How does she do it?
How does she stay sane, stay smiling, embrace chaos, share woes, get creatively crafty, and write in a style that’s as friendly as your best gal pal?
We’re not quite sure what gives them their super-powered edge, but man, are we grateful for all the totally amazing mom bloggers in and around Atlanta! Whether you’re looking for some mama sympathy, practical parenting tips, coupons and giveaways, or just a hilarious story or two, we’ve gathered up our fave local blogs that are worth bookmarking.
Really, Are You Serious? Mom of three girls, Krystyn is a former chemist and current graphic designer–in addition to running the totally awesome Really, Are You Serious? This blog is a great resource for Mommy and Me outing ideas, giveaways, family events, and straight talk about life with young (and willful!) kids.
Field Trips with Sue Susan Rodman is the mother of three boys and her award winning blog is all about things to do with kids in and around metro Atlanta and the Southeast. In addition to tons of other awards, this blog is a Nickelodeon Parent’s Pick winner and a Parents.com award nominee. When Sue is not scouting new adventures, she works in marketing and public relations and serves on the marketing committee at Imagine It! The Children’s Museum of Atlanta.
Mommy’s Hangout Mom Jen started her blog as a way to do her own sweepstakes and giveaways and to offer honest opinions and reviews on products her family has tried. Her blog also includes money and health tips and candid talk about parenting.
The Divine Miss Mommy Stacie Haight Connerty, a self professed tech geek, foodie and social media junkie is the mother of three children ages 9, 7 and 5. On her fab blog, you can find the latest products reviews, giveaways, and stories about her family plus information about their latest travels.
Jolly Mom Piera Jolly (a.k.a. Jolly Mom) is a thirty-something wife, mother, blogger, aspiring cookbook author and wannabe photographer with an energetic three-year-old son. Her savvy blog that provides moms with helpful parenting information, fun child-friendly activities, craft ideas, recipes, and the latest trends for moms, kids, and families.
JaMonkey Meghan Cooper, the voice behind JaMonkey, blogs about things like pregnancy, parenting, recipes, crafting, product reviews, and life as a suburban hippy. She is also the creator of Yeah Let’s Go Atlanta.
Atlanta on the Cheap This blog is a fantastic resource for families looking for free things to do in Atlanta. Mom Jennifer scours the ‘net to find the best deals, discounts, and coupons for the city’s attractions, theatre, restaurants and bars.
Yeah Let’s Go Atlanta This mom-written local blog covers local family and parent-only events for metro Atlanta. You’ll find everything there is to know about local festivals, zoos, museums, and more.
Mundane Magic A blog about parenting, travel, technology, and the daily madness of family life. Blogger mom Ann is interested in architecture, social media, and the natural comedic material that comes with having kids. She’s also one of the moms behind Atlanta Moms on the Move.
Southern Girl Ramblings Southern Girl Ramblings is dedicated to helping moms survive parenthood…one post at a time. The blog features information on parenting, health, travel, fun, and more to ease the craziness that goes on in kiddo-filled households. The mom behind it all is Kecia, who has a young son and loves all things social media.
Atlanta Frugal Mom This blog offers tips on frugal living, coupon offers, free sample offers, frugal parenting tips, and helps promote cool (free-or-almost-free) events around town. The mastermind behind it is Barbara, a native Atlantan and mom of two. One of her impressive brags it that, since entering motherhood, she has yet to pay more than five or six bucks for a pack of diapers!
My Atlanta Mommy This a family friendly blog that helps families save money on groceries, green living, kid-friendly events, eating out, and tons more. You will also find great posts on kid-friendly contests, giveaways, and pay it forwards.
Atlanta with Kid This is a blog created by mom Amy, who loves to find free or cheap things to do with kids in or around Atlanta. Readers will find events, places to eat, or fun weekend getaways that families in Atlanta or visitors to Atlanta will enjoy.
Mamalicious Maria Maria Smith is an on the go “stay at home” mother of 4 kids under the age of 6. In her pre-baby life, she was a TV producer at Oprah, and she has been featured as a “mom” expert on ABC World News, CBS and NBC affiliates, and in Ladies Home Journal, Women’s Day, and The Nest. She blogs about fashion, food, events around town, and more.
Bossy Girl Fran (a.k.a. Bossy Girl) is a mom to three kids. Her passions include running, traveling, and trying different foods. She often writes about being a woman of color with natural hair, weight loss, and adventures in parenting.
Married with Two Boys Blogger Sojourner has been widely recognized for writing and speaking about the joys and challenges of being a “stay-at-work” mom and connects with moms, both new and experienced, who have the responsibility of raising a family while maintaining a full-time job. On her blog, you’ll find giveaways, tips for the modern mom, stories about Sojourner’s work with various local organizations and causes.
