Our favorite sites for all things mom related including health questions, breastfeeding and of course some fun!
As a new mom you gain a whole set of new interests and naturally questions! Below is our favorite mommy resources to helped guide us through the fog. We’ll continue to update it, so please send us your favs too!
HEALTHY BABIES = HAPPY MOMS
So I’m sure your doctor has told you “don’t google it”, well at least mine did after I quizzed her with all my new found knowledge during our pumpkins latest check-up. Although you should always double check with your doctor, there is some awesome information out there to point you in the right direction. A key way to minimize the noise is to gravitate towards reputable sites and rely on published articles as opposed to message boards (Disclaimer: I still read those message boards all the time :) ). Here are some of our fav health websites:
KellyMom: An amazing site for everything baby and breastfeeding. I found it to be really comprehensive, fact-based and non-judgmental.
BabyCenter: It comes up at the top of most baby related google searches for a reason. They have great info on a wide range of topics. They also have tons of pictures which can be really helpful when you aren’t sure how to describe a rash, etc.
Many of the health sites above double as good resources for breastfeeding, however here are some more specific ones:
La Leche International: Be sure to check out the question and answer board for comprehensive and well organized information on all things breastfeeding. If you need additional help, you can find local leaders. Local leaders are familiar with current findings and research on all aspects of nursing. They are trained volunteers who are available to answer questions or concerns you may have about breastfeeding by telephone or email counseling every day FOR FREE.
Join a breastfeeding Facebook group: The communities on Facebook are truly amazing, they are mostly private so you don’t need to worry about the trolls or posting a belfie for your co-workers to see. The moms are incredibly responsive and supportive to any questions or just to cheer you on when you make it through a breastfeeding milestone.
JUST FOR FUN
You deserve more fun ... ESPECIALLY during marathon breastfeeding sessions or those long days stuck inside without a playdate.
Scarry Mommy: This site is one of the most frequently updated with a wide variety of stories all parenting related. The collection of stories are submitted by moms, writers, bloggers etc from all areas. If you haven’t come across this site on your facebook feed, check it out! This was my go-to for those late night breastfeeding sessions.
MommyPoppins: We love this site’s motto - Get more out of life WITH your kids. They have various local chapters to find the best parties, classes and events in the area.
Well Rounded NY: A great local collection of articles on all things mom related.This site is geared towards New Yorkers, so be sure to find a similar site in your area. A go-to local site will help you to find the coolest new stores, baby & me classes as well as keeping up with the trends!s.
SWEET MOMMY BLOGGERS
Based on the number of mommy bloggers, you would think that becoming a Mom inevitably means you could be the next J.K.Rowling. Although there is a lot of self-absorbed material out there, there is also some inspiring, hilarious mommy writers that will brighten up your day and make you feel less alone. Here are our favs:
Cat and Nat - Social Common: Two hilarious moms with five kids under 7 building an incredible following. We never miss one of their Friday #Momtruth videos, an honest assessment of how we all feel sometimes! .
Ilana Wiles - Mommy Shorts: Seriously witty content by the author of the LAUGH OUT LOUD book Remarkably Average Parenting .
Joanna Goddard - Cup of Jo: For when you need something a little more well-rounded than mommy stories. Joanna is a super talented writer and curator of all things funny and interesting.
Amanda Saiontz Gluck - The Fashionable Hostess: For some home decor indulgence, Amanda, a mother of two has some beautiful ideas. Her site is focused on entertaining, decorating and the things you dream about when you have that extra time (haha).
Happy reading mommies! Please tell us your favs - sharing is caring ! :)
MAIA MODA Co-Founder