I am so excited!

The time has come for you guys to learn about what it is I have been working on so hard for the last 6 months. FEBRUARY 28th!

DAILY MOM

I’ve mentioned this name in passing a few times, but I doubt many of you noticed or paid attention. However it is now a huge part of my life that I am incredibly excited about. It took a lot of work and it’s almost here and you, guys, get to be the first ones to see it. A new portal that will hopefully stand out in the sea of mommy-oriented websites. I first came upon the idea for the website when I was sick of wading through hundreds of useless posts that sucked me in and wasted my time on big corporate website ( you know the ones I am talking about, those with scandalous news and celebrity gossip).  One post that has the potential of helping me as a mom and a woman among 10 posts of useless (but admittedly entertaining content). I wondered if there was a place for a website that doesn’t try to entertain, but tries to help. I instantly thought of Pinterest and how awesome of a service that is. My next thought was “I wish there was a blog like Pinterest, where all that awesomeness was delivered to me daily in a blog format into my email or RSS feed.”

DING DING DING

(that was the lightbulb over my head) Now over a year later after the initial idea and 6 months of grueling work along with my kick ass team of moms, Daily Mom is here.

So what is Daily Mom?

This is how we define it!

Daily Mom is more than a website, it is an online magazine for women. It is a place where moms want to come and stay a while. It is like a combination of your favorite mommy blogs,  Pinterest boards,  parenting websites, how-to posts, product features and the best fashion magazines all packaged neatly into short easy to read posts with crisp, gorgeous photographs.

At Daily Mom, we will take the guesswork out of life for you. Daily Mom will be your one-stop-shop for information relative to YOU. At Daily Mom, a world of knowledge will be opened up to you, right at your fingertips. We know you don’t have time to read long, boring posts, search through hundreds of product reviews or research everything life throws your way. So, we will do that for you!  Daily Mom will provide you with short, informative posts in categories such as: healthy living, parenting, beauty, fashion, green living, frugal living, fitness, pregnancy, TTC and much more.

In plain English, we are set on making Daily Mom the most useful daily website for women and moms. Anything you need or want to know, we’ll cover it. In fact, as we’ve been writing posts, I have been finding myself having to go there and look things up.

  • When our cat Jake disappeared and then was found completely dehydrated, I remembered there was a recipe for homemade pedialyte on Daily Mom.
  • When I decided to clean Lexi’s toys, guess where there was a guide on how to do it?
  • I needed a good organizing app for my IPhone – Daily Mom.
  • I was looking for a snack I could make for Alexis- gummy baked strawberries on Daily Mom.

You won’t find celebrity gossip there, or incessant ads, or irrelevant posts, or empty reads. Yes, those are fun to read but you walk away with nothing. Instead, Daily Mom strives to bring substance into your life, knowledge and tips that will actually help you. And here is the kicker. We aren’t big time editors of magazines or professional writers. We are moms just like you who wanted to share everything cool and useful that we come across daily. We have all the same problems, as you, and all the same needs. We aren’t perfect or know everything. We simply ask ourselves, what would I like to know, what will help make my life better or easier, and then research it and write about it. We are also knowledgeable in our own fields, creating a rounded team of writers. The best thing about Daily Mom is that posts are easy to digest. They are not a mile or 10 pages long, they are short and to the point. Instead of listing 100 ways to do something, we gather the best 10. Instead of overwhelming you with 50 cake recipes, we give you 3 tastiest ones. It’s all real and simple over here. If this isn’t enough to intrigue you, listen to this: Exactly a month after the launch, we will be running a Giveaway Event of the Century: 50 days of Giveaways. One prize a day for 50 days- everything from strollers to diaper bags, to clothing, beauty items and baby supplies – everything and anything a modern woman, a modern mom, would want and need.

A total of over $5000 in prizes.

