Advice. Stories. Product reviews. Total satire. All-too-relatable stories. You’ll find all of this and more in our roundup of the best baby and pregnancy blogs that you should be reading now. Get your click on, set some bookmarks and happy reading! (You can thank us later.)

Lay Baby Lay

For Beautiful Inspiration

You can count on Lay Baby Lay for nursery creative, design ideas and all-around motherhood inspiration. Joni Lay, the designer and mom behind the blog, has been sharing her creative talents and stories in motherhood since 2011.

Baby Chick

For Advice on All Things Parenting

With a mission to celebrate motherhood and empower mothers everywhere, Baby Chick is chalk full of everything you’ll need to know from trying to conceive and pregnancy to life with a baby. Baby Chick is written by mamas (and mamas-to-be), for other mamas-to-be and mamas.

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For Lighthearted Look at the Facts

Amy, the chick in charge of the roost over at Pregnant Chicken, aims to keep pregnancy and parenthood real (and fun) for expectant and new parents alike. Popular features you can expect to love include the “Is it Safe” section and what you need to know for each trimester.

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For Naming Baby

Stumped on a name for your little one? You’re not alone, and that’s why Belly Ballot exists. Belly Ballot is filled with thousands of potential names and their meanings, and takes it a step further, allowing you to solicit votes on your list of top names from your Facebook friends.

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For a Confidence Boost

Birth Without Fear shares things like birth stories, breastfeeding support, resources for families trying to conceive and more. The blog aims to empower parents and provide support for all the different phases and experiences on the journey to and in parenthood.

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For Friendly Mom-to-Mom Help

Janessa from Thrifty Nifty Mommy is the dream mommy best friend. She knows her stuff — from what products are best to dealing with engorgement and more, this is a mama in the know.

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For a Little of Everything

Design Mom is well known as a top blog for the new generation of mothers. What can you expect from Gabrielle, a mom to six? She pretty much covers every part of modern parenting, like DIY projects, book reviews and family friendly travel.

Scary Mommy

For a Good Laugh

Finally, a blog dedicated to imperfect parents. Bookmark Scary Mommy as a refreshing read following the roughest of days in pregnancy and parenthood. The satire and all-too-real insights are refreshing for real parents.

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For Breastfeeding Support

Precisely what its name indicates, The Leaky B@@b is a community-centric blog for breastfeeding moms, full of advice, resources and real stories that you’ll probably laugh at (because you can relate all too well). 

Positively Oakes

For a Feel Good Vibe

You’re guaranteed to fall in love with Jess, the blogger and mom behind Positively Oakes, which documents her journey in motherhood and inspires moms and moms-to-be alike, focusing on what really matters. It’s a feel-good read that we all need.

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For TTC Moms & Beyond

Hello Bee is a blog for those in the trying to conceive (TTC as you’ll soon learn is the lingo), pregnancy and parenthood stages of life. What’s more, Hello Bee has a forum component on the site to help you connect with others.

What are some of your favorite pregnancy and baby blogs? Tell us in the comments.

—Jane Putnam