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The Top 10 Mom Blogs

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The ten best blogs for Moms online.

Isaac Klein is the CEO of Home Office Careers and NGM Media LLC. As an internet entrepreneur, Isaac is always creating innovative ways to better help people and businesses. In his spare time he enjoys; being with family, playing sports and helping several charitable organizations.

Moms want and deserve the best! Moms are busy and time is valuable, so when it comes to finding meaningful information and helpful articles, Moms want the best online resources. Whether that’s finding a community for empowering your own blog or small business, or to simply learn a new recipe, Mom blogs can be a great source of information to better people’s lives.  This Top 10 Mom Blogs article brings together 10 amazing blogs written by talented people that are making a difference right now to thousands of Moms around the world.

Search for Mom Blogs on major search engine like Google and you will have hundreds of thousands of results. There might be more Mom blogs than just about any other blogged topic online! With so many blogs and so many choices, I wanted to put together a concise list of 10 of the absolute best Mom blogs online. Together our team here at Home Office Careers reviewed hundreds of Mom blogs and we selected what we feel are among the 10 best Mom blogs around. This isn’t to say that there aren’t many other great Mom blogs online, but the following 10 Mom blogs all have certain characteristics and features that we thought made them especially useful to our membership here at Home Office Careers.

The Top 10 Mom Blogs List

The Top 10 list of Mom Blogs is not a list of the 10 largest or the 10 most visited Mom Blogs, but it’s a list of very useful and meaningful blogs that provide real help and value to everyday Moms. The blogs in this top 10 list are all successful in their own right and each one has a unique proposition and theme, so that together, these 10 Mom Blogs will bring a diverse stream of information that thousands of Moms currently find to be beneficial. Whether you are a stay at home Mom, or a working Mom outside the home, these 10 awesome blogs will inspire and motivate you to achieve great things in your life. I highly recommend that you review the 10 best Mom Blogs below and remember to subscribe to the ones you like the most so you can stay in touch and continue to use these resources in the future.

The Top 10 Mom Blogs below are listed in alphabetical order. We do not feel that any one of these great blogs should be rated over one another, since they each are different, even though their primary demographic and audience are Moms.

The ten best blogs for Moms online.

The Top 10 Mom Blogs

Family Focus Blog

Love That Max

Mom and More

MomDot

Momfluential

Mom It Forward

Mommy Moment

Rookie Moms

The SITS Girls

Wealthy Single Mommy

 

Congratulations to the Top 10 Mom Blogs!

Each of the Top 10 Blogs featured below responded to a few general questions we asked. Each of these responses is exclusive and unchanged comments directly from the blogs’ management.

 

Family Focus Blog

The Family Focus Blog was founded by Scarlet Paolicchi and I really enjoy reviewing this website. The Family Focus Blog has different topics that your typical Mom Blog might not have, such as; Décor, Eco Tips and Activities. I was immediately drawn to the eco Tips page, because I personally love the outdoors, every work break I get, I am outside walking my dog and doing anything to be in the fresh air and not glued to my chair in the office! Plus, Home Office Careers is a green certified business and I take great pride in operating an extremely eco friendly business, so when I saw the Eco Tips page – I was sold on the Family Focus Blog and recommend their tips to everyone.

1.) How long ago did you start your blog?

I have been blogging for 5 years.  Time flies when you are having fun!

2.) What is the mission of your blog/company?

The mission of Family Focus Blog is to be a resource for families.  We try to offer parenting advice, recipes to cook for your family meals, crafts to do together, and family travel ideas.

3.) What advice do you have for other women wanting to make the transition to a stay-at-home career?

Find something you enjoy because stay-at-home careers tend to take a lot of time investment to make them work and the pay-off can be slow in coming.

4.) What inspired you to start your own blog/business?

A friend of mine had a blog and I thought I would give it a try and it turns out I loved blogging and interacting with other parents on social media so it just kept growing.

 

Love That Max

Love That Max was founded by Ellen Seidman who wanted to create a site to inform and engage parents of children with special needs. Love That Max has a simple and clean website and if you scroll down the home page you will find over 30 different articles to learn from! What I found especially beneficial to the followers of Love That Max, was their Blogger LinkIn for special needs writers.

1.) How long ago did you start your blog?

2008

2.) What is the mission of your blog/company?

To inform, inspire, entertain and engage parents of kids with special needs.

3.) What advice do you have for other women wanting to make the transition to a stay-at-home career?