Make sure you sign up for the notification here to learn when the giveaways start not to miss a single day of prizes. So if the launch is February 28th, why am I writing about this now (besides the fact that I am excited)? Because we’ve figured out a way to give our loyal readers, friends and family, or anyone who will listen a headstart on the giveaways. By signing up right now on the launch page, you will receive a special code before the giveaways start. That code (exclusive to you) will give you 5 FREE entries to ALL the giveaways hosted during our launch event. All you’ll have to do is enter the code when you enter the giveaways and voila, you’re 5 steps closer to winning one of 50 prizes (or more than one, if you’re lucky!)

Remember to like Daily Mom’s Facebook page and follow Twitter for updates, as well as follow the fabulously curated Pinterest Boards.

So here’s some of the stuff you’ll get to read on Daily Mom {my personal favorites}:

IN PRE-CONCEPTION/TTC

  • CHARTING YOUR CYCLE
  • 5 BEST TTC APPS

IN PREGNANCY:

  • HOW TO PREPARE FOR A C-SECTION
  • 10 BEST BOOKS TO READ WHILE PREGNANT

IN HEALTH

  • 10 INGREDIENTS TO AVOID FOR BETTER HEALTH
  • YOUR VITAMINS EXPLAINED

FITNESS

  • 10 FITNESS APPS
  • PREGNANCY SAFE WORK OUTS

IN PARENTING

  • THE ONE SIMPLE STEP THAT CAN KEEP YOUR CHILDREN HEALTHY
  • WHAT TEACHERS WANT YOUR CHILD TO KNOW BEFORE KINDERGARDEN

IN BEAUTY AND FASHION

  • HOW TO WEAR STATEMENT NECKLACES
  • 5 EASY MAKEUP PRODUCTS FOR MOMS

GREEN:

  • HOW TO CLOTH DIAPER ON A BUDGET
  • DETOXIFY YOUR HOME AIR WITH PLANTS

NEST:HOME, GARDEN, FOOD, ORGANIZATION

  • EASY AND CREATIVE SALAD RECIPES
  • SEASONAL GUIDE TO PLANTING YOUR VEGETABLE GARDEN
  • 12 USES FOR VINEGAR
  • 7 GREAT CLEANING AND ORGANIZING APPS

CHEAP FINDS

  • 10 GREAT BABY GIFTS UNDER $10
  • FAMILY PHOTO OUTFITS UNDER $200

FRUGAL LIVING

  • 10 WAYS TO BUDGET BEFORE BABY
  • REAL WAYS TO SAVE MONEY

AND A FEW AWESOME FEATURES WE HAVE COMING UP:

  • BABY PHOTOS RE-IMAGINED: 10 CREATIVE THINGS TO DO WITH YOUR BABY’S PHOTOS
  • BABY’S FIRST SHOES
  • BEST NON-TOXIC DIAPER BAGS NURSING CLOTHING FOR A STYLISH MOM
  • WINTER GEAR FOR BABIES (IN TIME FOR END OF SEASON SALES)

 

Thank you for being supportive and hopefully enjoying my new journey!

-Elena

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40 Comments

  • Reply
    erica @ to the sea
    February 21, 2013 at 6:50 AM

    sounds rad. can’t wait to check it out.

  • Reply
    Rebecca
    February 21, 2013 at 7:56 AM

    First let me say YEAH YEAH YEAH!!!! I have been waiting for a website like this!!!! I am so excited to sign up but when I click on the link it keeps bringing me to a blank page?

    Congratulations!!

    • Reply
      Elena @The Art of Making a Baby
      February 21, 2013 at 8:36 AM

      Rebecca, what browser are you using?
      The launch page has some troubles on old versions of IE.
      If you’d like I can sign you up manually. The actually website won’t have any problems (hopefully)
      And yay for being excited!!!

  • Reply
    Livvy
    February 21, 2013 at 8:23 AM

    The new website looks great! Congrats!
    Will you still be writing regularly on this blog now that you have a new website?

