So I have not felt inspired lately. We have settled into a routine, we have been parked at the same RV Park for a month and plan on spending another month here. No pretty sunset pictures, not much to do around the park and I am still trying to figure out this whole Stay At Home Mom thing. Needless to say I have been in a slump with writing. On the flip side, Zoe and I have had some awesome days spent playing outside, glorious playdates and exploring all the free things to do in Austin.
However, I got to thinking why not write about the people who inspire me, make me laugh so hard I pee my pants, even make me cry and these bloggers make me want to be a better writer. I follow travel bloggers, mommy bloggers, lacativist bloggers, birth/midwife/doula bloggers, simplest bloggers, gay single dad bloggers, attach parenting bloggers and organizing bloggers. So grab some tissues and an extra pair of underwear(just in case you pee your pants) because we are going to explore the many bloggers who make me laugh and cry.
This was my first resource for dreaming about living the nomadic life. I stayed up one night and read their ebook, “No Excuses, Go Nomadic,” cover to cover, and realized we could live in an RV NOW! This couple gives monthly streaming talks about life in an RV, has written travel apps, interviews other nomads and constantly writing about the good and the bad of life on the road. Although I have never met them, but hope to some day, they are sort of the celebrity RV couple in the subculture of nomads. Have not met another RVer our age that has not heard of the technomads.
Gone with the Wynns
I have a confession to make. I am obsessed with their videos. I use to come home from my 9-5 job and watch their youtube channel when I was still dreaming of living the travel lifestyle. Go check it out. I will wait. (((((time lapse with a great montage))))) Awesome videography huh? Okay one last video, this is my favorite and holds a special place in my heart. I was camp counselor in Maine and this was my first big hike up Cadillac mountain, the first place in America to see the sunrise.
A Life Made Simple
Wishing I could remember how this blog was found. There has been countless nights awake nursing a baby and I just start wondering around the internet. Most of it is crap or not important. And then there is moments where you sit up in bed and say. Oh My God…this person is just like me. That is this blog. It is a travel blog but it is also a parenting blog, which is where my blog sort of fits into.
This women literally runs about 18 different Facebook groups about various nomadic topics, blogs, writes newsletters, so lets just say she is super involved in the digital world of networking. If you dream of living the nomadic lifestyle, this is the blog to follow and connect with.
An off beat couple who urbanize the RV experience and add some flair with their foodie photographs.
The Roaming Pint
A unique blend of travel and beer. I follow this couple mainly because they are fellow jayhawkers(Kansas) and I can be a beer snob. If I had a party, this would be the people who bring the best beer and leave it in my fridge! Plus, are you looking for a unique gift for a beer snob? Well you should check out their unique upcycled merchandise.
“Why would a family give up a comfortable middle-class existence in the second happiest town in the USA? The short answer is because we can. Besides that – the desire to meet people & see places. The realization that our kids only have a few years left at home with us. And a desire for the adventure of a lifetime. Now – before old age and ill health kick in”
Baby Sideburn-The Things I Wish I could Say Blog
This blogger had me at F*CK. She writes about and says the things that I often filter in my mind. She cusses, she bitches about parenting, and tells it like it is. Not everything about parenting is simple, kind and loving, most of the time it is a WTF moment? Oh and did I mention she loves lists, when ever she is ranting it usually is in a list form. My favorite quote from her
“Tents are F’ing Awesome. Until a kid farts in them and then they become a dutch oven”
I suggest you follow her on her Facebook page so you can read her awesome thoughts throughout the day, not just her blogs. On numerous occasions I have almost peed my pants reading her posts.
The Progressive Parent- Alternative Parenting Blog
This one is where you might need a tissue. I have been following this mother for awhile, her son was around the same age as my daughter and I always felt connected to her style of parenting. She lost her son a few weeks ago to Sudden Unexplained Child Death. It is heartbreaking and I have cried several times while reading her blogs. She truly is a wonderful, beautiful writer and the pain and grief is there and in your face. Sometimes it is to unbearable to read her blogs, but it makes me appreciate all that I have around me even more.
Peaceful Parenting Blog
I started following this blog while pregnant after trying to read “What To Expect While Expecting” If you have this book and you are expecting….throw it the away. This is a much more natural, gentler way of parenting. Great resource for everything from intact sons to vaccinations to normal weaning age for breastfeeding.
The Leaky B@@b
The Feminist Breeder
Little House on the Praire Living
100 Thing Challenge
Single Dad Laughing
Note to Blog: If I could get even half of these people in the same room for a bitchin party, I would never have another party again.
I counted all the blogs I read, I may have an addiction.
Disclaimer: Anything in quotes above is not my thought, but the thought from the author.