11 Mormon Bloggers You Should Know
Mormon bloggers are on the rise so we decided to highlight 11 of the most popular Mormon mommy bloggers. All of these amazing LDS women have worked countless hours to grow a business out of their blog.
Many people wonder “Why are so many bloggers Mormon?” We believe the answer is quite simple...Mormon women love their families, are uber talented, and have great work ethic. Whether it be inspiring blog posts, religion, crafts, fashion trends, hair tutorials, recipes or parenting advice, there is most likely an LDS blogger blogging about it.
Check out our list below!
The Girls with Glasses is the co-owned and operated blog and YouTube channel of Brooke White and Summer Bellessa. Brooke is best known for her 5th place finish on the seventh season of American Idol. Summer is a talented model who started modeling at the age of four years old and has modeled for many brands, including Clairol, Target, Sears, AT&T, etc. The duo decided to combine Brooke's musical background and creative endeavors with Summer's extensive fashion and editorial talents to create The Girls with Glasses. Brooke and Summer cover topics such as Beauty, Motherhood, Music, Style and more.
2. 71 Toes
71 Toes was started in 2007 by Shawni Pothier. It began as a way for Shawni and her family to keep a record of their life and stay in touch with family members scattered across the country. The blog has since turned into a way to share photography and parenting ideas and to promote the joy of motherhood. Shawni and her husband are the proud parents of 5 beautiful children, one of which, Lucy, was born with 6 toes, hence the name 71 Toes.
3. Al Carraway
Al Fox Carraway, also known as “the Tattooed Mormon”, is an LDS convert, award-winning speaker, writer, and a best-selling author of two books: “More Than the Tattooed Mormon,” and “Cheers to Eternity!” Al grew up as Catholic in New York but met the missionaries in Rochester when she, at the time, had no interest in religion. Through her discussions with the missionaries, Al developed a strong testimony of the truthfulness or the gospel and was baptized a few weeks before her twenty-first birthday. Soon after, Al moved to Utah and decided to start a blog with the focus being to spread Heavenly Father’s love to His children and creating a desire in her readers to strengthen their testimony’s and grow closer to Heavenly Father.
StephaNIE NIElson, the creator of NieNie Dialogues, began blogging in 2005. In 2008, Stephanie was involved in a plane crash with her husband Christian, leaving 80% of her body severely burned. NieNie Dialogues is a daily journal about Stephanie’s five children and husband, her struggles and blessings, and the Mormon faith.
Brooke Romney blogs about Marriage, Parenting, Holidays, Travel, Food, Books, Love and Life. Aside from blogging, Brooke is a speaker and freelance writer who resides in Kaysville, UT with her husband and 4 boys. One of Brooke's recent and most popular post is titled, "Why are we taking the FUN out of life."
6. Mint Arrow
Mint Arrow is a high-end deal blog run by Corrine Stokoe who resides in Southers California with her husband and two daughters. The purpose of this blog is to save you from having to go out and hunt down deals because that takes a lot of time, especially if you have a job, kids, or both. Corrine specializes in finding deals in the fashion, beauty and baby categories.
7. Love Taza
Love Taza was started by Naomi Davis around the summer of 2007 in NYC, soon after Naomi and her now-husband Josh met while attending college. Since then, Love Taza has flourished into a very popular blog that shares bits and pieces of Naomi and Josh's family of five's adventures in NYC. Topics blogged about include Family, Food, Travel, NYC Guide and Little Films.
8. Say Yes
Liz Stanley, a born and raised New Yorker, is the founder and owner of Say Yes, the award-winning lifestyle blog for women that celebrates family life with practical tips for home and personal style. Say Yes, based in San Francisco, shares content each day with a readership of over 500,000 people per month. Some of their content has been featured in Real Simple Magazine, The Huffington Post, Martha Stewart, HGTV and more. Liz, her husband and two children not live in the city of San Francisco. This lifestyle site is a collection of creative, pretty, and budget-friendly ideas to "Say Yes" to a more stylish, crafty, and family-focused life.
9. Pink Peonies
Pink Peonies, founded by Rachel Parcell, started out as a journal for cataloging Rachel and her husband Drew's wedding experience. Today, Pink Peonies is a blog dedicated to being a source of inspiration for women and young girls who love fashion, beauty, home decor and family life. Rachel gives ideas and tips on how to bring beauty into your everyday life. Rachel has also managed to build a complete brand for herself beyond her Pink Peonies blog on social media networks like Twitter, Instagram (almost 1 million followers), Pinterest and more. If that wasn't enough, Parcell has also launched her very own fashion line, featuring items like dresses, skirts, tops and more.
10. Barefoot Blonde
Amber Fillerup Clark has always loved all things hair, beauty, fashion and fitness, and that is exactly what her blog, Barefoot Blonde, is all about. Amber and her husband David currently reside in Hawaii with their two kids and golden retriever Chauncey. Amber has also launched her line of clip-in hair extensions, Barefoot Blonde Hair.
11. Cara Loren
Cara Loren Van Brocklin is a fashion blogger from Utah. Her and her husband are parents to two beautiful boys, Hanes and Arrow. This blog is about Cara's life, family, fashion and whatever else Cara decides to talk about on any given day. Cara is hoping to inspire others through her blog.
Is there anyone not on this list that you feel should be? If so, please comment and let us know.