Where to Go to Chat With Other Moms

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Looking to chat with other moms? While it’s reassuring to get advice from experts, sometimes you just want to get the opinion of other women who have experienced parenting firsthand.

Another reason moms may want to communicate with other moms online is to have some sort of interaction. Sometimes, working all day, taking care of kids for hours, or staying home can make you wish there were more adults to talk to.

A variety of options exist to connect with other parents, including mom-specific chat rooms, community forums, Facebook groups, and Twitter parties.

Community Forums for Moms

Babycenter: Find thousands of groups on the topics of pregnancy, babies, and raising children. Their forum features are also available on their mobile apps.

The Bump: This forum lets you connect with other women to discuss pregnancy, babies, and toddlers up to 24 months old. It also has message boards based on location - you might be able to turn a virtual conversation into an in-person meetup!

CafeMom: CafeMom offers a unique selection of forums to connect with other moms. Moms with Teens, Stepmom Central, and Elementary School Kids, are just some of the groups that are offered.

BabyBumps: This is a Reddit forum with thousands of users. It's technically meant for pregnant women but it's still a great place for all mothers or mothers-to-be to discuss anything on their mind.

Facebook & Twitter

Facebook has become a major platform for group discussions, and the topic of parenting is no exception. Groups can be either Open, allowing anyone to join, or Closed, which requires a moderator to approve a membership.

A group that's closed will have a message saying so, in which case you can request to join.

Here are just a few groups you may want to check out.

Fussy Baby Site Support Group: This group has over 10,000 members and is a great resource for discussing all things related to fussy babies.

Make It Tips for Special Needs: With 6,000+ members, this group is a terrific place to connect with other parents who have special needs children.

Babywearing 102: An extremely popular group with tens of thousands of members, the focus is "a place to celebrate and learn about babywearing."

You can search for more Facebook groups geared toward moms by just using the search bar on Facebook to find groups that contain a certain keyword.

Twitter is another resource for connecting with other moms who are sharing their experiences. Some even host scheduled chats known as Twitter Parties, that let you participate in a live conversation.

@Resourceful Mom: Amy Lupold Bair is a “Mom, Social Media Marketer, Global Influence founder, Twitter Parties creator.” Join hundreds of thousands of other Twitter users in following her for advice on parenting as well as regularly scheduled chats on a variety of parenting topics.

@Traveling Moms: Going on the road? Get advice on traveling with kids, and meet other moms by joining the weekly Twitter party every Monday at 9-10 PM ET.

Other chatting avenues for moms through Twitter can be found by searching through Twitter's massive collection of ​hashtags and user accounts.

Mom Chat Rooms

A virtual room dedicated to moms is another option for connecting moms from all around the globe. You can, of course, try to find other moms through ​any chat room but it's easier if you look for ones meant solely for mothers.

The Young Mommies Homesite: If you're a young mom looking for guidance or just someone else to talk to who has been through similar struggles, this chat room might be the perfect place for you.

Chat Hour (Stay at Home Moms): Although this room is often empty, you might keep it open to check for members if you're a mom that works from home.