20 Parent Blogs I loved in 2016

You may have read my last post about my Blogging Goals for 2017. I really loved reflecting on the past year and what the Frenchie Mummy Blog achieved so far. We did so much: I created the Daddy Tag that many other bloggers enjoyed completing. I questioned the integrity of blog awards (Yep! You are not dreaming!). I attended a blogging conference and met some other fabulous parent bloggers. But it was all about me. Moi, moi, moi! What about others? If anything, starting my own blog enabled me to discover some other fabulous blogs out there! So it’s time to share now and back off a bit. Nothing about Frenchie Mummy today (well, presque…). Here is a list of 20 Parent Blogs I loved in 2016.

The point of this post? To say ‘Merci’ because these people moved me this year. Mais they also inspired me, all in their own way. No specific order here. I will just put them down as they come to my mind. Make sure to check some you don’t know yet!

A Moment With Franca – I love #KCACOLS. It’s one of the linkies that really shows the most the blog love in my opinion. Every time I share a post on it, I always receive so many comments. Franca built for sure a fabulous community and I was proud to be a co-host many times!

Mumzilla – Sarah was one of the first bloggers to say hi and invited me to join Tribal Chat (I am yet to take part as it’s around Baba’s sleeping routine but I will be there one day!) Her posts are so witty and I love the way she swears. She even knows some Frenchie swearing words! A fab lady!

Domesticated Momster – J’adore Trista’s outspoken opinions! She just says it the way it is and that’s it! Her blog’s name is just so funny too! Another plus? She is not a big housework fan like me. Hurrah!

You Baby Me Mummy – No need to introduce Aby I am sure! She has been so helpful and generous with her pieces of advice and tips. I love her courses (I am yet to start the new one! I will do it soon!). Plus she is the example that you can do it if you put your mind into it! If you want your blog to be at the top, you better check her blog ASAP!

Not Another Mummy Blog – I just love Alison’s pictures. Her posts are so beautiful and elegant. And the cherry on the top, she rocks Breton tops!

Quite Frankly She Said – Sian is another fabulous lady with a great style! I was lucky to meet her at the Baby Show and she is also a lovely woman. Head over to her blog to read about her last pregnancy!

Muma On The Edge – This mummy blogger rocks and doesn’t care about what people think! I met her at Blogfest and she was such a laugh! Plus she has two adorable little girls. Check out her post Top of the Twats 2016. You will love it!

Honest Mum – Vicky is another star in la blogosphère and her two sons are adorable! If you are a great cook (unlike me), you will love her fabulous recipes! My fave posts? The ones where she writes about being a #MumBoss! She has some good ideas, let me tell you!

Make, Do & Push – Hannah’s blog is so colourful and I am in love with her fashion style! She actually inspired me to start my new style series Baba Fashionista where I will write about great kids’ clothes brands you must know about!

Back With a Bump – Fran is a fit mama for sure. She will give you the best tips to be in shape and her little one Poppy is so CUTE!!!!! Hands off! I have already matched her up with my Baba!?

Bridie By the Sea – I love Bridget’s writing style and I will never be bored of looking at her sweet little girl Emma. She makes me want to move to Brighton for a more avant-gardist lifestyle!

The Mum Project – You won’t be able to resist Meagan’s humour. I just love her honesty about motherhood. Make sure you also check out some of her videos with Bear. I love his expressions!

My Petit Canard – A Frenchie name for this blog full of style where Emily writes so beautifully about being a mum.

A Mum Track Mind – What do I like about Fiona? She says what she thinks! She describes herself as a northern lass and I love her honesty. When motherhood sucks, she says it. End of! It’s not always fun after all!

Life With Baby Kicks – I relate so much to Laura’s life as an ex-pat. I feel like her that writing helped me in such a journey. Another great feature on this blog? Her linky #Blogstorm where you can find so much about blogging!

Scandi Mummy – Nadia is another expat maman who writes with a great style. A faithful member of the #KCACOLS crew, she represents beauty and elegance in my opinion!

Now My Name is Mummy – I discovered Claire’s blog via the Monday Morning Blog Club and immediately loved her post about #Mumguilt. Like me, Claire is a first-time mum, so I relate a lot to her experiences.

Mummy Fever – Charlotte’s blog is full of great reviews and other posts about balancing your mummy’s life with the rest. She also holds super giveaways!

Le Coin de Mel – No wonder why Mel received so many awards nominations! This other Frenchie mummy rocks with her craft and food ideas!

Life Unexpected – The design of Chloe’s blog is so gorgeous I am just happy to flick through her posts without reading anything! More seriously, this mummy blogger writes great posts to help you become the perfect mumpreneur!

I hope this list of 20 Parent Blogs inspired you. Did you discover some new fantastic bloggers to read? When I started writing this post, I wanted to select 10 bloggers only but I quickly realised that it was easier said than done! To be honest, I reckon I forgot so many other amazing parent bloggers out there! I can think of so many other people such as What the Readhead Said (You must know Donna from UK Parent Bloggers on Facebook!).

You know what? I think I will have to write another similar post in the following weeks, as there are so many more mummy and daddy bloggers that I didn’t mention today!

In the meantime, let me know who you are planning to check out from this list. Or even better. Tell me what blogs you love! I want to discover new people too!


