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The Internet has thousands of websites offering information, suggestions, and support for the vital - and sometimes crazy-making! - work of raising a family today.

Here are our favorites; just follow the links below.

  • Health Care Information
  • Health Care Professionals
  • Pregnancy and Child Birth
  • Breastfeeding
  • Postpartum Depression Resources
  • Mothers Clubs
  • National Parent Organizations
  • General Sites for Parents
  • Mothers and Working for Pay
  • Preschools
  • For Fathers
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    Pregnancy and Childbirth

    Many of the sites in General Sites for Parents also have information about pregnancy and childbirth.

  • The Association of Labor Assistants and Childbirth Educators (ALACE) - Mother Nurture Recommends:

  • International Childbirth Education Association (ICEA) Mother Nurture Recommends:

  • American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM) - Mother Nurture Recommends:

  • Mother Nurture Doula Service - Organization in New York state that brings a caring helpfulness to mothers with young babies. (No link to our book, Mother Nurture.) Mother Nurture Recommends:

  • Birthsisters - Doula service located in the San Francisco Bay Area offering pre- and post-natal support for mothers, including: emotional, physical and informational support during labor; post-natal visits; generous pre- and post-natal phone support. Also has excellent links. Mother Nurture Recommends:

  • Sarah McMoyler's Birth University - Very experienced professionals teaching childbirth education, baby care, breastfeeding and CPR classes in the greater San Francisco Bay Area. Mother Nurture Recommends:

  • - Tremendous collection of articles on pregnancy, childbirth, parenting, and special issues. Also has tools like printable growth charts, bulletin boards and members-only areas, and great links. Mother Nurture Recommends:

  • Midwives Online - Global Information portal for Midwives and New Parents. Equipping and empowering Midwives for 21st Century Practice. Equipping and empowering parents for raising the next generation! Mother Nurture Recommends:

  • Leclaire Hypnobirthing Method - Created in 1987, the Leclaire Hypnobirthing Method has helped many mothers to a painless and safe, natural childbirth. Dr. Leclaire's site also has links and other resources. Mother Nurture recommends:

  • Natural Touch Doula - Nicole Seeds is a nurturing, certified doula (DONA) in Vancouver, Canada with a warm and wonderful website. Mother Nurture recommends:

  • Middle East Women's Portal - Womens Fashion, Womens Health, Hair Care, Pregnancy, Diet plan. is an online portal for women in the Middle East. Find tips on health, fashion, beauty, hair care, lingerie, pregnancy, diet plan, fitness and women's apparel. Mother Nurture recommends:

  • - Your week-by-week Pregnancy Guide. Our comprehensive and detailed pregnancy calendar will help you to discover exactly how you and your baby are developing. Mother Nurture recommends:

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    Postpartum Depression Resources

  • The Marce Society - International association of researchers interested in postpartum issues. Mother Nurture Recommends:

  • Postpartum Support International - International organization dedicated to helping mothers and professionals grapple with postpartum issues, especially depression. Support local groups, annual conferences, and excellent newsletter. Mother Nurture Recommends:

  • Postpartum Health Alliance - California organization affiliated with Postpartum Assistance for Mothers; similar aims and offerings. Mother Nurture Recommends:

  • Postpartum Assistance for Mothers - Organization founded by Shoshana Bennett, Ph.D. offering home visits and phone consultations for postpartum mood disorders. Mother Nurture Recommends:

  • Pacific Post Partum Support Society - Information and support; strong resources for fathers. Mother Nurture Recommends:

  • Beyond the Blues: Prenatal & Postpartum Depression. The latest information on moodswings during and after pregnancy. Mother Nurture Recommends:

  • features up to date information on the drug side effects, of prescription and over-the-counter medications, including safety advice for pregnancy. Mother Nurture Recommends:

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    Many of the sites in General Sites for Parents also have information about nursing.

