Blogs by business-owning parents?
July 19, 2010 8:49 AM   Subscribe

Can you recommend well-written blogs/sites of parents who run their own businesses? There are a TON of results on Google and I just can't sift through them all, so I thought I'd ask here. Blogs by parents who have very young children are great and ones that have very young children AND a full-time day job while trying to start their own business up would be excellent.

Of course, I am asking because this is the boat I've currently placed myself in and I'd love to read about the experiences of others. I feel like a lot of what I've read has skimmed over some of the nitty gritty of daily life. Like, one thing talked about how this woman started her business while she had kids and then I find later that the "kids" were teenagers, which is a whole different situation from having a toddler.

Also, stuff where the mother runs her business while being fully and comfortably supported by the husband's job are not really what I'm looking for.

And if anyone here has done this, I'd love to hear any advice you have.
posted by stefnet to Work & Money (5 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
Well, dooce is the obvious example, but in that case the blog is the business. Are you looking for people who meet three non-overlapping criteria: bloggers, business owners, parents of toddlers? Do you want the blog to be about the kids/household management aspect or about the business aspect, or more time management of babies plus businesses in general?
posted by donnagirl at 9:22 AM on July 19, 2010

Yeah, not so much dooce. I almost put that in the original question.

I think the problem is that people who have toddlers, a full-time job, and a fledgling business of their own have no time to fritter away writing about it all.

I'm not looking for it to be about anything specific. I'm just imagining that there HAS to be at least one other person out there who has juggled all of this and found a little time to write and was still alive at the end.
posted by stefnet at 9:29 AM on July 19, 2010

Sweet Fine Day.
posted by The corpse in the library at 10:11 AM on July 19, 2010

Yes - Sweet Fine Day is exactly the sort of thing I'm looking for.

More please!
posted by stefnet at 11:11 AM on July 19, 2010

Maybe Anna Maria Horner? She's a textile designer with six kids ranging from one to 18 years old.
posted by jocelmeow at 3:40 PM on July 19, 2010

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