Hello, lovely readers! And welcome to another edition of the Blogaround!
As you've probably noticed, I haven't been around much. Not only have I been hard at work on the manuscript, but YOU DID IT! You got me to BlogHer '13! And let me tell you, it was as exhausting and amazing as I could have imagined.
And yes, I think that means it's more likely I'm publishing this book. And I owe that to you.
Instead of the regular Blogaround, I'm taking today to introduce you generally to some of the amazing bloggers out there who you might now know about yet, but who I had the pleasure of meeting and talking to this weekend.
Busy Since Birth - Home of the Having It All Project
This is great. Not only is Cheryl a wonderful writer, this project is the sort of thing I think most moms need in their life. It's a forum for women stuck in the modern confused web of "having it all" can go to relate to each other. Judgement free. Definitely check it out, and consider writing a guest post for the project!
I know that I rarely feature Renegade Mothering on the blogaround. In fact, I think I might only have featured her once, and you know what? That is a gigantic slight. But here's the thing about Renegade Mothering... she's honest. She's honest in such a profound, raw way that it kind of feels wrong to interject and comment and say... "Wow, I totally get that." But you do. I think the thing that speaks the most of Renegade Mama is that in her label cloud, the most commonly used description for her posts is this, "I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT I'M DOING HERE."
What Now and Why
I discovered this blog when Arnebya guest posted on Things I Can't Say, and it was a pleasure to meet the author this weekend. Her whole blog maintains the tone of her guest piece- honesty. Which, as you know, is the thing that matters most to me in in my favorite bloggers. It's great to read funny stories, or heartwarming stories, but the thing that makes them feel as though they MATTER? That's the truth, the realness of it. So definitely check this lady out.
The Mom Pledge
Sadly, The Mom Pledge had no BlogHer presence this year, but that didn't stop me from evangelizing. And if you're swinging through the Blogaround for the first time after meeting me at BlogHer, THIS IS A MUST. Not just if you're a mom, not just if you're a blogger. For you whole life. Make the commitment to civil discourse. We are better than what the internet makes us out to be.
Crying Out Now
This blogger was one of the keynote VOTY readers, and her piece was beautiful and poignant (and stories about the process of becoming a cancer patient ALWAYS resonate with me), but this isn't what she was reading at BlogHer. This is her other project- a place for women suffering and recovering from addiction can go to share stories, to learn and support each other. If you (or someone you know) feel abandoned on your journey to emotional health, go to this website, and feel much less alone.