Post to the urbanMamas Forums

A nominal fee is charged for listings and posts to the Childcare, Schools and Summer Camps Forums, due to increasing demand, multiple posts, and administrative costs.  Rates, effective September 1, 2013:

  • Childcare Forum: $15
  • Schools Forum: $30
  • Camps Forum: $50

Once you enter and publish your post (directions below), it will be live immediately (effective 9/7/2014).  We cannot allow for published posts to appear for any extended duration.  If you wish for your post to appear at the top position, please re-submit payment and update your post.

Please note: this is a new policy and will be run on the honor system. We expect that all advertisers abide by the honor system and submit payment for every post including reposts. If admin is notified of an abuse of the forum (non-payment for posts, "featuring" posts, deleting posts not authored by the advertiser, etc...), the offending advertiser will no longer be allowed access to the uM forums.

Posting to Forums
Title of Post to be published:
Is this a re-post? Y/N

Wanna post a childcare related question?  Or maybe you have an opening at your childcare facility or preschool? Or maybe you want to rave about your fabulous nanny?  Or perhaps you're looking to sell / purchase, or pass along goods and services to fellow urbanMamas?  Or do you want to connect with other parents from a school or camp you're considering for your child?  Here's a way to allow the urbanMamas community at large to post on the forums.

  1. Go to Typepad and login as "pdxmamas@gmail.com", with "urbanmamas" as your password. Please DO NOT change the user info otherwise it will lock all users out of the system.
  2. Select the appropriate forum: uM Camps, uM Childcare (including preschools), uM Schools (grade school info only).
    • uM Camps: Share info about summer camps, day camps for spring break or school inservice days.  Please categorize as you see fit - sports, crafts, theater, general, outdoor, academic.
    • uM Childcare:  This is the place to post for nannies, nanny-share opportunities, preschool openings, daycare centers.  Please categorize - by location (SE, SW, NE, N, NW, Tigard, Beaverton, etc), program focus, length of program (PT, FT, etc).  See more guildines in Childcare Forum Posts - Tips & Tricks.
    • uM Schools:  This is the place to post for grade schools.  Preschool openings should be posted in the "uM Childcare" section.  Please categorize - by the name of the school.
  3. Click on "Begin a New Post".  Create a title, select the appropriate categories for the question, and create your post.  Please remember include at least a first name an email address if you want to be contacted!
  4. If you're adding a grade school, please add the name, location and website for the school so others have a point of reference.
  5. If you're adding a camp, please add the name, location, website and a brief description of the program.  Also, please indicate the age-group served (preK, elem, middle, or high school) and whether it's a partial or full day.
  6. Once you've formatted, spelled-checked, added the appropriate links, hit the Publish button and it be live on the uM site immediately. 

Please respect our rules!

  1. No videoes in the post
  2. Only one photo per post- please resize photos to "large" or "medium"
  3. Two paragraph maximum- utilize the "extended entry" option in the tool bar if your paragraphs are longer than a few sentences
  4. In order to keep the site visually cohesive, please do not change text size or color
  5. When paying via Paypal, please state if your post is a "re-post"

Failure to follow the rules or (re)post without payment will result in permanent suspension from the uM forums without notification. uM reserves the right to edit posts as we see fit. Please contact uM with any questions: urbanMamas@gmail.com.

Please only post questions that are relevant and appropriate. Happy posting!