Here are some of the blogs that I keep going back to, every week, sometimes every day. They all feature three things: great writing, a connection with their audience (and with me!), and usefulness (about how to educate children, about how to be a better parent, about how to be a better writer, or about how to live a better life).
I’m starting with three blogs for now in each of the categories of blogging that interest me. (Many of these blogs could arguably be in more than one category!) I’ll keep adding blogs every week. And I’d love your suggestions!
Mommy, For Real: She’s my HerStories Project partner, but she’s also funny, wise, and thoughtful about raising her two daughters.
Urban Moo Cow: She’s funny and wise too, and I love the fact that we’re both raising toddler boys.
Omnimom: An American living in Scotland, Lauren is a fantastic and smart writer. She doesn’t shy away from controversial subjects.
A Design So Vast: Lindsey’s writing is beautiful and poetic, and her blog soothes me and makes me appreciate the small moments of parenting.
Nina Badzin: Nina writes about lots of things: social media, books, parenting, writing. She’s one of my main blogging mentors. If you’re starting out in blogging, her social media tips will be useful to you, but you’ll keep coming back to read Nina’s fantastic blog.
Writing, Wishing: Alison is a social media and blogging powerhouse. She’s generous and a fantastic writer that you can learn a lot from about writing craft.
Coming of Age in the Middle: Jessica is a teacher herself, as well as an important education journalist.
Science of Mom: A former research scientist with a PhD, Alice teaches me constantly about how children grow and learn. You will learn about the research behind the most important topics in parenting — sleep, feeding, development — written with warmth and wisdom.
Left Brain Buddha: Also a teacher, Sarah’s blog is about more than education and parenting. She also is a learner herself and shares her thoughts about how to live a calmer, more centered life.
PhD in Parenting: Annie writes about feminism, parenting, and social activism.
Balancing Jane: About teaching college, living an academic life, writing a dissertation, being a feminist, and being a mom. (Sounds familiar….)
Motherese: Kristen writes about modern motherhood and contemporary culture with a fresh lens.
Who do you read? What are some blogs that you love that fit into some of these categories?