Updated 3/2016. This post is one of the most popular ones on my site, so I wanted to update it with current resources for work at home moms. I removed the blogs that were no longer active and added other blogs I’ve since found to be great resources for me and my business.
So I’ve been home with my kids for a little over six years now. When I first came home, I wasn’t sure I’d make it one year, and now it’s been over six years. Amazing.
When I was working full-time at my corporate job, I had a few mom friends (and knew of several others) who quit to stay at home (some in a big, showy way), while the rest of us
glared angrily celebrated their good fortune. Then, within six months, before the jealousy sadness of their departure had even worn off, they were back at work again.
What? They had escaped the corporate rat race and came back? Why?
Some mentioned they had financial struggles that were too hard to overcome. Others missed the adult interaction and found it too challenging to be home with kids all day. Each had a heart-breaking story of why they chose to come back to work. And I’ve heard stories like these over and over again.
So you can probably understand why I am somewhat amazed that six years after leaving my job I am still home.
I don’t consider myself any better or smarter than any of the others who chose to return to work. Who knows…perhaps if I were in their exact same shoes, I might have chosen the same path they did.
But what has helped me last as long as I have is that I was determined, I prayed (a lot), and I became a student of those who successfully made the transition from working mom to work at home mom. I watched them, followed them, did what they did, read what they read, interacted with them, and learned from them. And before I knew it, six years had passed.
So who did I learn from and what did I learn?
There are a zillion (okay, maybe thousands) of great blogs for work at home moms out there, enough for you to find several to fit your work focus and your personality. But here are the top 25 work at home mom blogs I follow and learn from:
- A Real Change – I found this blog shortly after starting my home business and it has been, hands-down, one of the best resources. Sandi Krakowski is a social media and blogging genius and is committed to helping other entrepreneurs succeed. I’ve taken several of her courses, been in her inner circles, attended numerous conference calls and scoured her blog. All of her tips that I’ve been put into action have had great results.
- Amy Porterfield – Amy is a social media phenom and is an expert in Facebook marketing. She offers many easy to follow tips on how to market successfully on Facebook and build your email list using social media. I’ve attended many of her web conferences and she always delivers.
- Social Media Examiner – A business colleague forwarded me an email from this site and I found the posts to be very relevant and easy to put into action. This site, created by Michael Stelzner, provides up-to-date information on how to best use social media tools…a must-have (in my opinion) for anyone working from home.
- Blogalicious – For those of you looking to monetize your blog, this is a great resource to add to your tool bag. The marketing network brings bloggers (influencers) together with marketers, providing the opportunity for bloggers to make money using their social influence.
- voiceBoks – Now, when it comes to networking with other moms, this is one of my all-time favorite sites. Lexie Lane, the brilliant mind behind this site, has created a warm, supporting community for wahms to network. You can also list your blog in their free directory.
- Bloggy Moms – And yet another great site for wahms to network and get support with growing their business or blog followers. Site creator, Tiffany North, has created a savvy platform for moms to network and offer support.
- MomBloggersClub – The Mom Bloggers Club was founded by Jennifer James as a way to help mothers who blog to have “endless avenues to promote their writing, interests, and perspectives,” (Jennifer’s words, but they’re true). This site also has groups to help you grow your followers and fans.
- Cafe Mom – An active community where moms meet online to get advice and support on topics like working from home, pregnancy, health, fashion, food, entertainment, and more.
- Savor the Success – This classy site is a great educational place for women in business. The site creator, Angela Jia Kim, does a fantastic job offering many different types of resources to help women be successful in what they do. I love her groups and her bite-size courses for busy entrepreneurs. I invested in the Savor Circles and made invaluable connections which have helped me and my business tremendously.
- Copyblogger – Serious bloggers will find this site very beneficial. It offers “valuable information that attracts attention, drives traffic, and builds your business.” I use so many resources from this site and all have helped me become a better blogger.
- Make a Living Writing – For those who love writing, this site will help you take your skills to the next level. Carol Tice and her team offer information, classes, and even a membership site to help writers become profitable in their craft.
- Living Well Spending Less – This site offers “practical solutions to everyday overwhelm.” With topics ranging from cooking to blogging, their mission is to inspire, enable, and encourage women to pursue the Good Life while living well on a budget.
- Money Saving Mom – This site’s mission is to help its readers manage their money and resources wisely and live their lives with intention. Full of money saving ideas, this blog is a great resource for moms.
- Nicole S. Cooper – For those interested in internet marketing, this site will help you get started off right. Nicole is experienced in helping entrepreneurs discover better ways to leverage the internet in order to launch, grow and scale their business online.
- Boost Blog Traffic – For serious bloggers, this site by Jon Morrow is packed with detailed information on how to grow your blog traffic and build a better blog. He also offers courses on Guestblogging and for Serious Bloggers Only for those ready to take action.
- Amy Lynn Andrews – A great resource for work at home moms, this blog shares tips about blogging and social media. It also discusses self-publishing, productivity, making money online, and working from home.
- The SITS Girls – The Secret is in The Sauce, also known as SITS, aims to create a space for bloggers to find their “tribe and grow their audience.” With articles, courses and sponsored opportunities, this site is a must-visit for work at home moms.
- Going Beyond – Gain inspiration, encouragement, and support from this faith blog authored by Priscilla Shier. If you are a woman of faith, you will enjoy the inspired messages and articles on this site.
- Arabah Joy – This faith blog offers great resources for Christian bloggers. From bloggers bootcamp, to Pinterest training, to one-on-one consulting, you can find the help you need to build a better blog.
- Pretty Darn Cute Designs – Need pretty but functional blog themes? This is the site to visit. Start or redesign your blog at reasonable prices and look pretty darn cute when done.
- The Work at Home Woman – Very informative site for women looking for legitimate work from home or those wanting to launch and run their own home business.
- Baby Brown Sugar – Work at home moms are more than just moms and entrepreneurs. They are women too. This upbeat lifestyle blog will help you regain your womanhood with beauty and fashion tips that inspire.
- The Network Niche – Network for bloggers or online influencers who are interested in connecting with brands and monetizing their blog. Bloggers of all niches, levels, and backgrounds are welcome.
- Wellness Mama – Known as “the top source for healthy recipes, natural remedies, DIY beauty products, and organization tips for moms and families,” you’re sure to find something on this blog to help keep your family healthy naturally.
- Working Mother – An online hub for professional, managerial, and entrepreneurial readers. Great resources for work at home moms, and good opportunities for bloggers and writers to share their own experiences.
So there you have it. My top 25 picks for the best (other than my blog, of course) blogs for work at home moms. Check them out and let me know what you think. Is there another blog you would add to the list?