October 25, 2021

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Best Mom Blogs of 2020

How would any of us survive motherhood without our village? The terrible twos, angsty preteen years, and downright disruptive teens would be enough to do us all in without other moms to remind us we will survive.

That’s where our selection of best mom blogs comes in. These are the moms telling their stories for all the world to read, giving you reasons to laugh, cry, and get up to parent another day.

Rookie Moms

There’s nothing quite as exhausting, or terrifying, as brand-new motherhood. Is your baby breathing right at night? Are they getting enough food? Will the circles under your eyes ever go away? Rookie Moms is the blog for those deep in the trenches of new motherhood, covering everything from newborns to preschool age. You’ll find advice on baby products, tips for improving postpartum symptoms, and emotional stories sure to hit you right in the feels.

Mom Blog Society

The Mom Blog Society isn’t just one mom telling her stories. It’s a group of moms and parenting journalists from around the world offering advice, support, and information for moms in the trenches. Consider this your go-to spot for the latest information on technology, travel, parenting, and kid-friendly recipes.

Rockin Mama

Rockin Mama started simply enough: A NICU nurse and new mom just wanted to chronicle her son’s first year of life. But as her posts drew more attention, she realized she loved what she was doing and wanted to expand the blog into something more. Today, this space has a little something to offer all moms, whether you’re interested in finding gluten-free recipes or want a child-friendly review on the latest movies to hit theaters.

ModernMom

Brooke Burke and Lisa Rosenblatt have joined forces to make ModernMom the go-to resource for moms striving to have it all. You’ll find posts dedicated to juggling your career and motherhood, recall information, recipes, and everything else in between. But most importantly, you’ll find a community of moms telling their stories and bonding over the shared experience of motherhood.

Love That Max

Loving and raising a child with special needs presents challenges other parents simply don’t have to face. Finding a space that helps you feel a little less alone can sometimes mean everything. Max has cerebral palsy, and his mom is all about raising awareness and being a source of support to other special needs moms. She’s a working mother with two other kids who just wants to share her story in the hopes that it might help other parents in their journey.

24/7 Moms

Motherhood is a job that doesn’t come with sick days and vacation time. We all know this, but the moms at 24/7 Moms are here to offer you support and advice when it all starts to seem like a little too much. This is a great space for moms looking for budgeting advice, meal prep tips, and exciting ways to celebrate the holidays with your kids. Bonus: They’ve even got a section dedicated to keeping your marriage strong.

Mamavation

What do you do if you feel like you have parenting advice to share that no one else is talking about? You start a blog! That’s exactly what Leah Segedie did when she realized she wanted to help other families go green. Her blog is for anyone who wants to live a cleaner lifestyle. She’s here to promote eco-wellness in as many homes as possible and has brought together a community of women ready to support each other in doing the same.

Tech Savvy Mama

Let’s be honest: The ever-changing world of technology and gadgets our kids have access to can sometimes seem downright terrifying. It’s entirely different from what most of us grew up with. Tech Savvy Mama is the blog for parents worried about navigating that world alongside their kids. It was created by a mom with a background in technology integration who wants to help you understand how to keep your kids safe while still allowing them to embrace the tech available to them.

Mom Spark

Let’s hear it for the moms of tweens and teens! Amy Bellgardt knows the struggle, as she’s currently raising one of each. Mom Spark is her third baby, which she created as a way to connect with other mothers. It was an outlet she needed first as a stay-at-home mom and now as a work-from-home mom. This is a space for moms interested in entertainment, travel, parenting, fashion, and even blogging advice for those considering starting a blog of their own.

Savvy Sassy Moms

Former early childhood educator Jenna Greenspoon covers the gamut at Savvy Sassy Moms. She and a host of contributors write posts about balancing work and family, keeping kids entertained in the summer months, and DIY crafts. Add in recipes, travel and toy reviews, plus beauty tips and style inspiration, and browsing this site can keep you entertained and informed for hours.

