Resources

To paraphrase Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz: “My! Resources for dads come and go so quickly here!”  And because they do, this is by no means a comprehensive list of resources. But I’d really like to create one—and you can help. If you know of a resource–or category of resources–that can benefit dads and their families, let us know.

Adoption

ADOPTION.COM provides information on all aspects of adoption including those who wish to place a child for adoption; those who want to adopt; adoptees and birth parents who are searching; those who want to adopt internationally; support information; and much more.
www.Adoption.com

NATIONAL ADOPTION CENTER offers a great list of questions to ask adoption agencies; addresses tax, single-parent, and legal issues; provides photos of kids waiting to be adopted, book reviews, lists of state and local contacts, and links to other adoption-related organizations.
Tel.: (800) TO-ADOPT
e-mail: nac@adopt.org
www.adopt.org

AMERICAN ADOPTION CONGRESS  (AAC) is composed of individuals, families, and organizations committed to adoption reform. The AAC is committed to achieving changes in attitudes, policies, and legislation that will guarantee access to identifying information for all adoptees and their birth and adoptive families.
http://www.americanadoptioncongress.org/index.php

ADOPTUSKIDS.ORG offers a national photo listing of children from across the nation which provides linkages to a variety of Web sites throughout the U.S.
Tel: (888) 200-4005
e-mail: info@adoptuskids.org
http://www.adoptuskids.org/

THE CHILD INFORMATION GATEWAY offers a resource for information on state laws, professional articles, books and periodicals pertaining to adoption.
Tel: (800) 394-3366
e-mail: info@childwelfare.gov
https://www.childwelfare.gov/

NORTH AMERICAN COUNCIL ON ADOPTABLE CHILDREN advocates for the right of every child to a permanent, continuous, nurturing and culturally sensitive family; provides training; conducts studies; and prepares teaching materials which are made available to those involved in adoption.
Tel: (651) 644-3036
e-mail: info@nacac.org
http://www.nacac.org/

ADOPTING.ORG provides information, resources, and support for adoptive families.
www.adopting.org

ADOPTIVE FAMILIES is an award-winning online magazine—a great source of info before, during, and after adoption.
www.adoptivefamilies.com

Advice, General

There are literally dozens of parenting resources out there for new parents. Among my favorites are:

KIDSINTHEHOUSE.COM features 8,000 videos (including several dozen of mine) from more than 400 experts that can help answer all your questions on pregnancy and parenting.
www.kidsinthehouse.com

PARENTING 24/7 was developed by the University of Illinois to be a “one-stop” source of news, information, and advice on parenting. It includes recent news articles on a wide variety of topics, as well as a large number of video clips of parents and professionals discussing parenting challenges and strategies.
Tel: (217) 333-2912
e-mail: parenting247@uiuc.edu
www.parenting247.org

THE NATIONAL PARENTING CENTER offers advice from a variety of parenting authorities (doctors, psychologists, and parenting experts/authors). The articles are based on age-specific groups, which offer a variety of advice for children in each stage of development.
http://www.tnpc.com/

BABYCENTER
www.babycenter.com

GREATDAD.COM is great website that features voices of different dad writers and experts. Because dads don’t always think like moms, GreatDad has the only dad-written, week-by-week newsletters covering pregnancy and baby, as well as a city-by-city resource guide of fun things to do with your kids based on interest and age level.
GreatDad.com

MR. DAD is my Web site, where you’ll find advice, blogs, columns, podcasts, interviews, and a whole lot more.
www.mrdad.com

PREGNANCY AND BABY
www.pregnancyandbaby.com

IVILLAGE
www.ivillage.com

PARENTS.COM
www.parents.com

PREGNANCYMAGAZINE.COM is one of the leading pregnancy websites. They publish 11 issues per year–including “The Pregnant Dad,” the only pregnancy magazine issue written and edited by new and experienced fathers.
www.pregnancymagazine.com

PREGNANCY.ORG
www.pregnancy.org

PREGNANCYTODAY
www.pregnancytoday.com

SHEKNOWS.com
www.sheknows.com

100 TOP PARENTING SITES maintains a constantly shifting list of, you guessed it, the top 100 parenting sites on the Internet.
www.100topparentingsites.com

African American Fathers

BLACK DADS
http://blackdadconnection.org/

AFRICAN AMERICAN MALE LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE
Tel: (803) 822-3510
e-mail: aamli@midlandstech.edu
http://www.midlandstech.edu/aamli/default.html

At-Home Dads

NATIONAL AT HOME DAD NETWORK has great resources on how to find/register/start a dads group. They also have links to stay-at-home dad bloggers, statistics, resources, and a lot more.
http://athomedad.org/

Babies, Behavioral Health and Special Needs

WORLD ASSOCIATION FOR INFANT MENTAL HEALTH promotes education, research, and study of the effects of mental, emotional and social development during infancy on later normal and psychopathological development through international and interdisciplinary cooperation, publications, affiliate associations, and through regional and biennial congresses devoted to scientific, educational, and clinical work with infants and their caregivers.
Tel: +358 50 4627379
e-mail: office@waimh.org
http://www.waimh.org/

