Sharing Life’s Journey As A Single Mom

Solo Dot MomWhere to Find Solo Dot Mom:
Blog URL: http://kitkat4real.blogspot.com/
Category: Parenting, Lifestyles

Solo Dot Mom

Solo Dot Mom Katherine has many firmly held beliefs. She believes that contentment can come from encouraging others and spreading self-confidence, and she believes we all write our own stories. Katherine has quite literally been writing hers as she blogs about the single parenting life at her blog, Solo Dot Mom.

Solo Dot Mom – Why You Should Go

Most people can imagine (whether they have the experience or not) that being a single mother presents its own unique challenges. It stands to reason that there should be places where other single mothers or fathers can go to get first-hand help and support. Katherine’s blog is one of those places. Katherine very openly explores the trials and challenges and the celebrations, too, helping other single parents find their way and garner support from a peer. She describes her motivation and her blog in this way:

“I am a single mom with two kids and dating. On my blog I wish to share encouragement to other single parents. I do strive to keep it real and yet positive when I can. I do share the “rough” as well as the blissful times with my readers. Keeping it real means you will see the good, the bad, the beautiful and the ugly.”

Summing Up Solo Dot Mom

Katherine shares insight into her life with openness and compassion. Her blog is both her chronicle and her gift to others, a practice in helping other single parents succeed.

Go here to check out Solo Dot Mom.


Mary Ward
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Appreciating Layers Of Art

Layers Upon LayersWhere to Find Layers Upon Layers:
Blog URL: http://www.layersuponlayers.com/
Category: The Arts, Personal Interests

Layers Upon Layers

Layers Upon Layers is the place where artist Cyndi Lavin proves once and for all that all things are worth keeping—and can be put to higher use with a little imagination and an artistic eye. This is her mixed-media art blog where she shares her passion and her projects, running strong now since 2006.

Layers Upon Layers – Why You Should Go

Cyndi’s battle cry—”Don’t throw ANYTHING out!” is one that has been with her since childhood. It’s one that has served her well in her artistic medium, and served her readers well as they explore the new possibilities that the most unlikely of objects can bring.

In her original introductory post, Cyndi describes her blog as “a mixed media wonderland, where no materials are considered too strange to use in making something!” The projects and pieces she displays on her blog are living proof of that.

In addition to showcasing her own artistic works, Cyndi offers in-depth interviews with artists and creative professionals, instructional posts, reviews, and much, much more.

Summing Up Layers Upon Layers

Layers Upon Layers offers layers upon layers of good reading for the artistically minded. Come for new ideas, inspiration, kids’ crafts, or just to indulge in daily art appreciation.

Go here to check out Layers Upon Layers.


Mary Ward
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Timely Advice From Remarkablogger

RemarkabloggerWhere to Find Remarkablogger:
Blog URL: http://michaelmartine.com/
Category: Blogging

This is not the first time Remarkablogger Michael Martine has been mentioned here on Do You Digg It. He was (and his blog was) among the first reviewed, chosen for its worthy and understandable advice and access to excellent blogging tools. Today, though, Michael has a post of particular interest; and in case you haven’t seen it, it’s a must-read for any blogger.

Remarkablogger Takes On Pages, Posts, And Categories

What should constitute a blog page versus a post, versus a category or tag, is a mystery to many bloggers. When you get it right, though, you have a highly navigable, search engine-friendly and (more importantly) user-friendly blog and interface. Still, it’s a topic that many bloggers struggle with.

Michael’s recent post puts all of this into perspective. He makes short work of describing just what each of these are or should be, and of illustrating how to start divvying up your blog in an efficient and usable way. It’s a post you won’t want to miss, and one that your blog’s readers will certainly thank you for taking to heart.

Go here to check out this useful post on Remarkablogger.


Mary Ward
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Living The Unplugged Life

Unplugged LivingWhere to Find Unplugged Living:
Blog URL: http://www.unpluggedliving.com/
Category: Environment, Technology

Unplugged Living

Going Green and the environment are all the rage. They’re [very worthwhile] topics with a level of popularity rivaled only by the latest technological advances. So if there is one thing better it could only be a blog that combines the two, couldn’t it? Unplugged Living is that blog.

Unplugged Living – Why You Should Go

If the tagline doesn’t get you, nothing will. Unplugged Living is designed for the purpose of “helping you freeload off Mother Nature.” Of course, this is one type of freeloading that nobody minds, and in fact most anyone can appreciate.

