One year ago, we were shivering in the grip of the Beast from the East, this year we’ve enjoyed (if felt a little creeped out by) the warmest days of any February on record.
But something never changes, people want to know who has the most influence in this blog-eats-blog game of online parenting.
You’ve come to the right place – our updated 2019 list of the 50 most influential UK parenting blogs on Twitter.
Once again, we looked at the Tots 100 and a few other accounts that were recommended to us from last time around. You can see the 2018 results here.
The revised Top 50
So, here we go again with another countdown. There have been a lot of changes, we have a brand-new number one and several new entries. It’s probably best if you read this aloud to yourself in a Bruno Brookes, Reggie Yates, Mark Goodier or Fluff Freeman voice, depending on how old you are.
Just like last year, if you think we’ve missed any superstar parenting bloggers out in the cold, comment below with your suggestions.
|Blog name||Twitter handle||Real name||Quick Biography||Kred||Kred Outreach||Followers||Tweets|
|1 (22)||Kiddy Charts||KiddyCharts||Helen Neale||Up from 22 in 2018. Helen is a digital marketer at Channel Mum. The blog offers loads of free reward chats and other printables on potty training, healthy eatind and other parenting tips. Helen also enjoys a glass of red wine, so raise a glass to congratulate her on finishing top in 2019.||966||10||20,976||80,372|
|2 (7)||ET Speaks from Home||etspeaksfrom||Eileen Teo||Up from 7th position last year, Eileen is a mother of two and award-winning blogger, who writes about cookery, DIY and raising a family within the Chinese culture.||953||10||21,075||122,452|
|3 (14)||You Baby Me Mummy||MamapreneurRev||Aby Moore||Same blog, new handle as Aby's free parenting courses and phenomenal tweet rate (she'll hit the third-of-a-million mark before long) drives her into the Top 10.||950||10||24,886||301,454|
|3 (29)||Edspire||Edspire||Jennie Henley||Sharing third place is Jennie's Espire blog. Home educating mummy of five. Passionate about baby play and learning through play. She also blogs about her experience of SIDS.||950||10||12,721||91,929|
|5 (38)||Making It Up||liveotherwise||Jax Blunt||In fifth position, Jax is an autistic home educator with four children, blogger, sometime geek, with children, books, and pictures crowding out the words in my head.||947||11||9,979||256,801|
|6 (7)||Cuddle Fairy||CuddleFairy||Becky O'Haire||Becky is a New York native who has crossed the Atlantic to live in Mayo in the West of Ireland. Her posts on Positive Parenting and a healthy lifestyle have won her enough influence to keep her Top 10 status.||941||10||24,160||109,638|
|7 (22)||Verily Victoria Vocalises||VicWelton||Victoria Welton||Poet, Photographer, Lifestyle, Parent & Travel Blogger, daughter born January 2007, son born June 2017 via IVF Vlog series The Conception Diaries.||939||11||12,543||78,922|
|8 (-)||What the Redhead Said||genuineplacebo||Donna Wishart||Our highest new entry! Donna is a family lifestyle blogger and a huge advocate of home births and co-sleeping. Mum of two, lover of stars, gin and happy thoughts. Seriously heavy tweet numbers too.||936||10||21,637||113,326|
|9 (14)||A Moment with Franca||WithFranca||Franca Desjardins||Up into the Top 10, Franca is a lawyer mum living in London and a multi-award-nominated family, lifestyle and travel blog. Part of vlogger team for Huffington Post and Mumsnet.||933||10||16,501||37,751|
|10 (-)||Mum in the Madhouse||Mum_TheMadHouse||Jenny Walshaw||Another new entry straight into the Top 10. Jenny is an award-winning author of muminthemadhouse.com, and Vuelio's #1 parenting blogger. She is dedicated to living a creative family life in the digital age.||931||10||18,398||85,457|
|11 (14)||Slummy Single Mummy||mummyblogger||Jo Middleton||Multi-award winning UK family and lifestyle blogger. Certified word lover. Single mummy to Belle, @teachezbee and three kittens. Award winning blogger. First novel - Playgroups and Prosecco - out 2019 with @EburyPublishing. At least threetimes more followers than any other blogger in this countdown.||931||9||87,443||82,920|
|12 (4)||The Sensory Seeker||pinkoddy||Joy Jackson||Down from fourth position in 2018, Joy remains a big Twitter hitter with a mammoth 133k tweets. She is a zero waste ambassador and SEND advocate from Gloucestershire with plenty of expertise to share with parents of children with special needs.||921||10||9,838||132,889|
