These days the answers to our questions as parents are just one click away and the rise of the “Mummy Blogger” has meant that there are communities of mums, dads, guardians and non-parents with opinions and tips on so many parenting challenges.
No matter what your issue, passion, concern or question, it’s virtually guaranteed the Internet will provide you with an answer or a like-minded person with which to engage.
Blogging is now a mainstream online communication and engagement tool and for parents, it can be a great source of comfort once you find the right one for you.
Here is our list of the best parenting blogs to check out and we’d love to know if you yourself are a blogger or have a favourite that we need to check out. Just submit a comment below.
Mamamia – published by mother and former magazine editor Mia Freedman, this blog has gone from strength to strength since launching in 2007. With parenting advice and opinions, style, food and entertainment news, this blog is very popular reaching thousands of Australians daily.
Essential Baby –Essential Baby is a great one for potential parents, pregnant mothers and new parents. The blog tracks your journey from conception to toddlerhood offering advice based related articles and discussion forums. The blog can even help you find a babysitter!
Bub Hub – Bub Hub launched in 2002 and like Essential Baby, offers advice for parents with newborns through to toddler age. There is a special section on post-natal health for mothers on the You page and the blog offers a 24hour support forum. The special interests section covers topics such as eco friendly families, pre mature babies and articles specifically for dad.
Mess for Less – Here’s one that will keep the kids entertained for hours. This blog has endless art and craft activities for the little ones. A great one for weekends and holidays.
Life and Other Crises – Kerri Slacker is the author of ‘The Little Book of Anxiety - Confessions from A Worried Life’, ‘When My Husband Does The Dishes…’ and this personal and intriguing blog. Slacker writes for the mum who needs time out, she writes with great honesty and leaves you with something to laugh and think about.
The Busy Dad Blog – One for the dads! This blog follows a dad and his two kids as they go on adventures to the zoo, the park, on fishing trips and to the desk to get important school projects done together. Busy Dad even has a comic strip for all those memorable daddy moments.
Growing Up Well – When our children begin their transition through the often awkward teenage years, their parents certainly do too. This blog helps parents connect with their changing offspring. There is a facts page featuring specific info about kids between the ages 9 – 14 and the blog also features a list of books to help you with your teenage challenges.
Wine Country Mom – This single mum admits to her sometimes “crazy” lifestyle of “mixing families and raising teens/tweens – where words come out in grunts, baseball rules (her life), pennies are pinched and in other words, everything is wonderful”.
Cook, Learn, Grow! – For the would-be master chefs, this blog gives great ideas for cooking with kids. It features recipes easy for children’s cooking ranging from easy, intermediate and advanced! Just think, if you start them cooking now, you might get a three course meal on your next Mothers or Fathers Day!
Happy Families – Again another one for dads. Written by an Aussie dad, this blog has some great articles to keep us in tune with what’s good for our kids and what’s going on in today’s world that relates to our family.
Inspired yet? Read away and let us know what you think of our top 10!
Have you got any favourite family blog or are you writing one? Let us know below.
We’re also on the look-out for parents to write and post articles for this blog, so let us know if you’re interested in having a go.
Christine Grey – General Manager NIYPAA.
Christine is an educator, organizer and art enthusiast, with a profound interest in youth performing arts. A former music and art teacher Christine is now devoting her time to the Australian Youth Choir and Australian Youth Dance Theatre where she has worked for over 15 years. She is a fan of the visual arts, live theatre, drama, film and is jealous of anyone who can create movement to music.Her working life has been dedicated to the musical education of young people in the performing arts and shes loves to tell anyone who will listen about the benefits the Arts can bring to every personality at all stages of their lives.
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