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Recap of our March “First Friendships” #First5Chat

Twitter Chat Details:

When: Tuesday, March 1 from 11:30 am – 12:30 pm PST

Follow: @First5LA @First5LAParents @F5LABestStart

Guest Panel: 

Joann Woolley of Sign4Baby – Joann is a mama of three who is passionate about enhancing the lives of families with baby sign language. Joann teaches classes and educates the public through articles and blog posts. Sign4Baby has achieved Sign2Me® Presenters' Network Level I Certification, an official acknowledgement of their proficiencies and high professional standards. Sign4Baby is also certified by the Signing Time Academy and has been featured on Fox 5 San Diego, KFMB Channel 8, The Voice of San Diego, and Visit: Follow: @sign4baby

Mercedes Samudio, LCSW Parent Coach –  As a parenting coach, I am your empowerment and confidence guide on your parenting journey. For almost a decade, I have been working with families – like yours – to help them develop healthy communication skills, manage severe emotional issues, develop coping skills to manage behaviors, create dynamic parent-child relationships, and navigate social media & technology as a family. Visit: Follow: @ParentSkillz

Jillian Darlington – CEO and founder of the MomCo app. MomCo was inspired by my own life experiences. I believe having the support of mom friends is so important to the well-being of moms. MomCo is a geolocation based social networking app that helps moms find friendship, playdates, events, resources, and deals. We have been featured in numerous media outlets, including the “Today” show, Huffington Post, Women’s Health,, and I am a SheKnows Expert, a member of the Today Show Parenting team and regular expert on Fox5 News. My greatest passion lies in helping moms find the support and resources they need to happily navigate their way through motherhood. Visit: Follow: @MomCoApp

LA Parent Magazine – For 35 years L.A. Parent has be the trusted go-to source for resources, information, inspiration and fun things to do for families in Los Angeles. Our mission is simple--connect parents with their community, celebrate the joys of parenthood, help navigate the challenges and be a constant reminder to go out and have fun with your kids. Our award-winning monthly magazine, weekly digital newsletters, website and special editions on education and special needs reach more than 200,000 families each month. For more information, visit Follow: @LAParentMag

Use: #First5Chat

Topics include:

  • Benefits of building a family network/parenting community
  • How bonding with your child helps build social skills
  • Play date do’s and don’ts


Two winners: Teach My™ Learning Kit - Teach My™ are makers of award winning learning tools that help your child get a head start! Their products teach babies, toddlers and preschoolers the basic skills, things like; the alphabet, colors, shapes, numbers, reading, and even math! Their aim is to encourage early learning, parent child interaction, self-esteem and help children to develop fine motor skills and excellent hand eye coordination. Visit for more information. Value: $29.99 each

Two winners: 3-month subscription to Green Kid Crafts™  – Green Kid Crafts™ is a green company that provides creative and educational activities to do with kids through our eco-friendly Subscription Service, Discovery Boxes, Birthday Activities, and STEAM Science Kits. With Green Kid Crafts, both parents and kids can enjoy sustainable arts, crafts, and STEM science activities that spark creativity, build confidence, and cultivate respect and love for the environment. Visit for more information. Value: $60 each

One winner: Lullaby Earth™ Breeze Breathable Crib Mattress – The Lullaby Earth™ line of baby crib mattresses was designed by parents, grandparents and engineers dedicated to creating the safest baby crib mattress possible. It's the result of years of research - with health, safety and affordability as its top priorities. Unlike competing products in its price range, Lullaby Earth baby crib mattresses are completely free of polyurethane foam (including soybean foam blends), vinyl/PVC, PFC and antibacterial treated fabrics, as well as questionable fire retardants and known allergens. Visit for more information. Value: $279

*Please note: To be eligible to win a prize, you must RSVP on this post with your Twitter handle. You must also be present during the party, using hashtag #First5Chat, when your name is drawn and announced. First 5 LA employees are ineligible to win. Winners must not have won a prize from First 5 LA in the past 90 days.


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