Getting Started on CafeMom

Welcome! We're so happy you've joined us on CafeMom!
Here are some answers to common questions to help you get started.

How do I start meeting other moms?

  1. Join a Group
    Moms have conversations in Groups by posting and replying to each other. A great group to get started in is the Newcomers Club. You can also join these different types of groups:
  2. Start Talking
    • Find recent conversations across all of our Groups by browsing through Active Posts.
    • Once you join groups, get to know the other moms on CafeMom by Posting and Replying in your groups. You can even start out slowly by just Liking posts or replies that you find interesting.
    • Use the Quote feature when replying to respond directly to another mom's reply.
    • Follow up on your conversations using the My Activity tab at the top of every page.
  3. Make friends along the way
    • If you'd like to get to know a mom better, send her a Friend Invite or Message.
    • You can see messages you receieve by clicking the My Messages tab at the top of every page.
  4. Don't forget to fill out your profile
    Filling out your profile page is the best way to show everyone who you are.
    • Upload a profile picture. Moms want to know who they're talking to.
    • Tell us all about your kids! How old are they? What do they like to do?
    • Write your personal statement. If you're not sure where to start, a list of 10 things about you is a good way to get going.
    • Share your interests to see what you have in common with other moms.

What else can I do on CafeMom?

Keep up with the latest news
The Stir, CafeMom's blog is a one-stop destination to get news, advice, and opinions on all topics moms are talking about.

How do I change my account settings?

The My Account Settings option can be found under the My Other Stuff tab at the top of every page.

Use the tabs at the top of the Account Settings page to set up your profile, control your privacy settings, manage your groups, add signatures to your posts, and customize your account.

What if I have more questions?

Just click the Contact Us link at the bottom of every page on the site. Or visit our FAQ page and our Help Desk for more tips on using CafeMom.

We hope you enjoy your time on CafeMom!