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The Top Pregnancy & Parenting Blogs to Follow in 2018

November 30, 2017

Whether you’re a mom-to-be, stay-at-home-mom, working mom, or something in between, motherhood is a full time job. How do we raise kids that are healthy, happy, inspired, and safe, all while maintaining our own sanity and sense of balance? Needless to say, advice from parents who have been there is invaluable. And lucky for us, the internet has enough firsthand, expert guidance to fill an ocean.

So whether you’re pregnant, trying to conceive, looking for kid-friendly recipes, tips for keeping yourself healthy, ideas for family fun, detailed product reviews, or honest handbooks to get you through every stage of motherhood, there’s a blog (or 10!) for you. Here’s 50 of our all-time favorites.

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GREAT FOR…pregnancy + newborn tips


Scary MommyScary Mommy’s attitude is a breath of fresh air: parenting doesn’t have to be perfect (and it never is). Their forthright and authentic takes cover everything from fertility to empty nest syndrome, but their series on postpartum depression is one of the best the internet has to offer.

Alpha Mom: Alpha Mom covers motherhood from pregnancy onward, through a lens that is tolerant, nonjudgmental, and often very funny. We particularly love their pregnancy tracker, as well as an advice column that focuses on those first few delicate postpartum weeks.

Pregnancy Magazine: Pregnancy Magazine delivers lifestyle, medical and practical advice for modern moms, focusing on all aspects of new motherhood.

Cloud Mom: Melissa’s how-to and advice videos (particularly those covering pregnancy and breastfeeding) are worth a watch — she answers questions you didn’t even know you had!

Momtastic: Their uber-thorough pregnancy section covers every related topic under the sun (and don’t miss their kid-friendly recipes, too!).

Pregnant Chicken: Come for the frank advice and nitty gritty tips on pregnancy and childrearing; stay for the laugh-out-loud hilarious honesty.

Birth Without Fear: Birth Without Fear began as a simple passion to let women know they have choices in childbirth. It then evolved to serve as inspiration and support to women and their families from trying to conceive to pregnancy, birth and postpartum journeys.

Mama Natural: Whether you’re pregnant, caring for your baby, interested in gentle parenting, or just want to be more natural yourself, you’ll find resources here to help.

GREAT FOR…product reviews


Lucie’s ListThe gear guides on Lucie’s List cover just about every product you might need as a new mom.

Tales of a Ranting Ginger: This Canada-based blogger is part dog-lover, part product-reviewer, part breakfast aficionado, and all-mom. She’s also a great resource for aspiring bloggers and offers mentorship opportunities.

Rustic Baby Chic: Don’t miss their Mom Hacks section, too!

Whispered InspirationsNancy’s blog content runs the gamut, but her product reviews are truly excellent. We particularly love her post on the best family cars on the market.

Parent Guide: PG believes no one knows more about your child than you, and that’s the wisdom that guides the creation of their myriad of detailed how-to articles. They write the reviews so you can make the best choice possible for your baby.

BabyGearLab: Searching for a stroller? Car seat? Bassinet? The best disposable diaper? BabyGearLab will help you cut through the clutter to find the best for you and your baby.

Mom TricksLet Mom Tricks making your baby-shopping experience much easier with their gear guides (but don’t miss their direct and heartfelt lifestyle tips for every stage of motherhood).

 GREAT FOR…lifestyle inspiration


Red TricycleRed Tricycle’s mission is to help every parent feel like a rockstar by inspiring them to do fun things with their kids. Their ideas are aspirational + actionable, and can be done at home, in your city or wherever your adventures take you.

Susan K. Mann: Susan is an award-winning blogger + mom of three living in Scotland. She writes about everything from travel and health to recipes and crafts, but our favorites posts are the peeks into her beautiful home life with her family.

Somewhere Slower: This gorgeous family took a chance and made a big dream a reality: taking a year off of work to travel the world with their kids. Follow along on their international journey with the help of truly beautiful photography.

Must Have Mom: Must Have Mom shares easy solutions to simplify everyday life for busy families. As a mom to four young children, Sarah – the mom behind it all, knows what it’s like trying to be supermom and keep your sanity.

Rage Against the Minivan: Kristen is a licensed marriage/family therapist and mom of four children within four years via birth and adoption. At Rage Against the Minivan she brings her unique background and experiences to every topic under the sun (with wit + charm to boot!).

Redhead Baby MamaThis Atlanta-based blogger, costume designer, and a feisty mom of two fills her site with family tips, travel, Disney, and real-mom humor.

The Stork and the Beanstalk: This mom works as a photographer by day and brings her talents home by documenting her family beautifully and intimately. You’ll really feel like you’ve been invited into her home.

The Nested Nomad: Take a break and meet Brittany Bergman, who writes about living simply, savoring motherhood, and finding the sacred in the everyday.

