Top 4 Mommy Blogs You should be following!


So many mommies and so many mommy blogs to choose from! Who can you trust, who will make you laugh, who will entertain you, who will provoke thought for change, who will inspire your next DIY or dinner recipe? As Brandnewmoms, more often then not, we find ourselves seeking information from those with whom we can identify most. After delving into the blogosphere myself, there were definitely a handful of mommy bloggers that stood out to me right off the bat for each of their unique reasons. Here are my top 4 mommy blogs that you should definitely be liking, following and Pinning!



While these Top 5 Mommy Blogs are in no particular order, the first one happens to be a fellow Canadian mommy blogger named, Mandy from She isn’t your run of the mill full-day pyjama wearing, pony tail dawning, country bumpkin. (Not that there is anything wrong with any of those things) But as her tagline states, she zeros in on a very specific mommy niche, “A Lifestyle Blog for Hip Urban Moms”. On my good days, I like to think of myself as, “Hip” so, I often keep up with and connect with Mandy via her Facebook page. Mom to a little toddler, she consistently reveals a variety of insightful blog posts ranging from honest parenting advice, top trending fashion, hits Toronto’s hottest spots, to sharing her favourite products in review.


What’s more, you can’t help but gravitate towards her crisp and uncluttered website which, exudes nothing but top-notch mommy class. But wait!! Don’t be quick to write Mandy off because you think being, “Hip” and “Urban” means her lifestyle is out of your league! Mandy is a self-proclaimed, “indiscriminate shopper” that you can find anywhere from the green aisles of the dollar store to toting the infamous turquoise at Tiffany’s. Want proof? Check out her recent DIY, Dollar store painted globe for $16! She is, in my opinion, the epitome of a Brandnewmom who is doing it all!

 The Deliberate Mom


Jennifer over at The Deliberate Mom is one of the first mommy blogs of Christian faith I “latched on to” so-to-speak. I swear I’m not playing geographical favourites, but Jennifer happens to be Canadian too!! Jennifer knows the in’s and out’s of the blogosphere but hasn’t let any of it get to her head. In fact, she freely shares all of her blogging secrets with us in a tab right on her main menu! Her generosity and transparency further extends to her “journal-istic” blog posts. She isn’t afraid of admitting when she is wrong and how to go about fixing it. In one of her latest posts, she narrates a traumatizing parenting experience with the hopes none of us Brandnewmom’s ever have to endure what she did.

One of Jennifer’s taglines is that, ” being a deliberate mom is not about perfection but rather intention”. This struck a chord with me. As Brandnewmom’s, we often put too much pressure on ourselves to be perfect even though this is one of the hardest jobs we will ever have and be the least experienced at. She helped me to realize early on that we make mistakes but can come together and learn from one another. Check out  her Facebook page here.



I secretly envy Melanie. Well, I guess it’s not a secret anymore! Aside from being a super duper blogging mom at, she has a leg up on the new subscription box trend and offers their reviews. How awesome would it be to receive such awesomeness in the mail on a regular basis?! I find her reviews valuable and intriguing because she makes it easy to decide whether a particular subscription service is worth buying into. I hope to review Canadian subscription boxes one day and follow in her footsteps! :) Keep up with her reviews and posts here!

Melanie is definitely more than subscription box reviews. Her story is very real. Dealing with her past loss and ongoing struggles with mental health demonstrate her courage and resolve. She is inspiring and I find myself enthralled with her posts as she reveals more and more of her beautiful heart.

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While she isn’t effectively, a momma, Leesha at Living Contently is one of those woman-power blogs that I instantly connected with. Her positivity translates through her writing and one can’t help but want to snag a piece of that contagious goodness! Her posts are definitely mom-relatable and she too, is honest and proactive about all aspects of life. As a “Budgetista”, Leesha always finds the best ways to save, posts easy recipes, fun little crafts and really focuses on living your best intentional life\learning how to be content with the life you have. In a recent post, she courageously divulges a secret about her past that many women can identify with. If you become a subscriber not only do you gain access to all her posts but you even get a free “Debt Payoff Toolkit”! I like her so much I even follow Leesha on Facebook and Instagram!

 I hope that you check out all (if you haven’t already) my mommy blogger friends and their sites. We truly love to support one another and hope you all do to!

Comment below with your favourite mommy blogs!


26 Comments on Top 4 Mommy Blogs You should be following!

  1. Jennifer | The Deliberate Mom
    February 21, 2015 at 3:24 am (2 months ago)

    I am completely flattered and blown away.

    Thank you so much for your kind words and accolades (I’m blushing).

    I’m familiar with Leesha – she’s awesome but I’ll have to check out Mandy and Melanie’s blogs.

