Bloggers who Read this Blog!

A relatively new blog – started blogging June 2012 – so pop along and give her a welcome to Blogland.
My name is Nicole Davids. I am a forty something married mother of two, who was diagnosed with Bipolar II in 2007. I blog in the hope that connecting with other sufferers of Bipolar will alleviate my feelings of isolation and, possibly, encourage someone else who feels as isolated due to the effects of Bipolar as I do.
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This blog has been running since July 2009 – I started in August 2009 – so we are sort of twin blogs … sort of.
About Charliebird: ” just some bird who chirps occasionally, has a cosy nest, and has recently welcomed her first chick to said nest.”
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http://www.justengage.co.za/ – reads my blog.
I don’t usually promote commercial sites, but I think I like this one.  Definitely worth a look of you are thinking about expelling a child from your loins in the not too distant future.  Just Engage offers prenatal classes for mothers and fathers-to-be!
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I am Hugo’s Mum and I have the best job in the world!… being Mum to Hugo! A family of self-proclaimed foodies, with a diverse cultural background from Lebanon, Belgium, France, South Africa and Spain, we love to eat… at home, on holiday, in restaurants, on the beach, with friends and with family. This blog is about my charming baby boy Hugo and his adventures with food… As a mum, I hope it may inspire other mums to make meal times a food experience for their little ones too.
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I’m a mom, graduate student, and gluten-free vegan. I’ve long struggled with anxiety and depression. Now I’m trying to use running to help mitigate those symptoms. Instead of running for fitness or weight loss, I’m running for my emotional well-being. I do most of my workouts on the treadmill – hence the blog title.

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http://mamatattoo.com/ – reads my blog.
This blog is about and for moms, non moms, tattooed people, non tattooed people, people who want to get a tattoo and all men and all women.  That covers it, I think!

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Tanya Loots popped over and introduced herself and her blog.  The Crazy Life of a Wife and Mother in her 40-ees.
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I am Hugo’s Mum and I have the best job in the world!… being Mum to Hugo! A family of self-proclaimed foodies, with a diverse cultural background from Lebanon, Belgium, France, South Africa and Spain, we love to eat… at home, on holiday, in restaurants, on the beach, with friends and with family. This blog is about my charming baby boy Hugo and his adventures with food… As a mum, I hope it may inspire other mums to make meal times a food experience for their little ones too.
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‘My name is Natasha. I am 27 years old. I have two handsome boys – a toddler & a baby. They rock my world. I find it very weird that I have kids. I really feel more like I’m their big sister than a parent.
This is not a parenting blog. Yes, I am a mother, but I have loads of other loves and interests along with the two cool little dudes running around my house.
My nickname happy duck comes from my dad, whom I have a close bond with. When I was a little girl I used to plead with him… “Do you love me?” And he would always say… “Can a duck swim?” … And of course, they can ♡

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http://supermomsa.co.za/ – reads my blog

I am Fiona the writer and editor of Super Mom Blog. I am a loving wife and mother to two wonderful girls! For those of you who do not know me the title of my blog,”Super Mom”, is rather tongue in cheek and not a egotistical opinion of myself.

I love beautiful things and I am passionate about all I do. I am not the sort of person to do things in half measures, the word perfectionist comes to mind. Creativity inspires me and I am happiest when I am being creative. The thought of a life without travel is unthinkable. I am a style junkie and like to think that I have developed my own unique sense of style.

My passions to name but a few are: my family, art, food, design, music, photography, reading, travel, nature and much to my surprise writing! Oh and not to forget good wine!

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http://www.motherblogger-sa.blogspot.com/ –  reads my blog

A blog about my day to day experiences raising four kids while trying to salvage what’s left of my sanity.A peek into my juggling act wherein I attempt to balance the interests and needs of four unique little individuals- all in varying developmental stages and with very different personalities. Also about my ongoing attempt to enhance my own personal development and pursue interests outside the world of parenthood.

