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 | Somerville Moms
Somerville Moms’ Ranking
Name of Founder/Moderator: Private
Region: Somerville, Massachusetts
Members: over 2,100
Fees/Membership Requirements: No fees. Members should be parents/guardians or expectant parents living in the Somerville area.
About the network: In 2003, a handful of moms attending a new moms’ group in Somerville, Massachusetts, joined together to create the Somerville Moms listserv. Since then, the listserv has grown to include a variety of moms, dads, and parents-to-be in Somerville and the surrounding areas.
Why we love it: Somerville Moms was recommended by readers as one of the best online communities out there. The listserv covers a wide range of parenting topics, such as what to expect when having a new baby and activity ideas for older children. Somerville Moms maintains a tight focus on activities and events for families in the area. The group keeps its message board clear of promotion, products, or marketing to maintain a friendly, no-pressure environment.