What’s on my RSS (blog) feed reader?

February 18, 2013 § 5 Comments

In my spare time (which is sparser these days with a child in the house), I enjoy looking at other people’s blogs. They are all women authors and I love the ideas, creativity, and the reality of life that people are willing to share. I also appreciate the variety of philosophies and points of view. Some of the blogs are funny, some are serious, some are pretty, some are raw but all are inspiring. Some of the authors I have become friends with in real life and others feel like friends when I sit down to read what they have written.

Here are some of my favorites:

  • Bakers Dozen and Apollo XIV – Renee blogs about her “big family” life in the Bellingham, Washington area with fourteen children. Her and her husband have adopted both domestically and internationally and also have biological children. Her last child, Apollo, has had enormous medical complications resulting from his now-repaired double aortic arch. Renee is also a great birth, family, and newborn photographer and her photos make the blog very pretty to look at.
  • Enjoying the Small Things – Kelle Hampton (author of Bloom and Florida photographer) writes about her life with her children and stopping to enjoy the small things. Nella, her second child, was unexpectedly born with Down Syndrome. Kelle is an excellent writer and is very inspiring to read about her journey in special needs parenting.
  • Jones Design Company – Emily blogs about crafts, designs, and making things pretty. She also shares about her children and family life in rural Washington. Great tutorials and many free downloads.
  • Livesay [Haiti] Weblog – The Livesay family writes about their family and experiences living as missionaries in Haiti. They run a maternal health home for poor women in order to prevent an orphan crisis. Well written posts and very thought-provoking.
  • Rage Against the Minivan – Kristen blogs about a variety of topics, including politics, adoption (2 of her children are adopted), racial issues, family issues, entertainment, and multiple types of charity work. Her writing is raw and sarcastic at times. Great links to other blogs and articles on the web as well through her “That’s what she said” series.
  • Sister Haiti {Mama Uganda} – Salem writes about her adopted special needs children. She is a great advocate for more people to adopt children with special needs and is very articulate with the way she writes. Seeing videos of her kids and reading her blog series, “The New Faces of International Adoption” was one of the deciding factors for us in adopting Nathaniel.
  • So That He Might Increase – my friend Beth blogs about her life as a missionary in Lusaka, Zambia with her son Joab who has an undiagnosed sensory disorder resembling autism. She is witty, thoughtful, and fun. I love that she shares about the other parts of her life, not just her ministry.
  • Soule Mama – Amanda blogs about their dreamy little farm and country life in rural Maine. She is a beautiful photographer and can make anything look pretty and artistic. She is an avid knitter and is learning to spin wool from her own sheep. She lives close to the earth and is a Mama and teacher to her 5 children living side by side in a “unschooling” environment.

Do you have any favorites? Please share!



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