Monday, May 18, 2009

Express Yourself #2: Blogging Through It

Mommy blogging is big business these days. So big, in fact, that many would say that mommy blogging has jumped the shark.

But Mamas know better.

Mama bloggers are the extended family and friend network of the 21st century. So many of us live at a significant geographical (or emotional?) distance from our own families that mommy blogs fill a significant void in our motherhood experience. Even those of us who are closer to our families find comfort, humor, encouragement and acceptance from other Mamas online.

In celebration of this form of honest, informative--and occasionally snarky--dialogue, I'd like to share a short list of some of my favorite Mama bloggers who are, at the end of the day, just blogging through it. Like the rest of us.

Favorite New (to me) Blog: Ann's Rants--Confessions of a Work Week Widow. OK, this is some funny shit, Mamas. She's a writer, she's a Mama, she's up to her elbows in pull-ups and she retains her sense of humor. She's also something of a potty mouth. This is a woman I could share a margarita with. No doubt about it.

Teachable Moments Blog: eensies is a wonderful blog, written by two elementary school teachers with armloads of ideas to share. It's a real asset for anyone with a little one who wants to move beyond Dora and all that other "smart" TV nonsense. These ladies actually know what they're talking about.

For the Mama Who Works Outside the Home: The Mama Bee is a smart, sharp blog totally plugged in to the delicate balance a working Mama negotiates daily.

Best Bargains, by Mamas, for Mamas: Cool Mom Picks. Surely you've heard of these ladies. They know everything about everything that every Mama needs to know.

Daddy Love: Lest I be accused of sexism, I'd like to highlight the fabulous work of some of the lesser common Daddy bloggers. They are funny, honest and in possession of that mysterious Y chromosome. They should also be paid the same wage as we Mama bloggers. Wait...

Two of my favorites are Pacing the Panic Room and Cry it Out. These guys aren't afraid to tell it like it is, leaky diapers and all.

Express yourselves, Mamas! Leave a comment here. Tell me about a blog you love, share your own blog, or just your thoughts and you're entered to win a fantastic giveaway from PeaceLoveMom. (Details here.)


Stace said...

Yours is the only mum blog i read, maybe that's because its so useful, i don't need to read any others! :) Thanks for such great giveaways and wonderful ideas!! xx

Ann's Rants said...

Wow, thank you so much. I'm truly honored!!

can't wait to check out the others as well.

So glad to have 'met' you recently in bloggyland.

555! (high fives)

Meaghan said...

Aw, Stace, thanks for the vote of confidence!

Ann, so glad to have "met" you, too! 555 right back at you!

rebecca said...

you're too kind meaghan! i'll have to check out the company you've placed me in.