Being a working parent is no easy feat.
In fact, according to a Welch's study, working moms work pretty much all day and all night clocking in an average of 98 hours per week — the equivalent of two full-time jobs.
These 21 motivational mom bloggers get the hustle — and they've devoted the little free time they do have to sharing their experiences, tips and inspiration with you.
The Mrs. The Mommy. The M.D. is the brainchild of mother-of-two and fetal medicine fellow, Jasmine Johnson. She blogs about her life as a woman of color, a doctor in a male-dominated industry, and a working mother — and all of that combined.
The mom behind Mommy Call is every mother's ideal friend: a pediatrician and mother of two. She's based in Philadelphia and caught chronicling her thoughts on "doctoring, parenting and the chaos of doing both while mostly smiling."
Mom Without Labels is run by a mother named Shannon who defines herself as "an undomesticated, married mama of two sweet girls and carb enthusiast extraordinaire." She shares posts about motherhood, beauty, travel, home decor, food and more, from corporate life to mom life. In 2016, she wrote an letter to open moms sharing: "You’re doing a great job. I know you need to hear that. Being away from your kids so much isn’t always an easy thing. In fact, it’s the hardest. But, I get you, Working Mom, because I am you."
Monico, a Buffalo, New York-based blogger and mother of two is the woman behind Redefining Mom. First and foremost, she says she is a wife and a mom. After 11 years in Corporate America, working in Channel Marketing for a Fortune 100 company, she quit her to work for a small company where she negotiated flexible benefits. Her blog is all about teaching "mom entrepreneurs" how to ditch their 9-5 careers and turn their professional skills and/or passions into an online business.
Maz is a mother of three children (one is just a baby!), three dogs and three cats from South Africa. Her blog, Caffeine and Fairydust, is part of her full-time work, in addition to running her own digital agency. In her own words: "What started out as the ramblings of a pregnant woman back in 2014 has morphed into a brand that is well known and respected amongst various parenting and lifestyle communities. Over the years, Caffeine and Fairydust has evolved into an inspirational guide for modern families."
Mom.me is a blog made by moms for moms. It touts itself as "a place for you as a mom, and you as a woman, too." It began in 2012 as a conversation amongst a group of moms who wanted a parenting community who reflected who they are, rather than one that treated them like "perfect parent-bots."
Working Moms Against Guilt is a blog made up of mothers who contribute to it. It's existed since 2006, and it's transformed into an online community, an outlet and a resource for moms all over the world who battle working mom guilt "at the office, at family functions, in the minivan, on the playground — you name it." The blog aims to help these moms win the battle and feel good (or at least, good enough) about themselves and the decisions they're making in their lives.
Motherly is one of the most prominent working mom blogs on the internet. In its own words: "Motherly was born to send expert ideas and mom-to-mom inspiration to women exactly when they need it. Because an uplifting online community full of expert tricks-of-the-trade and inspiring stories were exactly what we were missing the first time we became moms." To help new moms, Motherly shares personalized, week-by-week guides on everything from pregnancy to becoming a new parent to being a working parent and beyond.
Sleeping should be easy, shouldn't it? That's what working mom blogger Nina Garcia says! Nina promises that her blog is a go-to resource for all your parenting questions and challenges. She understands that there are both joys and challenges of being a mom, and she's ready to unpack them all with you.
"I'm a working mom doing my best to keep it all together with the help of some fancy illusions and sleight of hand," writes Lauren, a mother of two who spent 15 years working in TV news before leaving for a new career in Public Relations. While working and parenting, she blogs about everything from school projects to recipes.
Think that once you have kids you have to give up your dream of traveling the world? Wrong. Caz (Caroline) and Craig Makepeace, a married couple from the Central Coast of Australia, are traveling parents who call the world their home. They travel with their two daughters full time, while working on their travel blog (as well as homeschooling their girls. And they blog about how they do just that — plus all of the amazing adventures they have in beautiful destinations all across the globe.
Scary Mommy was started by Jill Smokler started Scary Mommy in early 2008 as "an innocent online baby book to chronicle her stay-at-home days with her children." It has since transformed into a community of millions of parents who all believe that parenting doesn’t have to be perfect. In 2015, Scary Mommy was acquired by Vinit Bharara of the media company, Some Spider, and it's continued to grow to help millions of moms each day.
Okay, the Mom Blog Society isn't just the musings of one working mom. Rather, it's a platform that shares working mom bloggers' input from all over the world. While LaDonna Dennis is the founder and creator of Mom Blog Society (she's a mother and a grandmother!), Dennis has tons of contributing moms who write on everything from parenting to travel to technology.
Lucie's List is the passion of Meg Collins, a working mother of two daughters and the founder of Edamommy Publishing, Inc. Meg vows to "tell everyone the *secrets* that nobody told [her]. You know, the stuff that no one talks about (but should)." She's been through it all, she writes: a miserable pregnancy (complete with hyperemesis gravidarum and kidney stones), failing to properly latch my baby, dealing with postpartum pain, buying overrated strollers and struggling through sleep training. And she shares so readers know that they're not alone.
Fab Working Mom Life is run by Julie, who says she is "many things, but most recently, a mom." She works full time as an environmental compliance consultant, has two dogs and a cat at home, a husband in the military and an active son who she's often solo parenting. She blogs about being a first time mom and find balance. In her own words, Fab Working Mom Life is "a family lifestyle blog where I share my journey as I figure out this whole baby and parenting thing while working full time and still maintaining my hobbies and identity (wishful thinking?)."
Mama Fish Saves is for "smart money mamas" looking to get a hold on their finances. "Mama, it’s time you were proud of your money story. Time to find your financial confidence and ditch the stress. Because if you can’t, how will you raise kids who can?" writes Chelsea Brennan, an ex-hedge fund investment manager turned full-time blogger behind Mama Fish Saves. She blogs about everything from first-time homebuyer mistakes to refinancing student loans to travel hacking to save money.
Have you had your daily slice of cake? Cherralle is a mother of two based in Johannesburg, South Africa, and she blogs about her career and her parenting experience to inspire other mothers. You'll find everything from why she'd invested in training her nanny (and how it helped!) to open letters to her daughters to what she looks for in playgrounds for her toddler and more.
The Happy Work-at-Home Mom Blog is about, you guessed it, a work-at-home mom. Marge describes herself as a "happy and fulfilled work-at-home, homeschooling mom of three." She blogs about her career, parenting and homeschooling her children — and, of course, how she maintains her happiness through it all. She calls her blog posts just daily ramblings of how a work-at-home mom has overcome the challenges of creating her own career.
The Free Mama is the blog of She encourages her readers that they, too, can make money from home and have time with their families — and they don't have to join anything or sell anything to do it. In her own words: "The Free Mama Movement is for mamas who want to work from home but aren’t interested in selling to friends and family, recruiting team members, blogging for years on end or worse — getting scammed by the evil people out there preying on desperate women."
Forever Freckled is the product of not one, not two but three working moms (all sisters!) — a pediatrician (Katie), a veterinarian (Alison) and a stylist (Carrie). "Between the three of us, our conversations usually range from fashion, home decor, hosting and cooking to pediatric and veterinarian advice," they write.
The Grumpy Mommy was formed in 2016 as a creative outlet to help this working mom blogger relieve stress. She's a certified health coach, a freelance writer and a mother of two with a mission to "share helpful information that will help other working mothers navigate career, life and family." As a health coach, she's also focused on helping other working moms make healthier decisions for themselves and their families.
AnnaMarie Houlis is a feminist, a freelance journalist and an adventure aficionado with an affinity for impulsive solo travel. She spends her days writing about women’s empowerment from around the world. You can follow her work on her blog, HerReport.org, and follow her journeys on Instagram @her_report, Twitter @herreportand Facebook.
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