Blogger Profile: Nina Spears, The Baby Chick, takes us from pre-motherhood, through birth and postpartum, to parenting, asking the questions all parents ask, and getting the answers to help make the family-growing journey smoother and easier to enjoy, while offering fun advice and classic imagery of lifestyle designs for décor, DIY crafting, parties, recipes and personal style.
Fun fact: Nina’s inspiration comes from six years of experience as a family baby planner, and personally assisting over 200 mothers throughout their pregnancies, births, and postpartum journeys.
Blogger Profile: Whitney Moss and Heather Flett, experienced moms and published authors, offer their expertise to new moms and moms-to-be, starting from birth and going through preschool, with inspiring and informative articles on everything from activities that can be done with a child under two, to throwing post-pregnancy parties.
Fun fact: In 2008, Whitney and Heather co-authored their first book, The Rookie Mom’s Handbook: 250 Activities to Do with (and Without!) Your Baby, sold on Amazon.
The Military Wife and Mom
Blogger Profile: Military wife and mom, Lauren, has created a comprehensive collection of resources for both parents and military wives alike, with tools to help create a peaceful home, have connected relationships with kids, conquer deployment, build a rock-solid military marriage, and anything needed to help parents or military spouses achieve their family goals.
Fun fact: Lauren currently lives overseas with her active-duty, Marine husband and their two kids, ages 2 and 4, in Okinawa, Japan.
Family Focus Blog
Blogger Profile: Scarlet, an Ecology, Evolution, and Organismal Biology major, now stay-at-home-mom of two, is creating a place where parents can find any possible parenting resource they are looking for, with valuable contributions from an impressive community of stay-at-home parents, not just moms, who have varying backgrounds and interests from which they share their knowledge.
Fun fact: Scarlet’s blog currently has over 160,000 fans across all major social media platforms, including but not limited to Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter and Instagram.
Blogger Profile: Mommy Levy is a mom from Manila, Philippines who writes about her experiences as a mother of a boy, a wife and home maker. The blog covers all kinds of topics ranging from school lunch ideas, to cool products, to family trips, and more.
Fun fact: Mommy Levy also runs a YouTube channel that provides a real-life glimpse into her daily adventures! You can follow her channel at www.youtube.com/levymartinez.
These two boys made me become interested in toys and comic books. I am a Management graduate from an all girls school. I have a lot of self-help books, I like making DIY stuff, I like wearing black, gray or blue colored clothes, I love bags and shoes (who doesn’t?) and I am a certified Practical Mom. I like trying new dishes, visiting new places and doing my best to Live Life to the Fullest.
Blogger Profile: The MomsRising Team, hailing from all 50 states, is unified by a mission of increasing family economic security, decreasing discrimination, and building a nation where both businesses and families can thrive, inviting mom supporters to take action and be heard on campaigns promoting everything from maternal justice, to healthy kids, gun safety, workplace justice, and more.
Fun fact: MomsRising started as a handful of women, and through word of mouth, became hundreds, then thousands, and now is more than a million members strong and growing.
Blogger Profile: Pehpot lives with her husband and five kids in the Philippines. She shares the struggles and experiences of being a mom to such a large family, including topics like parenting, activities for kids, and home and living.
Fun fact: Pehpot is very passionate about blogging and has earned several awards for her blog, including Top 10 Budget Moms Blogs from MoneyMax and Best Family & Living Blog from The Philippine Blog Awards.
Spending time with your family and loved ones is an instant stress-reliever. Being surrounded by people you love can immediately boost your confidence, lighten up your mood and just makes you feel happy. It is advisable that you spend more time with them to balance out stress that is caused by your work.
Blogger Profile: Scary Mommy is a community of millions of parents from all over the world, who have been brought together by a common theme: that parenting doesn’t have to be perfect, offering carefully selected, helpful community content to answer popular questions on subjects such as pregnancy, kids, better living, and trending social issues related to parenthood.
Fun fact: Scary Mommy was started by Jill Smokler as an innocent online baby book to chronicle her stay-at-home-mom experience, and was acquired and enhanced by Vinit Bharara of the media company, Some Spider.
Blogger Profile: Leah Segedie, food activist, social media consultant, and mom, shares her post-pregnancy story of losing over 100 pounds through exercise and healthy eating, creating a community of mom contributors who have helped Mamavation members lose over 3500 pounds combined, by giving proven advice on food, and health, and sharing actions anyone can take to inspire a healthier food industry.
Fun fact: Leah has been referenced and awarded in hundreds of blogs and publications, and she was given the title of “Mom of the Year” by Shape Magazine for sharing her accomplishments.
There’s something about being a mother that boosts that womanly intuition we all have. That mama-bear protective mode that we go into when we are worried about the health and safety of our children.
Blogger Profile: Candy is an Austinite currently residing in the Midwest with husband and five fantastic kids–4 boys and 1 girl. Very passionate about motherhood, Candy created a blog to share her thoughts about parenting, family traditions, and honest product reviews.
Fun fact: Candy’s guilty pleasure is reality TV. She loves organizing her junk drawer and hanging out with her girlfriends. Her blog has been featured on the Top 100 Family Blog list by hifivebaby.
The expansion of one’s self in terms of your personal development and the impact this has on your self-esteem and confidence is one of the greatest reasons to learn more. Indeed, it’s important you dream big yourself if you are going to encourage your children to dream big, as kids often model what you do – not what you say.
musings from mama
Blogger Profile: Lindsay currently resides in Texas with her sweet little family. What originally started as an online diary has morphed into a collection of musings. Lindsay’s favorite topic to write about is where spirituality and motherhood merge.
Fun fact: Lindsay is a feminist and an RN in the cosmetic industry. A vegetarian for years, who has now turned into a bacon connoisseur. She is also a Gemini!
Though she only exists in my dreams and streaming on Netflix, Tami Taylor is the Texan woman of my dreams and my utmost role model. She perfectly balances the roles of respectful wife, nurturing mother, and sexy firecracker. She stands her ground, is down to earth, loves wine, cusses sometimes, but always comes through for those she loves (including herself).
Not A Coupon Queen
Blogger Profile: Maureen is a wife and mom to 4 amazing kids. A devoted Catholic, Maureen stays true to her faith. She is frugal and claims to be a bit of a tree-hugger. Thriving on creative ways to save money and living as healthily as possible, Maureen created a space for moms wanting to live the same kind of life.
Fun fact: Maureen has been a contributor for Real Housekeeping and Dynamic Women of Faith. She loves crocheting and learning awesome new life hacks.
If you are trying to eat clean and healthy, but are short on time, pre-cut veggies are a great option. Tossing a salad together or chopped up veggies for a stir fry or even just a snack is a great way to save time, and it’s better than hitting the drive thru if you are running late!
One Awesome Momma
Blogger Profile: Belle is a full-time IT professional and mom to 2 adorable kids. She grew up in Manila, Philippines. Several years after graduating, she transplanted to Virginia, USA. Belle enjoys creating content for her lifestyle blog that covers a wide range of topics from motherhood to fashion.
Fun fact: Belle is passionate about photography, traveling, and making memories with her little family. Her blog received a spot on the Top 300 Mom Blogs list by Test Facts.
You must realize that there is no such thing as a perfect mom. You’re going to make mistakes, tons and tons of them; bad days with your child are inevitable; your patience is going to be tested ALL THE TIME; your child is going to get hurt just because you turned around for a few seconds.
