mama say what?! so special? We are an eclectic mix of mamas from all over North America including one mama in Germany and one in Japan. The founding mamas met many years ago through an online wedding planning forum. We shared ideas, gave advice, and lent our virtual shoulders to cry on as we said our wedding vows and began starting our families.
meet (some) mamas: Mama Say What?! is comprised of almost 30 active contributors from all walks of life. We are entirely self-made and self-run. Our founding group of mamas gave us everything we needed to get started: a CEO (Cari Hollis), a graphic designer (Alex Tebow), an accountant (Kailey York) and a web designer/developer (Kate Dorsey). Our lead copy editor, Cassie Wiselka, joined the team, bringing a strong background in journalism with her. And Mary Ellen Meyer coordinates all of our giveaways. While these women take care of the legalities, oversight and design of the overall site (as well as contributing themselves when they find time!), its heart and soul lies with our active contributors and editors who bring us our 5-10 posts a week, on average. This is truly a team effort.
As we shared the excitement and anticipation of our pregnancies and new babies, we grew in numbers and formed a group of mamas who managed to give each other waivering support even though we come from different parts of the world, different walks of life, and all have different parenting styles. Mama Say What?! was born out of a desire to share the knowledge, experience, and support our beloved community of mamas has given each of us. Now we can share it with anyone who is interested in reading about mamahood from a variety of perspectives; both mainstream and not.
cari hollis CEO
VP of PUBLISHING
kailey york CFO
The concept that it â€œtakes a village to raise a childâ€? has proven true for us. Community is our past, present, and future.
VP of COMMUNICATIONS
LEAD COPY EDITOR
mary ellen meyer
be an (honorary) mama: how to partner with MSW
Mama Say What?! is thrilled to have already partnered with some of our favorite brands: Graco, Munchkin, Beco, Baby K’Tan, Boppy, Chicco, Líllébaby, Maxi Cosi, and Britax to name a few! We are always looking for new opportunities to team up and show our readers what we think are the best products on the market. Mama Say What?! is still growing. We are less than two years old, but we are still very proud of what we have accomplished so far. Our plans for 2013 included upgrading our servers to improve site speed and reliability (done!) and we plan to add a community forum in late 2014. As we celebrated our first birthday last July, we saw our best numbers yet with about 1.2 million hits! Stats from the last six months: 608,000+ hits (source: Awstats) 423,000+ unique visitors Over 3000 fans on Facebook Worldwide readership base with readers and subscribers in 139 countries Average reader is 20-50 and female
ways to partner with msw: 1. sponsor a giveaway: Here’s how it works. Your company sends one of our mamas a sample product to test out. She writes a fabulous review of your product. You provide an identical product for us to giveaway. Giveaway participants are required to interact with your business as well as msw, so everyone wins! 2. sponsor the blog: Purchase advertising space on MSW at introductory level pricing. Ad space starts at only $150 for 3 months. Ask us about locking in your pricing for the whole year!
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sponsor a giveaway! Whether you’re a blossoming Etsy shop or a big corporation, we want to talk to you about giving our mamas an opportunity to review your products and our readers the opportunity to win your products. Contact us for more information. We’re friendly and we’d love to chat! E-mail:
purchase an ad! 250 px
Buying an ad is simple! Ads start at $150 for 3 months. 6 and 12 month ad placements are available. You can sign up for your ad in just a few minutes at www.mamasaywhat.com/advertise Or contact:
firstname.lastname@example.org (for questions and year long placements)
thank you for your interest in partnering with us! http://www.mamasaywhat.com General Info: Advertise: Sponsored Giveaways: Facebook: Pinterest: Twitter: Instagram:
the mamas: Kate D. Sue F. Miriam R. Cari H. April M. Heidi C.
Cassie W. Sarah H. Melissa T. Amanda P. Laura K. Jennifer G.
email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com www.facebook.com/mamasaywhat www.pinterest.com/mamasaywhat1 www.twitter.com/#!/mamasaywhat instagram.com/mamasaywhat_
connect with us: Michelle W. Lauren W. Christina D. Mary Ellen M. Lori W. Samantha A.
Kathy S. Melanie W. Kailey Y. Sandy T. Betty M. Vanessa B.
Jessica S. Angie W. Denise B. Alex T. Bonnie N.