AUTISM SPEAKS has substantial resources for parents who want information or support for children on the autistic spectrum.
www.autismspeaks.org

THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF CHILD AND ADOLESCENT PSYCHIATRY is a comprehensive resource with articles ranging from separation anxiety to behavioral disorders
www.aacap.org

PARENT TO PARENT USA matches parents of children with special needs with trained volunteer support parents who provide emotional support, resources, and guidance.
http://www.p2pusa.org/p2pusa/sitepages/p2p-home.aspx

MY CHILD WITHOUT LIMITS offers information on a variety of disorders that can cause developmental learning delays, including Down syndrome, epilepsy, and hearing and vision impairments. The online community offers an opportunity for families to connect and share words of encouragement and to provide solutions to everyday problems.
http://www.mychildwithoutlimits.org/

EXCEPTIONAL PARENT provides educational information for families of children with disabilities and special needs, as well as health-care professionals involved in the care and development of special needs children.
http://www.eparent.com/

PARENTS HELPING PARENTS
www.php.com

THE FATHERS’ NETWORK supports fathers and families raising children with special health-care needs and developmental disabilities.
www.fathersnetwork.org

Babies, General Health Issues

Healthy Children is sponsored by the American Academy of Pediatrics for parents. It provides formation on topics including child development, health, safety, and family issues.
www.healthychildren.org

IMMUNIZATION ACTION COALITION provides the nation’s premier source of child, teen, and adult immunization information for health professionals and their patients.
Tel: (651) 647-9009
e-mail: admin@immunize.org
http://www.immunize.org/

WEBMD
http://www.webmd.com/

Babies, Safety

DANNY FOUNDATION educates the public about crib dangers and advises eliminating the millions of unsafe cribs currently in use or in storage.
www.dannyfoundation.org

KIDS IN DANGER is a nonprofit dedicated to protecting children by improving children’s public safety.
www.kidsindanger.org

NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION offers the latest info on car and car-seat safety. Includes a shopping guide for car seats, recall information, and safety literature.
www.nhtsa.gov

NATIONAL SAFETY COUNCIL provides facts, information, and resources on environmental issues and accident prevention.
www.nsc.org

U.S. CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION provides comprehensive safety checklists, notices of recalls, and other important safety info.
www.cpsc.gov

CHILDREN’S SAFETY NETWORK provides a national resource center for the prevention of childhood injuries and violence.
http://www.childrenssafetynetwork.org/

AMERICAN RED CROSS
http://www.redcross.org/

NATIONAL CHILD SAFETY COUNCIL goal is to prevent needless childhood accidents and help save lives through meaningful safety education.
http://www.nationalchildsafetycouncil.org/

SAFE KIDS COALITION is a global organization dedicated to preventing injuries in children.
http://www.safekids.org/

SAFETY KIDS PROGRAM works hand-in-hand with children, parents, law enforcement personnel, and teachers to protect children from abuse, abduction, exploitation, violence, and injury through victimization.
http://www.safetykids.org/

  • Mitchell J Einzig , Baby & Child Emergency First-Aid : Simple Step-By-Step Instructions For the Most Common Childhood Emergencies (New York : Meadowbrook Press : distributed by Simon & Schuster, 2011)
  • Christopher M Johnson, Keeping Your Kids Out Of the Emergency Room : A Guide to Childhood Injuries and Illnesses (Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc., [2013])
  • Lawrence E Shapiro; Richard L Jablow; Julia Holmes, The Baby Emergency Handbook : Lifesaving Information Every Parent Needs to Know (Oakland, CA : New Harbinger, 2008)

See also Advice, General. Most of the websites there have information on most questions you may have.

Babies, Premature

PREMATURITY provides a wealth of support and information on the long term effects of prematurity for parents of children born premature.
http://www.prematurity.org/index.html

PREEMIE VOICES offers resources available for all those who touch and impact the lives of one of America’s most fragile patient population provided by MedImmune.
http://preemievoices.com/

PREEMIEPARENTS.COM is a well-stocked collection of articles, books, links, and resources for parents of preemies.
www.preemieparents.com

WWW.PREEMIES.ORG is a community of parents of preemies, with chats, mailing lists, and other resources.
www.preemies.org

PREEMIE BABIES 101 parent blog inspired by the many diverse experiences that are common to parents of preemies.
http://www.preemiebabies101.com/

PREEMIES TODAY provides a meaningful connection for preemies families both in the NICU and beyond by enabling them to meet others families whose lives have been affected by premature birth.
http://www.preemiestoday.com/

Baby Names

BABYNAMES.COM
http://www.babynames.com/\

BABY NAMES WORLD
http://babynamesworld.parentsconnect.com/

SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION – Top Baby Names
http://www.ssa.gov/OACT/babynames/

