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Like most new parents, when Andrea and Steve Lacy were raising their first child, they had questions-and plenty of them. Being tech-savvy residents of Silicon Valley - Steve is a software engineer, Andrea an interaction designer - they turned to the Web and found a vocal community of parents like them, looking for fresh, smart and balanced perspectives on raising their children. The only problem: it seemed all the sites were either for moms by moms or, worse yet, rife with supposed "rules of good parenting" by self-proclaimed experts or entrenched ideologues conducting parenting wars.
Caught unexpectedly in the crossfire, Andrea and Steve began thinking there really ought to be a place to get quick and thoughtful answers to parenting questions - one that welcomes dads as first-class parents, one that treats experienced parents like the experts they are, one that invites multiple perspectives.
And so the Parents Guild was born in 2009. It's a parenting Q & A site fueled by a diverse community that offers thoughtful perspectives on topics like pregnancy, health, child development and behavior, education, family, food, and products.