Mother’s Day is Near: 5 “Mommy Blogs” You Didn’t Know You Needed!
by Sarah J. Kings
Mother’s Day is May 10th, which is fast approaching. Soon, many mothers will wake up to a bouquet on the kitchen table, an adorable “Thank You” card made with love and macaroni elbows, or maybe even a pancake breakfast. They will, undoubtedly, ignore the glue dripping down from the slipping pasta shells onto the coffee table, and they won’t say too much about the flour dusting half of the kitchen floor. Why? Because they are Moms and will be Mother’s Day.
They will tear up at the list of “My Favorite Things About You,” scrawled proudly in pink crayon. They will give their babies, or their “you will always be my baby” babies, warm hugs, and too long kisses. They will happily wear the slippers or the robe that you got them, even though they said that they didn’t need anything.
And yes, they will love them- the slippers- and use them. But the only thing a mom, or a maternal figure, really wants for Mother’s Day is to be loved, wanted, and known by the people she has poured her heart, soul, sweat, and tears into- her children.
In honor of Mother’s Day, we are highlighting 5 “Mommy Blogs” that you will love to read! These women are all different, but they have one thing in common. They are all moms who deeply love their children. We hope you enjoy these blogs and find one or two that you truly connect with. We also hope that some of the stories, anecdotes, or photos that you read make you feel more connected with your mom or maternal figure.
This blog is run by Danielle Jones, MD. She is an OBGYN and a mom of four. Her blog posts center around Motherhood, Medicine, and Travel. She posts honestly about being a busy working parent, and she offers extremely helpful and realistic ideas about how to face those challenges with grace and fortitude. We love her post about bedtime routines for busy moms.
This award-winning blog, written by Amber Wilde, tells the tales of a “two Mum” household. Amber and Kristy post about a range of topics including same-sex parenting, breastfeeding, and parenting adventures. This lovely couple has five beautiful children, and they are not shy about sharing their stories with their readers. We love the post about their journey through IVF and artificial insemination.
This website is maintained by Anna, who is one strong mama. This mom of two “miracle children” was told, after years of trying, that she would never have children. Her blog posts reflect how she never gave up hope, and how she worked with her mind, body, faith, and health to overcome infertility. Naturally, her blog focuses a lot on food, health, and fertility tips. She really has us thinking about how to rid our lives of toxic products.
This “Mommy Blogger,” Addie, is a mom of twin girls! Her blog posts breakdown into three groups, Motherhood, Projects for Kids, and Recipes. Addie dedicates herself to her girls, sparks her children's creativity with fun crafts, and involves them in her cooking. She is pretty open about the fact that when little ones offer a “helping hand” hand in the kitchen, things can get a little messy. No, there is never a dull moment for this mom. We love her delicious Banana Pancake Recipe Post.
This unique blog/podcast is run by, mom of 8, Kristen Berry. She and her husband have been married for 20 years, and during that time, they have fostered 23 children and adopted 8 children. Needless to say, they have a breadth of knowledge on the subject of adoptive parenting. Colloquialisms aside, they wrote the book! Or should we say, they’ve written 6 of them! Both their books and their blog focus on the real-life challenges and pleasures of fostering and adopting children. Check out, Keep the Doors Open, by Kristen Berry.
We hope that these “Mommy Blogs” touch you in some way. And if you are lucky enough to be able to, we hope that these moms and their stories inspire you to pick up the phone and call your mom.