A Roos in Tamarac. Jump A Roos is an indoor inflatable play space where you can bring your kids work off their energy, which some of the panelists’ kids did during our meeting. Jump A Roos provided us with pizza, salad, water and free admission to the play space as well as access to a Krav Maga class, which they offer there regularly. We also received an anti-bullying resource book from them. Toward the end, panelists had the opportunity to take some products home to review on behalf of the magazine.
I’m excited for the opportunity to not only serve on the panel, but to actually spearhead the program through my agency. I can’t wait to see what the future holds for us!
Check out some of my fellow panelists-
Congrats Heather – That’s awesome! I can’t wait to see what this year holds for you and the Mom Approved Panel!
Hi Jennifer, Thanks! This year has already been a ride. I can only imagine what else is in store for Bloggin’ Mamas.
Congrats to you and all your fellow panelists, can’t wait to read all the wisdom you have to share!
Thanks Melissa! I can’t wait either.
What a fun experience! Congratulations!
Hi Monzanita, I am rally looking forward to all of the fun. Thanks for stopping by!
Very Cool! I would love to participate and be part of a panel like this in the future!
Hi Aubrey, We will be renewing it annually if all works well. You can apply next year. Also, we have an ongoing partnership that would allow other bloggers in South Florida Bloggin’ Mamas to participate in events.
Thanks Kate! I appreciate it.
That is pretty cool!!! Congrats!!!
Congrats on such a great honor! What did your kids say when you showed them the article?
My daughter showed it off to her teacher.