Dress Like A Mum

Ridiculously cute mother-of-two Zoe De Pass (pictured above) has amassed a dedicated following with her perfectly-pitched blog Dress Like a Mum, which demonstrates her seemingly effortless – and easily replicable – flair for fashion… all with the purpose of “changing the image of dressing like a mum”. With key styles including a covetable selection of jumpsuits and flashes of colour (modelled with a healthy dash of self-awareness), Zoe – who also works in insight and strategy, when not raising her young kids and looking bloody great at the same time – manages to nail sweet without toppling into saccharine. All hail!

Good for: style inspiration; clothes porn

dresslikeamum.com

 

A Cup of Jo

Now an international sensation, Cup of Jo is the brainchild of Brooklyn-based mum-of-two Joanna Goddard. Having worked in magazines, the Paris-born writer started the blog as a weekend hobby. It’s now her full-time job (as well as raising her two boys), featuring posts from a range of writers, on subjects from how to hang art to Slow Parenting. Well thought-out and always interesting.

Good for: considered design; thought-provoking editorial

cupofjo.com

Scummy Mummies

Properly funny – as in they’re actual comedians – Scummy Mummies (AKA Ellie Gibson and Helen Thorn) are a refreshing, and marvellously British double act, one of whom is actually Australian. Their online musings also translate to properly entertaining podcasts (fuelled by endless bottles of wine) and live acts – including a show at this year’s Camp Bestival.

Good for: hilarity; brutal honesty; gold lamé.

scummymummies.com

Gas and Air

Image by Philippa James

Clemmie Hooper is a midwife extraordinaire. Mother to two girls – and now pregnant with twins – the 30-year-old South East Londoner offers advice, support and a generous helping of sisterhood with her straight-talking, informative posts. Covering subjects from hypnobirthing to VBACs, she also features real-life birth stories to inspire, educate, and celebrate motherhood. Alongside all that, she is also currently writing a book. And somehow always manages to look stylish as hell.

Good for: honest, accessible advice; an emotional pick-me-up

gasandairblog.com

Everlook Photography

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So this one is very much a family affair… Australia-based landscape photographers Dylan Toh and Marianne Lim travel the world with their two kids Charlotte and Jaime (both under four) strapped to their backs. The resulting images are truly breathtaking. From Oregan to Scotland to Iceland, and far beyond, their blog is a sensational – and envy-inducing – trip, which makes us want to spread our wings, slings in tow.

Good for: Incredible imagery, inspiration, daydreaming

everlookphotography.wordpress.com

Mother Pukka

Image by Emily Gray Photography

“A portal for news, events, reviews and honest comment for people who happen to be parents…” Mother Pukka aims to “bridge the gap between parenting and reality”. With content ranging from parodic vlogs featuring the lady behind the machine, journalist and editor Anna Whitehouse, to posts on whether or not to allow your friend to bring her toddler to your hen do (yes, really), this is the perfect fodder for those moments when you think you’re the only one going insane.

Good for: lifting the spirits; enjoying with your first G&T of the day

motherpukka.co.uk

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