- Meet and chat with other moms online
- Community Forums for Moms
- Facebook and Twitter
- Mother Chats
Meet and chat with other moms online
While it’s refreshing to get advice from pregnancy and childcare experts, sometimes you just have to ask the opinion of other women who have experienced parenting before. There is no shortage of places for this on the internet; You can connect with other moms through mom chats, community forums, Facebook groups, and Twitter parties. Below are some of the best ones to check out.
As with any online activity, you should be careful when sharing personal or sensitive information with strangers.
Community Forums for Moms
The advantage of a community forum is that it is structured and searchable with social media algorithms so you don’t have to worry about missing content. Popular forums include:
Babycenter: This site has thousands of groups about pregnancy, children, and parenting. Forum features are also available in their mobile apps.
The Bump: This forum connects you with other women to discuss pregnancy, babies and toddlers up to 24 months. It has location-based message boards so you can turn virtual conversations into face-to-face meetings.
BabyBumps: This Reddit forum has attracted thousands of users. It’s meant for pregnant women, but it’s a great place for all moms and moms-to-be to talk about what’s on their minds.
Facebook and Twitter
Facebook has become the go-to platform for discussion groups on an almost endless variety of topics, including parenting. Groups can Open allow everyone to join, or Closed , where the moderator must approve the membership. Closed groups claim the same number and allow you to sign up to join.
Picky Baby Site Support Group: With over 10,000 members, this group is a great resource for moms dealing with fussy babies.
Special Needs Tips: With over 6,000 members, this group is a great place to connect with other moms with special needs kids.
Babywearing 102: A popular group with tens of thousands of members and focused on “a place to celebrate and learn about babywear”.
You can search for additional Facebook groups for moms by entering a search term (such as “children with food allergies”) in the search bar.
Twitter is another resource to connect with other moms to share experiences. Some Twitter users even host scheduled chats, also known as parties on twitter that allows you to join a live conversation.
@Resourceful Mom: Join other moms on the Twitterverse by following Amy Leupold Blair’s parenting tips and participating in regularly scheduled parenting chats.
@ Traveling Moms: on the road? Get advice on traveling with kids and meet other moms by joining the weekly Twitter party every Monday from 9-10pm ET.
Find other opportunities for moms to connect with Twitter by browsing the huge collection of Twitter hashtags and user accounts.
Enjoy real-time conversations with moms around the world via online chat. You can try to find other moms through each chat room, but it will be easier if you are looking for the one for moms:
Teen Moms Home Site: Teen moms looking for guidance or just someone who has been through a similar struggle will find this chat helpful.
Chatuur (stay at home, moms): While this room is often empty, it’s worth keeping it open to see if you’re a work-at-home mom.