Exploits of a Military Mama

military-mamaWhere to Find Exploits of a Military Mama
Blog URL: http://exploitsofamilitarymama.com/
Category: family life, parenting

Exploits of a Military Mama

Mrs. Trophy Wife writes about her life as a temporarily single mom while her husband is on deployment. Her life changed dramatically and quickly. Shortly after finding out she was pregnant, her husband got deployment orders, and he left shortly after their son Sullivan was born. This 23 year old mom has been navigating the waters of parenthood essentially alone for nearly a year.

Exploits of a Military Mama – Why You Should Go

All Moms will love Mrs. Trophy wife. She shares trials and tribulations that we can all relate to. She handles situations with aplomb and humor. She also tips her readers off to some really great products that moms everywhere can appreciate.

Summing Up Exploits of a Military Mama

Honest writing from a real military wife who gives us the straight scoop, but does it with humor and great doses of reality. Moms everywhere, especially those who are parenting alone, can appreciate what Mrs. Trophy wife going through – and writing about.

Go here to check out Exploits of a Military Mama.


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Owlhaven

owlhavenWhere to Find Owlhaven
Blog URL: http://www.owlhaven.net/
Category: Parenting, Home, Family

Owlhaven

Owlhaven is the blog of Mary Ostyn. Ostyn is the mom to 10 children, six of whom were adopted. She has children ranging in age from college to preschool, and she still finds time to write! She is an expert in feeding a large family on a budget and an excellent parenting writer, too.

Owlhaven – Why You Should Go

If you have adopted children (particularly from other countries) or have a large family, or just want to hear the adventures of a mom who keeps a lot of balls in the air, this is a great blog. Mary has great insight into the challenges that all moms face, whether you have 1 child, or like Mary, have 10.

Summing Up Owlhaven

A great parenting blog. Mary is inspirational, funny and practical. Moms everywhere will appreciate her thriftiness, her recipes and her insight into parenting children from other cultures and in a wide range of ages. Her strength, her courage and her ability to keep life in perspective amid the challenges of so many children is truly amazing.

Go here to check out Owlhaven.


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The Healthy Moms

healthy-momsWhere to Find The Healthy Moms
Blog URL: http://www.thehealthymoms.net/
Category: Health, Parenting, Women’s Issues

Healthy Moms

Healthy Moms is the number one online wellness magazine for moms. The content focuses on staying healthy, keeping your family healthy and parenting issues. Specifically, there are articles on staying healthy during pregnancy and other physically stressful times as well as tips on common parenting issues like potty training.

Healthy Moms– Why You Should Go

This is a great site dedicated primarily to the wellness of moms. Since moms so often sacrifice their own health and physical needs for those of their families, this site offers welcome advice on how you can take care of you – and everybody else.

Summing Up Healthy Moms

Healthy Moms offers great information for busy parents. From staying well fed during pregnancy to finding time to spend with your husband to surviving 3:00 am feedings, you’ll find plenty of good tips and understanding from the articles and tips on this site. It’s a great way for moms to share information and learn helpful tips for maintaining their family’s health and well being.

Go here to check out The Healthy Moms.


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Radical Parenting

radical-parentingWhere to Find Radical Parenting
Blog URL:http://www.radicalparenting.com/
Category: Family, Parenting, Children

Radical Parenting

Radical Parenting is a website written about parenting from the teen and tween perspective. The writers of the blog are teens and tweens, many of whom write anonymously, about creating better relationships between kids and parents.

Radical Parenting – Why You Should Go

As a parent, this blog is extremely interesting; as it gives you insight you could probably not get from your own child, but which you can use to improve your relationship with your own child.There are lots of great articles and programs here for parents and for kids. You’ll find tips on talking to your kids about drugs, sex, online behavior, bullying and more. And, you’ll get good insight into how kids feel about these things and how you can talk about important issues openly and honestly.

Summing Up Radical Parenting

Radical Parenting is a website, written by teens and young adults, about parenting from a kid’s perspective. Lots of useful information about how kids view the world and tips on ways to talk to your kids about sensitive subjects. This site gives parents of teens hope that kids really do want to have a good relationship with them.

Go here to check out Radical Parenting.


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blacn-and-married-with-kidsWhere to Find Black And Married With Kids:
Blog URL: http://blackandmarriedwithkids.com/
Category: Relationships, Parenting, Family

Black And Married With Kids

Bloggers seem to be very good at naming their blogs in quite self-explanatory ways; this is another blog where the name says it all, or at least most of it. This is a blog dealing with both the everyday issues and unique challenges that marriage, culture, parenting and children, and achieving the home-work balance can create.

