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Gazette - Montgomery County, MD (11/28/07)

http://www.gazette.net/stories/112807/germnew201706_32359.shtml

Ladies only

There’s a new space on the Internet for women in need of a break from the daily grind — www.thewomensnest.com — an online community for women of all ages.

Created by Melissa Foster of Boyds, the Web site, which is still in its beginning stages, features forums and blogs for ladies swamped with home or work obligations to connect with women all over the world.

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K&M Kreative Productions (04/01/08)

http://www.kmkreativeproductions.com/newsletters/04-2008_kmkp_newsletter.html

WAHM SPOTLIGHT

Melissa Foster - The Women's Nest

The Women's Nest is the brainchild of one woman inspired by the chaos of life and the need for peace. Look for Thinkhappy on their Forum and read her Daily Blog!

How They're Different - Why Join The Women's Nest?

Recently, Thinkhappy was asked how The Women's Nest was different than all the other sites for women on the web. This was her reply,

"The Women's Nest was my creation, and why? Because I felt a more personal site was needed for women. A site that takes interest in each member, rather than just getting an onslaught of people to join. I try to read about each member and respond to their posts personally. We are based on the East Coast and connecting women world-wide. We feel as though there is a real need for women to feel like part of a group, not just another one of the members. I do not hope to become the next ivillage :-) I hope to remain able to get to know each of these women on some level and meet their needs for our site. We are hosting feature articles and experts and I am often posting to inquire about what our members want. This is their community, it's just my idea :-)

I don't have much more of a slant than that. There are larger sites out there, many of them. But I think women want something more personal. Each member is missed greatly when they go a week without posting. Right now we have just under 300 members. It's about friendship, not just numbers - Escaping the chaos of our lives and trading it for a few minutes of "me time" and fun can make a huge difference for many women. I'd like TWN to be their escape....”

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Monocacy Monacle (5/30/08)

 

The Women’s Nest:  For Women, Obviously!

Local Boyds resident, Melissa Foster, has made a dream a reality:  in creating the website The Women’s Nest, she has provided a resource for women of all backgrounds and lifestyles to come together and chat, rant, rave, praise, share, laugh, and cry whenever it works into their busy schedules—without having to leave home, work, or family to do it.

The initial website was launched on November 17, 2007, then it went live with a new site on February 17, 2008, but the idea began germinating five or six years ago when Melissa had wanted to start a center in Bethesda where women could come for free legal and financial advice.  A few years went by, and Melissa was instead able to start a virtual center for women.  At first, Melissa set up the website as a way to connect with female friends.  It started out as a forum where women could talk about all sorts of subjects without having to leave their families to do so.  The site has evolved into a whole community for women with many different topics to explore including education and careers, moms without moms, teen talk, women’s health, to name just a few—and she worked in the free help from a medical expert and a financial expert.

The book club on the site invites published authors to take part in exclusive discussions with members.  In April, Lisa See, author of Snow Flower and the Secret Fan, was the guest author, and coming up on June 2, Ann Hood, author of The Knitting Circle and Comfort, will talk to members.

The site also features free email to all members, fun contests, and a swap shop.  Melissa adds that the site is open to change and expansion as the members need or request it.  She is very accessible to the members.  “We’re trying to fill all the needs of women,” she says.  “We’re growing as the community grows.”  At press time, there are over six hundred active members with that number increasing every day. 

Of course, Melissa can’t do it all single handedly and has enlisted the help of Beth Grimmett who assists her in running the site.  Both women volunteer the time they spend working on the site.  Although there are some ads, they only cover the web fees and maintenance of the site.  Melissa calls her work on the site a “giving back to the community.”  Their dedication and time have already proven worthwhile, after only a few months in existence, the Women’s Nest has already won the prestigious Top 100 WAHM Site of the Month for April 2008.

Membership is free, and Melissa monitors the site closely for safety.  “I take every step possible to ensure the safety of women on the site,” she says.  There is no personal information on the site concerning where members live or how they can be contacted outside of the Women’s Nest.

For more information or to become a member, visit www.thewomensnest.com and reach out to other women to “escape the chaos of daily life.”

 

Written by Dominique Agnew

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Monocacy Monocle (10/10/08)

The Monocacy Monocle

October 10, 2008

Divorce Recovery and Life Coaching Now Offered by TWN

Lisa Fredette, Certified Life and Relationship Coah, has joined The Women's Nest (TWN) and is offering her services to its memebers - anothe rway that TWN is working to help make the lives better for the women of the world. On another front, author Jennie Shortridge will be chatting with TWN's Book Club on October 28 at 7:00 p.m.

The Women's Nest is growing and helping women everywhere escape the chaos of their daily lives. Any exposure is good exposure, as the site is completely free for members.

Stop by and check it out: www.thewomensnest.com

 

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Press Release (5/13/08)

Released May 13, 2008

http://www.prweb.com/releases/2008/05/prweb929294.htm

New Women-only Community and Resource Site Launched!

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The Women's Nest (www.thewomensnest.com), a women's-only community developed for women by women, offers more than just social networking to their members. Women's Nest membership is free and members can take advantage of the volunteered services of a licensed physician as well as a financial expert who dole out free medical and financial advice. Though The Women's Nest hosts a vast women's forum, and member blogs, they also offer a true Swap Shop, where trading is the name of the game! TWN's book club is also unique, in that they strive to have the authors of several books hold exclusive discussions with their members through out the year.

