I am honored to be hosting this month’s Best of the Mommy Bloggers Carnival!
Unsure about how to proceed I begged all my Twitter followers, my Facebook friends, my Silicon Valley Moms Blog friends, and a few (ahem) others on a few (ahem) other social networking sites to submit their favorite posts for the month.
I thought one or two or maybe three would reply. I was wrong. A lot more replied. But all the posts were either funny, moving, or downright awesome. Also, I am very bad at picking favorites. So here they all are. I hope you enjoy discovering some new bloggers or at the very least have fun reading some great posts.
Without further ado…
The Best of Mommy Bloggers Carnival – August 09 edition!
In a touching post, Amy from Moving on From the Drama says goodbye to a her best friend, her cat Tiger.
Stimey of Stimeyland reminds us how important those seemingly unimportant candid pictures turn out to be in this moving post about her father.
Miss Lori at Musings From My Minivan writes an important, and extremely well written, post about how brown dolls aren’t enough. More is needed to foster a strong self image in “beautiful brown children” like hers.
Denene Millner at The Frogs Legs wrote another amazing post on this same subject. If you only read two posts from this whole list today, read these two.
I’m ranting about people who are determined to make money blogging without having a single clue about what that entails. (I am too allowed to pimp my own posts! Shh now!)
Julie at Just Precious shares what makes her marriage not perfect, but just right especially after 11 years.
Susanna at A Modern Mother (home of the carnival!) takes us down the river of her childhood. Literally. In a kayak! And she and her husband only had one tiny fight in it. She’s my hero.
CaseyDeuce at A Couch with a View shares the hardship of watching a parent suffer from an addiction and not being able to intervene.
Christina at Cutest Kid Ever wrote an AMAZING post in response to World Breastfeeding Week from the point of view of a mom who couldn’t breastfeed despite heroic attempts. As a mom who went through something very similar, I’m begging you, please read this.
Mamasick reminds everyone, healthy moms, sick moms, all moms, that our kids don’t care about our health; they love us no matter what our shortcomings may be.
The awesome Jodifur (who I got to meet at BlogHer!) shares a tender moment with her son in the middle of lots of storms.
Ilina at Dirt and Noise reminds herself and us about the importance of pure unadulterated joy and fun in childhood and life.
Linsey at Me Too You is letting her children slide through the summer without a trace of academics or a hint or remorse. Summer is for fun, not study!
At the same time the teacher in Leticia at Tech Savvy Mama can’t ignore how important it is to keep kids thinking throughout the warm summer months.
Kimberly at Petroville wishes her baby a happy 14th birthday, with just a touch of sarcasm and a ton of love. And at DC Moms Blog she shares the most hilarious story about the one thing guys shouldn’t do while their wives are in labor.
Glennia at The Silent I is sharing her secret “how to pack in under two hours” tips. I’m leaving in 5 days and I’ll be checking back with her when it’s time to pack!
Jennifer at The Smart Mama shares some terrifying facts about the presence of BPA in cans and how we’re being falsely lulled into a sense of security about the whole thing. Excuse me now, I have a few cans I need to get rid of. Ugh.
Kim at Passion and Art is ranting against kid pageants and beauty contests. Kids should be allowed to just be pretty without being put up against each other in “who’s the prettiest” contests darn it!
Jessica at jessicagottlieb.com rails against the “fat acceptance movement” and miraculously her readers stayed civil in the comments!
Jennifer at Connect with Your Teens through Pop Culture and Technology is celebrating Jeremy’s 16th birthday. No, he’s not her son, he’s the star of the Zits comic strip and he’s been waiting for this day for 12 long years. Happy Birthday Jeremy! Finally!
Joanne at PunditMom is wondering if even as a non-helicopter parent she’s being unfair to her daughter by not giving her enough freedom and responsibility.
At one point or another we all have to answer tough sex questions. Sarah of Sarah and the Goon Squad got to do it in front of her inlaws. Lucky her. Or rather lucky us because the result was pretty darn funny.
Amy at A Selfish Mom left home for a weekend and didn’t miss her kids at all, even better she doesn’t feel guilty about it. She’s my kind of momma!
And last but not least, we’re wrapping up with a handy guide to green toys for boys over at Son Time Now, you know, in case you want to get a jump on the holiday season…
Happy Carnival everyone! Hope you enjoyed it!
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