Saturday, April 4, 2009


One of the things I find myself doing a lot is looking on sidebars and clicking on blogs other people like to visit. I'm usually attracted to the names first, then the theme and design of the blog. If it looks interesting, I'll bookmark it to investigate later. I usually go back a few times before it either gets deleted (those that I don't find interesting or don't post often) or added to my sidebar and to GOOGLE READER. I thought I'd start a new series where I tell you about a few of the new and interesting places I've found.

Julie and Mike are a young couple in the process of adoption. Julie loves to travel, hates cats, loves pancakes, but hates shopping. She posts a lot of pictures of her activities with Mike. She has a special sister, Genie (So do I.), who has Down Syndrome, which was the catalyst for her to want to work with special needs children. She's a real sweet heart. You should stop over and say "hi."

DEPLOYED TEACHER is just that....a special education teacher, deployed with the National Guard in Afghanistan. He gives insight into his experience working with the people over there and his pictures, insights and experiences are very enlightening. Stop by and wish him a safe return home!

Future Mama is a young married woman trying to convince her hubby it's time to have kids. She's getting her life together, asking a lot of questions and has a lot of interesting posts. Recently she posted this about how she doesn't think being a SAHM is really that difficult and wanted commenters to enlighten her....and boy did they...with 32 comments....which then got her to move on to part 2 and part 3. I like when people bring up topics and make people long as the commenters aren't mean. Her blog makes you really think. Go on over and offer your two cents. She's very open and down to earth.

So those are my BLOG SPOTLIGHTS that, I think, you should visit! Tell me where you like to lurk and what your favorite blogs are and maybe I'll feature them here. Happy Hopping!


M/J Granata said...

Thanks Tracey...
You are too sweet!

If anyone who reads this... or your posts wants to be added to my blog list (since it is still private), just email me and let me know! It is only private from a few select people OUTSIDE of blog world, so I am happy to add ANYONE in blog world!

Just email me... you can pass my email around! I can use as much support as possible! Anyone can send their email address and I will add them to my list!!!!

Thank you, Tracey for all of your support and for all of your great posts! I am going to get your Tonys today!!!!!!


Future Mama said...

Awww Tracey, thanks so much! I can always count on you to give me the best advice too! You were so helpful with advice on talking to my husband, making a list, and letting me know being a SAHM ISN'T all that easy ;o) (and thanks for not hating me after that) I love your honest opinions and I always welcome them! I especially love that you became a mom much later than most of my friends and readers! It's a fresh and unique opinion!!

Thanks so much for the spotlight! I feel sooo special :)

Becky said...

I thought I had commented on Julie's before and went back and it was private??

Have you seen what I am about to have tomorrow?? Look at my latest post if not!

Deployed Teacher said...

Thanks Tracey, nice blog! Very thoughtful posts!

Hope the effect of your spotlight is not diminished because I'm male. Will make sure to post with a DEEPER voice from now on. lol!

Just followed you at Twitter, look forward to your tweets.

Maru and Fico said...

What a great post! I love Julie's blog already. Big fan. ;o) I'll check out the other ones. Thanks for sharing! -Maru