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April 2014

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Learn More About Becoming a Local Mom Reviewer

Mom Reviewer Criteria

Mom Reviews is a new section of the FAMILY Magazine website where moms (and dads) can share reviews of books, toys, products, fun places to go with their kids and other great things. In most cases, Mom Reviewers choose items to review and then get to keep what they review. Reviews appear online; once a quarter, select reviews will be published in our print magazine.

Characteristics of a Mom Reviewer

  •  Reader of FAMILY Magazine
  •  Mom or Dad of at least one child
  •  Writes well and can communicate clearly
  •  Has time to complete review within 10 days of receiving assignment
  •  Has the desire to share information with other parents in a non-partisan manor
    (No special agendas, please.)

Selection Criteria

  •  Possess the characteristics of a Mom Reviewer
  •  Ability to pick up materials from the FAMILY Magazine office in Reston, VA
  •  Ability to write and submit the materials in required Microsoft Word format
  •  Ability to provide review in a timely manor


FAMILY Magazine engages with our readers from time to time for the purpose of evaluating products, books, toys and other materials and sharing that evaluation with other parents. Places, entertainment venues and family fun activities may also be reviewed. Readers can offer their opinion of these items in the way of a Product Review. 

Mom Reviewer will submit an application to become a reviewer, which will be reviewed by FAMILY Magazine staff. Accepted reviewers will be notified. When there are materials available to be reviewed, FAMILY Magazine will send out an email asking for reviewers who are interested in being assigned that product or material to be evaluated.

The Mom Review along with a bio and photo of the Mom Reviewer are posted on the FAMILY Magazine website where comments are encouraged from other parents. FAMILY Magazine will also mention the Mom Review in the weekly eNewsletter and on Facebook.

Quarterly FAMILY Magazine may publish a select number of the Mom Reviewer in the print magazine. The photo of the product along with the photo of the Mom Reviewer may appear in this article.

Mom Reviewer may keep any materials that they review unless goods are specified to be returned to FAMILY Magazine. Goods would only need to be returned if they are to be used for an additional purpose, such as prizes for contests.

The purpose of the Mom Reviewer is to create a community of shared knowledge in the “Washington parenting community.” It is not the purpose of FAMILY Magazine to endorse or promote any goods or services. 

Would you like to become a local mom reviewer?

Please fill out this form and email it back to Britni Petersen.