Motherhood is wonderful! The truth is, the more we give, the more we get in return. Mommy blogs for that matter reside in a very special corner of Internet.
Comprised of many stay-at-home moms, and the other ones, who enjoy travels and have exquisite life hacks to share, this blog genre provides a ton of quality product reviews, personal narratives and tips that will help make your day to day life – well, doable.
But, do we really need all this great advice? Absolutely!
As wonderful as motherhood is, it is also really hard at times and it can get lonely and at times really scary. Sometimes the only thing that will help the transition from scary to wonderful is couple of friendly tips from moms who are going through the similar situations as you are. You will remember that you are not alone and that, luckily, there’s space for each of us on this beautiful motherhood journey! This is where these blogs come in:
I Am Not the Babysitter (IANtB) was born from the bosom of Jamie Lynne Grumet’s personal blog and has since exploded into the largest and most revered online publication that humanity has ever seen. They cover serious issues, but also provide escape from the backbreaking stressors of life. Since their readership consists of many parents, they want to remind everyone that while they can come together and support one another we also can completely unwind into a labyrinth of quirky, comical, and interesting content.
2. Jolly mom
Blog started in 2008 by Piera, as a place to put pictures of her son, Lucas. Within a few weeks, the Piera caught the blogging bug, made a best friend, and the rest, as they say, is history.
Check out this website for some great travel tips.
Thrifty Nifty Mommy written by Janessa offers a wide source of product reviews and hosts giveaway competitions for home- and parenting-related products, especially ones “geared towards living life more naturally.” While the reviews on Thrifty Nifty Mommy are of high quality, the strength of the blog is in its strong network.
Top Mommy Blogs is another network of high-quality mommy bloggers. The site provides ample links to different blogs, as well as a discussion board called “TMB Lounge” where moms can promote their blogs, tell funny family stories or trade dieting secrets. Select any topic from the right-hand side to see a list of blogs covering topics from frugal living to adoption.
Leah Segedie founded the Mamavation community out of a desire to teach “digital moms healthy living practices to combat disease in their home.” She’s also a “passionate food activist.” Her weight loss journey began after the death of her father, which led to several epiphanies about food, health, and the world we live in. Today she shares what she’s learned with like-minded mamas looking to live the healthiest life possible.
7. Rocking Mama
Rockin Mama was created by a neonatal intensive care unit nurse who describes herself as a “baby wearing, co-sleeping, breastfeeding mama.” This is a blog about the laughter, tears, and everything in between of motherhood. There’s plenty of personal posts alongside posts about crafting, travel, entertainment, and food.’
8. Oh She Glows
A recipe blog dedicated to a love for plant-based foods, this is the go-to spot if you’re looking for recipes that are meat and dairy-free. Most recipes here are gluten and soy-free as well. The blog also became a sweet tribute to baby Arlo — blogger Angela documented her pregnancy and birth story.
9. Go Grow Go
Felicia Carter started this blog primarily as a resource for herself and her pregnant friends when she was about to become a first-time mom. It was initially just a place to compile information about the products she researched while pregnant. That information still exists alongside DIY projects, recipes, and craft ideas for you and the kids.
10. Savvy Sassy Moms
Jenna and Lisa are educators and moms who teamed up to create this blog they hope will become a valuable resource to mothers everywhere. Here you’ll find posts about self-care, travel, and the latest products on the market for making your parenting journey as smooth as possible.
11. Mommy Mandy
13. Living Simply
14. The Coastie Wife
Pam is a military spouse currently living in Michigan with her husband, baby boy, and two furbabies. She writes with her husband for The Coastie Couple where they share their adventures from coast to coast. They share recipes, military tips, travel, and reviews on their blog.
Life, With A Side of Sarcasm is a cynical, honest and sometimes hilariously raw account of life as a wife, mom and full time Paralegal trying to maintain her own identity and navigate the crazy world around her.
Cathy Holman is a 30 something mother of 5. Originally born in Milwaukee, this city girl went country all for the love of a Cowboy. Her blog, PrairieWifeInHeels.com is the place to go for heartfelt humorous posts about parenting, health, and wellness (including her preventive mastectomy), fashion and beauty tips, product reviews and giveaways. Read more about her adventures in Wyoming and learn how you can live a life of grit and grace at PrairieWifeInHeels.com.
18. Love Mrs. Mommy
Kim started this blog as a way for fellow parents to find honest reviews of products that will make their lives happier, healthier, and more fun! As an added bonus, a lot of these loved products are up for grabs! With tons of great giveaways for the whole family, you will surely find something for everyone. And who doesn’t love a freebie?! You will also find DIY tips, travel information, food and more on this well-rounded blog from a stay-at-home mom.
19. The Mad Mommy
On TheMadMommy.com, Echo writes about her kids, she loves, she cooks, she drinks coffee and she laughs, because, in parenting, if you aren’t laughing, you are probably crying (or yelling).
Naomi Pelss is a wife and mother of four children ages 13, 8, 11 and 1. Her youngest blessing came when she was 41 years old. Naomi has been a registered Early Childhood Educator for almost twenty years. She blogs about her parenting journey at her blog.
Some of her posts are informative, some are sentimental, and some of her posts are funny. All of her posts are honest and real.
I am a perfectionist. There I said it…
This is not how I ever would’ve described myself ‘pre-baby’ but as I’ve learned since I had my beautiful baby boy – I am! As all of my perfectly laid plans for motherhood came crashing down around me and I surveyed the scene of tears, exhaustion, and unbearable physical pain, I realized that it’s ok to be “good enuf.’ There is no such thing as “doing it all” or the “perfect mom.” Sometimes we’ve just got to work with what we’ve got, celebrating our strengths and forgiving ourselves daily for our rumblings.
My blog is intended to allow my readers to leave my little corner of cyber space feeling confident their own parenting decisions and with a sense that they are not alone. At one time or another we all feel not good enough. We all do the best we can with what we have available to us in every moment.