Nope, that title is not a typo. I know some people are not big on Youtube. In fact, prior to our infertility challenges, I was one of those people. However, the pain and frustration of infertility led me to many a late night Google session. One night, I google who-knows-what and came across the beauty of Youtube. I stumbled upon a whole community of vloggers who shared struggles similar to mine. That Google search occurred 4 years ago, and I have not stopped watching since. These sweet families give me a lot of hope and lift my spirits when times are tough.
Here are a few of my favorite infertility/ family vloggers:
1. Ellie and Jared Mecham: These are the first vloggers I ever followed. I had to create a Youtube account just to follow this lovely couple. I started watching them 4 years ago when they were struggling through infertility. They chronicled their whole journey, and they now have 2 beautiful boys. I watch them every day. They give me such hope. They are an extremely kind and upbeat family. If you are going through infertility, you need to watch this beautiful couple! Ellie also has a separate channel for beauty, hair, house and parenting tips.
2. Bonnie and Joel Hollein: Bonnie is Ellie’s sister. She has not battled with infertility, but she does show the good, the bad, and the ugly of parenting and marriage. I LOVE how real she is. She is a mom of 4 kids. Her kiddos are adorable and her relationship with her husband is so sweet. Bonnie is also amazing at hair and makeup. Her family is another must-see for me each day.
3. Katie and Cullen: This couple has gone through the heartbreak of multiple miscarriages. They now have 2 gorgeous children on Earth with them. Cullen is a total character and cracks me up, and their marriage is very carefree and loving. They do daily vlogs, and Katie also has her own separate channel where she shares parenting tips.
4. Missy Lanning: Missy has also been through miscarriage and a stillbirth. She is married to Bryan, and they have a separate channel called Daily Bumps Daily Bumps that documents their daily lives. They now have 2 sweet boys on Earth with them. Missy shares a lot of in depth information about parenting and her children’s development.
Whether you are going through infertility/ loss or are simply in need of some parenting ideas, these couples are all good wholesome people with a lot of advice to share. They are all good role models in different aspects of life and are just simply fun to watch! I suggest going back through some of their earlier videos to get a real feel for what their family has been through and how they have dealt with their struggles.
Give them a try! You won’t regret it! 🙂