Who Writes the Top Mom Blogs?

Posted by | March 15, 2019 | Pregnancy Medicine | No Comments

In the 21st Century moms come in all forms and fashion, and there is probably a blog for each type. Stay-at-home moms, working outside the home moms, moms of multiples, and more find and share their voices through blogging. Some have taken on commercial formats with formal publication schedules, and others are compiled of random postings published between diaper changes and loads of laundry. No matter what type of mom you consider yourself to be, there is likely to be a blog that inspires you, encourages you, empowers you, or just makes you laugh.

1. Dooce

If you’re really looking for one of the top mommy blogs, then you’ll have to spend at least a few minutes reading through dooce.com, where professional blogger and mom of 2 Heather Armstrong gets real with her readers. Her own personal story is a full journey, and she has turned that journey into her career blogging about life as a work-at-home mom who has experienced everything from losing her job to postpartum depression. You will find guest posts by other moms, tips for shopping on a budget, and everyday stories that you can relate to about the chaos of children, pets, and work under one roof.

2. Thrifty Nifty Mommy

Moms all over rave about Thrift Nifty Mommy and the resources it offers to readers who are looking to stretch a dollar or make the most of their purchases. There are giveaways, freebies, recipes, how-to advice posts, and more. Janessa, the creator of the blog has teamed up with ten other blog sites so that the cumulative result is basically ten times the resources waiting for thrifty mommies.

3. Catharsis

Written by Joy Page Manuel, this mommy blog takes women on the journey from infertility through surviving motherhood. Joy covers topics such as IVF, social musings of parenthood, motivation for mommies, and thrifty shopping. Even though Joy has earned several mommy blogging awards, her site is still not as commercialized as others that have achieved less notoriety. One of the most popular portions of her blog, Mommy Angsts, is filled with stories that help moms feel like they aren’t the only ones – and when it comes to blogging, sometimes that is the tie that binds.

4. A Cup of Jo

Jo Goddard is a well-known author and blogger whose site is about more than play-dates and cloth diapers. Moms around the world seem to be drawn to her blog because she covers more than mom-events. You’ll find posts on romance, fashion, entertainment, and all of those things that sometimes get lost along the way in motherhood. If you’re ready to step beyond the burp clothes and visit a blog that encompasses the whole woman, take a minute to stop by A Cup of Jo.

5. Girl’s Gone Child

This site is probably an epitome of mommy blogging – real pictures of real families in real situations. Yes, there are advertisements like many of the popular mommy blogging sites have, but there is also a sense of a genuine mom behind it all. The downside is that the site isn’t very searchable by specific topic, but instead there is a growing list of “recent posts” simply labeled by date. If you’re just looking for common ground and casual reading, this is a popular and down-to-earth mommy blog.

Dr. Gareth Forde

About Dr. Gareth Forde

An obstetrician-gynecologist, a clinical professor, a researcher, and a father of five—and he delivered them all! He speaks and publishes extensively on maternal and child health issues, where he emphasizes the role of a healthy maternal lifestyle, good nutrition, and breastfeeding on infant development. He chose the field of obstetrics because it is a celebration of life, a happy and exciting profession. “Children are a blessing and they bring joy and laughter to the world,” he says. “I cherish my work, as a doctor and a dad.” The study of genetic imprinting is a major focus of both Dr. Forde’s research and medical practice. This looks at what happens in the womb, how the genes a baby inherits are expressed (turned on and off), and how this influences the child’s health after birth. “This field holds great promise, shedding light on many unsolved mysteries in health and disease from infancy to adulthood,” he adds. Dr. Forde grew up in London, England and Orlando, Florida. He received his medical degree from the University of Minnesota Medical School and is currently pursuing a fellowship in gynecologic oncology at the University of California, Irvine. Prior to this, he practiced with Grand Rapids Medical Education Partners, a consortium of Saint Mary’s Health Care, Spectrum Health, Grand Valley State University, and Michigan State University College of Human Medicine—where he was a clinical professor of obstetrics, gynecology, and reproductive biology. He also has a master’s in molecular and cellular biology from Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University; a Ph.D. in environmental science (computational chemistry) from Jackson State University; and a post-doctoral fellowship in biophysics from Mount Sinai School of Medicine, in New York.”

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