40 Parenting Blogs You Need to Read in 2018

(Updated: June 6, 2018)

Parenting is the hardest, yet most rewarding job that you will ever have. And even though it can be incredibly frustrating, stressful, and tiring, just know that you and your family are not alone. Countless experienced mommies have created their own blog websites to share their experiences, offer their knowledge, and help you out on your parenting journey. 

Our 40 Parenting Blogs You Need to Read to Keep Your Children Safe and Happy in 2018 showcases the best of the best current blogs on the subject of parenting, whether you are looking for in depth information on child-rearing or perhaps just a laugh. Oh, and if you're looking for a great blog that features loads of personal injury information with regard to kids.

Best Parenting Blogs


1. Scary Mommy

Scary Mommy logoScary Mommy was started by Jill Smokler in 2008 as an innocent online baby book to chronicle her early days with her children. It has transformed into a vibrant community of millions of parents, brought together by a common theme: Parenting doesn’t have to be perfect.

Site Link:  http://www.scarymommy.com/

Posts that we love:

1. 5 Reasons We Can All Be Grateful For Our Toddlers

2. Your Baby Might Hate Solid Food, But Don't Freak Out

3. 5 YouTube Shows Kids Love and Parents Hate


2. Cafe Mom

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CafeMom, a subsidiary of Cafe Media, is not only a fantastic resource for Mom’s interested in helpful blog content about parenting, it is almost one of the most active online meeting places for Moms to come together and discuss their issues and solutions together.

Site Link: http://www.cafemom.com/

Posts that we love:

1. Potty Training Q&A

2. Top 20 Most Popular Baby Names of 2016

3. 10 Most Expensive Cities in the US to Raise a Family


3. Bundoo

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Bundoo is our favorite medical resource for parents of small children. Currently, it is the only parenting site that lets you connect directly with doctors and experts. So, feel free to ask a question, and you will receive evidence-based information you can trust.

Site Link: http://www.bundoo.com/

Posts that we love:

1. Tooth Care for Infants

2. How to Know if Your Kid is a Genius

3. 10 Ways to Win the Preschool Morning Routine


4. Parents

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Parents Magazine has continued to be one of the most popular magazines for parents of all ages and backgrounds for years, and their online website is also a fantastic resource. Their educated bloggers are here to help moms and dads raise happy, healthy kids - and have a lot of fun along the way!

Site Link:  http://www.parents.com/  

Posts that we love:

1. 8 Easy Christmas Ornaments Kids Can Make

2. 7 Things Pregnant Women Actually Want to Hear

3. 10+ Ways to Boost Your Fertility


5. Mothering

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Mothering, which refers to itself as “The Home for Natural Family Living,” is a fantastic resource for any Moms out there who are interested in an alternative approach to medicine and living. No GMOs or chemicals to be found here! Only healthy natural solutions.

Site Link:  http://www.mothering.com/  

Posts that we love:

1. Nutritious and Tasty Gluten-Free Holiday Recipes

2. D.C. Proposes New Paid Leave Law

3. Important Lessons I Learned Homeschooling My Kids


6. Ask Dr. Sears


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AskDrSears is intended to help parents become better informed consumers of health care. The information presented on AskDrSears gives general advice on parenting and health care, for topics including: pregnancy and childbirth, feeding and eating, parenting and behavior, and health concerns.

Site Link:  http://www.askdrsears.com/  

Posts that we love:

1. Flu Vaccine News for 2016

2. The Difference Between Snacks vs. Treats

3. How to Eat for a Healthy Pregnancy


7. Thrifty Nifty Mommy

Thrifty Nifty Mommy

Thrifty Nifty Mommy was created in 2010 to provide quality reviews of family-friendly products, so families could save time and money by purchasing the right product for their family the first time. Now, TNM includes so much more than that, including: recipes, crafts, giveaways, and a glimpse into the life of Janessa’s busy family.

Site Link:  http://thriftyniftymommy.com/  

Posts that we love:

1. The Remedy for Coughs My Granddad Taught Me

2. How to Throw a Memorable Family Movie Night

3. Feeding My Family of Six on a Budget


8. Mommy's Hangout

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Mommy’s Hangout was created in 2008 by a Southern Mama in Atlanta, GA, and you can tell that Mommy’s Hangout has some Southern charm inherent in its content. Features regularly updated content on home & family, health, parenting, and money matters.

