Hula Shake Around the Blogosphere {Featured Site: The Mamasphere}

Happy Monday! It’s time to get our hula shake on! Here’s how it works…

ME: Ohana Mama will have 1 featured site that we think is shakin’.

YOU (Bloggers, Biz Owners): Then you can share, in Mr. Linky the comments (while Mister Linky is down) your upcoming giveaways, funny posts from last week, latest promotion, you name it! This goes for mom businesses too – please please share your latest sale or new items in your store!

This week I am sharing a site that is dear and near to my heart…

The Mamasphere!

I have been a member of this insanely supportive and fun community for over 4 years.  I even recruited my sister to join and she is now a permanent member – has been for almost 3 years, starting when she was trying to conceive her first child.

The ladies of The Mamasphere are dear friends from all over the country and include those trying to conceive, those adopting, those going through infertility, pregnant mama’s, single mamas, moms of multiples, blogging moms, SAHMs, WAHMs, and moms working outside of the home …you name it, we’ve got it!

So what is The Mamasphere? It’s a community, my home away from home and is run by a super awesome Mompreneur, Stephanie Gruber.  A little bit more…


“The Mamasphere has been created to assist mothers in quickly accessing the information they need to navigate through their lives as women, wives, partners, co-workers, friends, sisters, daughters, and, most importantly, mamas!

We are the community village, sharing the ups and downs of each member’s life and being a stable force of information, support, and sisterhood through the mothering years and beyond.

In maintaining our focus on our community, we offer our members a variety of features and tools in one place, under one roof. We provide and maintain our community through the use of:

* Community Forums
* Personal Blogs
* Shared Recipes
* Photo Galleries
* Member Clubs
* Chat & Personal Messages

Membership to The Mamasphere is free!

BUT, subscribers receive extra benefits to their membership.  Here’s just some of my fave add-ons via my subscription…

*Access to Subscriber Only boards, including our very own “Tales of a Mystery Poster”- having a bad day? Let it all out without having to share your name! Not ready to share that you are pregnant but need a place to chat about it? Do it anonymously!

*Recipes – posted by members – get the real skinny on recipes and find some faves!

*Co-Op Participation – get a great deal on things you want to purchase, especially organic goods!

*Coupon Trains – need a coupon? Grab a coupon. Send a coupon! Everyone is coupon happy!

*SMTB Journals – aka Skinny Mini To Be…lose weight with help from supportive friends!

*Summer School – learn to cook, crochet, organize, you name it!  Taught to members by members!

*Pen Pals  – create lasting realtionships for your little ones!

*WAHM signature advertising on Boards – grow your business while growing friendships!

About the Mama behind The Mamasphere…

Hiya! My name is Stephanie and I am the creator and developer of The Mamasphere. I am currently living in NY and working from internet cafes across the county while raising a preschooler who gives new meaning to the word “spirited!”

Before The Mamasphere at mamasphere.com, we were the BTBG’s of Babytalkbio.com.

Babytalkbio was born in 2004 out of a need for a supportive, non-snarky site for moms and moms-to-be to share, laugh, and find support for all those tough parenting decisions. For 4 years, our friendships (and our membership!) grew and we all experienced the ups and downs of life, death, marriage, divorce, financial gains and bankruptcies, as well as, obviously, lots and lots of new babies born!!

In May of 2009, we outgrew our old site and The Mamasphere was established. Our name was suggested by a member during extensive naming posts and our entire community voted to ensure that we remain true to our community centered focus.

The features and add-ons that are new, such as our blogs, marketplace, and recipe section were also all taken from suggestions by current members. This site truly is one built by and for the community!

I feel lucky to be able to provide the space for this fantastic community to continue to grow and flourish. The friendships made here are truly exceptional and I look forward to all that is to come on The Mamasphere.

BLOG CARNIVAL!

The Mamasphere (formerly BabyTalkBio.com) is launching their new site and new name all through out the month of June!

In celebration, you will see that in my giveaways for the month of June, you’ll have extra entries available by visiting & joining The Mamasphere or by adding your giveaway to the Mr. Linky up on The Mamasphere.  It’s a blog carnival, aimed at spreading the word of The Mamasphere’s launch but also to get you new readers and perhaps some new friends! So join up! HERE

Now it’s your turn! Share your great posts, latest giveaway(s) or promotion(s) below in Mr Linky. Be sure to visit each other, leave comments, make it a grand hula shake across the blogosphere! Share the Aloha!

Have a shakin’ week everyone!

If you participate in Ohana Mama’s Monday Hula Shake around the Blogosphere and care to spread the aloha, grab our Shakin’ button!
**This is a new button with my new url – please update if you can! Thank you!**
The Ohana Mama


Comments

  1. Sarah, I can’t believe I hadn’t heard of Mamasphere… thanks for sharing! I’ll be checking it out today. I did a couple posts this week that I think are helpful to work at home moms:

    http://www.blogbydonna.com/post/2009/05/WAHM-What-does-it-really-mean-to-be-a-work-at-home-mom.aspx

    http://www.blogbydonna.com/post/2009/06/Relaxation-Tips-for-Moms.aspx

  2. Sounds like a great community and one that I was unaware of. Thanks for sharing the info!

  3. Win a case (12) of organic Funky Monkey The Fruit that Crunches Snacks
    http://matthewspuzzle.blogspot.com/2009/06/funky-monkey-fruit-that-crunches.html

  4. Lulla-Bear MP3 Player (ends 6/7)
    The Lulla-Bear is a combination of a teddy bear and an MP3 player. It comes pre-loaded with more than 90 minutes of lullabies, children’s songs and nature sounds, and you can program it with more music of your own.
    To enter:
    http://susanheim.blogspot.com/2009/05/we-love-our-lulla-bear-win-one-giveaway.html

  5. Pixie Dust infant Toddler TUTU ($30 Value!) only 44 entries as of now, so you odds of winning are great + you can have up to 3 entries!! (ends 6/4)

    http://shoppinghigh.blogspot.com/2009/05/pixie-dust-tutu-giveaway-30-value.html

  6. Come check out all the Support Military Mom event giveaways, including a Graco Duo-Child Monitor, <a href=”http://www.theshoppingmama.com/2009/05/see-kai-run-review-giveaway.html”See Kai Run Shoes and more!

    Hoohobbers Diaper Bag 6/9
    Belly Fish Nursing Pillow & Cover 6/12
    tiny giraffe set of Wooden Blocks 6/12
    Padalily Stylish Carseat Handle Pad6/12

  7. I’m having the same issue, links keep disappearing.

    Hoover Carpet Cleaner ends 6/30/09

    Kiss My Face Bath Set ends 6/15

  8. For some reason Mr. Linky is not letting me add :( Well I will go about it this way. I have 4 current giveaways!

    $50 Baobab gift card6/3

    You Can Make This personalized name pillows6/5

    Daddy Diaper Changing Toolbox6/10

    Tiara’s Boutique fairy wing giveaway6/10

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