Whether you are a new mom or have worn the title for quite some time, one thing that benefits us all is sticking together. Motherhood is quite a challenge. Most of the time people will be more than willing to tell you how wonderful holding a new baby is. They will tell you how special it feels, how the baby smells so great, and how their coos make a moms heart go pitter patter. That’s all really true. There’s also staying up all night, getting delirious from no sleep, and wondering how you’re going to ever be normal again.
We all go through it. Most of the time we call our mothers or best friends to cope with the things we struggle with as moms. The thing is, it never ends. Not even when they become adults I’m told…but my kids aren’t adults yet. There is another way you can connect with other moms for advice, funny stories, and just stress release. Mommy blogs! There are tons of mommy blogs all over the net! These blogs are all different yet all similar because of the genre of “mommy blog”. There may be product reviews that will be valuable to you as a parent because another parent has tried the product and you can see what they thought before you decide to purchase it for your child. There are many products that I initially thought I’d like until I read reviews on them. The products are not all for kids though, there are great product and movie reviews for moms and dads as well!
Another thing that a mommy blog can offer is information on how to save money for your household. Many have info on coupons and sale items. I have gotten so many free and discounted products by reading these types of blogs and acting on the sale and coupon info. I have at least 10 that I’ve bookmarked and read on a regular basis.
The most fun thing about these blogs is contests and giveaways! You’d be amazed at the things mommy blogs are giving away to their readers! Some times it will be a cash prize, other times it may be a toy set, other times a product for mom like a gift card to a lingerie store. There are just so many fun giveaways that go on all year on these blogs. If you’re not entering…you’re missing out!
Of course the most fun thing about having a blog to moms is that they get to brag about their kids all the time! This is particularly helpful for the family members of these children, but it doesn’t mean a reader can’t benefit. For one, people like to see cute pictures, so many of these are loaded with great pics. Otherwise, there may be a story there of a mom going through something you are going through with your child. You can identify with other parents and see how they handled the issue.
So, how do you get started? It’s easy. You can search the net for “top mommy blogs” or “top baby blogs” and get some great ideas where to look for good quality sites. You may like some and dislike others, but you don’t have to read them all. You can bookmark your favorites and leave the rest. On these blogs, you will also see buttons or links to other blogs. Take a look sometime at the sites that your favorites are linking to, and you may find another favorite!
Keeping up with many blogs is easier than you think. Most of them have a way to follow them through Google Friend Connect, Twitter, or Facebook. Sometimes you may follow them through all three. These all allow for quick glances at what is being posted to see if you’re further interested to read the posts they’ve made or not. I don’t read every blog I follow every day, but I’m able to keep up with what’s being posted mostly through Twitter and Google Friend Connect.
You’ll find as I said that many mommy blogs are different yet similar. This is because one might focus on fashion, like my favorite blog Bleubird Vintage. Others may have a photography focus like Dear Crissy. Others will be all about saving money and using coupons like Deal Seeking Mom. These are all great blogs that I read on a regular basis! Regardless of what becomes your favorite, I hope you’ll find a great mommy blog or two to follow and gain some great benefits from it.