So I’ve been home with my kids for almost 10 years now. When I first came home, I wasn’t sure I’d make it one year, and now it’s been over nine 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 several years after leaving my job I’m still home.
How Work at Home Mom Blogs Helped Me
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 work at home mom blogs–those moms 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, several 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.
One main lesson I learned from each of them is the importance of starting your own blog. So, if you’re reading this and don’t have a blog, but want to start one, I have created an easy, step-by-step tutorial on how to start a mom blog that earns you money. Click below to get the guide:
Now, here are the top 25 work at home mom blogs I follow and learn from:
1. Journey to Work-at-Home Mom
I created Journey to Work-at-Home Mom for working moms who want to leave their 9 to 5 jobs and come home but are unsure of how to make it happen. This site offers detailed, step-by-step plans for making that transition along with resources to support you each step of the way.
If you’re already an at-home mom, this site will give you the resources you need to grow your blog or business and thrive as a work at home mom. I may be biased, but this is one of my most favorite work at home mom blogs.
2. Twins Mommy
Twins Mommy is dedicated to helping other moms start a blog and grow their blog traffic and income. It provides information to help you increase your website traffic, email list, and income and turn your blog into a business that thrives.
3. A Real Change
I found A Real Change 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.
4. Amy Porterfield
Amy Porterfield 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.
5. Social Media Examiner
A business colleague forwarded me an email from Social Media Examiner 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.
6. Nicole Walters
Nicole Walters helps women who want to gain clarity, grow their network and monetize their lives. She shares the proven corporate strategies she has mastered in my 10 years as a Fortune 500 executive. Her tools are now available for you, the everyday entrepreneur.
Now, when it comes to networking with other moms, voiceBoks is one of my all-time favorite sites. Karlyn Bishop, the brilliant mind behind this site, has created a blog directory for wahms to showcase their blogs as well as their content as guest bloggers. If you want to promote your blog, be sure to visit this site.
8. Bloggy Moms
Bloggy Moms is yet another great site for work at home mom (wahms) to network and get support with growing their business or blog followers. Site creator, Tiffany Noth, has created a savvy platform for moms to network and offer support.
9. Mom Bloggers Club
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.
10. Making Sense of Cents
Making Sense of Cents is a personal finance and lifestyle blog that helps you earn more and save more. Site author, Michelle, shares how learning how to save money and make more money changed her life and allowed her to pay off $40,000 in student loans, start my own business, and now travel full-time.
11. Savor Life Planner
The Savor Life Planner is a revolutionary planner that will change your life. I’ve used it for a few years now and absolutely love the way it helps me organize my life. It’s a customizable 90-day planner that’s made for the busy entrepreneurs, on-the-go moms, professionals, and anyone who needs a system to “remember it all” for prioritizing the day.
Serious bloggers will find Copyblogger to be 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.
13. Make a Living Writing
For those who love writing, Make a Living Writing 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.
14. Living Well Spending Less
Living Well Spending Less 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.
Ruth is also the founder of Elite Blog Academy, the course that takes you from blog creation to setting up your business (and everything in between). The step-by-step course shows you exactly what to focus on and in what order, so you can get the best possible results.
The course only opens one time a year, so be sure to join the waitlist so you don’t miss out!
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15. Money Saving Mom
Money Saving Mom‘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. She recently launched a brand-new course called Blog Start-Up 101. This will be the first of many full-length beginner blogging courses that site owner, Crystal, will be launching. If you want to start your own blog like a pro, this is the course to get. And if you want to learn how to slash your grocery bill, she teaches that too.
16. Nicole S. Cooper
For those interested in internet marketing, Nicole S. Cooper 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.
17. Smart Blogger
For serious bloggers, Smart Blogger 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 guest blogging and for Serious Bloggers Only for those ready to take action.
18. Amy Lynn Andrews
A great resource for work at home moms, Amy Lynn Andrews shares tips about blogging and social media. It also discusses self-publishing, productivity, making money online, and working from home.
19. The SITS Girls
The Secret is in The Sauce (SITS), also known as The Sway, 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.
20. Going Beyond
Gain inspiration, encouragement, and support from Going Beyond, a faith blog authored by Priscilla Shier. If you are a woman of faith, you will enjoy the inspired messages and articles on this site.
21. Arabah Joy
22. Pretty Darn Cute Designs
Need a pretty but functional blog theme? Pretty Darn Cute Designs is the site to visit. Start or redesign your blog at reasonable prices and look pretty darn cute when done.
23. The Work at Home Woman
The Work at Home Woman is a very informative site for women looking for legitimate work from home or those wanting to launch and run their own home business.
24. The Budget Mom
Learn how to live a life you love on a budget you can afford. The Budget Mom provides you with “simple, easy-to-follow solutions to help you budget your money, pay off debt, save more, and crush your financial goals.”
25. The Network Niche
The Network Niche is a 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.
I recently found these two sites and just couldn’t leave them out. They’re full of great tips and information to help you thrive as a mompreneur.
26. Natural Face Therapy
Known as the top source for healthy skincare recipes, natural remedies, and DIY beauty products, you’re sure to find something on Natural Face Therapy to help keep your skin looking great naturally.
27. Working Mother
Working Mother is 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 work at home mom blogs. Check them out and let me know what you think. Is there another blog you would add to the list?