Having a baby has already changed how we spend our time, money, and energy… so of course it’s changed what I’m reading, too!
I bet the term “Mommy Blogs” offends or annoys some people, but it seems kind of natural to me now. If you don’t have kids, a blog that’s mostly about mom-ing and running a family could easily be boring. (At least, I wasn’t all that into it before). But when I transitioned into that phase, organic baby clothes and creating independent playtime for toddlers were suddenly fascinating. So, here we are.
Will this blog turn into a mommy blog? Since I’m here to write about my life, I guess it’s inevitable. But I hope it stays interesting to you guys regardless of your parenting status.
Here are some mommy blog gems I’ve found, and I’d love to hear your favorite ones, too:
Katie of The Wellness Mama
I’ve followed Katie for a long time now for her excellent advice on whole foods-based feeding and caring for a family naturally. Now I get to appreciate her motherhood and pregnancy posts, as well, like capsule wardrobes for babies. She’s also a former teacher turned entrepreneur (which I love) and Catholic (which I love, though her posts and site are not faith-based).
Most of the cultural discussion around motherhood gives me the creeps (it’s a lot of “Isn’t it so hard to get out of the house? HAH! You’re superwoman, so buy yourself a Diet Coke!”), so Lisa’s I-challenge-you post about thriving made me feel really excited to try out this motherhood thing.
Britt Fisk of The Fisk Files
I’m jazzed by blog moms with large families, so of course I love The Fisk Files. Because most of the recent posts have been a little boring for me (I’m not all that into blogs that feature 20+ black and white pics of someone else’s family), so far I’m just excited about her NFP archives. But as I follow along I bet there will be more to like.
Rachel of A Mother Far From Home
Establishing discipline and boundaries in our family-to-be is super important to JHubbs and I (… which might have something to do with our awful teaching experiences, or just rude kids IRL). You can’t control kids — I’m very aware of that — but we can set ourselves up with age-appropriate processes and help-them-succeed routines that encourage good behavior. Enter: Rachel from A Mother Far From Home, who regularly talks about boundaries and routines in a way that makes it feel totally reasonable and doable.
Anne of Keeper of the Home
Keeper of the Home was one of the first natural blogs I started reading waaaay back in the day! It was run by Stephanie then, and now it looks like it’s changed ownership to Anne. I look forward to jumping back into what they’ve got going on and seeing if it’s still a good fit! This is a great stop for the big transition into whole foods and the little-bit-at-a-time detoxing of chemicals and toxins from the home.
What mommy blog recommendations do you have for me?
(+10 bonus points for any of the following: Catholic, paleo/whole foods, big readers, creative-focused!)