I love following blogs as a way to connect and learn from families who are on their own journey. Many of the blogs I read are focused on Special Needs and Prematurity, but sometimes, it’s just someone who makes me want to read more. What I like about blogs is it’s a great way to get different perspectives and to see just how similar and unique each story is.
I read many blogs. As much as I wanted to share everyone’s, I’ve found that sharing too many becomes overwhelming, so here are just a few of my favorites.
- Life With Jack: Beautiful is the best way to sum up Life with Jack. Beautiful words, beautiful pictures, beautiful little boy and a great story of hope. Micro Preemie Jack and his parents, Jessi and Jon, will inspire you and give a lot of focus on what’s really important in life.
- Stream of the Conscious: My day can’t begin without knowing the latest antics of the Stream twins who always seem to live up to their monikers; Search and Destroy. Writer Tricia will make you laugh, but somehow there is always a lesson behind the jokes.
- Finding Ninee: I’m not sure how she does it, but Kristi can make you laugh and cry all in one sentence. She shares her story with son Tucker’s life in “The Middle World” of autism spectrum without an autism diagnosis. You’ll love her trademark and humorous drawings that make something difficult much easier to understand.
- Transcending CP: Start following her now so you can say you’ve been following her since she was in college, because Kerry is destined to be a Pulitzer winner one day. Mark. My. Words. Kerry gives a peek inside the thoughts of a college student who has grown up with Cerebral Palsy through honest essays that you’ll always want to share.
- Life After NICU: Crowd sourcing at its best. This is the one-stop community and blog to read many stories of the NICU and beyond and to ask questions of others in the community. Aimee, Gena and Joel create a positive and supportive environment and share the latest news for Preemie and NICU families.
- Papas of Preemies: As founder Joel says, “dads are often an afterthought in the family picture”. This community shares the voice of the father in a forum to share life inside and after the NICU.
- I Can Say Mama: Joy is mom to Sunny who is globally delayed and seeking a diagnosis. Joy is a wonderful writer who finds important lessons in every day moments and often writes the thoughts that I was thinking but didn’t know how to share.
There are many, many other wonderful blogs so if you have a specific topic you’re wanting to learn more about, let me know and I’ll be happy to recommend others. Also, if you’re a blogger and want to share your page, feel free to leave the link and a brief description in a comment.