BABY NAMESPEDIA
http://www.babynamespedia.com/resources

ALL ABOUT BABY NAMES
http://all-about-baby-names.com/

Breastfeeding

LA LECHE LEAGUE INTERNATIONAL, INC. provides information and mother-to-mother support through La Leche League’s network of lay leaders and professional experts.
http://www.lalecheleague.org/

UNITED STATES BREASTFEEDING COMMITTEE goal is to improve the Nation’s health by working collaboratively to protect, promote, and support breastfeeding.
Tel: (202) 367-1132
e-mail: office@usbreastfeeding.org
http://www.usbreastfeeding.org/

KELLY MOM is a very nice site that includes information on breastfeeding and some excellent resources on medication safety during breastfeeding.
http://kellymom.com/

BREASTFEEDING ONLINE hopes to help empower women to choose to breastfeed and to educate society at large about the importance and benefits of breastfeeding.
http://www.breastfeedingonline.com/

MEDICATION AND MOTHER’S MILK
http://www.medsmilk.com/

Childbirth, Assistance

AMERICAN COLLEGE OF NURSE-MIDWIVES accredits midwife education programs, establishes  standards, and provides information and referrals to midwives in your area.
www.midwife.org

ACOG (American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists)
www.acog.com

DOULAS OF NORTH AMERICA provides resources and referrals to doulas near you.
www.dona.org

INTERNATIONAL CHILDBIRTH EDUCATION ASSOCIATION is a professional organization that supports educators and other health-care providers.
www.icea.org

AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF CHILD-BEARING CENTERS provides information about birthing centers and resources for finding one near you.
www.birthcenters.org

THE COALITION FOR IMPROVING MATERNITY SERVICES (CIMS) is a coalition of individuals and national organizations with a mutual concern for the care and well-being of mothers, babies, and families.
www.motherfriendly.org

CITIZENS FOR MIDWIFERY works to provide information and resources that promote the local midwife, as well as midwives and midwifery care across the country
www.cfmidwifery.org

CHILDBIRTH CONNECTION’s mission is to improve the quality and value of maternity care through consumer engagement and health system transformation. The organization has pioneered strategies to promote evidence-based maternity care, improvement of maternity care policy and quality, and maternity care shared decision making in the United States.
www.childbirthconnection.org

MIDWIVES ALLIANCE OF NORTH AMERICA is a professional midwifery association uniquely positioned to unite and strengthen all midwives through dedication to innovative education, professional development, and recognized autonomous practice.
www.mana.org

LAMAZE INTERNATIONAL
http://www.lamaze.org

INTERNATIONAL CESAREAN AWARENESS NETWORK (ICAN) provides the most info on cesarean prevention and vbacs.
http://www.ican-online.org/

C-SECTION RECOVERY provides recovery tips, frequently asked questions, book and website reviews
http://www.csectionrecovery.com/

Child Care

AU PAIR SEARCH
www.aupairsearch.com

CHILD CARE AWARE is a nationwide campaign created to help parents identify quality child care in their communities.
Tel.: (800) 424-2246
www.childcareaware.org

CARE.COM
http://www.care.com/

INTERNATIONAL NANNY ORGANIZATION
www.nanny.org

THE NATIONAL RESOURCE CENTER FOR HEALTH AND SAFETY IN CHILD CARE is a wonderful general resource. Plus, it has a listing of child-care regulations for all 50 states.
Tel.: (800) 598-KIDS
nrc.uchsc.edu

NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF CHILD CARE RESOURCES AND REFERRAL AGENCIES (NACCRRA) gives voice to the child care needs of families and communities.
Tel: (703) 341-4100
e-mail: info@childcareaware.org
http://www.naccrra.org/

Children and Media

AMERICAN ACADEMY OF PEDIATRICS MEDIA MATTERS CAMPAIGN includes policy statements, articles and public education brochures created by pediatricians.
http://www2.aap.org/advocacy/mediamatters.htm

COMMON SENSE MEDIA features reviews of movies, music, books, games and other Web sites intended to help families make decisions about what they watch, hear, read and play.
https://www.commonsensemedia.org/

JUST THINK FOUNDATION offers resources for parents, teachers and youth.
http://justthink.org/

NET FAMILY NEWS here parents can subscribe to a weekly e-mail newsletter that includes family-relevant news clippings and also a blogroll of others who are writing and tweeting about children and technology.
http://www.netfamilynews.org/

PARENT FURTHER is run by the Search Institute and drawing on the National Institute on Media and the Family, the “Technology and Media” section of this site includes information on cell phones, social networking and a range of other topics.
http://www.parentfurther.com/technology-media

PBS TEACHERS: MEDIA LITERARCY section on media literacy includes a quiz that parents can take about kids and media use, as well as links to other resources and classroom ideas for educators.
http://www.pbslearningmedia.org/

