I never felt that the term “Mommy Blogger” was one that truly encapsulated all that mommy bloggers do… the term implies such a limited view of a profound and growing landscape of gifted writers and passionate women who are embracing a mission and launching their dreams on platforms that can reach hundreds of thousands of people around the world. A Mommy Blogger isn’t the picture of a mom taking to her keyboard journaling her day during nap time, although that is a noble and inspiring cause. I can appreciate the value in every blogger’s words and wisdom as they share their own story with their personal voice. With that comes more…
So much more.
There is a vast empire the mommy bloggers are building. I get to see and experience first hand, the depths and the heights of success and purpose that these powerful women pursue. I have the honor of sharing in this incredible journey, as women around the world work tirelessly to promote books, and businesses that they invest their precious time, energy and effort into- in order to make a difference and an impact on this world.
It’s happening right before our eyes. Mommy Bloggers have a loud and resounding voice of integrity… and countless talented women are making their mark in this over-crowded landscape. They are rising to success and taking on challenges and goals that are flying fast down the runway to launch their dreams, and their courage and brilliant force is fierce and victorious.
Oh, how I love this.
And to think I have the privilege of knowing them… makes me feel a sense of pride and triumphant nobility in it all.
Take a look into the window of our world~
My dear friend Jennifer, traveling to Nicaragua for a WaterAid mission. Her tireless philanthropic purpose is ever-growing as she partners with countless organizations to promote social good, giving, and making a difference in our world.
My blogging bestie, Ilene, who has navigated through relentless challenges in her personal life, and gives new meaning to ‘a woman of strength’ when it comes to uprooting her kids and starting her journey as a single mom building a business from the ground up. Ilene is the epitomy of success and enduring stamina in her mission. Now go buy her Granola! You won’t regret it… or maybe you will, because the stuff is down right ADDICTING!!
Alexa lost her precious child, and has been fervently giving her pain a purpose, as she is in constant motion to promote awareness of Twin to Twin Transfusion Syndrome and connect to help bereaved moms everywhere. Her beautiful book is her most beloved mission… and her goal is to have this significant resource in as many facilities as possible, so that grieving mothers will be blessed by its encouragement. If your heart is tugging right now, you can donate here.
Janine seems to not sleep, as her site is constantly buzzing with amazing businesses booming and her platform is always in motion to launch and support countless opportunities for entrepreneurs everywhere. Her talent is seen on many sites where she is the expert in design and behind the scenes technology of many blogs/businesses as she uses her skills and abilities to make these websites beautiful and working so efficiently and effectively! If you are in any need of Design help, go see her- STAT.
Crystal is an anomaly to me because I just don’t understand how one mom can do so much! Not only is she the leader and publisher and promotions manager of The Mother of all Meltdowns, but her tireless investment in creating her own book publishing company in addition to managing and running multiple campaigns and sites is down right mind blowing. If you want to become an author, she’s your girl!
There are “Mommy bloggers” everywhere that are published authors! There are book launches and promotions and amazing featured writers in a variety of excellent works. Mommy Bloggers aren’t just journaling- they are crafting their art and publishing and promoting and selling their work! They are on top selling lists and traveling book tours and speaking engagements, book signings, interviews on national TV, as they are making their mark all across the world. Here are just a few of the books I own…
Each one with a purpose and a mission. Each mom with a gift, a passion, and a pursuit of significance.
All the while, raising their children.
These are just a few of the women I am proud to know. This is just a tasting of the feast that is out there. Believe me, there are many, many more- impacting this world, one book-business-mission- at a time.
It just doesn’t seem to fit.
WriterMom Angela says
I have a love/hate relationship with the term Mommy Blogger. Am I a mommy? Yes. Am I a blogger? Yes. Is that all there is to the story? Nope!
I love ALL of the women you highlighted in this post and like you count myself blessed to know them AND somehow I did NOT know Janine did design work? How did I not know that???
That happens to me ALL the time Angela!! I find out something HUGE about a blogging friend, and I’m all ‘WHAT??”. Check out her site- is she amazing or what? The girl is a powerhouse!
Janine Huldie says
I couldn’t love you more if I tried. Seriously after the day I am having with no power for almost 24 hours and then for you to feature here with all these amazing women, Seriously, I wish I could just reach out and hug you. I love you Chris and I was crying reading all your kind words about all of us. Thank you, thank you a million times over for your kindness and friendship, too always 🙂
Oh Janine!! YOU my friend, are one of the most incredible women I know. I am so honored to be a part of your life in any way I can… supporting you, loving you always!
I am SO sorry you had such a hard day- UGH. Oh, how I hope today is better and your power is restored!!!
Deb @ Urban Moo Cow says
Hello nail, this is the hammer. Here I am hitting you on the head! Good job, Chris. Totally true.
HA! You are SO creatively COOL Deb… LOVE THAT!! 🙂
Just awesome. And for me to able to interact with some of these amazing women is just inspiring. These women are real and they are making things happen.
