A New Network for Women

by Jennifer Donovan

For those of you involved in the blogging community, you know how wonderful it is to connect with others and read their stories. You may have heard about Capessa, a new network for women. They focus on real women giving other real women advice through personal experience. There are blogs, forums, and chats on topics that are of interest to all women.

Capessa wants to award one of our readers $100 just for checking them out, so read on!

One of the unique features on Capessa are the inspiring videos. Here’s one to which many of us (me!) can relate:

How Clearing the Clutter Helped Me Enjoy My Family Again

 

They have also teamed up with Pantene to help make women’s wishes come true.
Enter the “Beautiful Wishes” contest for a chance to have your wishes granted! Capessa, a new online female community plays “Genie in a Bottle”, along with hair care company Pantene, by making dreams a reality for women everywhere.Capessa readers are invited to share their experiences and submit their ultimate wish list. Entrants can wish for themselves, their loved ones, even their own communities. For every Wish made, $1 will be donated on behalf of the wish-maker to a Pantene charity. One lucky Georgia woman has already had her wish granted, and in February another Capessa reader capessa.gifwill get her opportunity, as chosen by The Pantene “Beautiful Wishes” panel of judges. Entrants can also take a peek at over 8,000 other wish lists from all across the country.One of our readers will win a $100 American Express Gift Certificate simply for checking out Capessa. Just click on over, and leave a comment here telling which of the content areas look most interesting to you. If you’ve already been exploring Capessa, tell us what you’ve enjoyed about the site.

So, go check it out, then leave a comment. We’ll draw a winner on February 6.



Email Author    |    Website About Jennifer Donovan

Jennifer Donovan has been a part of the 5 Minutes for Mom team since 2007. She writes product reviews, covers events, and manages the 5 Minutes for Books weekly column and website. She lives in Houston and blogs at Snapshot about life with her family.

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1 jennifer January 29, 2008 at 8:36 am

The topics I would be most interested in are parenting and also health and fitness.

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2 Lori January 29, 2008 at 8:52 am

I checked out the Work & Money topics. I was pleased with the variety offered. I think watching & seeing the real person is often more motivating that reading. GREAT site.

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3 Bess January 29, 2008 at 8:55 am

Oops…I forgot the say that I like the parenting/pregnancy section, as well as the health/fitness area.

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4 Carrie January 29, 2008 at 9:18 am

I liked the real women, real blogs section!

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5 QuietMom January 29, 2008 at 9:25 am

Will spend some more time there – what a nice award too! Count me in!

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6 Mama Zen January 29, 2008 at 9:33 am

I’m most interested in the “Real Women, Real Blogs” section.

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7 Taowyn January 29, 2008 at 9:33 am

I like that Capesa has info about asll aspects of life.

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8 Tirzah January 29, 2008 at 9:45 am

Being a mom and pregnant again, I’m most pulled to the parenting and pregnancy. I also like to read about home and garden!

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9 Carey January 29, 2008 at 9:48 am

I like the health and fitness. thats one area, that i really want to work on this year, so i think it will be very helpful to me. Thanks for offering such a great giveaway and introducing us to a new site.

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10 Brenda Prentice January 29, 2008 at 10:13 am

What a cool site idea. How clever.

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11 Liz January 29, 2008 at 10:25 am

I have been very fitness driven for a year now but am always looking for new tips and ideas so I enjoyed the health and fitness section best.

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12 Naomi January 29, 2008 at 10:30 am

I’m not very good with “social networking” sites but Capessa looks like one I could handle pretty easily.

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13 Michele January 29, 2008 at 10:35 am

I enjoyed the Parenting and Pregnancy section best. I also really liked the short video stories that are throughout the site.

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14 Michelle Pendergrass January 29, 2008 at 10:35 am

I’m leaning towards the home and garden section since I’ve been on a roll with the Tackle It Tuesdays!

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15 workout mommy January 29, 2008 at 11:03 am

I like the health and fitness section the best!