The blog was started by Kevin Humphrey as a sort of journaling resource as he worked towards living “off the grid;” today, it continues with Noel Bautista, who is continuing the general mission of the blog—to highlight the best of unplugged living, including the best technologies and ways to achieve it, and take you miles beyond saving energy to an existence that is greener, but also by default a more independent existence, too.

Summing Up Unplugged Living

Unplugged Living is becoming a real and true lifestyle choice, one that is gaining in popularity (although it cannot be said that it is completely new) and gaining attention as the world moves to greener, cleaner living. This is a blog that describes that life and the many paths to it in detail, educating you as to how you can do the same. No matter your motivation, if an unplugged lifestyle is of interest to you, this blog is a place to get the goods and learn how to achieve that goal first-hand.

Go here to check out Unplugged Living.


Mary Ward
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The Generation In Between

GenBetweenWhere to Find GenBetween:
Blog URL: http://www.genbetween.com/
Category: Parenting, Lifestyles

GenBetween

At times it can seem like the generations in the extremes of life are the ones who get all the attention (young children, for example, or the elderly); either that, or the generation caring for respective generations do. What often goes unnoticed is that not all people fit into these nice, tidy categories, leaving an entire generation of people straddling the in-between, dealing with the care and responsibility for both sides. It’s a group of people coming to be known as the “sandwich generation;” one that comes with their own set of very unique, and often contradictory, needs and obligations. GenBetween is a glimpse into the life of people living the great divide.

GenBetween – Why You Should Go

There are many resources to help parents of young children, and many to help children of aging parents. In the past there was little to be said for the people who were doing both simultaneously. As the average life expectancy continues to rise, however, and people start families later into adulthood, this new generation of ‘tweens continues to grow—and so, too, do the challenges that duality creates. Fortunately, the attention upon it continues to grow as well, and resources like Elizabeth‘s GenBetween blog continue to emerge. This is a blog for people in the middle to share the unique trials and triumphs of the sandwich life, sharing what is learned along the way.

Summing Up GenBetween

GenBetween is a real-life resource for the people dealing with parenting and parent care all at the same time. Elizabeth shares her experiences and insights, tips, tricks, news and information. Come to this blog to learn what may be in store for you, learn some good ways to cope, or just to find a supportive voice.

Go here to check out GenBetween.


Mary Ward
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Timeless Enjoyment – Drinks After Dark

Drinks After DarkWhere to Find Drinks After Dark:
Blog URL: http://www.drinksafterdark.com/
Category: Entertainment, Hobbies

Drinks After Dark

Somehow reviews for drink- and cocktail-inspired blogs just seem so fitting for the weekends. By now few of us probably have much energy left for complex intellectual blogs, and are no doubt open to blogs that help us wind down and enjoy the after hours a little more. In the past we’ve reviewed beer blogs and wine blogs, but today we take a broader vision to a blog that covers a bit of it all. Colleen Coplick’s Drinks After Dark offers a wider range including cocktails, beers, and wines.

Drinks After Dark – Why You Should Go

Drinks After Dark isn’t just about drink recipes, it’s about anything and everything related to drinks of choice and cocktails. That includes cooking with beer and wine, posts about how to buy and enjoy various drinks and liquors, gadgets and collector’s items, reviews, and stories about cocktails in the news. There’s really a lot more to know than you might imagine, and this blog is an informative and interesting resource.

Summing Up Drinks After Dark

There’s something for everyone at Colleen’s place, where the drink talk flows freely and the conversation is relaxing. Pick your passion and join in, make some friends and come away with a new appreciation and enjoyment of the world of Drinks After Dark.

Go here to check out Drinks After Dark.


Mary Ward
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Inquisitive, Eclectic Storytelling

This Eclectic LifeWhere to Find This Eclectic Life:
Blog URL: http://thiseclecticlife.com/
Category: Entertainment, Personal Blogs

This Eclectic Life

Technically Shelly Kneupper Tucker‘s blog is a personal blog, but when you are a professional storyteller, very little of your personal life escapes the eyes of your profession; and so it is that This Eclectic Life is an eclectic mix of storytelling life [in Texas], and curiosities.

This Eclectic Life – Why You Should Go

Blogging was Shelly Kneupper Tucker’s answer to an addiction to online Mahjongg. But like so many addictions, blogging simply became her new addiction—but one that so seamlessly fit into her storytelling life. It’s a blog that gives Shelly pause to quench (temporarily) her inquisitive nature, and extend her storytelling gift to the world. If you are wondering still what the blog is about, Shelly would only have this to say:

“So do I…

It is simply a collage of topics that intrigue me. Scroll through the articles and you will see that nearly everything does. I’m curious about anything and everything, and think the rest of the world should be inquisitive also.”