First of all, have realistic expectations. In my field, it’s truly hard to make a living off blogging. Blogging is just one part of the writing that I do. Also, seek out women in your network who are doing what you’d like to do and see if they’ll answer your questions over coffee or just by email. People don’t always have time to be full-on mentors but they are usually glad to answer some questions.

4.) What inspired you to start your own blog/business?

After years of writing and editing for magazines, I wanted to be captain of my own ship! I also wanted to connect with other parents going through tough times and help them see some light at the end of the tunnel. Together, we are stronger.

 

Mom and More

Mom and More is an exciting blog full of giveaways and freebies. Founded by Cherise Kachelmuss in 2008, the Mom and More blog has an interesting mix of topics and suggestions to help you earn money online. The Mom and More blog is definitely one you want to bookmark!

1.) How long ago did you start your blog?

August, 2008

2.) What is the mission of your blog/company?

To help other Moms find great products and places for themselves and their families.

3.) What advice do you have for other women wanting to make the transition to a stay-at-home career?

Even if you only have minutes a day to yourself, make it work. I started my blog when my second child was just one month old. I worked on it between naps, in the middle of the night and whenever I had any time. I started slow and do as much as I can when I can. I couldn’t live without my planner either!

4.) What inspired you to start your own blog/business?

I started my blog because I just had my second child and I felt like I had nothing to call my own anymore. I needed something other than my babies to focus on!

 

MomDot

Mom Dot was created in 2008 by Trisha Haas, and she has created a remarkable website. The pictures of Trisha’s recipes are absolutely incredible. My favorite page is the rainbow recipes page, which is an amazing collection of what I would call “art food”. If you enjoy making beautiful food as much as you enjoy eating great food, then you will love MomDot!

1.) How long ago did you start your blog?

I started Mom Dot in 2008.

2.) What is the mission of your blog/company?

Over the years, the content has altered depending on my interests at the time, but overall I am considered a creative parenting and lifestyle blog, with a goal to provide fun things to do in your home.

3.) What advice do you have for other women wanting to make the transition to a stay-at-home career?

I just went for it. I am an entrepreneur at heart. I knew I could spend all day working for someone else’s dreams or my own. It wasn’t easy but it was worth it.

4.) What inspired you to start your own blog/business?

I wanted to be at home with my kids and knew the only way to do that was to create my own business and lifestyle.

 

Momfluential

Momfluential is a great all around Mom blog. This blog reminds me of some of the earlier blogs from years ago, where you have a good balance of different popular topics that Moms like. The website is easy to navigate and has 6 great categories; family, travel, style, party, foodie and reviews. If you enjoy movies Momfluential has some terrific movie reviews as well. The Momfluential blog was founded by Ciaran Blumenfeld, and the blog has lead to 5 new blogs all based on the same “Fluential’ theme; Dad, Latina, Disney, Travel and DIY Fluential.

1.) How long ago did you start your blog?

I started Momfluential in 2008, however I started blogging in 2006. I owe a lot to the many bloggers who got me started as a contributor, helping me learn WordPress and find my online voice during those two years.

2.) What is the mission of your blog/company?

My blog is meant as a jumping off point for discovery and discussion. I’ve always wanted it to be about the things you call your Mom, or best friend about. Our motto is “we seek, we find, we share!” I think that most women (and men too – we have a lot of male readers!) has that thing that they are considered an expert in, or that unique perspective on the world. We’ve grown to encompass several writers and verticals, including travel, tech, food and DIY.

3.) What advice do you have for other women wanting to make the transition to a stay-at-home career?

Make a business plan and join some online communities. Look for a mentor and don’t underestimate the value of an internship or apprenticeship with an established business or blog that is similar in structure to the one you want to build. Be respectful and forthright with your mentor about what you hope to gain from the relationship and don’t steal – you are there to learn the trade but should be building a business that is uniquely yours. Unfortunately it can feel like an uphill battle to win respect sometimes – especially as a work at home Mom. But don’t give up! Cream always rises, particularly if you are organized, polite, conduct yourself professionally, and meet your deadlines!

4.) What inspired you to start your own blog/business?

I have spent most of my career in the field of marketing. When I first started blogging I was hoping to use my writing skills to promote my children’s clothing line, and feature the products of my fellow Mompreneurs. As time went by I found I enjoyed writing about a broader range of subjects and the community that was forming around my posts, so I decided to establish my own online “home” for all that content!

The ten best blogs for Moms online.

Mom It Forward

Mom It Forward is a social media community that provides a bunch of different opportunities for Moms. Through this blog you can join twitter events from home with other Moms from around the world, you can learn to make money from home with your blog and many other fun and cool things to do. While I though was especially neat were the retreats, where Moms can bring the family to enjoy a combination of learning and enjoying time together. The Mom It Forward blog was founded by Jyl Johnson Pattee.

