Young family outdoorsParenting is certainly not for the faint of heart. And, where once new moms and dads may have felt a sense of isolation (heck, we still do sometimes…!), we’re here to provide you with some resources to help make your life a little easier.

Our 5 Favorite Parenting Resources

We’ve selected just a few of our favorite online resources to provide you with tips, tricks, and parenting hacks. We hope you’ll find them helpful!

1) ParentMap

Let’s start with a resource right here in our own backyard! As noted on their website, “At ParentMap, it’s our business to build an inclusive community that informs, engages, and inspires Puget Sound parents and families — while having plenty of fun, too!” Looking for a way to spend a Saturday afternoon with a new activity or find a summer camp or class for your kids? Researching area schools and want more insight? Need some ideas for that next birthday party? ParentMap is a great place to start!

2) Clean Mama

Whether a new parent or a “seasoned professional,” we’ve all experienced the overwhelming feeling of trying to manage parenthood while keeping the house clean. This is where Clean Mama can help. In her words, “For many years, I’ve been helping people just like you bring joy and calm into their homes. If you feel like you’ve tried so many times to get your home in order and you’re ready to give up, I’m here to tell you that you really CAN have a clean home and a busy life.”

Not only is the blog full of helpful articles, but there are courses, free guides, and even an online store where you can purchase their line of safe and natural cleaning products. You can also sign up for the newsletter to receive Clean Mama’s tips & tricks!

3) Kids on a Plane

If you’re considering taking a family vacation with your kiddos and need help figuring out where to start the process, look no further than the Kids on a Plane blog. Here you’ll find a wealth of practical tips on traveling with kids to the most popular destinations in the U.S., Canada, Bahamas, and the Carribbean, including vacation planning, packing lists, travel guides, and more! There are even specific links with helpful information on traveling to Disney World and Universal Orlando.

4) Balancing Motherhood

If you’re a parent who feels crunched for time when it comes to meal planning and preparation, then Balancing Motherhood is here to help. It’s all in the tagline, “Easy Recipes for Busy Moms.” Here you’ll find 30-minute meals and recipes that can be prepared in a crockpot, air fryer, or instant pot (and who doesn’t love one-pot meals?). BONUS: Subscribe to the newsletter, and you’ll receive a free download of an ebook containing the top 10 most popular recipes!

5) Scary Mommy

Whether you’re trying to get pregnant, are pregnant or are in the throes of parenting, this blog is for you. “Scary Mommy reaches millions of women celebrating and supporting every mother’s journey — married moms, single moms, working moms, SAHMoms, LGBTQ+ moms, pregnant women, those who are trying to conceive, and more. We focus on the strength that it takes to overcome countless challenges because we are never “just” moms.”

And it doesn’t stop there. There are plenty of resources to help you with issues that women face every day such as this video and article on, “Feminine Hygiene: How To Clean Your Lady Parts The Proper Way.”

At, Overlake OB/GYN, we’re here to help you on your parenting journey. If you’re in need of some additional support, schedule an appointment with us today.