Top 30 Parenting Listservs
No matter how many books and tips expecting parents may read, nothing fully prepares a new mom or dad for the reality of parenthood. Parenthood is wonderful, but it is also tough - full of long nights, lonely days, and lots of questions. From figuring out which pediatrician to choose to how to find the best place to consign your kids' out-grown clothes, parents need a network. Parenting listservs not only offer help and advice, but they provide moms and dads with an instant community. Read More ↓
Here's a list of some of the most active and engaging parenting listservs and websites from around the country. They were chosen based either on recommendations by users of local listservs or because they were among the most active networks on the internet. If your favorite isn't listed, be sure to nominate it! - The 5 Minutes for Mom Team
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EAST COAST | DC Urban Moms and Dads
DC Urban Moms and Dads’ Ranking
Names of Founders/Moderators: Jeff Steele and Maria Sokurashvili
Region: Washington, DC
Members: over 11,000
Fees/Membership Requirements: None
About the network: Maria Sokurashvili initially started the group in 2001 with a friend in order to organize get-togethers with new moms at a local coffeehouse. The website has been primarily managed by her husband, Jeff Steele, since then. As of September 2011, Maria has quit her job to work on DCUM full time. DC Urban Moms and Dads offers general parenting discussions, pregnancy talk, discussions on being a working parent, and talk on many other topics in a very active forum for parents in the DC area.
Why we love it: Based on the number of discussions and responses from members, DCUM is one of the most active local parenting forums we’ve found. Topics of conversation range from pregnancy to special needs to family travel concerns. DCUM covers the broader DC Metro Area and offers resources for Maryland and Virginia as well.