Friday Feature: In Which I Give My Blog Friends Some Link Love :)

January 9, 2009

I know that my sidebar has a nice list of links to some blogs and other sites that I read regularly… but I thought I would take a moment and give a little more publicity to some of my friends whose blogs I enjoy reading regularly. I encourage everyone to check some of these sites out, there is some good stuff out there!

Small World is a great blog written by a college friend, Sarah Small. Sarah was a year ahead of me at Milligan… and truthfully? We didn’t know each other very well. Just acquaintances, really. But through the magic of Facebook we have connected in the past several months and are now enjoying daily battles of “Word Twist” together. Sarah and her husband Randy (who also went to Milligan) live in Tennessee where he is a professor at UT and she is a mother, homeschooler, and champion blogger. You will find excellent writing here: everything from touching “Monday Memories” to fun accounts of daily life. I highly recommend checking it out sometime… poke around in some of her archives and have a good laugh or a good cry. And be sure to leave a comment somewhere… Sarah loves those!

Angie Aubrey is another Milligan alumni who blogs regularly here. Angie was a senior when I was a freshman… but her father was in my graduating class (yes, you read that right) and was also the dorm dad in Sutton Hall, where I lived for four years. So I’ve always been at least a little bit aware of what Angie’s been up to, from staying in touch with my fellow classmate (Hi, Pop!). Again through Facebook, I recently got reconnected with Angie and discovered that she blogs regularly. Her two children are the inspiration for a lot of great entries, and she even shares some good recipes from time to time!

Heather Chapman is a friend from church and a copy editor for the Lexington Herald-Leader. She blogs hilariously on all sorts of topics at Mother Tongue.  She likes to knit and in her spare time she appears on the TV game show, “Jeopardy” just one month after delivering her second child. Start by reading her account of that experience here and here and here.

Todd and Guinever Van Campen are great friends of our family, and both of them are bloggers. If you like riding bikes, you may enjoy Todd’s blog about his adventures commuting to and from work on a bicycle every day, year-round. Guinever blogs about daily life as a homeschooler and mother of four here. She also has a very touching and insightful blog about dealing with the loss of a loved one, (in her case, a child).

I hope everyone might take a look at some of these blogs by friends of mine. And if you find one you like, be sure to tell them I sent you. 🙂



  1. Aren’t you so sweet? Thanks! I like being a “champion blogger.” It’s much nicer than lots of things I’ve been called, like, well, never mind.

  2. Thanks for the “shout out” Laura! It has been a lot of fun reconnecting both here, and on Facebook!

  3. Hey, thanks for the link love! Very, very nice. I’ve been meaning to ask you how you knew Heather since I’ve seen you’re friends on facebook and now I know. I’m going to check out Sarah’s and Angie’s blogs too.

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