Parenting can be a very rewarding, but also a very challenging experience. Even parents who have friends or family members who are close to them feel lonely at times.
Below is a collection of some of the top parenting blogs we’ve found, to help provide you with tools, tips, tricks, inspiration, and community. These should help equip you for the challenges that arise on your parenting journey.
From family-friendly recipes to games and activities, to tactics for dealing with loneliness and other emotions, these blogs can serve as valuable resources for all parents.
More to Mum is run by Louise, a certified Mindset and Life Coach for Mums who struggle with perfectionism and guilt.
She supports her clients to see and release the conditioning and beliefs that are keeping them stuck in coping strategies, and renew their mindset and relationship with themselves so they can confidently be the woman and mother they really want to be.
Louise shines a light on the social conditioning of mothers and how they are undergoing a complete transformation called matrescence. She believes women become more, not less, when they become mothers and that being yourself is the best and most beautiful way to be.
Louise is known for her deep understanding of people, and positive, nurturing style. Her clients say she makes them feel safe from the outset, navigates difficult topics with love and compassion and makes complex ideas easy to understand. Women who work with Louise gain a deep understanding of self, learn to trust and believe in themselves and confidently create the changes they long for in their lives.
The More to Mum website contains many free resources for mothers who are interested in breaking free of the pressure and shoulds to redefine success for themselves and prioritise their wellbeing.
BellyBelly is a group of proud Mums and Dads with a mission to enable all parents and soon to be parents to have the ability to make informed decisions throughout their pregnancy, birth and parenting.
They have the pleasure to be working with amazing midwives, doulas, IBCLC and other medical professionals across the globe who provide well-researched and evidence based articles around conception, pregnancy, new mothers, birth, baby, breastfeeding, toddler and all things parenting over the last 20 years.
The pregnancy, birth and parenting journey is highly transformative for all parents and BellyBelly believes women and their partners should be fully informed and supported to have the best experience possible. How a woman experiences her pregnancy and birth has a profound impact on who she becomes and how she feels as a mother.
Today, BellyBelly is proud to reach an audience of millions globally. In fact, around 1.5-2 million people visit the BellyBelly website every single month.
Kids in Adelaide is a fun and easy way to find all the information on things to do with kids in Adelaide and wider South Australia. They do the hard work for you, finding all the best playgrounds, cafes, events and activities for families young and old and keep you informed of any new and exciting events and things to do in Adelaide.
Their mission is to be the online resource for all Adelaide parents and carers, bringing you a wealth of valuable, up-to-date information. They know the small, secret and new places that the city houses and want to share them with you. They want to link you with all the best places, businesses, events and products available in South Australia.
Sophie started Sustainably Lazy after having her first premature baby because she realised there was no green living blog that represented her struggles. Sophie wants sustainable living to be accessible to everyone and encourages people to focus on what they can do rather than what doesn’t work for their family.
Her long, honest captions on Instagram remind us all that there is no place for perfection in this movement and this has grown into a friendly, inclusive community.
Sophie helps people reduce their waste and change their mindset by providing beginners’ guides and information on a range of topics. Her goal is to help parents make informed decisions about the brands they support and the products they buy.
Having seen the effects of climate change first-hand in Africa, Sustainably Lazy takes a holistic approach to sustainability and prioritises human rights in her work.
MamaMag was created 8 years ago by Melbourne mum of two Sarah Cavalier.
What started off as a little print magazine in Bayside Melbourne, with 5,000 copies each issue, has today grown to an Australian wide blog and parenting resource with digital magazines available in six major cities nationally, reaching around 600,000 families each issue.
From their website and socials, to the free magazines, MamaMag offers fun and relevant content, interviews, giveaways, recipes, playground reviews, tips and advice, as well as local insights and what’s on ideas for mums and parents, tailored to their local city. 2022 will also see the launch of their parenting digital discovery platform MamaMap, so watch this space!
If you live, work or play on Sydney’s North Shore, local parenting website North Shore Mums provides answers, inspiration and ideas about how to raise, entertain and enjoy your children on Sydney’s North Shore.
North Shore Mums started as a Facebook group in May 2012, when Rachel Chappell moved to Sydney’s leafy North Shore with her husband, toddler and new baby. With lots of questions about things like childcare centres, kid-friendly cafes, the best playgrounds and doctors… and only a few local friends to ask, she realised she wouldn’t get the answers from her immediate social circle.
So, on a whim, she created a Facebook group called North Shore Mums, to help her connect with other local mums.
The quick growth of the Facebook group indicated a huge need in the market for information and resources for local mums, so with a background in magazine marketing, Rachel decided to launch her own online business by creating a website.
Just over a year later, she launched the North Shore Mums website to provide a platform where all the common questions and issues could be found in an organised space. The website features articles written by local mums, an up-to-the-minute events guide, a Directory brimming with fabulous local businesses, a Job Board featuring family-friendly roles, as well as special offers and competitions.
North Shore Mums has fundamentally transformed the way local mums connect on Sydney’s North Shore. There was a huge gap in the market for information and support for local mums, and North Shore Mums has filled that need.
Now, with over 100,000 monthly website visitors and 37,000 members of the Facebook group, North Shore Mums has established itself as the premier online destination for local families.
KiddyCharts is the only global social enterprise content site in the parenting sector, giving 51%+ profit to charity, while at the same time providing content to educate and entertain kids.
Check out their free resources, and shop for loads of ideas for the kids; from colouring to learning – they have you covered.
The site also includes advice, recipes and travel ideas for all the family. You can also sign up to their free membership club “Time to Pee” for inspiration and more.
Beanstalk is a supportive, inspirational community for single mothers. It’s for women who are grappling with their status of “single mum” to those who are entirely happy with the change in their lives.
By contributing to the community and its blog, Single Mum Vine, each mum helps to create a wonderful resource space and community for single mothers of the future.
Stuff Mums Like is a blog about parenting: stories you can relate to, easy recipes, and ideas for the next family adventure.
A recent blog post was a guide on ways to help your child develop a positive attitude. It stepped through 9 ways you can help your children navigate wins and losses with a positive mindset.
This is a very useful blog with new ideas being posted regularly and provides a valuable resource for any parent.
Cheree, a mum of four girls aged 17 down to 8, writes about recipes, travel tips and hacks, home improvements and other mum stuff.
Cheree started the Oh So Busy Mum blog in 2014, after the success of her Facebook page, which now has over 130k followers.
Her blog quickly became popular for its family-friendly recipes. Cheree’s blog also contains her love of family travel. She loves travelling with her family and inspiring other families to do the same.
She writes in a friendly tone that makes her relatable and informative posts wonderful reads that readers of all ages will enjoy.
The Natural Parent Magazine is a full-color, online and print parenting magazine for conscious parents.
Their unique combination of parenting support, pregnancy and birth, maternity fashion, parenting news, craft and more helps empower you to make the world a better place for your family.
There’s a great amount of free content available on their website but a hard copy of The Natural Parent Magazine can be purchased at locations throughout Australia.