Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Just passing these along. . .

I've been meaning for quite some time to tell you about a few "new" blogs I've started reading. My blog reading is kind of a temperamental thing, here at the troops.
For one thing, there isn't really much time for reading other blogs.

And a mom only has so much time and I don't want to waste any.

So my blog list has changed a bit over the years.

And most of the time? I don't even get to those! But I wanted to share a few really good blogs that you might enjoy.

First off: My friend Shannon and her family of ten (just like ours!) - she's a bit further down the motherhood journey than I am (older kids) and I really enjoy reading what she has to say. And it's SO encouraging to read about how she does things and think, "I do that, too!" Her post about lists made me laugh out loud - because we do that! Huge help.

Another friend I've started keeping up with via blog, is Magnolia Mama. You'll love her recipes and household tips! I'm going to make her homemade laundry detergent. One of these days! :-)

When I need a fresh perspective on my own life - and a reminder to pray for others who are dealing with MUCH more difficult circumstances, I check in over here (I don't know them, but they are friends of a friend). This amazing mom has chronicled the care and death of their fifth son (their second to die of a rare genetic condition) and the healing and recovery of their other three boys. It breaks my heart to read it, but it is a privilege to pray for this family. And a reminder to find JOY in the daily life here at the troops. Because while I will never be able to understand what they have gone through, we ALL should have the eternal perspective that their sorrow and loss has given them.

What is your favorite "new" blog these days?

I'm going to quit here, because it's getting harder and harder to type with Little Man climbing all over me. Ha!

Happy Wednesday!


Zimms Zoo said...

I have started looking at more crafting blogs. One to stretch the budget and two because the older girls like making the crafts on there.

Also cooking OAM style. Really helps the budget and sanity.

amber said...

I know she's not "new," but I recently discovered Pioneer Woman and love her! :)

Is there a way to get a link to your blog on my site? It's hard to keep up w/ you and Jo over here on blogger ... wish there was a way for it to come straight to my email or connected to xanga. know anything about that stuff? I sure don't. :)

blessings to you friend.


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Jana Springer said...

Awww.....thanks Karen for mentioning my blog! I've had a few people look at it and respond. Sometimes I just think that I'm talking to myself out in cyberspace :) You're awesome!!!

Lori said...

Thanks for the links! I've not actually had time to check in here much less find any new blogs. Ha! But these are fun. Thanks!