This past week I've started handing out my Mamatoga Approved seals and Moms and Kids Choice Awards to local businesses and I couldn't be more excited. The Mamatoga Seal of Approval also comes with an inclusion in my Mamatoga Approved Directory, where I will list each business that has an approval along with some details and a brief description and review. In the Mamatoga Approved Directory you'll be able to quickly find the local family friendly businesses along with details of whether they have a kids menu, booster seats, highchairs, changing tables in the bathroom and other helpful tips (like whether to bring that stroller inside or not). Not all Mamatoga Approved businesses have changing tables (for some it's merely a space issue) but all are child friendly and welcome families. This Directory isn't just limited to restaurants, but also shops, salons, doctors, dentists and any other businesses that are family friendly.
My regular directory will be gone to make way for the exclusive Mamatoga Approved Directory. There are other directories out there, this one will be the ONLY comprehensive family centric directory in our area. This will also be a Mamatoga Community effort. Know of a great place that you love taking your kids but it isn't included? Email me and let me know. Did you run into an issue that you'd like to see addressed by a business owner? Give me a shout and we'll take care of it! Have a business that you'd like to see in the directory? Let me know at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The directory will be an always evolving entity, adding new comments and reviews as we go along. This will be THE place to come find family friendly businesses because that is all that will be in my directory. There will be a special section devoted to the Moms and Kids Choice Awards Winners with the categories and winners listed as well as a listing of websites and blogs that are also Mamatoga Approved.
So when you are walking around downtown or browsing a site online and you see the Mamatoga Approved sign you'll know that this is a great local family friendly business.