Oh, sure. There are plenty of “Top Mom Blog” lists that go around, including Babble’s own Top 100 Mom Blog List. I’ve personally never been on one of those lists and that’s quite alright – I know the space I create has a really great community surrounding it and everytime I sit down with a keyboard, I feel “home.” That’s good enough for me.
But I always find it fascinating to see the blogs that other people read – they can be so telling of personalities and secret wishes for life. What inspires them? What makes them laugh? What is their style?
I tend to be all over the place – I started reading blogs by the dozen until my Google Reader was packed with almost 300 blogs. No, seriously. But then something magical happened at the Blissdom blogging conference when a very wise blogger told me to drop the guilt and slim it down. Keep only the blogs that inspire me, make me laugh, make me think, make my heart grow. Keep the blogs where I feel connected to the other woman behind the screen, even if she doesn’t know that I exist. It made wonderful sense so I did just that until I poured over every single blog in my reader with a full heart, eager for their words.
My list isn’t perfect. I know I’m missing somebody! Plus, there are AMAZING bloggers out there that I have yet to meet, yet to read. Heck, you might even be one of them! But here are nineteen toddler mom blogs (in no particular order) that I can’t live without:
Dear Baby Blog 1 of 19Fashion & love & two darling children. Melissa is like vintage grace.
Dear Baby Blog
Nish Happens 2 of 19Tongue-in-cheek humor & stories weaved with beautiful words.
Baby Rabies 3 of 19Do NOT drink anything while reading Jill's blog - you will spit water out by laughing hard.
Blue Eyed Bride 4 of 19It's been awhile since Erin walked down the aisle - now she faces motherhood in the South as a stay-at-home mom to two young boys.
Blue Eyed Bride
Bower Power 5 of 19umm...it's a little bit of DIY & photography & parenting & entertaining &...well, Katie kind of does it all.
The Extraordinary Ordinary 6 of 19Sometimes known as "Heather of the EO," with heart-gut & Just Write, where folks link up the words that pour from their souls each week.
E Tells Tales 7 of 19A May-December romance, a darling little boy, & lots of fun.
E Tells Tales
MODG Blog 8 of 19Martinis or Diaper Genies, better known as the funniest blog on the internet. MODG & Britney Spears are BFF.
Mannly Mama 9 of 19Brandy is hilarious, brave, & doesn't hold back in her view on being a working momma.
Sarah Bessey 10 of 19Sometimes I think Sarah writes to my very heart & the words she creates are pure poetry.
The 818 11 of 19Funny. Heart-twisting. Challenging. Morgan will have you in tears one day, laughing the next, & later standing up for your beliefs.
The Paper Mama 12 of 19Gorgeous photos & DIY with her little girl.
The Paper Mama
O My Family 13 of 19I'm so blessed to know Allison O. in real life & she's just as sweet, centered, & gracious as she seems on her blog.
O My Family
Exploits of a Military Mama 14 of 19As a military wife & stay-at-home-mom, Sally is the guru on cloth diapering & is now getting into home renovation.
Exploits of a Military Mama
Harper’s Happenings 15 of 19Absolutely darling, from the author to the little girl.
Hormonal Imbalances 16 of 19Another cloth diaper guru & fellow Babble blogger, Diana speaks with honesty that makes you feel like you're having coffee at her kitchen table every morning.
The Tiny Twig 17 of 19Passion. Simplicity. Womanhood. Inspiration. Faith.
Moosh In Indy 18 of 19Casey reminds me to be kind to myself, to love myself in the imperfections & to adore life.
Moosh In Indy
Pretty Swell 19 of 19Capturing beauty & joy in the tiny bits of life, from her daughter's artwork to a handmade market.
Who are your favorite toddler mom bloggers?
I’ll be back soon with my favorite non-mom bloggers!