Outnumbered 3 to 1
Blogger Profile: Melissa and her contributors created a family blog that uses authentic voices to reach parents of children ranging from infant to adulthood. Outnumbered 3 to 1 prides itself on creating an honest resource hosting knowledge over a wide range of topics from craft tutorials to reviews on the latest products.
Fun fact: Melissa, lover of food and flowers, currently resides in Wisconsin with her amazing family. She is a self-proclaimed wannabe world traveler.
Working from home can be a great option, especially if you have little ones running around, or perhaps a medical condition that prevents you from working outside of the home. Whatever your reason may be, there are definitely ways to make money from home and I’m sharing some of the ones that I know work because I, or my friends make money doing these things…
Pamela Taylor’s Truth
Blogger Profile: Pamela is a loving wife and mom to two beautiful daughters. From overcoming postpartum depression to helping her husband fight through health issues, Pamela strives to be the best mom and wife she can be while sharing with others her knowledge gained through these experiences.
Fun fact: Pamela is a devoted Christian and calls on Him in times of need. The success of Pamela’s blog has led her to being featured on Top Mommy Approved Blogs.
Having children is like figuring out how to fit puzzle pieces together on nearly a daily basis. And having multiple kids is like those small middle pieces of a puzzle. It ain’t easy. The pressure of making sure my oldest daughter does not feel left out is always a constant thought in the back of my mind.
Parenting In Progress
Blogger Profile: Bethany Stout is a mother of four beautiful children. She founded the blog as a way to let other parents know that not all parents are perfect. As the name of her blog suggests, they are a work in progress! On her blog, Bethany shares her family’s experiences, offers frugal living advice, and shares organization tips to help parents embrace parenthood.
Fun fact: Bethany holds a Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from Northwestern Oklahoma State University and worked as an addiction counselor for seven years. Now retired, Bethany likes focus on her family and hobbies like crafting, traveling, and photography.
Instant cameras are making a comeback right now, and are perfect for that friend you love taking selfies with. These devices instantly produce credit-card sized prints — like a portable personal photo booth! They’re amazing fun for a night out and any friend who’s into photography would appreciate this gift.
Blogger Profile: Jackie, a photographer and videographer, married her high school sweetheart and resides in Surfside Beach with her adorable family. A natural and homeschooling Mama, Jackie shares her tips and tricks to surviving parenting four children.
Fun fact: Jackie is a YouTuber and creates videos about her family’s adventures and parenting tips. Her blog features reviews on the latest parenting products and what it is really like to be a boy mom.
First things first, you must know, I DO let my two and half year old walk in stores. But any veteran Mama knows chasing your toddler through Target QUICKLY can ruin your trip. I prefer carrying him on my back, and with most carriers he had gotten too big. This made my Mama heart SAD! That is where JUBLII baby carriers came to save the day!
Raising Our Blussian
Blogger Profile: Crys resides in Pasadena, California with her loving family. With a passion for writing, music, and DIY crafts, Crys created a blog to showcase her passions and to share her parenting tips and tricks with others.
Fun fact: Crys has a fur baby kitten named Sushi. She claims to be part hipster, part Suzy homemaker, and part diva. Her blog has been featured on Top Mommy Approved Blogs.
I’ve been meaning to go to DiscoveryCube for a minute. Bear is really into science (yay!) and I like for him to explore everything that it entails. Being a science nerd myself, I love exploring the stars, how things came to be, and why the world is the way it is. It’s really fun and I can channel my inner Sheldon Cooper.
Running on Love and Caffeine
Blogger Profile: Michelle is a New York girl who has transplanted to Virginia. She is a military wife and mother to two children. Michelle shares her not-so-ordinary but beautiful journey through Motherhood through her blog, including material ranging from DIY projects to kids’ fashion.
Fun fact: Michelle loves a nice hot latte and the Christmas season. With a passion for photography, Michelle can always be seen snapping pictures of her children or the beauty of nature.
We like to break down our cleaning into a schedule. I will set a day and time for each task we want to tackle. For example this weekend we will be racking the bark in our landscape to get ready to lay down mulch and plant flowers for next weekend. On Fridays, I like to mop the floors and Tuesday and Thursdays are dedicated to cleaning the bathrooms and windows.
Sacred Ground Sticky Floors
Blogger Profile: Jami is a devoted Christian, wife, and mother living in North Houston, Texas. Jami writes posts about everything from foster care to learning disabilities to Jesus. And if you ask us, she has one of the best names for a mommy blog!
Fun fact: Jami is a public speaker and often speaks to MOPS and women’s groups. Creator of her own YouTube channel, Jami documents everything from Just Jesus to recipes and life hacks.
Let me be the first to say, I am so very sorry. There isn’t a quick fix or even a long and hard one. But I want to offer us this, we are the safe haven. Our compassion for a child that is hurting is the most important of elements in the mothering journey. Reminding them that they are loved, actually utterly adored, is paramount in this season of want.
Sequins in the South
Blogger Profile: Laci is a lifestyle blogger and mama of two tiny humans. Through her blog, Laci shares the ins and outs of parenting and how to make life just a little bit easier. She thrives on DIYs and is a self-proclaimed foodie.
Fun fact: Laci is a Southern belle residing in Northern Georgia with her family. You can often find Laci in the kitchen mixing up a new recipe or out photographing the finer things in life, including her children.
I consider myself a “creative photographer” that’s actually my title on my business cards. I let people know up front if you come to a session with me I want you to have fun, relax and not dread it! I don’t do serious. Stressed and uptight it’s just not in my DNA.
Sippy Cup Mom
Blogger Profile: Melissa launched Sippy Cup Mom in 2010 when her son was just two years old. It first started as an outlet for Melissa to share what her family was doing, but turned into something greater as her audience grew. Melissa posts about her family’s travel adventures, crafts, product reviews, and more.
Fun fact: Melissa is a native to St. Louis, Missouri, and couldn’t imagine raising her children anywhere else. Before becoming a stay at home mom, Melissa worked as a manager for Target.
The key to having an enjoyable time at the cottage is to be prepared and have fresh ideas at the ready. Whether it’s an impromptu evening of stargazing, exploring the local area or attempting to build something out of materials you find in the surrounding woods, kids who are engaged and active will have more fun during the day, and fall asleep easier at night.
Blogger Profile: Lauren is a twenty-something full time mommy to one son who is passionate about reviewing anything and everything. She is a small-town southern girl who loves hosting giveaways and finding the best deals for her blog’s readers.
Fun fact: Lauren has worked for Oceaneering since 2009 and now works full time in the Diving Division. She is a self-proclaimed shopping addict and animal lover.
As a student, the best way to feel “at home” is to style your space. Nothing is better than feeling like you are at home, by making your room as homey as possible. For moving into a dorm, or an apartment, the little things make it “home”. I was super excited for sheets and towels when we were moving into our new little apartment.
Stingy, Thrifty, Broke
Blogger Profile: Nina resides in Detroit and focuses on living frugally. Through her blogs, Nina shares her tips and tricks to living frugally while still being able to enjoy to the finer things life has to offer.
Fun fact: Being a frugal woman, Nina offers giveaways and freebies to her readers. Nina loves staying organized and shares free calendar printables weekly.
Pick blueberries that are light grey-blue in color. Try to stay away from blueberries with any red as that means they aren’t fully ripened…The easiest way to pick blueberries is to grab them in your hand and gently rub them off the tree. Keep your bucket right under the blueberries so they fall right in!
