I’ve been an Atlanta-based blogger for almost 8 years now. It’s no easy task, I tell you. There are so many talented men and women blogging in our area. I’m frequently asked by PR firms who else they should reach out to…and I am asked by readers what additional blogs they should read and follow. So…I decided to put together a list for you all.
I’ve seen “best of “ lists and “top 10” lists for Atlanta bloggers….but I decided not to take that route. The one thing I’ve learned on this journey is that these family blogs are all as distinctive and different as the people who read them. Because of that, I asked my community to tell me about their blog – to tell us what makes their read unique and special– so that you can find a handful that are right for you and your situation.
Here are the Atlanta-based Family Bloggers — Mom blogs, Dad blogs, Family Travel blogs, Homeschool blogs…Blogs for Single moms, Working moms and more…that you need to know and follow.
365AtlantaFamily. Recently named one of the Top 50 Travel Blogs in the world, we are champions of exploring the great outdoors, seeking out hidden gems, and unearthing the goodness within reach of our home here in the Southeast. We believe in stepping out of the comforts of a regularly-scheduled life, and tuning into an extraordinary adventure– with the entire family in tow. We also encourage dating your someone-special, and never, ever waiting to open that special bottle of wine because every day should be celebrated. About 430,000 people read our travel blog every month. If you want to learn more, see our media kit.
52 Forsyth. Find fun things to do with kids in and around Forsyth County, plus day trip and getaway guides. The site also features a curated events calendar and posts from local parents who are experts on everything from real estate to cooking. Sarah Johnson, whose background is in hospitality PR, founded 52 Forsyth to inspire people to visit Forsyth County and to educate locals of all the amazing places to shop, eat and explore right in their own backyard. Instagram | Facebook | Twitter
Alpharetta Moms. Alpharetta Moms (AMO) is special because we are a hyper-niche blog that is community focused. AMO strives to be a valuable resource of information on a local level. AMO knows how busy us Moms are and caters to making our lives easier through posts that highlight things to do/places to go all in one place. AMO assists families moving to the area with questions and helps to navigate doctors/schools/businesses to the best of our ability. AMO highlights local businesses and their products/services all in the spirit of helping to promote the community and all it has to offer.
Atlanta’s Frugal Mom. Back in 2010, Barbara spear-headed Atlanta’s Frugal Mom initially out of a her love of pinching pennies and bragging about finding cheap diaper deals; however, along the way it became something more. Frugal living, parenting, and Atlanta-area events and attractions are the main pull of AFM, all with a touch of Southern charm and a hint of sass. Additionally, Barbara takes pride in her two ginger kids, as well as her background and current experience in education.
Autism, a DIVA & Dance. Autism is on the rise and more people are dealing with someone in their own family being diagnosed with it. Autism, a DIVA & Dance brings you events and resources for those with special needs. We share our adventures out with an Autism twist. The Arts are also a big part of our live with DIVA being a dancer and we love sharing shows and history.
CarrieWillard. What makes it unique? I have 7 homeschooling kids ages 2-18. The youngest is a 27-weeker preemie. We paid off $86K in debt in 2015 and I blog about frugality, among other topics. I’m a wanna-be French girl, love habits and goals and good books and minimalism.
Cumming Local. Cumming Local launched in November 2010 as an online resource dedicated to helping families find things to do, places to go & small businesses to support in North Georgia. We focus on highlighting local businesses and it is our goal and desire to make it easier for residents and guests to eat local, shop local & play local. Did you know your kids can actually eat free in Forsyth County every night of the week? You can! Our popular Kids Eat Free page is filled with restaurants that your family can enjoy on a cheap budget! Join the conversation: newsletter subscription | facebook | twitter
Headband For Today. Headbandfortoday.com is a lifestyle blog focusing on technology, travel, social good and celebrating life from the perspective of an Atlanta mom with two boys written by Kendra Pierson. When the homeschooling family isn’t traveling, you can most likely find them exploring Atlanta attractions. Kendra writes online at Travelingmom.com as the Long Weekend TravelingMom, right here on 365AtlantaFamily.com and in print for a group of hyperlocal lifestyle publications.
JaMonkey. JaMonkey is a family and lifestyle blog written by Meghan Cooper about parenting, crafts, recipes, product reviews and more. She loves highlighting green living and S.T.E.A.M. learning with her 2 girls.
Living A Full Life. As a Georgia Peach, this blog owner LOVES to travel across the state and southeast on a tight budget. She believes in making the best of everyday and moment in life. As someone that lives on the south side, she has got you covered in terms of what’s going on across this great state and plenty of ways for families connect. Living A Full Life (formerly Living the Life as a Mom and Teacher) is a lifestyle and travel blog dedicated to bringing families closer to products and experiences.
Love, Peace, and Tiny Feet. Ari Adams is an Atlanta based lifestyle and parenting blogger, Chiro-wife, and cyber hippie sharing the Ideals, The Ordeals, and The Real Deals of Life and Parenting. Love, Peace, and Tiny Feet features stories and resources on parenting, holistic health, recipes, DIY and family entertainment.
Macaroni Kid Dallas-Hiram-Acworth. Macaroni Kid Dallas – Hiram – Acworth is your go-to resource for family friendly events and activities in Paulding County and beyond. From library story times and events to festivals and holiday activities, check the Macaroni Kid calendar before you leave the house for a list of fun places to take your family each and every day.
Mamademics. Momademics is unique because it not only discusses motherhood but also the unique intersections between parenting and the academia. You can count on me for funny parenting stories, book suggestions, and gut-wrenching essays that many people avoid. I blend parenting and social justice in a way that makes most people feel like they can change the world.