Rockville, MD (PRWEB) May 13, 2008 -- The Women's Nest (www.thewomensnest.com), a women's-only community developed for women by women, offers more than just social networking to their members. TWN connects women world-wide, striving to create a sharing, and caring community with a sense of humor -- A way for women to escape the daily chaos of their lives.

Women's Nest membership is free and members can take advantage of the volunteered services of a licensed physician as well as a financial expert who dole out free medical and financial advice to members. Though The Women's Nest hosts a vast Women's Forum, and member Blogs, they also offer a true Swap Shop, where trading is the name of the game! No spam, no selling, no website promotions - just good old fashion swapping! TWN's book club is also unique, in that they strive to have the authors of several books hold exclusive discussions with their members through out the year. But the fun doesn't stop there - TWN members can also enjoy the motivation and camaraderie of an on-line scrapbooking club with weekly challenges and scrap chat!

Offering free email for their members, exclusive private message capabilities, and contests (you can see real members photos on their homepage), The Women's Nest can best be described as personable, accepting, and refreshing!

The Women's Nest is the brainchild of one woman, Melissa Foster, inspired by the chaos of life and the need for peace. Foster personally reads each post (Thinkhappy on the Women's Forums).

"My dream is to create an environment where women are helping women in every aspect of life through clear communication and understanding. Women across the world encounter the same hurdles in life whether it is related to family, nutrition, exercise, career, depression, cancer, or simply coping with the many trials and tribulations of daily life. I hope that The Women's Nest offers a nurturing, educating, and safe environment for women of the world to unite and rejuvenate. It is through giving that we receive a peaceful soul." Foster said.

Grab a cup of coffee, relax, and sign on! Joining is free and easy! Stay at home moms or working women, artists or single-and-loving its - Everyone is welcome! For more information, or to schedule an interview, please visit The Women's Nest Community.

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Press Release (6/23/09)

General Press Release Run 6/23/09

Leading Social Community For Women, The Women's Nest, Has Expanded

The Women’s Nest (www.thewomensnest.com), a leading women’s-only community developed for women by women, offers more than just social networking to their members. TWN connects women world-wide, striving to create a sharing, and caring community with a sense of humor – A way for women to escape the daily chaos of their lives.

Women’s Nest membership is free and members can take advantage of the volunteered services of a licensed physician, a financial expert, and a certified life coach, who dole out free advice to members. Though The Women’s Nest hosts a vast Women’s Forum, and member Blogs, they also offer a true Swap Shop, where trading is the name of the game. TWN’s book club is also unique, in that they strive to host guest authors and hold exclusive discussions with their members throughout the year. But the fun doesn’t stop there - TWN members can also participate in monthly Healthy Challenges to help them tighten their wallets as well as their belts. Enjoy the motivation and camaraderie of an on-line Scrapbooking Club with monthly challenges and scrapper’s chat.

Offering free email for their members, exclusive private message capabilities, and contests (you can see real members photos on their homepage), The Women’s Nest can best be described as personable, accepting, and refreshing.

The Women’s Nest’s most recent addition is that of their Top 100 Women-Run Sites list, where women business owners can post their logo/links for free. In addition, the community of The Women’s Nest is now also offering reciprocal link exchanges with other businesses that cater to women. Check out their Links We Like page.

The Women's Nest is the brainchild of one woman, Melissa Foster, inspired by the chaos of life and the need for peace. Foster (aka Thinkhappy) personally reads each post.

"With today’s busy lifestyles, it is difficult to create and maintain lasting friendships. The Women’s Nest offers a venue where women may do so without leaving their home or office. A few minutes each day will enable them to catch up with friends, prepare a blog for family members to keep up with their lives, vent their frustrations and gain advice on sticky situations in the Women’s Forums, or simply escape their daily chaos. It’s an accessible way to rejuvenate your soul, have a laugh, or spread some news.

My dream is to create an environment where women are helping women in every aspect of life through clear communication and understanding. Women across the world encounter the same hurdles in life whether it is related to family, nutrition, exercise, career, depression, illness, spirituality, or simply coping with the many trials and tribulations of daily life. I hope that The Women's Nest offers a nurturing, educating, and safe environment for women of the world to unite and rejuvenate. It is through giving that we receive a peaceful soul." Foster said.

Grab a cup of coffee, relax, and sign on. Joining is free and easy. Stay at home moms or working women, artists or single-and-loving its - Everyone is welcome. For more information, or to schedule an interview, please visit http://www.thewomensnest.com

 

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The Stripe and DCmilitary.com (03/13/08)

http://www.dcmilitary.com/stories/031308/stripe_28292.shtml

 

Walter Reed Army Medical Center

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A military Family member has started a free online community for women called The Women's Nest.

We offer free support to women (only), connecting women across the world to gain advice, share stories, and develop friendships," said Melissa Foster. "We have found that this support is desperately needed among military women."

Fosterís husband is Lt. Col. (Dr.) Leslie Foster, who's been in the military for 16 years and is currently assigned to Walter Reed Army Medical Center.

"Our Family has enjoyed many benefits of military life. However, there are many families that are trying to cope with deployed fathers, husbands, brothers, sisters, and mothers," she said in explaining the purpose for the online community.

"We also have experts on staff (all volunteer) that provide information about many topics at no cost. Furthermore, we offer a place for each woman to have her own blog, where she can document her daily life and her family members that are not with her are able to read and stay connected. We also hostseveral new women-related articles each week," she added.

Interested people can visit the site at www.thewomensnest.com.

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Top 100 WAHM Site (5/1/08)

The Women's Nest was voted the Top 100 WAHM Site of the Month for April 2008 on Mommysclub.com!

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