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 | Urban Mamas
Urban Mamas’ Ranking
Names of Founders/Moderators: Shetha, Olivia, and Hau
Region: Portland, Oregon
Members: 1,600+ Twitter followers and 1,000+ Facebook fans
Fees/Membership Requirements: No fees
About the network: Like so many parenting products, Urban Mamas was created to fill a need. Unable to find the local information they were looking for online, a group of Portland-area moms came together to share tips, ideas, and adventures in their hometown.
Why we love it: Urban Mamas knows the meaning of social. They have expanded from the original Yahoo group to a bustling website with helpful articles, a community calendar, product giveaways, and Facebook and Twitter accounts. Portland moms can do everything here: get thoughts on the latest lunch menu, check out what’s going on this weekend, or find out when the next kids yoga club is – must-have info for connecting with other parents and making the most of one’s time in the city.