    • Reply
      Elena @The Art of Making a Baby
      February 21, 2013 at 9:35 AM

      Yes I will try my hardest. 🙂

      • Reply
        Kirsten
        February 21, 2013 at 10:07 AM

        Yes, I was just thinking what Livvy was. I have been following this blog for a long time and hope you are still able to continue posting! I really like the more personal type blogs like this. I usually steer clear of websites that are “team” based just because of how many conflicting opinions I find on there because they leave me just as confused, but I am sure Daily Mom will be different and can’t wait to check it out! 🙂

        • Reply
          Elena @The Art of Making a Baby
          February 21, 2013 at 10:16 AM

          I do hope Daily Mom is different. We are such a collaborative team, like a sisterhood, so i hope that will help us keep the posts there relevant and pleasant to read. Not impersonal but not completely cheesy 🙂
          The content here will probably change a bit. It will be more personal, I’ll have more time to write about our experiences.

  • Reply
    Millie
    February 21, 2013 at 9:29 AM

    Hi Elena,

    Exciting new venture. Quick question: Does the giveaway include those of us not living in the US?

    Love your blog by the way! You are the reason I did baby led weaning with my now 9 month old. He loves watching the videos of Lexi too!

    • Reply
      Elena @The Art of Making a Baby
      February 21, 2013 at 9:36 AM

      I will have SOME giveaways that are open internationally. And most are open to Canadian residents.
      Since you get to enter each individually you can just pick which ones you can enter.

  • Reply
    Elena C.
    February 21, 2013 at 10:05 AM

    Oh this is going to be sooooo awesome!!!!
    Super excited for you and for me lol cuz I’ll get to read it all 🙂

  • Reply
    Lisa
    February 21, 2013 at 10:49 AM

    yay! so excited. i signed up a while ago wondering what it was going to be before when you mentioned it. Glad you gave a brief intro to it, and now even more excited for it to launch!
    the sweet life of a southern wife

  • Reply
    Jen K
    February 21, 2013 at 10:56 AM

    Much needed… Good Luck!

    IndigoandViolet

  • Reply
    Teagan
    February 21, 2013 at 11:03 AM

    You, lovely lady, are going to be such a blessing to those of us who are not quite yet ready for the mommyhood journey but are maybe starting to think about it…..as in, quite a ways in the future…..but still, thinking/planning has started….. 😉

    xoxo!

  • Reply
    Aliya
    February 21, 2013 at 11:58 AM

    Amazeballs!! 😉

  • Reply
    Elena
    February 21, 2013 at 12:01 PM

    I can honestly say that your blog is my the most favourite mommy blog ever! With all the useful info and personal experience that you share and beautiful pictures of Lexi. And now this! I have signed up already. Great idea, can’t wait to check it out!

  • Reply
    Corinne
    February 21, 2013 at 12:09 PM

    I signed up in January and got the email but there wasn’t any code in it. Will that come later?

    • Reply
      Elena @The Art of Making a Baby
      February 21, 2013 at 12:38 PM

      Yes that will come on February 28th 🙂 You’ll get an email!

      • Reply
        Regina
        February 21, 2013 at 2:00 PM

        Oops, I asked for an invite twice. I didn’t realize they weren’t being responded to until the 28th. Sorry about that!

      • Reply
        Corinne
        February 21, 2013 at 3:53 PM

        Sounds good! I’ll look for the code 2/28 :]
        Thanks

  • Reply
    Anna
    February 21, 2013 at 12:15 PM

    Congratulations! Sounds really interesting!

  • Reply
    Sarah C.
    February 21, 2013 at 12:35 PM

    Oh I am so excited! A lot of the reasons you mentioned for starting Daily Mom are exactly why I have loved reading your blog for the past 18+ months… You present all your research in an easy to read and understand format. Thank you for all your hard work!

