Raising children provides for plenty of unique experiences, precious moments, amazing highs and stressful lows. Parents often seek advice and input on child rearing, looking for information on everything from how much to spend on toys and which kind of clothes to buy to which college their child should consider and if braces are really necessary. Theworries, fears and questions of a parent are never ending, especially for single parents who may be struggling to fulfill the role of both parents. The parents on our list have experienced it all and are happy to share the lessons they have learned. They bring you their insights and answers to all the parenting questions that keep you up all night.
@phdinparenting: PhDInParenting.com is one of the most popular go-to spots for tips on parenting, women’s issues, children’s education, children and mothers’ products, consumer news, political issues concerning parenting and more. Founded by Annie Urban, a mother who advocates for the social, political and consumer rights of mothers and children everywhere, the blog provides useful tips for mothers and discusses various issues across government, corporations, the media, and other bloggers.
Tweets: 65,203 | Followers: 62,924 | MMI Rank: 37 | Stars: 5
@CarlaYoung: Carla Young is a work-at-home mom and the founder and CEO of MOMeoMagazine.com. She is also the publisher of Entrepreneurial Moms.com magazine. MOMeo magazine addresses issues of working mothers, family life and more. Their blog also hosts a weekly chat on Twitter, #MOMeoChat, where MOMeo brings experts to answer moms’ questions on business, family and household management.
Tweets: 77,192 | Followers: 27,478 | MMI Rank: 83 | Stars: 5
@CAITLINMORAN: Caitlin Moran is an author, columnist, award-winning writer, and well-known advocate for feminism who shot to worldwide fame when she published her controversial book “How to Be a Woman.” The mom of two girls, Moran takes to her website to talk about women’s issues, her book, motherhood, and more.
Tweets: 42,420 | Followers: 184,551 | MMI Rank: 103 | Stars: 5
@momlogic: Launched in 2007, Momlogic.com is a parenting online magazine for mothers around the world. It offers topical posts, breaking news, celebrity and entertainment news, and stories relevant to motherhood, child-rearing and parenting. The website was named the most influential parent-focused blog overall by PRWeek in July 2008.
Tweets: 24,419 | Followers: 156,342 | MMI Rank: 227 | Stars: 5
@KatjaPresnal: Katja Presnal is a mom of three, and the Founder and Editor of Skimbaco Blog Network and SkimbacoLifestyle.com. She is a lifestyle expert who promotes living a “Scandinavian inspired lifestyle that is stylish, luxurious with a small budget, and focused on making every day an adventure.” Beyond her thoughts on family and parenting, her blog also focuses on the latest trends in fashion, products and shopping tips, home décor, DIY ideas, travel destinations and deals, and food ideas, recipes and kitchen gadgets. Follow @Skimbaco to read updates from the blog.
Tweets: 33,742 | Followers: 27,785 | MMI Rank: 269 | Stars: 5
@CarissaRogers: Carissa Rogers is the owner and publisher of GoodnCrazy.com, a blog on parenting, food, Mom life, new technology, and photography. A mother of three, Carissa blogs about her experiences as a mother and shares product reviews when she finds something she really likes!
Tweets: 55,122 | Followers: 12,680 | MMI Rank: 275 | Stars: 5
@SelfishMom: Amy Oztan is a work-at-home mom who writes the blog SelfishMom.com and co-hosts a weekly podcast about blogging, technology and social media with Blogging Angels. She was named one of the fifteen most powerful moms in social media by Working Mother and Funniest Mom on Twitter by Babble.com in 2010. Her blog is an entertaining blend of self-deprecating humor and light-hearted sarcasm, which shine through in her posts about product reviews, personal updates, parenting stories and more.
Tweets: 46,850 | Followers: 10,004 | MMI Rank: 338 | Stars: 5
@MoneySavingMom: Crystal Paine is MoneySavingMom.com, one of the ultimate resources for information on frugal living. The blog is dedicated to sharing information on coupons, best deals on everything from groceries to holiday destinations, freebies and giveaways, and best ways to earn and manage money as a blogger. A mom to three children, Crystal says she owes her frugal planning and financial savvy to her mom, who put her in charge of grocery shopping and meal-planning at a very young age.
Tweets: 21,854 | Followers: 89,244 | MMI Rank: 380 | Stars: 5
@Paisano: Tech-expert Doriano “Paisano” Carta is a father of three and Editor-in-Chief of Dadomatic.com. As the counterpart to “mommy blogs,” Dadomatic.com was founded as a forum for dads to write about their experiences and offer advice to other dads, as well as offer helpful product reviews. The majority of the 90 blog contributors are men, with the female contributors voicing their thoughts in the ‘Better Half’ section. Follow @Dad_O_Matic for updates from the blog or Carta’s personal twitter handle @Paisano for his updates.
Tweets: 35,841 | Followers: 8,778 | MMI Rank: 500 | Stars: 5
@DaveTaylor: Dave Taylor writes several blogs ranging from technology to movies. His parenting blog, GoFatherhood.com, is where he talks about life as a single dad since his 2008 divorce, bringing up three kids, and the joys of fatherhood. While he tackles major topics like balancing sports and education, and offers advice to other single dads struggling with similar parenting issues, he also talks about the small stuff, from buying gifts for the holidays and weirdly named baby products.
Tweets: 30,551 | Followers: 10,529 | MMI Rank: 510 | Stars: 5
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