Featured Parent Blogger
Sharon Reilly used to work for the CIA. These days she's a stay-at-home mom to three kids, ages 3, 5, and 7, and chronicles her journey on the blog "ViolaCay."
"Viola is my paternal grandmother's name and Cay is my maternal grandmother's name," writes Sharon in her introduction post for us as part of our Featured Parent Blogger series. "I feel like I'm a combination of the two of them in many ways."
Sharon is the mother of a child with a nut allergy.
"This thing. This food allergy thing, is NOT for the faint of heart," she writes on her blog."There are lots of things about parenting that terrify me, but this allergy thing toys with the darkest parts of my brain on a daily basis." (Photo: Kerry Goodwin Photography)
And that's why she shared a post called "I could've killed my boy today" with our readers this week. She said she does not like to re-read it, but is glad it connected with so many food allergy moms who share her battle.
"We've all messed up. We all have to move on," she writes in her post for us about her favorite blog post.FULL ENTRY
Our #FeaturedParentBlogger this week on Boston.com Moms is Julia Magnusson from It's Not Like a Cat, a blog about, as she puts it: "the rough transition from cat ownership to motherhood (seriously, you cannot just leave the baby with a bowl of food for the weekend—it’s TRUE)."
On Monday, she introduced herself. Here is a snippet from her intro:
Motherhood was indeed a rough transition. For a few years, I blogged mostly about postpartum depression and the shock of becoming a stay-at-home mom. I reached many women who also struggled with those issues, and I learned how powerful a blog can be—both from the blogs that helped me through those dark times, and from women writing to me to tell me how my blog helped them realize they were not alone.FULL ENTRY
Photo courtesy of Christa Terry
Our #FeaturedParentBlogger this week is Christa Terry, who you may know as co-founder of Mom Meet Mom, the mom meet-up site that's expanding nationwide. Terry, however, also blogs in her personal space at I Know How Is Babby Formed, and that's what she's talking about with us this week on Boston.com Moms.
That means Christa is joining us all this week in our Moms forums, taking questions, and telling us more about herself and her blog.
On Monday, she introduced herself. Here is a snippet from her introduction:
Anyway, I Know How Is Babby Formed has picked up a core readership of people (mostly moms) who keep coming back for more. You better believe I am honored and amazed every day by that. And inspired. Meeting so many amazing moms online and then connecting with some of them offline really made me understand how important mom friends are, so I got together with two other mothers and we created Mom Meet Mom. It's a place where all moms can go to find amazing local mom friends, playdates, and support from other moms who just get it. Check it out – we're pretty proud of it.FULL ENTRY
Here's how our series works:
Christine is posting in our Moms forums every day. Each day has a different theme. We will post some snippets of what she says right here in Parent Buzz. But if you'd like to read more of what Christine is posting this week, just hop on into our Featured Parent Blogger forum.
JD Bailey from Honest Mom is our #FeaturedParentBlogger this week on Boston.com Moms. That means she'll be spending the week with us, sharing information about the mom behind the blog (and the blog too!).
Here's how it works:
JD will post in our Moms forums each day this week. We'll add links and bits of information to this post as she does.
Monday she posted an introduction.
A snippet from JD's introduction:
I am proud to be an outspoken advocate for moms who deal with depression. I was interviewed by Katie Couric on her show about the topic in March and was featured in a March 2013 Parenting Magazine article about parents and depression.FULL ENTRY
We are having a blast learning more about local mom and dad bloggers as part of our new Boston.com Moms Featured Parent Blogger series.
Here's how it works. We get to know the blogger over the course of a week. The blogger posts in our Featured Parent Blogger forum each day. On Monday, we ask for an introduction. On Tuesday, the blogger shares 20 facts about him or herself and the blog. On Wednesday the blogger reveals his or her favorite post of all time and why. On Thursday, the blogger takes questions from readers. And on Friday, the blogger shares the blogs he or she is reading.
Check out some of the bloggers we've gotten to know so far.
Jessica Grimes is a mom of two who blogs at Keeping Mommy Sane and lives in the Boston 'burbs. She is a vegetarian who started her blog a year ago to have a "creative outlet" and writes, "I might be addicted to magazines." She just ran her first half marathon. Check out her week with us.
Kimberly Hensle Lowrance is a mom of two in the 'burbs who has been blogging at Red Shutters since 2008. She met her hubby on Match.com and once slept overnight on the Great Wall of China. One of her favorite blog posts is about her anniversary trip to Paris. Check out her week with us.FULL ENTRY
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Kristi Palma, Boston.com Moms producer, is the mom of a first grader and a preschooler. She is a writer who enjoys cooking her grandmother's Italian recipes (when her son isn't launching paper airplanes into them). Follow her on Twitter @kristipalma.