The Ultimate Mommy Blog List--Blogs for Moms by Moms
Update August, 2008: If you want to see the world's most complete collection of mommy blogs, go to Moms.alltop.
While poking around the BlogHer site, I found what must be the definitive list of blogs for moms. I provide it below. If you know a mom, please forward this list to her. I’m pretty sure she’ll find something of interest. Here is the permalink:
Note: There is a contingent of readers of my blog who do not like when I write about blogs/blogging/bloggers. I’d guess there’s also a contingent who do not like when I write about non-business, non-tech, non-male subjects. To these readers, I say in advance: “You can never support a mom, much less a mommy blogger, too much, so deal with it.”
Badgermama “Mom with a mohawk.” Watch Badgermama as she raises a son, lives as a writer in San Francisco and attends PTA meetings where the other moms pretend they’re not staring at her purple hair. Read Badgermama.
BeTwinned “The one-stop internet spot for parents of twins and multiples.” Welcome to an online magazine whose name was inspired by the song, “Bewitched, bothered and bewildered.” Edited by a mother of twins, journalist Diana Day. Learn more about Betwinned.
Busy Mom “Better parenting through coffee.” Busy Mom is 41 years old and has been married to Busy Dad for 15 years. They have three kids: Busy Girl (11), Busy Boy (9) and The Preschooler Formerly Known as Busy Baby (4)... Read Busy Mom.
Chookooloonks: The Journal “A Trinidadian term of endearment, used especially when addressing a child.” A former C-level executive, Karen is a full-time writer and photographer, with a wry wit and a good eye. Chookooloonks describes her daily life as an “Englameridadian," being married to a Brit, and being the mother of a child so multicultural she defies categorization. And don’t miss her other blogs: Blogging Baby, Emerald Market, and The Pan Collective. Learn more about Chookooloonks.
CityMama “Mama ain’t raisin’ no fool.” Welcome to the private site of a 36-year-old hip-hop- and new-wave-music-obsessed, city-dwelling mother of two. You may already know her as professional blogger Stefania Butler (Slashfood, Blogging Baby)... Learn more about CityMama.
Family Living; Hatfield Style Not McCoy style! Jenna blogs about family life, fire and military life, homeownership, broadcasting drama and, of course, “the cutest baby on the planet.” Content also includes photography, book and product reviews and the occasional -- but necessary -- rant. Learn more about The JHatfields.
Fussy “I’m your host, Mrs. Kennedy” An editor-turned-blogger takes on the struggle to live life as a thinking person while trying to get a small boy to school on time without dog biscuits in his teeth. Learn more about Fussy.
I’m Ablogging “Putting the ‘mo’ in ‘mofo’ since 2004;” Meghan is 33 years old, has an 11 month-old daughter, a big, handsome Dutch husband and two dogs. “I live in a rambler in the suburbs and I drive a freaking minivan for God’s sake,” she writes. “What happened to me?” Well, she co-founded Mommybloggers with Jenn Satterwhite and Jenny Lauck, for one thing! Read I’m Ablogging.
IzzyMom “Faking it since the turn of the century.” Meet Izzy, a thirtysomething mother and mildly sarcastic mommy blogger. Occasionally serious, usually funny and always honest observations, stories and rants on everything from body image and preschool politics to motherhood and marriage. Learn more about IzzyMom.
jenandtonic “Like toilet paper stuck to the heel of your shoe.” In this personal, humorous blog, JenB talks about her family, parenting her two-year-old, her personal struggles, television, music and books. Read jenandtonic.
Joy Unexpected “Taking aerobic dancing seriously since 2005.” I’m a 34 year old woman married to the same man for 15 years, mother to two handsome boys and one beautiful baby girl, who was not planned but who turned out to be the Unexpected Joy of our lives. My blog is an honest reflection of who I am and the crazy, yet completely ordinary life I live. Read Joy Unexpected.
Kimchi Mamas “Meet Nina, Twizzle, Irane, Linda, Delia, Weigook Saram and Stefania...” What better name for a blog written by a group of Korean and married-to-Korean mothers than Kimchi Mamas? After all, they say, “We’re a little spicy, plenty fiery, and sometimes? We like to get pickled.” Read Kimchi Mamas.
Mom-101 “I don’t know what I’m doing either.” Liz, a NYC writer hailing from the justly-maligned world of advertising, fell in love with the funny guy from improv class and begat Thalia. “Turns out we got the best one,” writes Liz. “Now if only I knew what I was doing” Learn more about Mom-101.
