Hi Tara, you could say I'm both. :) My daughter just "graduated" from the program. I am working quarter-time for MCITP but I expect that managing this site, if it is launched, will end up taking some volunteer time too... Thank you for your feedback!! I really like what this ning platform has to offer for creating a space for parents. To be honest, the only thing that worries me is that it is more of Web 2.0 thing (getting users engaged to the site) rather than a 1.0 platform like google groups where it's all email feed. Some may love the greater control over email notifications, while others would miss the format of google groups. Aside from the discussions, this site definitely has more to offer the group in terms of being able to post links, files, and having an interactive calendar. What do you think?
Welcome Tara! Glad you like it so far. The site is open (you dont need log-in account/profile to see content) except for the discussion board, which we intent to keep private so families can have a confidential space to connect with one another. We're really looking forward to gathering feedback from FAB before launching the site to all parents.