I have been hosting a weekly series on the topic of motherhood called #MotherhoodMonday. There is a group of moms who participate weekly, and now that we are over halfway through the 12 weeks series, I thought I would finally introduce you to them all. This group of mamas has been wonderfully supportive towards me and each other, and I feel very grateful to have met them. So enjoy each little snippet of their lives, and then go see what I mean about each of them being wonderful.
Lisa W. is a stay-at-home mom who started a blog after six months of working the SAHM grind after leaving the profession of special education. She felt she needed to find herself amid all of the dirty diapers, laundry, and toddler tantrums. So she went back to what used to bring her so much joy and pride: writing. She survives solely on coffee and chocolate, living nap time to nap time. But she wouldn’t trade it for the world or a steady paycheck. The Mother Blog is her second baby that was conceived on the dream of building an online community of mothers empowering mothers.
Lindsey is a work-at-home mom running her virtual assistant and event consultancy business Logistics by Lindsey. When she’s not working or chasing a very active toddler, she writes about motherhood, marriage, and life at Moderate Momma. Moderate Momma was born out of frustration in Lindsey’s early days of motherhood. She quickly found that she didn’t fit into any one particular parenting style and was exhausted by online bickering that was full of absolutes and controversy. She wanted to create a space where moms can meet in the middle, remove “always “never” and “should” from their vocabularies, and support one another.
Lisa B. is a lifestyle blogger at ‘Naptime Chai’, where she writes about embracing life and its simple moments from one naptime to the next! She loves writing about a little bit of everything, but the topics closest to her heart are marriage, pregnancy, and motherhood. Through her writing, she hopes to encourage other women and mothers in whatever stage of life they’re in. She resides in the PNW with her laid-back husband, a very-fast-moving toddler, a high-strung dog, and the soon-to-be newest member of the family who is due to arrive in April!
Amber Joy is the wife to a Park Ranger and mother of twowildling boys. Three short years ago they were busy in the Midwest chasing thedollar and trying to live the American Dream. Come to find out the American Dream is what you make it. So they ditched their city life and are now livingin the Pacific Northwest inside of a State Park living THEIR American Dream. Amber is big on little living, Simple living that is. She loves inspiring others to chase their dreams, and of course shares the messy life of raising boys. You can read more about their life on her website, or you can purchase her book. Amber is always planning and plotting so be on the look out for moreto come.
Natasha is a wife, mom and blogger living (and loving!) life on a little island in the Pacific. She started her blog as a way to keep memories for her family but it has since evolved into a space where she shares her thoughts on life, love, marriage and parenting. Before having kids, she enjoyed worked for a major entertainment company but is absolutely in love with her new role as a stay at home mom. In her spare time (ha) she likes to read, cook, and spend time at the beach with a good book.
Mrs. Mombie aka Alexis is the perpetually tired mama to Rory (3) and Rowan (1.5). You know, mom + zombie cause negative sleep. She is loud, opinionated, and does what she wants, including but not limited to social working, blogging, and hopefully one day doula-ing. She survives on all the coffee, wine, sarcasm, and occasional curse word. Her 6’7” red bearded Irishman comes from a big family and wants her to give birth to at least six tiny humans. She tells him every day he’s coo coo for cocoa puffs. She’s too tired for that business and will never be able to do enough kegels to repair the damage her first two non-sleepers caused. Her mombie fueled ramblings are never sugar coated, mostly hilarious, and sometimes serious business.
Katie is the slightly overwhelmed and completely smitten momma of tiny twins, after a 5-year struggle with infertility, countless heartbroken prayers, and 2 rounds of IVF. She is married to a wonderful, handsome fella who keeps her grounded and laughing. She holds an M.Ed and state licensure in school counseling (any other INFJs in the house!?), but her background also includes education in sociology, criminology, and law enforcement, giving her a unique view on society and motivations. Her blog – Always, Katie – is a lifestyle blog including DIY, recipes, and reflections on infertility, pregnancy, parenthood, faith, mental health, and community. She believes that Diet Coke is better than coffee, that everybody should work as a server (or in retail) at least once in their life, and that Han shot first.
Amanda is a Catholic wife and mom who blogs over at Sweet Right Here. The name of her blog is to remind her not to worry about future, not to fret about the past and remember that it’s sweet right here in this moment. She writes on the topics of motherhood, faith, and occasionally posts her craft projects! Her husband is about to graduate with his PhD and is currently interviewing for job positions…where will they end up? The Ohio Valley? The West Coast? The Desert?! She doesn’t know, but is excited to see where this journey will take them and to watch her family grow!
Tiffany is a lifestyle blogger at ‘Stellar Mama’ from California. She is a working mama of a toddler, married and is a full-time student as well. She also runs a blog and is a virtual assistant handling social media for various companies. Tiffany always knew she wanted to be a mom and once her daughter Stella arrived, she finally felt complete. Her blog, Stellar Mama, covers her journey through Motherhood. Family, Football and Food are a few of her favorite things. You will find those and much more on her site. She also is owner of Stellar Little Shop. The shop sells handmade hair accessories for mama and little.