Wednesday, December 31, 2008

If You're Staying in this Evening...

...Ring in the New Year with some excellent new blog fare!

Y'all know I'm one of those mothers who doesn't buy into the yummy mummy phenomenon. Parenting is tough stuff and, while rewarding, is not for those who enjoy sleep, leisure, agreement or the presumption of peaceful meals.

On this note, I have recently discovered:

Motherhood in NYC: An acerbic and incredibly well-written account of family life in the Big Apple. Marinka is from Russia and has some incredible insights about being a "new American" (she's been an expat for much of her life) and a modern woman. She does not sugar coat the parenting experience, which thrills me, to be honest. And she's hilarious. Note: You do not need to be a mother to like this blog. In fact, the less you idealize kids, the better!

Is There Any Mommy Out There: Authored by a mother of 3 and soon to be 4 (all under the age of 4, I think - still new to the blog and figuring out the time lines), this woman deserves an award for optimism and fortitude! She's really living the new mom experience and, while she's obviously nuts about her kids, she isn't opposed to telling you some hair-curling tales.

Update: I was right the first time - it's 3 kids, soon to be 4 all under the age of 4. Thanks for clarifying, Anymommy!

Check 'em out and let me know what you think!


  1. K-line.. I am so in, and so DONE with vay-cay my feet hurt and I am going to do nothing but eat and be lazy.. read all the fab posts that I missed but I wanted you to know I was thinking of you..

    You fabulous Fashionista!!!

  2. GJ: You really have done the vacay in style! You are so sweet to let me know you are thinking of me. I wish you the best New Year!

  3. Hey, thanks for the shout out! And I think that all of Anymommy's kids are under 4. Or maybe under 3. I'm pretty sure that she knows.

  4. Excellent ideas! Love meeting new bloggers!

    Happy New Year's eve, K.Line!


  5. I'll have to have a look at those - all though honestly I am very, very over reading mommy blogs (even the irreverent honest humorous type ones). There are so damn many of them! I know mine veers into that territory at times though so shouldn't throw stones etc.

  6. Hey! Happy New Year! Thanks so much, I'm overwhelmed and floating around from all the links.

    Oh, kids, let's see ;-) I have three right now, three and under. Our fourth is due in July. So, four under four in July!

    I confused you by mentioning the five year old we adopted in that last post. Very long story, but he was placed in a second adoptive home. I'd written about it all a while ago, before we met I think!

  7. Grrr you! I'm already mad at you for making me come here all the time, and now I have to add more to my list?!

    You rotten girl, I'm not giving you those chocolates!


  8. happy new year darling!

    La C.

  9. Any woman who can be a mom is alright with me.

  10. Hope your having a great new year - or will have a great new year...ah time differences - confusing.

  11. I love Marinka's blog. She is a hoot!:-)
    Happy New Years to you and to all you love.xoxo

  12. GJ: I think I may finally have hit rich food saturation point Of course, if you were to make me one of those gorgeous meals you post about...

    Marinka: So glad you stopped by! Your blog has been one of the new reading highlights of my year, so thanks to you!

    Anymommy: You see why it pays to go through the archives? I will look up your past posts but thanks for the clarification.

    Tanya: You have to read them. They are especially perfect for you. Your welcome.

    Seeker: And to you!

    LaC: Happy New Year back!

    E: What I love is how these blogs are ostensibly about motherhood but they are really about the interesting full lives of fascinating women!

    Jenn: Thank you! I know, I cannot keep it straight, but I think you got NYE quite a bit before we did.

    Bel: I should have credited you because you are the one who put me onto her amazing blog!