Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Amazing Women

I discovered blogging for myself about nine months ago. I had read about blogging a few years before in an article by Ariana Huffington. I had no idea what it was but it sounded interesting. Fast forward to this year...while on a stamping forum I noticed lots of women had blogs. So, I began reading them voraciously. I'd stay up til 2 in the morning reading blogs. Pathetic, I know. I'm sure none of you do that! ;)

I stumbled upon a recommendation of one and loved it. Many of you bloggers have most likely heard of her especially this year as she's been in the news quite a bit: Heather Armstrong. I enjoy most of her posts. She has a very funny take on parenthood and marriage, well, life in general. She says what she thinks and, dare I say, what a lot of us are thinking even though we're afraid to admit it. We live vicariously through you, Heather. Understand, though I think she's hilarious, some of her posts can be offensive depending on your disposition so don't blame me if you don't like what you read.

Anyway, while talking to a friend at church, the subject of blogging came up and I found out she had one. I promptly went home to start my own and was shocked by how easy it was. Then I found out there are lots of moms I know who do this as well. I had been missing out!

Now, I've become obsessed with it. Maybe it's my voyeuristic nature, my curiosity-killed-the-cat side but I love to read about other women's lives, particularly moms. It's great to feel like someone gets you even when you've never met. Some make me cry, some make me laugh. Most inspire me greatly.

One in particular is Simple Mom. She is amazing! When I grow up, I wanna be like her. I've been using my blog as a diary of sorts but she is giving back to so many through her blog. She shares advice on so many topics that are important to us moms: home and money management (Tsh, my husband & I drank the Dave Ramsey koolaid too!), parenting, etc . She even decided to start a book club for 2009. (Check out the button to the right.) I hope I get to meet her in person one day. Tsh, keep dishing it!

Also, check out Blissfully Domestic. There are a host of blogs just waiting for you to read and comment; don't forget to comment. We like comments.

And to all you mommy bloggers...you are an inspiration!! I believe I'm becoming a better wife and mom because of you. Keep doing what you're doing and know you are a blessing.


Kim @ Up North Mommy said...

Congratulations on your new bloggy adventure. Glad to see you're enjoying Blissfully Domestic.

mary beth said...

I enjoyed reading your posts...blogging is fun. I just started mine October 1st (I think). I homeschool my kids also...fun, fun, fun...all boys :)

Keep it up!

Jennifer said...

Those are some of my favorite blogs too, especially Simple Mom!

KCShipe said...

I love Simple Mom! I am definitely checking out Heather's blog too.
Thanks for the suggestions :)

Amy from Texas said...

I too just discovered blogging a few months ago and now I'm hooked. Yeah, Simple Mom is great.

You might like a post I did a few days ago about Dave Ramsey's program for kids. If you comment you'll be eligible for a free game:-)

No Plain Jayne in Indiana said...

Hey...you are only a Texan transplant! You are a true Hoosier. Glad to see that you are using your gift of writing.

I'll check in from time to time.

Kim said...

I'm new to being a SAHM and have become addicted to blogging too. I'll have to check out the links.