Don’t get us wrong, we love mommy bloggers, but sometimes the content on these sites can get a bit generic. We know you get frustrated when your husband leaves his dirty socks on the floor and that you hate changing diapers, but do you really have to write another post about it? Where is the creativity, the humor, and the fun?
Well, the following 10 mommy bloggers give us hope that giving birth does not mean that you are doomed to a boring life filled with predictability and routine. These fabulous ladies regularly post parenting content that is witty, relatable and completely entertaining. They always manage to put a hilarious twist on everyday experiences that leave us smiling each and every time.
#1 The Bloggess
We love Jenny Lawson. Her blog—www.thebloggess.com—is one of the most popular mommy blogs out there, and we just can’t get enough of her snarky comments. Her language is borderline crude from time to time, but if you appreciate content that is witty, no-nonsense and completely relatable, you’ll love her blog as much as we do.
Awhile back we interviewed Jenny about her blog and her upcoming book, and here are her responses to our questions:
1. On your personal blog, you say that you’re surprised that you have a book coming out this year. Why does this surprise you?
I’ve been writing it for a decade. I’m surprised it’s finally done.
2. Your book, “Let’s Pretend This Never Happened,” took you 11 years to write.
What’s the best part of having it done?
Not having to write it anymore. Although I sort of miss it too.
3. Nathan Fillion inspired quite the comical post on your blog. Who else inspires you?
Wil Wheaton, Neil Gaiman, Tina Fey, Amanda Palmer.
4. You capture a lot about life in photos? Why do you feel this is important?
It’s easier than writing. A picture says a thousand words.
5. In addition to being an author and blogger, you are a full time mother and wife.
How do you maintain a balance?
By writing very short interview answers and using the extra time with my family.
www.Finslippy.com is a blog written by the fabulous Alice Bradley. She has more writing experience than most mommy bloggers—her work has appeared in Redbook, Good Housekeeping, and the Onion, among other—and it shows. Her blog is a random (yet still completely comprehensible) assortment of musings about her son, her husband, and her everyday life in Brooklyn. Each post is filled with wit, creativity, and a healthy dose of sensory detail that makes you feel as if you are experiencing her life right along with her. I’m hooked.
Heather is a veteran in the blogging community. She started www.dooce.com in early 2001 and has published more than 6,500 posts over the last 11 years. Heather started out blogging about her experiences as a young single gal in Los Angeles and eventually shifted the blog’s focus as her life progressed. Today, she details her life in Salt Lake City as a mother to two beautiful daughters.
Heather’s blog is a personal favorite of mine. It is wildly popular, and for good reason. The blog is regularly updated with content on a wide range of topics that is entertaining, informative, and inspiring all at the same time.
#4- Pregnant Chicken
I laughed out loud when I first read Amy Morrison’s “about me” page. She refers to her two boys as “the light of my life and the pain in my ass,” and confesses that she swears a lot and lies when she runs out of things to say. If that is not reason enough to start reading her blog, I don’t know what is.
But in all seriousness, her blog touches on everything from pregnancy to dieting to marijuana and is thoroughly entertaining. Check it out—pronto.
www.pbsparents.tumblr.com is a bit more mainstream than some of the other blogs on the list, but is still very entertaining. I especially like the pictures that are included with each post. After browsing the site for only a few minutes, I saw a picture of a pregnant Barbie doll and a photo of a baby with a dog, cat, and a gerbil on its head. Obviously photoshopped creations, put funny nonetheless.
Allison, the creator of www.motherhoodwtf.com, says that she has an “irreverent perspective on motherhood.” If her blog’s URL doesn’t already insinuate that, I don’t know what does.
Her blog posts are hilarious and relatable, and completely refreshing to read when you are feeling bad about your own mothering skills. In fact, the tagline of the blog is “I’m the mom who makes you feel better about your parenting.” And make you feel better she does.
My favorite post on the site is an article entitled “Embarrassment.” Just read it and you’ll know what I am talking about.
www.Mommydish.net isn’t quite as snarky as some of the other blogs on the list, but the writer still strikes a good balance between humor and good ole’ motherly advice. She regularly pokes fun at the frustrations and boredom associated with motherhood and gets a good laugh or two in the process.
I also love that she regularly posts recipes. Her recipe archive is quite extensive, so be sure to take a look if you are ever at a loss at what to make for dinner.
#8- Hot Mess Mom
www.HotMessMom.com is a hilarious, off-beat blog written by a mom who refers to her three boys as “Number One,” “Number Two,” and “Number Three.” She likely uses these names to maintain some level of anonymity, but the fact that her articles regularly feature comments like “today Number Three threw a complete fit in Walmart” and “Number One has been exceptionally assholish lately” only adds to the reader’s enjoyment.
I especially like the articles categorized under “Ways I Know I am Failing as a Parent.” These witty, cheeky incites on the daily struggles of parenting always make me chuckle.
www.playgroupsarenoplaceforchildren.com is written by Jennifer Doyle, a mom and freelancer writer based in Tennessee. While her writing style is a little more tame than some of our other favorite mommy bloggers (she almost never lets a curse word slip) her extensive backlog of humorous, honest posts definitely caught our attention.
Jennifer’s blog is really fun and is a great read when you are simply looking for someone who sympathizes with the struggles that mothers go through on a daily basis.
#10- Pretty All True
www.prettyalltrue.com is maintained by Kris, a sarcastic stay-at-home mom who regularly crafts funny posts about caring for her two tween daughters. Even though Kris’ parenting posts are amusing, I especially like the fact that many of her posts have a slightly academic feel to them. Her vocabulary is extensive, her use of sensory detail is impressive, and her attention to grammar and punctuation is unfailing. And considering that many bloggers pay little or no attention to such details nowadays, Kris’ posts are rather refreshing.
Are there any mommy bloggers that you love that we didn’t include? Let us know by commenting down below.