Circumcision

CHILDREN’S HEALTH AND HUMAN RIGHTS PARTNERSHIP
http://chhrp.org/

CIRCUMCISION RESOURCES
http://circumcisionresources.org/

CIRCUMCISION INFORMATION AND RESOURCE PAGE
http://www.cirp.org/

Cord Blood Banking/Stem Cell Research

CORD BLOOD BANKING GUIDE
http://www.bankingcordblood.org/resource-center

CORD BLOOD NATIONWIDE provides an informational resource page to provide users with relevant, accurate information on the facts and fiction relating to cord blood, cord blood storage and other facts and issues relating to this fascinating new area of health and medicine.
http://www.cordbloodnationwide.com/

CORD BANKING offers information about cord blood banking, cord blood donation and umbilical cord research and technology. We look at this topic from the eyes of parents and provide answers to important practical and ethical questions.
http://cordbanking.org/

PARENTS GUIDE TO CORD BLOOD FOUNDATION
http://parentsguidecordblood.org/

CORD BLOOD BLOG
http://www.webmd.com/parenting/baby/features/banking-your-babys-cord-blood

Death and Grief

All of these organizations offer great resources, information, references, and support to help parents and other surviving family members deal with the tragedy of the death of a child.

M.I.S.S. nonprofit organization which provides immediate and ongoing support to grieving families.
Tel: (888) 455-MISS
e-mail: info@missfoundation.org
http://www.misschildren.org/

FIRST CANDLE offers resources on how to survive stillbirth and also guide you with decisions you need to make during this difficult time.
http://www.firstcandle.org/grieving-families/stillbirth/

MISCARRIAGE MANUAL primary guide for parents who have experienced the death of a child through miscarriage, stillbirth or other perinatal loss.
http://www.inciid.org/miscarriage-manual

FATHERS GRIEVING INFANT LOSS BLOG
http://fathersgrievinginfantloss.blogspot.com/

NOW I LAY ME DOWN TO SLEEP provides the gift of remembrance photography for parents suffering the loss of a baby.

https://www.nowilaymedowntosleep.org/

AMERICAN SIDS INSTITUTE
Tel.: (800) 232-7437
e-mail: prevent@sids.org

SIDS ALLIANCE
www.sidsalliance.org
Tel.: (800) 221-7437

SIDS NETWORK
e-mail: sidsnet1@sids-network.org
sids-network.org

TEARS FOUNDATION assists newly bereaved families who have lost an infant by providing financial support for funeral expenses and emotional support services.
http://www.thetearsfoundation.org/

Family Friendly Employers

50 BEST SMALL AND MEDIUM PLACES TO WORK
http://www.greatplacetowork.com/best-companies/best-small-a-medium-workplaces

100 BEST CORPORATE CITIZENS
http://www.thecro.com/content/100-best-corporate-citizens

ALL STARS OF THE “100 BEST COMPANIES TO WORK FOR”
http://archive.fortune.com/magazines/fortune/bestcompanies/2009/size/

100 BEST COMPANIES TO WORK FOR – Best Benefits
http://archive.fortune.com/magazines/fortune/bestcompanies/2010/benefits/index.html

WORLD’S MOST ADMIRED COMPANIES
http://archive.fortune.com/magazines/fortune/mostadmired/2011/index.html

Fatherhood, General

BOOT CAMP FOR NEW DADS provides father-to-father, community-based workshop that inspires and equips men of different economic levels, ages and cultures to become confidently engaged with their infants, support their mates and personally navigate their transformation into dads.
http://www.bootcampfornewdads.org/

THE NATIONAL CENTER FOR FATHERING has resources designed to help men become more aware of their own fathering style and then work toward improving their skills.
Tel.: (913) 384-4661
e-mail: ncf@aol.com
www.fathers.com

THE NATIONAL FATHERHOOD INITIATIVE offers membership that includes the quarterly newsletter “Fatherhood Today”; updates on family issues and political/legislative developments; the Fatherhood Resource Catalog of books, videos, and audio tapes, offering a discount on all items; and updates on activities and events.
Tel.: (800) 790-DADS or (717) 581-8860
e-mail:www.fatherhood.org

NATIONAL RESPONSIBLE FATHERHOOD CLEARINGHOUSE supports the efforts of the
US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to assist States and communities to promote and support Responsible Fatherhood and Healthy Marriage. Primarily a resource for professionals operating Responsible Fatherhood programs, the NRFC provides access to print and electronic publications, timely information on fatherhood issues, and targeted resources that support HHS-funded Responsible Fatherhood and Healthy Marriage initiatives.
https://www.fatherhood.gov/

FATHERSWORLD.COM offers a huge listing of resources on many aspects of fatherhood.
www.fathersworld.com/resources/index.html

FATHER’S FORUM provides information for new and expectant fathers.
http://www.fathersforum.com/

FATHERVILLE.COM has lots of articles by dads for dads about fatherhood
www.fatherville.com

