Just as I was getting ready to jet off on vacation, I received a most delightful award from Helene at I'm Living Proof that God has a Sense of Humor. She and I discovered each other's sites when we joined a twin blog ring at about the same time. She's an übermom who is raising not one, but two sets of twins. I always look forward to her insightful posts, written with candor and humor about the frustrations and joys of life with children.
Since we're so isolated up here, I thought I'd give props to some other Alaskans who toil away under the midnight sun to bring their blogs to the masses. One thing I've learned living in the Last Frontier: we're a state of lunatics unique individuals. If you're interested in different perspectives about life in this great land, you might want to check out the following:
Homestate is one of those rare, wonderful people who opens her home to foster children, so she's a little busy these days, but I do hope to see her posting again soon about life in Anchorage.
Musings of a Mommy Bee is written by a self-described "granola mom" living a life of simplicity and gratefulness in Pelican, a tiny spot of paradise in southeast Alaska.
Dug's Big Wild Life does the impossible: makes garbage fascinating. This guy travels around Bush Alaska inspecting landfills, and he's got a snappy sense of humor that I quite appreciate. You'll also enjoy his recounts of camping trips and sightseeing tours with his family.
Scribbit is the grand dame of Alaskan mommy blogs. She posts daily and provides a wealth of information about all sorts of subjects, including the topic of blogging. Her expertise garnered her an invite to speak at the BlogHer conference this past summer.
PhoWises is written by a woman from my hometown who documented the long and complicated process of adopting a baby from Vietnam. Her family is finally all together in Homer now, but if you go back into her archives you'll find a mesmerizing tale of travel and love.
Dinner last night: tuna melts, tomato soup