I love nothing more about this job than connecting with other moms and talking about all the stuff that bonds us as women, moms, wives, and parenting bad asses…or rather hopeless amateurs depending on the day, right?
Last week, while waiting for the crew to set up at a This Week in Mom shoot, a fabulous clothing designer, her lovely publicist and I, struck up an organic conversation about our post-partum depression. I find it remarkable that three women who met mere minutes ago can sit on a dark sound stage sharing post partum war stories as if we were 3 margaritas in…but such is the bond that motherhood creates.
"Ever have that feeling when you're pushing your stroller on the 2nd story at the mall and you can picture yourself pushing your child off?"
"Not that you'd ever do it, but it's just so scary. Where do those thoughts come from?"
"Hormones are no joke."
"What about every time I held a knife in the kitchen and thought about that mother who cut off her baby's arms, not that I would ever do it, but I just would have those thoughts, the crazy ones."
"Oh my god. Me too…"
It's amazing how easily we can chat about the dark stuff, moisturizers, our libidos, chevron striped pillows, loss of bladder control, or infant diarrhea. And as judgmental as the mom world can seem to new moms and outsiders, my experience in the online mom community has been filled with profound understanding, camaraderie and love. Moms get other moms, in a way that no one else can. We just do.
Here are some extraordinary mom bloggers who share the depths of their moments of motherhood with humor and brutal honesty. Their writing makes me laugh and cry, but inspires me and my parenting on a daily basis. Enjoy!
Miss James Kicinski McCoy
Mr. Lady, aka Shannon
Sarah Winer Maizes
What are your favorite mom blogs? Share them here, or tweet me!
-Diane Mizota, Host of This Week in M.O.M