We’ve carefully selected these blogs because they are actively working to educate, inspire, and empower other parents with frequent updates and high-quality information. If you would like to tell us about a blog, nominate them by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org!
According to a 2013 study from The Williams Institute, as many as 6 million people in the United States have an LGBT parent. And many of them are writing about their parenting experiences online.
These parents are sharing all of the joys and challenges that come with raising kids. Whether you already have kids or are just beginning to think about starting a family, we invite you to read their heartfelt, thoughtful, and sometimes fun-filled stories.
2 Travel Dads
Chris and Rob spend a lot of time traveling. They try to take five “big trips” each year, and with two little sons, that’s quite a feat! This blog is as much about travel tips and gorgeous photography as it is about parenting, so prepare for some serious wanderlust!
Tweet them @2TravelDads
Jen and Kendra were engaged in 2006. Now, 10 years later, they are moms to three, including twins. On her blog, Jen shares everything from traveling reflections to parenting advice. The blog is super transparent, which we love, and includes topics like how to talk about using a sperm donor and how to address the questions that come with raising kids as lesbians.
Tweet them @AdventurousMoms
You may recognize Brent Almond from the lunch box notes he shares with his son, which were featured on the “Today Show” and “Good Morning America.” On this blog, he shares his thoughts on art, graphics, superheroes, movies, and being a dad.
Tweet him @DesignerDaddy
Gay NYC Dad
Mitch is “Gay NYC Dad,” a father to one tween boy, and spouse of more than 24 years. We love the variety on his blog, which features stories from his life as a parent and his experiences adopting, along with product reviews, travel tidbits, giveaways, and more.
Tweet him @gaynycdad
Gay Parent Magazine
“Gay Parent Magazine” has been a valuable resource for LGBT parents since 1998. On their blog, you’ll find information and articles from the magazine, and much, much more. There’s news, wedding announcements, events, reviews, and commentaries.
Tweet them @GayParentMag
Gay Parenting Voices
The gay parenting blogs section on “Gay Parents to Be” has a wide variety of posts from bloggers all over the web. You can learn about fertility issues, genetic counseling, and even financial planning. If you have questions about becoming a parent, even finding a surrogate mother, this is a great resource.
The Gayby Project
Al and La are a lesbian couple who wanted to have a baby. They involved their (male) best friend to help, and the rest was history. The trio struggled with getting pregnant, but brought Ansel Jack into their lives in 2015. The blog chronicles the entire process, from decision to insemination to conception and eventually the joys of parenting.
Amber and Kirsty fell in love as teenagers. They were best friends then, and remain so more than a decade later. What’s changed is the dynamics of their family. The women have a set of boy twin toddlers, and two newborn girl twins. Kirsty is a stay-at-home mom and maintains the family’s YouTube page, while Amber works and blogs here. On the blog, you’ll find LGBT parenting posts, product reviews, and lots of baby fashion.
Tweet them @thegoblinchild
Kate and Sharon have been together since 2006. In 2015, they welcomed a son together. The British family chronicles their daily life and weekend adventures. We love the fact that they load numerous photos into each post, particularly the ones of their adorable son, “T.” But the fun nature of their blog doesn’t mean they shy away from tough topics, including an entire section on their journey to conception.
Tweet them @LesBeMums
Mombian is an award-winning blog for lesbian moms and other LGBT parents. Along with challenges of parenting, this blog also covers politics and current events from across the globe, from LGBT parenting wins, to new children’s book picks.
Tweet them @mombian
Mondays with Mac
Kristin and Tracy live in Ottowa with their son, Mac. The three are a complete family, but there’s also active involvement from Andy, Mac’s biological father. The blog doubles as Kristin’s photography blog, so not only will you get stories from this lovely family, but plenty of visuals!
My Two Mums
Kirsty and Clara are the “Two Mums” behind this blog. They have a son, born in 2012, whom they lovingly call “Monkey” on the blog. Their blog has won awards, and you can journey into their history to learn about their decision to parent, their relationship, and all of their adventures since.
Proud Parenting is a great place to find the best LGBT parenting content from around the web. They reprint blog posts and articles from all over, and update their site daily. We especially like their “Family Photos” section, featuring snaps from LGBT families from all over the world.
Raising a Go Girl!
Allison Kenny is the mom behind Raising a Go Girl. She and her wife tried for 10 years to conceive before deciding to adopt. Now a mother of “The Squirrel,” Allison blogs about parenting, transracial adoption, LGBT issues, and even shares some of her own poetry.
The Republic of T.
T. is a married father with two sons, and blogs about current events and politics as well as gay parenting issues from their home in Maryland. We love his roundups of other interesting reads from around the web.