Best Parenting Websites & Blogs Every Mom And Dad Should Read

Best Parenting Blogs And Websites

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.

CoParents.com — CoParents is a social media platform aimed at providing a common ground to free sperm donors. With over 100,000 registrations, CoParents has members from the United States, the UK, Australia, Canada and across the world and it’s one of the most comprehensive databases of its kind.

TheCradle.com — An all-questions-answered primer for the newly pregnant and the newly parenting, with eco-friendly undertones.

Newborns Planet – This website focuses on smart parenting. You will find there valuable information on diapers brands and types, cloth diapers and cheap diapers, breastfeeding and safety accessories.

Pampers.com –Pampers parenting institute. All about pampers and parenting. Includes email list and other resources online.

Mothering.com — Mothering 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.

PluggedInParents — A comprehensive cyber-world that offers advice from a pediatric nurse-practitioner, reader-approved recipes, and even family-dog pros and cons.

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.

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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.

All For The Boys — Allison Waken is a Wife, Mom and Photographer to her husband of 14 years, 2 boys and 2 dogs. She lives in Phoenix, AZ and travels with her family often. She created her blog as a space or her boys back in 2011 with links to lots of “boy” crafts and activities since that’s what she found myself constantly searching for on the internet.  As the boys have grown the blog has grown with them. Allison posts activity inspiration, printables, and crafts.

And now the best parenting websites and blogs that don’t always take the job too seriously

Funniest Parenting Websites & Blogs

Best Parenting Websites

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 everyf*ckingthing. 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.

STFU, Parents STFU, Parents is a submission-based “public service” blog that mocks parent overshare on social networking sites. It was created in March 2009 and is an entertainment destination for thousands of daily readers. The site serves as a guide for parents on what NOT to post about their kids as well as a forum for non-parents to vent about their TMI-related frustrations.

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 a 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.

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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. 

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(updated 11/1/17)

40 Comments on “Best Parenting Websites & Blogs Every Mom And Dad Should Read”

    1. I would like to add another good blog: https://www.newbornsplanet.com/

      This websites focuses on smart parenting. You will find there valuable information on diapers brands and types, cloth diapers and cheap diapers, breastfeeding and safety accessories.
      I really enjoyed reading the articles. Most of them give practical tips for new mothers. All of the tips are written by experienced mothers.

  1. I created a blog to share my thoughts with the world, and it is evolving into a family and parenting blog based upon my experience and learning through raising 3 kids. I am not selling anything. Please check it out, leave a comment, and share. Thank you! http://redbeardramble.com

  2. A great site to include is http://www.BabyFriendlyDC.com which features information about baby friendly restaurants, stores, and service providers in Washington DC, Virginia, and Maryland.

    This site with its sister sites in Boston and Houston are developed by parents with babies and young children and focuses on things that matter to parents and caregivers when going out.

  3. This is great! Hope to see you update the list of 2016 best parenting sites.

    P/S: I know some of these site, but the others is also great. Thanks so much for posting this.

  4. Thanks for sharing such a useful information..but i think you forget the name of Mr. Parikshit Jobanputra
    Parikshit Jobanputra is one of the leading specialists and motivational speakers in the realm of parenting. He has helped parents in understanding their kids better and also enabled them to understand good parenting practices and differentiate them from bad parenting.
    Parikshit Jobanputra has helped thousands of parents in understanding their child’s needs and at the same time enabled them to mold their children into successful human beings.

    Visit: http://www.parikshitjobanputra.com

  5. Children’s Theatre Company in Minneapolis (the largest theatre for kids in the nation) just started creating content that includes theatre and creativity ideas and articles to do with your kids. https://offbook.childrenstheatre.org/

    It just started and articles are being published pretty regularly.

  6. I write for parentingawkward.com. I try not to pinhole my writing for just parents, but for everyone who every thought ‘WTF?” about life. I would love some pointers from people who have been doing it longer than myself.

  7. Thanks for putting together this list! I’m a new parent and I’ll be spending a while reading through these blogs. I just feel committed to being the best mom that I can be. It is hard though, so I need some time away to relax.

  8. I am an educational psychologist, professor and parent of two boys, with a website at drjohnrich.com. I focus on positive parenting strategies, written in a down-to-earth style. I welcome guest posts from real parents, and would love to be listed on your site as a resource. Thank you for your consideration.

  9. Hey, check us out for next year’s list! We’re a parenting site with an edge. We cover babies to teens, and focus on the basics, but also some less-discussed topics like post partum depression, teens and dating, teens and drug use, and toddler tantrums. And we’ve got a YouTube channel that presents all the best parenting research in animated video form.
    TheSwaddle.com
    Not your parents’ parenting guide.

  10. I enjoyed your list of Mom Blogs (some of these are on my favorites list, as well). I would be honored if you would visit my blog at Mom-of-Seven.com if you are considering making list of large family blogs. Thanks!

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