Site Link:  http://www.mommyshangout.com/  

Posts that we love:

1. Teaching Kids to Recognize and Avoid Safety Hazards

2. Free and Low Cost Ways to Enjoy Entertainment

3. How to Be a Fun Mom


9. Parenting 


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Parenting offers fresh ideas for modern families, featuring excellent content on topics ranging from pregnancy to advice about having successful "family time". We particularly enjoy this blog because they have an entire sections devoted to Infant Safety and Toddler Safety.

Site Link:  http://www.parenting.com/  

Posts that we love:

1. Best Toys for Kids of All Ages

2. Stomach Flu Treatment & Survival Guide

3. Your Car Seat Safety Questions Answered


10. My Kind of Parenting


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Kate is a Mommy of two and she started My Kind of Parenting to share her adventures through parenthood. She doesn’t offer judgement, she doesn’t offer advice, just shares her experiences in a real and often humorous way. A great blog to sit down and enjoy occasionally when you are looking for great storytelling about subjects that very well may resonate with you.

Site Link:  http://mykindofparenting.com/  

Posts that we love:

1. Stop Parenting in Absolutes (Please)

2. How to Prepare Your Dog for the Birth of Your Baby

3. How to Survive a Trip to the Toy Store


11. Tales of a Ranting Ginger


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The Rantings of a Ginger offers a Canadian spin on the topics of parenting, product reviews (often family-related items), and deals/giveaways. She will definitely help you find all of the best toys and gifts for your little ones, while also offering excellent travel tips for you and your family.

Site Link:  http://www.talesofarantingginger.com/  

Posts that we love:

1. Jenga: Disney Frozen Edition Game

2. How to Get the Best Nights Sleep You've Ever Had

3. How Your Teens Become Responsible Adults


12. Working Mother

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Working Mother is mentor, role model and advocate for the country’s more than 17 million moms who are devoted to their families and committed to their careers. Through their website, magazine, and research, Working Mother provides its educated readers with the community, solutions and strategies they need to thrive.

Site Link:  http://www.workingmother.com/  

Posts that we love:

1. Holiday Toy Shopping: Let Diversity Guide You

2. 5 Tips to Reduce Holiday Stress for Special Needs Kids (or Pretty Much any Kids)

3.  Helping Kids Learn to Problem-Solve is More Important Than Ever—Here’s How


13. The Imagination Tree


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The Imagination Tree is a very fun parenting blog, created by Anna, a mother of four in the United Kingdom, who loves crafting and sharing her ideas with other moms. Absolutely check this blog out if you are looking for adorable arts and crafts ideas for your children.

Site Link:  http://theimaginationtree.com/  

Posts that we love:

1. How to Dye Metallic Rice for Sensory Play

2. Healthy Snacks for Kids

3. 20 Great Toddler Meal Ideas


14. DIY Inspired

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DIY Inspired is the perfect blog for all you moms out there who feel the need to tackle all of your home projects by yourself without any professional help. DIY Inspired (as the name suggests) is chock-full of ideas and inspiration for do it yourselfers, looking for that next cute project to take head on.

Site Link:  http://www.diyinspired.com/  

Posts that we love:

1. DIY Nursery Art Idea

2. DIY Inspired Elf of the Shelf Ideas

3.  Snowman Luminaries Craft for Kids


15. Pampers

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Pampers, the name and brand your family has trusted for generations to produce high quality products for your children, also maintains an amazing parenting blog, written and updated by the brilliant family-focused expert minds at Pampers. 

Site Link:  http://www.pampers.com/en-us  

Posts that we love:

1. Healthy Toddler Meal Ideas

2. Baby and Toddler Food Allergies and Intolerance

3.  Three Tips on Becoming a Mom


16. Masshole Mommy

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Another one of our favorite “real” moms, who isn’t afraid to speak her mind, even if her opinions aren't 100% politically correct. Personally, we believe this type of attitude is refreshing, and Masshole Mommy is not only great fun, but she also provides some very interesting and useful content as well.

