January 11, 2010
As we enter a new year and a new decade, we enter yet another year of urbanMamas.com. Started in 2004, a handful of mamas decided to throw this resource together to help mamas connect, share experiences, lend feedback, and more. There has been SO much we have tackled here on uM: from our varied searches for the right pediatrician, OB/Gyn, midwives or doulas, to finding the right childcare or schools. We also talk about diversity, papahood, cereal, neighborhoods, and - of course - biking. We have shared our stories; we're family now.
We are just a handful of mamas trying to grow our little community of sharing. We are not alone in our quests as [vegan, single, carless, adoptive, lesbian, partnered, (sub)urban] mamas.
So, we'd like to know: Has urbanMamas served you well? How can it serve you better? Different conversations? Different features? Different format? What can we do better? Do you tweet with us? Are we friends on facebook? Do you come out to w(h)ine nights or coffee playdates or clothing/toy/post holiday swaps or working mama lunches? Should we do more in-person urbanMama gatherings? Which particular get-togethers are most appealing for you?
Well, we can't promise we can deliver, but we can sure try! And, please be gentle with your constructive criticism. I, for one, am a bit sensitive and groggy in my postpartum state. As always, if you think there is something you can help us with, feel free to volunteer to take on a job or two to help keep our community going and growing.