Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Finding the Working Mom Blogs

I'm on the search for more blogs written by moms who work outside the home.  I have found some cool ones written by moms whose job is to write the working mom blogs, (like Working Moms Blog and Working Moms Against Guilt) but not many when the mom has another, completely different job, but still wants to write her own personal blog.

This got me thinking.  Why is it that there are so many fewer "working mom" blogs than "SAHM blogs?"  It's not that SAHMs have more time.  I know they clearly don't.  In fact, when you're working at a job, (for the most part) you really actually have more time to concentrate on yourself and to work at a pace that seems infinitely slower than what happens at home (well, at least it does for me).  No, it can't be the time.  Is it that SAHMs have more to say? It's true, that most of the working mom blogs that I've seen have short posts and longer time between regular postings.  No, that can't be it either.

I suppose at the end of the day, it doesn't matter.  SAHMs and working moms have much in common.  They both have to get kids fed, get baths, homework, papers signed and with backpacks, and the list goes on and on.  And as far as blogs go, I find that I want to read those that provide me with a little bit of diversion from regular routine of my life.  When I read them, I am reminded that we're all trying to float in the same boat--raising kids in a world that has spectacular demands on your time and energy.  And that is why I find the time to read: Aging Mommy, Organic Motherhood with Coolwhip, Clueless but Hopeful Mama, Mommywords, Life in a Tiny Town and Swistle among many others.

Trying to balance between work and family is hard enough without any sense of knowing that you're not alone in this endeavor.  I'm so grateful for my friends and family who read my boring musings, and I'm grateful for mom bloggers--SAHM, WAHM or work outside the home mom--who show me how they do it.


MomAgain@40 said...

I agree with you. I have a "bit more" time at work to check on on my blog, than when I am at home.
At home I can only start looking at my blog at about 9pm, or later.

Aging Mommy said...

Thank you so very much for the shout out here for my blog, I feel very honored.

I think SAHMs have more to say because - at least for me - it is a way of connecting with the world beyond my stay home life. True, the connections are with other Moms and often about our children, but it is something I do for me, that keeps my brain active and it has done wonders for me. If I worked I am not sure I would have started my blog, if that makes sense.

As for working Mom blogs try a few of these:
Diary of a Mad Bathroom
Half-Past kissin' Time
Here Where I Have Landed
Just Making Our Way
Mom Of The Perpetually Grounded
Old Tweener
Ooops...There Goes My Mind
Pampers and Pinot
The Human Race 600

If you need the links to these just let me know - it's quite a varied bunch of sites but hopefully you'll find some you like, these are all of the working Mom blogs I read