Site Link:  http://massholemommy.com/  

Posts that we love:

1. Easy One-Pan Meals to Feed the Family

2. Help Children in Foster Care for National Adoption Month

3.  Teaching your Children to Help Out Around the House


17. A Happy Hippy Mom

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A Happy Hippy Mom is a fantastic blog for Moms who are into natural lifestyles, free of chemicals and toxins. From her bio, Michelle is a “granola crunching, bark licking, organic seeking, Forbes reading, chemical hating, hippy mom”. That should tell you all you need to know!

Site Link:  http://www.ahappyhippymom.com/  

Posts that we love:

1. Your Child's Smile

2. Unusual Ways of Making and Saving Money

3. VTech Kidizoom Smartwatch Review


18. Modern Mom

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ModernMom is the only blog to make our list that is created and maintained by a celebrity. TV Host and actress, Brooke Burke, takes time out of her busy schedule to help keep up Modern Mom and all of the fascinating content it includes, with topics ranging from: living healthy, career, around the house, and beauty & style.

Site Link:  http://www.modernmom.com/  

Posts that we love:

1. Safety Tips for Children in the Kitchen

2. Lessons on Parenting I Learned From My Mom

3. 10 Terrible Gifts to Give to Other People's Kids


19. Mom Generations

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Mom Generations is a cool destination for moms, featuring daily fashion news for moms & kids, giveaways, smart family advice and the latest celebrity news. You’ll also find the personal mom blogs of the mother-and-daughter team of Sharon, Audrey and Jane, each offering a distinct perspective on motherhood.

Site Link:  http://www.momgenerations.com/  

Posts that we love:

1. 10 Things Full-Time Working Moms Don’t Want to Hear

2. Toilet Trouble Game from Hasbro – Family Game Night!

3.  Somehow, We Think We Will Remember These Moments


20. JustMommies

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Just Mommies is half blog, half forums, half AMAZING! With tons of information-rich blog content, and thousands of forum threads, you could spend huge amounts of time browsing everything and still never get through it all. With in depth articles starting with pregnancy and going all the way until your child’s teen years.

Site Link:  http://www.justmommies.com/  

Posts that we love:

1. Six Reasons to Read Out Loud to Your Baby

2. Tummy Time Tactics

3. Choosing Toys for Babies


21. Aha! Parenting BlogAha Parenting logoAre you looking for that Aha! moment to transform your child’s behavior, or maybe your own? Whether you’re wondering how to handle a specific challenge, just figuring out your child-raising approach, or ready to tear your hair out, you’ve come to the right place when you visit Aha! Parenting.

Site Link:  http://www.ahaparenting.com/blog  

Posts that we love:

1. 5 Things We Know for Sure About Raising Great Kids

2. You Don't Have To Make Up for Not Being a Perfect Parent

3.  An experiment: Your Child, Thriving, in 30 Days.


22. Red Ted ArtRed Ted Art logoDedicated to arts and crafts for kids, Red Ted Art is an attractive and easy to navigate blog, featuring countless cute arts and crafts projects for you and your children to try. Definitely be sure to check out all of their adorable holiday crafts-- tis the season!

Site Link:  http://www.redtedart.com/  

Posts that we love:

1. DIY Felt Heart Mobile

2. Easy Snowman Pop Up Card

3. Tinkerbell Clothes Pin Doll


23. MomsWhoThink

Moms Who Think logoMoms Who Think, founded in 2001, realizes that women are creative. Women think outside the box. Moms Who Think tries to do their best to serve the women who don’t believe in defining what a woman or a mother is supposed to be or do to be "good". Excellent content on topics such as: family, recipes, health, and dinner ideas.

Site Link:  http://www.momswhothink.com/  

Posts that we love:

1. Healthy Ideas for Kids School Lunchboxes

2. Stocking Stuffer Ideas for All Ages

3. 10 Home Remedies for Acne


24. Obviously Marvelous

Obviously Marvelous logoObviously Marvelous is created and maintained by Marcie, or simply Mar, a strong-willed opinionated mind that has a passion for success. She brings her hard-nosed, no-nonsense approach to parenting, and you can read and learn all about it on her blog.

