As many parents know, that’s not an easy task in today’s world.
The question is how do you arrive at that point with all the distractions parents and children face today?
Jobs, school, travel, sports, and electronics can all take their toll on family time. That’s why Jason Bailey, a South Florida resident, created FamClub, a family-oriented subscription service that delights and motivates you to get creative. Jason is a busy father of two and a CEO of several companies but he also recognizes how important family time is and he strives to put the “fun” back in family time.
Motivation with Rewards
Above all, Bailey’s FamClub motivates children and parents through a reward system that encourages moms, dads, and kids to play and work together. FamClub embraces the technology that leads us astray from playing, working and growing together but the club’s goal reminds us to shift our attention back to the family unit.
I agreed to test and review this service because as a parent, I remember how much my children appreciated our time together and the activities we shared. Similarly, we fished, planted gardens, hiked, and created art projects often. When my sons reached their teens and our lives became more hectic, we struggled to find together time and keep up with chores. Even so, the activities we embraced are forever etched in our minds.
Choose A Plan That Works for You
FamClub offers three subscription plans: Monthly, Premium, and Basic. Premium members receive a monthly customized box that’s packed with rewards for every registered family member.
The items you’ll find in the rewards boxes will put a smile on your face. The first box I received contained a water bottle, egg-shaped chalk, foam football, trimming shears, puzzle, gardening gloves, and a mini clay pot with flower seeds. They’re essential ingredients that will motivate your children to work side-by-side with you. Most importantly, FamClub makes it incredibly simple to integrate rewards with activities you and your children already enjoy.
An app allows you to sign up and track your goals while you’re mobile. Visit the app store on your mobile device to download it.
Ribiero is “The Mogul Mom” editor-in-chief and the woman at the helm of a thriving crusade. She offers mompreneurs ultrapractical daily challenges, advice, tips, and support as they forge their paths through the triumphs and trials working moms often face. She and her team are celebrating 11 years of outstanding success in 2018. If you have additional questions after reading my information-packed email interview with Ribeiro, feel free to contact her via this link or complete the form below and I’ll get answers for you.
What led you to develop The Mogul Mom site and the services you currently offer? Specifically, what are your services?
I acquired it actually back in January of this year. The previous owner is an amazing friend and a true mentor and she was ready to transition and wanted it to land in the hands of someone who could really take it forward. I am honored she passed the baton to me! We are the world’s premier site and community for dynamic women with sparkle who are raising a family, running a business and rocking both. Some members have aspirations of launching their own business so we have a vast amount of resources to help anyone in that space as well.
What words do you believe best describe your role with The Mogul Mom?
I am here to empower, motivate, inspire and share, but most of all to LISTEN to our members and help them in any way possible. I also truly enjoy connecting members to one another so they can build meaningful relationships. If I’ve accomplished all of that, I know I have succeeded in my vision.
What is your background and how does your experience enhance your ability to motivate women to succeed?
I’ve always been a self-starter, I think that came from having an entrepreneurial father and seeing him be able to fix just about any situation while building a business based on natural-born intelligence. I also saw hard times so I believe that helped me shape my vision of how a business should be run, how to be conservative and how to grow within one’s means. Now that I am a mom, a single one at that, running three businesses, I am living the life I am helping people figure out every single day and that helps build trust. People see me being able to enjoy business success but also dealing with the day to day struggles we all do as moms, juggling schedules, negotiating, dividing and balancing time so that everyone who needs you gets your full attention including your work and when I share that, it brings me closer to the amazing women in the community and it helps to show them this all is possible. It isn’t easy, but it is absolutely possible.
How do your challenges motivate women and what are some of the challenges you’ve created?
I am always brutally honest and open about my own stories- my challenges, my struggles, my wins and my aspirations- I think that opening myself up and letting them know that beyond anything, I have been where they have been in so many regards. I have gone through a pathway myself to building businesses and creating a unique life that fuses my passions so the challenges are meant to be motivational but not authoritative, more so like a strong pair of hands on one’s back propelling someone forward while they are using their own movement as well. We’ve done a “30 Days To Your Best Self” challenge which really had our members examining their headspace, their happiness quotients, their goals, their current network vs the network they strive to have, body image, self-care, and wellness. In the end, I heard so many amazing stories about members really taking the time to think about things they usually try to ignore or put off and it has made a difference in their vision. We’re currently into a Healthy Eating challenge which hopefully is inspiring members to make great choices that work for their individual lifestyle, their body type and also to meld the head with the heart when making choices that are best for their overall life.
I’ve noticed you offer travel advice and tips. What is your role in the travel industry and how/why does travel play a part in a woman’s overall success?
I have two businesses that deal with different segments of the travel industry. One handles sales and creative marketing for hotels and destinations and the other curates unique immersive journeys for travelers that leave a footprint on their soul. Travel is, and always has been my passion so I worked hard to fuse it into business ideas to create a life that thrills me and that I truly love. I really enjoy pushing people out of their comfort zone and with the journey planning, I get to do that. Now, with The Mogul Mom, I’m doing it for people in a different way, by helping them explore their passions and encouraging them to push themselves to develop the career and the life they have always dreamed of.
Tell me about your accolades, awards, and recognition you’ve received from the media. Do you work with magazines and/or other media to get the word out about The Mogul Mom? Where have you been featured to date?
The Mogul Mom has been so fortunate to have been mentioned in amazing publications and to have been endorsed by some wonderful thought leaders. However, what I am finding now is that the best publicity we ever could hope to receive is the wonderful word of mouth support we get from the members of our community who bring dynamic women into the network and help it grow. At the end of the day, we’re only as good as the level to which we serve our audience so right now my focus truly is on the user experience. That being said though, we are continuing that trend moving forward with fantastic interviews with thought leaders in various industries that have really also gotten behind us to endorse us and there are some great media hits on the horizon – watch this space!
Add “PodPocket” to your list of fantastic gift ideas and banish tech gear from another run through the spin cycle and the dryer’s damaging heat.
Kids stuff their earbuds in their pants and hoodies’ pockets and when their clothes come off, so do their earbuds – straight into the washer and dryer. They often reappear as the laundry is being folded. Why? Because pockets are a notorious catch-all for tech gear, pens, pencils, and gadgets.
A PodPocket is in my opinion protection that’s practical but also innovative and aesthetically pleasing. These durable pouches are available in a variety of colors and accessorize well with a purse, backpack, and most outerwear. Clip them to a loop and you’re all set. PodPocket is also a perfect gift for Mom or Dad if you’re looking for a Mother’s or Father’s Day gift.
You’ll find the durability in the PodPocket’s precision-molded high-grade silicone case a perfect fit for your beloved AirPods. The protective gear provides a secure fit at a fraction of the cost you paid for the AirPods. A premium key ring and clasp securely attach while providing access that allows for charging while the AirPods are still in the PodPocket.