I am probably one of the biggest anti-joiners out there. In school I was the girl most likely not to be a part of the “in” or “cool” crowd. That was okay with me. I had my circle of friends and we identified with every character in a John Hughes movie.
Somehow I have left that girl behind. I am now part of a clique. It’s a great clique. They support one another, encourage and critique. We share our deepest secrets, regrets and desires with one another. And the world.
You see, I am in a blogging clique. A few of them, actually. It is kind of like being back in high school. Where everyone who blogs is in the school, but then there are subgroups. There are groups like Lizzi’s Sister Wives (no, it’s not about polygamy) and Ten Things of Thankful. Kristi has two great groups: Finish that Sentence Friday and Our Land. There is the BlogHer contributors and the Listen to Your Mother group. You can find a group of niche writers and ones who write solely in fiction. Some write with pseudonyms others without anonymity. There truly is a blogging group for everyone who wants to write.
That is what is so cool about this clique. Everyone can be as involved (or not) as they wish to be. I would like to introduce you to some of the fantastic members of my clique:
Michelle has two beautiful children with Big Blueberry Eyes. I have learned so much from Michelle. How to parent my not-so-typical child but still expose her to typical children stuff. Like birthday parties and dancing and why it is so important for Bridget to be in an inclusive classroom.
Claire from Rants from Mommyland is a hysterical writer whom I met through the LTYM clique. She is a super stay at home mom and fantastic performer. Together with her friend,Lydia, they tell the truth (with humor) about this thing we call motherhood.
Coach Eli from Coach Daddy. He is the father of 3 soccer playing girls who know not only how to score on the field but ask the tough questions we all need answered on his “Go Ask Friday” posts.
Dana is the mom I hope to be to teenagers at Kiss My List. Seriously I am sending my oldest to live with her the minute high school starts. She has been there, done that and is now able to enjoy Europe. If I didn’t like her so much I would be jealous. Instead I am anxiously awaiting her recap.
Allie of Latchkey Mom is a woman not afraid to take a road trip to discover new places to visit with her children. In the car for over a week traveling with children. She is not only brave she makes me feel more adventurous with my own girls.
Christine has a Fly on Our Chicken Coop Wall. She is the only family member able to back out of an ice covered driveway, to stand firm with me on why my child doesn’t need a cell phone and more importantly has the ability of humor in the ER.
I adore Kelly who is more than Just Typikel. She probably gets it from her mother. When I read their adventures all I can hope is that when my mom is that when my mom is 92 she is this much fun.
Last, but certainly not least, is my good friend Emily. She has three dudes that made her an Oh Boy Mom who loves them through basketball, cancer, college searches and their first time driving in the city.
When it comes to cliques, I’m pretty happy I found this blogging one. I cannot wait to meet some of them, in real life person at BlogHer this July. Until then, take some time to get to know them. You will not be disappointed.
That’s how I finished the sentence: When it comes to cliques….brought to you by Kristi of Finding Ninee