Here are some of my favorite parenting blogs. There are some you may be familiar with and others are up-and-coming. Either way, I think you’ll find some great communities and resources here.
The Top Mommy Blogs of 2014
Heather created a beautiful blog that is my favorite source for healthy family-friendly recipes. Her blog also covers natural parenting and gives alternative views on many issues facing parents today. (Also, her e-books are pretty awesome.) You should read: Real Food on a Budget: 25 Tips to Make Eating Healthy
Tracy Cassels started Evolutionary Parenting to equip parents with the information they needed to decipher the latest research released related to children or parenting practices. You should read: Myths and Facts about Night Wakings
At the end of 2013, Kayla and Omar Dar opened up their home to strangers when they livestreamed the birth of their son, Isa. Kayla has been an advocate of global social awareness, education for mothers, and is a proponent of making the best informed choice for your own family. You should read: After Miscarriage: How to Care for Mothers Experiencing Loss
Zoe Saint-Paul is giving tips for living a slower-paced life. She combines her personal journey (she and her husband recently brought home their twin daughters from Ethiopia) with fun recipes, natural living tips, and DIY solutions. You should read: Raising Nature-Loving Kids in the City
Kid World Citizen was started as a way to to be able to share the educational activities that creator, Becky Morales, has used in her classroom and at home with her four children to increase global and cultural awareness. The blog features stories, recipes, and crafts from region-specific areas of the world. You should read: Make and Play the Ethiopian Game “Tegre” (aka Mancala!)
Beth Woosley has no problem laughing at herself and pointing out the most ridiculous aspects of surviving a large family, while still emanating the love and respect she has for her children. Some of my favorite pieces written by her are about the bittersweet parts of adoption. You should read: This is My Body: Sacred and Scarred
Strong Facebook Communities:
Jessica Martin-Weber (TLB) created a community of experts and mothers who help encourage mothers in need of breastfeeding support. Jessica also speaks out about the importance of nursing in public.
Suzanne Barston uses her platform to help encourage mothers. Mothers are judged for breastfeeding in public, “too long”, or not at all. Many of the fearless formula feeding mothers in her group have gone on to breastfeed their subsequent child(ren), which is a testament to how compassionate support allows for well-being and success that possibly looks different depending on the situation.