This past week, Mom.com (a division of CafeMom) launched in the Metrowest Boston suburbs, and celebrated with a launch party at Isis Parenting in Needham, MA. I, along with several other local bloggers, was invited to attend early and interview Andrew Shue (yes, that Andrew Shue of Melrose Place who is also co-founder of CafeMom/Mom.com) before the party opened up to other attendees.
In my interview with Andrew, I asked about why he co-founded an organization for moms. He saw the power of moms first-hand after founding his first charity, Do Something, and worked with his partner on Do Something to create CafeMom. When a recent CafeMom study showed three essential aspects to mom’s happiness (connections, control in day to day life, and the ability to express their talents), Mom.com was born. Mom.com is currently a group buying site, but there are plans to evolve it to much more.
The Metrowest Boston suburbs was chosen as one of the five communities for the launch (because of the economics and demographics of the area) – other areas are Chicago (both North and South suburbs), New Jersey, and the Twin Cities area.
For a limited time. Mom.com and Isis Parenting are doing a drive to benefit Room To Grow. Sign up through this link and $2 will be donated to Room to Grow!For a limited time. Mom.com and Isis Parenting are doing a drive to benefit Room To Grow. Sign up through this link and $2 will be donated to Room to Grow!