Top Parenting Blogs That Rock The WebGarima Manishi
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Blogging is a fantastic medium because anyone can get into it and have their own voice, their own corner of the internet. For parents, this is particularly important as they can share their experiences, the highs and lows as well as the many things they learn along the way. Here we are highlighting the very best in parent bloggers, those who bring their own wisdom and humour to their reader’s lives. This exclusive list of bloggers can inspire their readers, offer solutions to problems and help guide them through the darkest times.
Whether you are searching for the best nappy bags for your baby, inspiration for activities to do on rainy days or simply some moral support during tough times, the blogs that we have chosen for our exclusive awards are there for you. They are written by real people with real problems that we can all relate to, regardless our children’s ages.
These bloggers are from around the world and focus on a variety of aspects of life as well as being parents. They show us what we can do, what we might want to do and sometimes, even what to avoid doing. They become our friends through their words and we wait for their next instalment with curiosity.
So without further ado, here are the top parenting blogs, organized by blogger’s name (few bloggers used their website name as they don’t want to publicize their name). Enjoy!
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Maggy Woodley, crafty author and mum of two, is passionate about making crafts fun and easy. She understands just how busy and life can get with little ones, but also how wonderful and magical it is to do stuff together. Author of popular kids craft book (60 Cute and Easy Crafts for Kids), as well as www.redtedart.com and Red Ted Art on YouTube, she shares 100s of ideas to keep you and the kids busy! Easy, Crafty, Fun!
Founded in 2008 by Melisa Fluhr and Pam Ginocchio, Project Nursery is the #1 digital resource for finding the vision, tools, and products for every kind of baby nursery and kid-friendly decorating project. The platform connects millions of parents, design professionals, bloggers, and leading brands around the world through its photo galleries, videos, tutorials, forums, and other expert and member-generated content.
Jamie has noticed over the years that when you spend quality time with your kids, the whole house is happier. As a hands on mom of 3 energetic boys, she has a special love of creating movement activities! But also creates busy play ideas, fine motor activities, crafts and art projects. Jamie has been sharing her ideas on “Hands On As We Grow” since 2010. Recently, Jamie started a subscription to her simple activity plans in “The Activity Room”.
Dr. Laura is the author of the book Peaceful Parent, Happy Kids: How to Stop Yelling and Start Connecting and Peaceful Parent, Happy Siblings: How To Stop the Fighting and Raise Friends for Life.
She is the founding editor of AhaParenting.com, an extensive website serving up Aha! Moments to parents of babies through teens. Her free weekly newsletters reach over 100,000 parents, and many more follow her on Facebook and Twitter.
Dr. Laura says that earning her PhD in clinical psychology at Columbia University was just the beginning of her education as a psychologist. The mother of two children, now ages 20 and 24; she says becoming a mother convinced her that parents need more support. Her aspiration, she says, is to change the world, one child at a time, by supporting parents.
Amy Mascott is a teacher, mother of 3 crazy-cool kids, author of “Raising a Rock-Star Reader: 75 Quick Tips to Help Your Child Develop A Lifelong Love of Reading”, and owner of teachmama.com, where, since 2008, she has empowered parents to take an active role in their child’s learning.
Ruth Schwenk is a Pastor’s wife and blessed mother of four children. She is the founder of TheBetterMom.com and co-founder, with her husband of FortheFamily.org. Ruth is the co-author of Pressing Pause: 100 Quiet Moments for Moms to Meet With Jesus and For Better or For Kids: A Vow to Love Your Spouse with Kids in the House.
Ellen Seidman is a mother of three, content producer, magazine editor and the blogger behind the award-winning Love That Max, a blog for parents of kids with special needs who kick butt. Max is her son, he has cerebral palsy and he kicks butt. In her spare time, she likes to snack.
A Mom’s Take features a team of moms sharing real life tips, tricks, and parenting advice to get you through the difficult times raising your kids and running a household. You’ll also find easy recipes, fun kids activities, travel guides and so much more!