|13 (5)||Mudpie Fridays||MudpieFridays||Clare Minall||Clare is a mother of two who is dedicated to balancing motherhood with a corporate career. She also shares her experiences of being pregnant with Sticky Blood Syndrome. Down eight places from last year.||912||9||23,486||36,103|
|14 (1)||Brummy Mummy of 2||brummymummyof2||Emma Conway||Emma is a reassuring voice that being a mum can be much harder work than Instagram might let on that's been heard everywhere from the Daily Mail to the Huffington Post. Last year's number 1.||908||10||25,288||57,261|
|15 (-)||Boo Roo and Tigger Too||little_boo21||Sarah Anguish||Award winning family lifestyle and top 10 parenting blog. Boo Roo and Tigger Too share tips for family lifestyle, home decor, travel and everything in between.||907||8||18,663||64,068|
|16 (14)||Missing Sleep||missingsleep||Karen Langridge||Sleep deprived mum of two boys (9 & 11) Parenting and travel blogger.||906||8||20,644||17,535|
|17 (7)||The Inspiration Edit||Inspire_Edit||Angela Milnes||Angela is an award-winning Lancashire family lifestyle blogger and qualified Early Years teacher, posting about interest-based learning and crafty ideas.||898||10||20,596||128,774|
|18 (-)||This Mummy's Always Write||emmys_mummy||Clare Nicholas||Another new entry. Clare is a family lifestyle blogger, who appeared in Vuelio's Top 10 of UK Mum Blogs 2017/2018 and Top 10 UK Parenting Blog 2017.||897||9||15,785||31,132|
|19 (-)||Mummy Daddy and Me||mummydaddyme||Katie Ellison||Multi-award winning family travel and lifestyle blogger and vlogger. Travel obsessed. Always holding a camera.||896||9||20,502||73,158|
|20 (7)||We're going on an adventure||Lollinski||Colette Burgess||Regularly appearing on Mummy blogging award shortlists, Colette has transplanted herself across the Pennines into Manchester and our Top 10. She blogs about her family of five and her life balancing teaching and motherhood.||894||9||17,997||81,597|
|21 (38)||The Reading Residence||ReadingRes||Jocelyn Reading||Mum, family and lifestyle blogger. Bookworm, novice gardener, stationery and BuJo addict, snail mailer, OU student.||894||9||13,818||69,350|
|22 (14)||The Brick Castle||TheBrickCastle||Jenny Leonard||Parent. Skilled at Lego building, dishwashing, mending all things broken or trodden on.. Ninja Pirate Friendly (aka Jenny).||891||9||16,019||24,743|
|23 (29)||Bubbablue and me||etusty||Emma Tustian||Farmer’s wife, mum of one, blogger, plus the day job (whatever that may be). Loves dancing, photography and talking.||887||9||7,588||67,136|
|24 (22)||A Cornish Mum||stevie_couch||Stevie Couch||UK Blogger, Mum of boys 2004 + 2006 1 who has Type1 Diabetes, partner to a very patient man who I once gave food poisoning.||886||9||23,226||49,669|
|25 (29)||Le Coin de Mel||LeCoindeMel||Mel Knibb||Maman of four. Always camera in one hand, coffee in the other & chatting about food (or eating it!). Blogging about family life, food, allergies & photography.||886||8||7,326||48,779|
|26 (29)||Hurrah for Gin||HurrahforGin||Katie Kirby||Writer/drawer person type thing. I like cheese, brushing my teeth, rabbits & gin. Published bestselling books on the trials of parenting,||875||9||18,902||18,625|
|27 (7)||Side Street Style||laurasidestreet||Laura Schwormstedt||South African feminist, ethical living and family blogger. Laura lives in Wales and travels near and far with her partner and two children.||871||8||17,940||29,587|
|28 (38)||Life According to Mrs Shilts||mrsshilts||Emma Shilton||UK family lifestyle blogger. Mama to Olly and Freddie.||867||9||10,638||79,788|
|29 (22)||The Dadventurer||the_dadventurer||Dave Hornby||Sharing the adventures of a stay-at-home dad. Preschooler daughter and newborn son. #2 UK Dad Blog & #4 UK Parenting Blog.||865||9||15,775||38,746|
|30 (38)||Twin Mum and Dad||Twinmumanddad||Emily Higgins||Emily Higgins. Parenting, Travel, Lifestyle. Mummy & daddy to twin girls. Mum & dad to twin girls.Wife to @NigeHiggins4 Cardiff,UK email@example.com #TeamBreconCarreg Running account||862||9||12,094||59,676|
|31 (5)||North East Family Fun||NEFamilyFun||Samantha Rickelton||Sam is an award-winning family, travelling and money-saving blogger who acts as a 'mini-TripAdvisor' for the North East of England. Mother in a family of five and full-time blogger.||861||9||14,187||50,288|
|32 (29)||Bump to Baby||bumptobaby_blog||Alex Gladwin||Mum of 2 boys. Wife to my childhood sweetheart. Tudor obsessed. Crazy cat lady & Vegetarian. Award-nominated Blogger & Vlogger.||859||8||9,825||19,554|
