Featured Five: August Edition of Inspiring Bloggers

The second Monday in August is here, which means my Featured Five post has arrived!

Each month, I dedicate a post to five bloggers who inspire me and share my love of parenting, motherhood & all the other topics that are important to me & my family. Blogging has been such a supportive group of people that I knew from the beginning, that this post would recognize some of those bloggers!

Please welcome these blogging rock stars who have inspired me this August!

Lindsey LaSuer

-Everyday Above Dirt-

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Hey there, my name is Lindsey and I’m a fairly new mom and blogger, neither of which do I feel like a pro at. I have learned that being a mom is messy and imperfect and that is okay. The purpose of my blog is to share my real life stories in attempts to help other real moms not feel so alone or like a failure because they’re not perfect. That is exactly why I wrote Mom Bod, Hot Bod?

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Way before becoming a mom (like middle school years) I had serious body image issues. I tried to “fix” them myself by attempting to lose weight in very unhealthy ways, which led me on a viscous cycle that just keep diminishing my confidence and self-respect.

Even then I remembered being nervous about being pregnant one day and how my body would change.

I just knew that I wouldn’t be on of those cute pregnant ladies. Little did I know, a lot would change once I became pregnant with my son. I wanted to write this post to share a little of my story with you in case you have been or are currently in my shoes.

Mom Bod, Hot Bod?

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Alexandra Blackmon

-These Mama Moments-

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Hi! My name’s Alexandra Blackmon, and I’m the blogger behind These Mama Moments. I’m a new stay-at-home-mama to my two-year-old son and 4 month old daughter, and my husband and I just celebrated our sixth wedding anniversary. We are currently in Charlotte, NC!

I started These Mama Moments as a creative outlet after I started staying at home. I’ve always loved to write, and with two littles at home there is no shortage of anecdotes to talk about! Having a space to share what I’m learning, to share my experiences, and to commiserate with other mama’s is what I love!

These Mama Moments is a blog based on parenting tips, encouragement, commiserations, and laughs, with a splash of lifestyle.

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I was so preoccupied about childbirth during my first pregnancy that I didn’t really take the time to think about everything that would change post-pregnancy.

Naively, I thought our lives would look similarly, we would just have a baby in tow.

I wanted to write a slightly humorous post that explored a few different areas of life that completely change after having a baby. This post talks about 8 things that changed drastically in my life after childbirth.

8 Things That Change After Childbirth

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Charlyse Miller

-Real Life Real Mom-

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Hey there, I’m Charlsye Miller and I’m the creator of Real Life. Real Mom blog.  I am a wife, homeschool mom to my 5 children, and also a mentor and public speaker.  I help women overcome overwhelm and create a life they can thrive in.

At Real Life. Real Mom, you’ll find a mom who’s sharing her real life, trials, and triumphs included, as she encourages other women to do the same. Motherhood is a hard gig, the hardest I’ve ever done, and probably the hardest thing you’ve done as well.

Let’s uplift and inspire each other on this journey.

If you subscribe to my newsletter, you’ll also receive a free audio download that shares 5 steps you can take to start living a happier life now.

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I believe it’s important for us women to nurture and take care of ourselves, so we can take care of others even better.  That’s what the article I’m sharing with you today is all about. I’m talking about self-care and why it’s vital to thriving in life.

 I’m Going to Be Selfish for 21 Days

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Hope you enjoy!


Kay Grewal

-Nested Blissfully-

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Hello, I am Kay, the blogger behind Nested Blissfully. I am a mom to two kids under two so life is busy, happy and always on a roll for her.

At Nested Blissfully, I talk about Respectful Parenting, by which I simply mean treating kids as you would treat an adult, with respect and without controlling them. I am very passionate about healthy nutrition for kids. Healthy food habits in childhood is the foundation for a healthy adulthood.nested blissfully tickled scarlett

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In my article, Psychology Behind Why Toddler Don’t Listen, I talk about what’s behind the scene of a toddler’s mind. Why is it so difficult for them to listen to us? How do kids develop this habit of not listening to us?

