With so many mom-targeted resources on the web today, it’s easy to get overwhelmed by the quantity of available sites.
To help make your life easier, here’s a list of eleven great websites offering useful tips, information, and advice for working moms.
WorkItMom.com offers a place for working moms to share and exchange their experiences, ideas, advice, and support as they juggle work and motherhood. Although visitors may peruse the many articles and resources available, visitors are encouraged to become registered members (membership is free) to publish articles, comment, or participate in discussion groups.
TheGlassHammer.com, an online community for women executives (including moms) in finance, law, technology and business, this site is active with news, blogs and posts from women who are “breaking the glass ceiling”, and includes conference, events, networking, and career related resources.
MommyTracked.com – Started by a San Francisco bay area lawyer, this is a fun and entertaining, yet informative site that offers working moms a place to find news, advice, and information to help manage the “chaos” in their busy lives. Equipped with a great lineup of featured guest columnist, this is a terrific resource.
Common Sense Media (www.commensense.org) For those times when TV watching and video game playing is inevitable, this San Francisco based company provides parents an online ratings and media review system to help make informed choices on media and technology in their kids lives.
Momsrising.org, also founded by SF bay area moms, this site is a terrific resource for working moms looking to join meaningful discussions and learn important news on health care, child care, fair wages, and other topics. This easy-to-read site not only provides useful information on state and national campaigns, it allows members to get involved and help shape the laws and policies that affect our lives on a grassroots level.
ModernMom.com is just a great all-purpose website that offers a plethora of information, tips, and advice for moms on topics ranging from fashion & beauty, health & fitness, family, lifestyle, and children. Check out “Lisa’s Must-Have” column to get the latest advice on essential products for kids. You can also keep abreast of hot topics and celebrity mom news through the “Mommywood” column. To save time, join their newsletter to get up-to-date information delivered straight to your inbox.
CoolMomPicks.com is the go-to place to find the latest “cool” gear, gadgets, and products for parents and kids. The site features a holiday gift guide as well as a list of featured items that have appeared in local and national media outlets. A great resource for time-starved working moms looking to get great gift ideas or purchase products for their own personal home and family use.
WorkingMother.com is the online presence for Working Mothers magazine, and is a great resource for working moms in all fields. The site contains articles that provide useful career advice, insights from working moms, featured videos, giveaways, and conference and event information.
And for local San Francisco family resources and activities, check out:
Berkeley Parents Network, a SF bay area favorite, this site offers practical information, reviews, and advice from everyday moms on topics ranging from summer camps, birthday parties, doctor referrals, marriage advice, schools, family fun activities, and more. This word-of-mouth website is a must-visit If you are a parent living in the bay area and its local communities in need of advice.
SFKids.org provides useful articles, reviews and information in the areas of education, camps, classes, health, and childcare. This is a terrific resource for working moms to get locally based information on family and child related events and activities in the SF bay area communities.
Gocitykids.org, this relaxed and playful site offers local San Francisco visitors and dwellers a resource to the cities best parks, stores, professional services, babysitters, and places to stay, among other things. The site also provides traveling families a resource for planning trips to other metropolitan cities.
Although navigating the world wide web can be a big task, finding great resources for working moms doesn’t have to be. Advice is just a click away!