Cirque Des Mamans

This circus is for all blogging women who take seriously their roles as nurturers and caregivers - and rock, oh yes, they need to rock. It is not limited to those who have sprouted and grown children in their own bulbous mid-sections, but to those who see themselves as mothers. This can include past, present, and future child-bearers, adoptive (both legal and unofficial) mothers, aunts, friends and others who fill an active and positive role in the life of another person.

Please sign up to join the ring if you fit this description and have a site that, as stated previously - ROCKS. We all like to vent sometimes, but these sites should be largely uplifting and free of excessive bad language and gratuitous sexual content. Basically, there are tons of great web rings out there. If you want to stay in this one, please keep it PG.*

You may also be hilarious, if you so choose.

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A note on how rings work: Joining a web ring is adding yourself to a listing of blogs, centered around a specific theme or topic. When you join the ring, you are asked to put code on your site. Our ring code looks like this:


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The "des Mamans" button takes you here, which is the ring's main page. The arrows on either side work like the "next blog" button in Blogger. They take you to the next ring member's blog so you can surf through the ring by clicking on the arrows on each person's blog.

1. Daring Young Mom
Join date: January 28, 2006
Daring to stay at home with two kids in Seattle, laughing at myself and hoping you'll join in the fun.

2. Pieces Of Cheese
Join date: January 28, 2006
Come on in and kick off your shoes for a bit of mommy therapy. We'll laugh, we'll cry, we'll change a diaper in between. The ins and outs of one woman's life as a stay-at-home mom.

3. One Woman's World
Join date: January 28, 2006
The daily ins and outs of one woman's life as a stay-at-home mom. Welcome to my world!

4. mom on a wire
Join date: January 29, 2006
A personal blog devoted to supporting women and mothers.

5. Novelist in Training
Join date: January 29, 2006
This is a personal blog from a 29-year-old woman who lives in a small town beautiful in S.E. Utah. The writer is working toward publication of a novel. She also enjoys photography, some of which she posts on her blog. The photography generally depicts scenes of the southwestern landscape, although she occasionally posts photos of her cats or other pictures that she enjoys.

6. Life As Lou
Join date: February 04, 2006
It's all about Lou: Mother of two, Air Force Wife, Uprooted North Dakotan, Writer, Photographer, LDS, Control Freak, Creative, Curvy, Cute, Impatient, Amusing, Sleep Deprived, Musical, Crunchy, Silly, Serious, Honest, Compassionate, Irritable, Charismatic, Weird, Loyal, Religious, Astute, Appreciative, Virtuous, Conservative, Obsessive, Super-Duper Supreme Tushie Wiper and Owie Kisser Extrordinaire. Don't you wish you were me?

7. Rocks In My Dryer
Join date: February 05, 2006
The sleep-deprived ramblings of a busy, saved-by-grace mom who does NOT have her act together. "...He gently leads those that have young." ISAIAH 40:11

8. From Her Majesty's Throne
Join date: January 31, 2006
A way for me to get rid of random thoughts so I don't drive "The King" crazy!

9. say la vee
Join date: January 30, 2006
Life in an urban town. Three great boys,11,15 and 20, one tall gorgeous husband, 6'3", and a dog, fat.

10. Sweet Mama Entropy
Join date: January 29, 2006
Don't let the name scare you. It's about my adventures as a stay-at-home mom, the disorder and disorganization that naturally follow, and why I love (almost) every minute of it.

11. Mommiverse
Join date: January 29, 2006
The woes and joys of a full time mother of two and one to come.

12. I Still See A Spark In You
Join date: January 29, 2006
Come join me on my journey to spiritual wholeness, finding humor along the way and friends to last a lifetime...

13. MommyMaki
Join date: January 29, 2006
This is the hardest job I have ever had but it is by far the MOST rewarding. Here are the ramblings of a stay at home mom. Sometimes exciting, sometimes not :)

14. The Big Trade-Off
Join date: January 30, 2006
Random musings from my internal monologue. Read about my life, my kids, how much coffee I drink, and other happenings in my oh-so-glamourous life.

15. Diary of the Nello
Join date: January 30, 2006
Daily gripes of a Mom with many names and lots to talk about!

16. Fueled By Coffee
Join date: January 31, 2006
I am intrigued by music, relish books, love my honey, fueled by imagination & far too many lattes.

17. Surcie
Join date: February 24, 2006
Mama blogs from the dining-room table while The Boy Child takes his afternoon nap.

18. Actual Unretouched Photo
Join date: February 01, 2006
A daily picture of my life in a thousand words, more or less. I have four children, three cats, two elbows and one husband.

