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 | Peachhead Families
Peachhead Families’ Ranking
Name of Founder/Moderator: Linda Perry
Region: Los Angeles, California
Members: over 12,000
Fees/Membership Requirements: No fees; only parents may join.
About the network: Peachhead founder Linda Perry began her group of local parents after bonding with other moms in a Mommy and Me class in 1997. Soon she added moms from her daughter’s preschool class, then friends of friends, and on it went until her “little” support group boasted a 500-strong membership. In 2003, Linda expanded her email list to a Yahoo group to better serve the growing members. During that same year, she also kicked off the first annual Peachhead Day, a local event where moms could meet in person to make the online connections even more personal.
Why we love it: We were instantly impressed with Peachhead’s success at gathering such a large and supportive group of local moms together. Peachhead has grown and adjusted with the changing times and needs of its members, including the creation of their current website to accommodate their growing following, with more exciting improvements coming soon, such as a brand new forum section and an online store.