Your Ultimate Online Resource for Parenting in Charlotte, North Carolina


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LOCAL LINKS:

www.CharlotteMommies.com
Our mission is to provide a safe, secure, FREE place for mothers to find support and encouragement from other mothers and to empower them to be better women, parents and community leaders.

 www.LakeNormanMommies.com
Our mission is to provide a safe, secure, FREE place for mothers to find support and encouragement from other mothers and to empower them to be better women, parents and community leaders.

 www.UnionCountyMommies.com
Our mission is to provide a safe, secure, FREE place for mothers to find support and encouragement from other mothers and to empower them to be better women, parents and community leaders.

www.Charlotte-Parents.com
Charlotte Parents is a unique online group, community, and forum that welcomes Charlotte, NC parents of ALL types and at all stages of parenthood from first time parents, grandparents, to foster parents.

Moms World Of Charlotte
We are a free fun online group of wonderful moms that live in and around the Charlotte area. It is a place where a mom can be a mom with other moms. We offer friendship, support, playgroups, family outings, mom's nights outs, and so much more. Come join our group, and make friends for yourself and your child/children!!
momsworldofcharlotte@yahoo.com

www.LittleOnesMagazine.com
The premier parenting publication for moms & dads in the Charlotte Metro & surrounding areas.

www.CharlotteParent.com
Charlotte Parent Magazine

South Charlotte Stay-At-Home-Moms Online Meetup
Meet other South Charlotte and surrounding area Moms. Come gather for events such as playgroups, lunch, shopping, mom's night out, park days, field trips, family fun, and best of all, new friendships!

North Charlotte Stay-At-Home-Moms Online Meetup
Meet nearby Stay at Home Moms! Come to a local Stay at Home Moms Meetup for friendship and reassurance, parenting and career advice, stories and fun. All are welcome so bring the kids!

Fort Mill / Tega Cay / Rock Hill Stay-At-Home Moms Group
Meet other York County, South Charlotte and surrounding area stay-at-home Moms. Come gather for playgroups, lunch, shopping, Mom's night out, park days, field trips and best of all, new friendships!

Charlotte Mothers of Multiples.

Charlotte Mothers of Multiples (CMOMs) is a not-for-profit organization that provides fellowship, support, information, and resources to mothers of twins, triplets and higher order multiples

Lake Norman Mothers of Multiples
Lake Norman Mothers of Multiples

Lake Norman Moms Forums
Lake Norman Moms Forums

 www.tottradecharlotte.com
Quality children’s, teens and maternity consignment sale

www.newcomer.com
Comprehensive Resource for Relocation Information

www.cms.k12.nc.us
Charlotte-Mecklenburg public schools

www.charlotechamber.com
Charlotte-Mecklenburg private schools

www.nchealthinfo.org
Website of Health Services in your community

www.creativeloafing.com
Arts, Entertainment, and Events information in Charlotte

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PREGNANCY:

American Pregnancy Association:
The American Pregnancy Association is a national health organization committed to resolving reproductive, pregnancy and sexual health concerns through education, research, advocacy and community awareness. Their website, education helpline, and discussion forums provide education, referrals, and support.

www.pregnancyguideonline.com/
Pregnancy Week By Week Guide

www.pregnancy.org/
Comprehensive information about pregnancy - from birth to delivery

www.womenshealth.gov/Pregnancy/
Federal Government's source for Women's health information

Babies Online's Pregnancy Calculator - Calculate your baby's due date, birthstone, birth flower, how old your baby is in days, weeks, and months, and more

www.childbirth.org/
All about pregnancy, advocating natural approach

www.midwife.org
American College of Nurse Midwives (ACNM) -national professional organization for certified nurse midwives and certified midwives; also has info for women and expectant parents, resources, midwife locator index and more:

www.BirthCenters.org
National Association of Childbearing Centers - information about birth centers, and finding one in your area.

www.nchomebirth.com
North Carolina Home Birth - information about home birth options in North Carolina, state regulations, planning information.

www.FitPregnancy.com
Exercise tips for pregnancy and after delivery, nutrition suggestions.

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PARENTING:

www.babycenter.com
Complete and comprehensive information about parenting, pregnancy, preconception, and much more. Complete with bulletin boards and discussion forums.

Baby's First Year Week by Week Baby Calendar! - Discover the many stages of your baby's development, week-by-week, at Babies Online

www.parenthood.com
Comprehensive site for expectant, new, and seasoned parents alike

www.positiveparenting.com
Positive Parenting is dedicated to providing resources and information to help make parenting more rewarding, effective and fun!

www.tnpc.com
National Parenting Resource - advise, support and guide parents with sound, responsible advice.

parenting.ivillage.com
Comprehensive site for expectant, new, and seasoned parents alike

www.iparenting.com
Internet communities for parents

Parenting Books
The #1 online parenting books store!