19. Secret Cave of the Sugar Mama
Join date: February 03, 2006
Daily life as a stay-at-home mom in Southern suburbia. I formerly lived life large, with an astoundingly lucrative and wildly exciting career as a pastry chef and bakery manager in a small college town. But I gave that all up and am now a mama of two girls, doing this full-time mommy gig for the first time and maybe doing an o.k. job, I think. You know, probably. Well, I guess we'll see, won't we?

20. Our Experiment In Parenthood
Join date: February 03, 2006
Experimenting one child at a time.

21. Birth Mother Heroes
Join date: February 04, 2006
Once a stay at home mom (my greatest career), now a full time therapist and a "mother" to many in various ways. Always wanted to hang a shingle out that said, "Mom Inside....come in a bake cookies". I settled on going back to school and becoming a Marriage, Family, Child Couselor which lead me to....Birth Mother Heores

22. Here Today, Probably Tomorrow Too
Join date: February 04, 2006
Come read about my thrilling adventures in SAHMdom. It's exciting! It's fun! And admission is free today!

23. Owlhaven
Join date: February 05, 2006
Visit the Owlhaven if you've ever wondered what life in a HUGE family is like. We have 8 kids, four from my belly, two from Korea, and two from Ethiopia. Lots of pictures, lots of kid quips, mixed with recipes, reflection, and even a practical tip or two.

24. Tales from the Crib
Join date: February 04, 2006
17 different women, 27 crazy children. 4 babies in utero. These are our "tales from the crib".

25. www.tutuboutique.com
Join date: February 04, 2006
I am a 33 year old stay at home mom of three children under the age of 4. I own an online business called www.tutuboutique.com, which I operate and own with my husband. Needless, to say I will have a lot to talk about. Sleepless nights and busy days.

26. Friday Playdate
Join date: February 05, 2006
The entirely true adventures of two small boys and their over-educated mommy, who has a little shoe fetish, and their daddy, who sometimes doesn't know what to make of it all. Exaggerated for maximum humor value.

27. Tripping Over Cobblestone
Join date: February 05, 2006
Fun stuff that happens as I trip down my cobblestone path of wifeyhood, motherhood, and selfhood.

28. Sentimental But Crazy-Momma's On the Edge
Join date: March 19, 2006
Well I am OCD filled Momma with crazy sentimental thoughts, I think about life way too much but I am trying to enjoy it. I have high hopes of teaching loads of college minds the wonderfulness of classic literature and writing lots of pretty pretty articles on my love of it. I got two girls that I am home with and a husband who is just as nerdy as me.

29. It's A Mad World
Join date: February 06, 2006
Five kids a husband, and trying to find a little me time. It's a mad world, but I like it that way.

30. Ciao, Bella!
Join date: February 06, 2006
A new-to-the-world-of-blogging LDS sistah, with a deep desire for children and a deep-seated fear of pregnancy. Seriously, I am scared! Moving to Florida and wanting to nest in a serious way.

31. At A Hen's Pace
Join date: February 06, 2006
What does a hen do all day? Nothing but walk about in endless circles, pecking at this or that--yet she is one of the most creative and productive of God's creatures. Though my life mostly takes me in circles, I pray for the daily fruitfulness of a hen.

32. Rarely-Home Mom
Join date: February 13, 2006
Follow the wild adventures of The Rarely-Home Mom, who knows that staying home is for sissies.

33. Ramblings of a tired, and sometimes demented, mind.
Join date: February 06, 2006
Just your average, ordinary, semi-demented, recoving infertile, mothering, English teaching lady.

34. Soggy Cheerios
Join date: February 07, 2006
just a mom, doing the mom thing, and trying to stay sane in the process

35. the mama
Join date: February 08, 2006
because I AM the mama, at least in my little world with the Chaos Girls and one Chaos Baby. I am the undercover older mother... shhhhhhhhh.

36. Mommy Cooks
Join date: February 10, 2006
Cooking with kids, for kids, and sometimes in spite of them.

37. 100% Pure Lee
Join date: February 10, 2006
I am new to the blogging world and I am not sure I am much of a writer, but I enjoy getting my thoughts out. I am a Mommy to two terrific kids.

38. Hitting the Ground Running
Join date: February 12, 2006
Shelah runs, writes, reads and eats lots of chocolate to bolster herself for the challenge of raising three busy kids.

39. The tales of Mama D
Join date: February 14, 2006
Stories from the life of a new mom stumbling along.

40. A Beautiful Mess
Join date: February 12, 2006
Amusing and sometimes serious quandaries of a mother of four, a woman of one, a wife, a military spouse. Humorous ramblings of life with kids and life with a husband, which is sometimes more than I can handle

41. Created for HIS Glory
Join date: February 12, 2006
Written by Lauren, a born-again follower of Jesus Christ, wife of one man, and mother of three blessings, who seeks to glorify the Lord in every thought, word, deed and enjoy it.

