50 Best Mom Blogs

best-mom-bloggers.pngI constantly get asked by parents, “what websites do you read?” and “as a parent, what websites should I read?” You all know that I read a ridiculous about of parenting websites, but I have a soft-spot for mom bloggers and wanted to do a great round-up of all of my (and my reader’s) favorite mom bloggers. Below are the reader submissions, reviews and some of each blog’s most popular articles. I am so pleased we got a huge variety of mom blogs submitted.

There are many great parenting websites that include mom blogs, I did not put them on here, do not fear, they will be considered in the 50 Best Parenting Websites post. You can email me your submissions at vvanpetten (at) gmail (dot) com. Also we offer a lot of services for mom blogs to actually make money blogging.  We know many of you need to make some extra income as well as having blogging as a hobby.  We have a bunch of resources for mommy bloggers to easily build traffic and monetize like we did! (So many ebooks and webinars on this subject are for general bloggers, we focus on getting parent traffic).

(in no particular order!)

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Momoirs

Mommy Blog.net
“She puts it all out there! Mistakes, jokes, touching moments and you really feel like you are not the only one who has crazy mom experiences. I LOVE HER BLOG”

Busy Mom
For all of you busy mommies, this is a blog for you!

mom-blogs-online.pngMy Mommy’s Place
“If you are searching for something – an answer, an idea, encouragement, or perhaps validation that you’re making the right mothering choices. If you’re like me, you are searching for ways to grow and be a better mother.”

The Bean Blog
Great Blog that covers a big age spread, 5-15, this mom has her hands full and has some great articles.

The Weary Parent
This a great site for teens and tweens with articles that straddle both groups and beyond!

Mother Thoughts
This is a personal favorite. A Jewish, writer, feminist, researcher, mom can only write a fun and humorous blog for parents.

CoffeeSoup
“She is so funny and very personal, which I think is necessary for a great blog on parenting” Check out an awesome article here.

Adventures in Parenting
Katy has written a number of guest posts with me about teens online!

Suburban Turmoil
“Definitely not your main-stream mommy blog, very spunky and fun.”

Mama-Om
“Stacy writes about peaceful parenting in the midst of chaos… she includes kid cuteness, mama rants, and honest dealing with those less than stellar mom moments.”

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MargitCrane.com
Family coach, Margit Crane who has written a guest post for me is awesome!

StimeyLand
An honest and funny look at a beautiful family dealing with Autism. A really nice blog.

Citymama
“A really sweet blog about everything from cooking to life”

The Mama Bird Diaries
“The mama bird diaries is a funny, unpredictable take on the sweet and maddening experience of motherhood. It’s honest and it’s smart (not in a “I know the capital of every state” kind of way) but in a clever way.”

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MommyBlog
Lovely blog and I especially adore the great photos she includes of her family adventures.

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Blog Networks

5 Minutes for Moms
Twin mommy bloggers! This is a mommy blog network for shopping, blogging and connecting.

Parenting-Blog
This is a community of moms and dads who blog about all issues for parenting, I like their variety of articles and the emphasis of parenting community.

The Mom Crowd
“My favorite mom blog is definitely the Mom Crowd, she is adorable, her kids are adorable and I really like her easy going attitude in her posts.”

Halushki
I really like this site! It’s funny and very candid with all different kinds of blog posts!

MomLogic
I love MomLogic and all of the great videos and articles they have for parents. Don’t visit when you are short on time, lots of resources!

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Momsational!
(emoms at home)”This is a fantastic resource for moms and dads, thy have great news articles and Erika does a really good survey or parenting issues right now”

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Amazing Moms
“I have graduated from the baby sites to Amazing Moms Blog and really enjoy their posts.”

Mom Blogs with A Specific Passion

NetFamilyNews.org
Anne Collier writes this fantastic blog about updates for parents and families for the Internet. She is also the author of “MySpace Unraveled: A Parent’s Guide to Teen’s Social Networking”. I have been trying to interview her, but cannot get her to return an email! Still, this website is very informative.

Radical Parenting

Shameless plug! We are a parenting blog written by teens, we review and guest post from other mommy bloggers and love giving advice, insight, tips and a secret view into the lives of youth.  Check out our most popular posts too!

Momocrats
Good blog for all of you political minded mommies!

