Isn’t motherhood wonderful? You have these squishy, tiny babies who love you and rely on you, and they grow up to provide you with all kinds of fun and laughter.
Of course, they also keep you up at night, refuse to eat the dinner you’ve cooked, and eventually turn into tweens who want nothing at all to do with you. Oh, motherhood.
The truth about motherhood is that yes, it’s wonderful. But it can also be hard. And lonely. And sometimes really scary. That’s where good mom blogs come in. They remind you you’re not alone and provide somewhere to turn for information and camaraderie when things get hard. If you’re looking for that mom-to-mom connection, these are definitely the blogs for you.
Mom Blog Society
Mom Blog Society features bloggers from around the world. This site provides different parenting perspectives and information about all that’s new in parenting technology. There are also plenty of recipes sure to please both you and your kids. There’s even an entire section devoted to traveling with (and without) your children.
Follow them on Instagram @momblogsociety1
Family Focus Blog
Scarlet Paolicchi started Family Focus Blog several years ago with the intention and hope that it’d become a valuable parenting resource. She has absolutely achieved that goal. This blog provides loads of information about crafting with the kids, home decor, family travel, and family eating!
Tweet her @familyfocusblog
If you’re worried about being a helicopter mom, this is the blog for you. Committed to the mission of “fighting the belief that our children are in constant danger,” Free-Range Kids combats our greatest parenting fears with actual stats, studies, and advice to help keep kids safe without hindering their growth.
Tweet her @FreeRangeKids
Leah Segedie founded the Mamavation community out of a desire to teach “digital moms healthy living practices to combat disease in their home.” She’s also a “passionate food activist.” Her weight loss journey began after the death of her father, which led to several epiphanies about food, health, and the world we live in. Today she shares what she’s learned with like-minded mamas looking to live the healthiest life possible.
Follow her on Instagram @mamavation
Rockin Mama was created by a neonatal intensive care unit nurse who describes herself as a “baby wearing, co-sleeping, breastfeeding mama.” This is a blog about the laughter, tears, and everything in between of motherhood. There’s plenty of personal posts alongside posts about crafting, travel, entertainment, and food.
Tweet her @rockinmama
If you spend much time on Facebook, chances are you’ve seen Scary Mommy posts splashed across your feed. That’s because this is the mommy blog with perhaps the largest Facebook following. What started as a personal blog written exclusively by Jill Smokler evolved into a media brand with a staff of writers and editors committed to sharing the good and bad of motherhood from every angle.
Follow them on Instagram @scarymommy
Jolly Mom is written by a mom of two. The blog has become a culmination of everything that makes this mama, well, jolly. There are giveaways, reviews, recipes, and posts dedicated to crafting and travel. There are also tips on blogging for those mamas looking to join the blogging world themselves!
Tweet her @JollyMom
Love That Max
This blog’s tagline is “A blog about kids with special needs who kick butt.” Doesn’t that pretty much say it all? Written by a mom of three who also works as a magazine editor, the main focus of Love That Max is her son Max, who has cerebral palsy. The posts found here offer tips and advice to the mamas of children with special needs alongside a whole lot of heart and personal sharing.
Follow her on Twitter @LoveThatMax
The Missus V.
Jhanis Vincentté pens this blog. She writes about everything from her 13-year marriage to her husband (and how they keep that love alive) to parenting challenges and self-care. There’s also parenting advice and the occasional peek at some of the products Jhanis loves most.
Tweet her @TheMissusV
Oh She Glows
A recipe blog dedicated to a love for plant-based foods, this is the go-to spot if you’re looking for recipes that are meat and dairy-free. Most recipes here are gluten and soy-free as well. The blog also became a sweet tribute to baby Arlo — blogger Angela documented her pregnancy and birth story.
Tweet her @ohsheglows
Rants from Mommyland
Haven’t we all had moments in motherhood where we just wanted to scream? That’s pretty much how this blog came to be. Two moms looked at each other one day and realized they were both going slowly insane. “Rather than taking copious amounts of prescription medication, we wrote each other emails about losing our schmidt and doing too much laundry,” they explain. Those emails eventually became the blog you now just have to read.
Follow them on Instagram @mommylandrants
If you’ve realized that working a 9-to-5 job is the absolute last thing you want to do now that you’re a mom, you’re going to want to check this one out. Monica spent 11 years in corporate America before quitting her job and working full time for herself. Today, she’s passionate about teaching other moms how they can do the same.
Tweet her @RedefiningMom
Go Grow Go
Felicia Carter started this blog primarily as a resource for herself and her pregnant friends when she was about to become a first-time mom. It was initially just a place to compile information about the products she researched while pregnant. That information still exists alongside DIY projects, recipes, and craft ideas for you and the kids.
Follow her on Instagram @gogrowgo
Mom Spark is written by a work-at-home mom to two boys, a teen and a tween. The blog was created with the intention of connecting moms and providing an outlet to those looking for an online community. Today there are three writers on the blog exploring a range of topics, from travel to recipes and parenting advice.
Tweet her @MomSpark
Feels Like Home
Tara Ziegmont is a 30-something mom who works hard to stay positive as she writes about parenting, marriage, and healthy living. She recently underwent bariatric gastric sleeve surgery and has been documenting her weight loss journey ever since. But she reminds her readers, “This is not going to become a weight-loss blog.”
Tweet her @TaraZiegmont
Really, Are You Serious?
If you’re looking for a little sarcasm, Krystyn has you covered! You’ll find reviews, recipes, gift guides, and some great healthy living posts. You’ll also find a fun and honest parenting perspective from a mom who clearly loves being able to claim that title.
Tweet her @SeriousKrystyn
Tech Savvy Mama
Leticia Barr created this blog out of a desire to funnel her background in teaching and her passion for STEM-learning into a resource parents could turn to in helping to educate and equip their own children. Here you’ll find posts about navigating social media with your kids, finding the tools to best help with their education, and general parenting advice in a tech-savvy world.
Follow her on Instagram @techsavvymama
A Cowboy’s Wife
Lori Falcon has been blogging about her family of five since 2007. She writes about their life on a ranch in Texas, her three boys, and life as a gamer mom. She’s a tech nerd at heart. She’s also passionate about photography and creating relationships with her readers.
Tweet her @acowboyswife
Sweet T Makes Three
The title of this blog is a few years overdue for a change, as it’s now about a family of four! With that small discrepancy aside, it’s a great resource for crafting, travel, and recipe posts. Blogger Jenn also includes poignant explorations of motherhood. She isn’t afraid to dive deep into some of its struggles — like what it means to be an older mom who feels like an outsider.
Tweet her @SweetTMakes3
Savvy Sassy Moms
Jenna and Lisa are educators and moms who teamed up to create this blog they hope will become a valuable resource to mothers everywhere. Here you’ll find posts about self-care, travel, and the latest products on the market for making your parenting journey as smooth as possible.
Tweet her @savvysassymoms
Leah Campbell is a writer and editor living in Anchorage, Alaska. A single mother by choice after a serendipitous series of events led to the adoption of her daughter. Leah is also author of the book “Single Infertile Female” and has written extensively on the topics of infertility, adoption, and parenting. You can connect with Leah via Facebook, her website, and Twitter.