13 Bloggers to Read in 2013 [Part Two]

I've been wanting to highlight some of my favorite blogs for some time now. There's some really special ladies out there who deserve to be recognized for the hard work they put into their blogs and for the love and light they put into the universe. Inspired by Helene's Best Blogger of 2012, I decided it was finally time!

Some of these ladies are personal friends of mine (though I'm not disclosing which ones; I don't want my bias  to deter anyone from checking them out!). Some of these are ladies I've followed since I entered the bloggy world and some are ladies I've only just discovered. Regardless, here are my...

Last week I showed you some of my favorite Mommy blogs, this week it's all about...

The Blogs that Keep it Real

Following my resolution to always keep it real on this blog, I also made a mini-resolution to myself to only follow blogs who I felt were doing the same. These ladies epitomize what I think it means to 'keep it real.'

I first got hooked on Alyx as she shared her adventures in German living, but I stayed for her fresh doses of honesty through her Sunday Confessions link-up and hilarity through her What to Expect When You're Expecting series. This girl has me cracking up on a weekly basis, and has such an infectious spirit- it's impossible NOT to love her!

Recently Roached

Recently Roached

And speaking of funny girls, my damn. This girl keeps me laugh-crying week after week. Girl is a phenomenal writer and is ridiculously entertaining. I love that she never takes life too seriously and keeps married life fun! Not only that, but her faith is so inspiring. Jena remains one of my all-time favorite bloggers. Check out this vlog of her new house!

Running from the Law

Truth time: If you haven't yet checked out Sara's New Mommy Confessions series, you need to, now. Seriously, stop reading this post and go check her out. You won't regret it. Sara is a superb Mama who loves her kids like crazy, but always keeps it real when it comes to motherhood. Whether it's sleepless nights or spit up, Sara's authenticity is so refreshing.

Lucy the Valiant

Lucy is an English teacher with more spunk than I could ever hope to muster. She blogs about everyday like with her ever-growing brood of precocious mini-me's and what it's like boarding a flock of teenage boys. She is such a ray of light and has me completely convinced that she must be Wonder Woman. How else would she be a seriously out-of-this-world Mommy, a DIY queen and an absolutely beautiful writer?!

Love, Matt and Kara

This couple has such a wonderful story to share. Kara has been documenting their journey through infertility, adoption and a miraculous pregnancy. All the while she has been honest about the high highs, the low lows and everything in between. I loved her post on the things No One Tells You about pregnancy. I so admire her ability to put it all out there and share her heart.
Thanks for always keeping it real, ladies.
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  1. Thank you so much! I'm absolutely honored and really appreciate it! You just made my day! And I'm definitely checking out the other bloggers and adding them to my Reader! Thanks again!

  2. Thank you so much for the mention!! I am so honored.

  3. I seriously love bloggers who are real and share the good AND the bad!

  4. Ummm wow!! Thanks kaity!!! I'm definitely shocked. And honored. And floored. And lots of other stuff. Ill have to check these others out, too!!

  5. Sara's blog is one of my FAVORITES! She is so witty and funny!! Thanks for the awesome recs...off to check them out! :)

  6. Totally checking this list out! :)

  7. Every Day is a New Adventure is one of my favorites, too! She definitely keeps it real. :)