Mommy blogs – or whatever term is okay to use these days – have taken over the web in record numbers over the past few years. Mommy fashionistas, mommy product reviewers, mommies who believe in attachment parenting, mommies who don’t… it can be overwhelming, to say the least, and this is coming from a blogger who is a mommy! I don’t tend to look at them for tips on the latest strollers, nursing advice or baby food recipes (fresh fruit or veggie, steam or mash – really, do we need more than that?) but I do love the ones that inspire me as a parent, the ones that help inject my day with a dose of fun, happiness, creativity or beauty. I find I need that much more than another video monitor review. So here are my favorite blogs made for and/or inspired by motherhood!
Our favorite online resources for parents:
- THE GLOW:
This stunning web site was started by a former InStyle editor in New York who partnered with her amazingly talented photographer friend to document the lives of stylish mothers and their children from a unique, “glowing” perspective.
Click to check out The Glow!
- BLEUBIRD VINTAGE:
I came across Miss James and her family-focused blog a few months ago and spent hours pouring through it. Her style is country living with a vintage, creative vibe and whether you can relate to that or not, no mother will be immune to her darling stories and photos of her brood. She shares such intimate moments and glimpses into their lives and it really makes you want to be a better, more focused mother.
Click to check out Bleubird Vintage!
- BUY MODERN BABY:
You know when you found out you were pregnant and you started Googling “chic baby furniture” instantly? You probably came across Esther’s site. She curates the best in modern, deco, contemporary baby and kid finds in one easy-to-navigate web site and blog.
Click to check out Buy Modern Baby!
- A CUP OF JO:
You probably already know Joanna Goddard, possibly one of the most popular “mommy bloggers” online. But what I love about her most is that she’s hardly just a mom. She covers everything from baby to fashion to travel to makeup to food with a New York-infused perspective and a friendly voice.
Click to check out A Cup Of Jo!
- INSPIRATION COOPERATIVE:
I had to have a local, LA-area pick in here and Theresa is at the top of my bookmarks list. She’s a mom of two living in Long Beach, trying to infuse not only her life but yours, as well, with visual inspiration, thought-provoking topics and a good chuckle now and then. I often turn to her site on a whim, just to catch up on her latest finds or adventures… and I am always glad I did.
Click here to check out Inspiration Cooperative!
- Emphasis Added:
Emphasis Added is the online destination for aspirational yet relatable content—this working mom has a toddler and a newborn (a girl named Felix…how cute is that?!) She gives great advice on restaurants, clothing for tykes and regales her readers with fantastic tales of her family’s adventures—usually in a cute pair of heels!
Click here to check out Emphasis Added!
- Dear Baby:
Melissa from Dear Baby gives us our daily fix of parenting inspiration. Her content ranges from how to throw an all-girls dinner party to the best children's clothing on a budget. The posts we love most are her love letters to her two toddler children plus her honest, realistic advice for a healthy, happy relationship is always welcome, too!
Click here to check out Dear Baby!
- Rip + Tan:
Jenni Kayne's blog Rip+Tan (named after her adorable kiddos, Tanner and Ripley) isn't exclusively a "mommy blog" but we love her posts on throwing stylish children's parties, non-toxic laundry care and her shopping guides for kids are the ultimate sourcebook for parents looking for the best, healthiest gear and products. Plus, check out her edible garden, which we featured on The Chalkboard!
Click here to check out Rip + Tan!
- Oh Joy:
Joy isn't just a blogger, she's the ultimate blogger with a new book coming out on the topic, called Blog, Inc. Of course, since having her adorable baby Ruby, her site has amazing kid-friendly content and stories that appeal to moms of every stripe! Plus, she's collaborating with Winter Water Factory on a line of kids clothes—talk about a multi-talented mommy blogger!
Click here to check out Oh Joy!
- Lovely Morning:
Lovely Morning is brought to you by Kristina, an amazing graphic designer and founder of the wedding site 100 Layer Cake. While 100 Layer Cake focuses on weddings, her personal blog is geared towards mommyhood. We particularly love her recipes and the design is of course top-notch!
Click here to check out Lovely Morning!
- Oh Happy Day:
When it comes to DIY sites, there are an ocean out there to chose from but when it comes to how-tos for crafty kids and their activity-loving parents, this is the one for you! Don't miss her decor-centric posts plus the amazing dress up ideas for Halloween (baby Frida Kahlo or Andy Warhol, anyone?!)
Click here to check out Oh Happy Day!
- Camille Styles:
Sometimes in between feedings and laundry duty, it's nice to tune out and this blog is the ultimate espace—think: amazing home and lifestyle inspiration from mom to newborn Phoebe!
Click here to check out Camille Styles!
- Rockstar Diaries:
This much-loved blogger out of NYC is popular for good reason! We love her take on local food, her genius styling tips for busy women, plus her positive relationship advice is much appreciated on those stressy days!
Click here to check out Rockstar Diaries!
Check this site out for great beauty and fashion finds from an OC mom of two—motherhood never looked so stylish!
Click here to check out Whoorl!