Links Categorized By Topic
◊ Books ◊
Christian Thinking ◊
Mommy Blogs ◊
Young-ish Blogs ◊
- 5 Minutes for Books
5M4B is a collective book blog associated with the 5 Minutes for Mom site. I enjoy participating in 5M4B's bookie-blogging carnivals:
- Across the Page
Janet shares book reviews, and bits about home education and life with kids. Her reviews range from kids books to adult fiction and nonfiction.
- Hope is the Word
Amy blogs about "books, reading, and home education" and hosts the weekly "Read Aloud Thursday" Carnival for parents to link up posts about what they're reading aloud to their children.
- Reading My Library
Reading My Library chronicles Carrie's journey through the children's picture book section of her local library with her two sons. I am traveling along with her and occasionally post about the picture books I'm reading--but Carrie posts much more frequently (and she has children's feedback to write about!)
- Reading to Know
Carrie writes book reviews from a Christian perspective (She's one of the people whose recommendations I most trust.) Reading to Know also hosts a couple of annual reading challenges that I enjoy participating in:
Semicolon is host to the fabulous Saturday Review of Books, in which bloggers from all over link up the reviews they've written over the past week. This is an event you won't want to miss!
- Between Two Worlds
Justin Taylor blogs about a variety of issues of interest to Christian thinkers--from theology to Christian living to recent books and lectures.
- A Broken Loaf and a Little Wine
Eric's an infrequent blogger, but when he does write, his thoughts are always good. He tends to write from a theological and philosophical perspective about current events or hot-topics in Christian thought.
- Buzzard Blog
Pithy and profound posts on Christian life and ministry. Justin Buzzard posts three or four times a week.
- Challies dot com
With the tagline "Informing the Reformed", Tim Challies discusses theology, church life, recent books, old books, and news from around the Christian thinking blogosphere--basically, a whole lot that's of interest to Christian thinkers.
- Desiring God
Desiring God's blog has regular posts on a variety of topics of interest to Christians, particularly issues related to Christian hedonism and missions. This is also the home of John Piper's "Ask Pastor John" videos and transcripts, as well as an almost comprehensive collection of Piper sermons.
- DeYoung, Restless, and Reformed
Pastor Kevin DeYoung shares thoughtfully about issues related to church life, evangelicalism, reformed theology, and books.
- Take Your Vitamin Z
Vitamin Z is basically a round up of Christian thought with a special emphasis on abortion, adoption, outreach, and church planting. Zach also throws in a bit of jazz and basketball news (apparently, he's a fan.)
- The Thinklings
A collection of five friends, male and middle-aged (so far as I can tell), who occasionally enjoy moots. They are, of course, inspired by the "Inklings", the literary club that included C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien.
- House on Hill Road
Photos of daily life around the house and home--crafts, cooking, gardening, and the like.
- The Long Thread
An all-out great one-woman craft blog with tutorials, links to and photos of cute etsy finds, and plenty of great sewing and crafty ideas.
- My Happy Sewing Place
Debi describes, and shares pictures of, some of the amazing clothing she makes from vintage patterns.
- Notes from the Sock Drawer
Miscallanie, largely consisting of knitting, gardening, food, and family.
- Breath of Life
Melissa writes of what she's learning in her walk with the Lord through marriage, ministering, and mothering.
- Like a Warm Cup of Coffee
Sara Mae posts devotional thoughts, mainly related to Biblical womanhood, homemaking, and mothering.
- Lisa Notes
Lisa make reflective "notes" on life circumstances, what she's reading, and God's truth throughout it all.
Anna posts infrequently about what she's learning in her walk with God as a "Temple Dweller".
- Homeschool Creations
Jolanthe shares the fun unit studies she's doing with her elementary aged children--and the projects she's got going with her preschooler. She often includes well-designed printable worksheets, activities, and notebook pages. This is definitely a fantastic resource for homeschooling mothers.
- Awkward Family Photos
There are some truly awkward family photos to be found on this site (not that the Menters don't have a few of their own--but I only share that long john one with friends, right?)
- Cake Wrecks
With a tagline "When Professional Cakes Go Horribly, Hilariously Wrong", this has got to be good. But not only are the cakes stupendous--the commentary is almost always laugh out loud funny.
- Ducks in Trees
The ducks (codeword for...you guess) have a blog. See if you can figure out who the ducks are (and who the authors of the duck blog are).
- Lloyd and Lauren
Lloyd and Lauren post short daily snippets on topics ranging from zombies to jerky to their friend Brad's amazing powers.
- Stuff Christians Like
Jon Acuff pokes lighthearted fun at Christian quirks with this "Stuff White People Like" knock-off that's funny without being offensive.
- Primarily Preschool
- Accidentally Crunchy
Brigette shares about her life as a new mother experimenting with cloth-diapering, co-sleeping, and baby-wearing. Crunchy!
- The Adventure of Motherhood
Janna writes of the ethical questions of mothering, the joys of having a preschool daughter, and the pleasures of reading aloud.
- The Princess Diaries
Abi writes about what she's reading, what she's learning, and life with her husband and adorable little girl.
- Elementary Aged
- Boys Rule My Life
It's not as bad as it sounds! Instead, Becky blogs about her boys--a husband and three sons. She's a homeschooling, green-going, former allergy mom.
- Life on Sylvan Drive
Davene shares the details of daily life as a wife, homeschool mother of four boys (ages 8 to 1), reluctant(?) collector of kitties (their little outdoor "farm" grows all the time), and fearer of snakes.
- No Ordinary Moments
Jolanthe chronicles the extraordinary moments with four young homeschooled children.
- Teens and Beyond
- Defies Categorization
- A Baker's Dozen
Renee chronicles daily life homeschooling a brood of fourteen (9 "homemade", 3 adopted from overseas, and 2 adopted state-side)
- The Meanest Mom
Quite possibly the most hilarious Mommy blogger you've ever encountered, Jana tells stories that many Moms can identify with but few want to admit to.
Instapundit links to some of the most interesting news and politics related commentary in the blogosphere. Insta himself (Glenn Reynolds) is a libertarian law professor. (Note: Glenn occasionally links to some pretty raunchy material. I generally check where the link is leading and opt out of following links to "frisky". You might want to do the same.)
- Villainous Company
Conservative commentary with just a bit of snark from a Marine wife.
- World Magazine
News and commentary from a Christian perspective (at least, that's what it claims.) Still, it makes for interesting reading.
- Blogging by the Dozen
The Baker's Dozen kids post occasional daily snapshots, little riddles, and the like.
- Defective Reflection
My brother (infrequently) comments on what he's thinking about or doing.
- Emily Joy Photography
Emily is a fantastically talented young photographer who often does photo shoots with her little sister or the "Life on Sylvan Drive" crew.
- Flipped Inside Out
My roommate's reflections and goings-on.
My little sister's (infrequent) rants and ramblings.
A neighbor girl's blog--including a selection of "new things for the day".
- Musings Aloud
Leah writes about life, what she's learning, and the little ones she cares for.
- A Peace of My Mind
My cousin Matt muses about music, politics, college life, theology, and more (Infrequently).
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