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 | Park Slope Parents
Park Slope Parents’ Ranking
Name of Founder/Moderator: Susan Fox
Region: Park Slope area of Brooklyn, New York
Members: nearly 5,000
Fees/Membership Requirements: $35 per year; open to parents with children of all ages as well as soon-to-be parents in Park Slope and surrounding neighborhoods.
About the network: Membership includes members-only Yahoo! Groups, which offer general forums such as pregnancy and baby groups, as well as specialty groups for parents with more specific concerns or interests. Park Slope Parents also offers discounts to local family-friendly businesses.
Why we love it: Park Slope Parents contains a wealth of information for parents in varied situations, whether they are new to parenting or dealing with special issues with their kids. Discussions range from help with sleeping to advice on children with asthma or developmental delays.