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Aug
03
2009

I had my first internet date. A girl who reads my blog set me up with a friend of hers who lives in Westchester.

So we met at the playground. And she was super nice. And didn’t seem like a heroin addict at all. Which is pretty much my only criteria for a friend because you know how unreliable heroin addicts can be. Plus they steal your stuff to pay for drugs.

So that’s one potential friend in my new ‘hood!

Has anyone come up with an eHarmony for Moms?

You know, so moms can meet other moms. That way I can make sure that any mom I meet also worships the New York Post, savors long walks on the beach with Bradley Cooper, considers “Ice Castles” one of the finest movies ever and detests partner exercises in yoga.

Because I don’t want to waste my time meeting gals who you know, hate candy or something.

Of course, you can’t call it eHarmony for Moms because some fancy lawyer would start throwing high brow words your way like “trademark” and “cease and desist” and “Welsh Mountain Pony.”

Well, maybe not Welsh Mountain Pony.

Isn’t eHarmony sort of an odd name for a website that caters to singles looking for love and marriage? When you think of “marriage,” is “harmony” the first thing that pops into your head?

Yeah, I didn’t think so.

When I think of “marriage,” I immediately think of love, life time commitment, soul mate, why didn’t you do the dishes?, why is the printer still broken?, I thought you were calling the plumber, didn’t we pay this bill?, can you roll over because you’re snoring, together until we’re dead, that sort of thing.

Obviously the url address for eCan You Stop Using Your iPhone While Driving was already taken.

mama bird notes:

Annmarie won the Seventh Generation Home Starter Kit (which includes a whole bunch of awesome eco-friendly, sweet smelling cleaners). Congrats Annmarie. Send your full name and address to kelcey@mamabirddiaries.com.



41 Responses to is this a plug for eHarmony?

  • I keep getting e-mails from e-harmony. Do they know something about my marriage that I don’t? I have been pretty lucky in randomly finding other mom friends (although I’m kind of partial to my single friends – they’re not so hand sanitizer obsessed).

  • westchestermom says:

    I actually met my first playgroup friends in central Westchester 5 years ago through a mommies web site. I was very fortunate that they are all great and remain some of my closest friends even though I have met many friends and neighbors as my daughter started to take classes and attend preschool.

  • christy says:

    Welsh Mountain Ponies? Too funny. I have lots of pix of those, cuz’ you know, my husband in Welsh.
    Anyway, yeah for new friends! You should also check out momsclub.org – that’s how I met some cool peeps in my neighborhood!

  • MommyTime says:

    “Obviously the url address for eCan You Stop Using Your iPhone While Driving was already taken.” is making me laugh out loud.

    I think you should start this new site (in your spare time) and it should be called eMama Needs a Friend Who Isn’t Judgy and Likes the Same Coffee Drinks She Does.

  • Inna says:

    eHarmony commercials creep me out. What’s with all the giggling and the walking on the beach? And the staring at the hockey player through the plexi glass?
    But, if you had a eHarmonyforMommies or something, I’d totally participate. Even though I don’t have kids… and caffeine gives me a headache. But I don’t like group yoga either and I’m not a heroine addict. πŸ™‚

  • Finding mom friends is 100% like dating, which I sucked at when I was still single (prolly because I’d get drunk and yell at the guys for not recognizing how smart I was, which really tends to turn men on.) I’m so glad you’ve found a Mom friend, maybe she’ll even turn out to be a Mom soulmate. I’d be your Mom soulmate except that I live in northern NJ, which is a few too many bridges away to be convenient.

  • Gretchen says:

    eHarmony for Moms is the best idea I’ve heard in a while. But in addition to a profile form for the moms (rate your feelings about coffee…how many mojitos can you consume and still safely drive your children home after a playdate…do you consider yourself a So You Think You Can Dance? or a Dancing With the Stars kind of person?), you’d need to ask questions about their kids (on a scale of 1 to 10, how likely is your child to drop kick my child’s head and bury him in the sand?).

  • Mary says:

    I love that you mentioned Ice Castles! Good to know I’m not the only one who loves that movie! I actually have the sheet music for “Looking through the eyes of Love” framed! Great post and great idea for the Mom’s site!

