Earlier this month, Levi’s 10-week session of music classes came to an end. After his last class, another mom and I started chatting about signing up for the summer session. Since the next round of classes start in the middle of July, I mentioned that we had just joined Gymboree so that Levi would have a weekly activity to enjoy (plus they have open gym a couple times a week). She seemed interested, so I suggested she try out a free class, which is what we did before registering.
I also wanted to give her my phone number and email so that she could reach me if she had any questions or, better yet, so that we could schedule a playdate. But we were both juggling squirmy babies in our arms, and I felt awkward suggesting she add me to her contacts. Plus, I didn’t even know her name, and I doubt she knew mine!
At that moment, I wished I had a mommy “business card” I could have simply handed off to her. Before Levi, I never understood the value of a calling card like that, but now I get why they are so handy. Making mom friends is hard (especially if you are shy like I am). I mean, at what point during a conversation at the playground or in Babies R Us do you whip out your iPhone and ask for a stranger’s phone number? What if this potential new friend isn’t ready to share her contact information with you?
The beauty of a mom card is its simplicity. There’s no need to dig through your diaper bag for a pen and paper or to try typing on your phone while holding a kid in your arms. With one hand, you can reach into your bag for a card and pass it to your new mommy friend. Then, at her leisure, she can add you to her address book or contact list. Easy peasy!
To celebrate Bunny & Dolly’s redesign, The Stationery Boutique would like to offer one lucky reader a set of 40 personalized mommy cards! Make these two-sided Little Birdie calling cards your own by choosing a sage green, blossom pink or pool blue background and the number of baby birdies following the mama bird. You can include your name, the name(s) of your kid(s), a phone number, an email address or whatever info you’d like to share with other moms.
How to enter:
- Visit The Stationery Boutique and leave a comment below with the color you’d chose for your Little Birdie cards
- For a second entry, “like” Bunny & Dolly on Facebook and leave a second comment.
- For a third entry, “like” The Stationery Boutique on Facebook and leave a third comment.
One winner will be chosen by random.org and announced on Monday, June 25th. Good luck!