Moms in the Media Spotlight! How Inspiration Comes in the Most Unusual Ways.
Sometimes inspiration comes from life's most difficult circumstances like illness or loss, other times it comes from frustration over daily tasks, and yet sometimes it just pops into your head as if it was Divine intervention. Our Moms in the Spotlight this week have experienced all of the above. The Media loves their stories and I appreciate that they shared their experiences with us here. Read on, get inspired and take action!
Holly Wright created Forever Frogs in honor of her daughter, Payton Wright who lost her battle with brain cancer in 2007 at the young age of 5. Holly also created The Payton Wright Foundation to help other families battling pediatric brain cancer. She donates a portion of all proceeds from Forever Frogs to the foundation. Payton had a love for frogs, and in remembrance of her, a frog is sewn on every bag that is sold.
Forever Frogs is a fun new line of individually designed backpacks, messenger bags, lunch sacks and drawstring bags that help kids show off their individuality! Choose from a variety of fun prints and bright solid colors on each section of the bag down to the zipper. They can even be embroidered with a child’s name! Great for kids to take to school, adults to bring to work, traveling, beach trips, summer camp, slumber parties….anything!
These fun customize bags have been in the media’s spotlight and have been featured in All You Magazine, PEOPLE Moms & Babies website, in Girls’ Life Magazine, TheCelebrityCafe.com, Parenting.com, She She Me, SheKnows.com, Woman’s World Magazine, Families.com and so much more. They also have more great coverage ahead for back-to-school in an array of great regional magazines and on TV stations across the nation.
Carrie Bell was losing her hair from Grave’s Disease (an autoimmune attack on the thyroid gland) and often borrowed her husband’s baseball caps to hide her hair loss- but wearing a man’s cap with a sports team or company logo didn’t suit this stylish mom. She searched malls and catalogs for a feminine baseball cap that she would feel good wearing, but couldn’t find any. So, she created them herself and Madcapz was born. Madcapz are a chic twist on the classic baseball cap- designed just for women.
Carrie’s caps have been featured by a great deal of media outlets including the Wall Street Journal, Nylon, Fore Magazine, BoomerGirl, TravelGolf.com, and The Golf Guide. Plus, you will likely see Madcapz featured this fall in O, The Oprah Magazine!
Type “A” personality mom, Paula Roeske, invented the Universal Baby Food Jar Organizer after her son had a jar fall from a cabinet resulting in his first trip to the emergency room with broken toes. Soon after, when her triplets came along, Roeske needed to find a way to tame the chaos of bottles and sippy cups taking over her kitchen and invented the Universal Baby Bottle and Sippy Cup Organizer.
The organizers are adjustable to grow with your child (from bottle to sippy cup) and are compatible with over 30 brands beverage and food containers. Organizers are dishwasher safe, BPA and phthalate free and can be stored in the pantry, fridge or freezer (great for store bought or homemade baby food). The Media interest in these efficient space savers has included O, The Oprah Magazine, Martha Stewart Living, BabyZone, Parenting Magazine, Real Simple and many more. PRK Products has seen summer features in Georgia Family Magazine and KC Baby Magazine. You will also see PRK Products in the August/September issue of Long Island Parent Magazine.
With the economy being as it was in 2010, mother of four Angela Keith and her husband Aric decided to find a way to stay financially afloat while maintaining the ability f0r Angela to stay home with the kids. Angela came up with the idea for Hair Thingz after experimenting with stylish ways of pulling her daughters’ hair back. HairThingz are a fun and simple way to style hair and keep it in place without causing any damage or breakage. If you have girls then you understand the importance of finding hair accessories that are durable and stylish. From the beginning, Angela has insisted on sourcing all materials and packaging from the USA, and to this day HairThingz are manufactured in her hometown of Vancouver, Washington.
This unique girls fashion accessory has generated great interest with the media including Good Morning America, Allure, Good Day LA, Great Day San Antonio, My Carolina Today, Fox 5 Mornings on KSWB-TV and much more. Don’t miss upcoming features of HairThingz in the August issue of Charlotte Parent Magazine and the fall issue of MetroFamily Magazine.
Lindsay Harris is the founder of Glow Baby, a collection of everyday products designed for busy moms. Just in time for the hectic back-to-school season, the Media is buzzing about The Organized Family Menu Planner, My Story memory book, and Baby’s First Journal.
Glow Babyhas media opportunities in the works with Good Morning Arizona, SheKnows.com, Hudson Valley Parent, The Family Groove, Fox Morning News in San Diego, 24/7 Moms- and many, many others.
All of this amazing media coverage has been generated by Ann Noder and her amazing team at Pitch Public Relations.
If you are interested in having your moment in the Media Spotlight, Pitch has limited availability for August and September 2012 campaigns. Pitch has teamed up with Mom Invented to offer affordable campaigns that get dramatic results for our Mom Invented community members. Learn more here!
Tagged as: Ann Noder, Baby's First Journal, Forever Frogs, Glow Baby, HairThingz, Madcapz, Mom Invented Companies, My Story Memory Book, Pitch Public Relations, Tamara Monosoff, The Organized Family Menu Planner, Universal Baby Bottle and Sippy Cup Organizer, Universal Baby Food Jar Organizer