The 10 Best Mom Blogs in Dallas
Get great on-the-ground scoop from the best mom bloggers DFW has to offer.
Motherhood is beautiful, but it’s certainly not easy. Whether you’re a stay-at-home mom of five, working mom of one, or single mom of three, it can get lonely and stressful at times. Enter mommy blogs! The sense of community and universality offered by moms facing the same struggles can be an oasis of inspiration and confidence for new and veteran moms alike -- and they can offer great advice for babysitters and nannies.
We’ve compiled a list of the 10 best Dallas mom blogs, because it’s always hilarious to hear someone else’s “you’ll never guess what my kid did at the Dallas Farmer’s Market” story. Read, connect, and share with moms who simply get it. Because that’s what community is all about! Who knows, it might even inspire you to launch your own mommy blog.
Mainly Homemade, by Amy Greene
Every mom knows the struggle of trying to find the time to fit in a day’s worth of activities, crafts, and learning, let alone prepare and cook a healthy, homemade dinner. That struggle is exactly what prompted Amy Green to launch Mainly Homemade as a resource for moms to make simple, healthy(ish) meals using simple, easily sourced ingredients.
The popular “5 Dollar Meals” section tastes anything but cheap. Learn how to make homemade pizza pockets, easy oven ribs, and kid-approved corn dog muffins. Green’s clean-eating section offers simple, delicious meals, like a 10-minute shrimp and kale salad. Because quick doesn’t have to mean it comes from a can or a freezer!
Everyday Best, by Shannon Schmid
Tired of routine holiday traditions? Head over to Everyday Best, where kids can help make Mickey Mouse Reindeer Cookies while mom decides between Brown Sugar Mojitos or Champagne Cocktails for a twist on the classic New Year’s Eve toast.
Trading in a lucrative producing career in New York City for the stay-at-home mom life in Dallas, Shannon Schmid funnels her creative background into a thriving local blog, which offers tips and tricks on everything from decorating, recipes, travel tips, and more. Schmid is active in the mommy blogger community, publishing a “best Dallas mommy blogs” list.
My DFW Mommy, by Jennifer Carles
Touted as one of the best blogs for budget-conscious moms, My DFW Mommy was originally launched in August 2009 as Dallas Coupon Blog by Laura Thornquist. After feeling the impact of the recession, the former TV journalist began sharing her money-saving tips with other local moms. Now the mega-popular blog draws more than 400,000 visitors annually, 80 percent of whom are Texas residents, according to My DFW Mommy’s media kit.
Jennifer Carles has since taken control of the blog, and moms can expect to find retail coupons, restaurant deals, weekly ads, freebies and must-see events around DFW. Can’t find what you’re looking for? Head over to the Marketplace, where you can describe the product or service you need, and My DFW Mommy will match it with a local reputable company within your budget.
Real and Quirky, by Jen L.
For the moms looking for “how does she do it?” inspiration, head over to Real and Quirky. The author, Jen, is a homeschooling mom of five children, which already fills the Wonder-Woman category. Outside of parenting, Jen is a nonprofit volunteer who holds a part-time job, hits the gym almost every day, and updates Real and Quirky regularly.
Ripe with kid-approved recipes like “Frozen” white chocolate fudge or “Finding Dory” sugar cookies, Real and Quirky offers respite for a little more refined appetites with a raspberry macaroon recipe. For a refreshing dose of vulnerability, head over to “My Birth Stories,” where Jen shares her experience with two natural and two hospital VBAC (vaginal birth after cesarean births) births.
The Nerd’s Wife, by Arena & Jet
Trekkie moms, unite! This bright and colorful blog is the perfect outlet for moms seeking crafts, recipes, and even costume ideas that often use things you already have around the house. Transform your minivan trunk into a Candy Land paradise or build a solar oven in your back yard for some s’mores under the stars.
Follow Arena’s family vacations to Vancouver, London, Minnesota, and, of course, Texas. Throw the best “Guardians of the Galaxy”-themed birthday party, but don’t forget to surprise the hubby with a black-and-white-themed football party. For the crafty mom with a touch nerdy humor, the Nerd’s Wife is for you.
Mommie Again, by Stella Alvarez
When Stella learned of her unplanned pregnancy at 18 years old, she was terrified. Now, the 25-year-old mother of two is sharing her story of teenage pregnancy, motherhood, and chasing personal dreams as a family. Mommie Again brings life to an underrepresented voice in mommy blogging.
Find everything from budget tips to travel and even health advice for new and veteran moms. Mommy Again offers guest post opportunities for moms looking to break into the mommy blogger sphere or simply just share their own best practices.
Dallas Moms Blog, by Multiple Contributors
Nestled at the No. 1 spot on Google is Dallas Moms Blog, arguably the top destination for guides to everything from the best local preschools to organized playgroups all around the DFW area. Launched in 2011 by Dallas moms Lauren Kimmell and Casey Gilliam as a way to connect with other moms in the community, Dallas Moms Blog quickly exploded into a invaluable resource for new and veteran moms, Texas lifers, and transplants.
Find the latest scoop on family-friendly events around town, the best parks and playgrounds, local shops, and boutiques worth checking out, and anything that might make parenting in Dallas a little easier and a lot more fun. This is the créme de la créme of mommy blogs.
In_DFWfamily, by Roselle Pliego
Clean and inviting, In_DFWfamily is a lifestyle blog launched in 2014 by Roselle Pliego. Bright, beautiful photos give a glimpse of the Miami transplant and her blended family as they make a “Day in Lewisville” effortlessly look like a magazine cover shoot.
In_DFWfamily is an endless scroll filled with little nuggets of mommy wisdom mixed with a dose of don’t-take-yourself-so-serious humor. A stark contrast to the plethora of cookie-cutter mommy blogs, Pliego effortlessly weaves the family’s Haitian and Hispanic heritages into an engaging lifestyle blog.
Toy Queen, by Keri Wilmot
Who says adults can’t play with toys? Pediatric occupational therapist and toy expert Keri Wilmot has spent the last 17 years finding developmental toys that promote educational skills in an organic way. With hundreds of reviews on toys -- and movies, games, and books -- for kids of all ages, Toy Queen is your one-stop-shop for moms looking for toys that are as functional as they are fun.
Carrie Elle, by Carrie Lindsey
For the ultra-organizers, Carrie Elle is a visually stunning blog filled with modern chic printables for meal planning, organizers, holidays, and even kid’s printables. Launched by Dallas native Carrie Lindsey, Carrie Elle is the perfect blog for those crafty moms with a Pinterest-worthy sense of style.
Lindsey offers free printables, but you can also find premium designs in her e-commerce store, or sign up early her sold-out workshop at the annual Pinner’s conference in Dallas. Outside of organizing, Carrie Elle also offers 21-day-fix recipes, kid craft ideas, and family travel tips.
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