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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MIDWEST | Arbor Parents
Arbor Parents’ Ranking
Name of Moderator/Founder: Private
Region: Ann Arbor, Michigan
Members: over 2,200
Fees/Membership Requirements: For parents who live in or near Ann Arbor, Michigan.
About the network: Run as a private Yahoo listserv, Arbor Parents is an excellent resource for parents to share tips on babysitters, pediatricians, dentists, and what to do with kids around the area.
Why we love it: Whether you are a new parent, a seasoned parent, or new to the area, moms and dads tend to have many of the same questions: What is the going rate for babysitters these days? Which local pediatrician should I call? Arbor Parents’ list of frequently asked questions and the wealth of knowledge supplied to answer those queries cover all of those typical problems and more. This is the kind of resource that every community should have.