Mum … You’re a psychologist, chef, nurse, entertainer, housekeeper, driver, friend, stylist, teacher – and that’s just on a good day!
There’s no manual. There’s no rule book telling you what things are best for your child. What books, toys, clothes, recipes. And anyway, that’s your decision. But you’re so busy, and there’s so little time to talk to the friends who could help you.
Technology should be able to lend a hand. But everything seems to be spread out into different apps, and so many of them throw irritating recommendations at you from algorithms that have no idea what you or your kids are really like. As parents ourselves, we saw this as a problem we could help fix. We’ve called it teepee.
Friends are there to help
Think of all the other mums you’ve got to know since you became a mum yourself. From antenatal class, mums groups, nursery, school. There so much knowledge and experience there. People you know and trust. But how often do you ask them when you need help in making a choice over something to do or buy for the kids? One or two, maybe. The vision behind teepee is that you can ask the exact right group, every time, and get the help you need, as soon as you need it. And if your friends can’t help, they can share your question with other friends they trust to get you the answer.
Friends want to help. It’s a great way of staying connected with what’s happening in your lives. It’s just a matter of asking.
It’s not a one-way street
Teepee isn’t just about asking questions. It’s about giving as well. Letting your friends know about something great that you know they or their kids would enjoy. There’s so much valuable knowledge we all have that slips through the cracks because we never get around to sharing it. The holiday pantomime that’s finished before you happen to meet up with a friend whose kids would love it. The keyboard you bought that would be perfect for … except she already bought a different one for her daughter.
We thought, what if we could make the process so simple that it wouldn’t take more than a moment to share your recommendation with as many friends as you want. So even the busiest mum could do it, even if the only time she gets to herself is when her kid is doing a poo. It feels so good to share a recommendation and have your friends thank you for the idea.
It’s not public – it’s personal
So much of the social online world is a circus – people trying to accumulate likes and reposts, advertisers hurling stuff at you because you’re their ‘demographic’, clickbait artists targeting you for the clicks in your fingers. Unashamedly, teepee isn’t that place. We do questions and recommendations – that’s all. We don’t flood you with suggestions. We don’t do advertising. It’s you and your friends – as many or as few as you want. There’s no audience, just the people you’ve chosen because you know and trust them the best.
Making better choices – and being closer to your friends
At teepee, our passion is to help people make better choices and get more from the things they do. Helping you to connect with your friends over the things that really matter to you is the way we do that. And we find, when you connect with your friends over the things that really matter, you come closer to them. It strengthens the bonds that made you friends in the first place. As a mum, there’s so little time to do that, but it’s so important.
teepee is free to download , and we’ve made sure you can connect with your friends even if they ‘re not on teepee yet!