Need a few more reasons to be thankful this year? Read about these inspirational bloggers who always find a way to be grateful for what they have.
Not only is Katie a wife and mother who has battled infertility, she is also a psychotherapist and parenting expert. She has used her talent and expertise to create a site for women who are battling infertility to find education and support called Clomid and Cabernet.
Heidi blogs about life after a tragic car accident that left her in a coma. After months in a burn unit and then in rehabilitation, she is now stronger than ever in spirit and blogs about her inspiring life at Fancy Feet.
The Owens family has chronicled their journey through the loss of a son to a mitochondrial disease and on to the adoption of two special needs children. Their spirit shines through in every gorgeous photo on their blog. You can’t help but smile as this amazing family finds joy after pain.
A mother of seven (yes seven), Rachel of Finding Joy does just that. She finds joy in the everyday. After her husband’s cancer diagnosis in 2005, Rachel vowed to live life fully and appreciate the beauty in her days. Her optimism and honesty shines through in every post.
Up Popped a Fox
Vikki of Up Popped a Fox so bravely shares her family’s path as a same sex couple raising two children. She shares the acceptance they have experienced as well as the discrimination, opening up about the life of her own family to show us all just how similar we truly are.
One Crafty Mother
A survivor of not only a battle with alcoholism but a cancer diagnosis, Ellie of One Crafty Mother writes honestly of her struggles and her accomplishments. Her stories draw you in and make you want to cheer her on as she continues to strive for balance, happiness and health.
Carly Marie Dudley
After the loss of her son Christian, Carly turned her energy toward helping others. She created Christian’s Beach, a place where she writes the names of loved ones who have passed in the sand at sunset and photographs the beauty of it for grieving family members. Carly also has gone on to create many other support offerings through Carly Marie Project Heal.
A Happy Girl
At age 11, Tahnie of A Happy Girl received a kidney transplant because her battle with a rare disorder called cystinosis. Told she would never be able to have children, she was given the amazing gift of a daughter, one of only about five born to cystinosis patients in the entire world. To say Tahnie and her daughter are both miracles would be quite the understatement!
Mary Tyler Mom
Aside from being a brilliant storyteller, Mary Tyler Mom has lived through the loss of her daughter to cancer and has chronicled their journey in hopes of helping others and spreading awareness about childhood cancers. Just five minutes of reading her words will leave you with a true appreciation of what life is all about.
Enjoying the Small Things
Kelle Hampton of Enjoying the Small Things is a beloved blogger to many. She shares her journey of raising a daughter with Down syndrome and packs as much joy and inspiration into every one of her posts as one blogger possibly can.
Editor’s pick: Ashley of Lil Blue Boo
There is nothing more inspirational than watching a woman shine with strength as she battles cancer and wins with her spirit. Ashley of Lil Blue Boo is not only a talented artist and designer but her contagious joy is nothing short of amazing and will leave you striving to be the best you can be each and every day.