Mommybloggers have been an internet phenomenon for over 10 years. Even though you have friends and family you can discuss parenting tips and ideas with, mommybloggers can also be a great resource and an inspiration. Looking for toddler craft ideas, recipes, fashion tips, homeschooling plans, household management thoughts, or inspiration on any other aspect of parenting that you struggle with? You can find moms facing the same challenges you do in your parenting and personal life.
Today, many mommybloggers also have Instagram feeds, Twitter accounts, Facebook pages, and even vlogs on YouTube. You can find information, get additional ideas, and interact with other moms if you choose to do so. There are hundreds—actually thousands—of mommybloggers out there. These are just a few that are currently popular and have loyal followings.
Busy Toddler is the brainchild of Susie, a former teacher now stay-at-home mom. Her focus is on fun and simple activities that are, easy to set up, encourage age-appropriate learning, and keep the attention of the toddler crowd. The blog is easily searched by type of play (bath, inside, outside, etc.) and type of learning (math, science, literacy, etc.). She also has gift guides and supply lists, all focused on educational fun. Perfect for the mom who needs more quick and fun activity ideas.
Kate is the mom of 2 boys, one with severe autism. She works full time. She started her blog to talk about her autism journey, as she had no one to share with. Now that same blog is a resource for other parents of children with autism and other disabilities. She discusses tips and tricks she has learned over the years, as well as how autism has affected her career, her marriage, her parenting, and her entire life. This blog is great for anyone on a similar journey, as well as those who want to better understand what another is going through.
Brandi has two kids, a 9-year-old girl and a 1-year-old boy. Her background is in teaching drama and playwriting to youth, as well as writing curricula. She covers diverse topics related to marriage, pregnancy, and parenting—from traveling as a black family, to raising a daughter, to being a better person and more. Great for moms looking for thoughtful and encouraging writing.
The Overwhelmed Mommy
Jenn is mom to a young daughter and has a son on the way. She began this blog because she was overwhelmed by all of the "must-haves" and "can't-dos" that all moms are faced with. This blog is about her experience navigating motherhood to the best of her ability. Jenn loves practical fashion for moms and kids (and matching outfits!), has great gift guides, posts on home decor, and thoughtful posts on raising loved and kind children.
Leticia is the mom of two middle schoolers. She is a former teacher and school administrator, and has long been interested in classroom technology. Through her blog, she helps parents to understand technology and inspires them to address their child's digital interactions. Bullying, kindness, and safety are repeated topics. She also has a youtube channel with videos that can help you set up and understand everything from apps used by schools to youtube safety protocols. Perfect for the mom who struggles to stay on top of the new technology coming at her—and her kids—every day.