Writers I Love.

Before I started writing, I was a reader. I read in cars before my internal core of balance betrayed me in my 20s. I read under the canopies of trees and in fortresses made from sheets and dining room chairs. I read when I should have been socializing. I read and read and read.

When I became a parent, my love for reading did not change but, my ability to read as voraciously did. Time was not the same. It moved far more quickly leaving less and less time for my beloved pastime.

Still, there are some writers I do not miss. In between diaper changes and laundry and the minutia, I make time. Reading their stories keeps my inner-reader satiated.  Their styles vary. They are all wordsmiths. They can make you laugh out loud and cry and, nod knowingly with an internal hand-raised and, “Amen, sister!”

I give you my not-to-be-missed makers of word magic. Writers I never-ever-ever-ever miss.

I Love Them Most When They’re Sleeping

Emily Ballard, Writer

Nicole Leigh Shaw, Writer-Humorist

I’m Gonna Kill Him

Hollow Tree Ventures

Suburban Snapshots

Naptime Writing

There’s More Where That Came From

Motherhood, WTF

Moms Who Drink and Swear

The Extraordinary Ordinary

Four Plus An Angel

Let Me Start By Saying

The Fordeville Diaries


My Big-Ass Blogroll. More writers I love to love (and stalk…lovingly).

Girls, The Care and Raising Of

Mommy Shorts

Toulouse & Tonic

The Bearded Iris

You Know It Happens At Your House Too


Speak of the Daniel


Funny is Family

People I Want to Punch in the Throat

The Mom of the Year

Sisterhood of the Sensible Moms

Kissing the Frog

The Divine Secrets of a Domestic Diva

Baby Sideburns

Wendy Nielsen: Writing a New Story

Rants From Mommyland

The Underachiever’s Guide to Being a Domestic Goddess

My Life and Kids 

Frugalista Blog

Honest Mom

Binkies and Briefcases

Naps Happen

Kelley’s Break Room


Mom’s New Stage

Nurse Mommy Laughs

The Dose of Reality


Confessions of a Cornfed Girl

Random Handprints

You’re My Favorite Today

My Real Life

Insane in the Mom Brain