Along came a little human who changed how we lived and breathed.
Parenting is a long journey comprising the ups and downs, do’s and don’ts, and a long list of how-tos. But every parenting journey is marked by different expectations and experiences.
We all have personal stories and tales to narrate that often impact every parent.
But what if we got a chance to bring those stories to the forefront? To talk to an audience who wants to know more!
For all those who are new to freelance writing or freelance writers with parenting as their niche, this is it. Here is a list of parenting blogs that pay writers well and help you make money to get started.
1. The Green Parent
The Green Parent is a UK-based magazine comprising every parents’ journey. It attracts freelance writers to share their real-life experiences, personal stories, or parenting breakthroughs with the readers.
They provide interesting gigs and writing opportunities covering topics around:
- Pregnancy and conscious birth
- Family life and simple living
- Green travel
- Gardening (mainly growing your own)
- Alternative education
- Natural health and beauty
- Feeding a family
- Sustainable fashion
Pay: They pay around $75 for a 1000-word article. More extended features are between 1500 – 2000 words, with opinion pieces around 600 words.
Contact: Email your article to Melissa Corkhill on email@example.com. Include your contact details, name, address, and email ID in your email.
Zift is a technology-driven and safe parenting ally that educates and helps parents navigate the world of children’s smart devices. You can control their screen time, have visibility controls, and much more.
They invite articles and evergreen articles related to parenting, citing suitable sources or references.
Pay: They pay approximately $100 via PayPal for a minimum 800-word article. Their full-length articles lie between 1500-2000 words.
Contact: Send your articles to the editorial team at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “Zift Guest Article.” Provide your bio details (about 50 words) to include with the article.
AQUILA has a readership of 40,000 children between 8 to 13 years old with curious minds. You can contribute exciting stories and educational content to entertain kids and create a lasting impact.
Pay: They pay £105 on publication per short story, feature, or in installment for two-part stories. If you pitch a story, it should be between 1000 – 1300 words to fill one double-spread page.
A feature should not exceed 800 words, depending on the illustrations and diagrams.
Contact: Read the magazine thoroughly before contributing because they always look for great ideas and concepts that appeal to a young audience. Mail your ideas and suggestions to email@example.com to get featured in their magazine.
4. Clubhouse Magazine
Clubhouse is a 32-page magazine curated to impart Christian values to children aged 8-12. The magazine enjoys a readership of around 80,000 global readers.
They are always looking for unique contributions and interesting stories and articles with a Christian angle but not too overbearing, and accept submissions revolving around:
- Contemporary stories
- Science fiction or fantasy stories
- Historical fiction stories
- Adventure-style stories
- Humorous moral stories
- Non-fiction stories
Pay: They pay $0.15 to $0.25 per word. Their submissions range between 500 – 1800 words depending on the article.
Contact: All manuscripts should be sent by post and addressed to Rachel Pfeiffer, Clubhouse Assistant Editor in Colorado Springs.
5. Hudson Valley Parent
Hudson Valley Parent talks about every aspect of parenting. It is a community-driven magazine published by The Professional Image Marketing & Public Relations. They have a mix of Hudson Valley-based local writers and national writers.
They actively seek submissions on topics such as:
- Parenting and family life
- Health involving women and kids
- Educational content
- Things-to-do and places-to-visit
Pay: They pay $80 for 700 to 800 words and $90 to $120 for 1200-word feature submissions. They also pay $25 for any reprints depending on the word count.
Contact: You email their editor at firstname.lastname@example.org. Include your contact details and samples of your writings as attachments.
6. ADDitude Magazine
ADDitude Magazine is a one-of-a-kind, trusted local resource for families and adults. ADDitude delivers excellent advice and support to kids and adults with millions of readers globally.
You can write articles on ADHD, depression, anxiety, learning disabilities, etc.
Pay: While mental health professionals and journalists write most articles, they always look for talented freelance writers. Their pay differs based on the article’s length and the writer’s experience.
Contact: They accept first-person articles by parents, teachers, and employers, who have personal experience with ADHD or LD and insights.
Articles may vary in length and go up to 2000 words per article. You can send in your story and feature submissions via email to email@example.com.
7. PTO Today
PTO Today is a print magazine dedicated to the leaders of parent groups. It acts as an essential resource for the 80,000+ middle schools and elementary schools across the United States.
PTO Today is published four times a year. They actively seek contributions on major topics such as:
- Parent involvement
- Group management and organization
- Working with school staff
- Extracurricular and enrichment opportunities
Pay: They pay by assignment and not by word. The pay scale lies between $125 to $500 per content piece. The word count ranges anywhere between 600 to 1,500 words.
Contact: You can send your submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org, highlighting the story idea and mentioning the topic in the subject line.
8. Your Teen
Your Teen is a platform dedicated to parents of teenagers offering expert advice and support. It helps parents with strategies and solutions to navigate teenage years.
Pay: Their pay is undefined. They publish evergreen topics, monthly themes, and timely topics to ensure parents get access to all information to raise teenagers.
Contact: If you have something that will entice teenagers’ parents and offer them a better way to navigate these years, you can submit your pitch to email@example.com.
9. Western New York Family Magazine
Western New York Family Magazine is a freelance-written magazine addressing current parenting issues. It welcomes freelance parents or freelancers with parenting as their niche to submit stories regularly with a Western New York tie-in whenever possible.
