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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 | Fort Greene Kids

Top 30 Parenting Listservs of 2011: Fort Greene Kids

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Fort Greene Kids’ Ranking

Name of Founder/Moderator: Sarah Chinn

Region: Fort Greene/Clinton Hill, Brooklyn, New York

Founded: 1999

Website: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/FGKids/

Members: over 2,700

Fees/Membership Requirements: None

About the network: Fort Greene Kids (FGKids) was created in 1999 as a support system for parents and caregivers in the Fort Greene and Clinton Hill neighborhoods of Brooklyn, NY. They focus on issues affecting the lives of children and families in the community such as parenting styles, caregivers, child safety, pediatricians, and more.

Why we love it: Through their private listserv, Fort Greene Kids has succeeded in creating a supportive, open community of support, but it is also home to intense debates and sometimes controversial discussions on topics ranging from breastfeeding versus formula to racial issues that come with living in a highly diverse area. Members can expect discussions on topics pertinent to raising a family in sBrooklyn, from childcare to schools to local, child-friendly businesses.

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3 thoughts on “Top 30 Parenting Listservs of 2011

  1. Gwen says:

    It’s great to know there are places to go to for parenting support and info starting to have kids is such a confusing and overwhelming time!

  2. Randi says:

    i love living in providence!!!!! go providence moms!

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