Summing Up This Eclectic Life

With [unnecessary] apologies for her sassy Texan nature, Shelly entertains and delights with her enthusiastic takes on life. Stop on by and ask her to Spin Me A Yarn. And just try not to catch Shelly’s infectious nature.

Go here to check out This Eclectic Life.


Mary Ward
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Getting Readers All Rileyed Up

All Rileyed upWhere to Find All Rileyed Up:
Blog URL: http://allrileyedup.com/
Category: Personal Blogs, Parenting

All Rileyed up

Jessica Riley has been busy blogging and doing what she can to get readers all Rileyed up. Why? Because Jessica knows something most of us need constant reminding of—”seriousness is overrated.”

All Rileyed Up – Why You Should Go

Jessica Riley describes the content of her blog as ranging from “the snarky and mundane, with reviews of books and family friendly products thrown in for good measure.” That’s not necessarily new, but the energy and flair towards the entertaining with which she does it could be.

Jessica has a lot of first-hand knowledge to impart, too, being an at-home mother of two, parenting a child with autism and sharing in the challenges that creates, while simultaneously and humorously being a wife to a vegan husband and a mother to a child who is allergic to most anything except meat. As she says it’s a recipe for an interesting mealtime, and an even more interesting life.

Summing Up All Rileyed Up

Without a doubt Jessica Riley has been faced with plenty of challenges all of her own, but looks to have always risen to them with her infectious spirit and skill at enjoying all that life throws her way.

Go here to check out All Rileyed Up.


Mary Ward
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An Actual Look At Marriage In Real Life

Marriage ActuallyWhere to Find Marriage Actually:
Blog URL: http://www.marriageactually.com/
Category: Marriage, Relationships

Marriage Actually

Marriage Actually is the concerted effort of a real live married couple, Marc and Marye Audet. Marc and Marye are an average American couple raising children, maintaining a family, and constructing the perfect marriage…or not.

Marriage Actually – Why You Should Go

Marc and Marye hold no illusions of marital perfection—why hold yourself to an impossible standard? Better to hold yourself to an achievable standard of reality and happiness and work through the rest. That is just what the two have done and continue to do. They write their real-life marriage blog with no holds-barred, sharing their joys and triumphs, struggles and strifes with the best of intentions.

Perhaps Marye said it best: “One of the things that Marc and I agreed to when we took on this blog is that we would blog about anything and everything AND we would be transparent and real. After all, there is nothing helpful about a perfect marriage. We all need to look at marriages that aren’t perfect and work anyway!”

Summing Up Marriage Actually

Marriage Actually is a testament to the institution of marriage, in all its gore and glory. Marc and Marye are courageously open and honest, working hard to make theirs a blog that others can learn from, share in, and relate to. Visit Marriage Actually for a glimpse of what married life is all about, and maybe pick up some tips to improve your own personal relationships.

Go here to check out Marriage Actually.


Mary Ward
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The Shrink’s Rap On Life And Children

Shrink RapWhere to Find Shrink Rap:
Blog URL: http://robinaltman.wordpress.com/
Category: Parenting, Personal Blogs, Humor

Shrink Rap

Shrink Rap is not the blog you would expect from a child psychiatrist, but then again when you consider the claims to fame of Robin Altman, MD include a love of shoes, a sideline as a stand-up comedian and a book titled Shrink Rap – An Irreverent Take on Child Psychiatry, you can expect her blog to be something a little out of the ordinary.

Shrink Rap – Why You Should Go

Robin Altman‘s Shrink Rap blog is a bit outside the realm of ordinary. And that is exactly what makes it so endearing. The blog is a mix of friendly and funny child-rearing advice, stories from her own household (which you will surely find refreshingly familiar), and general observations on life. Humorous posts (which most all of them are) show Robin to be an approachable professional and human being, one who you’ll be glad to share tales from parenthood with and, quite probably, find in her a kindred and understanding spirit.

Summing Up Shrink Rap

Shrink Rap shows that there certainly is a caring, human side to the professional sector. Join Robin for some laughs and maybe a touch of the Wisdom of the Ages (do be sure to see the Wisdom Addendum, too).

Go here to check out Shrink Rap.


Mary Ward
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