Cool Mom Picks

We all have our favorite items that help make motherhood just a little bit easier. Imagine if there were a site dedicated to constantly testing and reviewing those items so moms everywhere could know exactly what to pick. Well, that site exists! Cool Mom Picks is the blog for you if you’ve ever wondered about the best YouTube alternatives or a portable peanut and gluten tester.

A Mom’s Take

With four regular contributors, A Mom’s Take is able to offer different perspectives and a variety of topics for all moms. Here you can find recipes, travel tips, crafts, gift ideas, fashion advice, and all things parenting. Whether you’re looking for a 5-minute morning makeup routine or a bit of inspiration, these mamas have got you covered.

MomTrends

Do you remember what life was like before you became a mom — who you were? MomTrends wants to remind you that woman is still there. One of their main goals is to help moms find their passion again. This is a blog for moms looking to be inspired. It’s infused with positivity and advice about parenting, yes, but also about being your best self.

The Mommyhood Chronicles

You might think a part-time dentist, married to an orthodontist, would write a blog meant to lecture you about your kid’s teeth. But rest assured, Melissa has other things on her mind. Her birth stories may make you tear up, and her Disney posts will absolutely have you wanting to pack your bags for a trip. For moms looking for parenting with a side of humor, and giveaways you’ll absolutely want a chance at, The Mommyhood Chronicles is your blog.

A Cowboy’s Wife

Lori Falcon has raised two kids into adulthood and still has a preteen at home. That’s a lot of parenting experience she infuses into her blog every day, along with a few y’alls for good measure! Her blog isn’t just for fans of rodeos and horse pictures, though. It also features her photography, some of her favorite recipes, and a little bit of gaming talk by this self-professed “tech nerd.”

Family Focus Blog

Scarlet Paolicchi is a Nashville mom who wants to be a resource to other parents, providing tips on everything from family-fun activities to going green. This is a space for moms of newborns to teens; Scarlet has you all covered. She’s got family-friendly recipes, travel tips, and crafts and activities sure to excite your youngsters.

Mommy Poppins

Have you ever had one of those weekends where the kids were going crazy, the weather outside was awful, and you had no idea how to keep them entertained? If so, you’re going to want to check out Mommy Poppins. This is a blog dedicated to helping you find enriching family experiences in your area. Find free events, artsy activities, urban nature explorations, and anything else that might get both you and the kids out of the house and loving life.

Really, Are You Serious?

Blogging since 2005, Krystyn uses sarcasm and honesty to paint a picture of motherhood you’re sure to love. Her blog is great for moms who want to laugh, learn, and grow alongside her in motherhood. She’s got DYI craft ideas, dairy-free recipes, and even a few posts that might just bring a tear to your eye. That is, if you’re at all anxious about your own little ones starting kindergarten.

Sweet T Makes Three

Jenn is mom to two and an Alabama native with a love for Southern food and family travel. Check in here if you’re looking for crafts and kid activities as well as recipes and fun vacation ideas. In fact, this mama has posts from nearly a dozen states her family has traveled to, including tips on where you absolutely must eat while there.

Kids Eat in Color

If your children are picky eaters and you struggle preparing separate meals for everyone in your family, this is the blog for you. Jennifer Anderson is a registered dietician who offers meal plans and food courses to help moms get their kids to eat veggies and try new foods. As a wife, mom, and former coordinator of a food bank youth nutrition program, she knows the importance of diet for growing children. She also knows how feeding children can also turn into a wearying battle. So she offers a blog full of fun ideas, easy recipes, and colorful meals that turn mealtimes into happy family time.

A Cup of Jo

Joanna Goddard offers a lifestyle blog for women covering just about everything moms might want to learn more about: fashion, beauty, design, food, hair styling, travel, relationships, and all kinds of kid-friendly activities. In addition to how-to articles and personal experiences, she also offers timely articles about current issues, such as “On Becoming Anti-Racist” and “What It’s Like to Have a Baby During the Coronavirus Pandemic.” A team of writers provides the content, and there are links to useful products around the web.

