It seems like everytime a Mom turns around she is hit with the message that she isn’t doing enough, that she has to do more, more, more. Well, the moms I know do a great job and don’t need that outside pressure.
Salt Lake City, UT (PRWEB) September 07, 2011
New website MomPlusKids.com launched today as a supportive community for mothers where they need not feel undue pressure to become “supermoms.”
A recent study found that so called “supermoms” who are driven to become the perfect mother are more likely to be depressed than more realistic moms. MomPlusKids.com and its sister Facebook fan page are a supportive community where moms can work together in not only improve their parenting skills, but can also celebrate motherhood in a non-judgmental atmosphere.
MomPlusKids.com is a safe haven for moms where they can maximize their parenting potential without the pressure of commonly associated with the drive to meet an unattainable standard.
According to the study presented at the annual meeting of the American Sociological Association in Las Vegas on August 20th, “supermoms” are more likely to be depressed than realistic moms who know they can’t "do it all." Mothers everywhere want to be great parents, but today’s society brings unhealthy pressure to perform at a level that often isn’t realistic. Some societal expectations can even take away from loving, high quality time spent between a mother and child (how much time do you spend running your children from soccer to piano to dance to……you get the picture), sometimes causing feelings of guilt and remorse.
That is why MomPlusKids.com was created. Its sister Facebook fanpage (http://www.facebook.com/mompluskidsequalslove) is an eight month old community where more than 100,000 mothers congregate to celebrate motherhood and share parenting tips in a supportive, non-judgmental atmosphere. Moms have flocked to the fanpage to meet one another, to seek help from more experienced mothers, and to simply boast about their kids and the love that they have for them.
MomPlusKids.com gives that community an additional source of news, parenting tips and advice both through the website and a soon to launch thrice weekly newsletter, as well as by expanding the community already started on the fanpage.
According to website contributor Arlen Gutierrez, “It seems like everytime a Mom turns around she is hit with the message that she isn’t doing enough, that she has to do more, more, more. Well, the moms I know do a great job and don’t need that outside pressure. I hope I can help provide a place where they can work together in being great mothers without the constant pressure to become a supermom.”
In addition to its current mixture of news and tips, the MomPlusKids.com website will establish a platform for mommy bloggers and to scout opportunities for moms to save money. Contributor Ashley Howland says, “As a new mother I’m looking forward to both developing my parenting skills and helping MomPlusKids grow at the same time. I think we are going to fill a real need and I hope a lot of moms like me are going to want to join in as bloggers and contributors.”