  • La Leche League - The International breast feeding support organization. Mother Nurture Recommends:

  • Promotion of Mother's Milk, Inc. (ProMoM) - Organization dedicated to increasing public awareness and public acceptance of breastfeeding. Mother Nurture Recommends: (Also see 101 Reasons to Breastfeed:

  • is the place for help and information on breastfeeding. Detailed information, book reviews, humor, a directory of lactation consultants and more. Mother Nurture Recommends:

  • Kelly Mom was developed to provide evidence-based information on breastfeeding, sleep and parenting. Mother Nurture Recommends:

  • Mothering Magazine - The Magazine of Natural Family Living. Mother Nurture Recommends:

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    Mothers Clubs

  • International MOMS Clubs - Extensive links to local clubs. Mother Nurture Recommends:

  • Mothers & More - International organization supporting mothers who have altered their career paths in order to care for their children at home. Advocacy, local chapters, information, networking. Mother Nurture Recommends:

  • Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS) International - Great resources plus links to local chapters for mothers; Christian fellowship. Mother Nurture Recommends:

  • National Organization of Mothers of Twins Clubs - Resources of all kinds plus extensive links to local clubs. Mother Nurture Recommends:

  • Mothers of Supertwins (MOST) - Network of families with triplets, quadruplets and more. Provides information, resources, empathy and good humor during pregnancy, infancy, toddlerhood and school age. Mother Nurture Recommends:

  • Federation of Texas A&M University Mothers' Clubs - Links to clubs comprised of alumni of the university. Mother Nurture Recommends:

  • The Parents Network - For parents in the Berkeley California area. Besides incredibly thorough listing of local resources, has advice on many specific topics. Mother Nurture Recommends:

  • Also try for a directory of mothers clubs. Mother Nurture Recommends:

  • - Mothers Unfolding Circles for new mamas and babes at Pomegranate Midwifery Clinic in Vancouver, BC. Circles explore identity, relationships, sexuality, intuitive parenting, and finding balance. Mother Nurture Recommends:

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    National Parent Organizations

  • Parents Leadership Institute - Helps parents come together to address the impacts of poverty, racism, and economic pressures on families today. Advocacy, classes and workshops, educational materials, and newsletter. Mother Nurture Recommends:

  • National Parenting Association - Advocacy and lobbying on behalf of parents. Mother Nurture Recommends:

  • Family and Home Network - Nonprofit organization supporting stay-at-home mothers, in part by publishing "Welcome Home." Their site has many heartfelt and helpful articles - most are first-person from mothers - as well as other resources that can help moms with issues like transitioning to staying home, working at home, or teamwork with their partner. They also have public advocacy materials related to motherhood. Mother Nurture Recommends:

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    General Sites for Parents

  • Hip Mama ­ Website for the wise, deeply honest, saucy, iconoclastic magazine. Mother Nurture recommends

  • Kinderstart - Major directory to resources for parents on the internet. Mother Nurture Recommends:

  • Presents SF Bay Area programs of Sherry Reinhardt, RN, MPH, MOM, as well as incredible collection of resources for anyone in the country (actually, worldwide). Mother Nurture recommends

  • Mothering Magazine - Fabulous information and nurturing support from the people who bring you the classic, "natural family living magazine." Mother Nurture Recommends:

  • - Lots of help and resources, especially for people interested in attachment parenting, extended breastfeeding, alternative medicine, and homeschooling. Mother Nurture Recommends:

  • Momscape - General-purpose site with advice, community, product reviews, and lots more. Mother Nurture Recommends:

  • Parentstages - Tons of high-quality advice, whether you are pregnant, a new parent, or have older children. Mother Nurture Recommends:

  • ParentCenter - News, tips, activities, and features. Mother Nurture Recommends:

  • Parent Soup - Great collection of advice, message boards, and product info for just about every aspect of raising children. An iVillage site. Mother Nurture Recommends:

  • Parents Place - Another iVillage site similar to Parent Soup. Mother Nurture Recommends:

  • Twin Talk. Personal stories, tips, and links to resources. Mother Nurture Recommends:

  • Sanity Central - Lots of great humor and other resources for parents. Mother Nurture Recommends:

  • Mommies On The Web - Interactive site offering friendship and support to all moms on the web. Mother Nurture Recommends:

  • - Helps mothers find other moms who live nearby for friendship, support and playgroups. Mother Nurture Recommends:

  • Elizabeth Pantley -Author and educator with warm-hearted and practical advice about topics like helping an infant to sleep through the night or getting more cooperation from a preschooler. Mother Nurture Recommends:

  • Cheapskate Monthly - Mary Hunt, noted author, helps you save money while living the good life. Mother Nurture Recommends:

  • Elizabeth Borba, Ed.D. - Author, speaker, and classroom teacher who has written eighteen books about childrearing, most recently about building moral intelligence. Her esteem-building materials have been used by over a million students worldwide. Her site is full of useful information. Mother Nurture Recommends:

  • Lisa Groen Braner - Author of The Mother's Book of Well-Being, which companions mothers through the first year of motherhood, offering 52 weekly essays of self-care. At this site you can read book excerpts, subscribe to a free quarterly column, and peruse a list of self-care and parenting resources. Mother Nurture Recommends:

  • - Tons of resources for parents looking for - and those with - nannies, including advice, opinions, nanny training, sample work agreements, homework help for kids. It is managed by Anne Merchant, a nurse, an owner of a nanny placement service, and the author of The Nanny Textbook 2003: The Professional Nanny Guide To Childcare. Mother Nurture Recommends:

  • - Offering news articles, forums to chat with other parents, both private and public journals, recipes, reviews, and much more. Mother Nurture recommends:

  • - ABC Home Preschool - The home of the original �use and reuse� wipe-off ABC Home Preschool Workbooks (9 month curriculum). Also has resource links and articles. Mother Nurture recommends:

  • - "Tools and resources for parents who click!" Fantastic, well-organized collection of articles and links to resources for everything imaginable related to raising a family today. Mother Nurture Recommends:

  • Marriage Prep 101 - If you're engaged, considering marriage, or already married but want a nice booster shot, this is the site for you. Created by a husband and wife team of psychologists, it has lots of articles and links, plus it showcases their research-based workshop, MarriagePrep 101. Mother Nurture recommends:

  • RubberduckyKids - Charming site offering forums for parents, special information for military moms (featured in USA Today and Donahue), articles and links, and a catalog of fantastic educational toys. Mother Nurture recommends:

  • Mama's Ark -A flood of information for every mama! Pregnancy, parenting, trying to conceive, baby showers, fun with kids, recipes, scrapbooking and a whole lot more! Mother Nurture recommends:

  • Brand New Mom - A vibrant online community, resource center and search engine for new and expectant mothers. Mother Nurture recommends:

  • - A place for busy moms (and their loved ones) to STOP, SHOP, LEARN and EARN money any time. Mother Nurture recommends:

  • - Specially designed cards to help your child open up and discuss the troubling issues of divorce. Mother Nurture recommends:

  • - Baby Names Directory - Choose easily from thousands of baby girl or baby boy names categorized alphabetically, by meaning, popularity, origin, gender and uniqueness for the most perfect baby name and parenting resources. Mother Nurture recommends:

  • - Funny, uplifting, charming collection of writings and community boards drawn together by Jen Singer, a journalist and mom who never seems to sleep. Mother Nurture Recommends:

  •  The National Parenting Center - Serious advocacy for parents, monthly newsletter, "Parents' Corner" with solid advice, product reviews for children, chats and community. Mother Nurture Recommends:

  • Parents Without Partners - An international organization with a quite extraordinary collection of resources for single parents and their children., including lists of local chapters, a newsletter, articles posted on their website, and listings of resources. Mother Nurture Recommends:

  • Old Fashioned Living - You'll find down to earth crafts, recipes, gardening features and family activities plus tips on keeping your family history and teaching your kids and grandkids about the generations that came before them. They hope you'll brew a cup of tea and stay awhile! Mother Nurture Recommends:

  • - Lovely site full of heartfelt resources for parents. It has both practical ideas for playful, artistic, and cultural activities with young children as well as uplifting perspectives on what's really important in raising a family. Mother Nurture recommends:

  • -  Great resources for mothers, from well-chosen and well-organized articles to chat rooms, a pregnancy calendar, and sweet family activities Mother Nurture Recommends:

  • OblockBooks - Really interesting books to help teach the alphabet and  pre-reading skills; they're fun, convenient and easy.  Includes an entire unit for each letter that contains puppets, activities, songs, games, worksheets, picture cards and more. Mother Nurture Recommends:
  • - Amazing collection of well-selected resources for families, ranging from how-to's of childrearing to preserving a loving marriage, building a nest egg, boosting your health, or dealing with divorce. Also has a baby names directory, discussion forums, and newsletter. Managed by Jon Henshaw, a licensed therapist. Mother Nurture Recommends:
  • Sgt Mom - "Military Life explained by a Military Wife." This is an incredible site full of resources for military families, including articles, links, support groups, inspiring quotes, and more. Mother Nurture recommends:
  • - Innovative and thoughtful resources for how mothers with home-based businesses can support each other. In particular, offers ways moms can include promotional materials for each other in their own marketing materials. Also has message boards, links, and other materials. Mother Nurture recommends:
  • News for Parents - Provides news for parents regarding children's health, nutrition, education and development, pregnancy and special needs. Mother Nurture recommends:
  • -- Offers various resources to help the super busy parent gain fulfillment, balance and success. Created by Natalie Gahrmann, MA, ACC, author of the book, Succeeding as a SuperBusy Parent Mother Nurture recommends:
  • -- A place for busy moms (and their loved ones) to STOP, SHOP, LEARN and EARN money any time. Mother Nurture recommends:
  • -- Specially designed cards to help your child open up and discuss the troubling issues of divorce. Mother Nurture recommends:
  • -- Dr. Amy Watson is a chiropractor and craniosacral therapist who treats infants, children, pregnant women, and mothers in Portland, Oregon. Mother Nurture recommends:
  • - Common Sense Media is a consumer information based organization dedicated to helping parents and kids navigate through today's often overwhelming world of media. Its website and blog provide forums where adults and kids can learn from each other, speak out, and participate in creating a responsible and enjoyable media environment. Mother Nurture recommends:
  • - This is a Marriage Preparation Class designed for couples who are engaged or newlywed. It is a skills-based seminar that helps couples prepare for the marriage of their dreams. The class is facilitated by Bethany and Carl Miller. Bethany is a licensed psychologist with a private practice in San Francisco. She has expertise in working with newly married couples, new parents and women who are suffering from postpartum depression. Mother Nurture recommends:
  • Swaddling Mama offers a relaxation/guided imagery CD for new moms filled with loving affirmations and relaxation techniques, Swaddling Mama is designed to reassure and recharge moms, so they can return to parenting with fresh reserves of patience and love. Mother Nurture recommends:
  • Baby Blues Connection is a non-profit organization based in Portland, Oregon that provides support and resources to mother's dealing with postpartum and antepartum depression/anxiety. Baby Blues Connection is made up of moms and partners who have gone through postpartum or antepartum and now volunteer to help others through it as well. Most support is provided via the phone so we can support mothers in all areas of the nation. Baby Blues Connection also provides local support groups. Mother Nurture recommends:
  • MommysWorld was born to provide a supportive community for mothers, mothers-to-be, and for all women seeking a place to discuss their lives, voice their concerns, and share in the joys of parenting. Mother Nurture recommends:
  • is a Family safe directory, family friendly site, family resource and information. Mother Nurture recommends:
  • The Mommies Network -- Your Mom to Mom Connection from coast to coast in the US dedicated to helping moms find support and friendship in their local community. Mother Nurture recommends:
  • Just For Mom - We inspire, encourage, and support Mom by providing a resource and information, to assist through the everyday experience- of being a mom. Mother Nurture recommends:
  •, an online magazine airing marital & relationship issues, parenting concerns, and other topics that make up modern life. Mother Nurture recommends:
  • - A parenting social network - meet parents nearby - join groups - share parenting advice. Mother Nurture recommends:

  • - provides help on communication within the family, and answers to everyday questions you might have on parenting or just being a good mother. Mother Nurture recommends:

  • - is a free monthly online magazine for the parents of teens ages 12-19 offering practical, parent-and expert-guided advice. Mother Nurture recommends:

  • - Through our website and radio shows, we offer information and inspiration for parents and all who care about kids. Mother Nurture recommends:

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    Mothers and Working for Pay

  • National Association of Entrepreneurial Parents - Advice and resources for parents who work at home. Mother Nurture Recommends:

  • Blue Suit Mom - Advice, discussions, and newsletters focused on the concerns of mothers in the workplace. Mother Nurture Recommends:

  • At Home Works - Information, job listings, and other resources for parents wanting to work at home. Mother Nurture Recommends:

  • BizyMoms - Online classes, chat, advice, etc. for moms working at home. Mother Nurture Recommends:

  • - Focuses on working via the internet while at home. Mother Nurture Recommends:

  • - Start A Work At Home Job ... With The Work at Home Shop the ultimate work-at-home resource that provides detailed information, international resources, and personal coaching to help you work at home ... all for free. Mother Nurture Recommends:

  • - My Own Business, Inc., is a nonprofit organization which offers a free, online, twelve-session course that provides the basic do's and don'ts for entrepreneurs. Mother Nurture Recommends:

  • - Briefcase Moms® mission is to make it easier for working mothers to live balanced and successful lives. Let Lisa Martin, life coach and author of Briefcase Moms®: 10 Proven Practices to Balance Working Mothers' Lives®, show you how. Mother Nurture Recommends:

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  • Association of Waldorf Schools of North America ­ Mother Nurture recommends

  • California Council of Parent Participation Nursery Schools - Mother Nurture Recommends:

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    For Fathers

  • Menstuff, The National Men's Resource - Exceptional collection of resources for men. See the fatherhood section at

  • Stay at Home Fathers - Articles and first-person accounts for fathers who are highly engaged in parenting. Mother Nurture Recommends:

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    Health Care Information

    The internet has hundreds of websites offering research information and suggestions about how to improve your health. Here's a sampling of our favorites:

  • National Institutes of Health - Mother Nurture Recommends:

  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - Mother Nurture Recommends:

  • National Women's Health Information Center - Mother Nurture Recommends:

  • National Women's Health Network - Mother Nurture Recommends:

  • Yale Library: Selected internet resources - Mother Nurture Recommends:

  • National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine - A division of the National Institutes of Health. Has fact sheets for consumers, results of clinical trials, and a wealth of other information. Mother Nurture Recommends: . Also see for information about complementary treatments for numerous health conditions.

  • The Richard and Hinda Rosenthal Center at Columbia University - Mother Nurture Recommends:

  • The Research Council for Complementary Medicine - Mother Nurture Recommends:

  • American Botanical Council - For information about herbs, Mother Nurture Recommends:

  • Transitions for Health Women's Institute - Knowledgeable about hormone imbalance, and a good source of referrals to professionals who are experienced with the spectrum of care. Mother Nurture Recommends:

  • Mother Nurture Recommends: - Extensive information on health care subjects for physicians and other professionals; some handouts on selected topics for consumers; search engine.

  • Mother Nurture Recommends: - Consumer oriented website loaded with health care information.

  • Mother Nurture Recommends: - Clearinghouse of information about toxins that could cause cancer in adults or children, and how to avoid them.

  • Mother Nurture Recommends: - Information on the causes of women hair loss.

