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 | Kidoinfo
Name of Founder/Moderator: Anisa Raoof
Region: Providence, Rhode Island
Year Founded: 2007
Fees/Membership Requirements: No fees
About the network: Anisa Raoof, mother of twin boys, founded Kidoinfo in early 2007 as a comprehensive resource for parents in the Providence area. Kidoinfo may be based in Providence, Rhode Island, but its reach expands beyond city limits, offering an online guide for parents and caregivers everywhere. Whether you’re an expectant parent, a new parent, or a grandparent, Kidoinfo has something for everyone.
Why we love it: Kidoinfo contains fantastic information for parents living in Providence, but it’s a great site for out-of-area moms to bookmark, too. We love the comprehensive guides that cover school, ideas for celebrating holidays, and more. Founder Anisa Raoof says, “Since my kids were babies, I’ve gotten a lot of great information from parents at the playground, at the school fence, emails from friends, and at my favorite coffee shop. Other parents help make my job as a parent easier. I wanted to bring all this valuable information into one central location.” We’re certainly glad she did!