Motherhood can sometimes feel isolating, especially if you don’t have a group of moms to turn to. It could be easy to fall into the trap of thinking you’re alone, because you feel alone, particularly if you’ve decided to take a break from your career and are now finding that your daily social sphere is pretty devoid of other adults.
At Fairygodboss, our focus is to help women achieve their career goals — and we know better than anyone that being a working parent, or coming back from a career break after raising kids, has its challenges.
Fortunately, there are plenty of resources for any mom with an internet connection out there. We’re talking about baby blogs and mom blogs, which aim to connect with you by being relevant and truthful. Many times, mom bloggers online will wind up becoming friends IRL, and through these blogs a new community is formed. And even if you don’t feel alone, following the work of a mommy blogger can still benefit you by providing helpful and entertaining reads. What have you got to lose?
Interested in mom-blogging yourself, or simply looking for more relatable material to add to your bookmarks list? Check out these 22 amazing parenting blogs for inspiration and some laughs.
Featuring real-life accounts from moms, this site is comprised of pieces that are educational and also super relatable. Some of my favorites include “While you were sleeping: I watched you transform into a toddler” and “A letter to my daughter about why I went back to work.”
This popular site is powered by none other than Disney. It features articles by contributing authors about a range of family topics, including pregnancy, parenting, entertainment, and recipes.
A site designed by moms for mom, it’s a place for you “as a mom, and you as a woman, too,” featuring articles by parents who have kids in different life stages.
I first discovered Jacqui’s blog right after the tragic passing of her son, Ryan, to whom the blog is now dedicated. She writes about coping with his loss; life and love with her husband and daughter; and her kid-friendly recipes.
5. Scary Mommy
This parenting site is a self-described “vibrant community of millions of parents, brought together by a common theme: Parenting doesn’t have to be perfect.” Expect to find some comedic gems on here!
This blog — authored by addition survivor, mom of three, and inspirational speaker Glennon Doyle Melton — is as motivational as it is touching. If you’re in need of some pick-me-up perspective, this is where you’ll find it. Melton is seen as a queen of the mommy blogger world, and her bestselling memoir was an Oprah’s Book Club read.
7. Lucie’s List
Billed as a “survival guide for new moms,” the site is a veritable encyclopedia of first-time mommy knowledge and tips, including deets on pregnancy, baby product reviews, and more.
As the title would perhaps indicate, this blog has a humorous twist to it. If you’re in the mood for lighter reading material that is still informational and relatable, look no further. You can enjoy many, many categories of content here, like “Asshattery,” “Scary Shit Series,” and a tried-and-true mom favorite, “Is It Safe?”
Shameless plug — this one’s my blog! It’s a collection of my musings as a wife, mom and more. It’s my hope that through connection and collaboration, this space will help to foster the empowerment of women and moms.
Named after the founder’s daughter, this blog is great for sartorially inclined readers. Expect lots of cute style spreads, interviews with moms in the fashion industry, and throwback photos of chic celebrity moms, like Audrey Hepburn, with their children.
11. Rip + Tan
The fashion designer Jenni Kayne created this blog, named after daughter Ripley and son Tanner, to chronicle the day-to-day goings on of her family’s California lifestyle. And the whole clan (including their dogs, Chachi and The Dude) is undeniable uber cool.
12. A Cup of Jo
Founded by former magazine editor and current journalist and mom Joanna Goddard, this one’s both aesthetically and intellectually engaging. Be sure to check out her motherhood around the world series, which delves into the parenting practices of other countries and is especially interesting from a global women’s rights perspective.
13. Nesting Story
Are you a mom to twins? You’ll definitely want to head over to Joanna Venditti’s blog. The mom of four is known for telling it to readers like it is — including in a post-pregnancy body confidence blog post that went viral. From comparing and contrasting her cesarean and vaginal deliveries, to trying out fun play-date ideas, she shares it all.
14. Free-Range Kids
This blog should be required reading for helicopter parents. Lenore Skenazy started her blog in 2008 as a resource for worrywart ‘rents to help them “raise safe, self-reliant children (without going nuts with worry).” Thanks to its increasingly relevant subject matter, Skenazy’s blog have since been featured on “The Daily Show” and “The View,” as well as in The New York Times and The New Yorker.
15. Rockin’ Mama
Billed as a “lifestyle resource for the modern mom,” Caryn Bailey has been blogging about parenting, recipes, travel, and creative activities to try with your kids since ‘07. Bailey’s blog is truly just a lot of fun, and you’ll definitely walk away with a few ideas you want to try out with your family.
16. Tech Savvy Mama
This is a great resource for any mom who’s worried about the impact technology has on their children’s life. Leticia Barr’s popular blog does include a lot of sponsored content, but if you’re willing to sift through that, you’ll find genuine product reviews, social media know-how, and lots of tips for best screentime practices in your family.
17. Y Travel
Australian couple Caz and Craig Makepeace (really, those are their names) co-created this blog to share their passion for traveling — and their deep belief that adventure-seeking doesn’t have to end when you have kids. The Makespeaces travel with their two homeschooled daughters all over the world, and their inspiring blog and Instagram feed will give you serious FOMO (or ideas for your next vacation).
18. Love Taza
Naomi, also know as Taza, shares adventures from her life with her husband and three kids in New York City. The blog tackles topics such as motherhood, family life, travel, food, and "life's simple joys."
19. Redefining Mom
Mom-entrepreneurs should check out this blog for resources on building their own businesses. Monica, who started the blog as a way to connect with other women who were struggling with their work-life balance, offer advice on both blogging and motherhood and shares her personal work and family experiences.
Create by Nashville mom, Scarlet Paolicchi, this blog is a resource for families, parenting, family activities, meals, travel, and home decor. Scarlet shares recipes, craft ideas, and activities to do with the kids, as well as tips for cultivating your personal health and lifestyle.
21. Mom Blog Society
Featuring opinions of women and men from around the world, Mom Blog Society collects honest reviews of products and services and articles to support parents.
22. Soule Mama
Mother of five Amanda Blake Soule writes about her family life living in an old farmhouse in Western Maine, where she and her family raise animals, grow vegetables, and "make lots of things."
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Jackie is the owner of her blog Moments of Musing, where she writes about her life as a wife, mom, and more living in New York City. She works with survivors of intimate partner violence.