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March 2, 2012
2:47 pm
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ohplease
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My fave is Rants from Mommyland.  I also read Marriage Confessions, and get born.

http://www.rantsfrommommyland.com/

http://marriageconfessions.com/

http://getbornmag.com/

March 2, 2012
3:31 pm
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Lynn07
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Shrug Bitch said

I love Rage Against the Minivan – sometimes I worry that she posts way too many pics of her kids, but they're so cute that I'm a hypocrite and don't care.

I love Rage Against the Minivan, too. She just feels so much more real than a lot of the other mom blogs out there, as well as she posts a lot of stuff not directly related to kids (i.e. What I want you to know, That's what she said, etc.).

March 2, 2012
3:34 pm
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meanie said

From all mommy blogs out there, I found E Tells Tales the most enjoyable. First I had some prejudice cause she's my age and she's married to an old guy, but now I just found it adorable. She is a writer so her post are very well written and she is so funny and relax about parenting and life. And she's quite honest and shares a lot, cause all of her husbands familly and friends, neighbors etc. are too old and small town mentality so they don't read blogs. Apparently I'm in love with her Laugh
But I just think she is on the opposite side from all this twee mommy blogers.

E Tells Tales can GTFOMI because she's a massive "not so nice word". Every interaction I've had with her has been incredibly unenjoyable. She writes from such a privileged standpoint (which I can often overlook) but every personal interaction I've had with her has brought out her incredibly smug attitude. Maybe that's just me, but I can't get behind that. 

March 2, 2012
3:43 pm
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Shrug Bitch
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ohplease said

My fave is Rants from Mommyland.  I also read Marriage Confessions, and get born.

http://www.rantsfrommommyland.com/

http://marriageconfessions.com/

http://getbornmag.com/

I LOVE Marriage Confessions – she's writes amazing posts, and I love how honest she is (but never to the point of feeling exploitative or her kids or marriage).

I find it funny that 2 of my favorite mommy bloggers (MC and Rage Against the Minivan) are both way religious, since I'm not that way at all.

March 2, 2012
3:54 pm
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watery highball

It's not strictly a parenting blog, but: Sweet Fine Day. Jenna posts about her two girls often and she's so cool and level-headed and honest about things. And her photos are gorgeous.

March 2, 2012
3:59 pm
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BindsTheTuna
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Aww, I like Amalah, and it makes me saddy-sad that she's BFFs with Sweetney.  A mommy-blogger who's "in the know" told me that their friendship is one of the Great Mysteries of the MommyBlog World, as everyone pretty much loathes Tracey and likes Amy.

 

Along with Linda (All and Sundry), Kelly at Temerity Jane has a good mommy-blog. Julia from Here Be Hippogriffs makes me laugh every time, and, of course, Julie from A Little Pregnant can do no wrong.

March 2, 2012
5:51 pm
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Angry Leprechaun
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I second Julia at Here be Hippogriffs.  She can stay on my Internets! But Lindsay at Suburban Turmoil?  Get off! Get off my Internets right now!

March 2, 2012
6:31 pm
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butbut

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E Tells Tales can GTFOMI because she's a massive "not so nice word". Every interaction I've had with her has been incredibly unenjoyable. She writes from such a privileged standpoint (which I can often overlook) but every personal interaction I've had with her has brought out her incredibly smug attitude. Maybe that's just me, but I can't get behind that. 

Aw man! I freaking love her though. She's answered every one of my annoying emails asking her where she got stuff and telling her one of her posts was great, even though I know she doesn't have to (and a lot of the biggy bitches never do). When she wrote about her thoughts on her dead mother's birthday, I wrote to give her support and she ended up giving me support because I hate my mom so bad. It's refreshing how nice she is, in my opinion.

March 2, 2012
6:44 pm
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greek yogurt
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I love Linda from sundrymourning.com, too. She's a good mix of serious and silly, and damn, sometimes her writing is so wise and so lovely that it deeply resonates with me; it's almost like she can read my mind. Aaaand she called Dooce out during the Great Maytag Fiasco.

Meagan Francis at thehappiestmom.com is another favorite of mine. She's very much into keeping a positive outlook and simplifying family life (which I definitely value coming from her–she has five kids!). She's practical, funny, and honest, too.

March 3, 2012
7:42 pm
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ohplease
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Shrug Bitch said

ohplease said

My fave is Rants from Mommyland.  I also read Marriage Confessions, and get born.

http://www.rantsfrommommyland.com/

http://marriageconfessions.com/

http://getbornmag.com/

I LOVE Marriage Confessions – she's writes amazing posts, and I love how honest she is (but never to the point of feeling exploitative or her kids or marriage).

I find it funny that 2 of my favorite mommy bloggers (MC and Rage Against the Minivan) are both way religious, since I'm not that way at all.

I started reading marriage confessions after you recommended it.  I can really relate to her–we have kids close in age and she is a working mom.  I even have a wicked cold right now  :-)   Plus, like you said, she is really honest–the good and the bad.  Some of her posts are churchy, but not over the top. 

March 4, 2012
9:21 am
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Timorous Trout

Julia from Here Be Hippogriffs bugs the crap out of me when she tries to ask for reader advice for her kids when it's really just a poorly-hidden excuse to slip in how freaking gifted she thinks her offspring are.  Julie from A Little Pregnant is the biggest bitch around, and has totally tried to emulate her BFF Julia's writing style the last couple of years, but falls woefully short.

Lindsey from Suburban Turmoil is a haughty, entitled, self-serving waste.  She focuses on the two youngest kids and claims to leave out the older step-daughters under the guise of not wanting to share their stuff because of their age and privacy issues.  The real reason she leaves them out is because they are trainwrecks of the highest order and would sully her "My Precious Little Family is so Perfect" image.  

March 4, 2012
10:12 am
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Brainpan Whimsical
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hot wings said

I love Linda from sundrymourning.com, too. She's a good mix of serious and silly, and damn, sometimes her writing is so wise and so lovely that it deeply resonates with me; it's almost like she can read my mind. Aaaand she called Dooce out during the Great Maytag Fiasco.

Meagan Francis at thehappiestmom.com is another favorite of mine. She's very much into keeping a positive outlook and simplifying family life (which I definitely value coming from her–she has five kids!). She's practical, funny, and honest, too.

I love Linda at All and Sundry as well…she's hilarious on Twitter too. I love that she's honest about how shitty working out is and her struggles with balancing time for herself and beign a work at home mom. She's a great writer.

March 4, 2012
5:27 pm
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mamawhat
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I like imperfectbird.tumblr.com  One of those I stumbled across once and it's pretty cool and real (and the kids are so adorable!), though she doesn't post very often anymore. 


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