There are Moms WITH Blogs that Support Moms WITHOUT Blogs – HOORAY!!

My life is full. And I’m happy about it.

But with my recent jump back into the almost full-time workforce, my brain swirls daily on all there is to do and the time there is NOT to do it.

So bills slip closer to being paid late, the refrigerator isn’t stocked as full as it usually is, the house isn’t as clean, laundry falls behind, the dogs get walked less and all. that. jazz.

The time I do have at home is spent loving on my kids and my man.

And my blogging life? Hanging on by a thread. And the thought has passed through my mind that maybe I need to take a good long break. I mean, priorities are priorities after all.

But then I’ll wake up to an email in my MWOB inbox from another mom saying she digs our space and maybe, just maybe, we’ll let her into our fold. And I smile. And I remember why I started this space and why I love it. And why I need it. And why I think I’ll always find the time to keep it alive.

So today on our Affiliate Friday, I am featuring ALL of our affiliates. The moms WITH blogs who have taken the time to post a MWOB badge of support saying they recognize the voices of moms WITHOUT blogs and they support our mission.

So here’s the assignment:

Scroll through this list, see what blog peaks your interest that you have never heard of before or you don’t read, and click on over there and check it out. We are a community after all. In a very real sense of the word.

If you have emailed me and you are not listed here, I am simply behind. I promise to give you some time to shine over here…..I hope you can cut me some slack.

If you are not an “official” affiliate but you love us, give us your blog link in the comments and we’ll check you out. Or consider affiliating with us. We would love to have you. I know I have seen our badge around the blogosphere without some of those blogs emailing me to get on our official list. We dig all the support. But we’d love to expose you to our readers so let me know if you want to join the scene.

On this Friday, I simply want to say thanks. To all of you who keep me going over here. And for your voices.

The Affiliates of Moms Without Blogs

Nature Lovin’ Super Mama
An honest, fresh, natural perspective from the Tip of the Mitt, Michigan
from a nature loving mama who’s walking the crazy path and enjoying
all the adventures that go along with it.

Tiptoeing Through the Tulips
I blog about my kids… the especially needy one who is Deaf and Tube Fed
and the normal cute one…AND…
…I drink and swear.
(From Lee: I checked this chick out. Her kid was born with the same issue (CDH) that Karen of MWOB’s miracle child was. Her blog is raw and honest and I love it.)

“It may not always be real pretty, but it will always be pretty real.”
Under the Influence
In a previous life, also known as “before children”, I was under the influence
of many different agents, some legal, some not.
Now that I’m all grown up, I am under the influence of motherhood,
marriage and suburban hell, oops, I mean suburban life.
And I’m blogging about it.

(From Lee: I’ve been reading this blog since the beginning of my journey here.
She’s real, funny, and smart. Check her out.)

“Ignorance is Bliss”

An illuminating place where honest and beautiful writing celebrates
the extraordinary in our ordinary lives as women and mothers.
(From Lee: I wrote this for Heather ’cause she was having a hard time with
the description of her blog. I hope it does her blog justice.
Her space IS extraordinary and is a must-visit.)

You just never know what will inspire a person to face the day….but I do so try.
We all need to be reminded that when one door closes –
there WILL be another that opens
(even if it’s just a window).

Crafting motherhood and writing together in the same pen stroke.

Life Makes Me Laugh
An eternal optimist’s view on life – there is always a silver lining
even if you have to search through a hundred yards of fabric to find it.

Karrie McAllister
Mother, writer, dirt-lover
(From Lee: This Ohio mom is one interesting chick and smart writer. Check her out.)

Something new to laugh about every week!
Jules is a mother of four who never knits, rarely bakes but always
appreciates a good laugh.

A Day in the Life
A mom of two in suburban Canada, trying to stay urban,

and blogging with coffee and/or drinks in hand while waxing poetic about life.

This blog is Loren Christie’s concrete attempt to write daily and features:
– insane ramblings of talking animals
– various attempts at fiction
– serious personal essays about Loren’s Catholic faith journey and childhood
– records of her role as SAHM to three young children so she can better understand why she’s totally lost her mind.
(From Lee: I met Loren in an elevator in Chicago at BlogHer ’09.
She’s cool, unique and smart. Read this to see what I’m talking about.)

Piece of Cake
A Los Angeles mom of four bringing you witty, humorous, heartfelt stories
from the trenches of motherhood.

(From Lee: Not only is she a talented writer and photographer, Laura also bakes and decorates
insane cakes out of her family kitchen. Her blog is a must visit. Seriously.)

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Boy Crazy
A realistic optimist searching for clarity in the chaos,
Boy Crazy writes with wit and raw honesty as a mother of three,
a lover of life, and a teller of stories.

(From Lee: She’s a new fave. Her description says it all.)

She’s a 30-something NON-mom WITH blog giving you
your daily dose of whimsy mixed with thinking too much!

(From Lee: But when Sassy DOES become a mom, she is so the MWOB mentality.)

A kinda funny blog about a semi-single mom
and her adventures in dating, life, and work.
Family, chaos, parenting, marriage, kids, motherhood, society…
its all fair game for the Domestic Goddess as she wraps it up in humour
and delivers it without any PC varnish.
Prepare to let go of any perfectionist freak illusions
you may have about homeschoolers as the Domestic Goddess
welcomes you into the mayhem that is her homeschooling world.
(From Lee: I know. Homeschooling on MWOB? But she’s the real deal.
I checked her out and she’s crazy just like us.)
Where they all become Volvo Driving Soccer Moms”
A fun exploration of how to incorporate more veggies into your day to day life,
with a splash of delicious desserts and earth-loving/money saving tips.
(From Lee: I know. It’s a cooking blog. I grilled her and she assured me many of the
recipes are simple, so we’re giving it a whirl.)

A Midwestern gal’s journey through marriage, motherhood, and
everything in between.

A blog about a family starting life in Charleston, SC

A blog about what it’s like making it in the “real” world of family life
and higher education after a 20-year-long punk adolescence.

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