Black And Married With Kids – Why You Should Go

Black and Married With Kids is the work of Lamar and Ronnie Tyler, a professional couple living and working and raising their family of four children in the Washington, DC, USA area. Their blog is focused quite heavily on all of the issues that impact a marriage, and also takes a wider world view into areas of interest. Ronnie and Lamar describe it as a place where they

“…share our opinions and points of view on relationships, parenting, politics, current events and anything in between.”

For readers, the multiple award-winning blog has become a place for insight, growth, inspiration, discussion, advice, and much more. The Tylers work hard to make this a community blog where topics are discussed rather than preached, opening up the blog as a sort of forum with each post, but most specifically with their category, Dear BMWK.

Summing Up Black And Married With Kids

Black and Married With Kids is a place of insight which takes on the always complex issue of parenting and maintaining healthy relationships. It’s no short order, but this couple has managed to build a place where real life meets the media world, and continues to work hard to lend advice and support to readers facing the triumphs and challenges of married life and raising children in a seemingly ever-changing landscape.

Go here to check out Black And Married With Kids.


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frugal-family-fun-blogWhere to Find Frugal Family Fun Blog:
Blog URL: http://www.frugalfamilyfunblog.com/
Category: Parenting, Entertainment

Frugal Family Fun Blog

We’ve featured blogs with frugal topics quite a few times now. Many of them have been frugal living tips or tips for frugal grocery shopping, etc. This blog is a bit different—a place for families to come and learn frugal ways to have fun and stay entertained.

Frugal Family Fun Blog – Why You Should Go

Living on one income as a family in a day and age when dual incomes are the norm is no small feat; but Frugal Fun blog writer Valerie has done it with great success:

“I have learned many strategies for saving money and having fun on a budget, and am grateful for the opportunity to share them with you. Thanks to my penny-pinching techniques, our family has been able to stay out of credit card debt, have an emergency fund to cover several months of living expenses, go on vacations, and stay on track for an early retirement.”

Along the way, she joined a local Mom’s group and became the Activities Coordinator, which put her in the prime spot to man a blog like this; and so, Valerie brought her knowledge, experience, and fun family-friendly activities to her own blog, a top resource for family entertainment and fun activities that won’t break your budget.

Summing Up Frugal Family Fun Blog

Valerie’s Frugal Family Fun blog has many great tips and tricks for staying in budget without giving up the best in life. Enjoy yourself without the morning-after guilt by checking out all the great tips and suggestions here…

Go here to check out Frugal Family Fun Blog.


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From Laid Off To Life Beyond

Laid Off DadWhere to Find Laid Off Dad:
Blog URL: http://laidoffdad.typepad.com/
Category: Parenting, Personal Interests

Laid Off Dad

The Laid of Dad blog started, predictably enough, when “LOD” had the misfortune (or was it?) to be laid off. That was back in 2003 when his son was just a toddler. To help fill hours of “stress-induced insomnia,” LOD began this blog; one which has become a constant in his life ever since, even as the rest of it evolves around him.

Laid Off Dad – Why You Should Go

The obvious reason to go might be to connect with someone who has shared in a similar experience (if you are one who has found yourself in similar circumstances). Certainly the connection with an empathetic soul is a great benefit–and with archives dating back over six-years’ time, there is bound to be something you can identify with. However, you do not have to be a laid off father to appreciate this blog. The blog is really about much, much more than just finding a way a reconstruct life post-gainful employment. It is also about the experience of being male and being a primary caregiver, and about being a parent, reentering the working world, and dealing with personal life changes. More recently, much of the blog has come to be about becoming a single father to LOD’s two sons, and loving, living, and learning along that journey’s path.

Summing Up Laid Off Dad

Laid Off Dad is an ongoing experience in life. The blog is part vent, part realism, and part rolling with the punches—and a lot about enjoying the good things in life, too. Through it all, LOD maintains a sense of (somewhat sarcastic) humor and manages to maintain a blog about life that is as entertaining as it is real.

Go here to check out Laid Off Dad.


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‘Round-The-Clock Motherhood Connection

Where to Find 24/7 Moms:
Blog URL: http://247moms.blogspot.com/
Category: Parenting

24/7 Moms

Motherhood never stops. It’s a job that goes on 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and…well, you know the rest. So support for that always-on adventure should be never-ending, too, right? At this blog it is. 24/7 Moms is a blog that works to deliver tips, tricks, and support for every aspect of parenting to help you through your day—no matter what time you are finally able to logon.

24/7 Moms – Why You Should Go

24/7 Moms is the work of mother-of-five Trisha Novotny. With kids ranging in ages from seven to 19, Trisha understands the type and level of support that mothers need at various points of life. She also understands the definite need to connect and share with other mothers, and so has built her blog as a place to share her “passion to Inspire, Equip and Connect MOMS in all stages of mothering.” Her blog is full of useful resources, from simple dinner recipes to advice and even some great giveaways. It’s a little slice of everything a Mom could want from a blog, from a girl in the know.

