Everybody has heard about the mommy bloggers but I have never read any until recently. There are thousands of them! Many of them are very commercial or are really providing stress relief for mothers who write what is essentially a journal. I know that there have to be some good grandparenting blogs out there but I have yet to find any that I personally connect with. Please leave a comment for all of us reading this blog if you recommend any.
I have added three blogs to my blogroll and I am introducing them in this post.
The Today's Moms Blog
This blog is written by two Emmy award winning producers and Moms for the Today show on NBC. Alicia Ybarbo and Mary Ann Zoellner. They have written their first book together - Today’s Moms Essentials for Surviving Baby’s First Year and they were on Today this morning discussing the book. (I was actually writing this post when they came on and so I add the notes about that segment to this post). Mary Ann mentioned a grandparent quote from the book – “The best thing about motherhood is that you get to do it all over again tomorrow.” I love that line – I’m sure I’ll use it. All four hosts on Today contributed anecdotes for the book and talked about their contributions - Meredith Viera mentions meeting her son for the first time after a C-section. Anne Curry talked about how her husband grew into being a great father and Al recalled his experience when they adopted his daughter Courtney.
Megan Francis's Blog
Megan is an author and mother of four sons writing about motherhood & family life, mind-body health, Midwest lifestyle, travel and more. Perhaps since my daughter, Fran, is expecting a son, I was particularly drawn to this blog. Megan has a sophisticated writing style that I think will appeal to grandmothers. It’s more adult than cutesy.
Crunchy Domestic Goddess
Crunchy Domestic Goddess Blog
Amy Gates describes her writing as “from women and children’s health to the environment” and the subtitle of her blog is “Raising social consciousness and a new generation of tree huggers since 2004. You get the point. If you’re interested in topics like how to dye your Easter eggs naturally and being a pacifist about germs this is the right place for you.
I checked out the blogs at grandparents.com but I didn’t warm up to any of them. I did really enjoy the articles by Beverly Beckam though and you can find them here:
Beverly Beckham's articles at Grandparents.com
I hope you’ll check out these sites and post a comment on blogs that you recommend for grandparents below.