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http://juggelingactoflife.blogspot.com/–  reads my blog

Pretoria, South AfricaMommy of a toddler girl, fraternal twin boys and two middle aged labradors, Wife, Daughter and Architect. Juggling the crazyness of life.

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http://raisingmynana.wordpress.com/ –  reads my blog

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Living on a farm, running after kids, a farmer and a lifelong ambition to lose some weight

http://countesskaz.wordpress.com/– reads my blog

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http://momagain40.blogspot.com/ – reads my blog

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http://weezafish.blogspot.com/ – reads my blog

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http://oneparentshort.wordpress.com/ – reads my blog

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“If I didn’t blog I’d have Chardonnay for breakfast.”

http://mommygosleepynow.wordpress.com – reads my blog

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http://thestilettomum.wordpress.com/ – reads my blog.

Single mum of two amazing princesses, Amandalynn and Lorelai, on a mission to conquer the world (or at least survive it) one stiletto clad step at a time.

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If you are a blogger and happen to stop by and read this blog every now and then, let me know, leave a comment here, I would like to place a screen shot on this page of the blogs who are linked to this one.

Not quite sure how it will work, but leave a comment with your blog link, and a quick intro and then I know to pop over and take a screen shot of your blog, and link it back here.

Seems only fair considering you have made the effort to come over to my side.

Leave it or don’t really, it is fine, but I would like you to.

 

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Please vote for The Reluctant Mom as Mommy Blogger 2013 – please pop along and VOTE today.

Click – click, capture a few personal things, and then it is all over.

Voting closes on 15 December 2013 at midnight.

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66 Comments

  1. Hey! Love your blog. Can SO relate!

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  2. kellyshaww

     /  September 1, 2015

    Celeste, reading this blog has become my life; which is something I’m not sure is normal considering the fact that I’m 14. Nevertheless, your writing is quirky, sarcastic and all-round brilliant. You’re such an inspiration! x

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  3. So I know you posted this many moons ago, but I read your blog too. 😉 …and you can read mine, or not. legallybrunetteandcurvy.wordpress.com

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  4. I read you too 😉 http://fancyfreenancy.wordpress.com
    Warm regards!

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  5. I know I’m very late to the game but here’s my details:

    http://whathappendtomybody.com/

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  6. I seriously love this page, i’m new to the blogging world and was looking up SA mom bloggers and you made my search easier 🙂 so thank you for that. My blog is about whatever random project i set my mind on at the time but for now i’m focusing on my fitness/weightloss journey – losing the last bit of my pregnancy weight http://www.mostrandomthings.com i enjoyed reading your posts, so i will definitely be back.

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  7. aww i wish i can be as spontaneous as you are in blogging… still a newbie

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  8. I love reading your blog, it is still one of my favorites and I only hope one day that I can be a fantastic write like you. I struggle to tear myself away from your blog. You inspired me to start my own blog(so cliche I know), mostly to get my frustrations and thoughts out there (maybe the universe listens to the internet too?).

    http://www.misplaced-marbles.com – a blog about trying to find my marbles I seem to have lost along the way (and other happenings of a 27 year old single mom)

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  9. I love your blog… my entertainment with a glass of wine!
    My mommy blog relates the adventures of my crazy life as a first time, stay at home mom while my hubby braves the oil rigs around the world!
    Do stop by: http://www.oilfieldmomsurvivalguide.com 🙂

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  10. Kendra Thornton

     /  October 23, 2013

    Hi there –

    I have a quick question about your blog. Could you please email me when you get a chance? Thank you!

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  11. Love your blog, because its real and honest! Not all this kak about how motherhood rocks all the time and how you have it all figured. Been reading you for over a year now and love your sense of humour and you’ve lifted my spirits many a down day. Keep writing…love your work!! http://abdoantics.wordpress.com

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  12. Hey Celeste, its been so long since i read your blog but glad ive found some time to do, you make me smile 🙂
    Here is my brand new blog http://thebigmovetonz.wordpress.com/ hope you can pop in some time!

