Mums Like You - a guide for mums
First things first
The website has two areas: public - for all visitors and non-public - for members only. If you are just passing by, you can still have a look at our groups, blogs, polls and the online forum. In order to participate or view the non-public sections you will have to register or log-in. The signup process is simple, we don't ask too many questions, just a minute of your time and you are in.
Once you've registered, you can look for your mum friends or mums that live nearby by using the Advanced Search
tab at the top of the page. Also if your friends are not there, you can easily invite them to join the network - just click on Invite your friends
The first page you will always see when you log-in is your home page. It's like a wall with all the latest activity on the website - who has signed up, who has posted new stuff, new friendships etc.
On the right you can set your preferences as to what you want to see - maybe you want to be notified only when people comment or contribute to your content, maybe you don't want to see any news, whatever your preferences are, you can set them here
On this page you can check whether you have new messages, who else is online, reminders of your friends' birthdays as well as what the weather is going to be like over the next week (at least according to the BBC)
From then onwards you can do one of two things - browse the site by choosing one of the tabs on the main menu, or you can create your own content by clicking on the My Content menu.
For example if you go to a good playgroup in your area and want to let other mums know, choose the Events
tab and post your entry. Once you have done it, you can invite other mums to join, post comments and share photos. So it is a great way of doing things together and the more you share, the more helpful this area will become for all mums in your area.
You can also use Events
to organize a birthday party, a mum get-together and pretty much any type of group event you are planning.
If you want to share with other mums your recommendations on the buggy you have just bought, or a local school or nursery, go to the Reviews
area. Here you can post your views on all that matters to you and over time we hope this will turn into a great database of mum tips and advice.
Then there is the Marketplace
- the area for small ads for mums and businesses. Let's say you want to sell second-hand baby kit - click on Create Listing
and you will see a screen where you can create and post your small ad. This is where you can advertise to buy, sell or give away baby equipment you no longer use. You can also look for a babysitter or any other house help, jobs suited for mothers as well as raise awareness for your charity of choice. And the best part is that it is all FREE for mums
There are many more practical tools on this site, but I'd rather leave something for you to discover. Of course don't be afraid to ask, if you have a query, email us on: email@example.com
I hope you enjoy being part of the network and I look forward to seeing you online
A mum like you