|33 (38)||Let's Talk Mommy||letstalkmommy||Jenny Ripatti-Taylor||Award winning blogger, mommy of two, Author, PR friendly, freelance, food editor at Little & Fierce.||857||9||8,795||57,286|
|34 (14)||Northumberland Mam||NorthumMam||Kim Carberry||A stay at home mum to two girls Becky & Ellie! Living it up in Northumberland in the North East of England||852||9||8,406||74,895|
|35 (-)||Rainy Day Mum||rainydaymum||Cerys Parker||Award-winning parenting blogger, mother of two, promoting the benefits of creating things to create happiness.||848||8||8,604||29,557|
|36 (29)||The Purple Pumpkin Blog||MsPurplePumpkin||Michelle Ordever||Creative blogger, photographer, and Disney addict sharing recipes, printables, and travel tips.||844||8||6,498||70,768|
|37 (-)||Motherhood The Real Deal||motherhoodreal||Talya Stone||Tayla is an editor-in-chief turned parenting and lifestyle blogger, vlogger, creator, influencer & #coolmumclub cohost.||843||9||17,888||78,531|
|38 (29)||Life Unexpected 2||lifeunexpected2||Chloe Taylor||Award-winning family lifestyle blogger living in Cornwall. Mum to a toddler. Travel Lover. On a mission to help busy mums!||842||8||11,683||62,153|
|39 (38)||Scrapbook Lives||scrapbooklives||Lauren B||Mama to Athena and Arlo. Community manager & social media manager (freelance).||840||9||9,255||51,223|
|39 (38)||Little Hearts, Big Love||liquoriceuk||Louise George||Full-time mummy & blogger, raising awareness of CHD & treasuring every precious moment with my gorgeous girlies.||840||9||9,283||39,335|
|41 (7)||Monkey and Mousey||MonkeyandMousey||Jenny Eaves||Scottish Mum to two young boys, Jenny is also a home educator and a bat ecologist. She posts extensively on travel, breastfeeding and parenting with respect.||840||8||20,429||109,586|
|42 (14)||Mother Distracted||lindahobbis||Linda Hobbis||Blogger, influencer, content creator, top 100 UK family lifestyle blog. Lives in Cardiff, Wales.||830||10||13,697||175,849|
|43 (22)||Plutonium Sox||PlutoniumSox||Natalie Ray||A family, travel and lifestyle blogger sharing the ordinary moments that make our lives extraordinary. Based in the West Midlands.||829||9||19,098||59,829|
|44 (-)||Dad Blog UK||dadbloguk||John Adams||Gave up my career to raise 2 daughters. Parenting & lifestyle blogger, writer & commentator. Sometimes on TV & radio. Vuelio & Digital Awards winner.||826||8||9,261||42,710|
|45 (2)||Write Like No One's Watching||charltaylor||Charlotte Taylor||One of the @ChannelMum 'online village', 'the honest face of parenting', Charlotte is a mother of two with twin passions for 90s music and cheese. Even though relatively few are watching, she is able to pack a decent Twitter punch.||822||8||5,597||47,051|
|46 (22)||What Katy Said||whatkatysaiduk||Katy||This mother of three has dedicated her online life to decluttering her life as a mother and helping others to do the same.||815||8||64,275||63,288|
|46 (38)||Ramblings of a Suburban Mum||suburb4nmum||Maria Hyrapiet||Mum of two boys, works @eveningstandard Designer by day. Family, Travel & Lifestyle Blogger by night.||815||8||10,579||16,037|
|48 (-)||Life As Alice||LifeAsAliceBlog||Alice Hassall||Making your life look normal since 2010, Alice is a UK-based lifestyle and parenting blog. Lover of gin and sunhine, coffee and smiles.||806||8||3,495||19,385|
|49 (-)||The Unmumsy Mum||TheUnmumsyMum||Sarah Turner||Sunday Time bestselling author and Mum of 3 boys, who presents an unvarnished picture of the reality of motherhood.||796||8||45,315||17,946|
|50 (7)||Toby & Roo||tobyandroo||Harriet Shearsmith||Award winning parenting/lifestyle blogger and Mama of three. Mum-bun wearer. Over Sharer. Fundraising for UKSepsisTrust.||795||8||21,634||75,882|
The science bit
Since Klout is no longer on the scene, we have settled on Kred as our influence measurer, which is especially useful as it judges influence mostly in terms of tweets. It also scores out of 1000 rather than 100, which means we have a lot fewer ties in our Top 50 compared to last year (which makes it a bit more exciting).
Kred calculates influence in two ways – looking at Influence, judging what other users do after you have tweeted, and Outreach, which demonstrates the blogger’s generosity, including often they retweet, reply to other Twitter accounts and so on. This is particularly of interest to PR firms as they know how likely the blogger is likely to promote their goods and services.