The (Sometimes) Single Mom
Blogger Profile: Kristi Eide currently resides in Arizona with her two sons. Very passionate about writing, Kristi created the blog as not only a creative outlet, but also to share the lessons she has learned from being a single mom and a (sometimes) single mom.
Fun fact: Kristi enjoys fitness and shares how to make time for fitness while navigating parenthood. The success of her blog has been awarded with nominations on the Top Mommy Approved Blogs and Top 25 Mom Blogs by Personal Income.
Set aside a few times per week that are designated for you to focus on your health. Making this a regular practice will also help your family to understand that this time is yours, and that exercising is an important part of your health.
Blogger Profile: Kellie resides in Australia with her husband and two beautiful boys. After feeling stuck in a rut and letting the trials of mommyhood get to her, Kellie turned things around and created a blog in hopes of helping other moms get their groove back.
Fun fact: Kellie spent her early years traveling Europe with her parents. She has a passion for the arts, especially music and writing.
It is our scars that give us flight. That make us fight harder, live bigger, feel deeper. The lessons in the sorrows that if allowed, will blossom into gratitude. Gratitude for the awareness and the knowing that comes from living and breathing through that which we thought would destroy us. It is this wonderful, colourful tapestry of the human experience that gives us wings.
Blogger Profile: Abi is mother of two and has a passion for IT and blogging. Through her blog, Abi shares activities she enjoys with her kids, quirky DIY projects that she loves, traveling, and random thoughts.
Fun fact: Abi resides in Manila, Philippines and is a proud homeschool mama. She enjoys doing charity work and sharing these experiences with her children.
When learning time, it is easier for little ones to digest the information when they are able to use it in a real life setting. We try to let them wear their watches often so they can track time on their own or can tell us when we ask the time.
Blogger Profile: Cheryl is a parenting and lifestyle blogger, currently residing in the Philippines with her adorable family. She enjoys hosting giveaways and is passionate about her blog. Cheryl writes about everything from parenting to her family adventures to home life tutorials.
Fun fact: Cheryl and her family created a YouTube channel, Captain Melon, where they share videos of their everyday life. She has been awarded a spot on the Top 100 Pinoy Blogs by Worth.
I’ve always thought that I was doing a good job (not a perfect one but good enough) parenting the two boys. That is, until baby number 3 came along. Suddenly, everything was out of control. The boys seemed to have grown fangs and tails overnight. Bad behaviour resurfaced, good manners forgotten.
Blogger Profile: Marcellina resides in the remote area of Riau, Indonesia. Blogging since 2007, Marecellina reviews children’s books, shares stories about her personal family life, and gives parenting advice as well as homeschooling advice.
Fun fact: Marcellina enjoys writing, drawing, crafting, and cooking. She thrives on frugal living and makes clothing for her family and home décor as much as she can. Marcellina is author of the children’s book, Two Brave Little Kittens.
The music box is one example of the type of music that gives a sense of calm. Reggae music gives a cheerful feeling. Hip-hop music gives a sense of excitement. If you want your kids to be cheerful, let’s accompanying their activity with reggae music. If you want kids to calm down after a tiring activity, the music box can be your choice.
Mom The Magnificent
Blogger Profile: Robyn currently resides in the DC Metro area with her husband and three children. Very passionate about mom life and parenting, Robyn created the blog in 2015. Robyn hosts giveaways to her readers and blogs about entertainment and DIY projects. She also posts about the latest family events in the DC Metro Area.
Fun fact: Robyn has been featured in Washington Family Magazine with her “Mom Reviews” and guest appears on Good Morning Washington. She is an avid coffee and root beer drinker. She is a self-proclaimed Disney nerd who travels anytime she can.
I am inspired by so many amazing women in my life. Whether I know them personally or aspire to be like them, I have some incredible examples of what women stand for. Today, my own mother inspires me to be the best that I can be. She was a hard worker and always put others first.
The Soccer Mom Blog
Blogger Profile: Stacy Garska Rodriguez, loving wife and mother of two, with a third child on the way, wants to share her successes in motherhood with real food recipes, tips on positive parenting, pregnancy, breastfeeding encouragement, money-saving tips, kids’ activities, home hacks, DIY tutorials, and anything that will inspire other parents to live positively.
Fun fact: Stacy started out as a theater major at West Virginia University, followed by late party nights as a bartender, until she decided to start a family, filling in what she felt was missing in her life.
I’m here to share what DID work, what was a big fail, and what it’s like to go from party girl to working mom to housewife and everything in between.
Blogger Profile: Anupriya is a work-from-home mother of two boys under the age of 5. She is an engineer, but has since turned into an HR professional. Anupriya wanted to create a one-stop platform for women to find answers to issues that impact their life choices, and shares advice on how to live your best life.
Fun fact: Anupriya is a bookworm and loves cooking leisurely. The success of her blog has led Anupriya to being ranked in the Top 100 Indirank from Indiblogger.
Just buy a small, colourful dust rag and give it to your toddler. Explain to him or her that this is a cleaning game and whoever dusts faster certain piece of furniture will receive a small treat — for example a candy. The child will instantly be interested because of the reward.
Moms Journey to Forever
Blogger Profile: Dianne Erika currently resides on the island of Oahu, Hawaii. She is a stay at home mom to two beautiful baby boys. What once was only used as a personal diary, Dianne now writes about all things Fashion, Parenting, Lifestyle, and Family.
Fun fact: Dianne Erika thrives on exploring new things, finding new experiences, and going on adventures. She loves beauty and fashion and believes no mom should have to put those things on the back burner.
Like me, I like wearing my lipstick all day, no mess. I dislike re-applying lipstick, I always end up wiping off my lipstick because it feels uncomfortable. The variation of the Liquid Matte is exceptional. The majority of the matte dries down completely and lasts longer from day to night. Perfect for a binge eating person like me. You can also add a little gloss to finish.
Blogger Profile: Sia was born and raised in near the coast of South India. Growing up eating traditional Indian dishes prepared by women in her life, little did Sia know that one day she would have the calling to make the same dishes. Sia is mother to an adorable son and now lives in the UK.
Fun fact: Sia holds a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science Engineering and a masters in MBA. Her true passion is literature and writing. In her free time you can find Sia singing in the bathroom or watching sports.
For me cooking is more than a day to day chore. While I find chopping vegetables and fresh herbs quite relaxing, the heady aroma of roasted spices makes me slow down and enjoy little pleasure of life has to offer.
New Age of Savings
Blogger Profile: Kea is a bargain-hunter and is always looking for a way to save money. Through her blog, Kea shares her tips and tricks to being a frugal shopper and how to make every penny count. Kea gives honest reviews for the latest trending products and how to coupon effectively.
Fun fact: Kea’s blog has been featured on Top Mommy Approved Blogs. Her Coupon/Reviewing 101 is a huge hit on her blog, as it gives readers a crash course on couponing and how reviews can save and even earn you money.
Well the next day I got all the ingredients and knew this would be a not so healthy cake but all this shit should taste good. Well I head home and made it. Let’s just say it does not look like the picture on the website and sure as shit doesn’t taste amazing.
Motherhood With a Twist of OCD
Blogger Profile: Jenna currently resides in Burlington, Vermont with her loving husband and two adorable children. She works full-time and is a professional diaper changer. An OCD survivor and hater of play-doh, Jenna shares how raising her children while having OCD has its trials and tribulations.
Fun fact: Jenna is a wine lover and coffee addict. She works for Chelsea Green Publishing out of Vermont and her writing has been featured in The Huffington Post.
