There is no shortage of internet sites or publications promoting San Diego’s kid-friendly attractions and family-oriented businesses. But as a new mom I quickly discovered that most were not comprehensive, meaning if a company had not paid to be an advertiser, they were usually excluded from the various lists, events calendars and blogs I viewed. My vision for the Mom’s Guide was to be inclusive and create a true resource for parents and a place where local businesses could promote themselves to the mommy market. The Mom’s Guide to San Diego lists every company (that we are aware of!) that offers services in a select set of family-friendly business categories.
In 2008 The Mom’s Guide existed only as a printed resource booklet that was mailed to the 3,000 members of one of my favorite organizations, the Scripps Parent Connection. Five years later, the printed guide has thrived. 15,000 copies are distributed to local families through a variety of networks including parenting clubs, moms groups, play groups, pediatric offices, the U.S. Military and more. To see a sample of the print guide, click here.
TheMomsGuideToSanDiego.com was born in 2010 to better help “guide” moms toward the businesses that they want and need. You can only fit so much in an annual printed booklet! We work hard to keep the business listings and calendars current and to bring blog content that is relevant and fun.
In 2013 The Mom’s Guide has grown and changed again to include contributors who are local moms with children younger than my own. San Diego has so much to offer, and these moms will cover the “baby beat,” filling you in on all that’s wonderful to do with preschoolers and younger children.
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