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16 Dawn January 29, 2008 at 11:34 am

I think the parenting, health and fitness and money look the most interesting. It’s too hard to pick just one.

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17 Heather January 29, 2008 at 11:41 am

The site looks good! I like the health & fitness section.

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18 Monkey Giggles January 29, 2008 at 11:46 am

I think real women, real blogs and parenting look most interesting to me. The link to Capessa site was coming back with a error for me.

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19 Amy January 29, 2008 at 12:07 pm

The format of the site is very clean and easy to read. I joined right away and added my journal and some comments. Thank you!

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20 Bree January 29, 2008 at 12:36 pm

I love the parenting section!

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21 Miscellany Mom January 29, 2008 at 1:00 pm

of course the parenting section looks interesting to me!

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22 CPA Mom January 29, 2008 at 1:08 pm

The Balancing the Scale blog looks like a must read! Thanks for the heads up!

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23 brandy w January 29, 2008 at 1:34 pm

i’ve been on it for a while. i think it’s awesome being able to connect with other moms and share stories. i can find information in the parenting section that i’m looking for

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24 Elizabeth January 29, 2008 at 1:41 pm

I would be very interested in health and fitness, parenting, home and garden.

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25 Proverbs31 January 29, 2008 at 1:44 pm

I found the health & fitness section very intriguing. I already watched several vidoes and I’ll head back later to watch more. :)

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26 Cynthia January 29, 2008 at 1:56 pm

I liked the real women blogs!

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27 Kim January 29, 2008 at 1:58 pm

I really liked the home and garden section. Will come in handy for the spring season. Thank you for the contest!

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28 Danielle S January 29, 2008 at 2:02 pm

I can ALWAYS use more Parenting tips/skills! Great website! Thanks for sharing!
dansan826 at yahoo.com

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29 Sara January 29, 2008 at 2:21 pm

I like the work area. I work from home, and I’m always looking for new ways to market my website and business. I’d love to see about using their site to do so! :)

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30 Christine - From Dates to Diapers January 29, 2008 at 2:21 pm

I actually get to enter this one… Yay!

I love the Parenting and Pregnancy section over at Capessa. My favorite, of course, are all the videos – It’s nice to see real life stories!

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31 Jenifer January 29, 2008 at 2:39 pm

Looks like a keeper. Already booked marked it for later! Thanks for another great find!

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32 Celeste January 29, 2008 at 2:39 pm

Parenting and Preganancy, for sure!

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33 T.R. M. January 29, 2008 at 3:07 pm

I really like the health and fitness section. I appreciate that I can watch and listen to real people share their stories. Thanks!

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34 Tiffany January 29, 2008 at 3:41 pm

I really enjoyed the health and fitness section, Work and money, parenting. This was a fantastic site and the video above really inspired me to organize my home. I have the same problem she does and I spend way too much time clearing clutter and not enough time with my husband and my daughter. What a wonderful resource…women helping women.

count me in..thanks!

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35 Heather (Heather's reality show) January 29, 2008 at 3:46 pm

I love the health and fitness section.

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36 you da mom January 29, 2008 at 4:04 pm

wow, the money and saving part, and the organizational parts, interest me the most!

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37 Jocelyn G. January 29, 2008 at 4:05 pm

I liked the work/money section. It was nice to see a site for wmen that is not just all about the kids. Don’t get me wrong I love my own 3&4, but sometimes I need to set my mommy hat aside for a few minutes and be a women.

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38 Gloria January 29, 2008 at 4:09 pm

I think the work and money area looks the most interesting to me.

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39 Melanie S. January 29, 2008 at 4:13 pm

I’ve looked at the website before and I have to say that the videos are my favorite!

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40 Bebemiqui January 29, 2008 at 4:21 pm

As a blogger, the real women, real blogs section is awesome!

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41 Gr8ful Mom January 29, 2008 at 4:50 pm

The look and feel of the site is great. Reminds me of iVillage. I’d love to win this contest.

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42 jessie January 29, 2008 at 6:00 pm

i like the pregnancy section. i’m 35 weeks pregnant and liked that section the best.

