Wednesday, 2 January 2013
I don't know about you but part of the reason I set up this blog was to 'meet' other bloggers. I think it's why I prefer it to Twitter because I like reading more than 140 characters about what someone thinks.
It is surprisingly hard to find other good baby/parenting blogs. Design and fashion blogs are so easy to find but really good parenting blogs that cover other stuff too are actually a little tricky to find and who has time to wade through Top Baby Blogs or similar?
So I thought I'd try to regularly post new and/or awesome blogs I discover in the hope that it helps you find more too (if you're looking for them). These 4 are all run by mamas but as and when I find others I'll post them too.
with grace & eve
I can't remember how I found Elisa's blog but I find her posts comforting. If you're a regular to these pages you'll know 2012 hasn't been my easiest year. I like reading Eliza's words, they remind me of some of the meditation stuff I like to do. I also like that she's not afraid to talk about uncomfortable thoughts, it's not all super pretty fluff which I'm not such a fan of these days.
it's the little things
I discovered Amanda on Instagram and just adore following her sweet photos of her family life. I guess Amanda's blog would fall under the lifestyle blog category but instead of being a little too perfect as I find blogs like Rockstar Diaries and so on, Amanda feels real and normal, in a good way. I find it a bit sad when bloggers get huge and somehow then become like a real life copy of Vogue. I prefer a little realism in the blogs I follow.
A new discovery but I instantly like it. An unpretentious honest account of family life by Arizona mama Danielle. It's a family blog about 'real' life, not just glossy photos. Plus this family has some rather epic tattoos among them.
Peonies and Polaroids
I met Cara once a good couple of years ago when her twins were teeny tiny. I remember thinking how calm and collected she seemed despite having little ones. Now I have one little one I am even more impressed. I find myself drawn to Cara's for two reasons: her photography, okay she's a pro but still I am jealous, and the way she writes. I like that there's no bullshit, she doesn't make out life's all sunshine and fairies all the time. As you may have guessed I like the real life kind of blogs, and this is definitely one of those.
My google reader is still looking a little sparse since I did a big cull so pretty please send me your blog recommendations, especially family/baby ones. I do so love reading about other peoples' lives! Yes, yes, I am nosy.