Is it us who are unknowingly teaching them all these disagreements?

If there is one thing that is important for toddlers, it is your acknowledgement. You are very important to them, and they want to share their entire life with you. When they can’t express this, it frustrates them. Listening is a reciprocal behavior when we acknowledge kids and “listen” to what they want to share with us, they acknowledge us and listen to what we want them to do.

If kids are acting us to seek your attention, it just means you were unavailable for them in the first place, when they needed you!

The Psychology Behind Why Toddlers Don’t Listen

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They deserve your undivided attention.


Nicolle Brokaw

-Tales of a Messy Mom-

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Hi there! I’m Nicolle, a veterinary technician turned work-at-home mommy. My husband and I have one beautiful little girl and are currently expecting baby #2. My blog, Tales of a Messy Mom, provides new and expecting moms with the encouragement, information, and humor they need to make it through this messy motherhood journey.

You’ll find the posts at Tales of a Messy Mom to be more natural-minded, as they are packed with valuable tips and advice on gentle parenting, natural remedies, breastfeeding, cloth diapers, and more.

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I personally love cloth diapering, because it saves us so much money. We don’t even need to buy any diapers for our next little one. Plus, they are just super cute. If you are looking to cloth diaper or are dealing with nighttime leaks, you’ll need to find a solution that will keep your baby nice and dry all night long.

In my blog post, 4 Cloth Diaper Nighttime Solutions, you will find 4 easy options to keep your baby dry throughout the night, without having to turn to disposables.

4 Cloth Diaper Nighttime Solutions



Be sure to check out all of these lovely ladies websites, articles & more! Afterward, come back and read my newest post Mistakes We Make In Our Marriage

Would you like to work together & collaborate on my Featured Five? Contact Me to be featured!

Take Care,

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  • Brittany Cooper

    What a great idea! These are great bloggers, and found some new ones to check out! Thank you for sharing!

    • Thank you Brittany for taking a minute to read & comment. Hope you found them inspiring 🙂

  • Sosi’s Mom

    Wow, this is such a fun idea. I love reading about other blogging moms 🙂

    • It has been a lot of fun meeting new gals & bloggers like me 🙂

  • SocialiteMomma

    Such a great post! Happy to find and connect with others bloggers!

    • It is a lot of fun meeting other bloggers & getting inspired by there work. Enjoy!

  • Kassi Sherman

    What a fantastic idea. I love the notion of celebrating and supporting members of our incredible blogging community. Thank you for introducing me to a few new blogs!

    • Yes, thank you Kassi for taking a moment to read about them. It is a lot of fun meeting new bloggers & featuring each other. Maybe we can work together in the future :):)

      • Kassi Sherman

        I would love that!

        • Great! I will be in touch soon. Take care and enjoy the Eclipse!

  • Darlene Dee

    Thanks! I have read some of these blogs but not all of them!

    • Wow Thank you so much Darlene for supporting fellow bloggers. It really means a lot!

  • The Salty Mamas

    I love this!! I’m always looking for awesome Moms to read and follow 🙂

    • Thank you for taking a moment to meet some new bloggers!

  • Mommin’ It Up

    I love the features! And I love the mommy blog community!

    • It is such an inspiring & helpful group of people that I am so thankful I joined. Love sharing our passion for writing, helping others & everything parenting!

  • I know some of these bogs, going to check out the others!! great feature!

    • Thank you so much Jasmine! It really has been fun working together & growing with one another.

  • What a fun post. I loved getting to know more about some of your favorite bloggy friends.

    • Thank you for taking a moment to read Elise. It is a great community of people to work with & be around 🙂

  • Lori G. Hill-Smith

    Thank you for introducing these bloggers! They are all inspiring women!!

    • Thank you Lori for your kind words! They are all such great bloggers & Mamas 🙂

  • Corinne Burghardt

    hey I’ve heard of some of these bloggers! great roundup, I’ll be sure to check all of them out as well!