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43 Natasha P January 29, 2008 at 6:11 pm

What a awesome site!! I really enjoyed the Health and Fitness especially after having babies to get back to the pre baby weight!

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44 Carolyn January 29, 2008 at 6:12 pm

I enjoyed watching some of the videos.

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45 Jodi January 29, 2008 at 7:18 pm

I like the health/fitness and the home/garden, but really like the whole site in general!! Count me in for the drawing!

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46 DARIJA January 29, 2008 at 7:21 pm

The health and fitness part interested me the most.

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47 Angie January 29, 2008 at 7:27 pm

I have been viewing and voting on a few of the health and fitness videos. That is my favorite section so far.

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48 Amanda Olson January 29, 2008 at 7:47 pm

Very Cool website! I like the Parenting & Pregnancy area…can always use good advice in that department!

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49 feefifoto January 29, 2008 at 8:03 pm

Parenting, definitely

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50 Tricia January 29, 2008 at 8:46 pm

I really enjoyed the organization video and lots of other areas look interesting too. I’ll definitely check them out again!

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51 Amy P January 29, 2008 at 8:51 pm

The Health and Fitness part is what I am interested in.

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52 sara l. January 29, 2008 at 9:45 pm

I have recently come across Capessa and have found it is quite addicting! LOL! I have really enjoyed both the Pregnancy & Parenting conversations as well as the Work & Money ones! Thanks for such a great giveaway!

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53 Megan January 29, 2008 at 9:48 pm

I like how the blogs are catagorized, you can check on the ones that are about what you are interested at the time. I can’t wait to go back and watch some of the videos, too.

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54 dana January 29, 2008 at 11:05 pm

Wow! That’s a really great site! I think that may be my new homepage! I really, really enjoyed the Health & Fitness area – in particular, a short video on how a woman became a runner, one block at a time :) Thanks for letting me in on this site!

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55 Shane January 30, 2008 at 12:16 am

I definitely like the parenting section the best. I’ve bookmarked the site and plan to return often!

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56 Melissa~ January 30, 2008 at 12:27 am

I like the health & fitness and home & garden sections. Looks neat! Thanks for the link!

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57 Lisa January 30, 2008 at 12:39 am

I just found Capessa last week, and I watche the same organizing video. I can’t wait watch more. I like the beauty and home sections

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58 SJ January 30, 2008 at 1:18 am

What a great site! I clicked right on in to the health & fitness section, browsed around then went off to check the parenting section. What a great site, I’ve bookmarked it for a return visit!

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59 Caryn Bailey January 30, 2008 at 1:55 am

Beauty and Style, Health and Wellness, and Pregnancy and Parenting!

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60 Kim January 30, 2008 at 9:35 am

Enter me please… I liked the “Beauty and Style” section… I could always use a good style tip.

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61 Diana January 30, 2008 at 9:47 am

I took a look at the 10 pound challenge, and I will probably go back fo more as well as other health topics. The also had some ineresting discussions about hair color.

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62 Tina January 30, 2008 at 10:44 am

Definitely the Home & Garden. What a wonderful site!

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63 Betty Barrett January 30, 2008 at 11:15 am

I enjoyed each section I clicked on…it’s amazing to me how many women are out there sharing information and helping all of us to grow a little more…the videos are terrific and the subjects covered are varied enough to keep me coming back for a long time.

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64 Jill H. January 30, 2008 at 11:21 am

The pregnancy and parenting area looks pretty interesting to me.

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65 Teresa January 30, 2008 at 12:58 pm

Thanks for a great new site to enjoy! I really enjoyed some of the tips and videos on the beauty/style section and the work/business/money section. Thanks for a chance to win a great prize!

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66 Janine January 30, 2008 at 2:42 pm

Hhhmmm… sounds very interesting but the links won’t seem to work but I typed in http://www.capessa.com and I think I will really enjoy reading the articles, tips, and generalities of being a real woman, wife, and mother… THANKS for a great site & LOVE LOVE LOVE the videos!

