Life As A Human Likes is a feature of fascinating, enlightening, fun or perhaps just odd blogs and websites that enliven the experience of being human.
It’s January and you’ve made a resolution to get out and exercise more, to eat right and to stop swearing in front of your kids. But, it’s cold out, gets dark early, comfort foods are in season and somehow your kids are still interrupting you when you are trying to have a good session on the web…Below are some stellar parenting blogs that Life As A Human likes.
1. Mommy Wants Vodka – Mommy Drinks Because You Cry
Becky Sherrick Hark’s blog is funny … except when it’s not. One can log on with a big cup o’ java and have a good long read. Laughing at posts like Cinnamon Girl and then tearing up at the poinant writings that describe Becky’s daughter who was born with a neural tube defect that required brain surgery to save her life.
2. Bad Mommy Moments ~ Celebrating the days of motherhood that SUCK. Because it’s often after our worst moments that we realize how lucky we are.
The post f-ing lice is hilarious.
3. Leanne Shirtliffe ~ Ironic Mom – If you can’t laugh at yourself, laugh at your kids
In this very serious, noble and completlely daunting job of parenthood, most of us (?), many of us (?), a few of us, I hope (?) try desperately to swim upstream – defying pop culture – to teach our kids morals, values and respect. It’s honestly a very had job. Canadian blooger, Leanne Shirtliffe, writes about feminism, toys and how this sometimes flies in the face of environmental responsibility in this great post called International Women’s Day, Movies and Barbie Dolls.
4. stark. raving. mad. mommy – Losing my mind, one child at a time
“I write about the hilarious insanity that is my life. This includes parenting, sensory processing disorder, anxiety, ADHD, allergies, asthma, Asperger Syndrome, and whatever else we have cooking at any given moment.” Babble named Josyln Gray number 76 out of 100 in the top 100 Mom Blogs for 2011. She’s funny, insightful and quirky in that great way. Just reading the description of her family members is enough to make you want to dive into some posts. “My Excellent Birthday Adventure” is a must read.
5. Nerdy Apple
Sarah Manley has three kids. And, one Halloween she did the unthinkable (please note sarcasm) when she ‘allowed’ her son to dress like Daphne from Scooby Doo. The story itself is wonderful. It is the flip side of the feminism coin that tells little girls they can play with trucks and celebrates their tom boy nature. Only, it’s just not as OK to let a boy play with dolls and dress like a girl. At least, not at the oh so mature age of 5. Her honesty and unwavering support for her son landed her on “The Today Show,” CNN, NPR and blogs and newspapers around North America – at least.
6. Some Species Eat their Young ~ It’s an acquired taste. Kick Ass Wife and I have four young children — Slim, Perpetual Motion, The Hellcat, and Tax Credit #4. I love them. They’re funny. Except when they’re not. Occasionally they make cool noises.
Chase McFadden is very funny and one of the only Father’s writing about parenthood that we’ve come across, which is a crying shame because when Dad’s write about parenthood there is a very unique and wonderful spin on things. How could there not be? And, he’s almost always very funny, except when he’s not and he writes about unspeakable things which every parent has to consider. Then he is wise, insightful and thought provoking.
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