EXACTLY Jhanis! Your words are perfectly said about it all. What an incredible joy it is to know so many amazing women!
another jennifer says
I love this so much. And I love you so much. I’d add you to this list, as you are one of the most inspiring and encouraging women I know. Mommy Bloggers Unite! We’re changing the world and raising our kids at the same time…
Oh Jen- that means the WORLD to me, coming from YOU. I love love love how you put that! PERFECT!
I’m perfectly fine with being called a Mommy Blogger! I’m proud to be in the company of such incredible women! You have become such a good friend and inspiration, Chis. It’s been such an incredibly hard day. This has lifted my spirits! Thank you! XOXO
Oh Crystal- I thought about you and had you on my heart through out the day yesterday. I am SO sorry you had such a hard day…
I hope that today is better? Oh, how I do pray it is.
You are truly an inspiration.
I feel so fortunate to know every one of the women you mentioned, and of course you too. Mommy blogger certainly doesn’t do justice to the amazingness of all this girl power!
I think of all those people ‘off line’ that see this title so differently- and that is SO MASSIVELY misconstrued! If only people knew the power behind mommybloggers and the incredible success stories and strength and determination and passionate purpose that surrounds this industry!
If only all really knew what we know.
They are surely missing out!
Yes! I think the term “mommy blogger” is so inadequate for the countless moms who are using passion and talent to accomplish so much from their homes! I love this. Also, I really need to get my hands on some of Ilene’s granola!
It’s pretty amazing- these countless women who have the stamina, determination and the passion to make their purpose and mission a success! Blows me away…
Now go buy Ilene’s granola STAT. You are gonna be addicted immediately- just warning you!
My Inner Chick says
How about— “Blogger Transforming The World?”
LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!!!!!!
Just perfect!! XOXOXO
One ‘mommyblogger’ at a time… oh, how sweet it is. Triumphant moms unite!
Carry on, soldier. You keep on your mission. The battlefield is brutal- it needs your light.
Ginny Marie says
Some of my favorite bloggers and amazing women as well! Just as the word “mom” doesn’t tell all that we do, neither does “mommy blogger!”
I am so proud and inspired by so many mom bloggers everywhere- it’s really amazing to see so many women make a difference in this world!
Mommy Blogger just doesn’t do justice to those amazing moms doing amazing things with their platforms.
AMEN to THAT Salma!! It blows my mind… passionate women with a purpose- they are tireless and courageous and their strength and perseverance amazes me to no end.
Well said, well done! Can’t wait to check out these wonderful women. You have never steered me wrong!
I still need to go back and check out the bloggers you shared! I was on my phone when I read that post- and well, life is really getting in the way these days!! LOVE you SO much. XOXO Can’t WAIT to feature you HERE!! You are still my fave… I just LOVE LOVE LOVE how you write. Your voice, your presence- is so unique and beautiful all at once. 🙂
I agree! So many moms are able to do so much and take care of their kiddos at the same time. It’s inspiring! I wish I had more time to devote to it, but I know that stage of life will get here eventually. Now isn’t my time to write books or have a huge following, but I hope that I at least have a loyal few who enjoy what I have to say. Great post!! There are some amazing “mommy bloggers” out there!
Oh I hear ya! There are so many seasons of motherhood to embrace… and when time allows us to launch our dreams – it WILL happen. But most treasured priority and mission… is being a MOM. 🙂 You are such a gifted soul Meredith! Keep doing exactly what you are doing- THAT my friend, is a beautiful mission in itself. XO
Wow Chris! This is just… well… humbling! And I agree with Jennifer – you are fit to be on this list! Goodness knows you have encouraged and inspired me in some of my darkest moments. Thank you friend!
You are so kind, Alexa! You know how much I love you, pray for you, and support you- from the deepest parts of my heart dear friend. Always.
Lisa @ The Golden Spoons says
Amen!! I have met some wonderful women through blogging – the women you listed – YOU – who are all so much more than Mommies. I am honored to know them and so glad to have found them!
YES YES YES!!! And I feel the same way about YOU Lisa! It’s amazing how inspiring so many mommy-bloggers are out there. I am constantly in awe of everyone’s work and integrity and relentless and tireless efforts and energy to invest in their dreams. Oh, how that just amazes me!
Ah, I love this! And you mentioned so many of my favorites, and even better – my FRIENDS.
I don’t know that I’m a mommy blogger. I don’t know what I am. I’m not a photography blogger..fully. I’m a something. Yes, I’ll go with that.
HA! Yeah- I tend to think of the term “mommy blogger” loosely- like all moms who blog basically. It feels like that to me- and that is a HUGE umbrella niche, ain’t’ it? Yeah- let me think on yours… I personally think you are more of an inspirational blogger/writer/photographer- encapsulating and embracing the details of each precious moment through your lens/eyes and your deep inner contemplation. A bit foggy- but that feels a bit more ‘something’ to me… lol 🙂
This is all so true. Every day as I try to go through blogs, many of the ones you mentioned and those of the people commenting, I think the same things. Amazing, smart, confident women – so much more than that term implies.
