Since its Friday, and I’m trying to share some of my favorite blogs, I thought I would continue with blogs that I follow because the authors are my family, friends or friends-of-friends.
Cooking Therapy – This blog is written by one of my oldest and most treasured friends, Julie. She is a special education teacher, and one of the ways she balances out her work life is by creating in the kitchen. She offers so many fabulous recipes, and I’m guessing you already have the ingredients on hand for most of them! One of the reasons I love this blog is because when Julie and I were in college we decided to cook a turkey for a Thanksgiving meal, the same day that we had about 15 younger college girls from a small group spending the night at our apartment. Neither of us had ever cooked a turkey, and well, I have to say, that we have both come a long way in honing our cooking skills since that fateful fall day.
Love Wins – My youngest sister Kathryn does a fabulous job at writing about social injustices that she cares about deeply. She started the blog after spending a semester in India working with orphans, and she continues to advocate for those who cannot speak for themselves.
Little Creek Life – Athalia is a dear friend of mine who lives just minutes down the road from us. She blogs about “living in the mountains on a five acre swamp.” Having grown up off the mountain, she often blogs about the idiosyncrasies of living in the high country. She has a quick wit, is a budding photographer, and is a fantastic writer.
Sheri’s Blog – Sheri is a former supervisor of mine, and is one of the best mangers I have ever had. She is incredibly thoughtful and strives to make a difference in people’s lives. She currently lives in the US, but has lived, with her husband Kenyon, in Cambodia and Mozambique in the last few years. She blogs about everything from traveling and living overseas to cooking and leadership skills.
From 3 to 4 – Some good friends of our recently adopted a little girl from Ethiopia. This is their blog about overcoming adoption obstacles, growing as a family, and raising children. This is one of the few blogs that often makes me cry when I read it!
My Travels – My sister Elizabeth has traveled all over the world, but she currently lives outside of Bangkok, Thailand. She teaches 4th grade at Global English School and currently has her hands full with 25 students who speak a range of English. She knows the best places for haircuts, massages and cheap clothing – I visited her for a few days this spring, and we had a blast!
So, there you go. My favorite “friends and family” blogs.