Big Blog Family Tree

Big Blog Family Tree

Carrie McBride
Dec 28, 2010

We started our Big Blog Family feature to introduce you to the parent bloggers who inspire us in all kinds of ways - to cook more, try new crafts, explore older books - as well as those who use their corners of the web to share their fresh and unique perspectives on this whole parenting thing. Here's a taste of the blogs of the men and women we featured last summer and who we still love checking in on.

Meet Ryan Marshall of Pacing the Panic Room: "I was kind of the first of the friend circle to jump into the next phase of life, and I was at the point where I should have decided to put away my pipe dreams and get a "real" job-- and instead I took it as my last chance to make my life exactly how I wanted it."

Meet Holly Keller of Chez Beeper BeBe: "I am passionate about creating and making toys and it is good to connect with a community of people who appreciate that--because, honestly, I know my friends could give a rip that I just designed a little chicken plushie or whatever."

Meet Kenny Friedman of Smonk You: "My blog is about my journey from being a guy who was totally freaked out by kids to becoming a father. I mainly started it because I have a knack for having no filter and saying the wrong thing."

Meet Rebecca Coleman of Cooking with My Kid: "I was standing there, in front of the freezer, choosing between chicken nuggets and fish sticks and it struck me that I had really gotten lazy about mealtime. Don't get me wrong, the chicken nuggets were organic but the foodie in me was appalled! It was at that moment I decided to make a commitment to spend the next 365 days cooking at least one new recipe a day together with my kid."

Meet Burgin Streetman of Vintage Kids' Books My Kid Loves: "Whenever I think I'm going to run out or get tired of doing this, I find a new illustrator or a new thrift shop I've never visited and the world opens up again. My son spends several hours a day reading and has read every book in our collection at least once — and his favorites, dozens and dozens of times."

Meet Vicky of The City Cradle: "The City Cradle is a place where I share my passions, inspirations and designs for handcrafted parties. I am currently in the middle of a challenge I've given myself to plan 30 parties this year before turning 30."

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