F.A.Q. Frequently Asked Questions: Springfield Moms

  • What is Springfield Moms? Designed by Springfield Mom Kim Leistner in 2004, the free Springfield Moms website provides "grownups and their kids" within the Springfield area (and surrounding communities within a 60-mile range) with timely, family friendly information including: the latest events or activities, parenting resources, money saving coupons for families at restaurants and local businesses, Ask the Professional educational Q&As and so much more. Learn more in our Press Room. Get to know About Us. We are visited by anyone who has kids in their life … or who wants to enjoy the latest events and coupons from local businesses!
  • What's the advantage if I register my email address with Springfield Moms? You don't have to register to enjoy the free resources – including our wildly popular What's Happening event calendar – available on the website. However, if you want to stay "in the know," you can register at no charge to receive our twice-monthly E-Updates direct to your inbox. These E-Updates contain helpful articles, upcoming activities and sales or coupon information. Interested? (We do not share your email address with anyone else.) Please register your name and email address here.
  • I can't find what I am looking for. The best bet is to check our A-Z Resource Index of all resource pages. We feature new and updated resources on our blog and in our E-Updates as well, so there is always something new to discover! Don't forget our Search feature which allows you to browse our website by subject. If you still can't find something, email us at springfieldmoms.org@gmail.com, and we will help you find the resource you need.
  • We just moved here, and I want to connect with other moms online. What do you recommend? You may already have the resources to do so! You can search for Springfield Moms and find our community discussion boards on Facebook, MySpace and twitter. You can also post comments or questions directly to the website by visiting Kim's Blog
  • What's the quickest way to access a targeted list of resources? Choose the s A-Z Index and you will see categories of all the "posts" (articles, resources, events or coupons) on our website. If you don't see what you like there, you can use the Search box in the upper left which will search keywords across all posts.
  • How do I print or share a post on your website? At the end of each "post," you will see an option to "Print" just the information in that post. You may also choose "Email" and share any posting online.
  • The coupons are awesome! What's the fastest way to access them, and how do I print them? Choose the  Mom's Choice tab on the top navigation bar, then browse by business category or business name and select the ad you are interested in.   Enjoy our Coupon Shortcut for a quick list of all sponsors with available coupons, and an easy choose what you want to print feature.  Many businesses allow you to show our coupons on your smartphone as well. At the end of each sponsor ad is the option to Print or Email and share with a friend. Also, keep an eye out on the Dynamic Deals box on the home page: new special deals and sales will be highlighted there each week.
  • How do I submit a class, activity or an event which is not already listed on SpringfieldMoms.org? Please send your event information to springfieldmoms.org@gmail.com or access our Submit your Event form on What's Happening.  We value your contribution and are always eager to expand our list. For those groups who are interested in purchasing actual advertising space on the website to promote their class, activity or event, please contact Kim Leistner via phone: 217-622-6966 or email Kim.
  • How do I enter the prize drawings? Have a favorite recipe, day trip or special discount deal to share? How about time savers and lessons learned in parenting? All tips qualify you to be entered into our prize drawings, held monthly. To qualify, you must be a registered reader (meaning you have signed up for our free E-Updates) and you should send in a tip in any category of resources on our website. Have a photo of your family or pets for us to use on the website? That counts too! Email us at springfieldmoms.org@gmail.com today with your tips!  Visit Share Your Tips and Win!
  • If I want to volunteer to help with Springfield Moms at an area event, who do I contact? We love to meet readers and recruit them to help us at community events. Come join us! Our marquee event is Halloween-at-the-Market each October, but you will also find us at events year round including: WSEC/PBS FunTime Station, Capitol Radio Group KidsFest, Safe Family Saturday with the American Red Cross, Taste of Downtown (Downtown Springfield, Inc. and Bicentennial Commission and First Night Springfield. Contact Kim Leistner at springfieldmoms.org@gmail.com and let her know you are available.
  • How do I provide feedback to Springfield Moms? We so appreciate hearing from our readers! You can post comments on Kim's Blog or visit our discussion boards on Facebook, MySpace and twitter. If you have a question or comment that you'd prefer to keep one-to-one, please send us an email at springfieldmoms.org@gmail.com, and we will respond as soon as possible.
  • How do I unsubscribe from the E-Updates? No problem. There is an opt-out link at the footer of every event email we send. All you need to do is to click on the opt-out link and you will be removed from our mailing list.
  • How do I change my email address or my profile? When you receive your E-Update, scroll all the way to the bottom and click on "Update My Profile." There you can change your email address and profile information.
  • How is Springfield Moms funded? We are able to keep the Springfield Moms website FREE to our readers because of the dedicated support of our local business sponsors. Their advertising revenue enables us to maintain our events calendar, upgrade our website design and staff community events with fun crafts and information packets. We remain thrilled at the support we have received from local businesses so that we can provide you with this website. View a list of all of our sponsors on the Mom's Choice Directory.
  • How can I advertise on Springfield Moms? If you wish to take advantage of our reasonable rates and targeted packages to advertise with Springfield Moms, please contact us at springfieldmoms.org@gmail.com or cell phone:  217-622-6966. You can also learn more about our readers and review our business advantages by visiting  Advertise With Us in the A-Z Index.
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