If you want to hear what torture sounds like, listen in on bath time at our house. Not only will you hear my own ugly cries, you will hear the sounds of my children screaming, crying, calling out for help, and pleading for mercy as I attempt to put organic, no-tear shampoo, into their very dirty hair. The horror of it all.
Mrs. Lady Wordsmith
Blogger Profile: Kerry Smith currently resides in Utah with her husband and two handsome sons. Focusing on personal growth, Kerry created a space to help uplift others and offer tools for parents to be their best selves. Kerry is a strong advocate for literacy and autism.
Fun fact: Kerry holds a bachelor’s degree in English from Utah State University. She is the current Salt Lake City editor for KidsOutAndAbout.com.
I still believe in the value of public education and want my son to participate. He does too. Because he is high functioning, we’ve always mainstreamed him. That is what’s worked for us, but every child’s situation is different. If you feel that your kid with autism would benefit from a public education but suffers from anxiety, you might try a few things that have worked for us.
Blogger Profile: Jacqui created MrsMuffintop as a place to write about surviving parenthood and all of the obstacles that come with that first decade of parenting. She is a current contributor for many publications such as The Today Show, Modern Mom, and The Huffington Post. Jacqui is happily married and resides in Los Angeles with her husband and three children.
Fun fact: Jacqui received the Lifetime Achievement Award for her dedication to her community. Wanting to focus on motherhood, Jacqui quit the workforce and is now a freelance writer and an advocate for women with autoimmune disorders.
Even if you feel like me, that your life is a total sh!t show, I will show you how to pull off how to go from Hot Mess to Hot Mom. All you have to do is know that you are awesome, you’re rockin’ motherhood, and your inner voice is the most important step in making this transition.
Blogger Profile: In 2010, Shirley created StyleInk as a place for her to share experiences and the latest trends in fashion and style. She used to be a fulltime banker, but is now a fulltime baker by day and housewife by night. Shirley revamped the blog after both of her children were born to better suit her mommy lifestyle.
Fun fact: Shirley enjoys spending her free time baking and blogging. She enjoys dressier fashions and uses the weekends to explore more playful outfits.
One very important thing to remember is that when traveling with toddlers it is essential to dress comfortably. Sweatshirts were definitely at the top of my list. A black sweatshirt can seem boring but can still look very stylish if you do some mixing and matching. For myself, I styled with a few layers including a plaid shirt underneath and a leather jacket over it.
Queen Success by Rochelle
Blogger Profile: Rochelle is a Transformational Life & Success Coach for women who don’t feel aligned with their feminine essence. She guides women through personal development, balancing motherhood with your career, and living an abundant life. Rochelle believes that all women are queens and with a little coaching can find their place as royalty.
Fun fact: Rochelle enjoys being the queen and makes sure to have “Queen-time” daily. Being the queen to Rochelle means online shopping in bed, sipping on hot beverages, and luxe purse collections, just to name a few.
Every single day… you get to DECIDE what you desire to create for your life, your business, your family & your lifestyle… and from the DECISION.. you also get to DECIDE THE WOMAN WHO YOU NEED TO BE TO ENJOY THOSE THINGS… and then BE HER.
Blogger Profile: Jasmeet currently resides in India as a first time mommy. She created the blog as a way to share her experiences of being a woman, mother, teacher, and little girl that still lives inside. Jasmeet gives genuine reviews about the latest in baby and mom products, gives her opinions on home remedies, and discusses beauty care tips for moms.
Fun fact: Jasmeet is a commerce graduate, interior designer, and post graduate in education. She taught at a few esteemed institutions before embracing motherhood.
No matter who you travel with, you need to allow the virtues of patience and tolerance shine from within of you. But with kids you need to double your patience and tolerance level. It’s easier said than done, and I know it! But you got to keep reminding yourself and you got to keep trying.
The Average Mom
Blogger Profile: Smita is a working mother to a cute little toddler. She created the blog as a way to share her experiences and mommy journey, with writing centering on parenting, product reviews, Keto Life, and lifestyle. Smita has a passion for cooking and she often shares it through her blog posts.
Fun fact: Smita is author of 26 Words: A to Z of Short Stories. When Smita gets some time to herself, you can find her painting, singing, dancing, or just catching some beauty sleep.
What I have seen now is that by explaining to him with love that he can only buy any one toy, I have seen him actually decide and pick up only one. Yes he doesn’t lie on the floor and create a scene to take home the whole shelf of toys. He is happy and satisfied with the one that he picks up…
Blogger Profile: Jennifer currently resides in Spokane, Washington with her military family and is a working mom blogger. She is a 3rd grade teacher and has a National Board Certificate. Jennifer is a freelance writer and enjoys writing about everything motherhood.
Fun fact: Jennifer is a diehard New Yorker. In her free time, Jennifer enjoys yoga, laying on the beach, and drinking lots of coffee. You can also find her in a kayak or on a paddleboard.
Following a schedule gives children chances to settle on choices and acting capably. Having a daily timetable can help facilitate your kid’s change to the structure of a preschool setting. Children learn the best when schedules and day by day plans are set up. Schedules give them chances to follow directions, learn sequencing, and get a sense of time.
Blogger Profile: Melissa is the owner and sole writer at Skirt Girlie. She is a wife and mother to three wonderful kids (plus her two puppies and three cats!). Melissa works full time in an office setting, but when she does get some free time her main passion is photography. On her blog, Melissa enjoys sharing personal stories and tutorials related to motherhood.
Fun fact: Melissa is definitely a coffee addict and you won’t catch her without a warm cup in hand. She also enjoys cooking and shares many recipes throughout her blog.
Of course, you have no reason to feel guilty about spending time away from your children every once in a while! Give yourself a break by enjoying dinner and drinks with your friends, so you can relax, laugh, and make wonderful memories outside of the family home.
Show me Ashley
Blogger Profile: Ashley is a military spouse and enjoys sharing her experiences with other military spouses and mothers. She started her blog to stay connected to other-like minded women, to stay accountable for reaching her health goals, and to help others with budgeting.
Fun fact: Two of Ashley’s life goals are to work for Mickey Mouse and to help others like Dave Ramsey does. Ashley, a former social worker, is very passionate about helping others navigate life.
I never knew the reason I couldn’t sign the little man up for mommy and me swim classes until he was at least 6 months old… This is due to solids vs liquid only diets. Say what?! Yes. It is about the poo situation prior to babies starting solids. It is super hard to contain that nasty and no one wants it in their pool.
SaraLee’s Deals Steals & Giveaways
Blogger Profile: SaraLee currently resides with her family in Cedar Springs, Michigan. On her blog, SaraLee posts honest reviews on the latest trending products, musings about her everyday life, and hosts tons of giveaways. SaraLee also shares her reviews and DIYs on her YouTube channel.
Fun fact: SaraLee’s family loves animals and has a wide range of them at their home–everything from cats to dogs to even a scorpion. Her blog is ranked #11 on picketfenceblogs.com.
Sticker You is passionate about providing the highest quality custom stickers, labels, decals, iron-ons, temporary tattoos and more. Their website is built with proprietary die-cut technology to help anyone create and order exactly what they want as they need them. This means you can order any quantity (even as little as one), in any size and shape you need!
