9 Mommy Bloggers You Should Know About
No one proves this better than mommy bloggers.
Regardless of how you're feeling this week, these moms will inspire you to be your best self, and their posts will leave you feeling heard, recognized and, most importantly, inspired.
Mamavation1 of 10
Leah Segedie is the founder and main voice behind the blog Mamavation, dedicated to providing mothers with important consumer health information for both themselves and their families. Whether you're concerned about what you're eating, what you're putting on your skin or what's in your house, the Mamavation team covers it all so you can live a life free of harmful chemicals and toxins.
Segedie, who went through her own health transformation and lost 100 pounds, found that getting healthy was less about the weight and more about lifestyle choices. Now she is sharing all her hard-earned knowledge, so you can be healthier, too.
Cool Mom Picks2 of 10
This blog is exactly what it sounds like. Cool moms Kristen Chase and Liz Gumbinner will tell you each week what new products or gadgets are worth your time and money.
Cool Mom Picks began in 2006 and is now wildly successful. It's easy to see why—moms can find reviews for pretty much anything, from DIY projects to baby blankets to kids apparel to car seats. And don't worry, neither Chase or Gumbinner are ever compensated for their reviews, which means you'll get an honest evaluation every time.
Baby Making Machine3 of 10
Jennifer Borget is a part-time news reporter and anchor and, luckily for her readers, a full-time mother and wife who blogs about her experiences. Baby Making Machine began in 2008 when Borget was first trying to get pregnant, and the blog is a meticulously logged collection of life experiences and memories.
Not only is her writing insightful, but it's also—her posts make you feel like you know her. Plus, the professional-quality pictures of her beautiful family don't hurt either! Look for her posts on raising a multiracial family, a topic she's passionate about and delves into often.
A Cup of Jo4 of 10
A Cup of Jo is perfect for any fashionista mama since it has a heavy emphasis on style, travel and culture. Joanna Goddard, also known as Jo, has a background in women's magazines, including a stint as the editor-in-chief of a small magazine on Italian life and style.
Goddard, who lives in Brooklyn with her two young sons and husband, now blogs for the site full-time and writes about her new ventures into motherhood, from picking out pretty crib sheets to choosing books with strong, female characters.
Skinny Meg5 of 10
There's a chance you've already come across Skinny Meg's before and after pictures on Instagram, but she actually runs a blog, too. Megan, who has chronicled her weight loss journey of losing more than 100 pounds, writes regularly about workout routines, meal plans and food prep.
She writes with such a positive attitude that you'll feel inspired by her dedication. She includes hilarious stories of her two kids that every mother can relate to. From temper tantrums and big messes to redeeming sweet moments, you'll see it all on this blog—without a filter.
Family Focus6 of 10
Created by a stay-at-home mother of two, Family Focus zeroes in on the needs of everyday moms and what they want to know.
The blog features posts that are relatable and useful, making it a mecca for ideas—recipes, entertainment, decoration and everything in between. If you ever feel like you're in a bind and your creative juices just won't flow, Family Focus is your one stop shop.
Love Taza7 of 10
As a mother of three, Taza, as she is known in the blogosphere, somehow manages the hard work of motherhood without giving up on daily style—the perfect combo for an inspiring blog that has been around for nearly a decade.
Though style is a big focus, Love Taza actually revolves around the idea of finding joy in your daily life and focusing on what you have instead of what you don't. Doesn't everyone need more of that positive energy?
100 Days of Real Food8 of 10
This blog by Lisa Leake is the follow-up to her New York Times bestselling book, "100 Days of Real Food: How We Did It, What We Learned, and 100 Easy, Wholesome Recipes Your Family Will Love."
Leake's passion about real food, and her mission to cut out processed, damaging junk food, is reflected in her massive index of recipes, from school lunches to decadent desserts. She also does more generalized content, such as posts about what processed food really means and how best to do food prep for the week.
I'm Not the Nanny9 of 10
I'm Not the Nanny is a hub for diversity and culture, which founder Thien-Kim tackles head-on. The title is based on a common life experience of hers: Thien-Kim, an Asian woman and mother of two biracial children, has often been mistaken for the nanny.
What started as a way to share the challenges of her multi-cultural family has broadened into a wider scope of writing about food, healthy living, technology and motherhood experiences. Many moms are facing the challenge of raising children in a "race-conscious world," as Thien-Kim calls it, and she hopes blogging about her experiences will help.