Money Matters Team

Baby blog reviews

By Money Matters Team 02/08/2013

Our favourites

Here are some great baby blogs we've enjoyed reading this year:

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Faded Seaside Mama

Faded Seaside Mama is vibrant, invigorating and lovely. We are captured by stories of Bear and Bunny, two beautiful girls Sally dotes on by the seaside.  Exploring yarn bombing and baking delicious lemon drizzle cakes, Sally has every solution to keep little minds occupied. As part of the town team, she is passionate about her community and the world her children grow up in.

Guilty Mum

Guilty Mum

Toddler ‘BooBoo’ and brand new baby ‘The Boy’ keep Guilty Mum very busy indeed! Craving weetabix for every meal and bouncing on trampolines will cause a giggle or two. Guilty Mum is an honest lady, confessing she called an ambulance over one serious tantrum. We love her candid manner and feel assured in her devotion to her family as she investigates child care reform.

Just Pirouette and Carry On

Just pirouette and carry on

Whether foraging for elderflower to make rich cordial or plucking spuds from the allotment, blogger Kate celebrates the outdoors in ‘Just Pirouette and Carry On.’ Mother to delightfully chirpy Wiggles and inquisitive toddler Biscuit, we revel in sunhats, scoot-tastic portraits and roundabout play time! Nourished with some lovingly crafted cookies and a behemoth strawberry cream-cake, every post leaves us with a spring in our step.

Little Likely Lads

Little likely lads

Baby Beaux really does rock the double denim look, JCVD would be so proud! Fabulous fashionista mama Carissa, kits her boys out in the latest threads. Climbing trees, or chilling on the bed they are perfectly attired (and even dressed as Batman, could easily grace the pages of Vogue in a few years!) Bow ties, geeky glasses and vintage gaming prints, the Little Likely Lads have the swagger and are totally dapper.

Minisaurus

Minisaurus

Tiny tots, Scamp and Ozzy (Osbourne) have 6 older brothers and sisters, the talking carrot and a mysterious being called Nimpom Pimpon to play with. Mamasaurus and Papasaurus are captivated by Ozzy and the musings of Scamp, her ‘accurate’ family portraits calling a particular focus. Minisaurus also features great puddings for the everyday little one: squirty cream, maltesers and berries! What a perfect combination!

Mother Em

Mother Em

Mother Em: the home to pioneer anti-trouser toddler Izzy, the tongue poking, silly faces of Maisy Moo and emerging artist, six year old Sam. Never a dull moment, Mother Em documents her ‘crazy’ kiddies as they obsess over towels, reveal the five legged, million-eyed alien and draw the elusive and toothy ‘spinosaurus.’ With cupcakes a plenty and cute romper suits, readers will adore this little family.

Mummy Pink Wellies

Mummy pink wellies

Feisty toddler Little Bit is partial to biscuits, but who wouldn’t be if gooey marshmallows had been melted all over them! We are desperate to nip round to blogger Katherine’s house for BBQ after that revelation. Baking, playschool and all round fun are Little Bit’s day-to-day and after being born weighing only 2lbs, watching her grow up into a little lady is wonderful!

Mummy’s Space

Mummy

Mags has truly ‘found her voice’ at Mummy’s Space and blogs tirelessly about her bouncy toddler Ben and the two tiny new additions, baby twin-ies Zachary and Zoey. The twins have enormous blue eyes (we’ve seen the photos) and big brother Ben is smitten. We are left cooing over sibling cuddles and antics. In no end to the cuteness, Zachary also has a superman romper suit. What more could you want?

Mum Wife Girl

Mum, wife, girl

Blogger Terri admired mummy blogging and at 25 decided to set-up shop at Mum-Wife-Girl. We can’t get enough. Two gorgeous girls, a border collie and a lovely husband gallop through fields and contentedly nibble on peanut butter bites, while Terri takes it all in. Readers will enjoy her bucket list and we are very excited for the invention blog posts of the future!

Oh So Amelia

Oh so Amelia

Oh so pretty! Oh so playful! Oh so Amelia! This cheeky tot is full of beans and is scampering about the North Wales countryside. Seeking cuddles and all things girly, Mummy blogger Kerry is only happy to oblige. In ‘letters to Amelia’ we see an adoring Mother watching over her ‘teeny weeny squishy baby,’ it will lighten any readers day.

Rollercoaster Mum

Rollercoaster Mum

Riding the rollercoaster are Little Miss Sunshine, Little Miss Star, husband and finally, writer Mum, Becs. Expect glorious cultivation posts from the garden as the coriander flowers and the Sweet Peas pop into bloom. With a passion for nature, we go glamping and visit the Eden Project. To the joy of the girls, we watch butterflies metamorphosize. Homemade and handmade heaven, Becs is queen.

Rosie Scribble

Rosie Scribble

Writer Rosie and daughter IJ are the stars of the show at Rosie Scribble. IJ is growing up and with Rosie at the helm, we ride the transition from ‘Hello Kitty’ to ‘One Direction’. Discovering the difference between single digits and doubles, we read of forming opinions and learning the ways of the world. Perfect for readers whose children are growing up (much too soon!)

