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JustMommies
JustMommies
JustMommies
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Contrary to what the name suggests, JustMommies is a social networking site for moms and dads, not just mothers. OK, maybe there's just a small section devoted to the father's interests. But like other social networking sites for parenting, JustMommies offers expert advice on everything from pre-pregnancy planning to home schooling. JustMommies has features similar to other social networking sites, but it's the site's message boards that really set JustMommies apart. Just take a look at these site stats: As of June 25, 2009, JustMommies boasted 1,616,786 topics and 16,369,562 posts among 47,585 members [source: JustMommies].

Along with the hundreds of categories to browse through in the community section, JustMommies includes a great deal of comprehensive articles aimed to help moms through parenting. There's lots of basic recipe, health and fitness and education content, as well as a great baby-name-finder feature. You can even take quizzes and check out dozens of video articles.

There are also a number of helpful tools, including body mass index and breastfeeding calculators. One of the most helpful features is a pregnancy calendar. This is where mothers-to-be can chart the progress of their pregnancy and get advice from other women who have recently, or are currently going through pregnancy themselves.


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