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Bay Area's Top Mommy Bloggers

Published Jan 30, 2017 | Updated Feb 19, 2020

Parenting insights by the San Francisco Bay Area's top Mommy Bloggers.

2014 Top Mommy Bloggers in the Bay Area

We're proud to share our favorite Mommy Blogs in the San Francisco Bay Area, who provide us with insights on a variety of parenting topics, including travel, food, humor, counselling, and personal stories.  Enjoy!

Unknown Mami

The Unknown Mami is a Bay Area Latina raising bilingual multicultural children.

With a great sense of humor, and a variety of interests, the Unknown Mami blog is an open conversation with the readers, featuring humor, candor, occasional depth, and a weekly “Sundays In My City" feature where she and folks from all over the world share photos of our surroundings because interesting things are everywhere.

"Just because we don't know each other doesn't mean we can't get to know each other."--the Unknown Mami

Hint Mama

HintMama.com was launched in August 2013 because the author missed having a place to share the helpful tips that formed the basis for many of her popular articles. These include daily hints to help make parenting easier and/or cheaper.

What sets Hint Mama apart? It's a journalistic approach to the world of mommy blogging.  The best hints from a myriad of sources are reported, including those from experts such as pediatricians, the blogosphere, and her own experience working full time while raising two young children. 

Hint Mama also has ten contributors with kids of varying ages sharing their best hints as well.

"My hope is that the hints we share help other moms and dads out there also trying to get their parenting and financial lives more in order." – Jennifer Saranow Schultz (aka Hint Mama)

Cookies & Clogs

Cookies & Clogs is a family lifestyle blog with a focus on tech and travel.

Posts are fun, honest, and easy to relate to. Local SF Bay Area readers enjoy the personal reviews on restaurants, activities, places to visit in the area.

A new addition is the coverage of car reviews that families can trust.

Using Our Words

Amy Heinz is a San Francisco Bay Area mom of three—"Big", 8; "Little", 6; and "Pink", 3. Her popular slice-of-life parenting blog is filled with lessons she's learned (usually the hard way), laughs she's enjoyed (mostly at her own expense), and tears she's shed (this mama's got heart).

You can also find her using her words to build worldwide brands as a copywriter, and on sites like Huffington Post, Dot Complicated, and Project Underblog (which she helped launch in 2012). 

Journey of a Kangaroo Mama

Kathy Lisam is a SAHM (stay at home mother) of a 4 year old daughter and wife to an amazing husband of 9 years.

She shares about her journey in life in hopes that the journey can encourage other wives and moms out there that might feel they are alone in their journey.  They can know that life does not have to be perfect to be enjoyed, and one doesn't have to be an amazing crafter to be a great mom, or an awesome chef to be an attentive wife.  

"All endeavors, including the fails, should be celebrated!"--Kangaroo Mama  

"What Great Parents Do"  is a blog by Dr. Erica Reischer, a psychologist and parent coach. 

Based on Dr. Reischer's popular parenting workshops taught at Habitot Children's Museum, University of California, and San Francisco Zen Center, the blog focuses on proven methods for navigating the everyday challenges of life with children.

Frog Mom

Frog Mom is a blog written by Laure Latham, a French mom who started her family (and blog) in California and moved her family to the United Kingdom and new adventures.

Frog Mom is about creating adventures and seeing the world differently so that kids grow into strong and confident individuals.

Readers love descriptions of outdoor adventures in remote areas, unique experiences that they can recreate and new travel spots with the outdoors in mind.

That’s why Frog Mom offers a free Outdoors Activity Guide—to inspire families enjoy the great outdoors every day of the year. 

Trips With Tykes

Trips With Tykes is a family travel blog devoted to simplifying the logistics of traveling with young kids.

With a little knowledge of airline rules and some good planning, family travel can be really fun, even if it still involves the occasional in-flight tantrum or battle with TSA agents over your toddler's juice box. 

Trips With Tykes reviews popular family travel destinations and provides specific information on all the little details of air travel that can trip up traveling parents. 

Eighty MPH Mom

Eighty MPH Mom is a SF Bay Area family friendly blog that features recipes, DIY projects and crafts, product reviews and more. 

What makes Eighty MPH Mom interesting is the variety of topics and posts, which appeal to fans of all ages.

Readers seem to especially like the DIY posts and recipe posts, but of course they also enjoy learning about new products! 

Tales of the Anti-Preemie

Sam entered this world way too small (just 1 pound 12 ounces) and way to early (just 24 weeks) – but don’t tell him that! This blog tells the story of his life - from his 95 days in the NICU through his Autism diagnosis and everything in-between.

But no parenting story is complete without looking at the whole family or the general perils of parenting.

Stroller Adventures

Stroller Adventures is a personal blog where Maribel shares her adventures living abroad as a US expat in Costa Rica, as well as with food including family recipes and restaurant reviews, parenting and her journey to become healthier.

Maribel is a stay at home mom of 2, she and her family love to travel through California and Baja Mexico and share their experiences while traveling.

Rookie Moms

An indispensable guide to having more fun in the first years of motherhood, including challenges to complete in the first 52 weeks.

The Rookie Moms, Heather and Whitney, are two BFFs who wanted to have fun with their babies.

Are you up for it?

Our Urban Playground

"I started blogging in 2012 as a way to find a creative outlet beyond my acting career. Raising three girls in San Francisco and going through life's ups and downs can be challenging, but I have benefitted through using my blog as a way to seek out ideas and creative solutions to make life fun. 

There is comfort in knowing you are not alone and we are in this together."

Our Urban Playground is a lifestyle blog that also serves to be a personal story I am writing for my daughter's about their youth. It has also been an incredible tool to connect with my community near and far. The most wonderful feedback I get from my readers is when they say, "You write what I feel." --Jennifer

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December 9, 2014, 4:26 p.m. Flag

Thanks for including me on this list!


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