Apr 27, 2012

Parenting Blogs: The Mommy Bloggers

This week my focus is on  mommy bloggers. You may have heard of them. They wield a lot of power on the internet. But they are also pretty important in real life, too.  They give life. They often feed us. And no matter our age, they never stop caring. (Right, Mom?!) Luckily, there are MANY great mom bloggers out there telling their stories and sharing their experiences. And while I was only able to showcase five this week, trust me when I tell you there are so many more. So with that in mind, let’s just make sure we thank our moms for everything they do, ok? And if there’s time after that, let’s enjoy this brief tour of some of the best mom blogs I’ve seen.

You And Me Kid! is a blog about a single mother looking to raise her kid, while keeping some semblance of a normal life. Being a parent is no easy task. Doing it alone deserves saluting.  She describes herself as frazzled. But considering the circumstances, that’s not too bad.  If I were to pitch this blog, I’d look for stories on single parents, relationships and maybe even pets. Check out the full review here.

Demand EUPHORIA is not so much a blog as it is one mom’s terms. Her kids are clearly the most important thing in her life and she wants to spend as much time as she can making them into great people… or really whoever they’d like to be. You may not agree with all her tactics, but you’ll have a hard time finding her anything short of truly compassionate and incredibly well-reasoned.  If I were to pitch this blog, I might look for stories on parenting or home schooling. Check out the full review here.

Rage Against the Minivan may be a lost cause. (Spoiler alert: they got a minivan.) But it’s still a really great blog. I don’t know if she’s a mom first or a blogger second. Though, I feel relatively confident she’s pretty great at both. If I were to pitch this blog, I’d look for anything to do with parenting, families and possibly even adoption. Stories on shoes could possibly work, too. Oh and just because minivan is in the name of her blog doesn’t mean she wants to talk about them. Check out the full review here.

PunditMom is a mom who is pretty on top of her politics. As she says on the blog, “having an opinion never goes out of style.” And keep that in mind. This woman has her opinions. She’s also got a ton of facts to back them up. If I were to pitch this blog, I’d look for stories that sit at the intersection of politics and family. Issues pertaining to women and government might also find some traction here. Check out the full review here.

Flourish in Progress is a blog about being a mom, I think. One thing I’m sure of is that it’s hilarious.  Pretty sure I involuntarily spit coffee  out while reading; maybe more than once. If  I were to pitch this blog, I’d look for stories on parenting. I wouldn’t necessarily offer shopping deals, though.  Feel free to challenge her, however. Curse words, I’m betting, would probably also be acceptable.  Check out the full review here.

That’s all for now. In the meantime, if there’s a blog I should be reviewing, drop me a line or a note in the comments, and I’ll take a look. Until next time…

Author Tom Hynes is PR Newswire’s manager of blogger relations. And as you may have guessed, he has a twitter account.

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