Most popular parenting blog posts of 2020. This time of year I normally share my most popular posts of the year. The ones that have really driven traffic to my blog. In hope, it will inspire others when they are looking to write content of their own. However this year I have decided to include the most popular posts from a wide selection of parenting bloggers. All the posts included here are each respective blog’s most viewed post of 2020.
50 of the Most Popular Parenting Blog Posts of 2020
To help I have tried to classify the posts into categories. Although the posts are so wide and varied its difficult to do. What it does show us is just how valued our writings with such a wide audience and demand for content.
EYFS Activities & Parenting
- DIY Space Helmet – has been one of my best performing posts now for several years. It is great for world book day!
- 25 Fun EYFS Space Activities – If you have space mad little ones then Hannah and the Twiglets has you covered with lots of ideas to keep them happy while at home
- DIY Music Wall – I love this idea from Codiekinz & Little Roo and think I need to make one of these for my two especially now we are in lockdown again
- 100 Things to do outside with kids – LadyBird Adventures, including things to do on a walk, in the garden and days out. With something for everyone.
- How to make walking outdoors fun for kids – Thimble & Twig. With tons of information including how to motivate little ones on a long walk with games and activities. As well as a handy list of things to pack for a walk.
- Alternatives to Play: Ways to enjoy your children when you hate playing – Me Them and the Others. Sharing what we all sometimes ( a lot of the time) think when it comes to playing with other ideas to spend time together.
And a few more…
- Why does my child love to line things up? Does this mean my child has Autism? – Talking as an Early Years Professional Mummy Est 2014 describes her own experience with J.
- Easy Bird Finger Puppet Origami – RedTed Art has tons of craft inspiration for kids but these finger puppets were a big hit and can be made with scrap paper.
- Over 100 Free Flash Cards – Welsh Mum has created these cards which she uses with her own son to help young children associate words with real things.
- How to make a mud kitchen on a budget. I have always wanted to make one of these for the boys and now thanks to Me and B Make Tea we now can!
- 9 Things to keep an 11-month-old busy – A Moment with Franca has pulled together a list of things to help keep your 11 month old happy and build skills and confidence.
Travel Related Content
- Center Parcs Alternatives: 14 Places Like Center Parcs That Won’t Break the Bank. Jacs at Flashpacking Family gives us the low down on cheaper alternatives to Center Parcs offering a similar experience that won’t break the bank
- Best family stop-offs for road trips in Scotland – Monkey and Mouse covers off a long list of places to stop and things to do while on a road trip in Scotland. Definitely, one for the Summer months when we can travel in the UK again.
- 20 Things to do in Cornwall with Kids – I can see Cornwall being very popular once we can move around the UK again. Mummy Travels has you covered with everything from aquariums, to theme parks and relaxing gardens.
- Top things to do in Bath with kids (which adults will love too) – Global Mouse shares some fun things to do in this wonderful city. Including food, pubs and farms!
- Things to do in North Devon with Kids – written by Claire at Devon with Kids there are some lovely ideas for when we can travel again. Including theme parks, gardens, historic houses and villages.
- All about our Mazda Bongo 4×4 Camper – I know that a lot of people are looking at getting a van to enjoy the UK more. So why not start with this post from TraveLynn Family.
I think wanderlust is strong …
- 12 of the best UK holidays with Toddlers – Twins & Travels. Talking from experience Anna shares some of their best UK holidays most of them with not just one toddler but two!
- Best Places to Eat in Disneyland Paris – Passport & Adventures, having visited Disneyland Paris I know how valuable this post is. No wonder it is Cath’s most popular.
- Christmas in Lapland first time tips – Around the world in 18 years. Some excellent tips if you are looking to book and arrange your own trip. One I will definitely be reading before our planned trip this year.
- 100 Family-Friendly Places to Visit in South and West Wales. – Two Hearts one Roof. This post makes me want to visit Wales today. Chantele shares historic castles, stunning beaches and nature reserves.
- Top 10 Eurocamp Parcs – One of our favourite holiday operators we have been fortunate enough to visit a few of these!
