Parenting Community Goes Out of Beta and Live Today - One-Stop Social Networking Site for Connecting Parents

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Parenthood portal launches today - designed to help parents build a "Word-of-mouh network", a parenting social networking area where parents can exchange experiences, ask advice, and share photos, videos, and social calendars.

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Parents now have a new, easy -- and secure -- way to stay connected with other parents, grandparents, and friends. Today, came out of public beta and officially launched one of the most comprehensive parenting communities online. gives moms, dads, and grandparents a place to communicate privately with close friends and interact publicly with parents from around the world.

"As a mother of 2, I am constantly looking for information and advice on the Internet. But how do I know what information I can trust," said Lisa Connell, Co-Founder of GotKidsNetwork. "Our mission is to enable parents to build a trusted 'word-of-mouth network' to help the exchange of information, advice, and social calendars with other parents."

"With the competing demands of family life, work life, and everything else, we have limited time to build and strengthen our own peer relationships with other parents," explains Mrs. Connell. " aims to provide convenient tools to help parents build this network online -- both locally and globally."

While most social networking sites cater to the lifestyles of teenagers and twenty-somethings, caters to a more mature audience that has an inherent need to communicate and share with others -- but who have limited time to do so. "Parents don't have the time that the teenagers on MySpace have," explained Mrs. Connell "Parents need a place where they can quickly find advice, communicate with friends, and share their kids' photos and recent milestones with family - in a secure fashion. Before, I had to go to many different sites to accomplish this. Now, there is" is built on the concept of the "Word-of-Mouth Network" -- a dedicated social networking area where parents can share experiences, ask advice, and exchange information such as photos, videos, and social calendars. In addition, GotKidsNetwork offers:

  • "Familog", or Family blogging -- launch your own Family Blog!
  • Parenting news aggregated from around the Internet.
  • Coupons and Deals found on parenting-related sites.
  • A Parents Marketplace to buy and sell items.
  • Recipe sharing.
  • Event invitations to organize your social calendar.
  • Secured photo sharing
  • Moms Groups and Other Parenting Groups to discuss and organize moms clubs and other parenting organizations.

The launch of comes at a time when usage of the Internet by Parents has hit an all-time high. According to an October 2006 survey by comScore Networks, 80% of parents went online -- with over 32 million Moms. In addition, comScore found that 70% of Moms visit community sites and more than half of MySpace visitors are now 25 and older. "Parents are enthusiastic online communicators ... Parents use the Internet more than ever to write to friends and family about a variety of topics: sharing news and questions, planning events, forwarding funny stories."

Membership to is free and open to all men and women over 18 years of age. Visit:

About is an online parenting community that enables parents to build a trusted "word-of-mouth network" to help raise their kids. It allows parents to easily ask questions, share experiences, advice, and recipes, and exchange information such as videos, photos, and social calendars. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Beachfront Media, LLC.

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