Over the past two weeks, I’ve been sharing some of the bloggers I adore. First I talked about the absolutely beautiful and authentic souls I’ve had the great honor to “meet” here. Then I shared some writers/authors and book reviewers I enjoy every chance I get. Now it’s time for me to share some of the mothers I enjoy reading. Unfortunately, this was a bit harder to do as mom bloggers have a tendency to vanish from the blogging world, so, even though I enjoy a number that have come and gone and come and gone again, I’ll just be sharing the ones who post more often.
I Didn’t Want to be a Mother – I adore this mom. She’s about to be a mom of 5, so I find the tips she shares invaluable and the stories she posts hilarious. She has all boys, so I admire her for her strength for being at home with them. But, really, her blog is a lot of fun and strikes a lot of chords that ring very true. They’re also usually very funny.
Geek Mamas – A mom of one, she writes about motherhood and geek related things. Her son is around the same age as my kids, so I enjoy what she writes about because I often find myself thinking “that’s a good idea” or “I can totally relate.” I also enjoy her more geek oriented posts even though I don’t really understand it. It’s mostly because it gives me some insight into things my husband enjoys.
Mum Life Stories – This lovely single mom shares some amazing stories. Some are from other moms and some are her own, fiction and nonfiction. I admire her for being brave enough to go it alone and build up a blog. So many of the stories she’s shared have touched me and made me think about my life in different ways.
Stay Positive it’s Autism – As the title of her blog says, she is the mother of a child with autism. I’ve worked with children with autism and know how challenging it can be for parents. Her posts really are eye opening about what it’s really like, and I just admire her spirit so much. Not only does she share her own take on motherhood, but on what it’s like to raise a child with autism. Oh, and she wrote a children’s book!
Confessions of a Parentless Mother – Now, she doesn’t post often, but I adore this lady and couldn’t leave her off this list. My heart goes out to her as she lost both of her parents before she became a mother. I can’t imagine how difficult it must be for her, but she has a strong spirit, and an incredibly lucky little girl with wonderful guardian spirits.
Our Little Red House – Not a mom blog, but an incredible mom with a primarily crafting site. I love her crafts, especially since many of them are geared towards children, and she provides great tips on how to involve children with special needs into crafting sessions since she herself has a grown child with autism. In many of the comments she has left for me, she has talked about her children and how she has raised them and they always make me feel like I’m on the right track. This lady is just so warm, supportive, and incredibly crafty!
All the Days with Baby K – Another mom who doesn’t post too often, but we have children who are about the same age, so I enjoy her update posts on what her son is up to and what has and hasn’t worked for her. Reading her posts makes me feel like I’m not alone with a 2 year old.
Check out some other bloggers I love, as well as catch up on The Lily Cafe Digest, over here.