As we recover from the food and festivities of Christmas, I thought I would share with you some of my favourite blogs to give you a little holiday reading! Obviously these are not all the blogs I read and certainly there are many more that are worth mentioning so I may have to do a Part 2. (or 3 or 4)
But here is a rundown of some of this years reading and a very general description of what they cover.
For all things Teenagers: The Kids are All Right. Rachel seems to be on a very similiar path to myself when it comes to some of the issues facing our teens today. A great forum is available too, enabling you to get lots advice, empathy and understanding from others.
For all things Fashion: Fox in Flats. Andrea is my favourite fashion blogger for mums and is expert at keeping it real whilst still managing to look and feel great. A monthly style dare that is also lots of fun keeps you from getting stuck in a fashion ‘rut’ and allows you to navigate motherhood in style.
For all things Planning and Organisation:Planning with Kids. As a fellow mother of 5, Nicole has it completely covered when it comes to getting families organised, getting homework supervised, meals planned and extra curricular activities thrown into the mix like a well oiled machine. Nicole is also an esteemed author and public speaker.
For all things literacy and early education: The Book Chook. This blog is full of book reviews and fabulous resources from an Australian writer passionate about kids learning to read, write and create. Susan has some great ideas for reluctant readers as well as fabulous online resources to help kids with their storytelling.
For self care , self love and self knowledge: Happy Mums At Home: As a counsellor and life coach, Kirri is passionate about inspiring mums to not only be the best mum they can, but to do so whilst leading rich and fulfilling lives as an individual. Kirri’s use of positive psychology to help us face life’s challenges is both realistic and motivating. Oh and she loves to dance!
For the funny, the very real or for some creative inspiration: My Big Nutshell: Gemma has lots of great ideas, takes a great pic and her posts are a gorgeous mix of the serious and the hilarious. She covers all sorts of topics from parenting, mental health to organising, creating and cooking, and does so with a wit and honesty that mirrors the real life gorgeous person she is.
And last but not least… A Funny Dad blog: Reservoir Dad: Clint is a stay at home father of 4 boys who writes with brilliant wit and honesty. Whether reading about his vasectomy diaries or watching his gangnam style video, you are guaranteed a laugh.
This is just snippet of my blog reading and in no particular order or fashion…..just the first few that came into my head. Most of these people I have met in real life or have got to know well online and they are all inspiring writers. I have realised how many, many more I need to mention but as I am finding it hard to concentrate with the cheering of the Big Bash cricket in the background, I will definatily have to come back with more favourites throughout the year.
Who are some of your favourite blog reads? Oh and of course feel free to give yourself a plug!