Cool Parenting Articles and Blogs to Check Out

As some of you know, I have started a private social network for some of my favorite mom and dad bloggers and website owners from around the web called Parents Who Click.  This is a truly awesome group of individuals who are working tirelessly to promote positive family values, put out helpful advice and make good connections for families and youth.

Once or twice a month I will be featuring and highlighting some of their websites along with some of their helpful articles for you to see (so you do not have to go RSS to a bajillion different websites).  They also are constantly pointing out great sites and tips to me, which I will bring to you.

Here are some recent members and entries:

  • Brady’s Smile: August 7th about a foundation known as “Brady’s Smile.” The parents of Brady Hinton (Brady died in the hospital when just two years old) started Brady’s Smile to help other kids in the hospital. They are introducing three programs: Comfort Bags, Blankets, and Music in the ICU, all to benefit kids who have long stays in the hospital. Feel free to get in touch if you want to know more about Brady’s Smile and blog about it as well, or if you have any info about this program first-hand.
  • Susan Heim on Parenting
    Susan M. Heim, former senior editor for the bestselling “Chicken Soup for the Soul” series and the author of four parenting books, shares her personal and professional thoughts and experiences about raising children in today’s world.
  • The Momstyle News: The inside scoop for busy parents. We are busy parents with small children. There is no time in the day to read the paper, scan a cookbook, research new parenting skills, plan craft activities, and do everything else that we are expected to stay on top of every day. Momstyle News is an online parenting magazine that delivers the cliffs notes for your life in a quick and easy format. Get your Momstyle News through any and all: website, weekly e-newsletter, short audio magazine podcast, RSS, Twitter and Momstyle Network.
  • This Mommy Gig
    We’re a group of parents (moms and dads!) writing about all sorts of parenting issues. We’re almost all working parents and are trying to juggle career and parenting – a tough act, that’s for sure! We have stories, product reviews, informational pieces and more. Our product reviews and giveaways are posted every Monday.
  • TwinsTalk
    Founded by Susan M. Heim, author of “It’s Twins! Parent-to-Parent Advice from Infancy Through Adolescence,” this site offers parent-to-parent advice on raising twins and multiples.
  • The Man Page
    The Man Page, formerly known as Dad Balance, is a corner of the Interweb focused on providing career advice, parenting tips, and a place where men can kick back and escape from the pressure of being a father. As a working husband and father to two young boys, I tackle the issues facing men today and we have a good deal of fun in the process.

    Don’t let the name fool you though, as women are more than welcome, encouraged actually, to stop by for a visit and share their thoughts and insights as well.

  • WiredParentPad
    Helping parents navigate the sea of today’s technology – YouTube, Myspace, instant messaging, online gaming, cell phones, Facebook, etc. Helping parents embrace the techie tools today’s youth is so skilled at, and utilizing these tools to (gasp!) connect with our teens.
  • Cool Moms Rule
    A product-review blog from a “Mommy Blogger on the Edge”, Cool Moms Rule! chronicles the life of a less-than-perfect Mom and her family: her two teen sons, affectionately known as the Rhino and the Owl, and her husband, the Engineer.  Dedicated to Moms who are both involved parents and still striving to live rich, full lives of their own or die trying (‘perfect Moms need not apply’ is the blog’s tagline), we feature social commentary, the occasional rant, snarky sarcasm, and product reviews in which we thoroughly test out the products to make sure they stand up to REAL families.

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13 Responses to “Cool Parenting Articles and Blogs to Check Out”

  1. Derek
    August 11, 2008 at 3:08 pm #

    Thanks for including The Man Page among this collection of great resources!

  2. Dave Bolthouse
    August 11, 2008 at 6:48 pm #

    I recommend a link in your b log to the tips from Mark Gregston at his blog Check it out. It’s called Parenting Today’s Teens.

  3. Jamie
    August 11, 2008 at 7:27 pm #

    Thanks again, Vanessa, for including my budding blog on this post!

  4. Jamie
    August 11, 2008 at 7:28 pm #

    Wow I messed that link up on my last post! ha!

  5. Nerida
    August 12, 2008 at 10:49 pm #

    Great list. have just added a whole section of articles on teens too. Find them at

  6. Leah
    August 14, 2008 at 8:51 am #

    You may be interested in reading my 10 “Parent Tips.” They include, “Ten Ways to Raise Children to USE Drugs,” “The ABC’s of Parenting,” “Is Family Mealtime Important?”, “Discipline for Young Children”, plus six others. See

  7. Becky
    August 19, 2008 at 11:56 pm #

    Sibling Rivalry has been a huge problem at my house lately. I love your site- thanks for the great down-to-earth parenting tips

  8. Kiara
    August 25, 2009 at 6:40 pm #

    simply I can say that you have putted a great resource for parenting tips on different aspects. Good, You have done a great job,.

  9. Vanessa Van Petten
    August 26, 2009 at 1:46 pm #

    hey thanks a bunch!

    And thank you so much for reading,


  10. Sorenson’s Ranch School
    May 26, 2010 at 1:11 am #

    Nice job! Thanks!

    wbr, Vad
    Sorenson’s Ranch School

  11. OptopPaffah
    June 26, 2011 at 1:05 pm #

    Superb site ! I will save it in my favorites. thank you


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