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  13. I really enjoy your blog! Loved the spider story! Had a similar incident the other day! 🙂

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  14. Hi from another Mommy Blogger! {seriously, how many are there?!?!}.
    love your work! {i also say fck too often. so does my 3-year old…}

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  15. Thought I would throw mine onto the list. Also you rock!

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  16. Jeepers, you have loads of followers. I’ll add mine to the list. http://www.alfinos.wordpress.com.

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  17. Hello. My name is Natasha. We sort of met the other day:)
    I blog at http://www.noahrhydartash.blogspot.com.
    An attempt at remembering the little things for when I forget later.
    Not sure if it’ll be the Alzheimer’s or the wine, but one of them’s going to get me.

    (Also. That whole idea was a bit touch and go until you joined the party. Thank you.)

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  18. This is fabulous. http://furrynuff.wordpress.com
    The Blurred Line is my attempt to straddle the world of being a working mum, a mother to 3 and life in a world I try and often fail to understand.

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  19. I just ran into your blog today. I have one of the same topic http//:theunraveledmom.com

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  20. Love your new look. Welcome back! Have missed you.

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  21. The International Laundress

     /  October 31, 2012

    Love your blog – quite refreshing and a welcome relief from the stress of my day ( or is it life)?!
    Xo
    The International Laundress
    ‘It’s 3 with ADHD and ME …
    The ‘H’ stands for Hell around here’ 😉
    http://imamomgetmeoutofhere.blogspot.com

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  22. Hey I still read your blog too. Pop in when you have a moment

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  23. charliesbird

     /  September 3, 2012

    I read you everyday, thank you! I’m at http://www.charliesbird.wordpress.com

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  24. Hi. I love your blog. I recently started my own entitled ‘Just Engage’ on raising my 3 sons! It is linked to an online business of the same name which runs SA’s first completely online antenatal courses. I would love your feedback on our website and blog and if you are willing, I would love to list your blog on my site.

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  25. bipolarmoms

     /  August 8, 2012

    My name is Nicole. I’m a 41 year old mother of two who has Bipolar Disorder. I write about my struggles to manage motherhood. Love your blog. It’s great to read about a mom like me who doesn’t have it all figured out.

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  26. I love your blog! Stumbled across it in a quest to find ‘real life’ South African Mommy Bloggers. I’m a South African Mummy blogger…the expat UK version! Looking forward to reading your new posts. Ax

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  27. LOVE your blog – the writing, the photos, the layout… everything!

    ‘What Hugo Had For Lunch’ – http://hugosmum.blogspot.com.es/
    A blog about my toddler Hugo and his adventures with food and life

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  28. I love your blog and come by often. Mine is mamatattoo.com. Keep up the great writing and the relentless honesty!

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  29. I am sooooooo understanding all your stories – pop into my home and visit http://www.lootsoftrouble.wordpress.com – still feeling my way around blogworld so dont know how to snapshotthingiemagodie my address.

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  30. I read your blog nearly every day and really appreciate your candor. I, too, struggle to get the cork out of the wine bottle. 😉 My blog (which I update with great enthusiasm for short bursts of time followed by months of nothing, though I am hoping to change that) is here: stationaryrunner.blogspot.com

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  31. You know what you make me smile and laugh, and that makes me feel half normal. Loving ur posts.
    M

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  32. Hi there I am Fiona from Super Mom Blog – I love reading your blog, you say most of the things others are thinking but afraid to say! I am a mom of two girls juggling school, home & life – love blogging & photography!(Food & wine too!) Trying to do it all & hopefully not mess it up along the way! 🙂 You can find me here – http://supermomsa.co.za/ thanks Fiona

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  33. Brenda

     /  April 19, 2012

    Are you on facebook? would love to follow your blog!

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  34. *frantically waving arms!!!