Site Link:  http://www.obviously-marvelous.com/  

Posts that we love:

1. Preparing Your House And Family For Winter

2. Father Daughter Bonding Through Building

3. 7 Effects Of Drug Abuse On Family And Society


25. Babyccino

Babyccino logoBabyccino is one of the cutest, most well-crafted parenting blogs on the web, featuring tons of unique content, including city guides for several major vacation destination cities, an online boutique featuring fashion, toys, and decor, and also a regularly updated blog with superior content.

Site Link:  http://babyccinokids.com/shop/  

Posts that we love:

1. Greentom, a 100% Green Stroller

2. The Best Gender-neutral Baby Essentials

3.  Maths with Lego


26. PBS Parents

PBS Parents logoPBS has always had the best television programming for both parents and children, but their website is perhaps an even more useful resource for parents and small children than their tv channel. Offering thousands of helpful articles on child development, food & fitness, fun & games (for kids), education, and a whole lot more!

Site Link:  http://www.pbs.org/parents/  

Posts that we love:

1. Every Child Is an Architect

2. How Media Can Build Empathy in Young Children

3.  Encouraging Optimism in Children


27. Baby Dot Dot

Baby Dot Dot logoBabyDotDot was created with an aim to be the best online resource for moms and also dads, like the author, who love to roll up their sleeves and get involved in taking care of their babies. In BabyDotDot’s opinion, fathers should also play a pivotal role in taking care their baby.

Site Link:  http://babydotdot.com/  

Posts that we love:

1. Hemp Milk for Babies: The Almost Superfood for Your Baby

2. Can I Give My Baby Eyedrops?

3. How to Create a Scavenger Hunt That Kids Will Enjoy


28. Crazy Adventures in Parenting

Crazy Adventures in Parenting logosCrazy Adventures in Parenting is the fun-filled, crazy life of Lisa Douglas, an Army wife raising seven kids. In her blog, she shares humorous parental war-stories, yummy homemade family-friendly recipes, craft tutorials, hilarious family videos, and much more.

Site Link:  http://crazyadventuresinparenting.com/  

Posts that we love:

1. A Little Family Time with Netflix

2. Last-Minute Halloween Costume Ideas

3.  Baked Nutella Doughnuts with Frosting


29. Roller Coaster

Roller Coaster logoRoller Coaster got its name because it's all about the "ups & downs of pregnancy and parenting." A clever name for a clever blog, which offers large amounts of content on getting pregnant, pregnancy, parenting, family life, nutrition, money & work, and more. 

Site Link:  http://www.rollercoaster.ie/  

Posts that we love:

1. Travelling with Baby

2. Splitting Up the Parenting Duties to Keep Love Alive

3.  How to Spot When Sibling Rivalry Has Gone Too Far


30. I Am Not the Babysitter

I Am Not the Babysitter logoI Am Not the Babysitter covers serious issues, but also provides escape from the backbreaking stressors of life. Since their readership consists of many parents, they want to remind everyone that while we can come together and support one another we also can completely unwind into a maze of quirky, comical, and interesting content.

Site Link:  http://www.iamnotthebabysitter.com/  

Posts that we love:

1. Healthy Can Be Convenient

2. 5 Ways to Keep Your Kids Healthy During the Holiday Season

3.  How Does a Crib Mattress Affect Your Baby’s Sleep?


31. Beth Woolsey (5 Kids Is A Lot Of Kids)

Beth Woolsey, mother to FIVE children of varying ages, genders, and origins, can offer you experienced advice on just about any parenting topic, because chances are she has lived it herself! Her sometimes funny, sometimes serious, and always on-point content make this a must-read blog. 

Site Link:  http://putdowntheurinalcake.com/

Posts that we love:

1. 5 Real Ways I Eased My Depression This Year

2. I Tried Revenge Chores So You Don’t Have To

3.  I’m My Kids’ Friend AND Their Parent


32. Kelly Mom

Kelly Mom logoKelly Mom is the most authoritative blog on the web on the subject of breastfeeding. No matter how many questions you have about breastfeeding, it is almost a guarantee that Kelly Mom has already answered your questions within their informative blog articles.

Site Link:  http://kellymom.com/  

Posts that we love:

1. Breastfeeding to Sleep and Other Comfort Nursing

2. Are You Feeling Overwhelmed By Your Child’s Intense Needs?

3.  How Does a Mother’s Diet Affect Her Milk?


33. Simply Being Mommy

Simply Being Mommy logoSimply Being Mommy tells the tales of Crystal, a coffee-loving mom to three as she experiences the joys of parenting. Be sure to catch her takes on travel, food (especially chocolate!), and family. You might even become the winner in one of her awesome giveaways.