Mojitos and Munchkins
Blogger Profile: April is a writer, teacher, and mom to three, who believes in swearing, sarcasm, and homemade spaghetti sauce. After nearly a decade in the classroom, she is currently on a leave from her school and has dubbed it her SAHM Internship. She writes about life with her hubby and kids in their suburban midwest life, their travels, and all of the excitement (er, frustration?) that comes with living as a mom in the trenches of parenting.
Fun fact: She loves movies, cocktails, lattes, the color purple, and day dates. She thinks the world could do without temper tantrums, soup, the color navy, and temperatures that dip below 20 degrees.
We are swimming in too much stuff. Too many toys, too many crayons, too many kitchen gadgets, too many towels. Just too much. My husband and I often feel like we are drowning in stuff. Our first clue was that we often feel like we need to clean and organize on weekends, at the expense of spending time with our three children. Eh. According to all of the minimalistic writing I run into each day on fellow bloggers’ sites and social media, I feel like I’m not alone in this feeling. Can anyone relate?
Blogger Profile: Lucee is a mother to two amazing sons and wife to a husband she calls Frenchy. After spending lots of years behind the cosmetic counter, Lucee decided to become a mother and chose to document every minute of it. Lucee is a published author and makeup artist. On her blog you will find everything from her family’s escapades to parenting to makeup.
Fun fact: Lucee is author to “Letters to Mom and Dad,” a book inspired of letters she had written while being a Fashion Model in Europe. Her writing has been featured in The Huffington Post.
Most likely, your child will have water play. Water shoes are important. Don’t send them to camp with Crocs! They are great shoes, but not for running and playing in water. We’ve almost lost a front tooth doing this! Water shoes are great too because you can just throw them in the washing machine to clean. Walmart has some great water shoes that are affordable.
Blogger Profile: Parent Cabin is a collaborative effort from a group of lifestyle blogger mommies that blog about everything parenting, sharing real life experiences from pregnancy to the teenage years. Some features of the blog include coupons, finances, and managing your home.
Fun fact: Parent Cabin has been featured on Top Mommy Approved Blogs. There is also a Sampler Club sponsored by Parent Cabin, where you can receive real samples every month.
Since it is your child’s first movie theater trip, try letting them pick the movie. It is more exciting for them if they are visiting for the first time and seeing something they really want to! Be sure to purchase the tickets ahead of time (online usually works) so that you ensure you will have seats.
The Bipolar Mama
Blogger Profile: Lauren started her blog after quitting her job and becoming a stay-at-home mom. She was diagnosed with bipolar disorder at the age of 16 and serves as an advocate to combat the stigma that can sometimes accompany it. She is a wife and mom to two beautiful boys. Lauren blogs about being a mother while being bipolar and the challenges she overcomes.
Fun fact: Lauren has been named Health Activist of the Month by WEGO. On Tuesdays and Thursdays you can find Lauren playing for the Northern Allegheny Roller Derby league as Jersey TurnSpike.
My children are my entire world. I couldn’t imagine my life without them. Yet, there are days where I wonder what their life would be without me. The thought of “how much better it would be with a mom who wasn’t always drowning in her own thoughts” wanders through my brain. Even when I doing something that truly brings me joy, depression can creep up.
The Middle Cinnamon Roll
Blogger Profile: Trina is single mother to three beautiful children. Being a single mother, Trina has learned a lot from her experiences and brings that to her blog along with punishment-free parenting techniques. Before motherhood, Trina was a concert pianist from Los Angeles to New York City.
Fun fact: Trina is a fitness fanatic who likes to hike and scuba dive. Residing in Los Angeles with her family, Trina is currently a doctoral student focusing on clinical psychology.
As their first and possibly most important teachers, speaking to them, and about them, is the model for which they will view themselves and treat others. It is completely understandable that we, as parents, sometimes become frustrated and impatient, but it is our job to be carefully selective in our chosen language for expressing those emotions.
The Practically Green Mom: PGM
Blogger Profile: Allie began her blog back in November 2011. With the initial goal of going green, Allie did all she could to get her home and baby on that path. While going completely green may not be entirely possible, Allie lives her life as green as possible (“practically green”) and blogs on her knowledge of the topic and her parenting experiences.
Fun fact: Allie has a small addiction to coffee. She also enjoys using essential oils and constantly perfecting her bullet journal. On her blog, Allie includes giveaways on products she has positively reviewed.
When my 1st grader brings his folder home each week, I pull everything out and sort it into three piles: definitely keep, maybe, and recycle. The first is self-explanatory. The recycle pile is almost always workbook pages that they completed in class that have no sentimental value. The “maybe” pile is papers (usually artwork) that I could keep, but only if my 7 year old really wants me to.
The Review Stew
Blogger Profile: Marissa is a wife and proud mother to three children. Currently residing in the Twin Cities, Minnesota area, Marissa works as an athletic trainer. Marissa is very focused on health and wellness and strives to live as organic and natural as possible. On her blog, Marissa gives honest product reviews on healthy, organic, and natural products.
Fun fact: Marissa is very passionate about reading and often shares her favorite reads in her posts. She is a Blogger Reviewer for Bethany House.
Pistachios contain a number of health benefits, including cognition and concentration. Researchers have found that compared to other nuts, pistachios produce the greatest gamma wave response, which is critical for enhancing cognitive processing, information retention, learning, perception and rapid eye movement during sleep.
The Single Mom Blog
Blogger Profile: Heather is a single mother to twin boys and an amazing little girl. The main purpose of her blog is to help single mothers realize their full potential and encouraging them to live their most productive and successful lives. Heather writes primarily about parenting, finances, and recent news.
Fun fact: Heather is an entrepreneur, singer, and artist. She claims to be an over-user of exclamation marks. Heather enjoys including contests and giveaways on her blog.
Talk to your kids, find out their questions and concerns and try your best to address them. Talk to them about tolerance, self-awareness, understanding and of course coming to you with any concerns. Our kids need to feel they can talk with us about things that worry, concern or confuse them. And they should be met with understanding from us as parents.
The Wright Life
Blogger Profile: This young single mother sought out to bring what she learned from being a teen mom to being 20 and $20,000 in debt to turning it all around and becoming debt free at the age of 24. This blog serves as a place for young single moms to feel empowered and a resource of single motherhood.
Fun fact: The Wright Life has been awarded Top 100 Single Mom Blog and has a YouTube channel under the name of Single Mom Space.
If one day a new man should come into my life, he will have to take us as we are and value us for what we bring to the table. But that is not my focus right now. Self-improvement is the name of my game currently. Therefore, take your spotlight off your ex and put it back on yourself.
This Mama Reviews
Blogger Profile: Falak is a lifestyle/beauty blogger currently residing in Rochester, New York, and is mom to two preschoolers. She is passionate about subscription boxes and sharing her honest reviews of exclusive products and services from a mommy perspective.
Fun fact: Falak’s blog has been featured on Top Mommy Approved Blogs. She is a self-claimed beauty junkie who enjoys getting crafty and cooking up a new recipe in the kitchen.
I am kind of on the fence about this lotion. While I really liked the fact that it has a very lightweight feel and is aromatherapeutic, I was not particularly a fan of the strong fragrance. And also thought that the spray method to apply the lotion just does not work without being mess-free. It comes out super-concentrated unless you spray from very far. Unfortunately, this was more of a miss for me!
US Japan Fam
Blogger Profile: Heather is a happily married mother to three beautiful children. She wears many different hats, including blogger, Youtuber, freelance social media manager, founder and publisher of local publication Bay Ridge Families, e-book writer – Legit Ways to Make Money From Home (While Minding Your Kids and Not Losing Your Mind), and founder & admin of several local parenting Facebook groups. Heather blogs about parenting issues, introducing Japanese culture to her children, and gives honest product and travel reviews.