1.) How long ago did you start your blog?

Everything stems from the #gno Twitter Parties I co-founded in September 2008. From there, I started the blog in April 2009, the social media influencer network in August 2009 (http://Momitforwardmedia.com), co-founded the EVO Conference in June 2010, and organized the Family Forward retreat (http://familyforward.com) in August 2013. We are in year 7 of our business and year 4 of our Family Forward retreats.

2.) How long ago did you start your blog?

We connect bloggers and social media influencers with brands for digital marketing opportunities. We also host the annual Family Forward event—a retreat for digital influencers and their families—in partnership with and on location at Universal Orlando Resort.

3.) What advice do you have for other women wanting to make the transition to a stay-at-home career? 

Every work-at-home woman’s situation is different. My biggest piece of advice for work-at-home women is to create separation between work and the rest of your life. Creating a schedule and a home office that work for you is one way to get started. One of the things that works best for me is to separate my work space from the rest of my home. I work in one room of my home and don’t work outside of it unless I’m out of my home at a meeting or traveling. When I’m at home, I don’t use my computer in the family room or take my phone to bed, etc. I not only need to unplug and turn off work, but I need the separation from it, which benefits me personally and as a wife and Mom.

4.) What inspired you to start your own blog/business?

Opportunity! My husband lost his job at the downturn of the economy in 2009. My #gno Twitter Parties had taken off and I had the option to turn them into sponsored online events. It was that or go back to Corporate America. While I had loved my previous career, I wanted something more flexible that would allow me more time with my family. Starting and running my own business wasn’t what I had planned, but I’m so glad I took the leap.

 

Mommy Moment

Mommy Moment was founded by Jody Arsenault and it’s a very good Mom Blog that has a very clean and easy to navigate site. The articles on Mommy Moment are down to earth and helpful to everyday Moms. I found the giveaways page to be something different that I don’t usually see on blogs and I am sure many Moms would find that page to be exciting as well.

1.) How long ago did you start your blog?

Mommy Moment was started 6 years ago.

2.) What is the mission of your blog/company?

Take a Moment. You deserve it.

3.) What advice do you have for other women wanting to make the transition to a stay-at-home career?

Be prepared for long hours – and remember that you have to treat your business as a business if you want to succeed. If you want to work from home, but do not actually put in the work, success will no be easy.

4.) What inspired you to start your own blog/business?

I wanted to work from home so that my hours could be flexible allowing me the ability to be home if my girls were sick or volunteer in their classes at school if need be.

 

Rookie Moms

Rookie Moms speaks for itself; if you are a new or expecting Mom then you will find this blog quite useful. I like that the navigation at the top of the site breaks down the early stages of a child’s life, into 3 month categories. They have quite a bit of in depth information for every stage of a newborn’s life. In fact I recently forwarded this blog to a friend of mine who is a rookie Mom. I remember those days, when you have your first child, you don’t know what to expect. It’s stressful and can be very challenging. This blog provides a community so that new parents can know what to expect at each stage of their child’s life. The Rookie Moms blog was founded by Heather Gibbs Flett.

1.) How long ago did you start your blog?

October 2005, what?! Yes, our blog is a tween.

2.) What is the mission of your blog/company?

We want to help new Moms have more fun with their babies and their new lives.

3.) What advice do you have for other women wanting to make the transition to a stay-at-home career?

After five years as a “hobby blogger”, I started a second site with my partner, Whitney, and we decided to see if we could make it as a business.

4.) What inspired you to start your own blog/business?

We started our first site, rookieMoms.com, as a means to list out all the things we could do with babies that were fun for Mom. The blog expanded into two books. Around 2010, we decided to take it super-local and started a resource site for our community in the Bay Area called 510families.com. Like two siblings with different parents, they have blossomed into their own personalities. But our mission has been and continues to be to create the site(s) we wish we had when our children were smaller.

 

The SITS Girls

The SITS Girls powers the Massive Sway Community of influencers. They are have a great Facebook page with over 100,000 Facebook Likes – congrats on that milestone achievement! With a social media following like that, you know you are in good hands with the SITS Girls. They have several blogs on their site and I especially liked the Social Media Tips which I found to be up to date and insightful for any small business owner.

The SITS Girls Blog was started in 2008 by Tiffany Romero. We thank Carmen Bunt, for helping to provide this additional information!

1.) How long ago did you start your blog?

2008

2.) What is the mission of your blog/company?

