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Autism Acceptance Week: Incredible Influencers, Part 2
Before the explosion of the internet, moms were pretty limited when it came to parenting resources. There were no quick and useful ways to share information. Doctors, books, and immediate family and friends were your only “village.” More than a decade later, so much has changed. The internet, smartphones, and the information age have come together in the perfect confluence, and the world is now our village.
Parents from the far corners of the world now have the connectivity to share their journeys and their wisdom, not to mention every win, both big and small. Mommy bloggers, in particular, have been leading the charge. Armed with experience and powered by their sense of community, these women share everything they’ve learned from pregnancy and self-care to recipes and craft ideas for a rainy day.
Of course, the web is a big place, so it can be hard to figure out where to find the most valuable information.
With her blended family, Michelle Tripple is a mom of five. Her background as a Family Life Educator fuels her passion for creating a community where busy moms can turn to inspiring ideas, support, and encouragement. Her blog is a robust library of recipes that cover the day from breakfast to dinner, informational resources for stepfamilies, motherhood and style, toys, toys, and more toys. Plus, there are plenty of free printables to keep your little one busy from sunup to sundown.
For eight years (and counting), Ana has been a maternal health advocate for moms everywhere. Each month Ana shares resources with over one hundred thousand moms on everything from pregnancy to breastfeeding, and tips for navigating those crucial first months and years. Even a cursory search through Mommy’s Bundle will reveal plenty of posts about self-care during pregnancy, sample meal plans for toddlers, and even tips for preparing for baby #2.
In the real world, life is messy and far from picture-perfect. So, Lauren Nicole created Life With L Nicole to show the real side of parenting, not the edited version. While Lauren’s blog covers important parenting topics like dealing with the loss of a pet and homeschooling during the pandemic, readers will also find plenty of lifestyle content. From beauty and fashion advice to delicious ideas for mealtimes and health and wellness content to a few great DIY ideas, there’s something here for everyone.
Founded by Chaunie Brusie, BSN/RN, Truly Mama is a community that focuses on the experiences of motherhood. This blog shares the journey of motherhood, from morning sickness through your baby’s first year of life. In addition to plenty of great parenting content, Truly Mama offers in-depth product reviews, real-life stories, and even a little advice on building a maternity wardrobe.
The Delilah blog started as a fashion blog but it’s blossomed into so much more. Kristin’s blog is jam-packed with everything busy moms need to lead a modern family. From fashion and lifestyle to parenting and recipe ideas, The Delilah Blog is teeming with ideas and inspiration for moms. And if you’re ever stuck for gift ideas, Kirstin’s blog has gift guides ranging from toys for your little one to gifts from boutique shops — all beautifully presented as infographics.
Scarlett began her blogging journey over ten years ago. Since then, she has turned the Family Focus Blog into an award-winning resource for parents everywhere. Her goal is to inspire, entertain, and remind all parents that they are not alone. With a talented team of contributors, the Family Focus Blog continues to grow year after year. Readers can find a host of information on crafts, activities, and parenting advice ranging from attachment parenting to hiring babysitters. And if you find yourself with extra time on your hands, The Family Focus blog even has tabs for green living and home decor.
Created by a mom who is also an elementary school teacher and a child developmental therapist, Becky believes that every day is the perfect day for families to build stronger relationships. Your Modern Family is filled with stories of motherhood, family, health, and marriage, plus parents can find a slew of resources for managing the day-to-day, like delicious recipes, activities for the kids, home organization, and trips and vacations.
Valerie, aka The Babywise Mom, started this blog in 2007 as a way to help moms and dads with their parenting concerns. Over a decade later, the Chronicles Of A Babywise Mom has become an incredible resource for all things parenting. Valerie covers sleep issues, discipline, chores, and even better, her content takes parents from the newborn stage all the way through the teenage years.
Corinne believes that balance is different for everyone, and we all do it the best we can. Using her training as a Mind Body Spirit Release Practitioner, she started her blog to share her parenting challenges and help others on the same journey. Over the years, the Pragmatic Parent has turned into a fantastic resource for parents who have questions about sleep routines, tantrums, big emotions, and pretty much everything else that comes along with raising tiny humans.
Marissa started Just Simply Mom to share what she’s learned on her motherhood journey. Her blog shares the highs and lows of motherhood and everything in between. From posts about her experiences that every mom will find relatable to tips, tricks, and product roundups and reviews, you can find them here.