Food and Recipes
- Very best air fryer chips recipe – Katy Kicker shares one of her easiest and healthier recipes. These air fryer chips are crispy on the outside, and fluffy on the inside…
- Slow cooker Terry’s chocolate orange fudge – What the Redhead Said. Donna has a whole host of slow cooker fudge recipes something for everyone. A huge fan of chocolate orange I really need to give one a go with the boys!
- Easy and unbeatable flapjack recipe with condensed milk – from Bubbablue & Me an ideal store cupboard recipe and a great bake to make with children.
- Retro Recipe: Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Custard – Hodge Podge Days shares a recipe which reminds her fondly of her school years. I remember our school break times and all the cake!
- Chocolate chip rolo blondies. – A chewy and gooey treat that is incredibly simple to make shared by The Mini Mes and Me
- Slow Cooker Fudge Recipe -Chocolate Crunchie Fudge for Father’s Day – Another wonderful fudge recipe from the very lovely Team Stein
Those centred around life experiences
- Dealing with grief – the death of an estranged parent – A sensitive post written by Erica at The Incidental Parent where she describes her own experience of losing an estranged parent.
- 2020 – The Year of C Words – grab a tissue for this one as James, from You Have to Laugh describes his dad’s cancer journey and the implications of Covid that we don’t see.
- You are not a Good Brother Henry – Soph Obsessed, a post I can totally relate two having two boys with a larger age gap than desired. A beautiful touching read of sibling love.
- 19 Top tips to increase your chances of getting pregnant. From Midwife and Life, Jenny shares some tested wives tales and other research she has picked up in pregnancy forums
- Why we decided to get a puppy rather than adopting a dog – Birds and Lillies talks first hand about the decision they made and why.
- My experience with Symphysis pubis dysfunction (SPD) in pregnancy. Kristine’s Blog explains first hand the effect it had on her and her pregnancy.
- Preparing for Baby – Checklist and First-Year Essential Guide. Mother of three Leyla from the Motherhood Diaries. Tells you what you need and what is unnecessary for those precious first 12 months.
- What are the qualities of a good mother? From Mummy it’s ok, there is advice not only from the author. But also some other mummy bloggers and a good reminder that we are all doing a good job.
Home & Lifestyle
- Craft room Ikea pegboard – Like, Love, Do. A very helpful post that describes how to make the most of your space regardless of the craft you enjoy.
- The matchbox challenge – Mum of Three World. This sounds like so much fun and the perfect activity to test those grey cells. How many could you fit in?
- Curtain pleat toilet roll hack – Ready Freddie Go. Ever wanted to get your curtains to hang perfectly? Then this post gives you the secret you have been looking for.
- How to take control of family finances – Mama Fairy tells us everything we need to know about our income. Where’s it coming from, where’s it going, and how you can keep hold of it a bit longer
- Free Monthly Budget Planner – great for helping you work out where you can save money this budget planner from The Diary of a Frugal Family comes in both a plain and a pretty version.
Unsurprisingly lockdown content was popular too
- Free key worker thank you poster – from KiddyCharts which is hand-drawn by a very talented 14-year-old. Its the perfect poster for younger ones to colour in and hang in the window.
- 20 Educational films for teens to watch during lockdown – Mummy from the Heart shares enjoyable films that also have great lessons to teach.
- 30+ Teenage Activities & Ideas for Keeping Teens Busy, Safe and Happy. – Emma Plus 3 shares ideas to keep teens busy, safe and happy during the lockdown.
- Self-isolation and mental health. How to cope alone or with children – Refine Prose. Kate covers how we can take the best care of ourselves during the lockdown.
- 50 fun things to do when stuck indoors with the kids – Becky from Family Budgeting shares lots of ideas to keep them busy during quarantine and lockdown
The pandemic kept giving…
- 13 Awesome Kids Lockdown Birthday Ideas – Kirsty from Navigating Baby shares ideas on how to make a birthday just as special during this difficult time.
- The rise and fall of the homeschooling parent – Mamaville documents the first six weeks of homeschooling during the first lockdown in a way we can all relate to!
- The funniest Covid Memes and Jokes. We all need to laugh more and Liberty on the Lighterside can help with this post. That brings humour to the fore in a way of helping us deal with a pandemic
- Feeling the pressure to be a supermum during lockdown – Twins, Tantrums and Cold Coffee describes exactly how we were all feeling during the first lockdown. A timely reminder for lockdown part three!
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