Fun fact: Heather is author of the e-book, Legit Ways to Make Money From Home (While Minding Your Kids and Not Losing Your Mind). She lives in a 1 bedroom apartment in Brooklyn with her husband and three small children.
Your child will be strumming away in no time with the award-winning Loog mini guitar as his or her first musical instrument! Using just the first 3 strings of a 6-string guitar, a Loog mini has the same strings, tuning, and finger placement as a traditional guitar, making it an easier way to get your child (3 years and up) started on the guitar, acquiring skills that stay with them a lifetime.
Blogger Profile: Ashley resides in southern Maine with her husband and two littles. The creation of the blog is a way for Ashley to share her tips and tricks about motherhood and to document her family’s fun adventures along the way.
Fun fact: Ashley includes honest reviews of the latest mom products on her blog. The success of her blog has been featured on Top Mommy Approved Blogs.
To this day I look at my grandmother to be one of the most hardworking women I have ever encountered. She is so incredibly strong. During my childhood I spent many weekends at my grandmother’s house, and even lived with her after high school. She has taught me many life lessons, all in which I want to pass on as the example to live by for my children.
Blogger Profile: Jess is mom to two sons and wife to a wonderful husband. She has now been blogging for over 15 years and prides herself on being a “real talk” mom. Jess enjoys sharing her passion for parenting, travel, and lifestyle.
Fun fact: Jess loves Super Hero shows like Daredevil and Jessica Jones. You can often find Jess out for a run or focusing on her photography skills.
This is one of your greatest vices. Dad has been off the hook for years now so it’s up to him to step up his game and play his part in the weaning. Every time Max wanted to eat I would hand him to dad and walk away. If we were in bed dad would try to cuddle him or walk around with him. Dad is a big key to weaning!
Wine Not Whine
Blogger Profile: Created by a mother of three and WSET diploma student, this blog is a place where wine and parenting meet in an unexpected way. Holly blogs not only about parenting, but reviews red and white wines while giving her honest opinion.
Fun fact: Holly enjoys cooking and throwing dinner parties with her friends. The success of her blog has been featured on Top Mommy Approved Blogs.
If you’re thinking, wait — doesn’t Portugal only make Port?, the answer is NO. For years there has been a rise in dry wine making — some with port grapes. You will be surprised and happy to try something new. Trust me, this is better than goldfish or apple juice or water or basically any kids’ beverage you’re serving up lately!
Wit & Spit Up
Blogger Profile: Jessica is not only mom to two beautiful children, but a graduate of UC Davis with a degree in Creative Writing. She has taught in Special Education for 5 years. Priding herself on her wit, Jessica brought it to her mom blog for a humorous and dry approach to motherhood.
Fun fact: Jessica loves discount shopping and her guilty pleasure is really bad reality television. Her blog has been awarded Top 100 Humor Blog.
There is an internal war that rages within mothers around the world. We battle each other, ourselves and strangers to compete for the ability to have it all while simultaneously doing it the best. An impossible standard that reflects the perfect balance between not just one or two things, but everything.
Blogger Profile: Crystal is a devoted Christian, wife, and mother to three wonderful children. She is passionate about writing and combines her love for God, family, and traveling throughout her blog. Crystal enjoys testing out the latest trending products and giving her honest review.
Fun fact: Crystal’s blog was listed in the Top 300 Mom Blogs by Test Facts. Crystal is a fan of DIYs and features giveaways on her blog.
Dealing with in-laws can be rough, but losing your temper, will only put a strain on your own relationship with your spouse. If your in-laws are too hard to handle, always talk it over with your spouse first and ask them to handle to situation for you. More than likely, he can get through to his parents better than you losing your temper ever would.
Blogger Profile: Julianne is a Birth, Postpartum, and Bereavement Doula residing in Colorado with her family and two sweet dogs. She is a mother and young hip Grandmother. Julianne brings together her life experiences and channels them into an urge to enable and empower her clients to become the best version of themselves.
Fun fact: Julianne is a childbirth education instructor for The Women’s Clinic of Northern Colorado and serves and the President of The Northern Colorado Doula Association (NCDA).
Keep something in your belly. Even if all you can handle is toast, something is better than nothing while you’re pregnant. Running on empty is a surefire way for pregnancy fatigue to get the upper hand. Avoiding an empty stomach will go far in helping you feel your best.
Blogger Profile: Nicole lives in Maryland with her husband and 4 children. She is a freelance writer and editor specializing in health, parenting, and marketing. Nicole brings humor to her posts and writes on everything parenting, fitness and health, and writing advice.
Fun fact: Nicole’s blog was awarded Top 100 Humor Blog. Her work has appeared in high profile publications such as Today’s Parent, the Baltimore Sun, and Chesapeake Family LIFE.
Bad writing doesn’t only mean poor grammar and spelling errors, and it’s not just losing you customers. If your written materials are long, unclear, or otherwise difficult to read, it’s costing you money on the operations side of your business too.
Blogger Profile: Trish is a wife and mother to two incredible boys. By day Trish is creating messes with her five year old and by night she is a human resources and accounting contractor. Trish enjoys writing about DIYs and crafts, recipes, traveling, and helpful reviews.
Fun fact: Trish is a self-proclaimed tea addict and football fanatic. She loves rainy days, but also enjoys a sunny day at the beach or riding the coasters at Disneyland.
Growing up the after school routine for my siblings and myself was to complete our homework as soon as we arrived home from school. For the most part my husband and I have kept that expectation in place for our boys. Along with math worksheets and studying spelling words, taking time to read is a must.
Blogger Profile: Alaina is a stay-at-home, work-at-home, homeschooling Mom of five beautiful children in Denver, Colorado. She is passionate about helping others avoid the scams that can come from work-from-home jobs and finding legitimate ways to earn money from home.
Fun fact: Alaina has a passion for writing. She has a background in community management and social media management.
We live in a world of “demand”, where consumers like to have a product or service right then and there. No one wants to wait or likes to wait, and it seems that more and more companies and business are popping up to cater to the impatience of our nation. It’s a great business to be in because it isn’t going to be going away anytime soon.
The Mommy Cooler
Blogger Profile: Bernadette is a New York native who now resides in Virginia with her husband and two children. Previously working in the health field, Bernadette is now a stay at home mom. Bernadette is a lifestyle blogger who enjoys sharing stories of parenting, travel, product reviews, and the latest happenings in the Hampton Roads area.
Fun fact: Bernadette enjoys trying out new products and sharing her honest reviews of them. In her free time, you can catch Bernadette trying out new recipes and cooking up a storm in her kitchen.
Let your child know it’s normal to feel happy, sad, excited, scared, or worried. Explain that starting something brand new may come to feel scary and lots of individuals think way. It could be handy to share with you some period once you started something fresh and the way you believed.
The Mushy Mommy
Blogger Profile: Sasha resides in Louisiana with her family. In creating her blog, she wanted to create a supportive community to empower all mothers. Sasha enjoys living a natural life and finding the beauty in ordinary things like homemaking and motherhood.
Fun fact: Sasha loves baking cookies and is an essential oils educator. You can even catch Sasha busting some moves with her occasional break dancing.
If we want our lives to slow down, it’s up to us to make it happen. It’s up to us to let go of obligations and to turn down some invitations. It’s up to us to do less of what we don’t enjoy so we can do more of what we do enjoy.
