Blog Soup – Week of November 5th

Each week, Blog Soup will highlight some of my favourite posts from other bloggers around the interweb.

1. What’s Important To My Kids – My Report Card by Wildsau – Fellow Dad blogger, Tom (@Wildsau), shares a story of a report card he received from his 8 year old daughter. I’m not going to lie, just the thought of this happening to me someday, gave me crazy goosebumps (and maybe a couple tears…)

2. He Never Let Go Of My Thumb… by Andy Herald (HowToBeADad) – How To Be A Dad co-founder, Andy Herald, shares a touching story about his 3 year old son’s first experience with Trick or Treating.

3. The Low Down On My Mo Down! by Zeev @ PTPA Media – This post, from my MoBro Zeev, takes a hilarious look at the Mo-Pro’s and the Moh-No’s to the moustache growing phenomenon known as Movember. The most important thing to note here, is that the PTPA has agreed to match any donations Zeev can get, up to $1000. If you’re going to give, make sure it’s to Zeev so you can double your contribution!

That’s it for this week. I was out of the fictional blogging office for a majority of it and didn’t get to read too many posts. I’m really glad I got to see the ones listed above and I think you will be as well.

Cheers!

Blog Soup – Week of October 29th

Each week, Blog Soup will highlight some of my favourite posts from other bloggers around the interweb.

1. The Title Of This ‘Is Sometimes Other People Know What’s Best For You Even When You Think They Don’t’ or ‘How I Raced In My First Speed Skating Meet’ by Speed Skating Mom – For those of you who don’t know, Sharon DeVellis decided to take up Speed Skating at the age of 41. In her Speed Skating Story, she talks about how she had “only skated 3 times in here adult life”, so you can imagine how tough this task would be. This story is a recap of her very first Speed Skating Meet and is a great reminder that hard work and perserverance absolutely pay off.

2. Help Level the Field for Rwandan Kids: Peace through Play in Africa by Globetrotting Mama – In this post, Heather Greenwood Davis introduces readers to a new initiative she’s a part of, called “Right To Play”. It’s an excellent program that uses sport and play to educate and empower children and youth to overcome the effects of poverty, conflict, and disease in disadvantaged communities. As a big supporter of helping less fortunate children in sport, this one really struck a cord with me.

3. Dear Mommy Blogger by Sharon DeVellis – I know, I know, TWO Sharon DeVellis stories in one week!? What can I say, she caught my eye with this one as well. This one is a little harder for me to read because I’m pretty sure a post of mine is the reason she decided to finally write it. I wasn’t proud of the way I reacted to a bad email pitch and had a great talk with Sharon about it before she put this up. It’s a great take on the blogger/PR relationship and one that I will read and reread as my blogging continues.

4. Are We Experiencing A Rudeness Epidemic by A Little Bit Of Momsense – My new friend, Rebecca, shares her feelings on the growing amount of rudeness we are facing these days. The cool thing about this, other than the fact that I completely agree, is that she wasn’t afraid to share her thoughts about it. Reading stories like this really helps me realize that I don’t have to hide all my feelings, and that it’s okay to share them with my readers from time to time.

5. The Seven Year Itch by Mr. Lady – One of my favourite bloggers, Mr. Lady, talks about her blog’s upcoming 8th anniversary and discusses how rough year 7 was. It’s an excellent look at the struggles of a veteran blogger, trying to decide what to write about and how much of her personal life to share with her readers. I love everything about her blog and hope she decides to keep on typing!

That’s all for this week, I hope you enjoyed my choices. I’ll have a new list next Tuesday and please feel free to share any other great posts you read this week, as I’m always looking for new stuff to read!

Cheers!

Blog Soup – Week Of October 22nd

Each week, Blog Soup will highlight some of my favourite posts from other bloggers around the interweb.

1. That’s What She Said: The Hammer Itself Is Not Evil by Schmutzie – One of the best things about my time at Blissdom Canada in Toronto, was getting a chance to meet some of the amazing bloggers I have been following for so many months. One of the bloggers I was fortunate enough to meet, Schmutzie (Elan Morgan), is also the owner of one of my favourite blogs. This post includes the first video in her new series, That’s What She Said, and discusses her initiative to raise $2000, by her 40th Birthday, in support of funding water projects in Rwanda. It’s a great cause and I hope you’ll stop by to read more about it. (PS – She was as cool in person as I imagined her to be)

2. Things We Do Like The Dickens by Whit Honea – Whit is one of my favourite writers. The way he can twist the mundane every day moments into inspiring posts, is something I admire and hope to learn from. This post is just a small example of his excellence.

3. Why Can’t I Stop Worrying by Kissing the Frog – One of my favourite things about blogging and reading blogs, is when you find a new blog that knocks you on your ass. That’s what happened when I read this post by Kathy at Kissing the Frog, as she describes the similarities between her 16 month old son and the 6 yo son she lost in 2010. I’m not what you would call a “manly” man but for whatever reason, it takes a lot for me to cry. This one did that to me.

That’s all for this week! I hope you enjoyed these posts as much as I did.

Cheers!