After my post yesterday about the importance of being yourself in your blog, I thought I would share with you some of the bloggers who have that down to a fine art. All of these are blogs I seek out and love to read. All are written by bloggers who aren’t’ afraid to say what they think and feel. They truly are bless go from the heart.
The Diary Of A Not So Ordinary Boy is the first blog I ever started reading.
Nancy, a fellow teacher by profession is never afraid to say what she thinks. I love how she tackles the status quo, defends the principles of inclusion with her sword of words, and just generally speaks a lot of heart felt sense. I genuinely get excited when one of her posts lands in my inbox, perhaps because she like me navigates SEND from the dual role of parent and teacher, but also because she like me still believes that the ideal is possible if enough of us work to make it happen.
Five Little Doves is a blog which never fails to move me.
I can honestly say I love every post on it. Laura has an exceptional way with words, and whilst I have never met her, her posts make me feel like I know her. Her blog is an undeniably heart felt account of life, love and loss. She talks of her struggles with mental health, the heartbreak of losing a child, and the joy (and challenges) of raising her family in a way which is open, honest and refreshing. When I spot her posts, I can’t resist reading them, I know they are going to be both beautifully written and inspiring.
Mum Making Lemonade is a blog I only discovered a couple of months ago, but it is one that has rapidly made it onto my favourites list.
The level of honesty in Ruth’s posts is awe inspiring. I can’t even image how difficult the early days must have been for this family, but one look at Elin’s smile makes it easy to see just how wonderful she is. If you are looking for a blog that will truly melt your heart, this one has to be it.
Daydreams Of A Mum is a blog about courage.
Kelly blogs about surviving domestic abuse, and her life after it. It is blog full of strength, hope and wisdom. I can’t even begin to imagine how much she has been through, but I do not that her posts cannot help but be a source of inspiration for whoever reads them. I know I look forward to each new instalment with eager anticipation, and I’m sure others do too.
It’s A Tink Thing is written by fellow autism mum Kelly.
Girls with Autism are few and far between, and I still remember the loneliness in the years immediately after Number One was diagnosed. I was desperate to find a blueprint, someone who had travelled our path before, and I know Kelly’s tremendous honesty within her posts will help many many families travelling a similar path. I love her blog for its frankness, its beautiful photos and because her love for Tink shines through every single post.
Why not check them out, you might just love them as much as I do…