As the mom of two boys, I often turn to the ultimate experts when I need parenting advice on raising kids on Long Island: other moms. And aside from the women I know personally, I also enjoy reading blogs by local moms willing to share their words of wisdom and insider tips on everything from saving money and where to find the best deals to product reviews and how to raise healthy kids. Here are eight sites definitey worth checking out. And if you have your own personal favorite, feel free to share it in the comment section below.
Long Island Parent Source
Launched in 2006, LI Parent Source aims to be a go-to resource for moms and dads on not just cool events across the Island, but also product reviews, discount codes, yummy recipes, travel tips and craft projects. There are also interesting guest posts, like a recent one by a dad coping with his wife’s multiple miscarriages and their struggle to conceive.
NY Mom’s World Blog
This site lists cool events for both families and moms—because we sometimes deserve a break!
Natural as Possible Mom
Karen writes about how to live a natural lifestyle and raise healthy kids without driving them—and yourself—crazy. But there’s also wit and wisdom on everything from your child’s first sleepover at a friend’s house to watching what you say when the little ones are near.
Valley Stream Mom
An Ohio native now raising her family in Valley Stream, VS Mom talks about life as a SAHM, events to check out, product reviews and more.
If you have picky eaters (like me), you definitely want to take a look at this blog. Gina dishes out recipes for healthy meals that everyone in the house will eat. All of her creations are approved by her family—her “toughest critics”—before they make it onto her site.
It’s no secret that Long Island is an expensive place to live. So Staci started a blog to help local parents get more bang for their buck with tips, advice and deals, as well as reviews for products worth spending your hard-earned money on.
Former NYC native Jennifer posts about everything from money-saving deals (we love the splurge vs. steal posts) and reviews to mom inspiration and tips on raising kids on LI. There’s also a calendar for kid and family events in and around Massapequa.
Momee Friends of Long Island
Two LI moms run this blog that features daily craft and recipe ideas, as well as info on LI authors, product reviews, and a spotlight on local business (including some doctor reviews).