Best Mommy Grapevine (2008)
Think of it as a gossip circle — one that's several hundred strong. Highlands Mommies is far from the only neighborhood association around, but it stands out from the pack due to its size — at last count it included at least 500 northwest Denver mothers, most with pre-kindergarten-age children — and its keen use of the Internet. On their website, members have access to pages upon pages of recommended businesses (date-night venues, schools, day camps, child care, home contractors and health-care options are just a handful of the topics), and if you don't find what you're looking for there, you can fire off an e-mail to the HM mailing list — "Quick! I need to find the best mimosa in the neighborhood, RIGHT NOW!" — and within hours you'll have a friendly suggestion or twelve. If only the gals on Wisteria Lane had such a resource.
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