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Working Mom SOMIs
April 17, 2014
5:35 pm
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BananaPants
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April 17, 2014

I'm a full time WOHM to two kittens – I do blog, but it comes in fits and spurts and I have all of two followers (both of whom I know in real life).   In looking for other WOHMs who blog, I have not found many – and none of them are big name bloggers.  

April 18, 2014
12:32 pm
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Polka Dot Diary
Kitten
Meows: 4
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April 18, 2014

I work full-time OUT of the home and have two kids. I've recently started a blog (www.polkadotdiary.com) that focuses on a variety of things including fashion, fitness, love and balancing mom/wife world with the professional world. It's in the works, but would love to know what you think. 

April 18, 2014
2:56 pm
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grrr

I really like http://theshubox.com she is an pediatric endrocronologist doctor and write a lot about food and organizing along with talking about her children. She's been blogging forever so it's been nice to read her journey.

April 18, 2014
4:23 pm
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Blanket
Hamcat
Meows: 70
Snarking Since:
June 12, 2013

ohheyyyyy said
I'm looking for recommendations of bloggers who happen to be moms and who also work outside the home. (Note I did not say "mommy bloggers.") I think when it comes down to it I just can't identify with SAHMs and the blogs from this world are too eye-rolling and rage-inducing for me to invest in them any further. However, I'd love to read moms who are trying to juggle home and work balance and whose world is bigger than potty-training and turning their blog into a "brand." Career women raising kids who somehow manage to find time to blog, too – do they exist?

Eh, there are SAHMs who don't blog about branding and potty training.  They aren't going to show up on GOMI though.  I find WOHM blogs to mostly be GOMIs because it's all work politics and (semi-fictional) tales of what their kid(s) did in daycare/school.  Not sure how that's a "bigger" world.  Blogging is always going to be pretty narrow-cast and navel-oriented.  

April 19, 2014
3:42 pm
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SmelleKelle

grrr said
I really like http://theshubox.com she is an pediatric endrocronologist doctor and write a lot about food and organizing along with talking about her children. She's been blogging forever so it's been nice to read her journey.

Just visited her blog and I like how she writes. Very cute kids too!

 

I've mentioned one of my fave blogs on here before http://thegreatumbrellaheist.blogspot.co.uk/ 

She's a full-time CPA with identical triplet girls (after previously losing a full-term baby girl during labour). There's no flashy stuff going on here, but I really like her blog. She posts lovely pictures of her girls, talks frequently about how difficult it is to juggle work with three kids and is basically just about the most normal and relatable blogger mom I've ever read.

April 23, 2014
5:32 pm
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ohheyyyyy
Hamcat
Meows: 119
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June 30, 2012

Loving all these recommendations, and eager to check them all out!

 

I've mentioned these bloggers in other threads – for some reason they tend to be categorized with the "Southern preppy bloggers" crew, even though only one seems to wear LilyP and none are into monogramming. All are SOMIs for me and also working moms.

  • For The Love – Melissa is an attorney in Florida, mom to a pre-schooler. http://www.forthelove-mb.blogspot.com
  • Freckled Citizen – Maggie is a transit/subway policy person of some sort in Washington DC and mom to pretty young baby. http://www.freckledcitizen.com
  • Spice and Sass – Samma is a mom of two in Tennessee, also an attorney but for her family business I think (although used to be working at a firm), currently home with the new baby. http://www.spiceandsass.com
June 5, 2016
7:26 pm
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longtimelurker
Hamcat
Meows: 103
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June 4, 2012

Reviving this thread! Any good reads for a fellow working mom who likes blogs that are real (but not depressing)?

July 21, 2016
10:18 am
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whatevs
Hamcat
Meows: 193
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April 8, 2014

So I'm re-reviving this to ask a few questions of anyone looking for blogs in this area.

This is something I have tossed around doing for a while (work from home mom, but both kids are in school), but I haven't quite figured out what the content would be and what would interest any potential readers. 

So as ladies in similar situations – what would you want from this sort of blog?

 

chair Sorry if this isn't really the appropriate place to ask this type of question. Just genuinely curious.

July 21, 2016
11:04 am
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Hair Tutorial
Senior Hamcat
Meows: 786
Snarking Since:
May 1, 2013

whatevs meowed
So I'm re-reviving this to ask a few questions of anyone looking for blogs in this area.

This is something I have tossed around doing for a while (work from home mom, but both kids are in school), but I haven't quite figured out what the content would be and what would interest any potential readers. 

