004: Parent Playground

Tyronica Gibson is the founder of Parent Playground; the new app and platform which connects parents to find safe, healthy and fun playdates to do with their kids.

She is a professional "Peopler" and holds the title "Miss Live Your Best Life". She is also the founder of the women's networking group, The Virago Association, where she strives to move other women forward in their careers and businesses.

Tyronica is also the host of the new podcast, Shift Happens, which is a platform for parents to discuss and listen to some of the struggles, trials and successes other parents have had with their children.

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More about the Virago Association (from the website):

The Virago Association was created by two women in search of a support system after being laid off from their jobs. These two young African-American women were single mothers from a low socio-economic status with big dreams. They came together hoping, praying and searching for the same things; a solid support system, guidance, and to have control over their future. What these women wanted more than anything was to never be in this predicament again…

After sharing their circumstances with one another, the two women decided to not waste any more time and to start working on whatever it took to make their dreams come true. They joined different networking groups and attempted to connect with other like-minded women to give them the tools, skills and knowledge they were seeking to turn their lives around. Unfortunately, through their search they couldn’t find exactly what they were looking for…

Ta’Quonna, Founder-President; is known for her skills and abilities to think “outside of the box” when it comes to getting things done. She has a Master’s in Social Work, and values empowering women to be “go-getters” even when the odds seem to be against them.

Tyronica, Founder-Vice President, is known for her skills using visuals in the form of social media ads when it comes to relaying information. She has over a decade worth of experience in various customer service industries and her life’s mission is to give others the confidence to live their lives on their own terms with the freedom they desire.

The next turn of events was when they decided to create an opportunity of support and community not just for themselves but for other women like them. On October 29, 2019 this was the evening the two ladies utilized various virtual tools to brainstorm, develop, and implement a plan into existence; The Virago Association. It wasn’t until March 8th, 2020 (National Women’s Day) the women landed on their official name, their amazing logo, a website, and had their first launch! Within the first few months The Virago Association had its first few members and the founders quickly decided to switch gears and establish The Virago Association as a legal entity.

The Virago Association will always be a place of community, belonging, and women supporting other women in achieving their goals. As the world around them continues to promote change, bring forth successes and even adversity The Virago Women will continue to evolve. These long lasting relationships will be sustained by the values, mission, and vision of The Virago Association.

More about Parent Playground (from the website):

Parent Playground is for parents who are new to a city or neighborhood and need a secure way to make friends while also arranging playdates for your child(ren). Unlike other apps, dads finally have a place to connect. We will help you to build parent-bonds in a comfortable environment. ​ Parent Playground is here for everyone to get out of their own way and finally have some fun for themselves. Kids will be kids, but parents need to have a good time too! You no longer have to choose between having fun with your adult friends and doing kid-friendly activities. ​ Parent Playground will also feature small businesses that suit you and your child(ren) needs for many different services, products, and entertainment options available at your fingertips. ​ Features and Benefits:

  • Connect with parents who share your interests by sharing photos and GIF's .

  • Message parents in private. Start fun conversations to get to know each other and plan outings

  • Discover events happening, small businesses to support, family attractions, and activities to be apart of.

  • Join live chat sessions to have group conversations in real time.

  • Find resources to help you find parent recommended family doctors and How-To guides.

  • Parent Playground TV: A variety of informational and entertainment videos to making parenting easy.

  • Buy and Sell in the store: You can discover everyday items, specialty items, or educational resources. If you are a small business owner get your items listed!

  • Parent Playground Magazine gives parents the best resources and advice from experts and other parents just like you! Subscribe to get parent hacks, financial success tips, funny stories that you can relate to, and much more all in one space, every month! Parent Playground Magazine $4.99/monthly You cancel subscription at any time.

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