Mamasource: Connecting Moms in your community
I was recently introduced to Mamasource.com, a new online hub for Moms that has several distinct advantages. First, it's organized by geography so that you can connect with people in your local area, and get local recommendations for pediatricians, Moms' groups, family outings and the like.
Second, the site is ad-free (aside from member recommendations) and therefore won't clutter up your mind with dancing widgets on every corner, trying to get your attention to refinance your mortgage. This is truly a relief now that even many "highbrow" sites are using these annoying animated ads.
Finally, you can ask questions and get answers from other members. The local focus is valuable again for this feature. The main downside to this was that I saw a number of posted questions that were more suitable for a doctor or other professional's advice. Any significant advice you get online should be verified by reliable sources.
Mamasource is new and depends on users to invite friends to join in order to generate critical mass. The more women who populate this online network, the more valuable the knowledge base will be. So if you are a new Mom who wants to increase the connectivity among parents in your area, give Mamasource a whirl.
You can read what other Moms are saying about Mamasource by visiting the other stops on the MotherTalk blog tour.