Let’s Talk Mommy: Read along as ex-pat Jenny (a.k.a. Mommy) and her British hubby raise their two children in Manchester, U.K.

Baby Chick: Practical, inspirational, and modern advice for moms on-the-go.

Celebrating Everyday Life: Jennifer Carroll is on a mission to help you decorate, entertain, and have a beautiful life for less – less money and less stress.

 GREAT FOR…stay-at-home moms


find joy in the journeyShannon is a stay-at-home mother of three who strikes the *perfect* balance between keeping things positive and keeping it real.

Seven Graces: Houston-based Seven Graces is powered by Kristy, a stay-at-home mom focused on living a grace-filled life. Her fun and fashionable family is sure to inspire your own.

House Mix BlogYou should visit HMB for Kate’s fresh attitude on all things parenting, but we think you’ll end up staying because of her impeccable taste in home decor. Don’t miss the visual tour of their gorgeous home!

Stroller in the City: Brianne is a fashion showroom owner turned mom + writer who lives in the Big Apple with her husband and three kids. Visit Stroller in the City for stories about city living, kids fashion, and all things mommy.

The Fisk Files: This family of eight resides in the grasslands of New Mexico raising cattle and living simply. The photography is gorgeous.

The Stay-at-Home-Mom Survival Guide: This mother of four and military wife aims to provide the ultimate guide for SAHMs, whether you’re just about to embark on this journey or have been a mother for years.

Phase Three of Life: Meghan started her career as a writer, and that’s easy to detect with her beautiful prose.

GREAT FOR…working moms


3 Kids, 2 Dogs and 1 Old HouseTake a trip to South Africa and visit these high school sweethearts turned all-star parents.

Sarah Hartley: Sarah Hartley is a wife, mom of a toddler with another baby on the way, works full-time for an architecture firm, and in her “spare” time, runs the magazine Holl & Lane. Her personal blog, Sarah Hartley, has been a go-to for honest storytelling about life, love, and motherhood.

Shibley Smiles: Well-versed in health, fitness, and tech, Colleen Shibley is a working mom in South Florida full of passion and sound advice for parents and families everywhere.

Toronto Teacher Mom: Elementary French teacher by day, mom + blogger by night, Diana’s blog features articles on her family’s adventures as well as reviews on the latest and greatest.

 GREAT FOR…advice for living a healthy life


Fit Pregnancy: Wondering how best to take care of yourself while pregnant? Fit Pregnancy is here to help.

My UnEntitled Life: Want to save money, eat well, and raised unentitled kids in an entitled world? So does Dina, the Nashville mom behind My UnEntitled Life.

Family Focus Blog: Our favorite series on Family Focus Blog? The Green Mom/Eco Tips section, where she shares advice and DIYs for making your home more Earth-friendly.

A Healthy Slice of Life: This former health coach is an excellent resource for anyone trying to raise a health-conscious + natural way of life.

Adventures in Mindful Living: Amber Neal is a mom on a mission to help other moms. Visit her blog to read about the small, mindful choices that have helped her readers save their sanity, get a little healthier in easy and convenient ways, and make learning fun and engaging for all involved.

Happily Hughes: Happily Hughes is a lifestyle blog focused on family, fitness, fashion, travel and fun. Jessica is an ACE certified personal trainer focused on bringing inspiration to other moms.

Babble: Babble’s child safety articles are hard to beat.

GREAT FOR…kid-friendly recipes


The Spring Mount 6 PackDebi is a mother, step-mother, and even a grandmother, so to say she knows her stuff is an understatement. Stop by The Spring Mount 6 Pack for stories and tips about family life and parenting, easy recipes and crafts, travel and ways to help families stay connected and get the most out of each day, no matter how busy life gets.

Somewhat Simple: While it started as a way for Stephanie to keep in touch with her family in another state, Somewhat Simple has grown to a team of over a dozen women sharing daily content consisting of DIY projects and crafts, family-friendly recipes, travel + lifestyle tips for moms and more.

Maxabella Loves: As real as they come, this Australian mom shares refreshing takes on parenting and trying to raise heartfelt and thoughtful children.

Kiddies Corner Deals: Kiddies Corner Deals is a place for readers to discover new recipes, recreate old favorites, get creative tips and ideas, explore hidden gem travel destinations, or browse through fantastic shopping deals.

Pretty Opinionated: Are you raising school-aged kids? Visit Pretty Opinionated for easy recipes, great gift ideas, and practical plans for enriching the lives of your children.

Modern Day Moms: Created by moms, for moms, was a finalist in the CBS News “Most Valuable Blogger” category and nominated by Parenting Magazine as the “Best All-Around Mom Blog.”

What mom has the time to wade through all the advice the internet has to offer? That’s why we’ve done the work for you here and collected what we think are the best of the best, whatever your life stage or parenting style.

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