42. My Many Colored Days
Join date: February 20, 2006
Because as Dr. Seuss so poignantly put, "On different days, I'm different too!"

43. . . peanut tales in a nutshell . .
Join date: February 14, 2006
Tales of a stay-at-home mother of 4 trying to blog her way to sanity.

44. 5 Too Many
Join date: March 18, 2006
Tales from a family living in a condemned trailer in the Maine woods.

45. smart mama
Join date: March 18, 2006
the thoughts of one smart mama on life - wacky mothering escapades, my art and lots of other fun stuff

46. Peachy Keen Homeschool Ponderings
Join date: February 14, 2006
Just another mom at home, trying to make each day better than the one before and trying to remember where I left my brain that is stuffed with fluff. Silly old bear am I!

47. Memoirs of a Desperate (nap-needing) Housewife
Join date: February 16, 2006
With 3 young children, this SAHM is caught is a tornado whirlwind.

48. As It Happens (a.k.a. The Muppet Show)
Join date: February 16, 2006
My name is Kermit, and I like exhibitionist journaling. Appearing on stage with me: hubby Fozzie, son Scooter (5), daughter Animal (3), and son Gonzo (4 months).

49. Mama's So Called Life
Join date: February 18, 2006
This site is just musings from a wife, mother of 3 and part time employee for the state. Come and visit sometime!

50. I need to vent
Join date: March 18, 2006
A place where I basically say what I want...because I just have a lot to say. Oh, and I can be funny too.

51. The Opiate of the Masses
Join date: February 24, 2006
Easy as 1-2-3? Hmmm ... come hang out with Poppy as she navigates life with one husband, two children, and three houses. Better than television for inducing a slack-jawed, drooling gaze.

52. What Was I Thinking?
Join date: March 03, 2006
Still too new to have this pegged...Humorous, light-hearted 'cause otherwise it is insanity, figuring our life out in blogdom, type blog.

53. Wishful Thinking
Join date: March 03, 2006
We think, we laugh, we hope, we play, always wishing for just one more day.

54. Toronto Teacher Mom Blog
Join date: March 03, 2006
New to the Greater Toronto Area, Diana discusses the ins and outs of being a first time mom and the anxieties of going back to work as a full-time French Teacher.

55. Blissful Delusions
Join date: March 30, 2006
All about the trials and tribulations of motherhood -- from someone who never thought she'd be a mom.

56. Random Thoughts of a Tired Mom
Join date: March 18, 2006
The thoughts of a new and recently single Mother trying to find her way though the challenges of everyday life.

57. Don't Try This at Home
Join date: March 30, 2006
I'm just juggling my day-to-day adventures as a sahm. Sometimes it's about me, sometimes it's about the kiddos. It's almost always about the laugh. Come see what we're up to now.

58. and baby makes 6!
Join date: March 31, 2006
Yes, I finally got my girl...but only after 4 miscarriages...and with 4 kids, my hands are full. How do I do it? Coffee.....lots and lots of coffee. At our house, baby makes 6!

59. ABC Momma
Join date: April 06, 2006
Thirty-something wife and mother who's addicted to blogging

60. Random Thoughts?! (Lori's Blog)
Join date: April 26, 2006
Random thoughts of a mom trying desperately to keep her faith, and make sense of the military.

61. What Makes A Housewife Depserate?
Join date: May 10, 2006
This is my life...the director's cut. Weird, Wild and Wonderful.

62. Meadow's Rambles of a Runner
Join date: May 10, 2006
Random running commentaries as well as stories from a mom of three.

63. Antique Mommy
Join date: May 11, 2006
I had my first baby at 44. This blog chronicles the joys and challenges of living in the brave new world of hot flashes, sloppy cookie kisses and trimming itty bitty fingernails while wearing bi-focals

64. Tales of a Rubbaundiesluva
Join date: May 23, 2006
I'm a twenty-something stay-at-home wife and mom who likes to wander through my very strange childhood memories.

65. Journey Mama
Join date: May 23, 2006
My journey through time and space as I stumble through life as a wife, mother, friend and artist in a traveling community.

66. Popcorn and Sushi
Join date: June 29, 2006
We're fish out of water wherever we are (which is presently Japan): we're homeschoolers, hippie folk-festival attendees, former-suburbanites, world travelers (well, mostly Asia), natural living proponents, book lovers, political moderates...I could go on, but you probably get the picture. Or maybe you don't. That's okay. Grab some wasabi peas and join me anyway.

67. Politically Incorrect Moms
Join date: June 01, 2006
Irreverent commentary on the joys (and not so much) of motherhood. A place of support and fun for all types of moms.