Hope to win! :)

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67 maria vega January 30, 2008 at 3:09 pm

I have surfed around the site and I really like the blogs and the conversations…Thanks for letting us know about the site….I definitely will be returning. Oh yea and that Pantene Wishes site, truly inspiring. I have added my wishes as well….Thanks for chance to win.

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68 Laura January 30, 2008 at 4:05 pm

Clean and easy to read. I liked the real blogs section most.

blogged ya here:

http://laurawilliamsmusings.blogspot.com/2008/01/tuesday-edition-of-contests-galore_29.html

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69 TheBlueDudes January 30, 2008 at 4:13 pm

I like the Real Women, Real Blogs section!

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70 SeaBird January 30, 2008 at 4:14 pm

The Chatter Box area looks interesting to me.

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71 Melinda January 30, 2008 at 4:48 pm

I’m intrigued. It’s good to find a network specifically aimed at women. I like the blogs, but then again I’m a blog junkie!

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72 Jane January 30, 2008 at 5:00 pm

I looked at the “real women real blogs” section.

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73 shannon bradford January 30, 2008 at 6:10 pm

great site :) count me in….

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74 Karla ~ Looking Towards Heaven January 30, 2008 at 6:43 pm

this looks like an awesome place to hang around! I like the real women real blogs area.

Thanks!

Blessings,
Karla

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75 Lea January 30, 2008 at 10:05 pm

The Home & Garden section interests me even though I don’t really have a green thumb :)

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76 Keara January 30, 2008 at 11:00 pm

Oh what a great site!

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77 Amy R January 30, 2008 at 11:05 pm

The home and garden section. What a Great site!
Thanks~
Amy

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78 Marla January 31, 2008 at 10:18 am

I would have to say that the health & fitness section grabbed my attention first. Will definitely go back to explore some more.

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79 casey h January 31, 2008 at 12:42 pm

I love the pregnancy & parenting section. What stands out the most for me is the blog that I read about “teaching kids to recycle.” Cute and funny. I’ll be checking that site out more often!!

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80 Cindi Hoppes January 31, 2008 at 2:04 pm

Hi, Another fun contest! My preferences are for the health and fitness along with the gardening information! Thanks very much! Cindi

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81 Amanda January 31, 2008 at 9:36 pm

please enter me thanks

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82 Monya February 1, 2008 at 1:39 am

Cool site! I like Home & Garden, and Parenting & Pregnancy. :)

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83 Cara February 1, 2008 at 12:13 pm

Health and fitness is always fun to look at ! :) Checking it out now :)

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84 Deb - Mom of 3 Girls February 1, 2008 at 3:47 pm

I like the Parenting & Pregnancy and the Work & Money areas. It’s a nice site! :)

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85 Kelly February 2, 2008 at 1:42 am

I think I could learn a great deal from the Home and Garden section. Great site!

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86 Mary_Freebies February 2, 2008 at 12:14 pm

First time I hear about this network. First of all, I love the friendly user website. It’s sot easy to browse.

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87 Ivan Girl February 2, 2008 at 12:47 pm

wow! Capessa is such a wonderful site. Loaded with a lot of meaningful information. I’m adding Capessa to my blog links. =)

I love the Parenting & Pregnancy, Health & Fitness, Beauty & Style, Home & Garden categories. *winks* Guess I love all categries!

I’ll be registering myself to participate as well receive their newsletters. =)

Thank you for informing your readers their site.

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88 Nicole February 2, 2008 at 1:32 pm

I am most interested in the Home & Garden section.

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89 The Pear Lady February 2, 2008 at 6:11 pm

Oh that network sounds fascinating. Thanks for the info, etc.! :)

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90 The Pear Lady February 2, 2008 at 6:13 pm

Oh, and I forgot to include, I’m currently digging the Pantene section.

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91 Chris February 2, 2008 at 11:47 pm

Loved the Home and Garden section!

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92 Heather C February 6, 2008 at 1:16 am

Health and Fitness, for sure, and perhaps beauty and style. I’m out of the style loop. Eek!

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