As a special preview of the LA Baby Show, coming up on the weekend of November 5-6, we have interviewed or profiled many of the Show’s vendors and participants. You can read all about them on this Show blog, but of course the real fun is experiencing the Baby Show in person.
Tickets to the Baby Show are $30 per family, and $20 per individual, and can be purchased here.
Finding suitable activities to do with your family can be difficult, especially in a city as big as Los Angeles. But as always, there’s an app for that – CityMoms App was created to help parents schedule and plan the proper activities that fit their family.
To learn more, we spoke with City Moms’ Tracy Fredkin.
What is the goal of the CityMoms app?
CityMoms App helps busy parents discover, book and access in real time the best locaivities in their communities. The App is a personalized tool which makes it considerably faster and easier to find activities that suit your family’s lifestyle and schedule. Once they find an activity they like, they can also book and check in directly from the CityMoms App. We have real time inventory updates from our local partners, which means we know when and where there are spaces at classes, play venues, museums and events around the city. In addition, we showcase many free events and activities at places like local libraries, parks and community centers that would otherwise be hard to find. Parents can book paid activities with us on demand or take advantage of one convenient monthly membership which provides activity credits at member’s only prices. The App is completely free to download and use as a daily scheduler.
Where did the idea of the CityMoms app come from? How has it evolved since then?
The idea for CityMoms came from our time spent building a hyper-local community based site and events company in Southern California. We continually received feedback about how much families loved and appreciated discovering new things in their communities, but how hard they were to find. Parents reported spending not only hours searching for things to do, but also creating elaborate spreadsheets to keep track of what’s available locally. We believed there was a better way and the answer is CityMoms.
What are the most popular features on the app? What features are your personal favorites?
The most popular feature is the personalized scheduling tool. We have created a search that you can not run on Google. Parents can specify exactly how far they want to drive (or walk), the type of activity they are looking for, the age of child the activity needs to be appropriate for and the exact day and time they want to do the activity. We return real time, actionable results which allows you with one click to book the activity within minutes of finding it. Parents also love the universal membership feature which allows them to do more for less in their communities monthly.
How do you think this app best helps parents?
We believe it vastly reduces the time and frustration spent searching online for things to do and encourages families to go out and play. Let their kids decide what they love and have new experiences. We also love that it supports local businesses and helps families discover them daily.
How is CityMoms different from other, similar parenting apps?
We are the only personalized scheduling app on the market which allows you to find and book activities anytime anywhere from one single platform. We have direct partnerships with all of our local providers to ensure parents have up to the minute information to book and check in on the go. We also provide unprecedented access to local activities to drop in repeatedly on a monthly basis for classes which you could never do before.
What can parents expect to see from CityMoms at the LA Baby Show?
We love to play! So you will see our play ambassadors engaging with kids and parents across multi-age sensory stations and providing lots of great local information on the best of LA. We will also have fun treats and activity credits up for grabs!
To learn more about the City Moms app, check out citymoms.com