68. many mundane moments
Join date: June 08, 2006
One mom, one dad, one boy and the unremarkable things that make life interesting.

69. LammyAnnLife
Join date: June 29, 2006
I'm just a regular Mom... Raising 5 wonderful kids... living in the military... and trying to find balance.

70. Oh, The Joys
Join date: August 16, 2006
My husband and I have two babies. They are fifteen months apart. The work load is crazy. When it all gets to be too much, we look at eachother and say sarcastic things like, "Oh, the joys" and "Our lives are so rich and full - are you experiencing the richness and fullness right now?" When things get really bad we say, "You're not going to go out for a pack of cigarettes and never come back are you?" When we're amused by two screaming children we share an imaginary cigarette and select a brand name for the occasion. Right before having two children, we traveled in SE Asia, Nepal, India, Africa, Central & South American for 16 months. Our lives are different now. Filled with joys... OH, THE JOYS! Seriously.

71. Making Things Up
Join date: July 09, 2006
Does it SEEM like I know what Im talking about? Because I totally dont. The content is real (trust me, Im not that inventive), its just real life with three kids that Im making up as I go along.

72. Geena's Mind
Join date: July 09, 2006
I'm a stay-at-home mother to four kids. Daynah 5, twins Melyssa & Juleigha 3 and Lucas who came along 11 mos after them...oh yeah and i'm married to Peter. Needless to say i'm overly tired and just hanging on to my sanity

73. She Lives
Join date: July 09, 2006
Discipling other Christian women through life experience and teaching.

74. I Am Jack's Raging Mommy
Join date: July 09, 2006
I'm prolly not the most insane person you'll ever meet, but it's likely I'm the most open about it.

75. Sarah's Other Blog
Join date: August 07, 2006
Proud mama to Abigail, loving wifey to Aaron. Above all else, in love with Jesus. I write to find my voice, share my life, and purge my brain.

76. Mayhem In Mexico
Join date: August 07, 2006
An american mom in Mexico with stories to tell and mayhem to share!

77. Makanani
Join date: August 16, 2006
It's not always fun, it's not always pretty ... a place to shed the weight of the world by a divorced mom.

78. Living In Grace
Join date: August 16, 2006
Married Montana mom of two, living life with dialysis.

79. Plain Jane Mom
Join date: September 02, 2006
Random posts of a regular (well...) mom to 3 boys.

80. Total Mom Haircut
Join date: September 02, 2006
Have the kid, get the mom haircut, write the mommy blog. All three are short, fluffy, and easy to manage.

81. Tuesday's Child
Join date: August 30, 2006
Journal of an expat American living, working and raising a family in London. Come on by and see what it looks like from the outside.

82. LIME
Join date: August 30, 2006
My blog is about our life here by the world largest fjord (Norway). I'm a mother to a 3 year old boy, adopted from Ethiopia in 2005. Soon I'm back working as a pastor for a few rural churches in the area.

83. Jennyology
Join date: September 02, 2006
A saucy, sassy, sometimes serious look inside the life of a "mommy blogger" raising her four children in suburbia with her husband.

84. The Wooden Porch
Join date: October 03, 2006
From the daily grinds of homemaking, homeloving, and those kids that you usually want to just eat 'em up, but sometimes you want to lock yourself in your bedroom and pretend they are at grandma's, to dealing with husbands and trying to be a good Christian mom and wife, but failing much more often than not.

85. Parenting with a Mental Illness
Join date: October 23, 2006
Everyday brings a new challenge. Every minute brings a new mood. Every experience adds to the journey. My boys melt my heart one moment, enrage it the next. My blog is a painfully honest account of my life as a parent with depression and Borderline Personality Disorder.

86. scribbit
Join date: October 23, 2006
Life for one Alaskan family as chronicled by their chef, chauffeur and CFO. Humor, stories, recipes, lists and book and product reviews from the Last Frontier as told by a mother of four active children.

87. Digressions
Join date: October 25, 2006
Come! Read about my life in the city with adorable twin girls! Watch as I navigate the uncharted (by me) waters of stay-at-home-momdom. Observe as I attempt to balance motherhood with my professional life, squeezing in some blogging wherever I can.

88. mental tesserae
Join date: November 29, 2006
A blog about art, parenting, life and trying to piece it all together.

89. one plus two
Join date: November 29, 2006
it's all about four things: my kid, the homeless, moving to Belize, and her dad..not necessarily in that order.

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*It should be noted that I'm not a big fan of the MPAA rating system. I'm just trying to pick a common frame of reference for blog standards. I also want to let you know that I am not the blog police. I will not be reading every sentence of every blog on the ring. If you find something that's offensive and you think shouldn't be included in the ring, let me know and I'll look into it.


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