(I promised in my last post a peek into my HUGE photo project. Somehow, I’ve accidentally deleted all pictures for said post and will need to begin again. It’s coming soon!)
Though the Internet gets a bad rap at times, I thoroughly enjoy online connections and the quick availability and access to information (thanks Siri!).
The world wide web is simply a tool, albeit a powerful one, which can be purposed for the good or for the ugly.
I choose the good.
Several years ago, I would have never imagined fostering friendships with complete strangers through Twitter, Facebook, a blog or a forum — it just seemed odd to me personally and it didn’t fit my style.
Or so I thought….
Turns out, the Internet is a really fun place!
Yes, I have real-life friends and yes, I get together with them in real-life ways. Still, for multiple other reasons, I have found blogs, forums, and social media really valuable, enjoyable and helpful.
I follow several blogs’ Facebook pages to see highlights, but there are only a few I check on frequently. Below is my current list of favorites in no particular order:
SouleMama: Amanda and I live completely different lives! I think this intrigues me about her farming family (my alter life to be pursued…um, probably never). I appreciate her strong commitment to build a family life which honors each person’s dreams & gifts, and to center life around HOME. It’s the one reason I’ve read her posts for nearly 7 years.
Wildflowers and Marbles: Jen’s blog is a resource-filled gem, especially if you’re Catholic. Her organization and home learning posts are rich with information AND inspiration. Plus, her site is beautiful.
By Sun and Candlelight: Want affirmation that being an ultra planner can be a wonderful thing? Then you’ll find a friend in Dawn and her lovely homeschooling, homemaking blog. She was the inspiration behind my yearly file folders and I have found so, so many book titles for our homeschooling via her posts. Dawn is also a Downton Abbey fan.
Andrea Dekker: I love, love Andrea’s blog! Her ability to GET. THINGS. DONE. while enjoying family life keeps me reading her posts. She is down-to-earth and seems to live life without a lot of fuss or over-thinking it. I need more of this…
Money Saving Mom: I’ve mentioned Crystal’s blog before as many of the deals I find and use come from her site. I appreciate the frugal tips! Her focus is not all finances and business; posts on family and faith are really encouraging. I’ve also had the opportunity to hear her speak at a few conferences. Crystal is a avid reader, so I find many book title suggestions here.
The Mom Creative: I’ve met Jessica once at a conference, and she is just so full of life! Her blog inspires me to be present with my kids and to make super awesome memories as a family. Her Put on that Swimsuit post is one of my favorites. She also introduced me to Project Life (more on this in my upcoming post).
Abide With Me: Emily’s blog is my favorite photography eye candy space! Her pictures of everyday life, cooking, food, and nature are simple and beautiful. Her words are too of course, which is why I read. Recently, a post on winter wellness had me jotting thoughts in my own journal. Love her heart and focus.
So, there you have it!
Seven of my current favorite blogs to read….not necessarily daily, but I do check in about every week or two to catch up on posts.
Any blogs you recommend?