Sarah-Jean Ballard is a mother of 4, housewife, and author of The Fashionable Housewife – the FIRST fashion blog ever to be geared specifically towards housewives and mothers! Since 2005, we have been the one-stop destination for housewives and busy moms worldwide who want the lowdown on everything they need from fashion advice, outfit ideas, makeup application tips, the latest beauty products, home decor tips, easy recipes, health & fitness advice, top money-saving coupons, 100% honest product reviews, giveaways and so much more to help moms stay fabulous!
Erika is mom to four, including her 13 year old son who has high functioning autism. She loves spending time with her family, creating easy recipes, and learning about essential oils and natural remedies. She also enjoys green tea and her (many) backyard chickens, rabbits, and goats that her husband insists is part of her grand plan to turn him into a farmer!
Emily Leary is a writer, presenter and mum of two. Since 2011 she has run A Mummy Too, which features daily recipes, videos guides and general tips. In the past five years it has grown to 70-100k monthly readers, and a social community of almost quarter of a million followers. A Mummy Too is for anyone who has a passion for food and not enough hours in the day, where the delicious is done quickly.
Kelly is passionate about investing in family life in intentional ways. She blogs about the fun and adventure she has with her husband and four children on her blog, Be A Fun Mum. Along with managing her blog, Kelly studies part time and enjoys reading, running and bread.
Vidya Sury is a writer, editor, and award-winning blogger who enjoys sharing stories about everything she enjoys: parenting, mindful living, conversations, coffee, books, food, music, health, DIY, travel, photography and showing her diabetes who’s boss. She quit her corporate career to focus on family and bounced back to work as a copywriter, crafting content for clients, blogging for businesses, and editing manuscripts for publishers and authors. She has six blogs of her own and published contributions on popular sites such as The Huffington Post, PTPA, World of Moms, and SheKnows.
Meredith blogs at themomoftheyear.net, where she spoofily earns her Mom of the Year title one epic parenting fail at a time, striving to offer heart and hope with a sweet dose of humor for fellow parents of the world and all their empathizers. She has been part of several best-selling anthologies, featured on prominent sites such as Huffington Post, In the Powder Room and BlogHer, and loves her role as the Executive VP/Operations Manager of The BlogU Conference. When she’s not breaking up fights over Legos and juice boxes, she remains fully committed to sharing a less serious look at the world of parenting.
Lisa Martin is a native of Wisconsin but now resides in the Chicago area with her husband and two children. My Thoughts, Ideas, and Ramblings is a small glimpse into her life as a work-at-home mom.
FitBottomedMamas.com is a sister site of FitBottomdGirls.com and is recognized as one of the top healthy parenting blogs on the internet. Thousands of moms (and dads!) go to the site each day to get tips, recipes, workouts and more to be their absolute best.
The Organised Housewife is a parenting and lifestyle blog that was created in August 2010. The blog was designed as a place for Kat to share her own personal tips and tricks as a way of helping other busy mums like her keep a happy and organised home. Kat posts recipes, printables and ideas to her large online audience. The Organised Housewife also features an online shop, which includes calendars, routine charts, lists and more.
Jo Middleton is creator of the hilarious blog Slummy Single Mummy and winner of the inaugural Vuelio awards for Best UK Parenting Blog and Best UK Blog. Jo lives in Somerset with her partner and teenage daughter Belle, and has an older daughter, Bee, who has flown the proverbial nest. Jo’s blog is a brilliant mix of humour and honesty, covering a whole host of topics, all presented in Jo’s signature witty, accessible way.
Dragons and Fairy Dust is a food, lifestyle and travel blog. Here you will find simple and easy recipes to brighten your day which will fit into any busy routine. You will also find plenty of days out and travel in North East England and beyond as well as places which are nice to eat out. If you like a little food and lifestyle with a dusting of magic this is the blog to read.
Jillian Lauren is a writer, storyteller, mom, rock-wife, and Los Angeleno, by way of Jersey. She’s the New York Times bestselling author of the memoirs Everything You Ever Wanted and Some Girls: My Life in a Harem, and the novel Pretty. Jillian writes essays and articles, some of which have been in The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, Vanity Fair, Elle and Salon. She also tells live stories with The Moth and blogs at the award-winning jillianlauren.com. She’s married to Weezer bass player Scott Shriner and they live in Los Angeles with their two sons.
Helen Neale edits, and owns, the KiddyCharts blog. She is a parent herself, and knows how important it is to keep the kids entertained and interested for long enough so your tea doesn’t go cold. KiddyCharts offers free resources to do just that, as well as educate and get through life’s little parenting challenges. The site’s personalised charts are unique, allowing you to add your child’s photos to the backgrounds of their choice. Come on in, and don’t step on the Lego.
Verily Victoria Vocalises is written by Victoria Welton and is a parent and lifestyle blog. She already has a 10 year old daughter and, after trying for nearly 4 years, is now pregnant with her second due in July 2017 following a successful second IVF attempt. She writes poetry and is a keen photographer too.
Elayna Fernández, was raised in extreme poverty, in slum in the Dominican Republic, and moved to the USA at the end of 2001. Through overcoming the adversity of becoming a single mom, she discovered that she could choose a positive mindset and access her inner power. She’s now known worldwide as The Positive MOM, an award-winning storyteller, a renowned digital strategist, and an avid student of pain. Elayna helps moms rewrite their story, heal their wounds, and create joy, balance, and success on their own terms – in all areas of life. Elayna lives in Fort Worth, Texas, with her husband and 3 home-schooled daughters. Elayna is often featured in global media and travels the world as a motivational keynote speaker and success trainer for mompreneurs. Her philosophy is “BE Positive and You’ll BE Powerful!”
Charlotte Braithwaite is the owner of Berice Baby, a London lifestyle & family blog.
Her online journey started on YouTube with weekly pregnancy updates then developed into a little blogging online community where she shares family life and her second pregnancy. (43)
On Berice Baby you’ll find Days Out, Gift Guides, Reviews, Entertainment, Giveaways, Child/Mum & Dad Style, Family Life, Food, Travel, Events and Much More…
Lu and Claire
Bambino Goodies is all about cool stuff for kids. For the past ten years, Lu and Claire been taking the legwork out of tracking down stylish buys for children and have tempted hundreds of thousands of people with their finds, as well as providing oodles of inspiration. Lu and Claire are passionate about well-designed, stylish, practical, playful, ethical buys and showing support to independent retailers, designers and brands. They also love to highlight fun activities, places to go, things to make and inspiring family living ideas. Their store offers a carefully curated selection of goodies from independent designers, plus a growing own-label collection.
Brandi Best is a busy mom with 7 kids at home (plus a brand new grand baby!). You can find her in her little corner of the bloggy world at Life with 5 Monkies and always sharing on social media. After 8 years of blogging, Brandi likes to think her kids are well trained in the “Do not touch that box/food/toy/book until you’ve cleared it with mom” area of life. She’s only mildly addicted to coffee, loves a good book, and sharing her thoughts.
My City 4 Kids
mycity4kids.com is India’s largest content platform for parents, especially Mums; attracting 8 million Mums every month. This includes a Mommy Blogger platform with close 1800 bloggers & experts, 15000 blogs and listings of 75,000 kids-related service providers and events across 9 cities. This page provides a platform for parents to share their own experiences with each other and benefit from the larger parent community.
FrogMom inspires families to enjoy the outdoors, live healthy and explore the world. Believing that good food and physical activity are key to happiness, FrogMom offers ideas for unique adventures, active travel and outdoor fitness, as well as gear reviews, nature crafts, nutrition advice, seasonal recipes and book reviews. From ice swimming in the Arctic Circle to cycling with kids in Bangkok, FrogMom loves sharing and inspiring other families.
Diana is a mother of two young children and works full-time as an elementary French teacher. She harbours a keen interest in educational technology and is a Microsoft Certified Educator, as well as a Google Certified Educator: Level 2. Her blog Toronto Teacher Mom first launched in 2006 and features articles on her family’s adventures as well as reviews on the latest and greatest.
Mummy Matters is a parenting and lifestyle blog sharing snippets of life from this blended family of six. Mummy Matters aka Sabina classes her ‘Beans’ as a spirited bunch each with their own unique personality and set of challenges. Parenting is never easy but it would be boring if it was. On Mummy Matters you’ll find lots of reviews on everything from the best nappies and baby gear to their favourite family car and days out.
The Mum Central network connects over 700,000 women on parenting, lifestyle, fabulous giveaways, fashion, beauty, food and more! Their sister sites Australian Baby Bargains (preloved children’s marketplace) and Mum’s Pantry (food and home) round out the trio of parenting sites, connecting brands with readers online and especially via Social Media.
Parent Club shares information to make life easier for busy families. Features include: family activities, food, travel, reviews, lifestyle, tech, and more!
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When the kids came along, Leah set about creating the ultimate Kid Bucket List which detailed all the things she hoped to experience with the two little ones before they hit high school. From exploring a cave to making a snowman, riding a camel and simply making pizzas, the Kid Bucket List grew to become a useful resource for other parents wanting to try something new with their kids.
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Renee is a blogger, writer and dreamer. She is mum to a six-year-old wannabe ballerina and a four-year-old with a penchant for Paw Patrol. Renee blogs about raising strong, brave and happy little girls, while attempting to not lose sight of herself along the way.
Jbmumofone is a parenting and lifestyle blog written by jbmumofone, who clearly didn’t think her blog name through, now being a mum of two. Here she documents the ups, and more frequent, and often hilarious, downs of an average family life. She is a lover of all things crafty, a huge plan of learning through play and a clean eating enthusiast, although this doesn’t always sit well with her love of wine.
A family lifestyle blog about mothering, adventuring, styling and everything in between. Written by Molly Forbes, journalist, vlogger and multi-tasker, Mother’s Always Right offers a refreshingly balanced and honest take on mum life with two small children in one of the most beautiful parts of the UK.
Are you plus size and pregnant or a plus size mom? If so, this blog is just for you! Plus Size Mommy Memoirs helps women navigate the world of plus size pregnancy, shares tips for body love, and laughs along with the adventures of motherhood. This is a special blog and community for plus size women to support one another before, during and after pregnancy.
Charlotee is mummy to Bob (a little girl born in 2011) and Bow (a little boy born in 2015). Don’t worry, they are nicknames.
Her blog began in 2011 as a way to help her through the sleepless nights. It was mostly about babies and coping with the unexpected. Over the past 5 years it has grown and she has shared many experiences. It is now filled with baking, party planning, activities, adventures and family fun! Join her on their journey.
Jhanis Vincentte aka The Vanilla Housewife is a working mom who’s trying to find balance between career and family life. She writes about the funny side of being a mother and wife, drinks too much coffee and is currently addicted to Pokemon. Featured on BlogHer.com & HumorWriters.org, Top 10 Blogs Voice Boks Comedy Edition, Bloggys 2015 Finalist-Family and Relationships Category, ESCooped -Cebu’s Top Family Blogger 2016.
Claire is a self confessed chocoholic, handbag hoarder, and Gerard Butler enthusiast. Claire’s blog Life, Love and Dirty Dishes, is honest account of parenting, the good, the bad and the ugly side of life with small people and the amusing situations they put us in. Claire lives with her husband, two sons and a ton of Lego.
Beth is a Welsh mum of 3 who lives with her partner and 3 children in a small village in North Wales. Life as Mum started a year after her second daughter was born and is a Family Lifestyle blog that covers various topics such as Parenting tips, their family adventures, places to visit/go, breastfeeding, fashion and much more. Life as Mum is a very honest blog that talks about the ups and downs of parenting.
Circus Mums is a personal parenting and lifestyle blog run by Tinuke, a full time working mum who has been trying to juggle work, parenting and all that falls in between the two for the last 8 years. She is based in the UK and shares honest stories on what it’s like to be a mum in a fast paced world.
Meagan Wristen is a freelance travel writer based in Portland, Oregon with her three kids. You can find her chronicling life as a single mom including their family travel adventures, food people can actually make, life after divorce – which includes a lot of cocktails, military life and more.
Spit Up is the New Black is a chronicle of change. When a twenty-something carefree fashionista Ashley entered the elite club of motherhood, she took to blogging to document her experiences as a new mom. Follow her as she navigates motherhood, while trying to remain stylish and sane.
Rachel is first and foremost a mum to 3 children whose oldest is 19 and whose youngest is less than a year old. However, she also writes a blog which has baby updates, life posts, fertility diaries, pregnancy diaries and other posts to do with the family. Her blog is definitely her fourth baby.
Nicole Schwarz, MA, LMFT is the owner of Imperfect Families, a Parent Coach, and mom to 3 girls. She focuses on empowering and supporting parents through those difficult phases and stages (without piling on the guilt). Learn more about positive parenting on her blog, in an e-course, or get together for a personalized parent coaching session.
Therese is a mum of 3 and a fully qualified ‘extended rear facing’ (ERF) car seat expert who blogs about in-car safety, car seats, tips, reviews, give-aways & advice. She is also a breast feeding advocate and gentle parenting promoter who loves cloth nappies, baby-wearing, BLW and co-sleeping/bed-sharing.
Her blog is filled with life saving information and she aims to help all families travel as safe as possible in the car.
Amy Webb is the mother of two rambunctious young boys and wife to a wonderful man. When she’s not stepping on Legos or chasing down a toddler, she blogs at The Thoughtful Parent. This blog developed after she noticed in grad school that little academic child development information was available to real-life parents. The Thoughtful Parent brings child development information out of the ivory tower and into the hands of ordinary parents who can use it.
Claire likes to show the good and bad of single parenting (but mainly the good). The blog covers her journey in all walks of life from parenting to trying to get healthy, sustain new relationships and even has tutorials for upcycling furniture and cooking!
She also has a Single Parent Spotlight, showing off all the working single parents and interviewing them to hear their experiences of single parent life.
Claire is a freelance social worker, journalist and blogger, and a single parent of a four year old.
Raisie Bay is a family and lifestyle blog written by Anne, a disabled mum of five. The blog records everyday life events and lots of baking of delicious recipes.
Pam is one-half of a millennial, semi-digital nomadic family. When not writing about travel and digital marketing, she loves to go camping, hiking and backpacking with her partner and their four-year-old daughter. You can catch their family travel adventures at Hey, Miss Adventures!
Pulling Curls is a blog for overwhelmed moms to find more joy and simplicity in the small moments in each day. If you want breakfast, lunch, dinner, laundry or even just cleaning your counters to go faster — we are the blog for you! Hilary is a part time labor and delivery nurse, full time mom and creator of the bestselling online Prenatal class When One Plus One Equals Three.
Ashley lives in Southern California with her husband and three boys and has been blogging since her oldest, now 6, was a baby. She considers her blog a photo journal comprised of her thoughts on motherhood and other life happenings, as well as some of her professional work as a photographer. If it isn’t funny today, chances are it will be in 10 years.
Janine is originally from Germany and has been living in Ireland for the past 10 years. She is a mother of two and juggle parenting and a full-time job at the same time. Her blog focuses on parenting, lifestyle and the odd time travel. She also reviews products, writes about the developmental updates and much more.
Parental Parody is the place for parents who need a laugh. Forget the touchy-feely parenting stories and helpful tips – this blog is all epic fails and sarcastic tales.
Georgia is quite confident Parental Parody will one day be used as evidence in her 3 children’s application for emancipation. Failing that, she’s living for the day when the nappy wearing is reversed, and she can get her own revenge.
Feeling like you’re not the best parent in the world? Go here and you’ll feel much better (and have a laugh). Trust me.
A friendly website from the deepest Sussex countryside Lucinda’s blog is packed full of fun and interesting articles and reviews based around family life and getting outdoors, from winter boredom busters to fabulous summer expeditions. Also included is a nice lot of tried and tested gluten free recipes and new gluten free products.
Working mum Danielle balances professional life as a doctor with three young kids. Bubs on the Move is her space for combining her professional and private lives. She loves sharing travel tips, great places to visit kids as well a dash of preventive health advice for good measure.
Gold Coast Mum blogger Lauren Paris is a mum of 4 in 3 years (including twins) who loves to blog – when she can – about all things parenting, general news, the world of twins, Australia’s Gold Coast & more. She’s also a multi-award-winning journalist and a magazine editor.
Kellie is the editor of Woman of Style and Substance and Managing Director of KMA Consulting. She is kept busy with three boys, Roxie the flat coated retriever, Max the shihpoo and Mister Meowgi their big, but not very bright, beautiful cat. Kellie enjoys the outdoors (especially the beach), music, movies, reading and spending time with family and friends.”
Colleen Panzer is a mother of three and an army wife who is getting her masters in special education. She is resourceful, creative, and strives to showcase the good and the bad of everyday life. Her blog is filled with stories, reviews, and tutorials that are down to earth and often written with a humorous tone. Colleen is currently based outside of Anchorage, AK and loves spending time in the beauty of nature with her family.
Laura is a parenting and lifestyle blogger who writes over at The Breastest News Blog. She is passionate about breastfeeding and autism but you’ll also find lots of lovely reviews, giveaways and tales of her little family’s travels around the UK and further afield. Helping her contribute to her blog is her ever patient partner, Kevin, along with two hyperactive kids, Logan and Harlow.
Lisa is a lawyer turned stay at home cloth diapering, baby wearing mama, blogging about life with three little ones, crafting, healthy recipes, adventures (and misadventures) and natural living.
Clare, a former Nanny and now mum to two livewires shares her Nanny Tips and lifes adventures along with the inevitable misadventures. Realising Motherhood isn’t as easy when you can’t give them back at the end of the day!
With one finger on the pulse and the other on the keyboard, Nickie O’Hara is not afraid to say it as she sees it. She works hard, is a true procrastinator, drinks wine, is occasionally published and is a Nana in her spare time. In the words of Raymond Babbitt: “She’s all sparkly. She looks like a holiday.”
Sarah is the author of Mischieviousmum.com and a mum of three Princesses and one little Prince. She has always loved writing and wanted a place outside of her role as ‘MUM’ where she could be ‘Sarah’. Mischieviousmum is a blog about finding your voice in amongst the craziness of motherhood, and always looking for ways to enjoy the journey. She is an imperfect mother looking for ways to encourage other mums in their walks in life, who just want to be real and down to earth – because let’s face it, being a mum can be really hard some days.
Aunt Becky was born in a cross-fire hurricane…. oh wait, no, no that was Jumpin’ Jack Flash. Aunt Becky was ACTUALLY born near Chicago, with a “face only a mother could love,” and “smoking a cigar and barking out orders,” or, at the very least, that’s what her mother – who may or may not – be trustworthy, says. Now, she spends her days lounging against the machine and sucking at life so you don’t have to.
Larni Davies lives in Hobart, Tasmania with her husband Nick, their dog Maisy and two young children – Poppy and James. Her blog is for sharing her experiences of being a mum, enjoying their Tasmanian days and all the things in life that she is inspired and intrigued by.
Their life is full of family and friends spending time together in their wonderful wild state. Larni also loves exploring the southern waters on their boat and the simple pleasures of catching fish, swimming and enjoying time together.
Larni’s professional background is in Tourism and educating young people to become Adventure Tour Guides. She loves being in the mountains and the wild places of Tasmania and beyond.
These are the very best of the best parental bloggers out there and we hope you will enjoy their stories and experiences as we have. By offering us a glimpse into their lives, these bloggers have brought a smile to our faces or helped us overcome a frown. And this creates that feeling of not being alone when times are difficult or having support when we are uncertain.
Obviously, there are a lot more women in blogging today. If you know anyone whose blog has helped you in the same way, feel free to message us and we can consider them for inclusion on our exclusive list.
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Garima Manishi is a freelance writer, professional mommy blogger, and mumpreneur.