  1. Nadia - ScandiMummy
    January 3, 2017 / 4:35 pm

    Thank you so much for including me. Such great bloggers and I’m honoured you’ve out me in great company. Merci lovely! All the best for 2017 xx

    • Cecile Blaireau
      January 3, 2017 / 4:50 pm

      you are welcome! x

  2. January 3, 2017 / 4:36 pm

    Ah thank you so much for including me. I agree with lots of these but also some I don’t know so will have to take a look! Xx

    • Cecile Blaireau
      January 3, 2017 / 4:49 pm

      so happy you will discover some new bloggers!!!! x

  3. You Baby Me Mummy
    January 3, 2017 / 4:41 pm

    Gosh thanks so much for mentioning me. I am so flattered. xx

    • Cecile Blaireau
      January 3, 2017 / 4:49 pm

      I had to!!! x

  4. Emma T
    January 3, 2017 / 4:55 pm

    Lovely idea to share other bloggers. Certainly some must reads in there for me, and a couple I need to go and check out.

    Happy new year

    • Cecile Blaireau
      January 3, 2017 / 10:48 pm

      My pleasure! love your blo x and happy new year to you too ?

  5. January 3, 2017 / 6:01 pm

    Aw, thank you Cecile! It seems like forever ago now that you left me a lovely comment and we chatted about stuff! Xx

  6. January 3, 2017 / 8:05 pm

    Great post! Nice to share other blogs. Will have to go check these out ?

    • Cecile Blaireau
      January 3, 2017 / 10:23 pm

      so happy if you find new blogs!

  7. My Petit Canard
    January 3, 2017 / 10:41 pm

    Thank you for including me in this list of seriously impressive bloggers. There are so many blogs on here that I love reading too! I’m so glad that you’ve enjoyed reading some of my posts over the last year. Hopefully you will still have time in 2017 now that you have work to balance too 😉 Emily x

    • Cecile Blaireau
      January 3, 2017 / 10:49 pm

      I will and you are an impressive blogger! Hello look at what you manage to do with two kiddies to look after! xxx

  8. The Hippy Christian Mum
    January 4, 2017 / 12:32 am

    Great idea for a post and great list! There are a few blogs on there I already follow and the others look interesting too. I’ve spent most of my December over on YouTube so there are a couple of vloggers I like, The Fern Life popping into mind. Bloggers I always notice on facebook and like to read are Whinge Whinge Wine, you!, Nadia, Hurrah for Gin, Beta Mummy, Picking up Toys, and loads more I can’t think of right now. My favourite at the moment is The Light Breaks Through -Keith is a pastor in America and his posts are spot on. Thanks for the inspiration! Hope to see you at a blog event this year. 🙂 x

    • Cecile Blaireau
      January 4, 2017 / 9:54 pm

      Some great names you quoted here. I will have to check some new ones too! So happy you got new people to read x

  9. January 4, 2017 / 4:44 pm

    Thank you so much for including me! What a fab bunch to be part of! 🙂

  10. January 7, 2017 / 9:17 am

    Ahhh yes. I love some of these ladies too! ❤️

  11. Rach
    January 7, 2017 / 9:22 am

    Ah I recognise a lot of these! Some fab choices. #fortheloveofblog

  12. January 8, 2017 / 3:24 am

    Some great choices here! I read and love most if these too, there’s a couple I’ve not read so will need to check them out. Such a lovely idea to share the blog love like this xx #fortheloveofblog

    • Cecile Blaireau
      January 8, 2017 / 9:47 am

      I am so happy you like a lot of them x

  13. Steph at Mental Parentals
    January 8, 2017 / 6:31 am

    Some fabulous blogs in your list – and a couple that I haven’t read before, so I’m off to add them to my Bloglovin’ page! Thanks for sharing #weekendblogshare x

  14. Emma and Family
    January 8, 2017 / 11:09 pm

    OH lovely! I have found a couple new blogs to go and look at, thank you! #fortheloveofblog

    • Cecile Blaireau
      January 9, 2017 / 9:22 am

      so happy you found some new people to read x

  15. January 9, 2017 / 10:23 am

    Just popping back from #fortheloveofBLOG as have already read this awesome post. Thanks so much for mentioning me! Thanks for linking up to #fortheloveofBLOG x

  16. January 12, 2017 / 2:19 pm

    I was looking for some new bloggers to follow so thanks for the list! There were 4 I hadn’t seen yet so will be checking out their blogs tonight 🙂


  17. Helen
    January 15, 2017 / 1:24 pm

    What a lovely way to celebrate parenting blogs! I also love reading a lot of these blog, as we’ll a son there being some I’ve not come across before. Looking forward to checking them out too 🙂 #SundayBest

    Helen x


  18. January 15, 2017 / 8:31 pm

    Ah theres some great ones here and some I’d not heard of before so I will definitely check them out! I love the blogging tips from Aby, I’ve learnt so much from her blog 🙂 #sundaybest

  19. Deepa
    January 18, 2017 / 5:42 am

    A great list of mommy blogs.I have to explore all of these. Thanks for the recommendations. 🙂 Visiting through honest mum.

  20. January 21, 2017 / 10:01 pm

    Ah some great suggestions here, Sian (QFSheSaid) Laura (Life with baby kicks) and Le Coin De Mel are some favourites of mine too…and Sian and Mel both lovely! (I’m sure Laura is too but I’ve yet to meet her haha)
    Thank you for joining us at #SundayBest – hope to see you again tomorrow! xx

  21. January 23, 2017 / 11:21 pm

    Thanks for the suggestions. I love finding new blogs especially if they can help me through a tough day of being mom. Lol

  22. Bridie By The Sea
    March 3, 2017 / 3:52 pm

    Oh lovely, how on earth did I miss this? Thank you so much for mentioning me and I’m so sorry for the delayed thank you <3 You know how much I love your blog too and love stalking you and Baba on Insta too 🙂 xxx

    • Cecile Blaireau
      March 4, 2017 / 11:19 pm

      no worries! And my pleasure as you little one is such a cutie! xx

  23. becci cleary
    December 17, 2017 / 11:44 pm

    Some of these I actually didn’t want to stop reading haha

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