Cutie Booty Cakes Mom Renée originally launched her blog as a way to promote her diaper cake business–before she had even shipped a cake, she was bitten by the blogging bug. Over the last year, Renée has lost over 50 pounds, utilized social media to document her journey, and raised money for important causes through half marathons. She writes about all this, and more, on her fun blog.
Leslie Loves Veggies This totally helpful blog features product reviews, giveaways, the most up to date information on fashion, jewelry, technology and, of course, healthy and veggie-ful recipes.
Turning the Clock Back This fab blog is devoted to teaching people to go green, get healthy and simplify their lives through recipes, shopping tips, and more. Mom blogger Diane has worked in cancer research, academics, and biotechnology, among other things. With her blog, she hopes to create a down to earth guide to going green and getting healthy one baby step at a time.
Coupons Are Great The title of this blog says it all–and it truly is a great resource for all things thrifty. In addition to freebies, deals, and coupons, the site also has fun craft ideas. The mom behind it all, Leandrea, also loves to explore the Atlanta area with her two daughters.
Marvelous Mommy This blog about mom Amy’s life as a stay at home parent and wife. She blogs about wonderful mommy moments, great recipes, reviews, giveaways, photography, and weight loss after a baby.
Life Blessings Brand new mom Carmen blogs about her faith, marriage, and what’s going on around her house. Visit her blog to read all about Carmen’s new mom experiences.
Rich Single Momma The voice behind this blog is Samantha, mom of two, who chronicles her journey to financial freedom. She offers wealth, health, and single parenting tips and articles for single moms with a touch of humor and a lot of compassion mixed with tough love.
Peach State Moms Blog This goal of this blog is to provide parents with great information about local businesses and things to do in the Peach State. The moms in charge like to feature local, family friendly events, especially in Coweta and Fayette Counties. They like to head up to Atlanta from time to time, too, and will even tell you about great places to visit for short day-trips or weekend getaways.
Toulouse and Tonic Toulouse—a stay at home mom of 2 boys–works hard to increase her mothering skills by writing about parenting ups and down, stalking other mothers on facebook, and tweeting funny bon mots on twitter. She’s so funny and relatable that Toulouse & Tonic is a Circle of Moms Top 25 Funny Moms blog for 2013.
Cincomom Kia Morgan Smith is a mom who has mastered balancing five kids, being a wife, blogger and the CEO of Atlanta Diaper Relief and makes it look like business as usual. Being a Cincomom means managing many things in life-And being it means being Thoughtful. Funny. Smart. And with kids.
Atlanta Green Mom This awesomely thoughtful, eco-conscious blog is run by a mom whose mission is to keep families healthy and safe, to inspire awareness in others, and to spark change in the government and corporate America. You’ll find everything you want to know about green homes/lifestyles and healthy living including talk of food, accessories, personal care products, and more. You’ll also keep up with the latest in local green living events.
The Bizy Mommy The mama behind this blog knows that life as a parent can get pretty hectic–she’s a small business owner and mom to six (count ’em, SIX!) kids. She’s dedicated to sharing simple tips for managing a busy home and business. She writes about food, health, family, work, and how to stay sane while engaged with all four.
Atlanta Mom This site is a source for information, inspiration and networking opportunities for moms in Atlanta who are searching for the balance of caring for their families while staying true to themselves as women and individuals. Expect to find lots of info on Atlanta events, outings, deals/discounts, and more.
Run Wifey Run Mom Lorraine is the wifey behind Run Wife Run. She does her best to balance marriage, motherhood, and the mayhem of daily life. Oh, and she’s super passionate about healthy living and running. In 2011, she shed 25 pounds for her 40th birthday and just this year she ran her third marathon. Look to her blog for exercise inspiration and more!
The Sane Mom We love the philosophy behind this blog: When mom is happy, everyone is happy. To that effect, you’ll find tips and stories to help moms stay sane in the crazy world of parenting. Among other things, you’ll find great recipes, health and fitness talk, quotes for moms and pregnancy stories.
Jumpin Beans In addition to being an army wife, blogger Noelle is mom to a preschooler and several stepsons in their tweens/teens. On her blog, she offers great giveaways, reviews of kids products, advice for busy parents, and more.
Mom Favorites Atlanta This blog is a great resource for staying in the loop on kid-friendly recipes, parenting advice, mom fashion and “me time” ideas, and giveaways. They’ve also got the scoop on family-friendly hot spots in Atlanta.
Motherhood Uncensored This totally awesome blog is known for speaking frankly and humorously about the challenges of motherhood. In addition to being a fab blogger, Kristen, a mom of four, has appeared on numerous top blogger lists, is the author of The Mominatrix’s Guide to Sex (a book based on her popular online column), and is also the publisher and CEO of Cool Mom Tech and Cool Mom Picks.