5 Excellent Online Resources for Moms

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When you become a mother, you join a village of other women working towards raising healthy, happy children. That is a difficult goal as there are so many unexpected things that arise while raising children. Luckily, there are many online resources available to parents to answer questions, gather information, and connect with support from other parents. Regardless of the problem you are facing, you can find the answers and support you need online.

Here are six online resources that have made it their mission to help moms on their parenting journey.

1. Truly Mama

Truly Mama offers an online community for new moms. They have a wide range of articles that offer advice, product reviews, and tips. Being a new mom can be really hard and isolating. While being home with your baby can be an immensely rewarding experience, it can also be hard to feel like you are alone. Truly Mama makes sure you know you are not alone, but rather, part of a large community of moms. The website is easy to navigate with many categories of articles based on your needs at the moment.

2. HelloThinkster

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HelloThinkster is a math tutoring website that allows students to see a 99% improvement in their math grades within three months of starting the program. They offer services for children in kindergarten on up through high school, including test prep. They provide valuable information to parents and keep them updated in real-time on their child's progress. For parents who have been away from school for many years, trying to remember how to do things to help your child can be frustrating. Whether your child has been attending in-person classes or remote learning, HelloThinkster can help them excel.

3. PBS for Parents

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PBS has been a go-to resource for young children and their parents for many years. They focus on early learning, learning through play, and social-emotional learning. The PBS for Parents website offers a wealth of articles on child development, age-appropriate activities, and ideas to engage with children of different ages. PBS promotes the idea of learning through play and activities, and they can help parents discover ways to engage with their children in a meaningful and educational way.

4. Common Sense Media

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With the abundance of stations, websites, apps, and other forms of media, it is nearly impossible for parents to keep up on what their children are watching or have access to through their electronics. Common sense media allows parents to search and learn about the shows their children watch or talk about. You can see exactly why a show or movie received a specific rating, so you can decide if it's appropriate for your child.

5. Healthychildren.org

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Healthychildren.org is a resource website for parents with information on health and nutrition. Pediatricians run it, so all of the information provided is reliable and backed by experts. The website offers articles on all topics of health for children of all ages. The website is easy to navigate, and categories are broken down by age, so you can search the articles that pertain specifically to your children.

6. Peanut

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Peanut is an app that allows moms to meet other moms in their area. Being home with your children can feel isolating, and trying to make new friends as an adult can be awkward. Peanut is a platform for moms to meet, talk to, and connect with other moms in their area. You can find other moms with similar interests as you and children in the same age group as yours to talk to or plan playdates and outings. Mom groups and playgroups have always been an important social resource for mothers; peanut makes it easier and faster.

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Samantha Acuna is a writer based in San Francisco, CA. Her work has been featured in The Huffington Post, Entrepreneur.com, and Yahoo Small Business.