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Best Websites for Parents

January 21, 2016

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Best Websites for Parents

Have you ever stopped yourself in the middle of Googling weird, however validated, parenting questions like, “what does chicken pox look like,” “what’s the difference between a humidifier and a vaporizer,” “when does the morning sickness stop,” or “what is hand, foot and mouth disease”? The internet is your information-station and if you’re a mom, you’re definitely not alone on the World Wide Web. Here are some of the best website destinations and trusted resources to keep clicking back to, in between your WebMD searches about the baby’s latest rash, of course…

 

1.       WorkingMother.com

The one-stop online version of Working Mother magazine covers work and life issues important to career-committed mothers. Working Mother provides its educated and affluent readers with the community, solutions and strategies they need to thrive at work and at home. Workingmother.com features the full contents from Working Mother magazine, as well as online-only content targeting a professional/managerial/entrepreneurial reader. That’s you, right?

 

2.       Babble.com

Babble.com is Disney’s premiere parenting and lifestyle site. Featuring insightful posts about – and written by – modern parents, as well as recipes, entertainment newsfitness tips, and more.  Babble is the ideal site for busy parents everywhere. And let’s be honest – between driving your kids to soccer practice, completing the report that your boss needed yesterday, and mastering the latest yoga pose – in today’s world, is there any other kind of parent?

 

3.       BabyCenter.com

In the United States, 8 in 10 new and expectant moms online use BabyCenter each month. BabyCenter, a member of the Johnson & Johnson family of companies, provides parents with trusted information, advice from peers, and support about their child’s development. Did you notice the site has a fantastic new outfit of Kiddie Academy sidebar advertisements? Don’t miss our new “Amazing Starts Here” campaign featured in new sidebar ads on BabyCenter’s Preschool and Toddler pages!

 

4.       ScaryMommy.com

What started as an innocent online baby book in early 2008 to chronicle one mom’s stay-at-home days with her children, quickly transformed into a vibrant community of parents, brought together by a common theme: parenting doesn’t have to be perfect. ScaryMommy is far from perfect, but, really, are we? Controversial, entertaining, humorous and crass posts are plentiful. But, isn’t that honest parenting? We like this one.

 

5.       Nameberry.com

Have you ever met a baby name you didn’t like? Probably. Vote, comment, search and judge baby names, all on one convenient website. The site also offers some of the best unique lists of names (like, “Saints’ Names,” “Flower Names for Girls,” and “Names Inspired by Artists”) and fresh baby name content daily (for example, “Golden Globe-Winning Names”). Dive into the Nameberry community and explore baby names you love and baby names you love to hate.