  • Reply
    Monica
    February 21, 2013 at 1:14 PM

    Oh how exciting for you! Will the advice come from experienced moms with older kids?

    • Reply
      Elena @The Art of Making a Baby
      February 21, 2013 at 1:53 PM

      We will have moms with older kids writing about activities and issues that involve older kids. However, there will be no parenting advice. Parenting is too individual and I believe there are only a few people out there qualified to give parenting advice, not columnists and editors.

  • Reply
    Chris
    February 21, 2013 at 1:40 PM

    Sounds great! Congratulations. When will you tell us more about the other members of the team?

  • Reply
    Rachell
    February 21, 2013 at 1:48 PM

    So excited about this. Anytime you can go one place and know you will most likely find an answer to a mommy question without trudging through nonsense is a wonderful idea in my book.

    I have signed up via email but never received an email back. Is this something I should expect at a later date?

  • Reply
    Rachel
    February 21, 2013 at 1:48 PM

    Sounds fun!

  • Reply
    Joanna
    February 21, 2013 at 5:29 PM

    Will the health articles be vetted by nutritionists/experts? I’m so sick of blogs presenting info on things like vitamins where the writer did their own research and aren’t experts. I’ve been looking for a place to get good info I can trust because the author went to school and studied for a decade, not from someone who just read a few books or looked at some website. I hope this is it!!!!

    • Reply
      Elena @The Art of Making a Baby
      February 22, 2013 at 9:22 AM

      No Joanna, unfortunately that’s not the purpose of Daily Mom. If you seek someone with a degree, your best bet is to not consult the Internet. Luckily most of our topics aren’t so extensive and in depth that they require a degree to write about.
      Most daily issues moms face can be figured out and helped with just a little research. Everything more complicated should be taken to a professional.

      As far as vitamins, it doesn’t take years of schooling to know about vitamins and how they work.

      I’m sure you’ll find helpful articles on things other than health on Daily Mom :)))

  • Reply
    Kristen
    February 21, 2013 at 6:49 PM

    This sounds like a great idea! Another addiction 🙂

  • Reply
    Kat
    February 21, 2013 at 8:46 PM

    just signed up. excited!

  • Reply
    Katie R
    February 21, 2013 at 10:05 PM

    I signed up! Amazing idea, Elena, and soooo needed! Very excited for you, and lucky us for getting to be a part of it!

  • Reply
    Emily W
    February 22, 2013 at 2:45 PM

    I can’t sign up using my gmail! I have tried 3 different times on 3 different days and I never got a confirmation email. I just tried again using my work email and I did receive the confirmation email.
    Is anyone else with gmail having this problem? Checked my spam folder too! So weird!

    • Reply
      Elena @The Art of Making a Baby
      February 24, 2013 at 8:35 AM

      I think you might have signed up earlier with your address so that’s why you weren’t getting it 🙂

    • Reply
      Regina
      February 25, 2013 at 7:45 PM

      I had the same issue. I tried signing up with my gmail account 3 times and I never got a confirmation email. I finally tried with my hotmail account and got the email almost instantly.

  • Reply
    Anna
    February 26, 2013 at 3:45 AM

    So how does it work?? I followed the link and all i see is a place to leave your e-mail and thats all 🙂

  • Reply
    Caroline
    February 26, 2013 at 11:26 AM

    Maybe I’m in the minority but I really don’t see this overwhelming need for a site like this that other poster do.
    From your description it seems like a glorified google but for moms?

  • Reply
    Jess
    February 26, 2013 at 9:21 PM

    Very cool- congrats!

  • Reply
    Kathryn
    February 27, 2013 at 4:55 PM

    I also havn’t gotten a confirmation email, hopefully it worked! Congrats on this awesome new site, I can’t wait to try it out.
    Just a note, I’ve spent the entire day reading through every single one of your previous posts using it to create my baby registry. I have an awesome registry now and your posts took out a ton of the stress of finding non-toxic and educational toys. Thanks!

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