MamaliciousMaria. MamaliciousMaria.com is a great place to get real world advice for moms and the men who love them. From fashion and food to family travel, Maria Smith gives readers news they can really use.
Marvelous Mommy. Amy Dingler is a lifestyle writer and photography business owner in North Georgia. When she’s not kissing boo-boo’s, she is encouraging moms to live a more centered, fulfilled and inspired life, one beautiful photo at a time. There you will find creative diy projects we have completed, yummy recipes we have tried, and fun travel adventures! Instagram // Faceb
Mommy Octopus. An Atlanta and Athens based blog that brings you the latest deals, homeschooling ideas, recipes and more. Written by a stay at home, homeschooling mom of 5.
MommyWeek. MommyWeek is a blog written by Atlanta millennial mom, Ashley. Ashley is a wife, stay at home mom to 3, and a mom blogger extraordinaire! On MommyWeek you can find family travel info, healthy recipes, pointers on homeschool & surviving life unplugged, as well as ways to maneuver real mom life.
Really, Are You Serious? Really, Are You Serious? is a blog that was born back in 2005. It is a family, lifestyle and travel blog written by Krystyn, who happens to have a BS and MS in Chemistry, but currently isn’t using them. It chronicles the adventures and life of her family (including her husband and 4 girls, three of whom have red hair, which inspired her most popular post to date, 7 Things to Never Say to the Parent of a Redhead) in the Atlanta area, the US and abroad. They follow Dave Ramsey budgeting and only use cash. Also, sometimes her sarcasm gets a chance to show through. Instagram // Facebook // Twitter
RedheadBabyMama. At Redhead Baby Mama, readers can find fun, family and food, all with Southern Style. As a mom of two young children, Lindsey adds hefty doses of travel, Disney and personal anecdotes of her writing that really let you get to know her!
RichSingleMomma. RichSingleMomma is special because it is the first personal finance blog for single moms on the web. It is focused on helping single moms thrive (and not just survive) when it comes to their money, kids, career, and relationships. Among other firsts is the Side Hustle Series that I featured back in 2008-2009 (before side hustles became a thing) to help single moms find ways to supplement their income. Single Moms can get the Single Mom Sanity Saver Budget worksheet on the site, which helps them create a budget automatically. No accounting skills required.
SassNSpunk. Tara is full of sass and spunk, so it’s no wonder her daughter (Sass) and son (Spunk) take after her. SassNSpunk is based North of Atlanta and focuses on family, fitness, travel, entertainment, and so much more. With a new adventure around every corner, join the fun along and find out ways your family can make memories together too.
Southern Family Fun. Southern Family Fun is the place to go for food, fun, activities, travel and entertainment for the whole family! We also offer a “Calendar of Events” plus weekly newsletter for families to stay informed of what is happening around Atlanta and surrounding area. From time to time, there are opportunities for readers to enter local giveaways for some of the popular Atlanta entertainment & attractions tickets. Instagram // Facebook // Twitter
Stress-free, Baby! Stress-free, Baby! is a site with a little bit of attitude, from someone who has been there, done that, made the mistakes and is willing to share the lessons she’s learned. It’s like a fun potluck supper, where you never know what you’ll get with the next bite. Posts range from great gear for babies to interviews with stars of The Walking Dead. The goal is always to offer a daily dose of inspiration, humor, and helpful tips to make life less stressful. And if you don’t find what you need there, turn to 60SecondEscapes for quick 60 second videos to amazing places you may want to escape to, either at your desk at work, or in real life for your own adventure.
Surviving Mommy. Surviving Mommy is a website by Cindy Simmons, former STAR 94-Atlanta morning radio show host. She not only performed on her radio show with Lionel Richie and MC Hammer, but was the driving force behind introducing the country duo Big & Rich! Cindy is a Breast Cancer Survivor and shares stories about finding joy in surviving life, parenting, Disney and her family, via her Surviving Mommy blog as well her weekly Facebook live show, Coffee Convo Wednesdays.
Talk of the Trains Blog. Hi! I am Lauren, the owner and writer behind Talk of the Trains! My husband and I are born and raised Atlantan’s and now we are raising our four kids here too. Our family loves life and we love to celebrate life big. Whether that is trying out the newest city hot spot, hosting a ridiculous kids birthday party, or traveling with the family, we are all about the fun and love doing it together and sharing it with others. I blog primarily about kids parties, party themes and planning, and life with kids (crafting, parenting and travel). Instagram // Facebook // Twitter
The UnCoordinated Mommy. My name is Tracy, I live in Marietta and my blog is The UnCoordinated Mommy. I help busy moms with young kids coordinate their day to day responsibilities and households so they can have more time to enjoy their lives and families. I mostly post about food, the home, and motherhood. I also LOVE DIY and crafting so there are bits of that sprinkled in as well.
Wheelchair Daddy. My blog is Wheelchair Daddy. What makes my blog unique is that I take the normality of fatherhood and add the perspective and issues that a dad who uses a wheelchair faces. The issues I discuss are sometimes similar to any dad and sometimes they are issues unique to a dad who uses a wheelchair.
Yeah, Let’s Go Atlanta. Looking for something to do, see or go to? Then Yeah Let’s Go Atlanta will help! They have a current events calendar and offer family friendly guides for the metro Atlanta area. The main site, Yeah, Let’s Go, has family travel and entertainment tips.
Am I missing someone? I will (attempt to) update this on a quarterly basis, so if you would like to be added to this list, please write me at firstname.lastname@example.org with 3-5 sentences about what makes your blog unique.