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EverythingMom focuses on lifting moms up and giving them courage and confidence in who they are. We know we’re not the only women out there feeling this passion to support and nurture others.
We also know that there are plenty of perspectives to being a mama. That’s where you come in. We’re looking for smart advice and inspiration from moms of all backgrounds.
We’re especially interested in:
- Tips and advice from experts
- Stories, personal essays and inspiration from moms
- Recipes and craft ideas
See below for submission guidelines for each category.
1. Calling All Experts
We’re looking for teachers, pediatricians, child development experts, nutritionists, family therapists, life/career coaches, psychologists, authors (and more!) to bring evidence-based ideas and inspiration to our audience. Write for EverythingMom and share your insights.
Here are some post examples — but don’t let these limit you!
- 7 pediatrician tips to keep your newborn happy and healthy
- 4 steps to ease your preschooler’s separation anxiety
- Can’t get baby to sleep? Do these 5 things
- 12 signs your child is being bullied at school
- How to stop feeling like an angry mom and bring back calm
- 19 phrases to calm your toddler when she’s angry
- 9 tips to survive daylight savings time with small children
2. Moms: Share Your Story
Motherhood can be hard, and we’re here to let mamas know they’re not alone. Write a post reflecting on the insights you’ve gained and the challenges you’ve experienced as a mother.
Make a statement: What’s the hardest part of being a mom? What do people not understand about the job that mothers do? Is there a “big truth” about mama’ing that you’ve learned?
Here are some examples — but don’t let these limit you!
- A letter to my body before baby
- OMG, my mother was actually right about everything
- Why good moms have messy kitchens, laundry piles, and happy children
- Why taking care of yourself is part of taking care of your kids
- The stay-at-home mom routine that keeps me sane
3. Recipes and Crafts
What’s your go-to family dinner recipe for a busy weeknight? Or your favorite Halloween craft to make with your kids? We’re looking for seasonal recipe and craft ideas + high-quality photos. Share your favorite traditions and help our mamas start their own!
Frequently Asked Questions
What makes a strong post?
We’ve found that the best posts on EverythingMom do these things:
- They’re uplifting and non-judgmental. Above all else, we’re here to encourage moms.
- They’re deeply personal and honest. They don’t dance around the details or include vague references to the author’s experiences. They include strong examples and paint a vivid picture that other moms can relate to.
- They dig beneath the surface. The advice isn’t oversimplified or clichéd; it’s insightful, empowering moms to solve a problem or change the way they see something.
- The post builds to a clear message or lesson, something that might create an “aha!” moment for readers.
- When applicable, posts are practical and actionable. Not all posts need a list of things to do — in fact, some are more powerful without one. But when the topic warrants clear action steps, it delivers.
Do you accept posts previously published on my personal blog?
Yes! We simply ask that if we run your post you don’t republish it on another major website, for example, Huffington Post or Mothering Magazine.
How long should my post be?
In the neighborhood of 800 and 1,000 words, please.
Can I include links in my piece?
Yes. Please include links that are helpful and relevant — they can be to appropriate posts on your blog or any other site (the more reputable the source, the better). And, when you link to other posts on EverythingMom, we do a little happy dance. No affiliate or paid links.
Any style guidelines?
- Where possible, include numbered lists, bullets, and subheadings.
- For online writing, clarity and easy reading are key.
- Use casual, everyday words.
- We love when you include expert advice! Link to a study or expert source to help prove your point.
Can dads submit something?
Yes! We love when we can include a dad’s perspective on a parenting issue.
Should I write a headline?
Yes, please! We might tweak it for SEO, style, or just to make it more attention-grabbing, but if you want to suggest one, that makes our job easier.
Will you edit my submission?
We’ll edit it for content and clarity, doing our best to preserve your original voice.
What about my author bio?
Author bios can be fun and casual, or they can showcase what makes you an expert in your field. Make sure to let us know if you’re a parent — as share as much about your family as you feel comfortable doing! Aim for 3-5 sentences.
Will you respond to my submission?
We’ll email you if we plan to publish your post. Unfortunately, we can’t publish every submission we receive. Because we have a small editorial team, we don’t reply if we don’t plan to publish it. Please know that it can take up to two weeks to review your submission; if you have not gotten a reply within three weeks, you can assume that it has not been accepted.
What should I do after my post is published?
Celebrate! And please share it on social media. Sharing your post helps our community grow. Also, when it runs, we hope you’ll be active in the comments, responding to readers.
Before you submit your post, please run through this checklist. At the top of the document, have you added your…
- Email address
- 3-5 sentence author bio — you can also include a link to your website or social media profiles.
- Updated headshot
If so, you’re ready to submit!
Please send your post as a Word document to [email protected].