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Mommy Cards For Busy (Not So Much) Moms

Mom–Me Time: Mommy Socializing Cards

When I met a woman with a daughter about the same age as my lil girl, we got to talking and realized we lived near each other and swapped numbers.

When it came to the mommy date, I was walking into uncharted territory. To learn more about being a social butterfly,


When I discussed the mommy-dating phenomenon with my friends in the suburbs, they scoffed, having been bombarded by mommy cards.

Companies like,, and offer countless designs for social mommies on the go.

The cards usually include the mom and offspring's name as well as contact information. On occasion, they also have the husband, pet, or nanny's moniker on them, too.

Moms who have their arms full find them easier to dole out at the playground then searching for a pen and paper or plugging new numbers into cell phones. The cards also come in handy for listing a child's allergy info.

Have you been carded — what do you think about this trend?

asco00 asco00 9 years
I'm new to the playdate thing, but I definitely can see the benefit in it. I was at a party for one of my daughter's friends and you should have seen one of the mom's trying to find 6 pieces of paper to arrange a playdate for the kids day off school. It definitely would have been helpful. Back in my working days I wasn't above giving a business card b/c it had my cell on it. This isn't so different.
LiLRuck44 LiLRuck44 9 years
I have to admit I would be baffled if another mother handed me one of these. That's not to say I wouldn't contact her or let our kids get together, but my husband and I would certainly enjoy a good laugh. I know what you mean jennifer... I feel sort of snobby!
lms lms 9 years
I don't like these. It seems a bit "extra".
karebear25 karebear25 9 years
I like this idea. Then one would not have to fish for a blank piece of paper out of your handbag. And why not they are sooooo cute.
jennifer76 jennifer76 9 years
Especially the Let's Make A Playdate! one. I don't think I could hang out with a mom who gave me one of those. :rotfl: Is that snobby?
jennifer76 jennifer76 9 years
They do seem practical but also ridiculous. :ponder:
aembry396 aembry396 9 years
I think it is cute and economical (time wise: looking for paper and pens)...but it does seem a little chi-chi and corporate at the same time...
rgrl rgrl 9 years
:D I would feel so silly carrying and passing these out. But on the other hand they do seem somewhat practical. I know for sure they would make an impression. There are many times when we had to scrounge for a pen and a piece of paper and that ends up getting lost in a diaper bag.
AliCherri1 AliCherri1 9 years
I like the green polka dot card :)
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