Q & A #fabULyssfind For New Moms #CARDAMOMapp- September 20th, 2016

We have a new #fabULyssfind for #newmoms! Excited to introduce you to the CARDAMOM app! I wish this app was around when I was a new mom! Love how far technology has come for new moms. CARDAMOM is a simple, easy, customized way to meet other moms in your neighborhood and around the city.  Find a mom-soulmate, a rainy-day playdate, a professional connection, and everything in between! You will find #fabULyssfriends using this awesome new app!

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Q: Please tell our #divamom blog readers about the new CARDAMOM app

A: Cardamom is a cool, new friend-networking app, designed just for moms. The app is “matches” local moms to each other for friendship, playdates, and professional connections, and is customized to what each mom is looking for. Introductions and connections are made directly on your phone so there is no planning or pressure. It’s like a friend-dating app for moms!

 

Q: What inspired you to create this fun and easy way to meet other moms in your “hood” app


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I’m a working mom of two girls, raising my kids in Manhattan. I know firsthand how important a friend to laugh with, lean on, cry with, drink with (coffee or wine J) can be. Before we were “moms”, we spent decades of our lives making friends organically, through school, work and play. Enter motherhood, and it’s like starting all over again.

It can be so hard to make new friends as a mom – to find the time and energy to go out to events, classes, playgrounds, activities, meetups, moms’ groups, and other places where moms are, in the hopes of meeting someone you click with… and then even if you do, your kids, schedules and lifestyles need to be in sync too.  It can be exhausting and overwhelming. With Cardamom, the app does the hard work of making introductions to like-minded moms, all from the comfort of your phone, so new friends are just a tap away.

 
Q: How easy/hard is it to use the app?


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It’s simple and easy. We want the whole experience to be beautiful, since it’s such a personal thing and most moms are always on-the-go. After a mom creates her profile (the “Card” in Cardamom), she can just sit back and let Cardamom do the hard work of finding her potential new friends.

 

Q: How does the app work? 


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Moms create a profile Card to share things like where they live, kids’ ages, work status, availability, interests, and even other niche things like career choices and languages. Cardamom’s fancy matching algorithm then introduces local, like-minded moms to each other. Moms can see their matches on a map, so they know who’s near them. If a mom wants to meet another mom, she simply “waves” to her on the app; when the other mom waves back, they are connected with a high-five and can start chatting directly on the app. The app also tells both moms when they have common availability, since we want to encourage our users to meet up live and grow their friendships.

Each mom receives a limited number of introductions per day. After she has either waved, saved the Card or declined the introduction (don’t worry, its anonymous so no hard feelings), she’ll receive a new set the next day. So check back often as your village grows!

Q: Will the moms find other like-minded moms on the app?

A: Absolutely. We’ve already made over 2,500 introductions in NYC alone, and sparked many great conversations. We just launched last month, with new moms joining every day. So if you don’t meet the right one just yet, check back when you can!

 
Q: How can a mom actually engage with another mom on the app?

A:  Once both moms “wave” to each other, they can chat on the app. We’re building out a mom-date planning service as well as group boards where moms can ask each other questions, coordinate nanny-shares, and other things that make motherhood fun and easier. Stay tuned!

 

Q: How will a mom know if another mom wants to meet up with them?

A:  The mom will receive a message that another mom has “waved” to her. If she wants to meet the other mom, she simply taps “wave back” and let the friendship begin! Moms can chat, learn more about each other and coordinate meet ups with or without the kids.

Q: Is there a cost to use the app?


A:
No, the app is free. We just launched for iPhone/iOS and Android will be available soon.

 

Q: Is there anything else that you want our moms to know about the amazing new app?

A: It truly takes a village. Cardamom will help you build yours, one friend at a time. Give it a try! Friendship is critical in motherhood, but “mom-dating” is hard. This will make it easier.

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xoxo