Mommybloggers “Mom by mom, we are changing our world!” The goal of Mommybloggers is to expose the diversity of the writers who commonly fall under the label mommyblogger. “Love the term or hate it, Mommybloggers are here to stay,” say co-founders Jenn Satterwhite, Jenny Lauck and Meghan Townsend. Learn more about the Mommybloggers.
Mommy Needs Coffee “On a never-ending search to find a way to receive her coffee intravenously!” Welcome to the personal blog of Mommybloggers co-founder Jenn Satterwhite. In between loads of laundry and soccer games, Jenn blogs, writes essays and is currently finishing her debut book. Learn more about Mommy Needs Coffee.
Mom To The Screaming Masses “Picking up your socks since 1992.” Carmen is a stay-at-home mom to six kids. She’s a Starbucks addict and a huge fan of naps. When she’s not scaling Mt. Laundry, cleaning, driving carpool, or cooking, she likes to read and run. Read Mom To The Screaming Masses.
mothergoosemouse Julie has always been full of contradictions. She’s been an honor student, harpist, punk rocker, cheerleader, Air Force officer, record company employee, a wife, and a mother to a Goose and a Mouse. You may need a map to follow her train of thought, but at least it makes some pretty interesting stops. Read mothergoosemouse.
Motherhood Uncensored It’s a no-more-mrs.-nice-mom take on the mom blog. The faint of heart or weak of stomach need not apply. Kristen is taking off her mommy mask and letting it all hang out. Read Motherhood Uncensored.
Mom Writes “Writing to Stay Sane While Caring for Little People with Big Needs.” Mary Tsao is a stay-at-home mother who lives in Silicon Valley with her engineer husband and their two toddlers. In her former life she was a technical writer, but she knows far more people read her blog than ever read her user guides. Read Mom Writes.
Ninjapoodles “Beware the four-pointed paw of death” If it’s happening in Belinda’s life, it’s probably reflected on her blog. A Southerner, Democrat, and Christian, this ”walking contradiction” blogs about her daughter, marriage, family, health issues, showdogs, horses, church, society, and more. And there are poodles. Ninja poodles. Learn more about Ninjapoodles.
Not Calm (dot com) “Yes, they are all mine.” Jen is a 35 year old recovering hard-core Dr. Sears type parent of four kids, ages 3, 5, 7 & 9, who is discovering the joys of NOT cosleeping (well, not much) anymore. She has been breastfeeding for nearly ten years. Yes, TEN. Learn more about Not Calm (dot com).
Notes from the Trenches Fighting the war on tantrums since 1994. Formerly The Big Yellow House. Meet Chris, over-educated mother of six boys and one girl, struggling to stay sane despite the efforts of her children. And yes, she knows what causes it. Read Notes from the Trenches.
Silicon Valley Moms Blog A byte of Silicon Valley life. Welcome to Silicon Valley, where 20+ moms write about being CEOs at work and CFOs at home, where houses are expensive, kids love sushi and have web businesses, and moms are too busy chauffeuring kids to raise a sword in the mommywars. Read the Silicon Valley Moms Blog.
Spot-On.com A social commentary site devoted to showcasing new voices, many of them women: From just west of Washington, D.C. Jeanne Jackson writes about pop culture, raising kids and just how wacky the world can be if you let it get to you. Experienced journalist Deborah Klosky writes about motherhood from a feminist perspective from her ex-pat perch in Valencia, Spain. From Milan, Nicole Martinelli writes about European culture and politics. And, of course, Spot-On Founder and Editor Chris Nolan, a veteran political journalist who decided to stop yelling at her TV set and instead write and publish her own political commentary. Nolan isn’t a mom. But some of her favorite bloggers are. Learn more about Spot-on.com. Coming soon!
State of Grace You may already know Grace from the Hurricane Katrina Direct Relief Fund blog and SFGate. Here Grace blogs about her teen daughter, her happy marriage and her musings as a “rowdy, badass woman in her 50s.” Learn more about the State of Grace.
Suburban Turmoil ...is what you get when you combine a two-year-old daughter, 15 and 13-year-old stepdaughters, an alpha male husband, a braying beagle, a bunch of annoying neighbors and a 30-year-old woman trying to make them all happy and look damn good in the process. Read Suburban Turmoil.
Surrender Dorothy Rita Arens is a writer and mother living with her husband and daughter in Kansas City. Her magazine articles, fiction and poetry have appeared in numerous periodicals. Read Surrender Dorothy.
Sweetney Muthablogga in residence. Keyboard at the ready, this 30-something SAHM (stay at home mom) ranges far and wide in her blog, from daily life raising a preschooler to music, current events and politics. Read Sweetney.
