Blog Stalking

As a new(ish) mom I’ve had lots of opportunities to read. And by read, I mean that I have lots of small snippets of time to read articles posted to Facebook, and short blog posts.

To be completely honest, there’s very little time for actual books, and admittedly I don’t have enough concentration to follow plot lines if I’m only able to read a page or two at a time. Old me – who used to read about a book a week – would be very very disappointed in mummy me. But to hell with old me. She had so much time on her hands, she barely knew what to do with it. Who needs classic literature anyway? And honestly…do I really need to read Pride & Prejudice again? I’ll leave my umpteenth reading for when the baby’s in university.

So, while I’m nursing Boo, half-watching Boo play with his many many toys, helping Boo fall asleep, taking a little “me time” on my throne (yes….that’s prime time for scrolling through my RSS reader), or shortly before I fall into bed, I “read”.

Boo playing in a crate

Here are a few of the blogs I’m currently stalking:

A Cup of Jo
Joanna Goddard blogs about her life in NYC, style, makeup, relationships, recipes, motherhood, and more. She’s got two cuties, one of whom had a birthday photo submitted to Reasons My Son Is Crying (they sang the happy birthday song to him). Last year she started an amazing series of posts about motherhood in other countries. So so good. Hers is also the only blog that has ever made me all out cry. I’m talking blubbering with tears streaming down my face at about 3am while nursing the little one. Oof.

Elycia is a fellow Canadian who used to blog a lot about her hair, her clothes, her cats, her thrifty finds, etc. Then she had a baby and now she mostly blogs about him, family, and her 365 project (going on her 2nd year….totally impressive). I enjoy being a bit of a voyeur into her little man’s life (and his wardrobe…he wears everything I wish I could buy/find for Boo)….plus I like her “blog voice”.

enJOY it by Elise Blaha Cripe
Elise makes things like it’s her job (note: it is her job)….and she’s kind of my blogger crush. She crafts in multiple mediums, sells her work online, blogs about it, blogs about being a small business owner, podcasts about it all, and on top of it still blogs about her life and her beautiful little girl. I love pretty much everything about this blog. This one is a must must read for me.

Love Taza | Rockstar Diaries
I don’t think I’ve ever seen two more photogenic children than Samson and Eleanor. They are the cutest little things to behold in this photo-heavy blog written by their mama Naomi, about living as a family in New York City (and going on lots of family visits out west). I love reading about their adventures, seeing the many many pictures, and coveting the whole family’s style. So great. A little less great is the lack of any capitalization whatsoever. Drives me a little batty.

Operation Tubetop
I believe Tova, the author of this blog, is (at the very least) Facebook friends with one of my Facebook friends. Some comment or other showed up in my newsfeed, I got intrigued, moseyed on over to take a look, and got hooked. Tova is a Canadian living in Vienna with her husband and son. Of all the blogs I read, hers is the most like an actual diary. It’s very real, sometimes almost stream of consciousness, and I like it because of that.

the ugly volvo
Written and illustrated (!) by a comedian and mother. It makes me laugh. Enough said.

So that’s my top 6 at the moment. What are your current favourite blogs? Any I should check out? Please share!


2 comments on “Blog Stalking

  1. Hilary Wilson

    Ok, you must check out

    Marieve Best is a Montreal-based design, food, fashion and lifestyle blogger, as well as mom of an almost 2 year old. I stumbled upon her blog a couple of years ago and have been an avid follower ever since. Love her casual, relate-able writing, and her taste is amazing. I feel like she is Canada’s answer to A Cup of Jo—this girl is going places. :)

    Hope you enjoy!


    1. Andrea (Modern Rags)

      Thanks Hilary! As a Montrealer I feel like I should already know about her….I don’t. But I will definitely check her out! Thanks for sharing :)

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