Dr. Michele Borba
Michele Borba, EdD @micheleborba
Whether it’s helping kids fight bullying, gain kindness, manage homework or get the laptops they need to learn—all over the world—Dr. Michele Borba is working to help children and parents navigate our tricky world. She started as a teacher and became a parent educator. Now, 22 great books later, Dr. Borba is still passionate about sharing her expertise, which is vast.
Founded by Bee Kim @hellobeedotcom
Hello Bee is an online community with posts written by a variety of bloggers about everything related to conception, pregnancy and parenthood. The site features message boards, a DIY section, a forum for Dads, special finds and simple how-to guides forn moms-to-be and new mommies.
The New York Times Motherlode
KJ Dell’Antonia @KJDellAntonia
We can always rely on the NYT Motherlode blog for smart yet simple commentary on all things parenting—including opinion, news, advice and mom musings. Rather than always giving answers (and who really has the definitive ones anyway?), KJ poses questions to the parenting community and looks for collective solutions.
By Micaela Preston @MindfulMomma
Leading a green lifestyle may seem intimidating, but Mindful Momma, AKA mom of two Micaela Preston, makes it easier. The author of Practically Green: Eco-Friendly Decision-making, Micaela offers doable eco-friendly tips, recipes, reviews and crafts. We especially love her DIY Green posts, which include instructions for homemade body care products and money saving eco-crafts.
Katy Farber @non_toxic_kids
Non-Toxic Kids keeps you updated on the latest envoronmental threats to your family, while helping you live an eco-friendly, healthy lifestyle. We appreciate Katy Farber's extremely honest viewpoint, along with her parenting tips and book and product reviews.
Lydia DePillis @lydiadepillis
Boys clubs are everywhere, as illuminated by the singularly focused Tumblr page of the New Republic writer Lydia DePillis. We get a kick out of her screenshot groupings of male-dominated sectors, everything from politics to finance to higher education to FBI fugitives—there’s even a group of incarnations of the Dalai Lama. Sometimes funny, her posts do a great deal to remind us that these boys’ clubs still don’t give out keys to women.
Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner @momsrising
This grassroots organization harnesses the power of the web to serve moms nationwide. To that end, MomsRising rallied its million-plus supporters behind our petition for paid family leave in the U.S. The result? Nearly 50,000 signatures! (You can still join our fight at workingmother.com/paidleave) MomsRising also fights for paid leave, flexible work, affordable child care and an end to wage and hiring discrimination.
Joanne Bamberger @jlcbamberger
Often when something political breaks on Twitter, Joanne is the first person we agree with. She's nothing if not fast and smart. Need help breaking down a complicated issue? Spend some time at punditmom.com, where Joanne writes about the intersection of motherhood, online media and politics.
Kate Sorensen @couponcraving
There are a zillion coupon lists out there, but Kate Sorensen’s Coupon Cravings stands out with not only tons of valuable coupons, but a lot of fun as well. Kate's site is a great one-stop shop for deals on eveything from toothbrushes to craft supplies to coffee.
Moms Need to Know
Mindi Cherry @mindicherry
This is one discerning and highly edited coupon site. Our favorite posts include her retail roundups, which list the latest top deals, and her rundown of the best bargains at larger stores like Whole Foods.
By Elina Furman and Leah Furman @a_listmom
From nursery décor to grown-up skincare, you can find out about the latest goods for babies, toddlers and moms at A-List Mom's blog and via her email newsletter. You'll also learn about exclusive offers and cool giveaways.
Nadia Carriere @childmode
This comprehensive family blog features tips on new products, recreation ideas, style for both moms and kids, and family travel destinations and reviews. You’ll also find information on recent recalls, behind-the-scenes peeks at kids’ fashion shows and advice on kid-friendly trips.
Colleen Padilla @classymommy
If you’re ever wondered how a kid’s toy works before purchasing it online, log on to this site to see if it’s been vlogged about. Featuring mroe than 1,400 reviews (including video reviews) and online giveaways, ClassyMommy is a must-go site to find great products for babies, kids and moms that have been tested and approved.
Candace Lindemann and Debbie Bookstaber @mamanista
Mamanista makes it easy to find trendy yet budget-friendly gifts, fashion and baby gear, all of which have been reviewed in its product guides. The site also feature ongoing deals and contests and highlights worthwhile charities.
