Friday, May 29, 2009

Real life advice for moms by moms

Hey Mommies!

There is a new website to help mommies learn as they go from real life moms just like you and me, it is called Mamapedia

What is Mamapedia about?

About Mamapedia™

Questions and parenting go hand in hand. From the moment you discover you’re pregnant and wonder "what should I be eating?" to the day your child packs for college and asks "how much spending money will I need?" you’re constantly in need of advice. And there’s no one better to get it from than the ultimate experts: other moms.

This, in a nutshell, is why Mamapedia exists.

Mamapedia is your lifeline to millions of moms who’ve shared their real-world wisdom through local Mamasource online communities over the past two years. We compiled their answers, organized them by stage, and made them instantly searchable. We invite you to bookmark Mamapedia to find answers in a pinch, and to join your local Mamasource community so you can share what you’ve learned on your journey. And don't miss Mamapedia’s ever-expanding range of topics, including household, money, health, relationships, and many other things that moms are talking about.

Parenting is a learn-as-you-go job. So is running a company. We welcome your feedback about Mamapedia and Mamasource.

Friday, May 22, 2009

Frosted Flakes Kelloggs Plant a Seed Semifinalists

Mom Central teamed up with Kellogg's Frosted Flakes back in January to let our community know about its Earn Your Stripes (EYS) field renovation program that aimed to renovate neighborhood sports fields across the U.S. Since that time, thousands of fields were nominated some with as many as 700,000 supporters! Those fields have now been narrowed down to 100 finalists and your vote will help determine the winning fields.

The semifinalist fields were chosen based on the feasibility of the field makeover, the location and age of the field, how often it gets used, how many events take place, what teams use it, the number of other athletic fields in the community, the demand, condition, and the impact a field renovation would have on the community.

From May 1st through the 31st, you can vote for your favorite semifinalist field at Do you have a field in your area that got nominated or do you like one with a particularly compelling story? We found a playing field close to the Mom Central office! Those who nominated these fields described the conditions as having inadequate grass, equipment, uneven playing surfaces and other problems. These renovations will help to build community and provide better places for kids to stay active and play.