Mommies 24/7 is a unique outlet for moms to chat with other local moms and attend events about all things, well, Mom related.
Stacey Chaleff became a part of the network while having her first child when living in Hoboken and she decided to start the first franchise of the network in the Summit/Chatham area earlier this year.
The group is now broadening their reach to the Westfield area in order to take advantage of the great businesses the town has to offer.
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The sites connect moms online and in person with play dates, family fun nights, expectant mother socials and exciting nights out for moms. The sites publish original content, list local businesses and events, and review trusted service providers. Moms can create free profiles to meet and share tips whether they’re raising newborns, teenagers or anything in between.
“It’s really fun, it gives moms a reason go out for lunch or for an event and I know for me that was a huge thing. I knew that almost every week there would be something for me to attend with my son where I could meet other moms and just talk whether about kid stuff or just what I watched on T.V. last night,” she said of Mommies 24/7. “It’s pretty much all of that rolled into one thing.”Mommies 24/7 founder Sarah Himmelbaum said that after launching the flagship site in Hoboken, she kept meeting moms from surrounding towns and the idea grew from there. Mommies 247 has been having Art in the Park events this summer and looks to continue those events during the fall. The group also has “Mommy’s Night Outs,” which are basically a ladies’ night out, Chaleff said, as well as family fun events at places like 16 Handles, and are actively looking to spread out events in all nearby communities.
“Once we kind of lockdown different locations and restaurants it will be easier to have moms come out and these towns are so close together,” she said. “We want to make sure the Moms in the area know that we are open to Moms and businesses in all towns.”
Another aspect of Mommies 247 is their articles and content that Chaleff puts together as well as other guest blogs. There is also a classified section where moms can buy and sell baby or toddler products.
So far, Chaleff said the response has been really great with over 400 members and they are excited to expand. “We’ve had such a warm welcome in the area so far and have met so many great moms and local businesses that it felt natural to broaden the scope,” she said. “We moms are all in this together; we all go through the same highs and lows, and there’s just no better way to share them then through Mommies 24/7.”
Being a part of the community is a main goal for Mommies 247, Chaleff said.
The organization has been a part of community events like the Summit Tot Trot and has been increasingly involved with local businesses as a part of the site’s “Deals,” section, where Mommies can get specials at local businesses.
Mommies 247 is also holding their first large expo event on Nov. 3. The New Jersey Baby Bazaar is an all day event with entertainment, speakers, and both national and local vendors.