Another Parenting Site? Really?

14 Apr

Yep, you read that right! We’ve joined the ranks of parenting sites already out there. But, have you seen our site? Smart Mom University has been a project in the making for 15 years, since my first child was born and when I became a mom.

When I had my first child, the Internet was just beginning and content and speed were downright lacking. Add to that, my husband and I had moved to a new city, I was eight months pregnant, had no support system, he started a new job and was looking for a job and an obstetrician. Oh, did I mention that neither of us had ever held a baby before! Basically, the only way we were going to learn about parenting was by reading books or by trial and error. Guess which one we went with?

As time went by, we gained a support system, joined a playgroup, learned a lot, by trial and error, and got into the groove of parenting. Six years went by, we had two more children and made several moves around the country giving us the opportunity to learn about parenting from so many different people. These experiences, trial and error, reading and exploring formulated my parenting skills and provided me opportunity to be the go-to-mom for many people I knew. Organizing outings for groups of friends, helping moms wean their babies before they went back to work, watching little ones so moms could get the rest they needed or some errands done were some of my favorite things to do for other women. And, what these moms didn’t know is that I learned so much from them and was delighted to be part of the village we called parenting.

So now, more than fifteen years later, I’m proud to introduce you to my new baby, Smart Mom University. I’ve gathered together a group of women whose parenting skills I truly admire and together we share basic strategies and activities we wished we had known when our kids were little. We include only the information you really need to know and provide short demonstration videos for extra help. We also provide downloads that you can use right away with your family so you don’t have to spend time making anything. We know how busy you are and want to provide you with to-the-point information so you can spend quality time with your family. The best part is that there are no advertisements to blink, scroll across the page or pop up when you least expect it.

Since we don’t have advertisers to clutter our pages and pay our bills, we provide the content of the site for free and offer the videos, downloads and links for a subscription rate of $10 a month, the cost of two lattes! And because raising children is an ongoing and ever-changing experience, we will be adding 5-10 new articles every two weeks to add to your parenting repertoire. Our site isn’t just for moms either. We have information for dads, grandparents, teachers and caregivers; anyone who spends time with your kids.

Begin your visit to Smart Mom University by taking a video tour of our campus. You can be kept up-to-date on Smart Mom University by “liking” us on Facebook (Smart Mom University) and following us on Twitter. We know that once you see our campus, you’ll be glad that we’re the new parenting site in town.

We look forward to seeing you on campus.

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