When The Secret is in the Sauce (aka The SITS Girls) was founded in 2008, its objective was simple: To create a space where bloggers could find their tribe and grow their audience. Although the site has evolved over the years, its commitment to this mission has not changed.

Today, the company, Sway Group, is managed by women who are passionate about blogging and creating a resource for others to find support online and learn the skills they need to become social media savvy. Our network of 90,000 members come to The SITS Girls site to discover sponsored opportunities, learn the technical skills they need to be successful online.

3.) What advice do you have for other women wanting to make the transition to a stay-at-home career?

Success doesn’t happen overnight.  If you are really committed to the idea of leaving your 9-to-5, then you have to be willing to keep going when the going gets tough.  Luckily, there are a ton of resources now that can help set you up for success, like this post here that we published on our site: http://www.thesitsgirls.com/blogging/work-from-home-tips/.

Being productive while trying to maintain a balance between home and work can be tough. Thankfully, there are lots of tips and tricks that you can implement to help you stay on track and get what you need to done.

4.) What inspired you to start your own blog/business?

Back in 2008, Tiffany Romero recognized the need for an on-line community where women bloggers could come together to support one another and find other blogs to read.  It was a time that pre-dated many of the social platforms we have today, e.g., Facebook, Twitter, etc., so the idea took off like wildfire.  The community increased exponentially very quickly, and we’ve been inspired by our members ever since!

 

Wealthy Single Mommy

Wealthy Single Mommy is one of my favorite Mom Blogs and the reason for this, is not just because Emma Johnson is awesome or her blog is amazing, the reason I really, really like Wealthy Single Mommy, is because they have an article about Home Office Careers! Emma Johnson is not your average blogger; she writes a column for Forbes and she has a great story of overcoming challenges and is a leader in the Mom Blog industry.

1.) How long ago did you start your blog?

4 years in August

2.) What is the mission of your blog/company?

I help professional single Moms create amazing lives on their own terms.

3.) What advice do you have for other women wanting to make the transition to a stay-at-home career?

If you are a valued employee, think about asking your manager for what you want in terms of a flexible or part-time schedule–even if hasn’t been done before. Companies hate replacing workers, especially great ones, so give them the opportunity to keep you!

4.) What inspired you to start your own blog/business?

I love the freedom to pursue projects that interest me, fuel my passions, and to create a business that works for my life, on my terms. Plus, I find it amoral for someone else to dictate how much I can earn (i.e. a salary). In other words: I have control issues. 😉

The ten best blogs for Moms online.

If you want to go off on your own, start asking everyone you know who does have a home-based business about their career path. Figure out where the money is, what industries and sectors are flush, where you might create a niche. Start small, don’t blow a lot of money as you start out. There are so many ways to test the market, figure out what you might excel at, with very little or no overhead. Then, try it out, take risk, tweak, revise and keep going. Create systems that boost productivity, and never be shy about outsourcing home cleaning and child care! You are so much more valuable to your family if you are thriving, rich and happy in your work, than scrubbing floors and washing laundry.

 

Finally: THINK BIG! Someone has to make zillions of dollars. Why shouldn’t it be you?

 

The Top 10 Mom Blogs

This list was put together with the help of Stephanie Willard, the Managing Director of Home Office Careers. Being that this is a Mom Blog, I wanted the opinion of a woman and a soon to be Mom as well. Stephanie, like myself, is very familiar with countless Mom Blogs because stay at home Moms make up a large part of our membership here at Home Office Careers. While I am not a Mom, I am Dad of two young girls, 5 and 8 and I am a stay at home Dad. In addition to running Home Office Careers and NGM Media LLC, which employs more than 20 remote workers, I am a Dad that makes dinner for his children, I pick them up and take them home from school, help them with their homework and perform many ‘stay at home Dad’ responsibilities. Running 2 popular businesses from home, working 75 hour weeks, while raising 2 girls with my wife who also works, is never easy. I can truly empathize with working stay at home Moms.

Are you are working stay at home Mom? If so, I would love to hear your story – please share it with me and our audience in the comments below.

I would also love to hear your feedback on these Top 10 Mom Blogs. Please share your reviews of these outstanding blogs in your comments below.

6 Responses to “The Top 10 Mom Blogs”

  1. Thanks so much for including Mom It Forward in this post. We’re in great company with this list of bloggers.

  2. sugarcookie1965@comcast.net' tara pittman says:

    Love that Mom It forward is on the list.

  3. traesa5115@yahoo.com' Teresa says:

    Hi, I am interested in blogging and working from home. How can I get started with this. Thanks

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