more urbanMamas' launchy love
Launches must be in the air this week. Today, Stefania (a.k.a. Citymama and former PDX-ite) IM-ed me with the link to the beta launch of her much-ballyhoed new job, ParentsConnect. I've been following the murmurs for a while given that another longtime friend of mine, who also has connections to Portland, is a featured ParentsConnect blogger.
The site's still in its early stages; it seems to endeavor to be a mixture of iVillage, Blogging Baby, and DotMoms. It's certainly wonderful to see so many sites cater to mamas, but it's interesting to wonder: just how much purchasing power are the marketing guys behind them attributing to us? Kind of makes you want to band together and demand more from them all, does it not?
One thing I know: it's fabulous that one side effect of this surge in places for mamas (and papas, grandparents, and babysitters) to connect is offering so many of us the ability to work from home. Yay for that!