Niche Social Networking Sites – Family and Parenting

This is one of many posts in our “Niche Social Networking  Sites” series, highlighting some of the lesser-known social media sites online.  A solid social media strategy will often incorporate presence on both well-known, and lesser-known social networking sites.  Whether you have a business in this a particular field, are interested in something new, or could use some of the tools provided by a niche site, we aim to provide a sampling of what’s out there.  Got a community you’re involved in that excites you?  Let us know about it!

Interested in creating a family tree?  Are you wanting to connect with other parents?  Or maybe you want a site where you and your family can privately meet to share photos, stories and more.  Here are our favorite picks for family and parenting-oriented niche social networking sites.  As always, we’d love to hear what your favorite networking sites are, so leave us a comment at the bottom of the post!


A social networking site geared specifically towards families, and keeping the family together.  Strict privacy controls allow users to control who is allowed to view family profiles.  There is also social networking integration with other sites like Facebook, Twitter, and other sites.

CC Image “Family jump” by Evil Erin on flickr.


Build your own family tree online, for free.  Invite other relatives to collaborate, or see which family member has already started a project.


Create a profile, upload photos, join groups, and connect with other mom’s over the topics that matter to you – health, pregnancy, children, and more.


A social networking site powered by and for, parents.  Share your stories, ask questions and receive advice, or browse through articles on parenting.

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18 Comments on “Niche Social Networking Sites – Family and Parenting”

  1. [email protected]

    I appreciate social networking sites these days because it helps me get in touch with my son in Berlin, Germany. I mean its free and you have unlimited time with the chat feature. I just love it. It helps me be closer to my son.

  2. [email protected] Card Payment

    I love Social Networking Sites because it brings joy and helps us to keep in touch with our family and friends who are long distance away from us. It also allow you to meet and connect people with different personalities. I meet my high school friends through social networking sites and my great attitude to this wonderful stuffs.. However, it is not only allows you to meet and connect people but also it allows you to explore and learn some things that you never ever known. My great pleasure and thank you for sharing some ideas here! More Blessings..

    1. John Souza

      @Ethan – We’re pleased that you’ve discovered the magic of social media. Now perhaps you can use the info found on SMM to get more fans for your credit site!

  3. Mark Spencer

    Most of the Social Networking Sites contributes great help to a family or friends that misses their love ones. Social networking sites helps me stay in touch with my family abroad and I’m thankful for that.

  4. [email protected] assistent

    I see the same trend in Sweden. Many social sites for families showing up and the demand seems very big. The sites often have lots of activity.

    I think it is good for parents because they can share experience. If your baby/child having some sort of problem health or mentally maybe there is some one other family on the social site which have had the same problem and can point you in the right direction.

    1. John Souza

      @Sven – thanks for sharing, social media has definitely brought communities together – built not from geographical happenstance, but from personal interests.

  5. ModParent

    Great Post! I’d never heard of any of the above mentioned networks. Excited to do more research on them and see if they can benefit us. Thanks!

  6. Svea

    This is really interesting. Families and especially moms are a huge internet group that you with the right material can create a great win-win situation.

    Parents love to talk about their children, share experience, so why not connect those people?

    1. John Souza

      @Svea – agreed, moms are a huge demographic, but they’re also the hardest to approach. You have to have a really good social strategy to build a community in this niche, as the internet is already flooded with great blogs, sites and communities!

  7. Timothy Pike

    New kid on the block (no pun intended)….Quippsy is a budding social network for parents to remember and share all the “cute, smart, and funny” things their kids say. I’m self-promoting here but I think it’s relevant!

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