Being a parent in today’s world is tough. From picking the best, healthiest products to feed and clothe your children to making sure they stay safe from all the threats of the world, it takes a lot of guts to be a mom or dad. Luckily, the top parenting influencers and mom bloggers are there to show other moms and dads how it’s done.
25 Top Parenting Influencers
Ilana Wiles is a mom to two daughters, and lives in Manhattan with her family. The top parenting influencer started her mom blog, Mommy Shorts, after losing her job at an ad agency in 2009. On the blog, she shares personal stories about life as a parent, interviews with other famous parents, and interesting info about parenting. She’s also on Instagram, where she has 150,000 followers.
Is Heather Armstrong, aka dooce, the OG of the top parenting influencers? Probably, as she started her mom blog in 2001, and started blogging about her kids as soon as she had them. Although she’s since taken a step back from blogging, she’s still influential, with a follower count of 1.5 million on Twitter.
Joanna Goddard is a mommy and lifestyle blogger who started Cup of Jo as a hobby. But, it soon became her career. As one of the top parenting influencers, she has 112,000 followers on Instagram and 63,9000 followers on Twitter. Her mom blog gets around one million visitors each month.
Jill Smokler started the funny parenting blog and community Scary Mommy back in 2008. Originally, the site was meant to chronicle Jill’s life as a stay-at-home, imperfect mom. It’s since transformed into a full-on media company. The top parenting influencer posts daily and has a team of authors working for her. Scary Mommy’s Twitter account has 494,000 followers.
Amber Fillerup Clark
Amber Fillerup Clark started her mom blog, Barefoot Blonde, when she was a broke college student. Today, she’s still in her 20s, has two kids, and lives with her family in Hawaii. As one of the top parenting influencers on Instagram, she has 1.3 million followers, and often posts too-adorable photos of her babies and family.
Jessica Shyba is a mom of five and the woman behind Momma’s Gone City. The top parenting influencer started her mom blog after her family moved from the West Coast to New York City in 2009. Since then, she’s written a children’s book, “Naptime for Theo and Beau,” inspired by the daily naps her son and the family’s dog would take together. She has more than half a million followers on Instagram.
Bunmi Laditan is the top parenting influencer behind the Honest Toddler. It’s a pretty funny mom blog that offers an inside look into the mind of a toddler. The blog has 301,000 Twitter followers, and Laditan herself has 20,500 followers on Instagram.
Tom Riles is a stand-up comic who opens the show for Ellen DeGeneres. He’s also the founder of Life of Dad, a community for fathers that calls itself the “social network for dads.” As one of the top parenting influencers, he has nearly 70,000 followers on Instagram.
Naomi Davis, aka Taza, started her mom blog, Love, Taza, right after getting married. A decade later, she and her husband have three kids and call NYC home. Her blog covers a variety of lifestyle topics, including motherhood, family life and style. On Instagram, the top parenting influencer has 420,000 followers.
Denene Millner is the mom blogger behind My Brown Baby, a blog that focuses on topics and issues of concern to parents of color. As one of the top parenting influencers, she has also written a book titled, “My Brown Baby: On the Joys and Challenges of Raising African American Children.” She has 13,800 followers on Twitter.
Elle Walker is one half of the top parenting influencer duo behind What’s Up Moms, the top parenting channel on YouTube. The channel has more than 1.8 million subscribers and gets more than 35 million views each month. On her own Instagram, Elle has 79,000 followers.
Hailey Andreson is a mom on the go, and the founder of Household Mag. As one of the top parenting influencers, she also has a podcast called “Mom and Dad Made a Podcast.” She has 72,600 followers on Instagram.
Amy Morrison (Pregnant Chicken)
Rachel Stafford is the top parenting influencer responsible for the mom blog Hands Free Mama. She’s penned several books of the same name and on the same topic. She was inspired to write her books and blog after coming to the realization of what really mattered to her in her life (her family). She has 19,000 Instagram followers.
MiniMode is the work of two stylish moms, Maria Benetos and Colleen Crivello. The top parenting influencers cover everything that stylish, in-the-know parents must have. They have 32,800 followers on Instagram.
Ginger Parrish is the top parenting influencer behind Parrish Place and a mom of three boys. Her mom blog and Instagram account (where she has 192,000 followers) are full of awe-inspiring pics of her beautiful family.
Angelica Calad, aka Taylens Mom, has 143,000 followers on Instagram. As one of the top parenting influencers, her feed is full of cute snaps of her two kids, both of whom are enjoying early careers as models.
Sia Cooper is a blend of top parenting influencer and top fitness influencer. Her mom blog, Diary of a Fit Mom, offers parenting tips and fitness training tips. Her Instagram account has 755,000 followers and plenty of snaps for fitspo.
Hannah Carpenter is an illustrator with four kids. Her mom blog often contains sponsored posts about managing family life. As one of the top parenting influencers on Instagram, she features beautiful shots of her kids, and has 112,000 followers.
Julianna Miner, or “Lydia,” as she’s known on her mom blog Rants from Mommyland, started the blog after she and another mom-friend realized they were slowly losing it at home with the kids. The top parenting influencers have more than 57,000 people following their blog on Facebook.
LaDonna Dennis has been a mommy blogger since 2006, and started the blogger community Mom Blog Society in 2011. The top parenting influencer uses her influence to connect with other parenting bloggers and shares their work with the world around them. The society has 283,000 followers on Twitter.
Kat Bouska is the top parenting influencer behind Mama’s Losin’ It! and the YouTube channel MamaKatTV, which has more than 46,000 subscribers. She offers a funny and entertaining take on being a parent.