MRDAD.COM is my Web site. You can get information there about pretty much every aspect of pregnancy, childbirth, and fatherhood; find out more about my other fatherhood books; and send me questions and comments.
www.mrdad.com

Fathers, Divorced or Single

AMERICAN COALITION FOR FATHERS AND CHILDREN is dedicated to promoting equal rights of all parties affected by divorce or the breakup of a family. Chapters nationwide.
Tel.: (800) 978-3237
e-mail: info@acfc.org
www.acfc.org

SINGLE FATHER.ORG
http://www.singlefather.org/index.php

SINGLE FATHERS DUE TO CANCER is dedicated to the thousands of fathers who each year lose their spouses to cancer and must adjust to being sole parents.
e-mail: singlefathersduetocancer@unc.edu
http://www.singlefathersduetocancer.org/home.do

NATIONAL PARENTS ORGANIZATION
617.542.9300
parents@nationalparentsorganization.org
https://nationalparentsorganization.org/

50 50 PARENTS is dedicated to promoting shared parenting.
http://www.5050parents.com/

DAD’S DIVORCE offers divorce information and resources about alimony, child support, and child custody for men and fathers at any stage of divorce.
http://www.dadsdivorce.com/

DAD’S RIGHTS
http://www.dadsrights.org/

DIVORCED FATHER’S NETWORK
http://www.divorcedfathers.com/DFN/index.php

MAKING LEMONADE is an online resource community for single parents. Find support, information, referrals to experts, and a good laugh.
www.makinglemonade.com

Fathers, Donor Insemination, Artificial Insemination, Donor Eggs, etc.

DONOR CONCEPTION NETWORK is a supportive network of 1,700 mainly UK based families with children conceived with donated sperm, eggs or embryos, those considering or undergoing donor conception procedures; and donor conceived people.
http://www.dcnetwork.org/

LIFE AS A DAD TO DONOR-INSEMINATION KIDS is a thoughtful blog about raising children conceived by artificial means.
http://di-dad.blogspot.com/

THE MCH LIBRARY is a service provided by Georgetown University’s National Center for Education in Maternal Child Health. Despite the name, it lists a lot of resources that focus on psychological and social impacts of ART on children conceived via ART and on their families—including dads.

http://www.mchlibrary.info/guides/ART.html

Fathers, Groups

CITY DADS GROUP is a growing, national organization dedicated to helping fathers socialize and support one another.
http://www.citydadsgroup.com/

JUST A DAD 247 has an amazingly comprehensive map of dads groups all around the world—not just at-home-dad groups, but all of them.
http://justadad247.com/map-of-dad-groups/
or http://goo.gl/bUIC9i

Fathers, Older

OLDER FATHERS BLOG
http://olderfathers.blogspot.com/

SEASONED SIRES
http://seasonedsires.com/

Finances (College Savings, Financial Planning, Insurance, and so on)

AMERICAN COUNCIL OF LIFE INSURERS provides basic information on the spectrum of life insurance products and operates the National Insurance Consumer Helpline, which can give you referrals to local agents.
www.acli.com

COLLEGE SAVINGS PLAN NETWORK offers great info on all of the state- sponsored college savings plans and referrals to the one in your state.
www.collegesavings.org

FINANCIAL PLANNING ASSOCIATION provides information on financial planning and referrals to certified financial planners in your area.
http://www.plannersearch.org/Pages/home.aspx

Gay Parents

 
PFLAG is the largest organization in the nation offering support to parents, families and friends of LGBT persons.
http://pflag-chapter-map.herokuapp.com/

GAYFAMILYSUPPORT.COM is a website with an abundance of information and resources dedicated to assisting families support their LGBT children.
www.Gayfamilysupport.com

GAY PARENT MAGAZINE is a magazine for gay and lesbian parents and those hoping to become gay and lesbian parents.
http://www.gayparentmag.com/

GAY DADS YAHOO! GROUP allows gay dads (couples and singles) to discuss parenting issues, ways to become a parent, share adoption resources, discuss unique challenges for both parents and children, share stories, etc.
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/gaydads/

Grandparents

GRANDPARENTS RAISING CHILDREN
http://www.usa.gov/Topics/Grandparents.shtml

GRANDPARENTS RIGHTS ORGANIZATION purpose is to educate and support grandparents and grandchildren and to advocate their desire to continue a relationship that may be threatened with loss of contact or amputation, usually following: family acrimony; a child being born out of wedlock; the death of one of the child’s parents or the divorce of the grandchild’s parents.
http://www.grandparentsrights.org/

AMERICAN GRANDPARENTS ASSIOCIATION is dedicated to enhancing the lives of grandparents and their families.
http://www.grandparents.com/american-grandparents-association

AARP
http://www.aarp.org/relationships/friends-family/info-08-2011/grandfamilies-guide-getting-started.html

NATIONAL KINSHIP ALLIANCE FOR CHILDREN provides a nationwide network of grandparents, community members, and professionals working together to provide education and support, advocacy, and thought leadership for children, grandparents, and kinship families.
Tel: (888) 659.3745 (Warmline)
e-mail: info@kinshipalliance.org
http://kinshipalliance.org

