My fellow blogger and UES mom of two, Kirsten who writes “What To Feed Your Kids” has given me an “I Heart Your Blog” award. Thank you, Kirsten! Over coffee this past summer, Kirsten and I talked blogs, kids, and nutrition. A chef by training, Kirsten has lots of great recipes and tips for kids’ nutrition, particularly if you are following a gluten-free diet.
Since I’ve been asked to give this award to 7 other bloggers whose work I admire, here are some of the blogs I swing by in my free time (what’s that??):
1) The Practicing Writer. Full disclosure, this is my sister’s blog. Besides being the best sister and aunt ever, she is a accomplished writer and historian. Whether reviewing a book, recounting an event, or commenting on today’s news, she is far more eloquent than I could ever aspire to be. And, if you are a “practicing writer” yourself, she has plenty of tips for how to get published.
2) So Close. Tertia Albertynn, a mom of two in Capetown, South Africa, writes one of the most popular parenting blogs in the world (she gets tens of thousands of visitors each week) and is one of the most genuine, clever, and honest mom bloggers I’ve read (not to mention, her own personal story is very interesting). Soon after I started MyMomShops, Tertia gave me a shout-out on her blog, and it resulted in tons of traffic to MyMomShops. Thank you, Tertia!
3) What Alan’s Watching. This blog is a recent discovery. I read Alan’s brilliant recaps and analyses of the latest Mad Men episodes (important stuff, right?). If you’re a Mad Men addict like me, Alan’s blog is a must to help you soak in the episode you have just watched.
4) Print and Pattern. There are hundreds of design blogs out there; I particularly like this one which focuses on interesting patterns that appear on surfaces ranging from wallpaper to notebooks to mugs. The blog is written by a UK design fanatic who, like me, loves to photograph what she sees in stores (and, unlike me, she travels to great places to do so!)
5) Mama on a Playdate. This blog, written by Texas mom Jenny Scott, started out several years ago as Scott Household where she told the very moving story of her infant daughter Allie’s brave fight against leukemia. At Mama on a Playdate you can read about Jenny’s family now, and her impressive work with the charity Heroes for Children.
6) 78th and 2nd. This is a neighborhood blog, that I hope will stay active (it hasn’t been updated in a few weeks). It has some fun local interest stories and mentions various comings-and-goings in the nabe, including restaurants, shops, and more.
7) OK, this last one is a major major blog and they wouldn’t care one bit that I am a loyal reader, but I’ll mention anyway that I check Gawker daily to get my fill of political, media, and celeb gossip.
There’s more that I’m forgetting, of course. But I hope that some of you may find these links interesting. And thanks again to Kirsten from What to Feed Your Kids.