Monday, September 19, 2011

Mom Blog Highlights

*This is the blog post I had intended to write this morning, when my apparent need to express myself overtook my fingers while typing!

We love Mom Blogs don't we? Seems like everyone has one these days, whether trying to make a business out of it, promote a home business, or just keep friends and family up to date on what's going on with the kiddos. Of course, those of us in the trenches idolize SouleMama, Pioneer Woman, and Savory Sweet Life, bloggers of true Mom Blog infamy.

Well, I'm a blog stalker like the rest of you, as you can see from my list of Blogs I Love (and that's not even close to complete), so I thought I'd share with you a few of my favorites from the last week or so. I'd like to make a habit of learning from other women and sharing stories that have touched me personally with you, my readers. These are Mom Blogs I think are really worth reading regularly. Some are women I know well, others, I've never met, but all are women whose life perspectives and experiences are rich and who share simply and eloquently. I hope you'll visit their websites, comment, and share your stories with them as well!

In no particular order:

MetroMom

In her recent post, she shares about how we often compare ourselves to other moms, rather than celebrating who we are and where we are in life. She offers a challenge to us to celebrate ourselves, our children and our fellow mamas. Very special. You should read the rest of her blog too. She is a great woman, wonderful writer, and amazing wife (so I hear through the grapevine. Her hubs will be officiating at our wedding!).

Ms. Single Mama

This isn't the first time, or the last you will hear me talk about Ms. Single Mama. Her ebook saved my broken and confused little heart when I began venturing out into the dating world as a new single mom. I identified with her story in so many ways and it was encouraging just to read someone talk about the same emotions I was going through. In one of her recent posts, she talks about what your man brings to the table and how to identify whether or not it's good enough to keep him around. Love it!

Life With the Dokes

Megan is a friend  I went to church with when I lived in Norman. She is a sweet woman, with a charming family, joy for life, and love for Jesus. In her recent post, she shares about the peace, excitement, lulls and longing she experiences when Dad is out of town. I felt like I was reading one of my swim lessons (though written by someone much more eloquent of a writer than I!), and identify a lot with her perspective of managing with a house full of littles while on your own as a mama.

Ebenezer Rising

I love this blog for what it represents (read the verse on the front page), as well as for the writer. I'm a little partial because she is my very best friend in the world, Matron of Honor in my wedding and possibly one of the coolest people ever. In this post and this post, she shares her journey with anxiety and panic attacks. She is so upfront and honest about a difficult topic, one that many don't understand or may feel ashamed about if they struggle with similar issues. Psychological issues are a mystery to many conservative Christians and sadly a source of guilt. She exposes lies and reveals truth through her vulnerable writing.

Please visit these blogs, comment, and share! Also, if you have a mom blog you love, share it in your comment; I'd love to add it to my list of obsessions!

Love and honey,
Missy

4 comments:

PrairieJenn said...

Hi:) So excited to have just come across your blog as I was looking for fun family activities in Tulsa. Looking forward to checking out these other Mama blogs too! Thanks for sharing.

Missy Rose said...

i'm so glad you found me prairiejenn! i write more about fun activities for kids in tulsa in my blog for TulsaKids at http://www.tulsakids.com/Honeybee-Mama/. check it out and join us some time!

dealing with depression said...

I am glad to be a visitant of this unadulterated web blog ! , appreciate it for this rare information!.

Missy Rose said...

thank you - i hope you'll keep coming back and sharing with me!

 

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