Parenting Blogs you should be reading


I’ve been a big reader of blogs for a long time now, but it’s only in starting to write my own that I’ve begun to read less well established blogs as well as the big names. It’s amazing the amount of blogging talent out there, so I thought it would be a great idea to list some of my favourite ‘newer’ parenting blogs for those who haven’t come across them yet!


Squished Blueberries

Louise is a mum to Mabel, Greta and Ernest (such fabulous names!) and posts about daily life as a mum of 3. Expect lots of fun Days Out posts, but also heartfelt writing about the ups and downs of motherhood. I love Louise’s first post ‘Something for me‘, about what inspired her to start blogging, and ‘I bought my own Mother’s Day Present‘.


Island Living 365

Only started up at the start of 2016, Island Living 365 is written by Emma, a mum living on Jersey – so expect lots of beautiful photography that will make you want to relocate to the coast immediately! Emma’s writing is thoughtful, well written, and relatable, and her blog has fast become one of my favourite reads. My favourite post so far is ‘Stop worrying and start parenting‘, a subject that I’ve written about too, but I think Emma expresses it far more eloquently here!


Meme and Harri

Meme and Harri is written by Natalie – a gorgeous mum to two lovely little girls, Meme, 5, and Harri, 2. Her blog is around the same ‘age’ as mine, so I’ve loved seeing it develop. I love reading about their days out, but also thought provoking reads like ‘Do I spoil my children‘. Check out Natalie’s gorgeous Instagram account too!


Life is Knutts

Gemma is that rare thing which I aspire to be and fall flat of the mark every time – genuinely funny! Mum to three boys, she blogs about mum struggles that we can all relate to – all washed down with a healthy dose of sarcasm. Check out ‘Mummy vs. Daddy‘, on why Daddy knows everything and Mummy is an idiot. Gemma is also aย big gin connoisseur, and is writing a cocktail series which I hope to work my way through!


Beauty, Baby and Me

Beauty, Baby and Me is written by Fi, a gorgeous mum to baby Josh. I’ve loved reading Fi’s posts about getting to grips with motherhood – it’s brought back so many lovely memories for me now that my little boy is that bit older. Beauty, Baby and Me is such a positive space, with a fab community of commenters too – check out Fi’s 5 Things Body Confidence Challenge for a really positive read about body image. She’s recently been doing the 30 Day Blogging Challenge, which as a 3 postsย a week blogger has me a little bit in awe. And – she’s a MADS 2016 Finalist if you needed any more convincing that her blog is fab!


I hope I’ve introduced you to some great new reads – do go grab a cup of coffee and check out all these lovely ladies blogs!


  • Squished blueberries
    April 27, 2016

    Thank you so much you lovely person! Your blog is a big inspiration to me since I found it very soon after I started mine and I also love all of your other recommendations too! Xx

    • Katy | Hot Pink Wellingtons
      April 27, 2016

      Ah, thanks so much! There’s something about the blogs that started up around the same time as yours, isn’t there? So lovely to see them grow alongside you.

  • Natalie @memeandharri
    April 27, 2016

    Thank you so much lovely this was a nice surprise to wake up to. I’m the same since starting my own I have found so many new blogs to read and I love supporting them – us newbies need to stick together! I love your blog and I read many of the ones you have mentioned. Xxx

    • Katy | Hot Pink Wellingtons
      April 27, 2016

      Thanks so much Natalie! I love discovering new blogs and it’s really nice to be in a position to share the love!

  • Fi - Beauty Baby and Me
    April 27, 2016

    Thank you so much honey this is so lovely of you!! I’m so glad you enjoy my blog and you know I love yours! There are some fab bloggers included as well, I love how we all share the love in the blogging community xxx

  • Tammymum
    April 27, 2016

    Oh life is Knutts is a new one to me, sounds right up my street will look forward to checking it out. Thanks! #bloggerclubuk

  • Mess and Merlot
    April 27, 2016

    Ooh I haven’t discovered Life is Knutts yet – off to check it out toot sweet!! ๐Ÿ™‚ #BloggerClubUK

  • Island Living 365
    April 27, 2016

    Thank you for including me!! I feel really chuffed and I LOVE all of the other blogs too. You have excellent taste ๐Ÿ˜‰ #bloggerclubuk

  • Rebecca
    April 27, 2016

    Oh fab!! I’m off to check out the ones I hadn’t already found now! ๐Ÿ™‚ They sound fantastic!

  • The Pramshed
    April 27, 2016

    Great post Katy! I need to check out Meme and Harri, and Life is Knutts! Claire x #BloggerClubUK

  • Rachel @ The Ordinary Lovely
    April 27, 2016

    Ooo, I love a good list, especially one with new blogs for me to discover. I was absolutely convinced that I’d see your name in the new blog category in the MADs. You were certainly my fave xxx

  • mummyofboygirltwins
    April 29, 2016

    There are some here I haven’t seen yet so thanks for this! I also thought you’d be in the final list because your blog is amazing xx

    • Katy | Hot Pink Wellingtons
      April 29, 2016

      So pleased there were some you’d not found yet – it’s always lovely to introduce people! And thank you so much for such a lovely comment – it’s really made my day! It’s lovely to get such great feedback from people whose blogs you love ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Random Musings
    April 29, 2016

    Great recommendations, I already read most of these, but one is a new one for me, i’ll be sure to check it out!Thanks for linking up to #BloggerClubUK ๐Ÿ™‚

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