Top 10 Lifelines for Moms
Let’s face it, parenting can be just as harrowing and scary as it is rewarding. But you shouldn’t have to feel alone and helpless when your kids have pushed you over the edge. That’s why we asked you to send us your favorite parenting blogs last Mother’s Day. We hope the following top-10, customer-recommended blog sites will serve to entertain, educate and otherwise restore some sanity in your life.
If ever there was a remedy for parents seeking sanity in raising a mischievous toddler, then thehonesttoddler.com is the cure. Honest Toddler is a well-written, highly entertaining blog that addresses some of the most common pitfalls of toddlers with a funny spin such as, “How to Get Kicked Out of Preschool
,” or “Why is my Toddler out of Bed Bingo
?” and “Target CEO Application
” from a toddler’s perspective. The blog also showcases the hilarious book, “The Honest Toddler: A Child’s Guide to Parenting” by Bunmi Laditan.
The Harris Life
Featuring delightful anecdotes from Tiffany as she manages the daily grind of raising her kids and how she reigns victorious over every situation. The blog also offers a wide array of other fun and helpful information including book reviews, craft projects, pet stories, recipes, hilarious adventures and much more.
If you like humor, sarcasm and a mixture of relatable parenting stories and helpful child-rearing information from experts around the web, then Jill Smokler’s scarymommy.com blog is for you! Designed to educate and encourage you through wit and wisdom, this blog covers it all. From gyno visits – or lack thereof – to toddler butt-wiping – to a discussion of interfaith marriage – to teaching children empathy – no topic is off limits. Jill’s bestselling book “Confessions of a Scary Mommy
” and her book “Motherhood Comes Naturally
” are also featured.
Grace, a former Capitol Hill staffer and high school English teacher, and her husband Simon, an OBGYN resident, narrate this enchanting little blog. Simple yet inviting, the blog is a pictorial account of the couple’s life from marriage to the raising of their four adorable children. For first-time parents who want a glimpse of daily life as new caregivers or for those who just enjoy reflecting on the various stages of childhood and learning about others’ parenting styles, this blog is a delightful treat.
Short Fat Dictator
In this highly entertaining blog, a mom details daily life with her husband and three young boys. Many parents will form an instant connection with this family as the shortfatdictator.com
covers everything from the family’s Christmas with the flu, to the pitfalls of moving cross-country, to a mom turned washerwoman with endless laundry and everything in between.
Moske Monkey Business
Life with Sarah and Joe is always exciting and on display in this fun-filled blog odyssey (moskemonkeybusiness.blogspot.com
) as Sarah shares their experiences from dating through parenting their two-year-old Sally. As avid travelers, they have a well-organized section detailing the places they’ve visited, as well as a “Let Me Plan Your Trip” section for visitors to request Sarah’s advice and assistance with their travel needs.
Designer Bags and Dirty Diapers
A great blog for moms who just want to chill out and relax. Reminiscent of a magazine, it features a variety of fun and light fare including yummy recipes, fashion ideas, pop culture commentary and, of course, adorable photos and anecdotes about the author’s two young kids.
explores all the creature comforts that help create a fabulous lifestyle. Join Julia as she shares stories about her children and inspires your inner diva with her posts of favorite apparel items, photos of her home décor projects, delectable recipes and much more. You’ll also find helpful information like “Keeping White Sofas Clean with Kids” and “Sleep Issues in Small Children.”
The Small Things
A former hair stylist and salon owner, Kate shows you how to create more than 100 different hairstyles through her video tutorials at thesmallthingsblog.com. The blog also features Kate’s recommended beauty and fashion products and a Baby section that discusses the best baby products along with her personal experiences as a wife and mom of a sweet baby boy.
Chronicles of a BabyWise Mom
Fans of the “Babywise” series of books will love this quick reference blog site designed to provide answers to questions about properly implementing Babywise principles. Virtually every conceivable issue, such as reflux or diapering, is addressed in the blog’s index. This site is an invaluable tool for Babywise parents!