Green Parenting/Healthy Living

ECOMOM ALLIANCE is a global net- work of mothers working together to create an environmentally, socially, and economically sustainable future.
http://www.ecomomalliance.org/

ENVIRONMENTAL WORKING GROUP’s mission is to use the power of public information to protect public health and the environment.
www.ewg.org

GREENHOME explains everything you need to create a healthy, nontoxic home environment.
www.greenhome.com

THE GREEN PARENT is a kid-friendly guide to earth-friendly living.
www.thegreenparent.com/category/green-home

HEALTHY CHILD HEALTH WORLD’s mission is to create a movement that inspires parents to protect young children from harmful chemicals.
www.healthychild.org

THE NOURISHING HOME
http://thenourishinghome.com/kids-in-the-kitchen/

HOLISTIC MOMS NETWORK
http://www.holisticmoms.org/

THE GREEN GUIDE is a wonderful newsletter (and Web site) filled with tips for healthy organic living.
www.thegreenguide.com

THRIVING FAMILY HEALTH
http://thrivingfamilyhealth.com/

Home Organization

ORGANIZED HOME includes time-saving tips such as menu planning and goal-setting advice. It also targets specific problem areas (i.e. Christmas clutter, crafting clutter, and hobby clutter). There’s a handy, printable household notebook with separate pages for things such as freezer and pantry inventory checklists, seasonal chore checklists, and yard sale checklists.
http://organizedhome.com/

GET ORGANIZED NOW is a comprehensive resource with a wealth of organizing content on a variety of subjects, including kids’ clutter, home office organization, storage solutions and time management. There’s a blog as well as a discussion forum, some reader tips, and a free newsletter.
http://www.getorganizednow.com/

NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZERS is a group of some 4,200 professional organizers “dedicated to helping individuals and businesses bring order and efficiency to their lives.” In addition to promoting professional standards for the organizing industry, NAPO offers consumer tips and a Professional Organizer Directory to help you find qualified help in your area.
http://www.napo.net/

PRPFESSIONAL ORGANIZERS ONLINE helps you locate a pro to organize your home or business. This organization also offers virtual organizers who can provide assistance via phone, e-mail, video or the web.
http://professionalorganizersonline.com/

Infertility and Assistive Reproduction

AMERICAN SOCIETY OF REPRODUCTIVE MEDICINE is an excellent source of information on a broad range of topics, including fertility, contraception, menopause, and sexuality. Patients will find articles and fact sheets that explain an extensive list of subjects in a clear and thorough manner.
Tel: (205) 978-5000
e-mail: asrm@asrm.org
http://www.reproductivefacts.org/

AMERICAN FERTILITY ASSOCIATION focuses specifically on issues of family building. The AFA provides education, advocacy, and support for couples who are struggling to have children. Patients can find general information about such topics as reproductive health, fertility treatment, and adoption, as well as relevant news articles and a nationwide support network.
Tel: (888) 917.3777
e-mail: Info@TheAFA.org
http://www.theafa.org/

SOCIETY FOR ASSISTIVE REPRODUCTIVE TECHNOLOGY provides information about procedures, success rates, candidacy, and medications are available for fertility patients who are interested in learning more about ART.
Tel: (205) 978-5000 x 109
e-mail: kjefferson@asrm.org
http://www.sart.org

RESOLVE is a nationwide organization dedicated to advocacy and support for men and women with fertility problems.
Tel: (703) 556.7172
http://www.resolve.org/

HOPE TO BE A DADDY BLOG
http://hopetobedaddy.wordpress.com/

CONCEIVING CONCEPTS
Tel: (310) 689-7531
ajay@deepdivemedia.net
http://www.conceivingconcepts.com/

Latino and/or Spanish Speaking Fathers

NATIONAL LATINO FATHERHOOD AND FAMILY INSTITUTE offers consulting, seminars,
and trainings. Its goal is to address the multifaceted needs of Latino men and foster a positive approach to working with Latino populations, building on the strengths of cultural traditions.
Tel: (408) 676-8215
http://www.nationalcompadresnetwork.com/nlffi/nlffi.html

Men, General

THE MEN’S HEALTH NETWORK is a national education organization that recognizes men’s health as a specific social concern. They have a fantastic database of articles, resources, and links on every conceivable fatherhood issue.
www.menshealthnetwork.org

MENSTUFF is a huge collection of resources on men, men’s health, fatherhood, parenting, relationships, and more.
www.menstuff.org/resources/resourcefiles/fathers.html

MEN’S RESOURCES INTERNATIONAL
http://mensresourcesinternational.org/

MANKIND PROJECT
http://mankindproject.org/

Morning Sickness

MORNINGN SICKNESS RESOURCES
http://morningsick.org/

RAISING ARIZON MORNING SICKNESS RESOURCES
http://www.raisingarrows.net/2014/08/ultimate-guide-morning-sickness-resources/

MORNING SICKNESS USA
http://www.morningsicknessusa.com/

MORNING SICKNESS MENTOR
http://www.morningsicknessmentor.com/

MY MORNING SICKNESS BLOG
http://www.mymorningsickness.com/

Music

Each of these companies offer music and movement programs for infants and their parents. CDs and song books are available. Classes in each method are offered throughout the United States. Listings are available on the Web sites.