Super Busy Mum

Super busy Mum

Debs is Mum to five (yes, five!) ‘sprouts,’ so she’s a little bit busy, suffice to say. The brood have been enjoying summer hosepipe fun and trips to the viaducts, drawing the butterflies and leaping into paddling pools. Dipping beautiful baby Belle into the sea for the first time and dusting off little sandy toes, is one of our favourite moments.

Tall Short and Tiny

Tall, short and tiny

Husband Tall, toddler Tiny and even tinier, Pickle celebrate birthdays with mud cake, enjoy a spot of homemade ravioli and relish moroccan meal times. Delicious! Exploring breathtaking coastlines and corking caves in New Zealand, this is a family travel blog dream. Our favourite post involves a special Birthday celebration: Pickle sports a party hat and a very fetching ‘Pudding’ sticker on her jumper!

Off Cumden

You

We’re not from round here... but Yorkshire born mummy blogger Sian helps us feel right at home! Baby Boy has graduated from preschool and he must have been the coolest kid in the playground, modelling an enviable penguin back pack. The kids are full of adventurous spirit, peering into rock pools and waving fishnets high over head with little sister in tow.

Diary of the Dad

Diary of the Dad

Scrambling into the cot for bedtime stories with baby (and resident stuntman) Xander, or pondering the big questions (‘Do I want a biscuit, Daddy?’) with toddler Dylan, Dad has his hands full. There is plenty of mischief to be had amongst brilliant tech reviews! Whether munching on double dummies, or disappearing head first into the washing machine, Dad see’s all and narrates with side splitting effect.

Mummy and the Chunks

Mummy and the Chunks

The two chunks: toddler Gracie and apple-cheeked baby Zach are very happy little monkeys! Observed by mum Carly as Zach happily reads indoors and Gracie wanders outside, armed with a watering can to grow cress in brightly coloured flower pots. Highlights include Zach learning to crawl backwards and mention of a Kermit the frog 3D costume! Pictures please!

Aimee Marie

Aimee Marie

The endeavours of this young Surrey mummy are depicted in pretty pages, full of colour and exuberance. A full family obsession with Domino’s, a beloved Filofax and thrifty tips for saving the pennies as an active young family are just some of the offerings. Aimee gives us an endearing account of her busy lifestyle, with beautiful photography, humour and girly goodness throughout. 

A Little Beauty Spot

A Little Beauty Spot

From blogger to vlogger, this lovely lady brings her pregnancy journey to life both in writing and in front of the camera. Rice Crispie binges, the development of the ‘teeny bump’, beauty tutorials and bags a plenty - Hannah’s story is truthful and absolutely full of fun! The beauty tips and in depth reviews are definitely worth a read, ladies.

Bells' Little Ones

Bells

When she’s not making lists (or cupcakes) Bells is a lady you want to listen to. She enchants readers with tales of little Oliver: from his birth to his crayon triumphs as a toddler. We follow the mischief of the promising Picasso as he grows up in coastal Suffolk, enjoying delicious barbecues and the excitable arrivals of four rabbits and a cat.

Diary of a Yummy Mummy in Waiting

Diary of a Yummy Mummy in Waiting

This promising parent shares her determined course to becoming a yummy mummy. Inspiring and spirited, the blog is filled with delicious recipes - turkey quinoa curry is a must try - as well as being an informative resource for those trying to conceive. Her brilliant attitude and tone will serve as inspiration and she’s got some wonderful opinions about bags and baking.

Flower Fairies and Fairy Cakes

Flower Fairies and Fairy Cakes

Meet the Buttons: a lively bunch of country bumpkins, where Betty and Dolly are the bouncy and inquisitive stars of the show. We live through the world’s worst game of hide and seek and giggle at cheeky Dolly’s hilariously honest take on Emile Sande lyrics. Mum’s top tip for establishing a peaceful household? Keep all husbands out of the kitchen.

Mother Geek

Mother Geek

Mother Geek is a brave lady, saying farewell to her long playful pigtails and adopting the new ‘mummy do’. She enlightens us with her family experiences: homemade McFlurry attempts and her interests from technology to cookery to motherhood light up these wonderfully purple pages. Look this way for honest reviews and frank revelations about how she misses computer games.

Mummy's Knee

Mummy

Cooking mad mother of Buddy and Bubbles, this ambitious blogger is an organised meal-making machine, sharing her inventive technique of using only 5 items per session. Her meal plans will keep you eating healthily and she’s certainly got a few exhilarating plans up her sleeve for when she finally puts down the pans: including completing a knife course and doing a skydive.

Not My Year Off

Not My Year Off

Lively and lovely, 2 year old Little Z is an adorable handful of energetic enthusiasm that never stops climbing. He particularly enjoys clamouring over the laptop, hardly ideal for mum Tas’ blogging attempts! Entertaining the little guy is top priority and embracing the fresh air is his favourite pastime. Feeding calves and seeing the ‘horseys’ are among his recent discoveries in the great outdoors.

