Life with baby comes with a lot of firsts, and as a new or expecting parent it’s nice to know you have a community, resources and cheerleaders in your corner. Find them online in the blogosphere. Mom (and dad!) bloggers share stories, tips and photos you can relate to. You’ll get your share of laughs, too! Get scrolling, because these sites should be on your radar.
O My Family
Head to this blog to follow the daily adventures of mom Allison, who has two sons and a baby. We admire her because she’s been pregnant, nursing or both for well over three years. You’ll enjoy reading about her “hippie mom” life, which includes thoughts on cloth diapering, breastfeeding advocacy, natural childbirth, babywearing and more.
Finding time to put fitness in a busy mom’s schedule is no easy task. But this awesome blog is a game changer when it comes to inspiring parents to exercise after baby. Get workout ideas and plenty of motivation in a few clicks.
Hello Bee is an online parenting community by Bee Kim about conception, pregnancy, parenthood and all the products you need to ease your way through. Dig into posts from real moms and moms-to-be, plus forums that are full of advice about every parenting topic under the sun. There’s also a great DIY section.
Birthing Beautiful Ideas
This is your source for info about pregnancy, birth, parenting and more — all with a feminist slant. You’ll even get some recipes and a bit of snarky storytelling thrown in, and the combination makes for a totally addicting read. Written by Kristen Oganowski (a writer, birth doula and PhD grad in philosophy from Columbus, Ohio), this is a site you need to bookmark now.
Mom blogger and breast-feeding advocate Maryam Fortuna created Milk-Friendly because she didn’t want to lose her sense of fashion and style while breastfeeding. Readers of her amazing blog can find fashion ideas that fit in with a parent’s new lifestyle, and at the stores they already know and love.
Resourceful soon-to-be mamas flock to this site, where there’s an endless array of money- and fashion-conscious ideas from expecting moms. Find out how to repurpose non-maternity clothes and try some of the easy sewing patterns, tutorials and other projects that are posted regularly.
Think of Pregnant Chicken as a pal that keeps you informed and smiling during each trimester and beyond. Its writers aren’t afraid to touch on tough subjects, such as what to do if you have a preemie baby. Along with no-holds-barred advice, there’s also a pregnancy calendar, giveaways and an Is It Safe? section, just to name a few.
Birth Without Fear
This is a truly inspiring site for expecting mamas. You’ll find first-hand birth stories from mothers who have been there, done that — plus, photos and other helpful tidbits.
Momista Beginnings is run by mom and art teacher Misty, who shares the latest happenings of her family, art projects for kids, recipes, product reviews, the story of her daughter’s birth story and more. She has Baby #2 on the way, so expect a lot more stories. We also like that Misty encourages an exchange of stories and tips from her readers.
Giving Birth with Confidence
Giving Birth with Confidence is a supportive online community for pregnant women. Its bloggers are all experts in the field of birthing and include experienced moms, nurses, midwives, doulas, maternal mental health advocates and other pros.
This is a great source for stylish moms looking for all the greatest kid- and mom-centric decor, fashions and products. The blog master is a mom to a baby and three-year-old boy and enjoys scoping out stylish stuff for her readers. Consider it your one-stop shop for chic mom inspiration.
You Can’t Call It “It”
This blog is an great place to turn when you feel like you’ve been playing the name game since your little one was just a twinkle in your eye. Sort through names by style and type, and you’ll stumble upon lots of humorous but informative posts, as well. (Be on the lookout for the ever-popular “7 Deadly Trends” post.)
Yep, it’s another baby name blog! You might be aware of this one already, but it’s worth noting that its popularity grows every day. Nameberry has a massive name database of more than 50,000 names and an easy-to-navigate site.
If you like to indulge in celebrity baby news and the latest famous baby fashion, keep this great blog on your docket. In addition to fun gossip, you can also find product and book reviews, plus parenting tips.
I Like Beer and Babies
Get ready to snicker, and snicker good. This blog is just the right blend of snark, playfulness and honesty from a mom who knows how to draw you in with a good story or topic (and maybe some choice swear words). Look for posts such as “How to Survive the Princess Stage” and “Dear Santa, Suck It” for a good laugh.
Cloth Diaper Geek
For all your cloth diapering questions and beyond, Cloth Diaper Geek is a blog full of answers and interesting posts. Discover the best small cloth diaper businesses, try out the cloth diaper calculator, enter awesome giveaways and collect tips on how to live a greener lifestyle.
— Abigail Matsumoto
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