Healthy Living Lounge
“Inspiration for Holistic Living” Carole Fogarty has a great blog and has written a guest post for me about bringing zen into your children’s lives.

Green Mom Finds
Love this, for moms and green sustainable living. They give really cool advice and find good products.

Calm Tech Coach
I love this site because so many people are overwhelmed by technology and this momma writes about how to balance life and not let technology stress you out.

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Decoder
Awesome parent to parent blog that “breaks down teen culture, substance abuse and parenting” very good website for parents who are worried their kids are thinking about drugs.

Mombian
“Sustenance for Lesbian Moms” Dana Rudolph keeps current on many issues facing lesbian moms and write some fascinating articles for any parent.

Mom-Blog
“As a mom of girls, I like her stories and advice, a must if you have girls”

Blonde Mom Blog
“I often read the Blonde Mom Blog and think it is really cute and informative–even for non-blonde-moms!” A great article is: Delusions of A Working Mom

Mindful Momma
“Mindful Momma is a great mom blog because she pushes green living, how to be conscious about the waste you are producing and pass those values onto your kids. Really a great message and great info.” Here is an article about why Mindful Momma lives and writes green.

The Silent I
I love anything that talks about travel, Glennia Campbell has some great articles about travel and family.

Jen’s List
If you are a Los Angeles area mommy then this blog is for you. It is more her newsletter with literally the best resources–everything and anything having to do with Los Angeles Parenting/Family. It’s amazing she has enough time in the day.

Get Your FREE Ebook: How to Communicate with Teens and Tweens 101 written by our actual teen writers and Vanessa Van Petten! Sign-up for our newsletter and get your free guide on how to communicate with teens and tweens, actually written by youth.  We have tips on catching lies, opening up difficult topics and bonding in cool ways.

General Mom Blogs

Tellin It Like It Is
“This is a blog about parenting children and teens, relationships, marriage, dating, divorce, abuse of all kinds, caring for elderly parents and much more.”

Intuitive Parenting
I love, love, love the message of Tara Paterson’s blog. She discusses how parents can really understand their children on a deeper level and has some great articles. Also check out her JustforMom site, which is also fabulous.

Please Stop the Roller Coaster
Sue Blaney does an excellent job of combining realistic attitudes and loving advice on her parenting blog. I am always bookmarking her articles!

Just Tell Me What To Say
“Sensible blog posts for perplexed parents” says it all. Betsy Brown keeps a very realistic and interesting blog for parents!

The Parenting Coach
“I am always astounded at the depth and helpful ways Barb tackles serious issues and makes them handle-able” Check out: How to Gain Respect From Your Teen.

Mom 101
“Quick, witty and one of my favorite blogs to read!” Check out her most popular article: The Sanctimommy.

Although I am not a mom, I will put my own in here because I think it is a great resource for moms!

http://www.RadicalParenting.com

I know this is a really long post, bookmark and save it for later. You never know when you will need a great travel blog for parents or a political blog for moms etc. Thank you so much for all of the email and comment submissions I got!

Get Your FREE Ebook: How to Communicate with Teens and Tweens 101 written by our actual teen writers and Vanessa Van Petten! Sign-up for our newsletter and get your free guide on how to communicate with teens and tweens, actually written by youth.  We have tips on catching lies, opening up difficult topics and bonding in cool ways.

I truly believe the more information and resources you have, the better. People often ask me “Aren’t you afraid of the competition?” This is not about competing, any mom, dad, teen, teacher, person who has a positive message for teens and parents, I want to help/hear from you. Please feel free to continue to post your own submissions in the comments! And forward to any other mom bloggers to post about their sites.

Also we offer a lot of services for mom blogs to actually make money blogging.  We know many of you need to make some extra income as well as having blogging as a hobby.  We have a bunch of resources for mommy bloggers to easily build traffic and monetize like we did! (So many ebooks and webinars on this subject are for general bloggers, we focus on getting parent traffic).

Dream big, work hard and you will get there,

Vanessa Van Petten

PS- I am starting to take submissions for best dad blogs, best teen blogs, best websites for parents, best mom social networking sites and best Podcasts for Parents.

vanessavp (@) radicalparenting (dot) com

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  • http://www.workingmomsonly.com Working Mothers

    I’m so excited with this post, because it’s all about parenting children. Most of the youth of today’S generation are very hard headed and getting into with the new gadget, games etc. They had forgotten their very 1st thing to do which is going to school and study hard for a better future. That’s is why I really do like this article very essential to the parents and their kids.

