30 April 2008

My Favorite Moms

The Dance of Motherhood is holding a contest. Write a post on your blog listing 1 to 3 of your favorite Mommy Bloggers, including links to their sites. Tell the world why you think these blogs are the penultimate mommy blogs.

Link to Dance of Motherhood blog and to the post, Favorite Mommy Bloggers Contest.

  • 1st Place: 2,000 EC
  • 2nd Place: 1,000 EC
  • 3rd Place: 500 EC
  • Bonus Draws: 1,500/10 = 150 EC (each)

It is not easy for me to pick a few mommy bloggers to highlight. I love the women who say, "I am staying home with my kids and I will do anything, within reason, to pay my bills." I also love women who say, "I must work, but my child will not miss anything."

Elizabeth from Table for Five and Mom Reviews is a mom who proudly states:
I have three children-Ryan age 11, Nathan age 9, and Kaitlyn age 2. I have been a stay-at-home-Mom for 9 years. It’s the hardest job I’ve ever had!
She is totally transparent in her blogging and will go head to head with anyone who leaves a comment that makes her angry.
I started this blog because I wanted to share my experiences with other Moms. And I still do! Do I have a responsibility to protect Table for Five and what it stands for? Absolutely. Should I let every other blogger on the planet dictate what I can and can’t publish here? No freaking way. If I am going to declare myself to be a Mommyblogger, do I have a responsibility to that group to contribute to it in a positive way? Yes, I believe I do, but not at the expense of changing who I am.
Elizabeth will be at BlogHer this year if you wish to meet her.

Another mom I love is Sue from Life in the Urban Zoo. She proudly introduces her blog:
This blog will relate far too much information on life in the city in general, raising kids, frightful teenagers, and even more frightful adult children, ageing parents, our numerous pets, dogs, cats, birds, and other assorted critters. Welcome, and be forewarned we do not suffer fools gladly!
Sue is a professional graphic designer and public speaker who lives in Ontario, Canada. She is a founder and webmaster of ParaResearchers and maintains a blog on the paranormal. All of Sue's posts about her children make you want to smile. She is a mommy blogger; however, she is much more. She is a citizen of this world (and the next)!

Michele from scribbit: A Blog About Motherhood in Alaska is another favorite of mine. She set up a custom search engine, powered by Google, that searches 1500 mommy blogs. Read her posting on Problogger: Five Reasons Why Mom Blogs Are the Blogs to Watch

Then, there is Brandy from The Building Brows who lives in an 832 square foot trailer with her six children and a husband while they are building a new home--without loans. Somehow she has time to write (2007 NANOWRIMO winner), visit blogs and comment.

Last but not least, Sandy from Writing in Faith, is an English instructor, professional writer and editor, a wonderful photographer, and a prolific blogger (10 blogs). Her love for her daughter shines in her posts and the stories of her childhood make me wish I had grown up with her.

I have to stop now . . . But, there are so many more . . . I have to stop now . . .


Scribbit said...

Thanks so much, that's sweet of you to say that--

SandyCarlson said...

I'll have to check this out! I know of many of the blogs you list here, and I admire these writers--as I admire what you do, you talented lady. You've taught me much about how all this bloggy Internet stuff works.

Thanks for including me here and for saying such kind and supportive things.

God bless.

Anonymous said...

Hi CyberCelt - that was awesome! Thanks so much for posting - I am definitely going to check these mommas out. :)

Anonymous said...

thank you so much!! I'm honored to be included here. I'm not familiar with your other picks except for Scribbit, which is an awesome blog. I'd love to meet Michelle one day. You should come to BlogHer! It's open to everyone who blogs and it's a heck of a lot of fun :)

Susan Demeter said...

D'awwwww I'm blushing now :) Thank you!

Anonymous said...

Wow.. great blog contests ;0 I am going to check and join probably.

CyberCelt said...

Y'all are my favorite wired moms. Of course, that is just one of your many talents.

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