MUSIC TOGETHER
www.musictogether.com

KINDERMUSIK
www.kindermusik.com

MUSIKGARTEN
http://www.musikgarten.org/

CHILDREN’S MUSIC NETWORK
http://www.cmnonline.org/index.htm

KIDS MUSIC CONNECTION
http://kidsmusicconnection.com/

KIDS MUSIC PLANET
http://www.kidsmusicplanet.com/

Native American Fathers

NATIVE AMERICAN FATHRHOOD AND FAMILIES ASSOCIATION provides training, nformation, technical assistance, consultation and support to tribes, agencies and community organizations (i.e. TANF, Head Start, Behavioral Health, Social Services, and Corrections).
Tel: (480) 833-5007
e-mail: info@aznaffa.org
www.nativeamericanfathers.org

NATIVE AMERICAN PROFESSIONAL PARENT RESOURCES empowers, educates, and provides supportive services to build healthy Native American children and families.
Tel: (505) 345-6289
http://nappr.org/

NATIONAL INDIAN PARENT INFORMATION CENTER provides information on disabilities for Native American families.
Tel: (855) 720-2910
e-mail: indian.info@nipic.org
http://www.nipic.org/

NATIVE CHILD affirms the Navajo child’s culture, language and identity in a positive way through a supportive curriculum that builds self-confidence and a sense of belonging.
Tel: (505) 820-2204
e-mail: info@nativechild.com
http://nativechild.com/

Postpartum Depression

POSTPARTUM SUPPORT INTERNATIONAL is dedicated to helping women suffering from perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, including postpartum depression, the most common complication of childbirth.
http://postpartum.net/Default.aspx

POSTPARTUM PROGRESS
http://postpartumprogress.org/

ONLINE PPD SUPPORT GROUP
http://postpartumdepression.yuku.com/

POSTPARTUM DADS
http://postpartumdads.org/

MAYO CLINIC: DEPRESSION: SUPPORTING A FAMILY MEMBER OR FRIEND
http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/depression/in-depth/depression/art-20045943

JENNY’S LIGHT
http://jennyslight.org/

Pregnancy, Alcohol and Drugs

ALCOHOL, DRUGS, AND BABY
http://www.healthline.com/health/pregnancy/alcohol-drugs

DRUG USE AND PREGNANCY
http://www.webmd.com/baby/drug-use-and-pregnancy

AMERICAN SOCIETY OF ADDICTION MEDICINE: Women, Alcohol and Other Drugs, and Pregnancy
http://www.asam.org/advocacy/find-a-policy-statement/view-policy-statement/public-policy-statements/2011/12/15/women-alcohol-and-other-drugs-and-pregnancy

PREGNANCY AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/pregnancyandsubstanceabuse.html

PREGNANCY AND DRINKING ALCOHOL
http://alcoholism.about.com/od/preg/

MOTHERISK provides evidence-based information and guidance about the safety or risk to the developing fetus or infant, of maternal exposure to drugs, chemicals, diseases, radiation and environmental agents.
http://www.motherisk.org/women/index.jsp

Reading

THE AMERICAN LIBRARY ASSOCIATION has reviews of children’s books and lists of award winners.
www.ala.org

THE CHILDREN’S PICTURE BOOK DATABASE AT MIAMI UNIVERSITY offers a bibliography of books for books for children, preschool to third grade that can be used to design literature-based thematic units. It is searchable by topics, concepts, and skills. While the database is particularly useful for teachers and librarians, it can also greatly benefit parents eager to find picture books on specific topics for their children.
http://dlp.lib.miamioh.edu/

CHILDREN’S LITERATURE provides a searchable database of reviews of the latest kids’ books.
www.childrenslit.com

CHILDREN’S LITERATURE WEB GUIDE has a wealth of information on children’s books, recommendations, and links to other good sites.
www.ucalgary.ca/~dkbrown/

CHINABERRY publishes a wonderful catalog of books for readers (or listeners) of all ages.
www.chinaberry.com

THE HORN BOOK has lists of children’s classics, medal winners, and other resources for parents.
www.hbook.com

THE INFANT LEARNING COMPANY produces a set of videos (and DVDs) and books designed to help children of all ages—even infants—learn to read.
www.infantlearning.com

BRILL BABY
http://www.brillbaby.com/

PLANET ESME.COM reviews, rates, and recommends books for kids of all ages.
www.planetesme.com

