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Bloggy Friday

Posted on: 05/29/2009

Here’s something I don’t think I’ve really mentioned to anyone: I’m a little bit addicted to mommy blogs.

Have you ever read a mommy blog? They’re just what they sound like – moms blog about the cute (and gross) things their kids do, they talk about their husbands and marriages, that sort of thing. And I LOVE them. “Become mommy blogger” is one more thing I’ve added to my list of Things I Must Do When I Have Children. (List also includes quit job to be stay-at-home mom, enroll any and all daughters in dance classes as soon as they can walk, and dress children alike for my own personal enjoyment.)

So for today, I’ve compiled a little linkspam of mommy (and daddy!) blogs that I love.

The first one I started following is Pacing The Panic Room. The author, Ryan, writes about his and his wife’s adventures as they get ready for the birth of their first child. The thing that drew me to this blog first was the photography. Ryan is a photographer and he takes the most awesome belly pictures of his wife every week. This is the most recent:

Awesome, yes? I think so. 🙂

That blog led me to Attack of the Redneck Mommy – and I admit I only looked at this one because of the title, heh. I haven’t had time yet to go back and read more than just the most recent posts, but I plan to. This lady is hilarious, y’all.
From that one – you see the pattern here, right – I found my absolute favorite mommy blog, The Spohrs Are Multiplying. This blogger, Heather, writes some of the funniest stuff I have ever read – just the way she puts things is awesome. And there’s lots of pictures and videos of her little girl, Madeline. This may possibly be the cutest baby ever:

Don’t you just want to squish her? I do! Sadly, Maddie passed away in April – she was a preemie and had been dealing with lots of health problems – and Heather has been writing about this experience too. It’s heartbreaking and beautiful all at once.

While cruising the archives of that blog, I found moosh in indy. Talk about adorable kids! Check out this one, affectionately referred to as The Moosh:

So, you may ask, what is the draw? Why read blogs about the lives of people I don’t know and will probably never meet? Well I’ll tell you. First of all, I think I like mommy blogs specifically because pretty much my number-one goal is to be a mommy myself. I’ve got the whole maternal instincts thing going on, I love little kids, I suffer from raging baby envy. I think that’s why mommy blogs in particular appeal to me the way they do. But beyond that, when you read these blogs, you come to feel like you do know them. Maybe you see similarities to yourself, or to someone you know. So then their story isn’t just theirs, it becomes universal. It could be anyone’s story. You find something you can relate to, or see that someone else has gone through something you may have gone through. I think it’s safe to assume that everyone who might read this knows about the relationships that can be formed across the miles via the Wonderful Interwebz, so that’s why I like blogs.

Plus all these bloggers are awesomely talented writers and really really freakin’ funny. They’re just fun to read.

And now you know what I do at work! 😉


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