10 Parenting Newsletters You Should Consider Reading

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Spoiler Alert: There are no parenting hacks that make parenting easier. Sure, there are parenting hacks that make certain aspects of parenting easier for some families, but there is no one-size-fits-all parenting handbook, hack, or advice that works for everyone.

Trust me. I say this all the time, I know, but I’m happy to repeat it all the time. My husband and I have four kids, including a teenage daughter in high school, a brand-new middle school daughter, and boy/girl twins in the third grade.

There is very little in the parenting department we have not gone over, gone through, or experienced at this point. Yet every single day is different.

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There are no set rules

Parenting is not for the weak (though that certainly doesn’t stop the weak from having kids). No two kids are the same. What works for one may not work for another. What you think you know, you don’t know.

The things you are never going to do as a parent are things you might actually do. My husband and I said all the time prior to having kids that we’d never make more than one meal at a time – the kids will eat what we eat.

Fifteen years later, we make like 89 meals a night because f*** these kids and their palates. We also said we’d never let our kids sleep in our bed, and we have never let our kids sleep in our bed. And we keep an excellent routine with the kids.

I feel like someone needed to hear that there are some wins in parenting. There aren’t rules, though.

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Parenting Newsletters Might Help

The one good thing about raising kids in this day and age – and I really, literally, absolutely do mean the one good thing about this particular time in the history of the world – is that there are ample resources for parents.

Parenting newsletters, for example, are helpful to some parents. Why? Because you can subscribe to almost every different type of newsletter known to mankind, which means there’s something for everyone.

You don’t need to look for parenting advice. You might just want some help with finding new books for the kids to read, or fun stories that remind you that parenting is absolutely just as weird for other parents as it is for you. That said, I’ve compiled a list of ten great parenting newsletters you might find helpful.

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1. Give InKind Weekly Newsletter

What we love about this newsletter is that it’s not going to overwhelm anyone with too much information. Each weekly newsletter contains approximately one or two articles that cover everything from parenting to wellness, lifestyle to health, and everything in between.

What makes this one stand out, however, is that it’s also a social platform that’s designed to help people who really need the help. The newsletter is a chance for people to find support, give support, and help.

From sending meals to a new mom and dad who are overwhelmed with their new baby to supporting someone who is dealing with a sick family member. It’s a chance for people to really come through and help, and seeing the help that the more than 170k members of this community provide is going to warm your heart.

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2. 029 Parenting

This is one of those newsletters that works well because it’s small and well-curated. It’s not for everyone, but it is for those who are expecting a new baby and have a lot of questions and need some help. The newsletter is released every two weeks, and it’s a good one. Approximately 3k people subscribe to this newsletter, and it is engaging and informative.

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3. Aha! Parenting

Dr. Laura Markham is one of the most renowned parenting experts in the country. She sends a weekly newsletter to her subscribers with tips, helpful advice, and other information that parents find helpful in every walk of life.

Her goal is to make parenting easier on everyone from the kids to you. Dr. Markham’s newsletters offer a wide range of information, but her main goal is to make sure that parents find a way to work with your kids rather than working around them, yelling at them, bribing, or threatening them. This newsletter has what it takes to help you improve your parenting relationship with your kids.

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4. Jessica Grose Newsletter

Jessica Grose, if you are unfamiliar with her, is a journalist and an author. She sends a twice weekly newsletter to subscribers. Her main goal is to share her perspective on families, parenting, and life. Her newsletter is not for everyone, but it is the type of newsletter that does offer parents a different take on the way families are being raised and people are handling their kids.

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5. Can We Read?

I’m a reader. I love books. Books are my greatest joy, and reading is my favorite hobby. It’s a love I’m pleased to have passed down to my four little ones, but sometimes finding books that are good for them is difficult.

I know what I love, but finding books each of them – with all their different personalities and ages – might like is a challenge. The Can We Read newsletter is great for this. If you have smaller kids, this weekly newsletter reviews books that are written exclusively for children so you know what to read, what to avoid, and what to pick up immediately.

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6. Extreme Thriving

All right, this one is not exactly a parenting newsletter, but hear me out. This is a weekly newsletter designed to help everyone, and it focuses on mental health, well-being, and thriving in today’s world. If you haven’t noticed, I’m not a fan of today’s world.

