Last week I announced I would begin writing about the bloggers I follow. The series is called Blogs to Bookmark and there is now a Category dedicated to blog reviews. I will be sharing talented writers who will inspire you, move you, make you laugh, help you, make you think, or maybe even anger you (hope not to do that too often). Please leave me feedback if there is a blogger you think I should be reading or your thoughts on the new series.
For the first Blog to Bookmark, I would like to introduce you to Michelle from Papoe. She is a wife and mom to two young children. Jocelyn is 2 and Aja is almost one. Papoe first came on the blogging scene in February 2010. Michelle is a talented, funny writer. I enjoy the mornings I visit Papoe because I know I will laugh or shake my head in agreement to Michelle’s take on life.
From Michelle’s own words:
“Welcome to my blog, or the place for me to talk about my life, my children, and rant about the reasons that I could be doing something more productive with my time. I always think back at the end of the day on what I had intended to accomplish and wonder where I went wrong. Right now I blame it on the babies. There are two, and they are young and helpless, as babies often are, and they have each mastered the art of the gut-wrenching shriek for attention. Mind you, I love them more than life itself. So I only complain when it’s before dinner and I’m lacking coffee, or after dinner and I’m lacking wine.”
It is such a great opening to her blog and explains clearly what to expect. And I promise you she delivers.
Michelle’s first post is called You’re as Pretty as Steak, which her husband said to her lovingly the week before she launched Papoe. I love this guy.
A Letter to my Girls on this Special Day was the first post I read by Michelle and the moment I bonded with this funny lady.
“Dear Aja & Jocelyn,
If there is one thing that I’ve learned from the Internet it’s that good mothers write letters to their babies. So dear daughters, this is the first proof you have that I am lacking. I have not written a letter to you for every month that you were in my womb, nor have I spent time putting pen to paper in your honor after you escaped. I was too busy trying to keep you alive. Trolling the carpet for choking hazards is one of my favorite past times.”
It is a laugh-out-loud letter to her girls. Please read the entire letter. You can thank me later.
Michelle is a versatile writer , adding thoughtful advice posts to her blog. Are you a Happy Parent is a must-read post for anyone considering parenthood. My favorite advice: don’t be an asshole.
There are also cute posts like Summer Wishes that will make you smile. It’s not just the writing; check out the adorable photo.
As a huge baseball fan, I was excited to read the sport was worked into her wedding day. It was Michelle’s idea. I love this woman. Read Celebaration to learn about her wedding and her love of the A’s.
After you have read Papoe and fallen in love with Michelle and her family, please stop back here to leave a comment.
What do you think about the Blogs to Bookmark series?
Isn’t Papoe a great blog?