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    Health Care Professionals

    The Insider's Guide (Appendix E) discusses the spectrum of licensed health care providers. For referrals to physicians in general, see:

  • American Medical Women's Association - Focus on women's health. Mother Nurture Recommends:

  • American Medical Association - The largest association of physicians in America. Mother Nurture Recommends:

    For referrals to licensed professionals oriented toward complementary and alternative medicine, see:

  • American Association of Naturopathic Physicians - Graduates of accredited naturopathic medical schools and licensed in a limited number of states. Usually very knowledgeable in nutrition and the alternative methods in the spectrum of care. Mother Nurture Recommends:

  • American College for the Advancement of Medicine - Association of physicians practicing complementary medicine, particularly using chelation therapy. Mother Nurture Recommends:

  • American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine - National association of colleges that train osteopaths, with information about osteopathy. Mother Nurture Recommends:

  • American Holistic Medical Association - Physicians and other licensed health care providers. Mother Nurture Recommends:

  • Ricki Pollycove, M.D., co-author of Mother Nurture: A Mother's Guide to Health in Body, Mind, and Intimate Relationships. A wonderfully warm and caring physician specializing in women's health, gynecology, and hormones. Mother Nurture recommends

  • Harriet Lerner, Ph.D. - Author of The Dance of Anger, The Dance of Motherhood, and many other outstanding books. Mother Nurture Recommends:

  • Drs. Michelle and Patrick Gannon, and Marriage Prep 101 - Wonderful and powerful workshops in the San Franisco Bay Area helping spouses-to-be develop the best possible foundation for a lasting and loving marriage. Mother Nurture Recommends:

  • Sherry Reinhardt - Presents SF Bay Area programs of Sherry Reinhardt, RN, MPH, MOM, as well as an incredible collection of resources for anyone in the country (actually, worldwide). Mother Nurture Recommends:

  • Rowena Bennett - Discuss any baby or child care problem, one to one with a qualified and experienced child health nurse. Mother Nurture Recommends:

  • Dr. Joanne Baum has been a therapist, writer and educator for over twenty-five years. Joanne developed the philosophy, strategies and techniques of Respectful Parenting as she worked with adults and children in her private practice office. Her web-site describes the basics of Respectful Parenting, contains a variety of newspaper columns from the last nine years of writing family/parenting columns for the Canyon Courier newspaper in Evergreen, Colorado. Mother Nurture Recommends:

  • Mothers in Balance -- founder Yvonne Lefort, M.A., is a mother and career counselor who started leading mothers' groups in 2002 on "Rediscovering Yourself in the Midst of Motherhood." The group helps mothers find more balance and a sense of their own personal identity outside of motherhood. Mother Nurture Recommends:

  • -- My specialties are working with couples with children, prenatal and postpartum health, and parenting all kinds of children including those with learning differences. I incorporate Mother Nurture into my work. Mother Nurture Recommends:

  • Motheringminds -- The need for psychotherapy can surface during any phase of life, and like most health issues prevention and early intervention are an important part of your wellbeing. Mother Nurture Recommends:

    For other professional groups, see:

  • National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine - Certifies acupuncturists for licensure in most states. Mother Nurture Recommends:

  • American Association of Oriental Medicince - Professional association of acupuncturists. Mother Nurture Recommends: You could also try state associations for referrals.

  • American Academy of Medical Acupuncture - Association of physicians who perform acupuncture. Mother Nurture Recommends:

  • American Chiropractic Association - National association of chiropractors. Mother Nurture Recommends: Or try state associations for referrals.

  • National Center for Homeopathy - Directory of licensed practitioners who use homeopathy. Mother Nurture Recommends:

  • American Psychological Association - National association of psychologists, plus great information about mental health. Mother Nurture Recommends:

  • American Psychiatric Association - National association of psychiatrists, with some information for consumers. Mother Nurture Recommends:
  • -- Smooth Transitions provides certified custom infant care to Colorado families with infants up to six months. Mother Nurture Recommends: