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Whether you’re a new mom looking to connect with other stay-at-home mamas, or a dad starting to get your feet wet with the rollercoaster known as potty-training, parenting blogs are one of the best ways to hear others’ experiences and to get the scoop on all the latest tips and tricks.
Today, most creators of parenting blogs share their personal triumphs and tribulations on their site, as well as reflections from other families, in order to provide their readers with honest, real-life scenarios they can relate to and take something from.
While it’s true that other parents aren’t going to magically “fix” your kid, or tell you about a secret cure, they can give you hope.
A lot of it.
And that is more valuable than you may realize.
Parenting blogs allow a look inside to the not-so-glamorous life of raising tiny humans—not to discount all the moments your heart will turn to mush with a mere glimpse of their angelic smile—which is exactly why we can’t get enough of this content filling up our search-engines!
Here’s a list of our top 10 parenting blogs to read today.
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Big Little Feelings
Big Little Feelings: Join Kristin and Deena, two mamas themselves, talk about the challenges of parenting—because yes, there are many!
Deena, a child psychologist, offers readers a diverse perspective of raising her own child while holding the experience of having guided a number of children through challenging times.
On this blog you’ll find content centered on real-life parenting, balancing work-life and mom-life, and how to nurture an environment where children can thrive: physically, emotionally, socially, and cognitively.
Mother.ly: Created by a team of experts, this blog continues to gain more steam each year.
While most parents tend to steer away from unsolicited advice (for good reason!), seeking advice on Mother.ly is a simple, no-strings-attached solution for all of your parenting questions.
Make sure to check out the latest updates from this blog as they also feature books, an excellent podcast, and even host live events.
Mama Natural: Since 2010, the author of Mama Natural, Genevieve, has been sharing her personal experiences as a mom while helping others navigate pregnancy, labor and delivery, and postpartum healing.
This blog encourages women to look inside themselves for strength and to believe in the power of natural birthing methods and healing (when appropriate).
With a variety of books, e-books, and recordings available, Mama Natural has a little something for everyone.
Scary Mommy: This blog is not run by one mommy-on-a-mission per-se, but has countless moms from across the world contributing.
Although there are a wide range of diverse experiences and topics found on this blog, readers can rest assured that the content is personal and completely relatable.
The main topics featured on this blog include: pregnancy, health, parenting, lifestyle, and relationships.
Modern Mom: Just as the title suggests, Modern Mom is a sanctuary for mothers living in the modern world.
While most of the content on Modern Mom does in fact focus on motherhood and parenting, the writers of the blog, Brooke Burke and Lisa Rosenblatt, two successful women with growing careers, discuss the importance of expanding, and encouraging, a woman’s’ identity beyond motherhood.
What better place to learn how to juggle “the first years” of mom-life, along with marathon training and working towards that big promotion at work, than a quick coffee break at Modern Mom.
Pregnant Chicken: We all need a good laugh from time to time—especially when you’re a parent caring for little minions all day, every day!
Enter the Pregnant Chicken for your daily soul-food.
This blog was created by Amy Morrison and features excellent information (with a side or two of humor) about pregnancy and the many stages of parenthood.
Foster the Family
Foster the Family: Follow along Jamie and her family as they discuss topics surrounding adoption, fostering, and everyday parenting topics.
Readers of this blog can expect an honest, powerful take on what it means to be a parent, no matter how you came into the role.
Looking to learn more about fostering and adoption?
This family runs a non-profit for the cause and can receive donations to support families in the process.
Rookie Moms: Feeling overwhelmed? You’re not alone!
Rookie Moms strives to help parents stay calm through the ups-and-downs that come your way.
Whether you’re looking for newborn breastfeeding tips or how to shop for a toddler on a budget, this blog will help you find a solution—and fast!
Love, Taza: Looking to follow a more personal account of motherhood and family?
Creators of Love Taza, Naomi and her husband, share everything from their city-life routine, honest parenting revelations, to memories of traveling the world as a family of seven.
This blog showcases how you can create the life you want and are worthy of living—even if you have children at your side.
With this family, it’s definitely the more the merrier!
Lucie’s List: Lucie’s List is the place to find out all you need to know before baby.
Not sure what items to add to your little ones registry or what postpartum products to purchase? Look no farther than this blog!
Here, you’ll get the scoop on the latest and greatest products for all stages of motherhood and parenting.
Plus, you’ll save yourself a ton of time and stress!
Whatever your reason for visiting a parenting blog, having the opportunity to learn from other parents who’ve been in a similar bind can truly feel like you’ve uncovered a goldmine!
Or at least a place where you can regain some sanity after a long day of diaper mishaps and tantrums!