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BABY NAMES:

www.ssa.gov/babynames
Social Security - list of most popular names

www.babynames.com
Everything you need to name your baby - lists, name origin, popular names, and much more

Babies Online's Baby Names - Looking for a name for your new baby? Visit Babies Online to search and browse for the perfect name.

www.babycenter.com/babyname
Babycenter's baby name finder

www.parenting.ivilage.com
Parenting ivilage baby name finder

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HEALTH:

www.nchealthinfo.org
Website of Health Services in your community

www.healthykids.com
Complete guide for raising happy and healthy kids

www.aap.org
This is the official site of the American Academy of Pediatrics and offers general information on the academy's recommendations on health and safety issues and includes a "What's New" section that covers everything from the latest information on vaccines to what guidelines to follow when shopping for a car seat.

www.ama-assn.org
American Medical Association - Offers a "doctor search" which provides information on doctors practicing in the United States including name and address, gender, medical school attended and year of graduation, primary specialty, where residency training was done, certification, and any medical recognitions.

www.redcross.org
American Red Cross - health and safety education classes in your location.

www.kidsHealth.org
Created by the medical experts at the Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children and the Nemours Foundation, KidsHealth offers extensive information on children including general health, medical problems, growth and development, behavior, positive parenting, pregnancy and newborns, and much more.

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SAFETY:

Babyproof Your House with OneStepAhead Outstanding safety products, helpful hints and advice

www.cpsc.gov/12steps
Childproofing Your Home 12 steps to childproofing your home

www.cpsc.gov/toy_sfy.html
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission Publications USCPSC publications on toy safety & related topics. Link to toy safety recalls. Many documents available en Espanol.

www.perfectlysafe.com
Perfectly Safe offers parents the ultimate in child safety products to help create a safe, comfortable environment for families.

www.safewithing.com
Ever-changing, comprehensive site providing the latest news and tips on family safety, security, health, and well-being. Covers many categories including home safety, personal safety, & travel safety.

www.ToySafety.net
Information researched by Public Interest Research Groups. Includes consumer tips, potentially hazardous toys, & recent findings and recommendations.

www.carseat.org
Safe Ride Helpline for Child Passenger Safety

www.safewithin.com/childsafe
Safewithin. Car seats are designed to keep your child safe, but only if you follow specific guidelines. Safewithin presents their tips for keeping your child safe in the car.

www.nhtsa.dot.gov
NHTSA - Government safety agency travel tips for families w/children.

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NUTRITION:

www.babycenter.com/nutrition
Pregnancy Nutrition Advice.

www.keepkidshealthy.com/infant
Infant Nutrition Advice.

www.keepkidshealthy.com/toddler
Toddler Nutrition Advice.

www.keepkidshealthy.com/nutrition
Preschooler Nutrition Advice.

www.keepkidshealthy.com/schoolage
School Age Nutrition Advice.

www.keepkidshealthy.com/adolescent
Adolescent Nutrition Advice.

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SHOPPING - CLOTHING:

www.bestdressedkids.com
Baby and child clothing

www.babyultimate.com
Designer baby and child clothing

www.kidsurplus.com
High quality, name brand products and discount prices

www.hannaandersson.com
Soft clothing of European quality, inspired by founder's Swedish heritage

www.tottradecharlotte.com
Quality children’s, teens and maternity consignment sale

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SHOPPING - Baby Gear:

Unique Baby Gear Ideas
Reviews and news of trendy baby furniture, gear and gifts purchased by celebrity moms (and regular moms too of course). The latest in baby gear, gifts, nursery furniture décor and themes and info on designer diaper bags

SHOPPING - TOYS:

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Discovery Toys - Evelyn Lopez

841 Lucas St. Apt 112
Rock Hill, SC 29730
803-327-0719

Discoverytoys364@yahoo.com

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Discovery Toys offers the most outstanding developmental products for families - products of the highest quality with extraordinary value. I truly believe that play is a child's work children play to learn, to grow, and to experience the world around them. Through a high level of open-ended play, DISCOVERY TOYS® products encourage a child's positive growth and development.

Ask me how you can earn free toys! Ask me how you can work from home!



Toys R Us
Toys R US - Online shopping from a huge selection of toys & games

www.onestepahead.com
Thoughtfully selected products to help with baby every step of the way.

www.geniusbaby.com
Baby toys, baby gifts, baby shower. Great age-approprate toys for older children as well.

www.constplay.com
Great selection of exciting, imaginative toys, education toys, wooden and European toys.

www.americangirl.com
"Our age-appropriate, beautifully made books and playthings foster girls' individuality, intellectual curiosity, and imagination"

www.forsmallhands.com
For Small Hands (Montessori educational supplies)

www.montessoriland.com
High quality authentic montessori materials, all supplies for your montessori preschool classroom, wooden educational puzzles, games, learning toys, math, language, geography.

Best Wooden Toys
Educational toys, wooden toys, activity toy for doctor office, wood puzzle, waiting room toy, safety toys for boys and girls.

www.learningexpress.com
Learning Express Online

www.coolsciencetoys.com
Cool Science Toys - need I say more?

www.elearningtoys.com
Educational toys and learning supplies

www.KBtoys.com
Great selection of toys

www.kidsurplus.com
High quality, name brand products and discount prices

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EDUCATION - SCHOOLS:

www.greatschools.net
Very detailed information about each school, public and private alike, compete with parent reviews and a school comparison tool.

www.cms.k12.nc.us
Charlotte-Mecklenburg public schools

www.charlotechamber.com
Charlotte-Mecklenburg private schools

www.ncpublischools.org
Test scores for Charlotte-Mecklenburg schools

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EDUCATION - HOME SCHOOLING:

www.homeschooltoday.com
Home schooling Magazine

www.homeschooling.com
Information about home schooling

www.homeschooling.about.com
Information about home schooling from About.com

www.home-school.com
Information about home schooling

HomeschoolPortal.com
Your Homeschool and Education Information Directory

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