“Whether you go by MOM, Mother, Mommy or Mama we all have ONE thing in COMMON – we need other MOMS.

24/7 has been created by MOMS for MOMS who understand that this thing called motherhood can actually be an adventure all on its own – scary yet exciting, challenging yet rewarding, full of ups and downs.

This is why we as MOMS need a place to be inspired, equipped and connected as we travel this motherhood adventure together.”

Summing Up 24/7 Moms

Simply put, 24/7 Moms is a quick and easy resource for mothers that nails down all the basics that a Mom could want in a blog. With this blog, Trisha has more than accomplished the mission she set out to achieve, and continues to do so with style.

Go here to check out 24/7 Moms.


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The Dad’s Side Of Birth And Beyond

Dads Adventure BlogWhere to Find Dads Adventure:
Blog URL: http://www.dadsadventure.com/dadsblog/
Category: Parenting

Dads Adventure

Dads Adventure is the blog subsidiary of the internationally recognized Dads Adventure, Inc. The program got its start well in advance of the internet, and has continued on to great success, now operating an online element to offer even greater support to expecting and new fathers.

Dads Adventure – Why You Should Go

If you live in the U.S. there is a very good chance you have heard something about one segment or another of the Dads Adventure programs. This endeavor started with Greg Bishop in 1990 with the creation of the Boot Camp for New Dads (BCND) programs, which were presented in hospitals and community programs as a means of introducing and educating new and expectant fathers, and was featured in the national media a number of times; the program is now available in most U.S. states and also internationally in Japan and Italy. In 1995 the publishing element was added under the moniker of Dads Adventure, and both have continued to grow from there. More recently the parent website added this blog of the same name.

The blog maintains the same mission and goals and educational expertise that the rest of the BCND and Dads Adventure projects do, in dedication to helping fathers navigate these new and often scary waters, and in dedication to helping those fathers raise happy, healthy kids through supportive, effective, and meaningful relationships.

“Dads Adventure, Inc. is dedicated to fostering the development of role models for new fathers in their communities, neighborhoods and families by working to put out positive, constructive information and messages, as well as tools and resources that help them do the job.”

Summing Up Dads Adventure

Dads Adventure had long been serving new fathers and their families. With over 200,000 graduates of the BCND program, publishing credits, national and international recognition, and a website full of excellent resources, this is a name and an initiative you can trust.

Go here to check out Dads Adventure.


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Where to Find Freakedout Fathers:
Blog URL: http://www.freakedoutfathers.com/
Category: Parenting, Fatherhood

Freakedout Fathers

There really is no shortage of parenting advice or websites, albeit at varying levels of usefulness and authority. It’s probably fair to say that a great many of those are weighted more toward the female side of living with children than the male. And so it is good that there are excellent, real-life blogs and websites out there to help men navigate their own unique way around the spectrum that is life with children and family. Peter Aldin‘s Freakedout Fathers is one such place.

Freakedout Fathers – Why You Should Go

Freakedout Fathers is the work of the aforementioned Peter Aldin, Australian personal and professional coach with an emphasis on communication—which one might think is ideal for life with children, unless you have ever lived life with children. Peter is the first to admit that professional preparedness does not equal preparedness for parenthood. For that, you need more—you need understanding, comrades, and experience. Yes, that means that you might be destined to make a few mistakes and live in a cloud of doubt from time to time, but then, that’s what Peter and his blog community are here for—to give men a place to connect and commiserate and learn from the trials and experiences of each other.

Peter’s blog has the dual advantage of knowledge and experience. Peter and his blog are here to raise the issues of parenting from the male perspective, to offer resources and advice, and to help you work though them in a down-to-earth and oft humorous way through education and identification.

Summing Up Freakedout Fathers

Freakedout Fathers is an obvious choice for a Dad, but there is a lot here of value for Mothers and others, too. First off, (if the men can forgive the female intrusion) there is a lot that women can learn here about just what goes through the minds of a father, at a level of understanding not often seen that can really help couples and parents come to terms with each other’s opinions and actions. Secondly, a lot of what men go through women experience, too, particularly in these modern days where issues of work and family are shared and not solely the domain of men anymore. Not to paint the place pink, as we know Peter has his own opinions about over-feminising the male space, but this is a blog of real value for anyone facing the challenges of child-rearing; a blog with great potential to more than the audience it is intended for, with the potential to also help bridge the divide of misunderstanding between mothers and fathers.

Go here to check out Freakedout Fathers.


Mary Ward
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