Our mission

Swapmamas.com is the ultimate online destination for connecting moms and sharing tips about child care, parenting skills and home care. With over 10 years of experience in the industry, we provide a safe and secure platform for mothers to connect with one another – whether they’re looking to swap or gift items they no longer need, or simply want to chat and share advice.

Our community is built on trust and mutual respect, so whether you’re a first-time mom or a seasoned pro, Swapmamas is the perfect place to make friends, learn new skills and build a happy family.

Founder of Swapmamas

Darcy Cruwys

Swapmamas was born in January 2009 by a single mom who found herself in the same predicament as thousands of other parents in America. Laid off and out of work as a result of the economic downturn, Founder Darcy Cruwys bootstrapped Swapmamas with the dream of empowering a community of women to help one another, by swapping the things they no longer used, for things they needed.

Darcy Cruwys

“After the birth of my daughter, old friends who were now scattered across the country began sending me items their daughters’ had outgrown. I didn’t need to purchase clothes the first two years of my daughter’s life. It was a Godsend.

I knew how fortunate I was to have this incredible support, especially being a single parent on a very limited budget. But I always felt for those who weren’t as lucky. What about moms who DIDN’T have a network of generous friends like I did?

And then, a few years later, as the economy gradually tanked, I joined the ranks of many parents who found themselves unemployed. Every family I knew was faced with a tighter belt than ever before. I wanted to help. I wanted to repay the generosity of those who helped me when I needed it. I wanted to share what I DID have.

I thought there were probably a whole lot of people out there who felt the same.”

It seems so. <3

Miracris Calilung

Miracris Calilung is passionate about helping individuals, particularly mothers, find creative ways to manage their parenting and home life. She credits her ability to stay organized and find solutions quickly as the main reason for her success in her career and personal life. Through Swapmamas, she hopes to provide moms with practical advice that can be implemented into daily routines.

With her experience in marketing and parenting, Miracris is the perfect person to give tips on balancing work and home life. She has a great sense of humor and is always willing to help others reach their goals. Her enthusiasm for helping others makes her an invaluable resource for all parents who are looking for guidance.

Whether you’re looking for advice from her blog posts or chat with her on the Swapmamas discussion boards, you can be sure to get helpful insights from Miracris. With her expertise in marketing and parenting, she has helped many parents have a smoother transition into parenthood. She is an inspiring example of how one person can make a lasting impact on the lives of many.

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Stop for a minute and take a look around your home. So many of us are swimming in … STUFF.

Stuff you’ll never use. (We know your aunt Edna had perfectly good intentions when she bought you that gold-plated garlic press. Nevermind that you’re allergic to garlic. And gold.)

Stuff you bought and really didn’t need. (Who knew gardening gloves came in bulk? Seemed like a good deal at the time …)

Clothes you’ll never fit into again. (*sob* We feel your pain.)

Clothes your kids will never fit into again. (Again. Feelin’ the pain, Mama.)

Add kids to the mix and your STUFF quotient just doubled.

Chances are, that STUFF is sitting in your garage or basement this very minute, not being used by anyone.

Surely, SOMEONE could get a little more mileage out of that … STUFF.

That’s what Swapmamas is all about … getting back to basics. It’s about getting to know other moms, making lasting connections, and doing a little old school trading with new friends.

Sometimes you may want to swap, Even Steven. Sometimes you may simply want to clean out your garage and donate your goods to another Mama. It’s entirely up to you.

It all boils down to one very simple, time-tested truth. The more you give, the more you get, whether that be actual goods, or the simple satisfaction that comes from helping someone out. Swapmamas is free to all. No middleman. No warehouse. No fees. You choose what you want to swap, who you want to swap with, and how you want to ship. The only thing you pay is the cost to ship your package to a friend. (And if that’s not an option for you, join a local group and bypass shipping all together!)

There is no money exchanged. There IS a whole lot of good karma to go around.

Last Updated on April 9, 2023 4:23 AM

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