The Top 10 Parenting blog ranking was last updated 17/10/2018.
Jo Middleton is the creator of award-winning blog, Slummy Single Mummy. Started back in 2009, Jo blogs about her life as a parent, sharing her stories of raising teenagers, from adapting to teenagers heading off to college, to encouraging kids to recycle more. With her debut novel set to land in May 2019, Slummy Single Mummy has grown from a parenting blog into the relatable voice of the parenting world, with Jo’s witty writing style sharing the ups and downs of being a parent.
Mum In The Madhouse is the creation of Jen Walshaw and is a hub of ideas to get creative when it comes to parenting. Mum In The Madhouse has hundreds of craft ideas to keep the kids busy and provide them with skills away from the screen. Jen shares her parenting ideas, from how to save money on family holidays to teen-approved family activities. With plenty of fun family ideas for kids of any age, Mum In The Madhouse is the best place to go for tips and inspiration for rainy days or holidays.
Created by Donna Wishart, What the Redhead said shares the milestones and everyday moments of her children as they grow up. With regular features including The Ordinary Moments and Siblings series, What the Redhead said shares the challenges and triumphs faced as a family. Posting tips and ideas for family holidays plus reviews of the latest games to hit the market, What the Redhead said has become a go-to in the world of parenting blogs.
Dave Hornby created The DADventurer as a way to share his adventures as a stay-at-home dad to his two children. Started back in 2014 to document his experiences, learnings and failings, The DADventurer is now one of the top parenting blogs out there. Dave shares an honest account of life as a father, from the challenges faced with the arrival of a second child to finding healthy snacks for days out and road trips. Not limited to just parenting tips, The DADventurer posts about the issues faced by dads, from experiencing ‘mummy guilt’ to the sexism he faces as a father.
5. Toby & Roo
Toby & Roo was created by Harriet Shearsmith to share the struggles and challenges of parenthood. It has now grown into a community to help other parents as they navigate their own parenting journey. Posting about everything from dealing with the death of a pet to tips for doing a family holiday on a budget, Toby & Roo leaves no topic untouched. Harriet’s honest posts and witty writing style make this blog as much about the parents as it does about ideas for spending more time together as a family.
Boo Roo and Tigger Too was founded by Sarah Anguish (aka Boo) to share her tips and advice on family life. Keeping readers posted about her family, Boo Roo and Tigger Too follows the journey of her three children; Roo, Tigger and Piglet. Posting gift ideas for tweens and what to do if you don’t get your first choice of school, Sarah gives honest and helpful advice for parents as they tackle the different stages of their child’s development.
A brand-new entry into the ranking is Mudpie Fridays. Created by Clare, a working mum, she wanted to provide inspiration to other parents juggling the pressures of everyday life and parenting. Sharing activities and tips of how to make the most of your time, both with your kids or finding some quiet time for yourself. Mudpie Fridays is packed with reviews and ideas for days out, holidays and the latest tech for kids, including must-have apps and toys. Alongside the reviews Clare also posts regular updates about family life with her Living Arrows series.
8. Dad Blog UK
John Adams started Dad Blog UK back in 2012 to share his experiences of being a stay-at-home dad to two daughters. Posting about the ups and downs of being his kids’ main carer, John sheds light on what it’s like to be the man who ‘holds the babies’, covering the big issues around sexism and gender equality alongside family advice from helping with the kid’s homework to sleepovers. Dad Blog UK has worked with a number of well-known brands and has even given John the chance to interview Steve Carell and Nick Clegg!
Created by Cerys Parker back in 2011 as a way to get creative with her kids and share her parenting journey, Rainy Day Mum has become a firm favourite for parents and craft fans alike. Packed with helpful tips for all ages, from newborn to pre-schoolers, Rainy Day Mum has plenty of great ideas to encourage kids to get creative from an early age. Cerys brings her passion for learning to her parenting style, making maths fun and seasonal with DIY pumpkin patch maths games!
10. DIY Daddy
DIY Daddy is the creation of Nigel Higgins, an experienced painter, decorator and father of five who set out to share his experiences with others, from parenting to DIY. Nigel posts about every aspect of family life, from being the father of twins to the bigger issues faced by dads including spending time with the kids and forming those important relationships. Nigel talks about his experience as a dad in an honest and often humorous way, covering the scrapes and adventures his children and family get into.
The fundamentals of working with bloggers are the same as with traditional journalists at traditional media outlets: respect their schedules; take time to read their material to learn their interests; and only contact them if/when they want to be contacted.
Vuelio’s blog ranking methodology takes into consideration social sharing, topic-related content and post frequency. Profiles of these Parenting blogs and their authors can be found in the Vuelio Media Database.