What I Liked from NaBloPoMo #1

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In the spirit of NaBloPoMo, I will be sharing my favorite posts from the list of posts linked up at BlogHer. I have been randomly clicking on at least 5 to 10 posts a day to read, and have discovered some really great writing and awesome blogs. Yay, NaBloPoMo! I hope you find the time to click through to some, and show them some love. 

Ever swore in front of your kids and have them repeat it to you? Then you’ll enjoy this funny post by Motherhood (And All The Rest), Every F**king Time, Mummy

Bipolar disorder. Suicide. Darkness. Light. Addye at Butterfly Confessions writes beautifully about the stark and frightening reality of this mental illness and what it does to one’s mind, heart, life. Go read Dancing In The Light During The Seasons When Darkness Abounds.

I have an eyebrow problem. As in, they are unruly and since I stopped going for facials years ago (my facialist trimmed my eyebrows for me, bless her), I’ve been trying to groom them myself. Let’s say I should probably leave them alone. Like Jean at Unpickled. Her post Powerless Over My Eyebrows made me laugh and cringe.

Grief. There is no timeline for grieving. Andrea lost her father a year ago. She writes so poignantly of her loss in One Year Gone By. It Still Hurts.

As a stay-at-home mother, I can relate to Adventures Of A Jayhawk Mommy’s post, 15 Signs You Just Might Need A Day Off. #5, I do #5 occasionally. Shh, don’t tell my husband.  

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Any weekend plans?

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Alison Lee is a former PR and marketing professional turned work-at-home mother. After a 10-year career in various PR agencies, and of the world’s biggest sports brands, Alison traded in product launches and world travel, for sippy cups, diapers, and breastfeeding. Alison's writing has been featured on Mamalode, On Parenting at The Washington Post, The Huffington Post, Everyday Family, Scary Mommy, and DrGreene.com. She is one of 35 essayists in the anthology, My Other Ex: Women’s True Stories of Leaving and Losing Friends. In 2012, she founded Little Love Media, a social media consultancy specializing in blog book tours, and because she doesn’t sleep, is an editor at BonBon Break, an online magazine. Alison lives in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia with her husband and four children (two boys and boy/ girl twins).
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  • November 7, 2014 Janine Huldie

    Thanks Alison and will have to go through the list and check these out now 🙂
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    • November 15, 2014 Alison

      I do hope you did! 🙂

  • November 7, 2014 Jennie Goutet

    I have done that too!! I have looked for places I can escape to and have dreamed of poolside days all alone. 🙂
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    • November 15, 2014 Alison

      One can dream, yes? Yes.

  • November 7, 2014 Greta

    Jayhawk Mommy’s list—yes!!
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    • November 15, 2014 Alison

      Right? So good.

  • November 7, 2014 Allie Smith

    Alison, I do not know how you do it! NaBloPoMo? And reading new writers – and I see you comment at so many blogs. And newborn twins? I swear, you are super woman.
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    • November 15, 2014 Alison

      Oh no, I just don’t sleep much 🙂

  • November 8, 2014 Allie

    Absolutely LOVED Jayhawk Mommy’s post!!!! I can so identify with it and yes, I need a DAY OFF!
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    • November 15, 2014 Alison

      Take that day off, girlfriend!

  • November 8, 2014 Andrea B.

    Thank you so much, my friend. So so very much.

    I appreciate you sharing and your kind words.
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    • November 15, 2014 Alison

      You are very welcome!

  • November 8, 2014 Julia

    That’s a good idea to click through and read some at random, I think I’m going to do the same.
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    • November 15, 2014 Alison

      The list is huge, it’s the only way to do it.

  • November 8, 2014 Kerstin

    Um, I may or may not have sworn in front of my kids. Like all the time. Ooops. 😉
    Thanks for sharing those!
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    • November 15, 2014 Alison

      Your kids are teens, that’s ok.
      Heh.

  • November 8, 2014 alexandra

    AWESOME idea for NaBloPoMo!

    • November 15, 2014 Alison

      Thank you! Easy and it’s a loving/ friendly thing to do.

  • November 8, 2014 Tamara

    I didn’t even know there were posts linked up there! I’ll start here before heading there. I trust your writing judgment!
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    • November 15, 2014 Alison

      The list is HUGE! Good luck. 🙂

  • November 8, 2014 Nina

    Glad you’re sharing links, Alison! I don’t have the energy for Nano this year (I feel insane saying that to YOU with two new babies) BUT I’m still glad it’s happening and that I can see new voices.
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    • November 15, 2014 Alison

      It’s as hard as I thought it would be, but I love that it’s got me writing regularly again.

  • November 8, 2014 Jaime

    I’m trying to do a better job of going through more of the NaBloPoMo posts…there are so many great ones out there! (And Andrea’s, I agree, was so touching and real.)
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    • November 15, 2014 Alison

      There are! So hard to pick my favorites.

  • November 8, 2014 Arnebya

    Thank you for this. I love finding new folks to read and all of these are new to me.
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    • November 15, 2014 Alison

      I am happy to share and spread the love!

  • November 8, 2014 Emily

    Thank you Alison for this nice reading list! With coffee, tomorrow. <3
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    • November 15, 2014 Alison

      You’re welcome!

  • November 8, 2014 Tracie

    Thanks for the great list! There are a few on here that are new to me, so I’m excited to get reading!
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    • November 15, 2014 Alison

      I hope you enjoyed them!

  • November 9, 2014 Denise

    Great list from the week!
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    • November 15, 2014 Alison

      Thanks Denise!

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