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Follow Friday | Top Mommy Blogs You Should Be Reading

Whether you’re a new mom or a seasoned pro, it’s nice to read blogs you can relate to. If you’re parenting advice, fun activity ideas, or just a good chuckle, these popular mommy blogs (just some of my favorites!) are worth a read!

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The Mommyhood Chronicles

This mommy of three and part-time pediatric dentist shares recipes, travel tips, and organic product suggestions for kids aged infant to school age. Not only does she discuss kid stuff, Melissa, based in Rhode Island, also discusses topics for mom. Household product reviews, giveaways, grown-up beverages, and health and beauty tips are just some of the things you’ll find here.

Bump to Baby

UK-based vegetarian mom Alex shares her adventures with two young sons. She shares advice for every stage of motherhood from pregnancy onwards. Unlike some mommy bloggers, Alex shares stories of her motherhood experiences and invites to do what she does, rather than framing her posts as “tips” or “advice.” Calling herself a “family lifestyle” blog, she often writes about family travel, outings, and home design.

Rookie Moms

Did you have the feeling of “now what?” after bringing baby home from the hospital? This mom duo understands. Heather and Whitney, friends and neighbors from Oakland, California, have a great sense of humor about day to day parenting. Arranged by child age from birth to preschooler, their posts offer ways to keep your sanity with a little one in tow. From kiddo activities to age-appropriate outings to emotional support from ladies who have been there, this blog is full of sound advice told in a hilarious yet helpful tone.

Jigsaw Parenting

If scrolling through pages of Pinterest-perfect mommies makes you feel down on yourself, mom of six Emma is here to help. Her uniquely raw and honest blogging style comes from her daily struggle with bipolar disorder. For real debates and discussion of timely topics related to relationships and parenting without the sugar coating, this is the place to go. You can even join her support group for moms with mental health disorders or anonymously share your stories of motherhood.

Your Modern Family

Mom of four Becky is here to help you “have it all” with her well-rounded blog. Perhaps best known for her book “Potty Train In a Weekend,” she also offers tips on home organization, family travel, balancing multiple children, and budgeting. Recipes, crafts, kid’s activities, and even healthy living tips can all be found on this one-stop shop blog.

Working Mom Magic

Lauren is a working mom of two who proves SAHMs aren’t the only ones who can have fun with their kids. As a TV news producer, this mom must juggle crazy working hours with two kiddos and shows you how you can too. With posts about fitness, recipes, kid’s crafts, parenting, and stuff just for mom, you’ll find yourself scrolling her blog for hours.

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The Best Organic Baby Brands on the Market

Organic products have become widely sought after across the globe as more people realize the danger posed by synthetic compounds. Moms are now turning to organic brands for their little ones to minimize the exposure to harmful chemicals. From foods to clothing to toys, manufacturers of baby products are outdoing themselves by providing viable alternatives for mothers. So, you have decided organic is the way to go but are not sure about the best brands out there. Here are several suggestions.

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Finn + Emma

For clothing, toys, and play gyms, Finn + Emma is one of the top brands on the market. The cute pajama sets and onesie they are well-known for are made with pure organic cotton. You can also get their quirky rattles like the popular wood hedgehog teether for your little one. Finn + Emma uses all natural wood for its toys and play gyms. They use environmentally friendly dyes on their sustainable clothing and toys, so you don’t have to fret over carbon footprint. Finn + Emma ensures that all workers operate under the Fair Trade settings with a big focus on social and economic freedom of every individual.

Earth’s Best Organics

When you want to try out baby food that doesn’t contain a lot of chemicals, Earth’s Best is one option. It’s USDA organic certified and doesn’t contain sugar, preservatives, or salt. For this reason, you may want to throw out an opened jar after 24 hours. Earth’s Best gives parents 17 flavors (no artificial flavors) that help you diversify your baby’s diet. From first carrots to first peas to sweet potatoes, whatever your little one prefers.

Giggle

Giggle is a favorite for organic baby items, and it has just entered the skincare market. Baby bathing time usually involves a lot of splashing and attempts to drink the bath water. The chemicals in non-organic soaps are usually a concern because of this. Now Giggle is offering moms a line of all-natural lotions, body washes, and shampoo. The products don’t contain parabens or phthalates and are made with a rice milk aroma for all day freshness.

Seventh Generation

Diapers are the most used baby product, and that means finding the best one is a priority. Seventh Generation chlorine-free diapers may be a bit pricey, but they are worth it. The non-toxic absorbent gel and wood pulp used for making the diapers ensure that young ones are not exposed to dangerous compounds. Additionally, Seventh Generation makes their diapers without any artificial perfumes, and they don’t include latex.

Comotomo

The natural feel baby bottles from Comotomo should be part of your list if your little one is at the right age. Comotomo bottles are relatively new on the market, but the silicone material of the products makes them flexible and squeezable like breasts, which provides babies with a natural feel. They mimic natural let down, and that makes suckling easier particularly for first-time users. Comotomo also has an excellent venting system in its baby bottles that helps reduce colic.

The high demand for organic baby products has increased the number of manufacturers providing them and reduced costs for many parents. Always get reviews of specific products when shopping for your little one.

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