I saw this mentioned in the "Save the Date" discussion.
"Mommy" business cards -- essentially a business card that lists the family's contact info, including children's names.
Potter75 showed two examples (I didn't just want to steal your links):
The "Lets have a play date" kind
And the actual business card style card listing someone as "someones Mom"
Useful or over the top?
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I try hard not to make generalized statments. But if you hand me one, I will laugh in your face and keep my children far far away. I'm sorry if I am offending any one who has a mommy busniess card....giggle....but it's just how I feel. Only thing worse is the "room mom" business card I found.
I'll be honest, if a mom were to hand me one of those at the park I'd have a giant chuckle over it at home with my sisters. I live in a pretty rural area, so our schedules aren't quite as full as I expect a city mom's schedule to be, so maybe there is a place for these?
For some reason my mind is getting red flags over this idea, as well. If my child were to want some to give to friends, maybe hand a few out. I don't think I'd want their names and ages and all of our home info just circulating the playground. I'd hate for it to get into the wrong hands. Any mom/child I'll be having a playdate with I would want to know personally anyway.
Totally ridiculous! If somebody handed me a card like that I'd know to steer clear!
I'm trying really hard to visualize how these things are really that useful, but I just can't. Maybe it's just my lifestyle but I just don't meet that many new people on a regular basis that I need their business card. Don't people normally just put a new contacts information into their cell phone anyway?
ETA: I said it in the other thread, but I'll say it here too..... I'd love the opportunity to get one of these from someone just to see what my knee jerk reaction really is!
I get the theory behind it....you meet people, you give people contact information...this is an easy way to do that.
Its a waste though and over the top. Pen and paper work great....and with cell phones these days, its much easier to give the information and let the person put in their cell phone....as oppose to lugging around a fancy piece of paper that you could easily lose.
I would be a little shocked if I actually met someone and they handed me one of those. I can see how they'd be useful for contact info, but like others said I'd rather just put it in my phone.
My parents (who are retired) have business cards with their contact info, and I always kinda feel weirded out when they hand them out to people. But that's their generation.
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People actually use these? Really? I think it's funny. I wouldn't use them, I have a cell phone or pen/paper to store information. I don't need someone's business card to schedule a play date.
It made me laugh the two times I got them, but not in the persons face. I waited till I was home talking to my husband
I think that they are more common from the "successful career person turned SAHM" who is used to having business cards or the like......something to define themselves, in other words, and usually prowling the playground for new friends. The "xyz's Mommy" descriptor would personally insult me (i'm so many more things other than just xyz's Mommy) but I guess on some level I do see why some people like them. They aren't for me.