I miss the days when I was growing up and drinking water from the water hose outside our house was a way of life. Going outside and playing with our friends until dinner time was the best – and our parents didn’t know where we were, what we were doing, or how to reach us. We used our imaginations, we made friends, we had deep tans and sun-streaked hair, and we were happy, healthy, and thriving.

This newsletter is designed to help everyone find a way to thrive in a world that is self-destructing, and it’s worthwhile. Mental health is a real struggle today, and it’s become more prevalent with kids (hello, screentime), and parents must understand how to notice the signs, how to focus on the things going on in their kids’ lives, and they need to know how to help – both themselves and their kids.

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7. Working Mums Club

The gift of being able to stay home and raise your kids is nothing short of beautiful. I am eternally thankful that I have been able to spend every day of my mom life with my kids, and that I can drive them to and from school, be at all their games and ceremonies and class parties and field trips – but I also work. I work from home for myself, and it’s a challenge.

But it’s also something that many moms want to figure out how to do. This newsletter is for the mom who wants to learn how to generate income via the creator economy so she can be home with her kids, be more flexible, and still make money. This newsletter is sent weekly.

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8. It’s The Little Things

It really is the little things…the quiet moments in the morning before everyone is awake and the coffee is hot and the sun is rising and my husband and I can just sit together and wake up. It’s the game nights with the kids, or the hilarious conversations we have around the dinner table. It’s cheering them on at their games and cuddling them when they don’t feel well. But it’s also the horrible sensation of waking up at two in the morning and panicking about all the things.

Did I yell at my kids too much today? Wait, did I spend enough time with them? Did I hug them enough? Was I too lenient? Should I have been firmer about that situation? Did Carter’s cough seem deep? Are my kids really as happy as they seem or are they just pretending to keep me happy so I don’t worry but they’re really struggling and I don’t know?

Wait, are kids nice to my kids? Are my kids nice to other kids? Is Carter really okay or did the neurologist miss something and there really is an issue with him that caused that seizure four years ago even though he’s active and healthy and hasn’t had another one since?

I see a therapist once a week because my anxiety keeps me up at night. It keeps me up at night to the point that I have to take a nighttime sleep aid to put me to sleep and to keep me asleep throughout the night. I worry. Moms worry. This newsletter is about that. It’s the things that keep you up at night. The worries you have. The fears you have. It’s also a good reminder that everything seems worse in the middle of the night, but also that you’re not the only one. Subscribe to this one.

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9. Little Love on Tap

The days are long but the years are short has absolutely no meaning in life until you welcome children. It’s almost March and my babies – the twins, the actual babies in our family – turn nine in March. They were…just born. Yesterday. We were just living in the hospital (bless the nurses and doctors who allowed us to keep our suite even though we’d been discharged) so that we could be with the twins while they spent a week in the NICU.

I just had an infant car seat on each arm walking into Publix and into the kids’ schools. I just gave birth. Yet suddenly they are almost nine and our middle angel is celebrating her last birthday before becoming a teenager and our first born baby is getting her learner’s permit.

Time is a terrible thief, and you do not get it back. This newsletter is a great resource for moms who are struggling throughout the week to keep it together. Their sanity is somewhere in 2010, their patience is on the back of the milk carton listed as missing, and they aren’t sure how this week is so long (yet the entire year is going by in the blink of an eye). The days are long…and sometimes, the weeks are, too. This weekly newsletter is a great reminder that you’re not alone, and it helps.

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10. Plugged-In Parent Cheat Sheet

Just last night I spent five uninterrupted hours with my teenager. We went shopping. We had dinner at Nordstrom after she hit up the shoe department and picked out a new outfit for her upcoming cheer banquet.

She picked out a few new things for herself and my husband (I call him daddy when I’m talking to the kids, but I held off on saying that here because I didn’t want to freak you all out…you’re welcome) at Lululemon. She chose almost everything at Zara. And we had the best time. Conversation about her life, what’s up, and how everyone is doing.

The thing about raising a teenager is that they aren’t always the chattiest, and things change so fast that we don’t always know what on earth she’s talking about. This newsletter is a good one because it’s all about the things that have to do with raising teens and tweens, and how to stay plugged into their lives and what’s going on in their world. It’s worth it.

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