Hi, I’m Andrea – the founder of PARENTise. Thanks for stopping by!
PARENTise is my baby. I started the site right after the birth of my oldest daughter. As a new Mom – I felt a lot of pressure to choose the right things for my daughter. At the time – I didn’t have a lot of friends with kids so I was embarking on new territory without much help. I joined some local Mom’s Groups and a few message boards – and the one thing that remained consistent was that people asked each other questions. Questions about everything – from what pediatrician do you recommend to what summer camp are you sending your kids to?
Just a few months into this parenting gig – I realized that I was hearing the same questions over and over again – yet when I searched the internet for information I couldn’t find any quality reviews on the services and products that parents use and need!
So PARENTise was born. The idea is simple – a reliable straightforward database of reviews based on the experiences of other parents. But I didn’t just want to hear rants and raves – I wanted to be able to compare the reviews to each other. So I started cataloging the different questions that I was hearing and then I hit the streets. I started asking other parents what was important to them about their pediatrician, OB, day care, summer camp, etc. And that is how we set our ratings criteria.
I hope you find PARENTise useful – and come back often. Tell other parents about your experiences and check out that local swimming pool here before you go. You’ll know whether or not you’ll need shower shoes, if the food is any good and what the bathrooms are like – and that’s advice you can really use!
I’m a Mom to 2 girls – they’re really awesome and exhausting! I’ve lived in the Philadelphia area for almost 15 years now. I went to college here and only left when I went to Graduate School. My husband is local born and bred – he works for a family business in the area in addition to reffing hockey and being an all around great husband and father.
I work full-time outside of the home. When we are together as a family we keep busy doing a lot of different things with the kids so that they can have varied experiences. I’m not an expert in parenting – I don’t pretend to be – but I do have PARENTise – and I”m happy to tell you what I think!