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.
AlphaMom.com – Alpha Mom was started because, as counter-intuitive as it may seem, motherhood is not a natural instinct for many (many) women. Rather, connectedness is a new mom’s first instinct. And, with non-judgmental support and advice from other moms and parenting professionals, we try to help women embrace motherhood with confidence.
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.
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
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.
I Mom So Hard — Kristin Hensley and Jen Smedley have been performing, teaching, and writing comedy internationally for a combined 40+ years. They have been moms for one quarter of that time and it shows. How do they cope? They laugh about all of the craziness that comes with being a mom and they want you to laugh about it too!
Rage Against The Minivan – Kristen is the mom of four children within four years via birth and adoption, and has been blogging at Rage Against the Minivan as a coping skill since 2006. If you are looking for a blog with great ideas for kids, amazing craft inspiration, scrapbooking help, and stunning photography, then AWESOME. There are a lot of those blogs out there. You should go find them.
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.
Things Dad Needs — Pretty self-explanatory.
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.