The Official ceoMom
Blogger Profile: Kristie is a homeschool mommy and online marketing strategist for bloggers and entrepreneurs. Her main focus and passion is to help women and mamas create and build their own online businesses. Kristie holds a degree in Business and Marketing from Liberty University.
Fun fact: Kristie offers one on one coaching for women and mamas wanting to start their own business. Each week Kristie produces a podcast with a featured guest giving valuable tips on the entrepreneurial journey.
You probably last figured out who your ICA was when you first started your blog or business. Your ICA (ideal client avatar) is who you target when producing content. If you are creating stories with the intent to convert, I highly suggest revisiting your ICA or your target audience. This is who you will be creating your stories for.
The Shop Guide
Blogger Profile: Krystal resides in Calgary with her cute little family. A negotiator at heart, Krystal is always looking for a good deal and sharing it with everyone she can. Krystal thrives on supporting everyone to make the right purchase when time is limited. She enjoys sharing not only her latest finds, but guides readers into the best bargains on the latest trends.
Fun fact: Krystal holds a B.A. in Communications from the University of Calgary. She offers services in being a personal shopper, special-event shopper, corporate shopper, and online shopper.
Roots is great for the classic sweat pants and hoody combo, rompers, tees, and plaid shirts. Their pieces can be expensive so I only get them when they’re on sale, anywhere between 25-40% off. Roots is always having sales but you just have to be patient and hold out for a good one, and sign up for their emails because there are major savings to be had.
This Beautiful Life of Ours
Blogger Profile: Naimah is a homeschooling mom to 4 beautiful children. After teaching for a few years and deciding a career path, Naimah ultimately decided to become a stay at home mom. Naimah passionately writes about her life’s journey and motherhood.
Fun fact: Naimah is a contributor on several different networks like TheBabySpot.ca and 30 Second Mom. Her successes in writing have led her to receiving the Versatile Blogger Award.
Teach by example. Parents: be strong role models for your daughters. Fathers have the exclusive role of showing little girls how they should be treated by men while mothers have the lengthier list of showing girls everything from how to treat others to how to treat themselves.
Blogger Profile: Rebecca resides in Santa Cruz with her husband and two beautiful children. She is a devoted Christian and serves as an Admin for a non-profit Christian camp and writes children’s books and non-fiction short stories. Through her blog, Rebecca enjoys writing about her family life and strong marriage.
Fun fact: Rebecca is an Industrial Technology graduate from San Jose State University. She has worked in the Semiconductor industry and has taught pre-school aged children.
My experience has been to allow activities with clear boundaries and watch to see how your child handles the additional freedom. If they are acting responsibly, then enjoy their growth. If they are not acting responsibly, then alter the activity to fit their maturity.
Blogger Profile: Mrs. Bishop is a stay-at-home and homeschooling mom. She enjoys writing about motherhood, family life, and reviewing sensitive skin friendly beauty products. And avid traveler and home décor enthusiast, Mrs. Bishop shares her latest projects and adventures.
Fun fact: Mrs. Bishop loves cooking and you will often find her cooking up a new recipe in her kitchen. Her writings have been featured on Scary Mommy and Today Parenting Team.
Music is always a great way to cheer you up, motivate you, chill you out. Any of the above. You know those signs that say things like ‘Our Kitchen is for Dancing’? That’s definitely true in the Bishop house. We dance in our socked feet to records at least 3 days a week (is that the most hipster thing I’ve ever said?).
The Mommyhood Life
Blogger Profile: Trina is a wife and mother to three adorable children currently living in Tampa, Florida. In her lifestyle blog, Trina brings the latest in tips and trends, including; travel, motherhood, and food. Trina and her family are obsessed with all things Disney and travel.
Fun fact: In her free time Trina enjoys shopping, camp fires, and swimming. She is not afraid to indulge in ice coffee, Chunky Monkey ice cream, and wine.
Encourage your child to join clubs and activities. This is a wonderful way to make new friends, and become active in school. They have so many different options at schools to fit every child’s personality. Maybe they want to join basketball, forensic team, art, drama, or something different. Ask for all the clubs available so they have a choice of things they want to do!
The Party Teacher
Blogger Profile: Jennifer is an Atlanta-based wife, mom and children’s party planner. Since 2006, Jennifer has been planning and hosting events and has always had a knack for party planning. Soon after, she decided to turn it into a business. Jennifer educates moms on how to party plan like a pro.
Fun fact: Jennifer has been featured on Parents, evite, and the Huffington Post. She includes party plans and free printables on her site to make party planning easier for moms.
One of the design choices you’ll need to make will probably be based on the age of your birthday child. Do you want a more juvenile-looking superhero or a more sophisticated, closer to the comic books style? Once you make that choice, stick to it and don’t mix styles.
Blogger Profile: June is a freelance writer who loves to write about her adventures in love and motherhood. Currently a single mother, June writes about her life experiences and shares stories about everything from divorce, co-parenting, and her current relationships.
Fun fact: June holds a Master’s Degree in Psychology. Her writing has been featured on xoJane and YourTango, as well as numerous parenting and working mom sites.
One minute, I’m wanting more, the next I’m trying to just be grateful for what I have. I try to convince myself I don’t need more — it’s a constant colloquy that plays out in my head. Our relationship has progressed to this point where we’re committed, but because of our circumstances, we’re not all in.
Blogger Profile: KT is a librarian, educator, and homeschooler who firmly believes that literature is our best source of education and that we can use it to learn every subject. Her goal in life is to provide her boys with a lit-based curriculum and to help you learn ways to add literature and lit-based activities to your own curriculum.
Fun fact: Charles Dickens tops her list of favorite authors and Stephen King runs a close second. Her favorite food is melted cheese…on anything!
You may not know this about me, but one of the reasons I pulled my boys from public school was my dissatisfaction with the way they’re teaching kids how to read now. I have literally seen it set kids up to be unable to spell or sound out difficult words. Of course, my boys were both already reading when they started kindergarten, but you know that scene in To Kill a Mockingbird where Scout’s teacher has a hissy fit because Scout hasn’t learned to read from the school? Well, maybe it wasn’t that bad, but the lessons on how to read with sight words and all the other rigamarole confused them, for sure.
Blogger Profile: Lisa Bedford, original survival mom and homeschooling mother of two, draws from her former experience in classroom teaching, event planning, sales and training, to help moms worry less and enjoy their homes and families more, sharing vital information she is learning on her journey to becoming more prepared to handle everyday emergencies and worst case scenarios.
Fun fact: As a super-newbie blogger, Lisa launched her blog in 2009, and it is now helping and entertaining more than 220,000 visitors each month.
…preppers quietly plan for the possibility of an emergency where all those things we take for granted disappear, even if it’s “only” because of a job loss or natural disaster.
Mommy Love Media
Blogger Profile: Mommy Love Media is the creation of a wife and mom named Heather. She is a lifestyle and travel blogger who is also mommy to three children.
Fun fact: Heather’s husband is a police officer who puts his life on the line every day–something Heather couldn’t be prouder of!
What started as a way to help families save money transformed into something beyond what I imagined. Mommy Love Media has given me the opportunity to inspire and be inspired by so many families, creating a community I hope you will also love. I’m so glad you’re here!
Blogger Profile: MOMsterdam is the creation of a blogger named Flora. While she is originally from Hungary, she moved to Amsterdam in 2012 to live with her husband, Jozsi, who has lived there for 17 years. Flora’s son is named Noel and her sausage dog is named Pocak.
