SearchMothers.com Website for Mothers Celebrates its Fifth Anniversary and Mother's Day

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The online resource for mothers celebrates its fifth anniversary this month with forums, articles and editorials that probe topics that are important to single mothers and custodial moms in a shared parenting arrangement. Also debuting this month is a new "Ask an Expert" feature.

SearchMothers.com, http://www.SearchMothers.com , a monthly online publication which offers community message boards, resources, and insightful articles for mothers has released it's anniversary issue, which is spotlighting single motherhood in celebration of Mother's Day. Also debuting this month is a new "Ask an Expert" Q and A feature and a Money Management channel.

Ask an Expert

"We are delighted to announce the addition of a Q and A feature http://www.searchmothers.com/ask/ to the Custodial Mothering channel of the site answered by Dr. Jennifer Sowle, and would like to extend our warmest welcome for her services. Her expertise in family therapy will certainly provide our readers with valuable suggestions," said Sonina Matteo, Publisher of SearchMothers.com.

Dr. Jennifer Sowle is licensed in both Psychology and Marriage and Family Therapy. She is also a certified Sex Educator and Counselor. Dr. Jennifer Sowle has been making a difference in people's lives for over 20 years through her books, workshops, lectures, and private counseling services.

May 2006 Issue

The May 2006 issue features editorials by representatives from what we see as two growing groups of mothers in the United States today: Work-at-home and Non-Custodial moms. This commentary titled "Two Tales of Motherhood" http://www.searchmothers.com/features/editorial_tales_of_motherhood.php is an important editorial piece aimed at all types of mothers. Other feature articles this month include "Unmarried With Children: The Challenges of Dating after Divorce", by Alisa Rivera http://www.searchmothers.com/features/feature_dating-after-divorce.php , "How to Raise a Well-Balanced Child on Your Own," by Mikki Morrissette http://www.searchmothers.com/features/feature_raisingwellbalanced.php , "Saving for your Child's College Education" by Lisa B. Samalonis http://www.searchmothers.com/features/feature_saving-college.php , "How to Manage Morning Madness", by Elizabeth Pantley http://www.searchmothers.com/features/feature_article_managing-mornings.php , an article about "Teenage Pregnancy" in support of the National Day to Prevent Teen Pregnancy http://www.searchmothers.com/features/feature_teen_pregnancy.php , and more.

SearchMothers.com contains original and syndicated articles in the following departmental topics: Custodial Mothering, Parenting, Pregnancy, Relationships, Healthy Living, Work and Career, Childcare and now Money. Additionally, visitors can find an assortment of regulars and interactive tools; a Free and interactive Pregnancy Calendar for soon-to-be mothers http://www.searchmothers.com/pregnancy/pregnancy_calendar.php , Recipe of the day, Editor's Picks for the Month, and RSS feeds to relevant Mother's news.

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The site also offers a comprehensive searchable web directory. Search functionality looks at the pre-screened links in the directory, which are to quality-content websites, podcasts, research and other online resources.

Forums

One of the most visited areas of the site is the free community Message Boards or Forums http://www.searchmothers.com/msgboards/. Since starting in 2001, the number of mothers who have visited the forums has grown, with new members joining daily. The site forums, for single and married moms, cover everything from joint custody topics to shared parenting and pregnancy. All forums were upgraded to a new and improved phpBB platform in early 2006.

Fifth Anniversary

"SearchMothers.com is a social entrepreneurial project that revolves around mothers and market research and changing the way people think about single and custodial mothers and increasing the production of positive media about those types of mothers," said Matteo.

Ms. Matteo, Founder and Publisher of SearchMothers.com, and a single mother at one time, is married with two children. Ms. Matteo has over 18 years experience in business with a concentration in market research, journalism, and eMarketing. She is the owner of Tech Research Services, a southern New Jersey-based marketing services business.

"It is a great pleasure to celebrate the 5th anniversary of the official launch of the SearchMothers.com website. Since the inception in May 2001, the website has become known for having a thoughtful mothers-helping-mothers community and a quality searchable web directory geared toward single mothers," said Matteo. The site was revamped in 2006 with enhanced message boards and evolved into an online publication.

"We receive hundreds of thousands of hits every month for information, and the website has been running continuously without a disruption for five years serving independent, energetic, and inquisitive mothers. The website contains enormous amounts of useful information for and about mothers," added Matteo.

Integral to the success (http://www.alexa.com) and longevity of this website are the outstanding contributing writers and high-usage message board members who have helped us over the years.

About SearchMothers.com

SearchMothers.com provides reliable and useful online resources for all types of mothers. In addition it provides a mothers-helping-mothers community, a searchable targeted directory, and insightful articles for today's moms in a shared-parenting arrangement, as well as non-custodial mothers, and single mothers by choice.

It is an independent, and emotionally supportive publication for former and current single moms---serving many separated or divorced moms, widowed and never married women raising children alone, as well as a trusted resource for single mothers and mothers-to-be.

For additional information visit: http://www.SearchMothers.com

Media Contact:

Tech Research Services

Lumberton, New Jersey

(609) 230-0398

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