So as ladies in similar situations – what would you want from this sort of blog?

 

chair Sorry if this isn't really the appropriate place to ask this type of question. Just genuinely curious.

I had a conversation with another working mom friend about this a while back, where we tossed around the idea of doing a joint working mom blog together. For me, I'd like to read about real life time management stuff. Real life dinner prep – NOT sponsored Blue Apron shit – and maybe just how other moms handle daily routines. Real life talk about the daily SCHLEP of kids and their gear and juggling it all. I know that's kind of boring, but it's relatable. I think Camp Patton started out this way before she got all into sponsored crap and crazy use of filters on her photography. I also like Bunmi Laditan's FB page because she keeps things really real on there. (Except she's a SAHM, though a good blogger)

 

I also like to see non-glossy, non-posed, non-staged kid pictures. A lot of the big mom bloggers really go overboard here, and I think its more fun to see kids just playing, or getting messy, or doing whatever they do in a natural setting. I am NOT (in any way) a blogger or even have a large social media following, but on my IG I try to show real life pictures (it's impossible to "pose" my kids even if I tried) with funny/witty accompanying captions. I haaaaate seeing captions like, "this sweet boy is such a good helper #momlife #blessed" or "this little man has four teeth now! Getting so big!" drool Ugh. C'mon. Keep it real! Too saccharine turns me right off. 

I guess, what I am trying to say is, if I wanted to read a good SOMI blog by a working mom, I'd want it to be more about the MOM than the kids. That's what's really lacking out there in blogland. (I think this is why I like Bunmi's posts, because she keeps it about herself – she doesn't even show her kids faces – but at the same time she's not overly narcissistic. She just talks about what it's like to be a mom)

 

Wow, apparently I have a lot of thoughts about thishijacked

July 21, 2016
11:33 am
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Buddy
Hamcat
Meows: 167
Snarking Since:
November 21, 2012

I know I'm outing myself here (also, shill alert), but what the hell.  I am a working mom of one and I've been blogging forever, so while I do write about my kid, I write about tons of other subjects. Right now I'm mostly writing about how the world is killing me (you hams are helping to save me, though). It's not a sponsored blog, just a place for me to iron things out, and most of the comments it receives come from friends and family on facebook. Anyway, if you want to give it a gander, it's at avengingsybil.typepad.com.

July 25, 2016
4:59 pm
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running a personal worst
Hamcat
Meows: 83
Snarking Since:
April 29, 2015

Buddy meowed
I know I'm outing myself here (also, shill alert), but what the hell.  I am a working mom of one and I've been blogging forever, so while I do write about my kid, I write about tons of other subjects. Right now I'm mostly writing about how the world is killing me (you hams are helping to save me, though). It's not a sponsored blog, just a place for me to iron things out, and most of the comments it receives come from friends and family on facebook. Anyway, if you want to give it a gander, it's at avengingsybil.typepad.com.

 

Just visited it!  I've been soooo depressed about the news lately  myself.  My 19 year old daughter reminded me one day that there is a lot of good in the world as well but we don't hear about it.  I hope she is right!  I am with you on the news detox.  Hope you enjoy your break!

August 4, 2016
12:40 pm
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Buddy
Hamcat
Meows: 167
Snarking Since:
November 21, 2012

running a personal worst meowed

Buddy meowed
I know I'm outing myself here (also, shill alert), but what the hell.  I am a working mom of one and I've been blogging forever, so while I do write about my kid, I write about tons of other subjects. Right now I'm mostly writing about how the world is killing me (you hams are helping to save me, though). It's not a sponsored blog, just a place for me to iron things out, and most of the comments it receives come from friends and family on facebook. Anyway, if you want to give it a gander, it's at avengingsybil.typepad.com.

 

Just visited it!  I've been soooo depressed about the news lately  myself.  My 19 year old daughter reminded me one day that there is a lot of good in the world as well but we don't hear about it.  I hope she is right!  I am with you on the news detox.  Hope you enjoy your break!

Thanks so much for checking it out – the break was amazing. The time went too fast! But it was glorious to be cut off from everything that was bringing me down for awhile.

November 17, 2016
4:43 pm
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animalanditem
Kitten
Meows: 5
Snarking Since:
November 15, 2016

I'm always looking for more blogs like this. Never finding many. I've also considered starting one, but I have a thing about posting photos of my child online, and that seems to be a mommy blogging requirement.



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