Big Momma Search Engine and Directory
The big momma search engine, and directory. Provides online shops and articles suitable for mommas big and small.
The big momma search engine gets Google to do the searching. But it also has a directory that provides access to what most every momma wants.
The big momma search engine should not be confused with the mamma search engine. The mamma search engine is one of the most renowned meta search engines, which accesses several search engines to get more results than any one search engine could provide.
Looked at through a cynical eye, you might think the momma.com home page is just a bare-bones Google search box with a few hyperlinks tagged on. The cynic might suggest that it's just something a hacker put together on a wet afternoon. But a little exploration reveals the site is worth more attention.
Besides the predictable shopping sites, big momma links to several articles on child safety, health and psychology. Some of these are quite fun. For instance, one article attempts to explain why girls indulge in boy-chasing; another why big momma gets temper tantrums. These articles make big momma worth a visit, but more of them are needed.
I especially liked the article suggesting that big mommas need to make sure their kids get down time. It asks, "Do you have a too-much-to-do kid?" and answers," Experts say an hour spent doing nothing can be just as important as homework, lessons, and soccer practice."
Even the author of this article admits her kid has cub scouts, piano lessons and sport after school. I gave up Cub scouts for Star Trek, and the other two items were not on my agenda. My parents gave me totally unstructured time, while maintaining adequate care and attention. That's the way to do it! The author saves herself by adding "I really believe that creativity comes from unstructured time, where kids have a lot of choices and are not on a path."
"Many successful creative adults report that they spent a great deal of time daydreaming as children. Working with simple props-dolls, blocks, or action figures-a child can imagine what life would be like as a fireman or figure out the consequences of tripping the school bully on the playground... If you are watching TV or engaging in a more formal activity, you don't have as much opportunity to build that inner life."
Big momma, perhaps, knows best.
Big momma recently had a facelift, and her list of connections and interests has grown. Previously the icons and adverts on the home page only indicated a concern with buying flowers, skirts, and similar girlie items. In a step away from the Neanderthal, the sys-admin geeks now provide links to the harder objects that big mommas like--for instance, computers and digital cameras. But they have kept their rather twee statement of what their ideal momma is or should be, quote:
"Don't you wish momma still took care of you like she used to? She was always there when you had a question, and always knew where to find whatever you needed. She always gave great advice and never led you astray. Well, momma may not be there every time you need her these days, but momma.com will do her best to take over where your momma left off!
So welcome home to momma.com. Please check back regularly to find out how momma.com has changed. She's finding new resources daily and is striving to become almost as intelligent and useful as your own momma. See you soon!"
Well I guess we can view this through ironic spectacles. But momma.com should remember, only 20% of Americans get irony.