9 Motherhood (and Lifestyle) Blogs I'm Loving Lately
Since starting this blog just a few weeks ago, I’ve come across several lifestyle and motherhood blogs that I can’t get enough of. Some are up and coming while some are well-established, but they each share one commonality: their writers are navigating motherhood the best way they know how, sharing bits and pieces of life’s ups and downs along the way – and they’re inspiring others (like me!) while they’re at it.
I found Lisa’s lifestyle blog shortly after getting engaged. She was working as an Editor at Southern Weddings and, while I’m not American nor southern, I was planning my wedding and loved the features of real weddings by Lisa and her team. I came to love Lisa’s blog, especially as my wedding passed and Lisa became a mom. She shares the perfect mix of family life and motherhood – including the ups and downs that come with these roles, and pretty things that make your day a little brighter.
Amber is a wife and mom of four(!) sharing her experiences about motherhood and life - which I love, because that's exactly what Chevy and Co. aims to do. She talks about her early struggles with infertility, raising twins, and now life with four little ones. She's candid and reminds us that we're all in this motherhood thing together, while also sharing plenty of pretty, awe-worthy pictures - which never hurts!
J. Schulman & Company
I “met” Jessen through Instagram – my very favourite online community, by the way – and we participated in #momcrushmonday together. Through that experience, I discovered her blog, and promptly spent a good hour reading through it. She shares real talk about her family and pregnancy/motherhood after experiencing the loss of her sweet son Michael, who was stillborn at 27 weeks. Her beautiful family is equal parts relatable and inspiring.
Karena is a Scottish native living with her husband and young son in Perth, Australia. I discovered her through her popular Instagram account, and happily learned she recently launched a blog as well. Karena shares sneak peaks into life with a young baby, allowing readers to get to know her and her family, while also introducing us to products - from books to style - that are integral in her home. I can't wait to read more from her.
Happy Grey Lucky
Sina lives with her husband and two adorable kids in Toronto. She shares design, blogging, and motherhood tips, and I love peaks into her minimalist, Scandinavian-inspired home on her blog and Instagram account. As my own baby is born and gets older, I’m excited to try out the tips and activities she shares, like strong female characters on Netflix for young kids.
Lovely Lucky Life
Val’s blog combines personal stories with practical tips and life hacks, like her journey to becoming a stay-at-home-mom, complete with her tips on How To Be a Happy SAHM. She has a young family, and with my own baby on the way I’ll certainly be referring to her insight on Newborn Sleep Tips and 14 Tips to Get a Breastfed Baby to Take a Bottle.
Cookies and Crumbs
This site is a combination of personal stories and essays about motherhood and life. It’s raw and thought provoking. I always leave having read something that really gets me thinking about lessons I want to instill in my kids and what’s important in life.
Aubrey is a relatable mom sharing bits and pieces of her life as a mom to one, going on two. She opens up about her struggles to grow her family after several miscarriages and personal thoughts on motherhood, as well as lighthearted posts about useful baby and kids' products.
Cup of Jo
Last but certainly not least, I’ve been reading Cup of Jo for four years now. I’ve watched Joanna’s blog grow from a solo endeavour to a full-time job with three employees. It’s one of the first blogs I started reading in my early adult years, and one of the only ones that I keep coming back to every single day several years later, as it’s so relatable. While Cup of Jo tackles other topics, along with motherhood, it’s the perfect mix between real talk and lighter content, like style. Regardless, there’s always a post each week that gets me thinking about important issues. Bonus: Her readers are equally inspiring. I love reading the comments on her posts nearly as much as I love reading her blog.