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  • http://motherbabychild.blogspot.com Lea

    Thanks for sharing this list … it will be quite useful.

  • http://www.familyigloo.com familyigloo

    Nice list. Thanks

  • familyigloo

    Thanks for sharing the list, Will be checking back in! :)

  • http://lifeingeneral-miranda.blogspot.com Miranda

    I am fairly new to the blogging world, but I LOVE to read the stories and moments of pure hilarity that other mothers share. It makes me quiet happy to know that I’m not the only crazy Mom out there, and it is perfectly okay to be partially insane. Thanks!

  • http://lifeingeneral-miranda.blogspot.com Professional Mommy

    I am fairly new to the blogging world, but I LOVE to read the stories of other Mommies who are sharing this wonderful, scary and completely hilarious role with me. It lets me know that I’m not the only partially insane mother out there! Thanks!

  • http://www.nurserychairs.org Jenna

    Thought I’d surf around for a couple off readable stay at home mom articles, I’ll be here for a week!!

  • http://eventurouscelebration.blogspot.com amicce

    I am also a mom of two kids. I always love to read moms blog. I want to learn more from moms out there who gives advices.

  • http://shopthehaven.blogspot.com Teresa from A Mother’s Haven

    Thanks for the great list! I’ve got lots of reading to do now! :-)

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  • http://thepracticalmom.com Mom Blog

    Can’t wait til I’m on this list!

  • http://chicagowithkids.com Chicago Kids

    Great List! I’ve been looking for a group of people to market my website to and it seems like the women reading these mom blogs are my ticket to success!

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  • http://www.veggiesandlife.com Milly

    Thank you for the list of the blogs. It’s easy to find other moms with all the joys and not-so-much-joys of parenting. Hey, I am one of them, I should know.

    Milly
    veggiesandlife.com

  • http://mydaftlife.wordpress.com/ sarasiobhan

    hey, can I be considered (possibly for worst mum blog ;))) for next time?!

  • Childhood Myths

    I just found this site…amazing! My adult son and I, both teachers, have workshops, blog, and a book for parents…would love to have you check out our site!   http://childhoodmyths.net/blog

  • http://www.momofthree.com Mom of Three

    Great list – love to see what other people read!

  • Pipaclan

    This is a great list!   And full of such useful information.  I am going to bookmark it.
     momto8blog

  • Honest Housewife

    Great list.  I’ve bookmarked it too.  Just wanted to make sure I’m not the only one putting out tmi ;)  Just started my first blog today- hopefully I can offer some humour and insight to match these ladies.  http://honesthousewife.blogspot.com/

  • Anonymous

    Thank you for so much information. I love reading blogs from moms it helps me with my ongoing project to finish my book on helping single mothers start thier own business. I have created my first online business and am documenting the process so I can teach single mothers how to create their own without all of the downfalls that I have had. The website is http://www.earthsbabystore.com and hopefully the book will be finished soon!

  • http://enjoymommytime.blogspot.com/ elizabeth

    this is a great list thanks for sharing!

  • Stephanie

    A new blog focused on what and HOW to read to your child: http://www.kidbookdoctor.com might be interesting to your readers.  Terrific reviews so far.

  • http://www.schoolnuggets.com/ SaraCarbone

    Great list – I will definitely add this post to my blog. I wondered if you ever considered doing a Best Educational Blogs For Parents.. I would also suggest, when you create your Top Parenting Blogs list, a great site called Empowering Parents. I’ve found their posts very useful. Also, your readers may find my own blog – School Nuggets – Helping You Help Your Child – helpful. http://www.schoolnuggets.com

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Manuel-Itellyouastory/100003495113654 Manuel Itellyouastory

    You should add an interesting resource. It’s a multi-blog with hundreds of fables and fairy-tales: http://www.itellyouastory.com

  • Anne

    Hi! Do you have an idea where can I find the list of top 15 mommy blogger? Thank You!

  • http://itakeoffthemask.com/ Joyce at I TAKE OFF THE MASK

    Nice list of mom blogs, thanks for sharing!

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