This Full House “Don’t make me have to use UPPERCASE!” This Full House is a full-frontal encounter into Liz’s life as a mom with four children, two cats, one super hyper sock-eating chocolate lab and too damned much laundry. Learn more about This Full House.
Three Kid Circus “Helping Other Parents Feel Superior, One Blog Entry At A Time.” Witty, warm and self-deprecating, Jenny Lauck takes a humorous look at parenting three young children in the suburbs. Learn more about Three Kid Circus.
Woulda Coulda Shoulda “How exactly did I get here?” Perhaps the Web’s funniest single mom, Mir is trying to figure out what she wants to be when she grows up-despite already being a divorced 30-something with two small, demanding creatures underfoot. She also recently launched Want Not, about her quest to live a fulfilled life without benefit of endless buckets of money. Learn more about Mir and her goals for Want Not.
Addendum. Here are even more great mommy blogs:
Antique Mommy I was 44 when I had my baby. This blog chronicles the joys and challenges of living in the brave new world of hot flashes, sloppy cookie kisses, and trimming itty bitty fingernails while wearing bi-focals.
Babylune. The first phase of new motherhood is an information resource for women recovering from childbirth. It is written by Kate Baggott—a technology journalist—while she is on a reduced-schedule maternity leave.
ClubMom This is the mother lode of mommy blogs. “Best of.” “Featured.” “Directory.” You name it...
Crib Ceiling Krisco is a full time stay-at-home mom to two little cuties. She used to be something. She forgot what. Still somewhat startled at the changes, loving the dollies, hating the housework. (Update: And now, she's working again! Will her old self return? Can she find matching shoes? Will anyone do the laundry?)
Dooce Heather’s clever writing and gorgeous photos charm and surprise readers. In addition to SAHMs, writers, creative types and techies alike can’t get by without a daily Dooce fix.
GwendomamaTrying to keep expletives to a minimum while raising her two children and dealing with the death of The Other One. Wears Birkenstocks, has dirty feet, enjoys music, baking, writing, fine wine, finger painting, and digging sand out of mouths.
Hormone Colored Days Breaking through her hormone-colored daze Kim Moldofsky muses on parenting and stay-at-home moms returning to the world of paid work. When PMS strikes, she takes care not to leave chocolate fingerprints on her keyboard as she rants about our nation’s public schools and how the system leaves gifted children behind.
Little Pregnant (A) Madcap misadventures in infertility, pregnancy, prematurity, and parenthood. Cranky, introspective, frank, and funny, sometimes all at once.
Livin’ Large Seven kids, one exchange student, three dogs, two cats, two birds, four goats, fifteen chickens, and a 500-lb. pig named Florence —but who’s counting? Uber-Mama Natalie writes on life, kids, and how she manages her super-sized family without resorting to Valium or a paid staff. Sometimes touching, sometimes funny, always better than a kick in the head. Well, most of the time...
Lucky Mom Happy married with an almost 3 year old, the Lucky in Lucky Mom could come crashing down soon as baby #2 (and last!) is due in less than 3 months. Will her luck run out?
Mama Drama Five Texas mommies dish the dirt on the real down-and-dirty rites of motherhood. The mommies run the spectrum from SAHM's to full-time professionals, from single to married, and from wrangling their babies to strangling (or at least wanting to strangle) their teens.
Mamalogues A younger, more neurotic Irma Bombeck.
Motherload: The MomAdvice.com Blog Mother of two and founder of MomAdvice.com, Amy dishes out her advice for moms on creative home solutions, saving money, feeding your family, and anything else that will help keep your sanity.
Mommy Blog (The) A naked, brutally funny, endearingly honest chronicle of family life beset by disaster on many fronts. Mindy keeps her family together through catastrophic illness, four bouts of postpartum depression, financial peril, familial Waterloo, and job instability.
Mommy Off the Record Here’s Hoping My Kids Won't Need Therapy. A twenty-something mom trying to find the humor in new motherhood.
My Name Is Mommy A few funny stories documenting one mom's utter failure in raising three perfect children, but some success and joy at managing a pretty happy family...for the most part.
Parent Hacks A collaborative weblog of practical parenting wisdom.
Surcie: A Little Treat, Just Because She blogs from the kitchen table and eats something chocolatey while The Boy Child (age 3) takes the much anticipated Afternoon Nap.
Thrifty MommyThrifty mommy is just her way of showing you how to save time and money without feeling like you are pinching pennies. Great sales both online and at the stores are coupled with time saving ideas to hopefully inspire and challenge you to pass on the tradition of frugal living with your kids.