Older Mum

Older Mum

All mothers over 35, look here now! Older Mum provides wisdom for all who wish to embark on motherhood later in life. Light-hearted and offering insightful personal accounts of child-rearing, revel in inspirational stories from her readers and learn about important age-related issues. Salami, cream cheese and the stressful, joyous occasion of a house move are among the author’s own revelations.

Our Baby Blog

Our Baby Blog

Our Baby Blog is an open and honest read, taking readers on a personal rollercoaster from the joyous moment of discovering Jess’ pregnancy to becoming acquainted with the bright and curious Abbie. There’s stunning imagery and captivating pictures of this little 5 month old enjoying picnics in the park and causing mischief in ball pools. You’ll want to keep reading about this family, as the charming and friendly tones reel you in.

Online Mummy

Online Mummy

Photographer, designer, blogger and most importantly, mummy to adorable Luke and Amelia, it’s no wonder this lady craves an extra hour in the day. Lorraine may have her hands full, yet Online Mummy is filled with detail and charisma. There are entire sections dedicated to lifestyle, fitness and photography to feast your eyes upon and Dad is even allowed to get a word in! Trying to get the cheeky duo to pose together for photos might be their biggest challenge...

Pouting in Heels

Pouting in Heels

For all things fantastically fabulous, we introduce you to Katie. When she is not strutting around in sky high heels, she delights readers with her motherhood musings, telling tales of her little Elsie who just turned 1. A perpetual lover of style and all things pretty, her blog reflects this - with glamour and exuberance lightening up the pages, as well as baby smiles and daring poses.

Riding the Stork

Riding the Stork

Conception, pregnancy, birth and beyond - Riding the Stork covers all manners of growing baby topics. ‘Making moments’ is Marie’s passion and the pages are filled with captivating snaps of the girls. There’s also information jam packed into the blog, from her detailed Pregnancy Diaries to Weight Loss Wednesday, where we can witness Marie’s enticing personal triumphs and muse over the perfect Little Black Dress.

Simply Hayley

Simply Hayley

This young West London mum has a thirst for adventure and wholeheartedly throws herself into new, exciting activities. Jumping out of planes, bike rides from London to Brighton and the occasional 5k runs are all on the schedule for Hayley. As for the little ones, they can usually be found exploring the outdoors. We wonder where they get that from?

What Kidder Did Next

What Kidder Did Next

Welcome to the adventures of Kidder! Collecting eggs and making Lego masterpieces, this little boy is full of innovative ideas, just like his mum. From his heartfelt quotes to strawberry picking in the sunshine, this little superstar will charm your socks right off. Packed with inspiration for outdoor fun days out, this one is a summer must-read.

The Mummy Scripts

The Mummy Scripts

Xandi invites us all in for a chinwag with the Mummy Scripts. With 3 individual, strong- minded and loving children in tow, she notes down all her musings and thoughts about ‘mummy-hood’ and beyond. This is not just a mummy blog - she keeps her personal interests strongly featured throughout: from luxurious sunny holidays and delicious restaurants, to always looking and feeling fabulous.

Raisie Bay

Raisie Bay

This busy mum of 5 has enjoyed many proud moments over the years. Perhaps the most recent is her youngest’s graduation...at the grand old age of 2 (from pre-school!) Sit back and enjoy the hilarious  ‘Out of the Mouth of Babes’ section, featuring quotes from the entire contingent. Oh, and when she’s not busy with mum stuff, Raisie Bay even offers delicious cakes for everyone!

Sorry about the Mess

Sorry about the Mess

Whether its suffering from the dreaded chicken pox, or dancing freely among the lavender, there’s always eventful times brewing in this south London household. Life has turned upside down in the last few years for these two university sweethearts .Yes, sometimes it gets messy, but playful Arlo and little Rory are always nearby for hilarity and a daily dose of cute.

Mummy Glitzer

Mummy Glitzer

Self-proclaimed supermum, domestic genius and mum to Harry, this lady is bursting to the brim with useful info that she can’t help but share! She’s got tips for saving those pennies and finding time for herself while bringing up a boisterous (yet delightful) young man. All busy mums on a budget will benefit from these wise words from Mummy Glitzer.

Mother Wife Me

Mother Wife Me

Mother Wife Me: three identities combined into one, Luci blogs about her triple life. Parenting advice a-plenty, she shares her wisdom about reducing parental stress, the joys of turning forty and the importance of regular bedtimes for her 3 year old daughter. With an engaging tone of voice and a gripping writing style, Mother Wife Me is a joy to read.

Stickers Stars & Smiles

Stickers Stars & Smiles

‘Stickers Stars and Smiles’ superstar Helen has writing on her mind constantly. Scribbling reminders on her hands, tapping away on numerous blogs and even penning her own book, by her own admission she’s ‘got the bug.’ With children Chatterbox, Stunt Boy and husband hybrid Bradley Wiggins/Brad Pitt never far away, we read about Moshi obsessions, librarian genes and rainbow hearts.

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