Feb 8, 2023 • 5 min read

NYC Mommy Blogs for New & Expecting Moms to Check Out

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They say it takes a village to raise a child. And that is probably true. 

For new moms especially, it can be overwhelming. 

Are you feeding your baby enough? Are they warm enough at night? Too cold? It’s a lot to consider. 

But when it comes to being a mom, it’s essential to know that help is out there, and it’s not always where you might think. Mommy blogging has taken the internet by storm recently, and for a good reason. 

Who can you talk to and learn about coping with body changes during pregnancy? Who else can you seek counsel from besides your pregnancy therapist

One answer is NYC mommy blogs.

This article takes a look at some popular NYC mommy blogs that you can check out to find support, learn tips and tricks of motherhood, and much more.

9 NYC mommy blogs to check out

We know that pregnancy is exhausting and parenting can be time-consuming. 

If you’re looking for an NYC mommy blog, we have done the legwork for you, listing a handful of NYC mommy blogs that you might enjoy. 

In addition, later in the article, we provide tips on finding the right blog for you.

1. Mommy Shorts 

Blogger Ilana Wiles is the mother of two girls who uses her free time blogging at Mommy Shorts instead of sleeping. 

Her blog provides helpful tips on holiday decorating, fun things to do with the kids, insights on getting kids ready for back to school, and much more. 

Since Wiles was a creative director at an ad agency in a past life, she offers a unique creative spin that keeps her readers engaged.

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Mom Trends goes above and beyond, serving as a helpful resource for moms interested in style, beauty, skiing, travel, living, home, and kids. This blog gets deep into product recommendations and is an excellent resource if you want to know the latest styles and products for your kids.

3. Stroller in the City

Fashion showroom owner turned mommy blogger Brianne Manz covers a variety of parenting topics on Stroller in the City, ranging from recommendations on things to do, recipes, shopping, travel, and kid-focused topics with gift guides and other product recommendations.

4. The Mama Maven Blog 

Nancy Johnson Horn is the creator of The Mama Maven. She gets into popular mom topics such as ABA therapy, helping your child manage their emotions, helping kids deal with grief, and more. 

Beyond that, Horn includes a special section dedicated to helping parents of kids with Type 1 Diabetes navigate the journey ahead. 

5. Kori at Home 

Kori at Home is the perfect blog for moms of children with autism. This site has blog posts with actionable strategies for parenting autistic children plus a free Austism Family Guide and much more. 

Kori provides oodles of insights for parents on topics such as handling meltdowns, recognizing the signs of autism in toddlers, and finding help if you get overwhelmed.

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6. A Child Grows

A Child Grows is authored by Shelly, a Brooklyn mom. She shares insights not just on parenting in Brooklyn (though that is a big focus) but on favorite topics such as introducing your child to pets, how to live with kids in small spaces (hello, N.Y.), breastfeeding, adoption, and so much more. 

Though there are product recommendations here and there, A Child Grows gets right into the content moms want to know, spending less time telling you what to buy.

7. Mom in the City

Not to be confused with Stroller in the City, Mom in the City is written by Kimberly, the mother of two teenage boys. She is also a professional content creator and offers helpful perspectives to other working mothers. 

An article written in July 2022 indicated that she wouldn’t continue to blog in the future, but she has posted some recently, so maybe she’s back at it. Either way, there is still a lot of great content on Mom in the City so be sure to check out the site.

8. Mommy Poppins

We all know that Mary Poppins was too good to be true, but that’s not the case for this website. Mommy Poppins is chock full of recommendations on things to do in or around NYC and a number of other cities. 

It includes helpful articles on parenting styles, strengthening relationships between kids and their grandparents, keeping kids entertained on a cold, snowy day, and more.

There is also an event directory that highlights family-friendly activities that you can take part in in NYC and other cities.

9. What We Do All Day

Last but certainly not least, What We Do All Day is sure to please as it provides ideas for keeping kids busy, entertained, and educated. 

This site’s mantra is to “spend less time staring at a screen and more time reading, playing, and learning together,” and the resources available to parents will help you tackle just that. But there is more to offer here, too, with plenty of parenting articles on those topics that tend to keep moms up at night.

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What do NYC mommy blogs have to offer?

Moms all over the U.S. and all over the globe have taken themselves online to offer advice, suggestions, and support to moms who are likely experiencing the same things that they did. 

Mommy blogs create a community for pregnant mothers, women trying to become pregnant, and those in the thick of it trying to figure out what to do for their baby, toddler, preschooler, and so forth.

The truth is, however, that not all mommy blogs are the same. Here are three tips on how to find the right mommy blog in NYC for you:

  1. Authors have real-life experience. Look for mommy bloggers who have been there and done that – they don’t have to be going through it simultaneously. But you want one that has lived through similar experiences to what you are facing.
  2. Fits your preferred writing style. Seek a blogger that writes in a style you can embrace and keeps you engaged.
  3. Recommended by friends. Check out recommended blogs that your friends or family members know and trust. Word of mouth is excellent in helping you find the right blog and supporting you through mommyhood.

Let NYC mommy blogs take some of the guesswork out of momming

As we said before, parenting can be exhausting. But that doesn’t mean you have to do it alone. Your network (army) of other moms you can find through mommy blogs can help you get through a tough day or give you some fun reading while taking advantage of self-care. 

So the next time you have a question about this or that, take it to heart that other moms before you have had those same questions. 

And your favorite mommy bloggers might have the answer.

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Ann Schreiber is an accomplished writer and mother of three. She has two adult children of her own and is also the proud stepmother of a beautiful little girl. Ann enjoys writing both personally and professionally and enjoys spending time with her husband and kids in her free time.