What Are the Best Mom Blogs?

I frequently get asked by parents for other blogs they ‘should be reading.’ Last week, many of you have noticed I put together a Parent Resources page listing some of my favorite parenting resources and sites. Yet, I decided there should be a special category for mom blogs. I have some personal favorites, but wanted to open it up to the readers to submit the best mom blogs for review. I will then put together a post featuring for the top 10 mom blogs on the web!

Excited yet!? Don’t worry, I will be doing dad blogs, teen blogs, kid blogs and podcasts, so start compiling your list. I like to feature other bloggers because I think that not only are many blogs extremely well written, but also informative about current issues going on for families.


1) Blog: A Website on which an individual or group of people write articles, posts videos or narratives.

2) Mom Blog:
A blog, or blog part of a larger website that is contributed to, created, or written by a mom or moms.

3) The content of the blog must have something (anything) to do with families, parenting, kids, or teens…

4) Submit the web address, the name of the blog and why you think it should make the top ten to:

Vvanpetten (at) rrules (dot) com

5) Submit your Mom Blog by:

Thursday: 3-13-2008

*You can submit your own blog! And I will be adding many of the submitted blogs I like to my new resource page! Check it out.

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  • http://www.momblognetwork.com Sally

    Hi Vanessa,

    Your headline caught my eye as I was doing an internet search. Have you ever checked out MomBlogNetwork.com ?

    I signed up my blog and encourage others to do the same. I’ve gotten more traffic, and it’s a great way to find other good mom blogs. :)

  • http://vanessavanpetten.com Vanessa

    Hi Sally

    Really? I will be sure to check it out. I do not know if I could submit mine because I am not a mom, but maybe I could because I have a lot of mom readers! Thanks for the tip!

  • http://www.littlewindowshoppe.com Emily Norton

    Hi, this is my blog, it’s a site for cute mama, kids, home, baby, and fashion stuff. The catch to this site is that everything highlighted is for about $35 or less, but still boutique-style cute. I had to at least try and submit it right? I think it’s really great. :)

  • http://www.littlewindowshoppe.com Emily Norton
  • http://vanessavanpetten.com Vanessa

    thanks Emily!

    I will check it out


  • http://stimeyland.blogspot.com Stimey

    Hi there. I have a mom blog (http://stimeyland.blogspot.com). It’s about raising three boys, one of whom was recently diagnosed on the autism spectrum. It’s meant to be funny and honest. This is a great idea. I’d also recommend Autism Vox as a great read on this subject.

  • http://vanessavanpetten.com Vanessa

    great! I will be sure to check out both!

    Thank you


  • http://www.adventuresinparenting.org/ Katy

    Thanks for including my site on your list!

  • http://jerseygirl89.wordpress.com Jerseygirl89

    I’m not so vain as to think I’d be in the top ten because there are so many fab mommy bloggers out there, but I’d love to be on your resource page. My blog is Dirty Little Secret at http://jerseygirl89.wordpress.com.

    For the top ten can I nominate the blog at My Mommy’s Place (http://mymommysplace.com/blog), Wiping Up Snot (http://wipingupsnot.com) and Anglophile Football Fanatic (http://anglophilefootballfanatic.wordpress.com)?

  • http://www.thebeanblog.com Christine

    I’m a mommy blogger blogging about my five kids from 5 to 15 at http://www.thebeanblog.com. I also blog at http://www.wearyparent.com where we talk about parenting teen and tweens.

  • http://www.Halushki.com jozet at Halushki

    Hey Vanessa! Thanks for putting this list together.

    I’d like to submit my blog for consideration:


    It’s got a lot about parenting in it – with a goodly dose of humor – although I do also occasionally write about my endless fascination with end of the world scenarios. You know, just for the comedic potential.

  • http://decoder.drugfree.org/ julie

    Hi Vanessa-

    Please consider the parent-to-parent blog “Decoder: Breaking Down Teen Culture, Substance Abuse and Parenting” It tackles the real, everyday issues we face in raising healthy teens.


  • http://www.tellinitlikeitis.net Lin

    Hi Vanessa! My site is called “Telling It Like It Is” and is a blog about parenting children and teens, relationships, marriage, dating, divorce, abuse of all kinds, caring for elderly parents and much more. I believe my site would fit well in your category of mom blogs. :)

  • http://www.drpersky.com Michael Persky, MD

    Best Mom’s Site is Jen’s List (.com). Good luck on getting on Oprah, I know that you will!

  • http://vanessavanpetten.com Vanessa

    LOVE jen’s list, she has already been submitted and I have been getting her list forever!

  • http://www.thementormom.com The Mentor Mom

    Wow! I am new to your site, Vanessa, and am EXTREMELY impressed! I work with many parents of teens and will be sure to pass your site on to them as another resource to help them understand how teens tick. Keep doing what you are doing!

    Oh, and my site is http://www.thementormom.com. I’d be honored to be on your resource list :)