The female blogger population in the U.S. is a growing demographic. Women blog on a wide variety of topics — finances, parenting, crafts and daily life activities — and some are very successful at it.
According to a national survey, 14 percent of all American women with at least one child in their household blog about parenting or turn to blogs for advice.
Popularly referred to by others as "mommy bloggers," some have received national recognition, book deals, speaking engagements, financial independence and even more time to write and be at home.
Here's a look at some of the most popular female blogs in the U.S., written by moms, for women.
LA-based blogger Rebecca Woolf is a vegetarian mom of four who writes about family life, love, style, and music and features weekly guest blogs by her mom on "Girls Gone Child."
Her writing has bought her the opportunity to star in HGTV's "Child Style with Rebecca Woolf" and to write "Rockabye: From Wild to Child."
Mom of two Katherine Stone started her award-winning blog, PostPartumProgress.com, which has consistently remained one of the top blogs in the categories of depression and pregnancy/childbirth.
In 2011, she was named a WebMD 2008 Health Hero, and in 2012 Stone was listed as one of the fiercest women in America by More magazine.
Ree Drummond is also known by her popular moniker, "The Pioneer Woman." She lives on a cattle ranch and her four children and her cowboy husband.
This self-confessed "former city girl" is the author of two cookbooks and a best-selling memoir, which is being adapted for a movie. She hosts "Pioneer Woman" on Food Network.
Mom of two, Magda Pecsenye, is considered to be the anti-expert in parenting. Rather than handing out "hands down" parenting advice, Magda's blog, AskMoxie, is more community-driven and neutral in tone. Her second blog, Moxieville, follows her life co-parenting with her ex-husband.
Canadian author, blogger and photographer mom Kate Inglis grew in popularity among mom readers for her poignant and raw writing about the death of her son, Liam, in 2007 on her blog Sweet Salty. In doing so, she inadvertently became the voice and outlet for many grieving "babylost" mothers. Since then, she has published a book, "The Dread Crew: Pirates of the Backwoods."
"Make it and Love it" is Ashley Johnston's blog for all things creative. As a busy mom of three young children, Ashley blogs about money-saving ways to create things she loves. With little spare time between her kids and her busy blog, Johnston has proudly admitted, "I choose crafting over an immaculate house."
Marie LeBaron's "Make and Takes" blog has been recognized as a blogging powerhouse, being listed on Nielsen’s Power Mom 50, Babble 50 for Best Design Blog and Babble 50 for Best Mom Craft Blogs. This mom of three also contributes to Martha Stewart, Craftzine, Baby Center, PBS Parents, Babble and Snackpicks.
Laurie Turk's "Tip Junkie" features homemade project tutorials, DIY projects, and creative ideas. Her passion is in supporting the "Mom-preneur" by highlighting and promoting items made by women who might normally have no other way to spread the word about their products. Turk co-founded Chic Chick Media and Buy Mom Made.com to help procure affordable advertising for her "Mom-prenuers."
Gabrielle Blair's "Design Mom" blog follows her life living in a farmhouse in the French countryside with her six children while focusing on family-friendly style, design and free giveaways.
Her blog became so popular that she left her design career to focus on a business that expanded to speaking at conferences and book writing.
Alice Bradley, mom of one, is the creator of "Finslippy" and author of "Let's Panic About Babies!" for new moms, although others have mentioned to her that it was a form of birth control for them. Bradley's witty and revealing writing style has been featured in Redbook, Nerve, Wellesley Magazine, Good Housekeeping, Parents, the Onion, the Sun and PBS.org.