Inspiration is all around you. Whether if it’s parenting advice from your mother, relationship tips from a friend, or career hacks from a mentor or colleague. But inspiration can also come from someone who’ve never even met before — such as an author, podcaster, or a blogger.
Today I want to share with you 11 amazing blogs where I’ve been able to find inspiration and guidance as a mother and professional.
Amy Morrison launched this parenting blog in 2010 and it’s definitely one of the more entertaining and helpful sites available for mothers. That’s because the site puts a humorous and lighthearted spin on the unpleasant side of pregnancy and motherhood, such as postpartum depression.
There’s also useful checklists, product reviews, and tricks — baby laundry tips.
Described as “a lifestyle brand that informs and inspires Millennial women through the journey of motherhood,” Motherly was founded by Jill Koziol and Liz Tenety and provides advice from experts on a variety of topics.
The Motherly blog focuses on topics like the stages of pregnancy, activities for children, relationship advice, and how to achieve work life balance. There’s also online video classes led by experts.
3. 24/7 Moms
Created by mother of five Trisha Novotny, 24/7 Moms is your one-stop blog for advice on housekeeping, meal planning, and frugal living. The blog also has provides helpful articles regarding parenting and marriage advice.
Trisha also hosts a weekly live webcast to really strengthen the sense of community.
4. Anjali Varma – The Modern Mompreneur
The Modern Mompreneur is the persona of Anjali Varma, who is a small business owner and small business coach. Anjali’s blog, as well as her YouTube channel, features tips specifically for mompreneurs.
Anjali is also a regular on the Mom’s Corner segment on Fox 5 Good Day DC.
5. Scary Mama
Launched in 2008 by Jill Smokler as a personal blog about her days as a stay-at-home mom, Scary Mama has transformed into a vibrant community and media site where mothers share funny and real stories and advice on pregnancy, raising kids, staying healthy, and improving your marriage and friendships.
There’s also some useful travel tips — which I can definitely use with all the running around my family does!
Besides the blog posts, Scary Mama also published original video content.
No matter how you try you and your family are far from perfect. And that’s why I love this blog from Nicole Schwarz, a self-proclaimed “imperfect mom” to 3 girls. Nichole is also a Parent Coach with a License in Family Therapy.
Imperfect Families focuses mainly on how overwhelmed and stressed parents can deal with situations like how to deal with talking back and when your child has a “high intensity meltdown.”
There’s also advice on how to become a more positive parent, as well as eBooks and scheduling a parent coaching session.
Working Mother is dedicated to empowering and helping women as mothers and professionals through it’s website, magazine, videos, social networks, and conferences and events.
For example, they published The Ultimate Guide for New Working Moms that covers maternity leave, breastfeeding and pumping, and how to return to work after having a baby.
After spending more than a decade in Corporate America, Monica left her job for a smaller company where she should receive more flexible benefits. In 2016 she started working for herself full-time with her blog where she instructs mom entrepreneurs on how to convert their skills or passion into an online business.
There’s also advice for moms who work for someone else, like how to define your own maternity leave.
Working Mom Magic was started by Lauren, who is “a working mom doing my best to keep it all together with the help of some fancy illusions and sleight of hand.”
Her blog is full of excellent advice ranging from “How to Make Happiness a Habit” to “The Right Way to Ask for a Raise” to “How to Enjoy the Beach With Young Kids.”
10. A Cup of Jo
Journalist, and mother of two boys, Joanna Goddard started A Cup of Jo as a hobby. It’s now her full-time job.
What I like about this blog is that there is practical professional advice, such as what to wear to work and what not to say in a job interview, as well as motherhood advice, like what contractions feel like and how to take beautiful pictures of your children.
There’s also the fascinating motherhood around the world series that shares parenting practices from different parts of the world.
Finally, Working Moms Against Guilt is a online community started in 2006 that helps moms “battle guilt at the office, at family functions, in the minivan, on the playground” so that they can feel better about their choices and lives.
Here you’ll find simple recipes for your family while on vacation, digital tools to help you save time, and resources like a list of the leading mom friendly employers and organizations.
Do you have a website that you can’t live without? Let me know all about it by leaving a comment.