Denise Albert and Melissa Gerstein @themoms
When they’re not strutting the runways of Fashion Week with a bunch of other “real moms,” The Moms are inviting their followers to lunch with the likes of Jada Pinkett Smith, Kristin Chenoweth and Andrew McCarthy to support causes that impact us all. And they both blog about all things moms, parenting and kids (including divorce). Sure, they stump for products, too, but a girl’s gotta make a living, doesn’t she?
Food For My Family
Shaina Olmanson @foodformyfamily
A favorite site for yummy recipes, Food For My Family also features the One Deal, Five Meals feature, which helps busy moms make five different meals with one base ingredient. Also check out the site's going green articles.
In Jennie’s Kitchen
Jennifer Perillo @jenniferperillo
Single mom Jennifer Perillo’s food blog is a delicious mix of homemade cooking, flavors and family that whips up into delightful recipes and remembrances. Jennie was suddenly widowed in 2011 and shared her tragic yet loving journey through that time, as well. Total disclosure: Jennie is also Working Mother’s consulting food editor, and we love her personally as well as professionally!
Catherine McCord @weelicious
Weelicious sets itself apart from other recipe sites with its focus on healthy recipes for all family members—starting with dishes for little ones and school age kids and moving on to adults. Recipes are quick, simple and make use of few but fresh ingredients. A find for for busy moms.
Apartment Therapy Family
Maxwell Gillingham-Ryan, Carrie McBride @apttherapy
You could easily spend hours pouring over design blogs to find your new sofa, but here you can also find great ideas for the nursery and kids' rooms. Featuring Apartment Therapy’s popular product ideas and how-to guides, the site also has tips on making the rest of your home kid-friendly.
Laurie Turk @tipjunkie
With TipJunkie.com, at-home mom Laurie Turk has created every avid Pinterest user’s dream. The site is rife with recipes, DIYs, crafts, organizing tips and party ideas, so you’re sure to find something to help put your creative time to good use. In addition, users can contribute their own tips so they can promote themselves.
The TomKat Studio
Kim Stoegbauer @tomkatstudio
The TomKat Studio blog offers creative party ideas illustrated with beautiful images, as well as other fun lifestyle content. At the online store, you can buy supplies and printable designs for every occasion to assist you in your party-planning endeavors.
5 Minutes for Mom
Janice Croze and Susan Carraretto @5minutesformom
Created by moms and identical twins Janice Croze and Susan Carraretto, this blog inspires, supports, connects, encourages, empowers and entertains mothers. It covers a wide variety of topics such as family life, working at home and fashion and fitness, so there’s something for all of us.
Jenny Lawson @thebloggess
We love the honesty and humor of Jenny Lawson’s lifestyle blog. Random and thoughtful, these musings keeps us on our toes with unpredictable yet always entertaining posts. We can’t get enough of the silly cat pics and conversation recap posts!
Heather Armstrong @dooce
At a glance, Dooce.com seems like many other lifestyle mom blogs. But Heather takes things a giant step further with her cheeky and witty writing style and candid discussions of topics like her time in a psyche ward, leaving the Mormon Church and, of course, poop and boobs.
The Mama Bird Diaries
Kelcey Kinter @mamabirddiaries
Kelcey Kinter is a 40-year-old, NY mom with 4 kids and one more on the way. A former TV reporter/anchor, she pens her motherhood escapades with adventurous humour and a dollop of glamour. Many of us now make The Mama Bird Diaries a daily habit!
Joy Deangdeelert Cho @ohjoystudio
One of the most popular lifestyle sites on the web, Oh Joy leads you to great new products from quirky wallpaper to cool desktop items to fashionable finds for your baby. The focuses is on design, fashion and food that helps you keep up with the latest trends.
Amy Lupold Bair @resourcefulmom
Resourceful Mommy is the creation and personal blog of former teacher, author and Twitter Party inventor Amy Lupold Bair. Here, she shares useful parenting tips, reviews new products and services, and hosts contests and giveaways.
By Jill Smokler @scarymommy
Scary Mommy blogger Jill Smokler offers a refreshingly honest view on motherhood today. She knows being a parent isn’t all sunshine and flowers and blogs to capture the little-discussed dark side of parenthood. The site's community boards give its readers a place to vent and get advice and support.
Cali Williams Yost @caliyost
Cali Yost, CEO and founder of Work+Life Fit (for individuals) and Flex+Strategy Group (for business), gets to the heart of the flexible work issue in the U.S. by addressing what both companies and staffers can do to make flex strategies workplace realities. We especially like the emphasis on going beyond the term “balance” to find the right “fit” when it comes to allotting time for work and life. Check out the Work+Life Fit blog to light your flex-loving fire.