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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WEST COAST | NE Seattle Moms
NE Seattle Moms’ Ranking
Name of Founder/Moderator: Private
Region: Seattle, Washington
Members: over 1,700
Fees/Membership Requirements: Due to the many daily requests, only families that live in the listed neighborhoods will be accepted.
About the network: Started in 2007 as a way for neighboring communities to share resources and information relevant to their homes, NE Seattle Moms has grown to over 1,700 members. Membership is only open to families in certain neighborhoods within Seattle, which means that they can address neighborhood-specific issues as well as regularly get together for support and fun.
Why we love it: This private group came highly recommended by its members after last year’s Babble piece on the best parenting listservs. As one member explained: “Parents rave about what a vital resource it is to their families for meeting other families in their neighborhoods,” helping with tips on babysitters, pediatricians, and more. “It’s an online neighborhood providing an essential role in the daily life of thousands of families.”