The Best Parenting Websites

It’s a dot-mom world―and you’re speeding down the information superhighway. Slow down and pull over at these not-to-be-missed sites.

By Lori Bergamotto
Computer deskJames Baigrie

 Best Daily Destination
 
 babble.com
 What it is: A veritable safety net of we’ve-been-there advice and keep-you-in-the-loop news to help you during that gigantic leap into the world of parenting.
 
 Why it's worth your time: You’ll get smart, timely conversations. In other words, a break from goo-goo ga-ga sounds that can be the only talk you hear all day.
 
 Don't miss: The Health and Development section, where experts weigh in on 36 controversial topics, such as co-sleeping, cord-blood banking, and spanking.
 
 thefamilygroove.com
 What it is: An online magazine that touches on such topics as autism awareness and fitness ideas on shedding the baby weight, all in a chatty, tell-it-like-it-is forum.
 
 Why it's worth your time: With the Power to the People e-mail, a quarterly e-blast for readers, you can save 10 to 20 percent off certain purchases at mom-friendly stores.
 
 Don't miss: A burgeoning local resource guide that tips you off to the best take-the-kids restaurants and bring-the-baby resorts.
 
 ohdeedoh.com
 What it is: As the founders so aptly put it, “a site for people who care about good design but just happen to have children.”
 
 Why it's worth your time: There’s a wealth of trust-worthy resources for home improvements, saving you the trouble of gathering word-of-mouth advice.
 
 

Don't miss: The Nursery Tours: voyeuristic, behind-the-scenes glimpses of real-life children’s rooms, including those decorated on an itty-bitty budget.

 
Read More About:Kids & Parenting

Related Content

Young cheerleaders pouting

10 Signs Your Kids Are Overscheduled

Even the kids need a breather sometimes. These warning signs may indicate your little one is too busy.

What do you think about this article? Share your own solutions and ideas

View Earlier Comments
Advertisement

Quick Tip

Illustration of suitcases

Packing for a family vacation? Travel versions of favorite games won’t crowd suitcases, and playing them will keep kids from begging to watch TV at night. Get more tips.