Updated 7/2017. 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 I removed the blogs that were no longer active and added other blogs I’ve since found to be great resources for me and my business.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 seven years now. When I first came home, I wasn’t sure I’d make it one year, and now it’s been over seven 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 seven 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, seven 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 blog using Bluehost.
Now, here are the top 25 work at home mom blogs I follow and learn from:
1. Goodbye Boss, Hello Kids!
I created Goodbye Boss, Hello Kids! 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.
Hands-down, one of THE best sites for all of your mompreneur needs. Knowtist.com is dedicated to creating and expertly delivering content that not only imparts knowledge but also uplifts and pours into the personal lives of all of their users. They offer top marketing tools and money-making opportunities for entrepreneurs to help you grow and build your business.
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.
For those of you looking to monetize your blog, Blogalicious 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.
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 warm, supporting community for wahms to network. You can also list your blog in their free directory.
8. Bloggy Moms
Bloggy Moms is 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.
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. Cafe Mom
Cafe Mom is 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.
11. Savor the Success
Savor the Success is a classy, 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 grow my business tremendously.
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.
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.
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
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.
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. Baby Brown Sugar
Work at home moms are more than just moms and entrepreneurs. They are women too. Baby Brown Sugar is an upbeat lifestyle blog that will help you regain your womanhood with beauty and fashion tips that inspire.
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. 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 Wellness Mama to help keep your family healthy 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 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?