Special Addition: MNINB Blogroll
Mommy Wars? By and large, bloggers and writers understand that donning heels and hose and putting commuter mileage on a vehicle is not the only route to a legitimate career. No large leap for us to understand that staying at home to raise a family IS work, with no apologies necessary. These next group of MNINBers are proud to proclaim they are SAHMs (Stay-At-Home-Moms). For some this was a life-long dreams, others had some bumps in the adjustment period. All have their stories of infant-stained work clothes, fever-delayed deadlines, and crises in need of a mom’s expert triage skills. These six are brandishing a pen (or iPad) to fight the good fight on the home front.
What will follow over the next week or so is an annotated blogroll. My space is limited, but I strive to give you a taste of what you are missing by not subscribing to these talented writers, poets, and artists. I hope you love getting to know my fellow Not Bobbers as much as I have. Please share your thoughts here and on their blogs as well. We love feedback. Everyone of us.
For Jeannine Bergers Everette the transition from corporate world to SAHM was a bit of a bumpy ride. In her guest post as part of the My Name is Not Bob Life Changing Moments Series, Jeanine asks herself Is this Really What You Want. Her two blogs are quite an outlet for her wit and wisdom. On Momaiku the delivery is strictly, you guessed it, in haiku verse, cleverly terse. At her Mobyjoe Cafe, it is easy for me to stop and pour myself a cup. I can relate readily to the life changes that occur around 50. That it is served up fresh with humor is just how I prefer life and her posts deliver.
Laura Conant Howard writes from the Northeastern US. She has been Finding Bliss as a writer and blogger for the past five years. She is currently working on finishing her novel. Passed the 2/3rds marker, I hear tell. She is also the recipient of an avalanche of goodwill, in the form of 3 Liebster Blog Awards and a Kreativ. I feel you on that, Laura. Those awards are one of the reasons I decided to take on this current project.
Lynn Daue is a long established blogger. Currently, she keeps up three separate blogs. Rhymes With Tao is her principle writers blog. Here she writes about all things writerly and domestic with a wry sense of humor and a refreshingly self-deprecating style. Food is the topic du jour at both Meals My Kids Don’t Like and Broke Da Mout’. The recipes she gives are similar to the food my kids grew up eating. Broke Da Mout’ is Hawaiian pidgin for onolicious. Oh, wait, that’s Hawaiian pidgin too. I realized how weirdly related Lynn and I were when I read her 101 Things About Lynn Daue. Too many really odd coincidences to even start to list here.
Rebecca Barray is one of the first MNINBers that I “virtually” met. If anyone of us needs a pep talk or tech talk, either Becca or Monique (will be featured in the next post) is quick to connect. Becca’s Blog is where Becca shares her goals, her tips, her dreams, her mommy delights, her penchant for romances, poetry, and fantasy. Pour yourself a cup of tea or a glass of wine, don’t forget the chocolates. It’s a virtual pajama party for grownups.
Anne Kimball nearly always beat the rest of us to the MNINB daily challenge. Must be the hours a farmer keeps. I would wake up on Hawaiian Time to check out the funny comment Anne would leave on Not Bob’s blog. It is worth it to read the comments for the April Challenge just to find all Anne’s musings. And no wonder she currently ranks #18 on Top Mommy Blogs (dot) Com with her Life on the Funny Farm. Too, too funny…and too, too true. A terrific combination!
Muddy Kinzer is a writer and a poet. Like me she started her newest blog with the MNINB April Platform Challenge. Muddying the Waters is her journey to rediscovering herself as her sons enter the fledgling stage and ready to fly the nest. This is HER time, as she transitions from being a MOM to a MOM PLUS and defines that for herself as she blogs. Why Muddy? Maria Elena, this one’s for you. Play it, Ry Cooder!
Miss a post in this series? Need to revisit a post? All are easy to access in the archives. Just hit the category tag for MNINB Blogroll to see what you are missing.