The technologically advanced world we live in has us constantly searching for answers and seeking instant gratification to our problems. When it comes to parenting advice, many of us turn to mothers, sisters, friends and co-workers. Another great source of information is scouring the web in search for mom blogs who have lived through the trenches… and survived enough to write about it! Here at Daily Mom, we are proud to follow many fellow writers and are thrilled to share some of our favorites.
THESE MAMA MOMENTS
Alex Blackmon is the kind of mama anyone can relate to. She has two young children, looks for attainable weeknight meals to make for her family and is honest to the core. While she never claims to have all of the wisdom and know-how to survive this crazy journey as a mother, she always shares real life struggles which we can all relate to. Whether she is discussing mom guilt or opening up about marriage with her husband Dan, what you get at These Mama Moments is raw, real and refreshing. According to her, she loves Jesus and caffeine and couldn’t go a day without both. She also has the most interesting – and surprisingly delicious – way to enjoy her coffee. Although I could give you the spoiler alert here, that wouldn’t allow you to check out her cute accent on her Instagram stories.
As the name suggests, the blogger behind Perfection Pending relishes in all of the perfect AND not-so-perfect moments that come along with being a parent. As a mother of three herself, there likely aren’t many examples of parenting she has yet to come across. She has vowed to give up on the quest of being a “perfect mom” (Because duh! Such a mom does NOT exist.) and instead give in to being the “perfect for her family” type of mom. From inspirational posts to parenting tips, this is a great resource for parents in all seasons. This is truly a site where a wide array of voices can be heard. Meredith founded Perfection Pending as a site where all moms can feel welcome sharing their story. She is a published author and welcomes (and even pays for!) submissions.
THE MOM FRIEND
Because motherhood really is a journey best tackled together, The Mom Friend invites othersto join her on the trip. Articles such as From Hot Mess to Happy and Toddler Tantrum Tips give moms encouragement and shows them that they are not alone. If you’re a breastfeeding mama, grab your kleenex before you read Tonight I Nursed You For the Last Time. It is heartfelt, filled with sincerity and genuinely touching to say the least.
YOUR MODERN FAMILY
This fabulous site serves as a wealth of knowledge for all things parenting, marriage and more. The founder, Becky, is a mom of four, former elementary teacher and play therapist. One look at her website and you will quickly see that she has taken years to build up a wonderful repertoire of parenting gems. She has authored books such as how to Potty Train in a Weekend and written heartfelt posts such as Mommy Will You Lay With Me. If you are a fan of short term challenge products, she offers a 14-day marriage challenge, a decluttering challenge and so much more!
THE PRAGMATIC PARENT
The mom of three behind The Pragmatic Parent self describes herself as a cross between an animal wrangler, a shorthand cook, a shuttle driver and a negotiator. Her raw honesty is inspiring as she admittedly acknowledges that parenting is hard. Despite the challenges that comes along with being a parent, Corinne loves that it is her duty to care for her three little ones, including twins. She tries to soak in the little moments that come along and offers her viewers stories of what has worked for her, while acknowledging that things work differently for all kids. She leaves a wealth of knowledge on her site and allows her readers to pick and choose what they can from that knowledge. She writes about the importance of outdoor play, meal planning for busy families and so much more.
THE PURSUIT OF PINK
If you love to be inspired by daily positivity, then Lindsay over at The Pursuit of Pink will be your new best friend! This organized mama of two loves clothing, her church family, the theater and the color pink. She recently gave birth to a deliciously adorable baby boy and yet still makes time to share some of her favorite mommy products and her homemade pumpkin muffin recipe.
MOMENTS WITH MISS
This pregnant mama of one is about to bring a new life into the world and she is thrilled to be doing her. Melissa is a Jesus loving, former kindergarten teacher, turned stay at home mom. Although she misses teaching, her life is truly defined by being a mama. She has found a way to combine both of these loves, by staying at home with her family and sharing her many creative ideas of literacy and learning with her readers.
Are you overcome with life decisions? Overrun with clutter? Over exhausted from life as a parent? Overstuffed Life has you covered! This site offers simple solutions for busy moms. Lara wants to help other parents find joy and balance in this crazy, overstuffed world we are all living in. She has written about 8 Real Struggles All Moms Understand, Family Travel and so much more. She also offers a variety of printables, ranging from holiday to children to household.
Zibby is a freelance writer raising four children in New York City. After publishing her first article in Seventeen magazine as a high schooler, she has been writing on a variety of topics. Her more recent endeavors are about life as a mother and finding humor in the everyday struggles. Her work has been published across many platforms, including Scary Mommy, Marie Claire and TODAY Parents. Her article 8 Things You Have to Give Up When You Have a Lot of Kids shows an accurate portrayal of what moms typically have to leave behind. She also writes personal narratives on topics such as My 93-Year-Old Grandma and Me. Her writing is easy to connect with and as a mom of four, her content is highly relatable. She also has a new podcast called Mom’s Don’t Have Time to Read Books.
HAPPY GREY LUCKY
There is a clean, minimalistic feel on Happy Grey Lucky’s site. There is also an eye for beautiful photos, a knack for clear writing, and a zest for life. Sina offers her readers suggestions on date nights, traveling with children, and uses the journal section of her site to let readers in on personal memos to those she loves. This Canadian mom of two loves to dress her family in matching outfits, all with good intentions and great messages. She loves to craft, make pancakes,travel the world, all things grey, coffee and Ikea.
Mom Babble was created to instill hope and positivity while making sense of the world we live in. Writer Mary Katherine (or MK, as she prefers) documents her parenting journey in hopes of making sure other parents have a place to connect and let them know they are not alone in the trenches of their parenting challenges. She strongly believes in spreading kindness, being more than just a mother and sharing the truth behind being a SAHM.
Photo Credit: These Mama Moments, The Mom Friend, Your Modern Family, Mom Babble, Happy Grey Lucky, Zibby Owens, Overstuffed Life, Pursuit of Pink