  • johanna says:

    hooray for a new friend that does not seem like a drug addict! I would love a eharmony for moms…but the moms should post info about themselves AND their kids– some new moms that i meet and think are great actually have kids that are completely off their rockers and I teach my daughter to run away from them πŸ™‚ ha!

  • SoMi's Nilsa says:

    I know here in Chicago they have a ton of mommy groups with an online presence. Though I’m not sure whether they’ve matured to the point of matching you up based on boxers or briefs; beer or wine; or hybrid or SUV.

  • Megan says:

    I’m calling tonight to set up a playdate, even though we’re over the state line. I’m a new stay at home mom and I have the same problem, no friends in the ‘hood even though I’ve lived here for 5 years.

  • smilinggreenmom says:

    Good for you! You are really BRAVE- I don’t think I would ever have the “kahunas” to meet some random mom. Did you arrange one of those sneaky phone calls from your hubby to call and make sure your date was going well…and if not then God forbid, an “absolute emergency ” would come up that you would HAVE to get to!!?? HEHE *smilinggreenmom

  • I think I will get all over this idea and start it for us. Howz about “eMomoney”. Oh crap- that looks like e-mo-money huh? Actually that might work too. I wouldn’t mind meeting a friend with a trust fund or something who could pick up my bar, er, …Starbucks tab every weekend.

    Okay lets go with E-Buddy. Or instead of Match.com it could be
    “frickinbemyfriendcuziamfunnyand loyalandiamstuckwiththesekidsalldayandineedsomeonewhorelates.com”

    Yeah. I will add this to my to-do list asap. For my ironically named ‘free time’…

    πŸ™‚

  • CT mommy says:

    I think this same thing each and everyday! While I am standing in line at target just waiting for the nice looking lady with the two cute kids, to Just make eye contact so I can find someway to “get her number” I feel like it is dating all over again! When you come up with a name and a site I will be first in line πŸ™‚

  • francine Kasen says:

    WELSH MOUNTAIN PONY !!!! Did you say W…M…P..? I LUSTED for one of those from the age of 7 to 12 ! How do you know about them? Meanwhile, Jenny is on her way to Germany and Amsterdam and Paris and Bern. Looks like there are lots of Kelsey fans there! Good to know.

  • Kristin says:

    There is a website called MOMSLIKEME.COM, which I was given a card too at some free event in Riverside Park. I mentioned it to Jenninfer who has since moved to Texas. Maybe you can check it out?

  • Melisa says:

    I would love a eharmony site for moms. With real questionnaire so you can tell if you will be comptable or not from the get go. I found a group on meetup.com but just from the things they posted on the message boards I knew I would not quite fit in. I guess I was a new mom snob…oops.

    Hmm…maybe I should do a blogpost about that????

  • Jeanne says:

    On Friday morning, when I was watching TV on the treadmill at the gym, I saw a young woman I love a great deal pictured leaving a nearby department store. They were hoping someone could identify her, because she’d just used a stolen credit card.

    Sigh. Guess you’re right about the heroin thing….

  • Cathy says:

    yeah, harmony isn’t the first word I think of now, especially after 15 years of marriage. πŸ™‚ Do you have MOMS Club in Westchester? I joined when I moved back to CO from Chicago, and met a mom whose become a really good friend. Eat, Play, Love was a member, too! πŸ™‚

  • Chris says:

    This is actually a very good idea! Mom dating is so time consuming. It’s exhausting sniffing around, posturing, getting to know one another, only to discover a fatal flaw… no drinky… whatever.

  • Denise says:

    There is moms club (momsclub.org) where I met fab mom friends and now I am no longer a part of the club, I just reap the rewards of the friendships I made.

    And your point about eharmony, right on the mark, made me chuckle.

  • Kate says:

    amen to this. on all accounts. 1)eharmony is a little creepy because of how freaking happy the commercial people are… yes, we know you love each other. now fight over the garbage that did not get taken out.
    2)making mom friends is worse than dating in NYC was in my 20’s.
    3)Ice Castles! Yay!

  • Oz says:

    So, I just caught the last hour of The Cutting Edge 3, and I have to say it gives Ice Castles a run for its money. Yes, they made a Cutting Edge 3.

  • Cyn says:

    I think you’re my old movie and TV show soulmate. Ice Castles classic scene with people throwing the roses in the rink? Nothing on film is more awkward or perfectly sappy.


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