    Thanks so much for sharing. This was so lovely and such a wonderful way to start the weekend!
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    • Adoring Family
      February 23, 2015 at 9:03 pm (2 months ago)

      I agree, Jennifer. You stick out as one of my bloggy friends. You are so kind and generous! xxoo
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      • Jennifer | The Deliberate Mom
        February 26, 2015 at 5:14 pm (2 months ago)

        Awww, thank you!
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  2. Nicole
    February 21, 2015 at 6:51 pm (2 months ago)

    Thanks for sharing! I’m glad you could join the party!
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  3. Monica
    February 22, 2015 at 2:03 am (2 months ago)

    Thanks for sharing these! I love discovering new blogs, especially by Canadian bloggers. I’m familiar with Jennifer @ The Deliberate Mom, but am enjoying checking out the others, including yours :).
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  4. Emily
    February 22, 2015 at 5:07 am (2 months ago)

    I enjoy The Deliberate Mom and her blog. I will have to check out the rest!
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  5. Adoring Family
    February 23, 2015 at 9:04 pm (2 months ago)

    This is a great post, thank you for sharing, I love finding new mommy blogs :)
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    • Brandnewmomblog
      February 25, 2015 at 2:59 am (2 months ago)

      Thank you for stopping by! Checking out your post now!

  6. Ashley S.
    February 24, 2015 at 12:08 am (2 months ago)


    This is a good list and I found some new blogs to follow. I am new to the blog world, just started my own blog. I found you on #mamamomentsmondays!
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    • Brandnewmomblog
      February 25, 2015 at 2:59 am (2 months ago)

      Welcome to the blogosphere Ashley!!! Hope you come back to visit often!

  7. Mrs. AOK
    February 24, 2015 at 1:55 pm (2 months ago)

    Thank you for sharing your top 4 Mommy Blogs with us at Mommy Monday. Deliberate Mom is a wonderful pick for sure!! :)
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    • Brandnewmomblog
      February 25, 2015 at 2:55 am (2 months ago)

      She is great! Hope you come by our Monday and Tuesday Blog hops too!

  8. Lysa from Welcome to My Circus
    February 25, 2015 at 4:29 am (2 months ago)

    What a great collection of Mommy Bloggers! Jennifer The Deliberate Mom is one of my FAVORITE bloggers and has become a terrific friend as well.

    We’re so glad you were able to make it over to the #BigTopBlogParty this week! Hope to see you again at the next Party Under the Big Top too!

    Wishing you a fabulous week!

    Much love,
    Lysa xx
    Welcome to My Circus
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  9. Mary Burris
    February 25, 2015 at 5:37 am (2 months ago)

    What a great way to showcase the other mommy bloggers! Thank you for tossing your hat into the ring at the Party Under The Big Top! I hope to see you again next week!
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  10. Brandi Clevinger
    February 25, 2015 at 2:49 pm (2 months ago)

    I wasn’t aware of any of these bloggers. I recently discovered Loot Crate, a gamers’ subsciption box and I am not hooked on them. Thanks for informing me about Melanie!

    I found your post at A Little R&R linky party!
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  11. Autumn
    February 25, 2015 at 7:48 pm (2 months ago)

    I like how you highlighted all different types of mommy blogs. Most people thing that mommy blogs are all about kids. But they are so much more than that… Thanks for sharing. I am going to follow these blogs with blogluvin per your suggestion!! XOXX Giraffe Mom
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    • Brandnewmomblog
      February 25, 2015 at 8:25 pm (2 months ago)

      Thank you for reading and stopping by Autumn!

  12. Felissa
    February 26, 2015 at 1:51 am (2 months ago)

    Thanks for sharing! I am heading over to check these bloggers out!

    I would be honored to have you hop over and party with us at Inspire Us Tuesday!
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  13. april
    February 26, 2015 at 2:21 pm (2 months ago)

    Thanks so much for sharing! I am a big fan of Jennifer. I plan to check out the other ladies.
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  14. Jennifer | The Deliberate Mom
    February 26, 2015 at 5:16 pm (2 months ago)

    I’m delighted you shared this at the #SHINEbloghop (and I’m still overwhelmed by your kindness).

    Thanks for sharing.
    Jennifer | The Deliberate Mom recently posted…To the Mom Who Thinks She’s Not EnoughMy Profile

  15. Alycia//Crazily Normal
    February 27, 2015 at 3:27 am (2 months ago)

    Thanks for sharing! I will definitely be checking out these ones! I already follow Deliberate Mom, but am excited to check out the rest!!

    Thanks for linking up with the Saturday Spotlight!!

  16. Sherry
    February 28, 2015 at 12:27 am (2 months ago)

    Thanks for sharing with us at Funtastic Friday. Hope to see you again this week.
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  17. Julie S.
    March 3, 2015 at 3:29 pm (2 months ago)

    So awesome of you to plug these lovely ladies and their blogs :)

  18. Pam
    March 4, 2015 at 11:52 pm (2 months ago)

    Thanks for sharing – I am always on the look out for great new blogs!
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  19. Cami
    March 7, 2015 at 7:11 pm (2 months ago)

    Thank you for this list. I ended up clicking on Melanie Meditates, and reading her post on Depression. Since having my baby girl I’ve been struggling with postpartum depression, and that post from Melanie was EXACTLY what I needed to read today! Without this roundup post I never would have found it! Thank you again!
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  20. Tanya @ Mom's Small Victories
    March 10, 2015 at 12:37 am (2 months ago)

    I have been to Deliberate Mom’s blog but the others are new to me. I love connecting with new to me bloggers. Thanks again for sharing with Small Victories Sunday Linkup. Pinning to our linkup board and hope you join us again this weekend.
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