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  35. Hey – just popping by to introduce myself as one of your blog readers who is a fellow Cape Town blogger! My site is Becoming you – http://www.becomingyou.co.za

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  36. I started a mommy blog recently — it’s at jozikaroo.com, and I show DIY projects to do with and for kids, plus some recipes, and snippets of our life in Joburg and the Karoo (thus the name). I like your photo quality and your mix of irreverence with sincerity. Peace, Shannon

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  37. Must say I like your blog’s style, layout and content. I also like this ‘people who read my blog’ feature. I am still very new at Wordprsss so this level of customisation is currently beyond me.

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    • reluctantmom

       /  February 15, 2012

      It has taken me ages to find my way around wordpress.com, but I think it would be the same for any of the blog/css programming packages. I still get more wrong that right, but thanks, it is nice when someone notices the effort when you lay the table with effort.

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  38. I read your blog, and love it too!
    my blog is very new … http://babymakessix.wordpress.com … and yes, that does mean we have four children …
    xx
    Denita

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  39. I started blogging 6 years ago to deal with and share information on my daughter’s syndrome. Then it became a grief blog…
    http://www.kendrameiring.blogspot.com

    Then I had another little laatlammetjie and decided to leave her blog as it was and start another family one, so Meiring meanderings was born. But I must admit I far prefer to read blogs (esp this one) than to write, as you can see from my infrequent updates!!
    http://www.meiringmeanderings.blogspot.com

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  40. Hi. I just found your site and will definitely be back to read more. My blog is called “Dear Diane,” and hangs in the intersection of motherhood, anxiety, depression, and family life with a sprinkle of science, armchair psychology, and other random topics as they strike me. My goal is simply to write more so that I can mone my posts to write a fabulously successful book that will land me on The Diane Rehm Show (NPR). I hope I can do as well as you have!

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  41. absolutely love your blog

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  42. I started my own blog around 6 months ago. I started reading loads of other peoples blogs to get inspiration and tips. Your blog is my absolute favorite. I am a mother of 4 boys – eldest is 23 and the youngest is 11. I have a look at your blog daily to see if you have posted anything new and it is the one thing I look forward to each day .

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  43. Absolutely love your blog!

    I’ve just started my 3rd blog, just so that I could say some of the things that are bottled up inside.

    http://lechicken.wordpress.com/ “Le Chicken … won’t be saying this outloud!”

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  44. er, should probably have remembered to leave my blog link too-

    http://www.motherblogger-sa.blogspot.com

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  45. Have been reading your blog for a while now- I was amazed at how strongly I can relate to the issues you raise. And you provide me with my daily chuckle.

    http://www.motherblogger-sa.blogspot.com

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  46. Have been reading your blog for a while now- I was amazed at how strongly I can relate to the issues you raise. And you provide me with my daily chuckle.

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  47. Charlotte

     /  December 2, 2011

    Thank you for this, but can we maybe just maybe change my picture?

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  48. I love this blog….
    we all need to stick together! 😉
    http://imamomgetmeoutofhere.blogspot.com

    xo
    The International Laundress

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  49. I read always – I comment sometimes. Loved your comment on my book post – a real blogging celeb commenting on my little blog….. Anyways would love to be here

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  50. I adore you. Although I’m sure you know that by now. lol!

    http://alittlelessfluff.wordpress.com

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  51. ayabulela

     /  November 22, 2011

    I read your blog!! Keep me sane in a taxi on my to work, joys of public transport.

    http://raisingmynana.wordpress.com/

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  52. you’re my favourite blog

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    • reluctantmom

       /  November 21, 2011

      {blush} how nice of you to say that, of course the cheque is in the post …

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  53. I read your blog! I love the new look & template… and your idea of the screen shots and links rock!

    http://momagain40.blogspot.com

    “And here I am doing it again…!”

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  54. Great idea!

    “If I didn’t blog I’d have Chardonnay for breakfast.”

    http://mommygosleepynow.wordpress.com

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  55. This is great, thank you!

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