Welcome to Blog Profiles! Each week, PR Newswire media relations manager Christine Cube selects an industry or subject and a handful of sites that do a good job with promoting, contributing, and blogging about the space. Do you have a blog that deserves recognition? Tell Christine why on PR Newswire for Bloggers.
You truly are a force to be reckoned with, and someday I hope to join your ranks. For now, I will join families across the US and wish every one of you a very Happy Mother’s Day. I hope your Sunday was filled with love, warmth, peace, and quality family time. (Especially all of my mom friends. You know who you are.)
So let’s dig into some great mom blogs – and there really are a great many out there. Here again is another round up that likely will be repeated at least once more by year end.
iNeed a Playdate is a quirky, obscure blog with an occasional review or giveaway. It’s written and managed by Northeast Ohio mom and fellow PR Newswire colleague, Mary Johnson, who loves exploring Cleveland and its suburbs and writing about it.
“I started the blog as hobby, to do something creative,” Johnson said. “I had just had my second baby, a girl, and she seemed to nurse all of the time so I wrote about breast-feeding and being a new mom again. This led me to find a great community among other moms.”
Johnson said blogging allows her to break out of her “comfort zone and experience new things and ‘meet’ new people.”
“One day I will make it to BlogHer or another conference, but for now I am very blessed to meet the amazing women I have had an opportunity to meet in this crazy blogging world,” she said. “Cheers to girl power!”
iNeed a Playdate bucket list, May 8-14 includes some great stuff to do in Northeast Ohio. Johnson keeps her massive ongoing calendar updated with events.
A recent popular – and fun — post is Nacho Mama’s Taco Party: Hosting a Taco Party.
Follow @mryjhnsn on Twitter.
Good N Crazy is the blog of Carissa Rogers: “Mom of all trades … jack of none.”
Rogers says she’s got “three crazy kids” and “one good husband.” They’ve relocated to Charlotte, NC from rural Oregon.
“In my former life I was a molecular biologist,” Rogers said, on her blog. “In my current life I am the chief researcher of social media karma, family travel, parenting dos (and some don’ts), new recipes and for spice I pretend to be a photographer.”
I also enjoyed Father’s Day Gift Ideas for the Hard to Gift!
Follow @CarissaRogers on Twitter.
Carrie With Children follows the life and travels of Jacksonville, Fla.-based Carrie McLaren.
McLaren spent seven years as a travel public relations professional, and today she’s mom to a “silly toddler named Maggie and precious Molly (born with Down syndrome).”
“What started as a way to share Molly’s story with friends and family quickly became something much more in September 2010,” McLaren said, on her blog. “I renewed my passion for writing and realized I loved being part of an online community.”
Follow @CarrieWChildren on Twitter.
Daily Mom is written and managed by a team of fun-loving, web-combing, baby-wearing moms who saw the need for a site to swap and share useful tips. The managing editor is Elena Ollick.
“Modern mothers need one place where they can learn how to raise a baby, cook a meal, build a fire, save some money and then spend it, and do it all while looking perfect and being green,” the blog says. “OK, who are we kidding? It would be impossible, but we still try.”
You just have to love a site that opens with that.
Special shout out to the post on avoiding mosquito bites naturally. (Daily Mom’s bug-off insect repellent recipe? Genius.)
Follow @dailymomtweets on Twitter.
Miss O Moms is a mom website by moms for moms with girls. The site offers advice on parenting, beauty, fashion, family vacations, recipes, and healthy lifestyles.
This is a fascinating site. As a motherless daughter myself, I find the idea of a mom-daughter blog pretty interesting. I especially liked this post: The Power of Mother Daughter Relationships and More.
Miss O Moms also discusses quite a bit: Under Parenting, it features subtopics like advice, bullying, family, and tips. Under Lifestyle, you can find arts & crafts, books, entertainment, home & garden, travel, and vacations.
Here’s a post you might not readily think of to find under food/cooking: Yo-yo dieting: Stop the cycle once and for all. But it makes perfect sense, and this post talks about finding a lasting solution.
Follow @MissOMoms on Twitter.
OK, this one isn’t *totally* a mom blog, but the content still fits in this category.
Parent Hacks features “forehead-smackingly smart tips that help you simplify family life, save money, and have fun. Hacks come from parents just like you. Because you’re an expert. You’re a Parenthacker.” Parent Hacks is led by blogger Asha Dornfest.
What a clever site.
I also really like a bunch of individual posts, including Rebooting the bedtime routine after a long stay with the grandparents? Talk amongst yourselves.
Follow @parenthacks on Twitter.