Get ready…Mom is going out!  On May 6, 2010, the Thursday before Mother’s Day, moms across America are taking a well-deserved break as part of the Second Annual National Mom’s Nite Out™.  Dadeland Mall will host this nationally organized celebration for motherhood that unites moms with a free event from 6 to 8 p.m. 

Dadeland Mall will be “mom” central for mothers to come together for a great social networking opportunity. The event at Dadeland Mall, hosted by CBS4 news anchor Shannon Hori, will feature live demonstrations, fun interactive activities, free prize giveaways, discounted shopping from participating retailers, live entertainment, food and wine tastings and more.  

Also, attendees will have the opportunity to experience “Style Wars,” a fierce and creative fashion design competition that will bring together teams of students from Miami International University of Art & Design. The students will have approximately one hour to create unique fashions by hand from scraps of fabric, while mall guests watch and cheer them on. 

Emmy-award winning CBS 4 News Anchor Shannon Hori will serve as the special guest host for National Mom’s Nite Out™ at Dadeland Mall. As a mother to twin boys, Colton and Caden, Hori will be celebrating Mother’s Day in advance along with the event attendees. 

“With mom’s controlling between 85 and 90 percent of household spending, Dadeland Mall is excited to give them the recognition they deserve by taking part in National Mom’s Nite Out,” said Renee Lanzara, director of marketing and business development at Dadeland Mall.  “We value the commitment that moms provide daily and want to thank them with a well-deserved night off to socialize, relax and enjoy food, entertainment and shopping.”    

The event is being orchestrated by Maria Bailey, Host of Mom Talk Radio and author of “The Ultimate Mom Book” (HCI, 2009), as well as top Mom Websites,,, and National Mom’s Nite Out™ is timed just before the official Mother’s Day holiday; born out of the idea that most moms are busy taking care of other mothers on Mother’s Day. National Mom’s Nite Out™ gives all moms an excuse to take the night off.  

“Building on last year’s success, National Mom’s Nite Out™ promises to be one of the largest cooperative efforts of Mommy groups, Mom-focused organizations and corporations, bloggers and vloggers– all coming together for one great night in support of motherhood,” said Bailey.

“We are thrilled that more than 80 Simon malls, located throughout the United States, are participating and encourage all moms to go and enjoy their planned celebrations.” 

According to Bailey, last year’s inaugural event drew national attention as Twitter’s #3 “Trending Topic”, over 10 million media impressions through blogs, vlogs, websites and other social media outlets and 400 Mom Bloggers participating in over 1000 nationally-organized events. 

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