I have been publishing “blog” type entries at for quite some time now…I figured it was time to start the official MOMMBY Blog.

What is a blog?

The Merriam-Webster definition of a blog is a “Web site that contains an online personal journal with reflections, comments, and often hyperlinks…” My definition of a blog is an online community. Although one person typically is responsible for writing the content of the blog, the goal generally is to engage a community of others.

It can be overwhelming what to write about for the first blog post so I decided to write about… “Community” whether it is where you live or through online networks.

How do you define a community?

For me a community is a place where you feel at home, a place where you feel comfortable raising your family. I loved the neighborhood I grew up in and it will always have a special place in my heart.

My dream has always been to find a wonderful neighborhood to raise my children. I feel so fortunate to be living in the place I now call home. It is not just all of the amazing programs, festivals, and other community events (shown below)….

What truly makes our neighborhood a community is the fact we know we can rely on our neighbors. It gives such a sense of comfort knowing you are not raising children alone…you are raising your children within a community! I look forward to many years of watching all of the neighborhood kids grow up together.

The only shortcoming to our current home is to not be as close to all of our family as we would like which is why I appreciate the ability to interact with family and friends through the online community. In addition, I love finding new online friends and learning from other parents through online networks. I feel fortunate to live in my community and also to be able to interact with so many wonderful online communities!

What do you look for when searching for a community?
Please also share your favorite parenting/ baby / child online communities!


Easter Egg Hunt
Kid's first camping trip
Easter Egg Hunt and Visit with Easter Bunny
Community Camp Out
Summer Festival
Swimming Pool
Summer Festival
Enjoying Local Swimming Pool
Outdoor Summer Movie
4th of July Bike Parade
Outdoor Summer Movies & Concerts on Town Green
4th of July Bike Parade
Halloween Parade
Santa Visiting Community
Peter Pan, Wendy, Captain Hook & Tinker Bell for Halloween Parade
Santa Visiting Our Town Hall

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