There are so many blogs out there on the internet. So many passionate women sharing their experiences through trying to conceive, pregnancy, labor and delivery, postpartum, caring for new babies, and then raising those babies. Each of those blogs bring something unique and amazing. It’s almost like trying to find a new doctor. You want someone that knows what they are talking about and can give you the right medical advice but you also want someone that you can connect with.
I hope that this can help you find some other voices out there that will help you through your journey of motherhood wherever you are. I am a true believer that as women we need to continue to love support and build each other up. Here are a few of my favorite motherhood blogs to guide you on your journey.
So let’s get into it!
Don’t be fooled you won’t find anything on this blog about poultry farming. It’s a lot less about chickens and more about your own little offspring. It was started by Amy Morrison a mom struggling to make it through the newborn trenches back in 2010. She felt like she wanted to build something that everyday women could understand. On the site she has built some amazing content about all aspects of motherhood from trying to conceive to parenting.
The site is beautifully created and easy to navigate. You can also find stories from other real women through their birth and parenting journey. The content is educational but put into layman’s terms so we can all understand.
Head to Pregnant Chicken.
The creators of Rookie Moms are here to help you build your tribe because they truly believe the saying, “it takes a village.” Not only do they have a great website with a wealth of information through the stages of pregnancy to child rearing, but they also want you to join their private Facebook page and other social pages to connect with real women like you. Bringing women together to help is such an essential part of our motherhood journey.
Check out Rookie Moms.
Who doesn’t appreciate that friend that makes you laugh but will also lovingly tell you when you are being a real pain in the *ss. Isabel and her writers will definitely get you laughing but also shoot you straight and tell you what you really need to hear. Like a real friend they don’t always sugar coat it. My favorite part about this blog is the advice smackdown. Readers send in questions and writer Amalah gives some straight forward and sometimes hard advice. If you want solutions she will give you answers laced with a good sense of humor.
You will also find lot of fun family activities and lighthearted motherhood advice. It is a refreshing read and will definitely keep you hooked.
Come and see Alpha Mom.
Lucie’s list was started by Meg a mom of two girls. She was like many of us feeling overwhelmed and had no clue what she was doing. She bought the things people said you needed and struggled through sleep training. She built this blog so that you wouldn’t have to struggle through all that. She will shoot you straight and give you all the secrets.
She and her team walk you through all stages from pregnancy to preschool. The give you all the nitty gritty info and guides to make life easier as a mom. I love their straight forward attitude. Her “crib notes” are a must. It is a weekly curated email that is easily digestible on the low down for where you are in your personal journey.
Find your guide at Lucie’s List.
The Gentle Nursery
If you are a mom that also worries about finding clean and safe products for yourself and your child this is the place for you. The Gentle Nursery has products and information for every stage of your pregnancy and parenting journey. I know I have spent hours researching which diapers, wipes, formula, etc are safe but also quality. To have a resource you can turn to without the hours of scouring the internet is a huge blessing.
Ysamine, a mother of two, created this blog after researching all these things for herself and her two boys. Her goal is to help you to have practical advice without the harmful chemicals. So all you healthy momma come check her out.
Get Toxin Free at The Gentle Nursery.
Let’s be real we don’t want to be best friends with everyone we meet. We all connect with different people and personalities for a reason. We all need different things. These are some of the blogs that I have found give quality information that is actionable. I hope you can find some voices that you connect with that help you along.
So check out one of these blogs today. I promise you they will leave you with more knowledge than you had when you arrived.
Jess is a registered nurse with over 6+ years of critical care experience for patients young and old and is the mother of two small children. After having her own children she felt inspired to provide mothers with real actionable guidance and education to make informed decisions throughout their pregnancy and postpartum experience.