    • Thank you Corinne! They are great bloggers with some fun tips…definitely check them out 🙂

  • Bee Lovewell

    Very familiar with Every Day Above Dirt, but thanks for pointing me towards these other great bloggers.

    • Lindsey does some great work 🙂 I hope you get to enjoy the other lovely bloggers that I have featured soon as well.

  • ohmummymia

    sounds like they have really nice blogs. I need to check them because I need some good reads

    • Yes they have some GREAT pieces on their pages. I hope you are able to find some new bloggers!

  • Amanda

    Love having a list of great bloggers in one place! Thank you so much for compiling this list.

    • Thank you Amanda for taking the time to read about each blogger. They really are great!

  • Michelle Alferez

    This is a great way of introducing inspiring blogger Moms. Love reading their stories as they’re totally relatable to me

    • I am glad you could relate to the bloggers and hope you found some helpful tips Michelle! Thank you for commenting & taking some time to read.

  • Audria Allred Smith

    I love how you pointed out real moms that inspire you through their work. It’s nice to read about them.

    • I am glad you have taken some time to find some other great bloggers and hope they inspire you as well 🙂

  • This Mum At Home

    I love being able to find new mum blogs, this was helpful to find some great new mummas 🙂

    • I am so happy to hear you have found some new bloggers to follow. I hope we all ave some advice that we can offer & vice versa. Take care!

  • April Kitchens

    Great roundup of women. Even though my kiddo is well out of diapers, I’m excited to read the post about cloth diapers. We used them and I wouldn’t mind reading other techniques.

    • Thank you April for taking a moment to comment. Any and all tips about cloth diapering are welcomed! I encourage ALL parents to cloth, even though we didn’t. If I had another choice, we would have. Take care Mama!

  • Loved this feature Katie. All the mom bloggers here seem so down to earth and have so much to offer. I’m sure their blogs would be great too.

    • Thank you Nicole for taking a moment to comment & read my post. It is so neat to find other bloggers that I can turn to for advice, tips & for whatever is going on in life. I love this community.

  • Jhilmil Bhansali

    Loved this post tons! Its always enriching to know and read of other mama’s and their lives and learnings. Good to know the featured five:)

    • Thank you for taking some time to read and connect with other bloggers! Enjoy reading their blogs.

  • Audria Allred Smith

    Super amazing women!

  • Niharika Roy Choudhury

    Katie loved your idea about featuring great mom’s… thanks for sharing the post… great selection…and they have wonderful blogs too

    • Thank you so much for taking your time to visit their blogs and see their featured work. It was great working with the,.

  • Clare Tully

    Great post! I’ve nominated you for the Blogger Recognition Award!

    • Thank you so much Clare for the recognition! It means a lot.

  • Amanda Bee

    This is such a fantastic idea!!!! I would love to be considered by you in the future. 🙂 I’ll check everyone else out as well! 🙂

    Amanda @ Legally Mommy (www.legallymommy.com)

    • Hi Amanda! Thank you for commenting and checking out the other bloggers. They are some great people! I will be in touch soon. Take care!

  • Kim Ord Pepice

    Great idea to feature other bloggers, love that. I also love the honesty from each woman.

    • I agree Kim, they are all very genuine. Thank you for reading!

  • Terra Bryant

    There are so many great bloggers out there. Such a nice idea to share the love and spread the word about others. We would never want anyone’s bright ideas and great writing to be wasted or lost.

    • I appreciate the kind words Terra and for taking a moment to comment. I agree…blogging is all about sharing other’s amazing work, just as much as our own. Take care 🙂

  • Thank you Alexandra for taking the time to reading and learning about these new bloggers. Enjoy!

  • Mira MindOverLatte

    It’s so hard to know who to read and follow as there are so many amazing mom bloggers out there and each of them has something to offer that truly sticks to your heart. This is a great round up! From the list you provided, I only have ever read of “Real life Real mom.” So thank you for a new bunch of blogs to enjoy 🙂

    • I am so glad you are able to find some new bloggers to follow and read! They are a great group of ladies.