Exactly Stephanie!! It really hits me- how successful and incredibly tireless they all are in their endeavors and parenting!! Blow my mind really.
It would just be so much better if we focused on ALL women, moms or not, rather than try to limit this to just moms (or, in this case, mommy bloggers). We all have something to share and offer and rather than try to squeeze any of us into a box of some sort or a cheap label, it’s best we just identify ourselves as what we are: Bloggers. And, for the most part, awesome ones at that.
Absolutely Kim! We are women and we each have our own gifts and passionate dreams and missions in this blogging world. I am merely focusing on the moms, because Mother’s Day is coming, and I like to highlight moms who are raising their kids, while still working tirelessly toward their goals. I think that is commendable and worth featuring here on TheMomCafe. (Where motherhood is one of the main areas of my blog)
Michelle @ A Dish of Daily Life says
I don’t really like the term Mommy Blogger? I’m a mom, I’m a blogger, but I don’t fit in a box. I loved how you wrote this and you featured some pretty amazing women…all of whom I am proud to know and honored to call friends!
I think that term isn’t an accurate description- it doesn’t convey the immense platform and mission of women everywhere that are launching dreams with a purpose!! All the while- raising their CHILDREN! Such an honor to know so many incredible women- YOU included my dear friend!!
Jennifer Hall says
What a great tribute to WOMEN bloggers everywhere!
There are countless incredibly strong and passionate women out there embarking on their dreams, their mission- and their message- making an impact on the world. Just so honored to be exposed to so many courageous and brilliant women!
Jennifer Hall says
Me too! They’ve inspired me so much during the 4 years I’ve been blogging.
Katy @ Experienced Bad Mom says
This was wonderful! And inspiring. And behind every “mommy” blogger are countless cheerleaders and friends offering words of support and encouragement like you did here!
It’s an incredible community, isn’t it Katy? OH, how I love that!! 🙂
women raising one another up in encouragement and support and Blessings!! This is why I love blogging — and why it is so much more than Just Blogging.
Thank you giving shout outs of such inspiring women — I am dying to get my hands on some of that granola! 🙂
It’s SUCH a beautiful thing, really. Isn’t it? The countless women making a difference in this world!! And we get to stand by each other hand in hand… lifted up through such amazing support, encouragement and deep and honorable friendships. It doesn’t get much better than that. 🙂
Go get you some of Ilene’s granola!! Oh you will LOVE it!!
Bianca @ Rant Rave Crave says
Yeah I don’t think we should pigeonhole anyone. These examples of such extraordinary women is wonderful.
There are so many amazing women- it’s just incredible to see them launch their dreams and live out their purpose!
Gosh, how honored I am to know so many of them. 🙂
The Dose of Reality says
Aw! This post brought a tear to my eye. You are so right. Mommy Blogger doesn’t quite cover it all adequately. I love the bloggers you featured. They are *inspirations* and I am so proud to be their fans and to call them friends. They are an unstoppable force of good in the world!! –Lisa
As are YOU Lisa! And YOU Ashley!! (I know she’s around you somewhere!!!)
You girls are a HUGE illuminating LIGHT in this blogging world. I don’t think I know anyone more encouraging than you beautiful dynamic duo!
I mean it.
I think Tamara said it all when she said that these are more than bloggers – these are her friends. I feel the same way – and honored to be in such good company with some of the others that you mentioned. Thank you .xo
YOU are truly one of my heroes in this world, Ilene. I am beyond blessed knowing you. And can I tell you how HONORED I am that I got to be on the phone with you when your FIRST customer walked through the door of your store??!!!! How COOL is THAT?!! LOVE LOVE LOVE that. 🙂
Who runs the world? GIRLS!
You are such an inspiration when it comes to staying focused and motivated. It is connections like these that is the icing on the blogging cake. You’re timing is so perfect. How did you know I needed a little pick me up and blogging encouragement? oxox
AW!!!! We ROCK it, don’t we Steph?!! I would LOVE for you to share a piece here about Listen To Your Mother, if you could? I am going to be featuring Mommy Bloggers through Mother’s Day. We have LOTS to celebrate when it comes to this!! 🙂 I am SO glad this encouraged you, sweet friend!
Jill @ Ripped Jeans & Bifocals says
Awesome, Chris! I love this! I will confess I don’t like the term “mommy blogger”, either because it seems so…limiting. Reading through all the comments on this thread, though, I am pretty proud to be a mommy blogger!
AMEN to THAT Jill!! There are amazing women out there making an impact on the WORLD being a ‘mommy blogger’ and I am so proud to know them… 🙂
Love this. I’ve had some of the same feelings. Sometimes, people don’t get why I love to blog (and read blogs) , but there is a force there that is amazing! How blessed I am to have the influence of so many strong, smart, women in my life too. Even virtually!
It’s really amazing, isn’t it Meredith? There are incredible women we share this world with, and it’s just awesome!!!
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