Ok, so i may still be fairly new in the blogosphere but there was no way i could limit this list down to 5 as there are so many fantastic blogs and writers out there, so without further ado i give you a selection of my favourite blogs:
Gemma is mummy to the beautiful Kels and the gorgeous Kai and soon to be wife of Mr L. She is my original 'blogging buddy', a dear friend and a genuinely nice person all round. Her blog covers various topics including her struggle with post natal depression and in my opinion is a must read.
Lucy is mummy to the one and only beautiful boy and expecting another ('Splodge') later this year. She was one of the first bloggers to welcome me into the blogosphere and had to contend with my barrage of questions in the early days. Lucy is an amazing photographer and has captured many beautiful photos and memories over on the blog.
Lisa is a first time mummy to Holly and expecting her second ('little man') any day now. She is my Pretty.Little.Things partner in crime and a good friend who i talk to pretty much every day. Her blog covers lots of things from motherhood and family to arts and crafts and i love having a read of it all.
Kara is mummy to Grayson and Addison and truly one of the most inspirational people i know. She is dedicated to her two children, one of which is disabled and she has a pure heart of gold. Her son is a SWAN (Syndrome Without A Name) and she will soon be shaving all of her hair off to raise money for his cause. Her blog has some very poignant and heartfelt posts.
Laura is a first time mummy to the gorgeous Leo and another one of my 'blogging buddies' (and another lady that i speak to on a daily basis). She's been on the blogging scene a little longer than me and has a natural talent when it comes to writing. She is a great source of advice and support, as well as being a good friend.
Katie is a first time mummy to Mads and wife to the infamous Mr E. Her and Hubby are the dynamic duo behind the design of my blog and two of the friendliest people you could wish to meet. Katie has helped me continually since i started blogging, been a great source of advice, a good friend and i find her work truly inspiring and beautiful to read.
Lucy is the only girl in a house full of boys and mummy to 'Big Boy' and 'Small Boy'. She's a keen photographer and her blog is full of lots stunning pictures and pretty/girlie things. She has a section of her blog dedicated to her granny which contains some beautiful words and some beautiful photos of vintage items that have been passed down to her.
Charlotte is a first time mummy to her beautiful daughter 'Bob' (this is her nickname of course), a wife, a surrogate mummy to a house full of pets and an avid baker of cakes, cookies and other delicious treats. She started blogging around the same time as me and we've been stuck with each other ever since......no she's a lovely girl really, very friendly and a very good friend.
The Mummy Adventure
Bex is a first time mummy to Dylan and partner of @daddyadventure , both of which blog about their adventures in parenthood. She is another of my 'blogging buddies' and actually lives very close to me so i'm hoping we'll become good friends.
Ready. Steady. Mummy
Natalie is a first time mummy to Isaac who was born around the same time as Riley, so it's nice to talk to someone in a similar situation who is experiencing things at the same time as me. She's a natural when it comes to writing and covers a variety of topics so her blog is always a fun one to read.
Mum Of Three Boys
Angela is the proud mummy of 3 gorgeous boys and her parenting blog about their lives and adventures together is one i read frequently.
I could go on as there are many others but i just don't have the time, so please don't feel disheartened if you've not been featured above, i will do a separate post at a later point with you all on.