Fun fact: Since she moved to Amsterdam, her life has changed dramatically She used to be a dancer, zumba instructor, and camp organiser. Since moving to Amsterdam, she had to give up teaching and dancing and work a “normal” job instead. While it has been a difficult transition, she is grateful for the lessons learned along the way!
What is this blog about? Well I guess I will just start somewhere, and having easy articles about motherhood, how is a day in our life as expats. Maybe some reviews about random stuff, or just sharing some pictures of mine. So nothing super serious. And for sure this is something for us as well, since this platform is also a kind of diary, (hopefully) after years I will have something to read on, and have nice flashbacks from our gratest memories.
New England Momma
Blogger Profile: Christine is a wife to one and a mom to two and one Goldendoodle dog! Three boys and a dog to take care of equals, Christine is one very busy woman/mom! She dreamed about having kids of her own since she herself was a kid. Her blog covers topics such as Wellness, Parenting, Entertaining, and Travel.
Fun fact: In her spare time, she loves inventing games to play, finding creative things to make, snuggling on the coach, singing silly songs, or having a kid dance party! When she’s not with her boys, she enjoys playing hockey on a women’s league, knitting, hanging out with friends and of course, researching and writing for her blog!
It sounds perfect and many times it is, but it’s also a very busy 24/7 non-stop job and I finally understand why my mom often told me when my siblings and I were kids, that she wished she could find a small closet to lock herself away for just five minutes of quiet! I use to roll my eyes at her. But now all these years later, I sometimes wish for the same closet! If only my mom hadn’t passed before I could tell her “I get it now”!
The Faithful Oil Mom
Blogger Profile: Cassey Meade is a mother of two beautiful boys named Eli (6) and Jonah (3). She has been married to the love of her life for 11 years. She is a full-time stay at home mom who lives in Queen Creek, Arizona.
Fun fact: One night while her husband was away, she was suffering from a debilitating migraine. She remembered she had some oils and roller balls she had gotten from a friend, so she decided to give them a try. Twenty minutes later, she was feeling way better and 10 minutes later she felt completely healed and revitalized! Her blog is dedicated to these essential oils and their healing properties.
What is it that when we see someone else’s strengths we see our weaknesses that much easier? I know I have strengths, and that’s the problem with comparing myself. I don’t see my strengths anymore when I see her strengths next to my weaknesses. We believe more of what we hear ourselves say than what others say. So what can we do to not get stuck in this rut of comparison? We need to learn to be thankful. We have to start saying something good and drown out the other voices that condemn you. We can’t compare ourselves because we will never fully learn to be thankful for God’s strength.
The Pragmatic Parent
Blogger Profile: Corinne is a Mom to school-aged twins and a happy-go-lucky toddler who is notorious for leaving shoes and stuffed animals on every piece of furniture in her house. She left her job as a corporate event planner to be a Stay at Home Mom when her twins were born in 2011 and dove head first into motherhood, sleepless nights and athleisure wear.
Fun fact: Corinne and her family live in Northern Colorado, minutes from hiking and biking trails, a reservoir and plenty of activities to get them outside and moving together. They spend 91% of their time outside all year long and Corinne loves how active her little family is together.
I’ve let go of the idea of being a “perfect parent” and instead, just want to be a good Mom. Sometimes that means it takes me four times to fluff a load of laundry before folding it and not arguing when my kids want to wear snow boots in 90-degree weather, but being a real parent is much better than failing at trying to be a perfect one.
The Single Swan
Blogger Profile: The Single Swan is a blog run by Pen (a pen name) about her child, Cygnet (the word used to describe a baby swan). The blog is written anonymously so that Pen could express herself as honestly and authentically as possible while protecting her family’s identity. She writes about single motherhood and the struggles it can bring, and how to overcome them.
Fun fact: The blog’s name was inspired by the fact that swans are one of the only creatures who mate for life–just as Pen aspired to, as well. Although swans always appear to be elegant and graceful, Pen is, just like the rest of us, struggling to find that inner peace but is hopeful that one day she will resemble the graceful, serene, and defiant swan.
Swans apparently are one of the few creatures, others being termites, beavers and pigeons who mate for life. Mating for life was my aspiration. Although I left my ex, single motherhood was never my aim, never my ambition. Having said that, I am okay with it. In fact, when I think of the alternative, marrying my ex and struggling through the rest of my life slowly being extinguished, I am more than okay with my single mother status, I am actually pretty happy with it. I am free again to chose my destiny. I am rekindling that fire in my belly.
Thrifty Nifty Mommy
Blogger Profile: Janessa is a mommy who lives in the great state of West Virginia (about 90 minutes outside of D.C.). She is a mom to five children (the youngest born in summer 2018!). She started her blog in 2010 as a place to provide quality product reviews and recommendations to other moms like her. Nowadays, though, the blog centers more around her family’s many adventures!
Fun fact: Although she isn’t a vegetarian, Janessa won’t go near a hamburger, nor does she drink coffee. She does, however enjoy a good cup of Chai tea and a juicy steak. She loves watching reruns of her favorite shows or a good movie with her husband, Orin. She’d also love to take on yoga one day!
It all started back in 2002 when I was just 16. I met my husband at church, we fell in love, married each other in 2005, then had our first child in March 2010 (it’s a girl!). I quit my job in banking to stay home with our sweet Maggie and started blogging as a way to stay in touch with the outside world. Since then, we’ve added three more precious children to the mix: Jacob in May 2012, Zellene in June 2014, and Gideon in February 2016. I miscarried our 5th child in June of 2017 but am happy to announce that a new little baby BOY will be joining our crew in late May or early June of 2018. We can’t wait to meet the little guy!
Whats All the Buzz About?
Blogger Profile: Michelle is wife and mom of 4 children (and don’t forget her cat, Alex!). Taking care of her large family is the most important thing in Michelle’s life and she strives every day to do the absolute best she can. Her blog features content on Parenting, Cleaning, Saving, Fun projects, and family-friendly recipes.
Fun fact: Michelle’s blog provides all the “BUZZ” on her favorite things including recipes your kids will love, places to go with kids on a budget, things to do, arts and crafts for the whole family, new products that her family uses and how to find amazing deals.
Life with kids isn’t supposed to be stressful. I created this blog to share with you my views on how to live a busy life and still enjoy all the wonderful things you can with your family within a budget. I hope that through my posts, you can find ideas on what may work best for you and your family (and maybe preserve some of your sanity along with it).
Blogger Profile: Rebecca Greene and her husband Seth are parents to three beautiful, energetic children. She is a stay at home mom who spends every day keeping up with her kiddos! She has her masters in social work and did family therapy before she had Max. She specializes in child behaviors and marital therapy.
Fun fact: Rebecca’s oldest child is Maxwell who is 11, Ella is 9 and Lillie is 6 years old! She cried her entire maternity leave with Max begging her husband to let her stay home with the children! Consistency, persistence and Seth’s love got her her dream job! Although she loved doing therapy, she wanted to stay home with her kids and devote her time and energy to them, as hard as it can be at times!
Whinypaluza began because I absolutely love to write and I wanted to share my experiences with you. I stopped writing for a while when we moved houses, but my children encouraged me to get back to it! They love reading what I write! I hope you will laugh with me and learn something along the way! Enjoy!! Laughing, Learning, Loving, Rebecca Greene, LCSW-R