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Family life, motherhood and health

Published 11/01/2012 and rated Ratingstars3 3 out of 5 stars
by Robyn Valenzuela
What can you use the app for? is an online community geared towards helping family-minded people. The site compiles some of the best resources for family living including articles on parenting, pregnancy, adoption, childhood and more. features encyclopedias and blogs and places them all into a single, convenient place for moms, dads and kids to go to get trustworthy information. There are also fun things to do on the site that include: scrapbooking, pregnancy countdown timers to feature on one's blog or Facebook, polls, quizzes, coupons, travel information and much more. Users of can setup their own profile on the platform and they can make friends with others on the site and connect with like-minded people. Overall features some of the Internet's best on parenting, relationship and community. screenshot
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What is the history and popularity of the app? is part of a network of communities. Some of the other communities tied to Families, include eRomance, FamilyTree, Younger, and FreeCoupons.

What are the differences to other apps? is a source of linked and original content. It also offers a way for users to become bloggers for the site and actually get paid for their article contributions. The site is supported by advertising and is comparable to other sites such as FamilyCircle.

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How does the web app look and feel to use? isn’t the most attractive looking website ever. The user interface isn’t too bad but it seems a little clunky. What contributes to this impression mainly is the large number of advertising links embedded throughout the site and its content. It can also be difficult to remember where certain features are located. The popup menus are a bit on the smaller side and were at times difficult to read.

How does the registration process work?

TO register for, users will want to go to the Community and then Members tab. Fro there, they can register for the site by providing their username, password, email address and they'll need to agree to the terms of use and that they are over 13 years of age.

What does it cost to use the application? is completely free to use, and it is supported by advertising revenue generated from the many embedded links located throughout the site's content. Users may even find an opportunity to generate some extra income via by blogging for the site. More information about this can be found on their webpage.

Who would you recommend the application to? is a good resource for families, moms, dads, grandparent and more. The community is composed of mainly family-oriented people who are looking to connect with and help others. The downside to the site is its excessive number of banner ads, its somewhat amateur site design and the sometime illogical organization of some of the site's categories and content.

  • The site features a community of discussion forums and profiles
  • Articles on parenting, adoption, babies, toddlers and more
  • offers a pregnancy blog and counters
  • Fun topics such as scrapbooking, popular culture and photography

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