Endless sunshine and surf vibes make raising kids in San Diego a super fun ride. So, it’s no wonder our city has some of the coolest moms around. We’ve rounded up a list of the best Mom bloggers you should be following to get some different spins on local life with littles in tow. From parenting advice and San Diego-specific activities to stylish home decor, fashion and healthy recipes, check out the 11 mom blogs we love to click.
photo: City Girl Gone Mom
City Girl Gone Mom
A transplant from the East Coast, this SoCal mama blogs about her family life in style with creative pics. As she documents her life with four kiddos, you’ll find topics ranging from family travel and fashion for kids to maintaining a beautiful house. So, log on and view her modern pics and cool vibe. You’ll want to bookmark this mom blog.
Sunny Side Up
You’ll find that the welcoming posts on this mom blog, which originated as a family journal, hit close to home. It has evolved into a visually enticing home design, organization and fashion blog and touches on topics like how to look good (and stay comfy!) while living the mom life, how to create a relaxing bedroom for kids (and Moms!) and cute spring fashion. We love the photos that accompany her posts. Read this blog regularly and you’ll feel right at home too.
Wife, mama, professional photographer and owner of fashion brand The Kindred Spirit, Chrissy is one busy lady! Her love of photography and fashion shine through on her blog. She shares amazing imagery and stories from her families’ adventures in San Diego, plus she shares shots of the city’s finest moms and their kids. We especially love her fashion break downs. Check out her mom and son outfit break downs and interviews with style icons.
La Jolla Mom
La Jolla resident Katie started her love affair with luxury travel after a stint living at the Four Seasons Hotel in Hong Kong (lucky gal!). As an avid traveler herself, she shares her guide to top destinations, hotels and happy traveling as a family both throughout America and abroad. When Katie isn’t jet-setting, she shares plenty of ideas on things to do and places to visit in San Diego, plus other family and lifestyle topics.
photo: San Diego Songbird
San Diego Songbird
Julia Wheeler’s photography and flair for home decor will leave you wanting more. You’ll love the whimsical pics from her daughter’s bohemian nursery and her inspired ideas from the mermaid birthday party she hosted. Click on her toddler room redo and you’ll be in awe of her style. We also love that San Diego Magazine featured her home. Plus, she does styling, social media and more for local brands.
Say hello to Elise, an artful mompreneur who has crafting in her blood. She sells her handmade wares, teaches courses and runs a weekly podcast series on creativity. Her blog covers all these creative pursuits plus motherhood, DIY projects, gardening, scrapbooking and photography just to name a few. We guarantee you will be inspired after visiting!
Meet Natalie: mom, style maven and Glitter Guide contributing editor. Visiting her blog is like picking up an empowering parenting and fashion magazine in one. She loves to share honest stories plus clever tips on being a mom. Plus, she shares fresh beauty and wellness secrets and easy advice on what to wear. You’re guaranteed to feel inspired and good about yourself after spending time with Natalie.
Don’t Mess with Mama
Tracy’s tagline says it all: “natural living made simple.” This wholesome mama blogs gluten-free recipes, DIY tutorials, and natural home remedies. We made her healthy “Lysol” spray to clean our home and our half-pints chowed down her electrolyte ice pops.
photo: Thiago Cerqueira
Jessica Lynn Writes
Spice things up reading the Jessica Lynn Writes blog. This Air Force wife shares good recipes, mom tips and her thoughts on solo parenting. (When her husband’s away on duty). Read about the places her fam has lived from Croatia to California. Or cook up one of her favorite recipes from banana-blueberry bread to taco pie.
Stylish and busy mama of three, Bettina balances motherhood with self-care, writing on everything from where to have a fun girls’ night out and effortless summer make-up tips to how to have a stress-free summer break with your kids. We love her detailed reviews of local hot spots for kids and her inspo on where to have a blast in San Diego with the fam.
Jennifer Rae Poe
San Diego mom-to-be Jennifer Rae Poe covers pregnancy topics ranging from diapering options and breastfeeding and pumping to must-have products for each trimester. We particularly love her blog post entitled: San Diego Labor and Delivery Hospital Reviews wherein she gives insight and stats on several local hospitals so pregnant moms can make an educated choice as to where they deliver their baby. We look forward to continuing to read Jennifer’s tips and reviews as she navigates new motherhood. Online: jenraepoe.com
Do you follow any San Diego mom or dad bloggers? Tell us about them below.
––Lenya McGrath & Nikki Walsh