Jun 1, 2007

Mamasource - A Review

The following is a website review for MotherTalk's Blog Tour.

Imagine a large circle of local moms, gathered together to ask questions, give advice, share tips, and more without ever having to leave their living rooms. That is the concept behind Mamasource, a unique website created for mothers.

Unlike other websites for mothers (at least ones that I’m aware of), Mamasource focuses on community…..YOUR community. When you register (for free) you simply type in your zip code and voila! You have a network of moms living near you at your fingertips.

Loved a visit you had a to a pediatrician? You can post a recommendation so that other mothers can benefit from your experience. Want to find out where other mothers have enjoyed having their children’s birthday parties? You’ll find that information, too.

You can sign up for email updates and see what questions moms near you may be asking, and if you know the answer or have a good suggestion, just log in and post. If you have your own questions, on anything from toilet training, to adolescent angst, you’re free to post that as well.

Here's a description of the site right from "the source:"

Mamasource is a safe and easy way to connect with other moms in your local area. Find the advice, referrals and insight you need, in a supportive community of moms helping moms.

I really enjoy Mamasource simply because of the close-knit community of moms. I’m sure many wonderful friendships will develop between moms who would’ve otherwise been complete strangers. Never before have I come across a site that has this local, homey angle to it.

If you’re a mom, head on over and check out Mamasource. And if you know a mom who could benefit from such a site, share the link with her, too. Enjoy!


Dapoppins said...

all from my key board? I don't have to put on makeup or do my hair or anything...just pour coffee and viola!

Yeah Baby. That's what I't talkin about!

Amy Alkon said...

Mamasource is anything but a "safe and easy way to connect with other moms." They've spammed the entire address books of a number of people. Details here.


This isn't my blog -- it's the blog of another woman who's been affected by these creeps. We want the name and address and phone number of the people behind Mamasource. Not surprisingly, they are not available.

Michelle said...

I spent a lot of time on mamasource and answered a ton of questions for people. The problem is that I rarely ever saw anyone from my area. Even the spotlighted "help someone in" my town was always someone in CA. So people from where I live would post a request in daycare or babysitting and get maybe 1 or 2 responses (if they got any at all)
It was also very limited. You couldn't even find anyone in your area. Not community at all. So when I replied to some folks from my town with my group on lilaguide, no warning at all, they just DELETED MY ACCOUNT! I lost all the contacts I did manage to make with friends I had made, they didn't respond to any of my e-mails to them.
Anyway, I wasn't promoting www.lilaguide.com but now I am. It's a better resource anyway (like a mixture of MySpace, yahoo answers/groups and more) much more community friendly so now I actually help people where I live and I can help people outside of where I live.
Mamasource is crap!