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 | Hudson River Park Mothers Group
Hudson River Park Mothers Group’s Ranking
Name of Founder/Moderator: Anna Grossman
Region: Lower Manhattan (Financial District, TriBeCa, South Street Seaport)
Members: over 1,800
Fees/Membership Requirements: $55 for a standard membership
About the network: HRP Mamas was established in 2004 by a group of first-time mothers who met through a new mothers support group. Inspired by the desire to pass on the support that they experienced together, HRP Mamas transformed itself into a formal organization. Today, new members flock to HRP Mamas mainly through word of mouth.
Why we love it: We love that HRP Mamas supports their local families from the pre-baby days to the challenges and joys of raising and teaching older children. “We strive to ensure that no new mom in lower Manhattan should have to feel lonely or isolated in the post-partum stage, that all moms in our neighborhood may feel connected to the larger community of mothers, and that we may support each other through the wonderful, but challenging, journey that motherhood is,” said founder Anna Grossman. We love that HRP Mamas is focused on the future of their members’ families as well as today’s needs.