The following list of the best parenting websites and blogs have found a way to crunch all the important information for parents.
It’s not easy to run one of the best parenting websites online. I run a lackluster website and it’s hard damn work. I can’t imagine how much effort goes into a website for real!!!
Keeping up to date on the constantly changing information, facts, research and studies about kids and parenting is a thankless job plus add in all the fads, trends, crazy news stories and it takes a huge staff to keep it all flowing on the daily. The following parenting websites and blogs have found a way to crunch all the information together and present it to busy parents. I thank thee.
Here’s my list of the best parenting websites and blogs online today. I’ve broken the parenting website list down into two categories. The serious websites and the not-so serious website. You’re smart enough to understand the difference. At least I hope so, for your kid’s sake.
Best Parenting Websites For Information
Cafemom.com — A community where moms can ask questions, give advice and share personal experiences, covering issues from fashion to work.
Parents.com— Parents Magazine includes message boards covering pregnancy, children, health, safety, food and…More parenting related topics.
Parenting.com— The home of Parenting and BabyTalk Magazines with information on many topics on being a parent.
Bundoo.com — Bundoo is a physician-driven resource for expecting parents and new parents of children from 0-4. Our content is evidence-based, and everything is either written or reviewed by doctors. They were recently named as an Official Honoree for this year’s Webby Awards in the Family/Parenting category.
Pampers.com –Pampers parenting institute. All about pampers and parenting. Includes email list and other resources online.
Mothering.com –is the largest online destination for parents interested in exploring natural and eco-conscious living — including birth and medical choice, breastfeeding, attachment parenting, gentle discipline, educational alternatives, healthy eating and green products.
Pbs.org/parents— Resources and expert advice about raising healthy children, encouraging literacy, family-friendly activities.
Indiaparenting.com — Information for Indian parents with topics ranging from pregnancy to raising children, including articles on infertility, health and medicine, and Hindu and Muslim baby names.
Kellymom.com — Evidence-based information on breastfeeding and parenting issues. Articles on breastfeeding, nutrition for mothers and infants, sleep and other parenting issues.
Justmommies.com — Parenting articles and videos on a large range of topics.
Askdrsears.com — Get answers questions about kids’ health care, pregnancy and childbirth, breastfeeding and discipline.
Modernmom.com — News, tips and advice for today’s mom.
Momswhothink.com— MomsWhoThink.com is a premier women’s destination and one of the best parenting websites that recognizes the need for both information and relaxation by providing solutions for families.
Workingmother.com — Online version of Working Mother magazine which covers work and life issues important to career-committed mothers.
Rollercoaster.ie — Deals with the ups and downs of parenting. Provides information, support and advice on pregnancy, babies, nutrition and childcare. Includes an e-zine, discussion groups and a parenting diary.
Mops.org — International support network of women who share the common bond of preschool age children. Offers tips and discussion about parenting, marriage, health and money matters for stay home and working mothers.
BabyDotDot – a blog about pregnancy, parenting, nursery and baby information. Here you can find all sorts of guides and tips as well as best baby and mother product reviews and more.
And now the best parenting websites and blogs that don’t always take the job too seriously…
Funniest Parenting Websites & Blogs
The Bloggess.com — Jenny (The Bloggess) has been blogging about her strange little life for almost a decade. Her website is mainly dark humor mixed with brutally honest periods of mental illness. She’s also a best selling author and one of the funniest moms/humans on Earth. When she talks about being a mom, it’s one of the best parenting websites going. When she doesn’t, it’s still hilarious.
My Kind Of Parenting — No judgment. No advice. Just adventuring through parenthood told by one hilarious mom. One of the best parenting blogs for an honest take on being responsible for tiny, insane people.
Moms Who Drink And Swear — Not a blog about drinking and swearing or parenting (although Nikki writes about all three of these things), Moms Who Drink And Swear is a platform for words and ideas that empower people to be genuine, to crush stigma, and to increase awareness and acceptance. Nikki want everyone to talk about everyfuckingthing. She realizes the title of the blog is weird and misleading. Get over it.
Massholemommy.com — Product reviews and stories about life as a Massachusetts mommy.
Scarymommy.com — What started as an innocent on-line baby book in early 2008 to chronicle Jill Smokler’s stay-at-home days with her children, quickly transformed into a vibrant community of parents, brought together by a common theme: Parenting doesn’t have to be perfect.
RachRiot.com — Rachael Pavlik is RachRiot. Writer, mother, Pilates avoider. Beloved by tens of readers, some she’s not even related to. Co-author of the New York Times Best-Selling anthology, I Just Want To Pee Alone.
Best Dad Blogs And Websites
LifeofDad.com — Life of Dad is the first ever and fastest growing social network for dads. Featuring thousands of blogs, videos, podcasts and more, Life of Dad is the one-stop for all new and experienced dads.
Out With The Kids — From the creator of OWTK “I’m Jeff Bogle and I started Out With The Kids (OWTK) when my 1st daughter (known around here as The Bear) was 2-years old. The idea was to document the way my wife and I “Parent Differently”, a tag I use from time to time around here. Since that modest blogging birth, OWTK has grown into a recognized and oft quoted voice in the kindie rock music world, and, occasionally, in the kid’s theater, literature and toy worlds…and my family has grown to include a 2nd child (The Mouse.) I am kid’s music’s toughest critic and most fearless champion.”
Fatherly — Fatherly is a parenting resource for men who understand that embracing what they’ve become doesn’t mean giving up who they are. Men who want to be great fathers without turning into cliches. Men who spent their formative years laughing at blogs about dads in short shorts, but who will never, ever wear short shorts themselves.
HowToBeADad.com — If you were looking for a website telling you how to be a dad… you didn’t find it. Charlie & Andy aren’t experts in “dadology.” They aren’t even sure such a thing exists. They’re just here to tell you that being a parent sometimes means experiencing things without an authority, letting love and humor get you through. For those other times, they recommend a sturdy helmet. One of the best parenting websites for dads or moms.
Designer Daddy — Brent Almond is an award-winning graphic designer and illustrator, doing business as Design Nut since 2002. Three years ago he and his husband (AKA Papa) adopted their son JJ, and on his 1st birthday debuted Designer Daddy (you are here), where Brent blogs about the following random, largely unrelated topics.
8 Bit Dad — 8BitDad is a site for all lovers of the old school. We share parenthood news stories, science, studies, opinions, lists and videos from around the internet.
Did I miss an awesome parenting blog that must be added to this list of the best parenting blogs and websites of the year? Let me know in the comment section and I’ll check it out and add it to the list.