Baby Boy Bakery

Baby Boy Bakery is a blog about all aspects of momhood, including kid-friendly recipes, personal stories, and ideas for fun family time. Blogger Jacqui Saldana draws on her own experience of starting out motherhood unmarried with an unplanned pregnancy. She knows that motherhood can be wonderful, but also daunting and lonely. Now living with her husband Dan and their daughter in Los Angeles, she writes her blog in to connect with other moms and help them feel less alone.

Garvin and Co.

This is a motherhood and family life blog written by Jessica Garvin about life with her husband Brandon and their three daughters. They live in Kansas City, where they’re renovating a 100-year-old house. She offers articles about home renovation, clothes, recipes, and the challenges of homeschooling three children under 10 years old. You’ll find unique looks inside her family life, like how she did a surprise makeover of her oldest daughter’s bedroom while she was at school, all the things they plan to take on a beachy summer vacation, and their favorite morning playlist.

Love Brown Sugar

Love Brown Sugar is Christina Brown’s style and beauty blog that challenges traditional beauty standards. It focuses on empowering multicultural women, especially moms, to find their own beauty just the way they are. You won’t find any messages here about trying to look better, get skinnier, or become anything other than what you are right now. Instead, you’ll find Christina’s encouragement to express yourself as you are now in your beauty, style, career, relationships, and “mompreneurship.”

Rattles and Heels

Adanna is a New York City blogger and mom of three. Her blog Rattles and Heels is a call for mental wellness for everyone, especially for Black women and Black mothers. Adanna aims to help remove the stigma of mental health issues by sharing ideas for mindfulness activities and self-care routines. She also offers insight on motherhood, style, and family travel.

Mama Knows It All

Brandi is a wife and mother of a tween and a toddler. She draws on her wide range of daily experiences for the variety of topics you’ll find on her blog. One day she’s writing about what it’s like to raise a Black girl, then in the next post she’s pushing through depression, and then she pivots to walk you through making the perfect cup of French press coffee. In 2014, Brandi founded Courage to Earn, a supportive digital community of 5,000 women entrepreneurs who network, collaborate, and attend webinars and meet-ups to grow their businesses.

Elevated Mum

If you feel guilty about not spending enough time with your kids or overwhelmed by trying to balance working while raising children, this blog is for you. A mom of three teenagers, Ngozi started Elevated Mums as a way of showing her own journey of self-love after years of internalizing her feelings. Here, moms will find practical tips for improving mental and physical health and living a more balanced life.

Fab Working Mom Life

Julie is a military spouse and mom who writes a blog to help moms balance work, home life, child care, and personal care. Julie offers tips about finances, food, health, and kids’ activities. She also offers her thoughts on timely topics, such as “Stop Agonizing: Working from Home with Kids in a Pandemic” and “5 Ways to Stress Less at Home.” She also provides tools and resources, such as downloadable “working mom affirmations,” a “start a blog” email course, and nanny interview questions.

What MJ Loves

Melissa writes the What MJ Loves blog to share what she loves — all her experiences in “mamaland.” She writes about all things mom, from pregnancy and breastfeeding to toddler food, crafts, and children’s books. She also takes time for self-care and tells you about lipstick, shoes (she loves ’em all!), and, oh yes, lots of food. You’ll find plenty of recipes for kids and adults alike, including appetizers, baby food, toddler specialties, entrees, drinks, and desserts. Melissa helps you get food on the table from quick and easy dishes.

Cherish 365

As a Black woman with a white police officer husband and biracial children, Jennifer Borget has a lot on her plate. She writes in simple terms about difficult topics like explaining different skin colors to curious children, how to homeschool a child with a learning difference, and the emotional roller coaster of family life during the COVID-19 pandemic. You’ll also find posts about everyday things like gardening, keeping kids entertained, and putting food on the table. Jennifer’s upbeat, straightforward, nonjudgmental voice is welcome in a chaotic modern world.

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