They regularly cover pregnancy, newborns, school, and adolescent years.
Their current freelance writing monthly theme articles revolve around tweens, teens, and special needs.
Pay: They pay $40 to $150 upon publication depending on the type of article. It can be a reprint, assigned, or an original content piece with a word count between 950 to 2000.
Contact: You can send your submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org with your contact and article details.
10. Atlanta Parent
Atlanta Parent is a print magazine and online parenting site focusing on everything regarding parenthood with expert quotes from parents.
They regularly publish feature articles covering a wide range of topics such as:
- Challenges of parenting
- Motherhood and family travel
- Kids products
Pay: The average pay for 300 to 600-word content pieces is $25 to $50. Feature stories are paid starting at $100 for 800 to 1200-word articles. They pay upon publication.
Contact: The magazine welcomes submissions as document attachments addressed to email@example.com.
11. Alaska Parent
Alaska Parent is a free parenting and family magazine published four times a year. It welcomes submissions in the form of stories around parenting.
They welcome submissions involving:
- Local interests
- Health & wellness
- Pregnancy & babies
- Travel & education
- Quick activities
- Parental involvement
- How-to articles
Pay: They pay $40 to $200 for original articles and around $25 to $40 for reprints. Their word count range is 150-1200 words depending on the article.
Contact: You can send your entries to firstname.lastname@example.org outlining the story and mentioning the topic in the subject line.
Mommyhood101 is one of the top baby product review websites that gives first-hand feedback on all baby products and gear.
They welcome creative and well-written articles ranging from 2000-5000 words with at least one stock image. Their article topics include pregnancy, childbirth, and parenting for children under 7 years of age.
Pay: They usually pay $0.05 cents a word but are open to negotiation if you have a doctoral degree or a professional certification.
Contact: You can send your article outline to email@example.com in a single Word document.
13. Storytime Magazine
UK’s leading story magazine, Storytime, features classic and new stories, fairy tales, inspirational stories, puzzles, games, and more, focusing on children aged 3 to 9.
They are looking for writer contributions for short and contemporary stories for children.
Pay: They pay £165 on the publication of stories with a word length of 600 to 1100.
Contact: You can send your articles to firstname.lastname@example.org with an email subject of “Story Submission.” Include the story title and name in the email.
Byline: Not stated
14. Lisa Tanner Writing
Lisa Tanner Writing is an excellent blog for busy working mothers and the challenges they face. Lisa Tanner Writing focuses on various subjects and topics.
They accept fully-optimized SEO guest blogs of at least 1000 words each covering blogging, freelance business, work/life balance, and tips for working from home with kids.
Pay: They pay $50/post via PayPal only upon publication.
Contact: Please send your entries to email@example.com. Attach a quick outline, topic idea, why the post is a good fit for the blog, and why you are the best one to write it.
15 Healthy Mummy
Healthy Mummy is a website designed to help busy mums cope with their health and nutrition requirements and boost weight loss. They accept real-life stories of mums who have transformed themselves and live healthy lifestyles.
Pay: They pay $100 upon publication.
Contact: You need to complete the submission form on their website highlighting your transformational journey and images to complement it.
16. Pregnant Chicken
Pregnant Chicken is one of the best online resources for expectant and new parents featuring tips and advice to help them navigate pregnancy and parenthood.
It is one of the leading parenting blogs that pay writers to write on a variety of topics such as:
- Dad’s perspectives
- Specific medical conditions
- Risks and challenges around SES, race, or gender identity
Pay: They pay around $100 per guest post for articles above 300 words. They do not have an upper word limit.
Contact: You can submit the licensing agreement on the submissions page and email your piece to firstname.lastname@example.org.
17. Yummy Mummy Club
Yummy Mummy Club is an exclusive website dedicated to Canadian women with kids covering a range of topics such as:
- Family and food
- Lifestyle and culture
- Health and sleep
They accept both original and republished articles relevant to the above topics.
Pay: Their pay is not defined.
Contact: You can pitch your content ideas with an outline to email@example.com. Include “Pitch” in the subject line. They love parenting humor, on-point analysis on timely topics, listicles, and personal stories.
18. Metro Parent Magazine
Metro Parent Magazine is a digital family magazine covering various topics, mostly in the southeast Michigan area. They welcome writing submissions on new and trending parenting topics, education, finding a school, a guide to colleges, mommyhood, things to do, and much more.
They offer a variety of special sections through the magazine, thus making it easier for freelance writers to pick and choose their topics.
Pay: You can get paid anywhere between $25 to $200+ for short blurbs of 50 words to long feature articles of 1200-2500 words each.
Contact: You can write to firstname.lastname@example.org with an outline of your original article.
Freelance Mom is an exclusive blog for working mothers focused on entrepreneurship and freelancing. They are packed with actionable tips, knowledge, and advice for all moms.
Their usual guest article word count ranges from 900 to 1500 words.
Pay: Articles are paid around $75 to $100 per piece on publication via PayPal only.
Contact: You can send your outline to email@example.com and must have “FreelanceMom Guest Post Submission” as the subject line.
A parting tip…
Read the writer’s guidelines clearly. Create a spreadsheet of all the submissions you make to different platforms.
Arrange all the details, including parenting topics and submission guideline links. It will help you keep track of all topics covered and the ones you can cover for other publications.
You may also want to make a quick note on the pay rate and the ones that have paid so far.