Parenting can be a really lonely business. While I find it’s always a good idea to (1) leave the house, even if it’s just for a walk to the nearest coffee shop, and (2) try to find at least one friend that you can talk to, the internet is also a great place to turn to for advice and companionship – especially at the end of a long day, glass of wine in hand. There’s something about a good parenting blog that simultaneously makes you feel like you’re not alone on the bad days and helps you to appreciate the good.
Here’s a quick round-up of some of my favourite parenting blogs:
I’ve been reading parenting blogs for a while (did anyone else get into reading about parenting before they actually had kids?), but mostly stuck to American ones at the start. If you read any blogs at all, then you’ve probably heard of A Cup of Jo – which isn’t necessarily a ‘mummy blog’, but her parenting content is excellent, especially the Motherhood around the World and Work/Life Balance series. I also find something quite soothing about looking at pictures of the gorgeous families on Love Taza and The Daybook, but I read the posts too! Taza recently did a post on sleep and her three little children that was very interesting.
If you’re looking for something a bit more relatable, I’ve recently discovered a whole host of brilliant UK Mum blogs. This hilarious post on the weirdness that is In the Night Garden introduced me to Malcontented Mother and I’ve been reading her blog ever since. If you’ve been having a shit day and just need a good laugh, The Unmumsy Mum will have you (perhaps literally, if you’re recently postpartum) wetting your pants with laughter. And for an interesting/entertaining read written by women who happen to be mums, see: Not So Smug Now, Mother of All Lists and Mother Pukka. I also love Lulastic – I don’t really identify with attachment parenting, but a lot of her posts make me think about some of the parenting decisions that I make without thinking.
So that’s it, a few of my favourite parenting blogs. I’d love to hear your recommendations, though, so let me know your favourite reads in the comments!