Site Link:  http://simplybeingmommy.com/  

Posts that we love:

1. When the Bully is an Adult

2. Advent Activities for Toddlers

3.  What Not to Forget on Your Baby Registry


34. Empowering Parents

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Empowering Parents has been giving readers “straight talk and real results” since 2007. They are committed to providing parents and caregivers with sound advice using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy principles. What they offer is priceless parenting content you can use to help turn around your child’s behavior, right away.

Site Link:  https://www.empoweringparents.com/blog/  

Posts that we love:

1. Caught Your Child Lying? Do This Before You Respond

2.  Improve Your Parenting Patience with These 3 Easy Reminders


35. White House Black Shutters

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On White House Black Shutters, you encounter Ann Marie, a wife and mommy, who likes to share home projects, and tips to help simplify and enjoy your life, and also shares a bit of her life to let you know you're not alone.

Site Link:  http://www.whitehouseblackshutters.com/  

Posts that we love:

1. Dining Room Turned Family Space

2. When You're In the Trenches of Motherhood

3. How to Keep School Papers from Taking Over


36. My Thoughts, Ideas and Ramblings

My Thoughts Ideas and Ramblings logoMy Thoughts, Ideas and Ramblings is an enjoyable blog produced by Lisa Martin, and focuses on toy product reviews, upcoming children's film reviews, online deal opportunities, and recipes. 

Site Link: http://mythoughtsideasandramblings.com/   

Posts that we love:

1. K'Nex Wild Whiplash Roller Coaster

2. Which Netflix Family Are You?

3. Sweet Potato Pie


37. Finding Zest

Finding Zest logoFinding Zest explores the everyday joys of motherhood, and features rich blog content about family, travel, crafts, fashion & beauty, and gardening. Maintained by Emilie, a Minnesota mom of three boys who loves getting creative in the kitchen.

Site Link:  http://www.findingzest.com/  

Posts that we love:

1. Pizza is a Classic Family Dinner: Go Back in Time

2. How to Find the Best Children’s Hospitals

3.  5 Easy Ways to Organize a Kid’s Bedroom


38. Mama Knows It All

Mama Knows It All was created by Brandi Riley, a resident of Northern California, who is the mother to a 9 year old girl and a 1 year boy, and she offers content ranging over many topics, from raising children, to fighting depression, to even tips on how to make the perfect cup of coffee. Brandi is well spoken and articulate and Mama Knows It All is a real treasure for those in-the-know.

Site Link:  https://mamaknowsitall.com/

Posts that we love:

1. The Importance of Being a Mom of My Word

2. Did You Eat Lunch Today, Mama?

3. The 3 Step Formula For A Happy Child


39. Tinned Tomatoes

Tinned Tomatoes logoTinned Tomatoes features over 600 easy family vegetarian and vegan recipes with photos and simple instructions. This is the perfect website for all moms who are interested in feeding their families foods that will make them big and strong, without fear of including unhealthy toxins and GMOs.

Site Link:  http://www.tinnedtomatoes.com/  

Posts that we love:

1. Sweet Potato, Spinach & Chickpea Bake

2. Chocolate Fudge Brownies

3.  Cheddar & Dill Beer Bread Rolls


40. Positive Parenting Solutions

Positive Parenting Solutions logoFor more than 10 years, Positive Parenting Solutions has been developing and teaching the tools, mindsets, and strategies that have helped more than 60,000 parents transform their homes from chaos to calm. PPS has helped them stop yelling, and start living the life they imagined. Great content for helping families raise respectful, well-adjusted children. 

Site Link:  https://www.positiveparentingsolutions.com/parenting-blog  

Posts that we love:

1. 6 Essential Tools to Help Your Child Overcome Anxiety

2. 4 Tips for Pokemon Go Safety

3. The One Simple Phrase to Change Your Parenting Mindset Forever

Congratulations!

Congratulations to ALL blogs that made it onto this year's list of winners! Let us know if there are any parenting blogs out there that you adore but didn't see on our list this year. If we like them, perhaps you'll see them in our 2018 list!





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