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old job. Plus: Cost of raising a child calculator

> Mocha Moms, Inc. (mochamoms.org)

Support group for mothers of color who have chosen not to work full time outside of the home

> TheHomeSchoolMom.com

Getting-started guide, curriculum reviews, local resources

> K12 (go.k12.com)

Online courses for purchase

Military Moms

> The Mocha Manual to Military Life: A Savvy Guide for Wives, Girlfriends, and Female Service Members  by Kimberly Seals-Allers, Pamela M. McBride (HarperCollins)

The ultimate guide to life, love and logistics

>  National Military Family Association (militaryfamily.org)

The Operation Purple program runs camps for children and teens,  family retreats at  national parks, and camps geared to the needs of children and families of America’s  wounded service members.

Gay Parents

> Mombian.com

Acclaimed blog by lesbian mother features parenting tips, book reviews, news about LGBT families, plus political and legal news and commentary.

> GayParent Mag.com 

Magazine (print or digital download) covers adoption and fertility info, wedding planning, summer camps and family travel

> A Legal Guide for Lesbian & Gay Couples (Nolo) by Attorneys Dennis Clifford, Frederick Hertz and Emily Doskow

Understand the practical and legal aspects of having and raising children

Moms of Special-Needs Children

> Shut Up About Your Perfect Kid: A Survival Guide for Ordinary Parents of Special Children by Gina Gallagher and Patricia Konjoian (Three Rivers Press)

Sanity-saving advice from two sisters who’ve been there

> Married with Special-Needs Children: A Couples’ Guide to Keeping Connected

by Laura E. Marshak, Ph.D., and Fran P. Prezant, M.Ed., CCC-SLP (Woodbine House)

Award-winning guide to keeping close and coping

> Engaging Autism: Using the Floortime Approach to Help Children Relate, Communicate, and Think by Stanley I. Greenspan, M.D., and  Serena Wieder, Ph.D. (Da Capo Lifelong Books)

Parent-tested and approved advice