Sign Language

SIGN2ME offers videos and books based on the work of Joseph Garcia.
www.sign2me.com

BABYSIGNS offers videos and books based on the work of Linda Acredolo and Susan Goodwyn.
www.babysigns.com

MY SMART HANDS a group of baby sign language instructors that use 100% ASL signs to teach parents how to communicate with their hearing babies.
http://mysmarthands.com/

SIGNING TIME provides a wealth of DVDs, information, newsletters, blogs, coloring sheets and chore charts to support families who want to learn American Sign Language and teach it to their deaf or hard-of-hearing babies, preschoolers and school-age children. This material is developed for use with children with and without hearing loss.
http://www.signingtime.com/

Social Media Blogs

ALLTOP DADS is a comprehensive listing of dad blogs available.
www.dads.alltop.com

DADBLOGS features tons of blogs by, for, and about dads.
www.dad-blogs.com

WRITING PAD DAD
http://writingpaddad.blogspot.com/

MEN GET PREGNANT TOO
http://www.mengetpregnanttoo.com/

ASK A GREAT DAD
http://www.askagreatdad.com/

MAN IN HIS PYJAMAS
http://maninhispyjamas.com/

CRAZY DAD LIFE
http://www.crazydadlife.com/

Stress

PARENTS HELPING PARENTS supports caregivers by offering a Parental Stress Line and Parent Support Groups
Tel: (617) 926-5008
e-mail: info@parentshelpingparents.org
http://www.parentshelpingparents.org/

NATIONAL PARENT HELPLINE
Tel: (855) 4A PARENT
e-mail: info@nationalparenthelpline.org
http://www.nationalparenthelpline.org/

CHILD DEVELOPMENT INFO: STRESS MANAGEMENT FOR PARENTS
http://childdevelopmentinfo.com/family-living/stress/

EVERYDAY HEALTH: PARENTING AND STRESS MANAGEMENT
http://www.everydayhealth.com/

Toys and Games

BABY SCHOLARS.COM offers a large selection of toys and games, from classic wooden blocks to the latest computer games.
www.babyscholars.com

MR. DAD SEAL OF APPROVAL is the program I created to recognize products and services that will get dads and kids playing together and improve father-child relationships
www.mrdad.com/seal

PARENTS@PLAY is a nationally syndicated newspaper column that does reviews of toys and gmaes that parents can do with their children
http://parentsatplay.com/

PLAN TOYS
http://www.plantoys.com/

SMART TOYS AND GAMES
http://www.smarttangoes.com/

SPARK BOX TOYS
(650) 539-9346
service@sparkboxtoys.com
https://sparkboxtoys.com/

Travel

FAMILY TRAVEL FILES.COM
www.thefamilytravelfiles.com

KIDS WORLD TRAVEL GUIDE
http://www.kids-world-travel-guide.com/index.html

TRAVEL FOR KIDS
http://travelforkids.com/

FLYING WITH CHILDREN BLOG
http://www.flyingwithchildren.blogspot.com/

FAMILIES ON THE ROAD
http://www.familiesontheroad.com/

All five offer tips and recommendations for family vacations, from where to go to what to do when you get there.

Twins and More

PREEMIETWINS.COM is a nice resource for parents of twins born -prematurely.
www.preemietwins.com

TWINS MAGAZINE has print and online versions. Both offer advice, anecdotes, facts, support, and resources for parents of twins.
www.twinsmagazine.com

THE TWINS FOUNDATION is a great source for research on twins.
www.twinsfoundation.com

TWINSTUFF.COM is a Web portal for parents of twins and more.
www.twinstuff.com

TWIN SERVICES
Tel: (510) 524.0863
e-mail: twinservices@juno.com
http://www.twinservices.org

MOST (Mothers of SuperTwins) provides information, resources, empathy, and support to families with triplets and more.
www.mostonline.org

THE NATIONAL ORGANIZATION OF MOTHERS OF TWINS CLUBS, INC. (NOMOTC) promotes the special aspects of multiple-birth children.
www.nomotc.org

THE TRIPLET CONNECTION
www.tripletconnection.org

Work Life Balance

FATHERS WORK AND FAMILY BLOG
http://fathersworkandfamily.com/

THIRD PATH INSTITUTE provides resources, information and consulting to help people find a “third path” to better balance work and family. They advocate for shared car at home and flexible, supportive approaches at work.
http://www.thirdpath.org/

1 MILLION FOR WORK FLEXIBILITY is an organization which advocates telecommuting and other forms of flexibility.
http://www.workflexibility.org/

FLEX JOBS is an organization that helps individuals find telecommuting, telework and other at-home job and career opportunities.
http://www.flexjobs.com/

TELEWORK RESEARCH NETWORK provides information and resources on alternative work arrangements, for both companies and individuals
http://www.globalworkplaceanalytics.com/

FAMILIES AND WORK INSTITUTE is a research and advocacy organization that produces a wealth of resources for working families and employers.
http://www.familiesandwork.org/

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