Dooce® @Dooce selected by @KylerEngland

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This blog is full of beautiful photos and anecdotes of life as a mom, written with wit and charm.  I could lose a whole afternoon reading her archives.  Love this entry about her daughter’s wish for a Magic 8 Ball.

Dooce® @Dooce selected by @KylerEngland

 

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Kyler England is a songwriter and artist, and now an expecting mama too! We’re excited to have her as this week’s featured editor!

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Motherhood Uncensored @thatkristen selected by @KylerEngland

 

via Motherhood UncensoredOk, this one is rated X for eXtra TMI.  If you’re easily offended or grossed out, it is not for you.  I’m known to be the queen of TMI amongst my friends so this had me howling.  And equally terrified.  And yet, I’m one of those mothers-to-be who would much rather know than to not know.  Thank goodness for bloggers like Motherhood Uncensored who are willing to boldly share their tales from the other side.

© Kyler England

Kyler England is a songwriter and artist, and now an expecting mama too! We’re excited to have her as this week’s featured editor!

Connect with Kyler: Web | Facebook | Twitter

Download “Take These Things To Heart – the first single from Kyler’s recent EP, The Spare Key Sessions – from Filter Magazine!!

 

Baby Blog Addict @BabyBlogAddict selected by @KylerEngland

via Baby Blog AddictSo it’s going to be a few years before my little-one-on-the-way will be ready to help out around the house, but I love the idea of having kids help cook meals.  What a fun and productive way to spend time together and it sends the message to your child that they are an important part of the family and that they have something to contribute.  Good for their self-esteem, self-reliance, and sense of responsibility to others around them.  Note to self…must get a dog to “vacuum” up what’s going to inevitably end up on the kitchen floor.

© Kyler England

Kyler England is a songwriter and artist, and now an expecting mama too! We’re excited to have her as this week’s featured editor!

Connect with Kyler: Web | Facebook | Twitter

Download “Take These Things To Heart – the first single from Kyler’s recent EP, The Spare Key Sessions – from Filter Magazine!!

Introducing Featured Editor Kyler England @kylerengland

Hey there.  I’m Kyler England…a singer-songwriter and a mom-to-be.  My hubby and I are expecting our first, a little girl, around New Years Eve this year.  (Note to would-be-babymakers…early April fun = holiday baby.  Why they don’t teach that in high school health class I’ll never know 😉 )  I’m honored to be a guest editor here at Awesome Baby Blogs.  Before this afternoon I could count on both hands the number of mom blogs I’d read.  Now I’m officially an addict and looking forward to all the wisdom, empathy, humorous tales and validation that these intrepid mom bloggers are going to add to my journey as a new mom.  Thank you!

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Download “Take These Things To Heart – the first single from Kyler’s recent EP, The Spare Key Sessions – from Filter Magazine!!

 

Rockabye Baby @rockabyebaby selected by @KylerEngland

Rockabye Baby

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As a musician myself of course the first thing I looked for was a blog on music for babies.  I came across this awesome site with a mom blog (latest and greatest post about Mommy Brain which I already identify with even though I have 4 months to go before I’m officially a mommy) but more importantly they have lullaby versions of pop songs from Bon Jovi to Bjork to Bob Marley!  The Lullaby Renditions of Madonna are awesome.  Kinda eerie and fun to hear “Like a Virgin” and “Papa Don’t Preach” as lullabies.