By Katie Moosbrugger
Do you log on to our site every day and think, "Gosh, I wish they'd write about such-and-such topic. I'd really like to know what other moms think of that." Or do you have a bunch of ideas swirling around your head that you're itching to write about and share with other moms? Even more, are you someone who loves to write but just can't come up with a good topic? If you fit one of these descriptions, we'd love to hear from you!
Our top priority at TMoM is to deliver a daily blog that appeals to readers like you - whether the blog is written by someone on our team or by a guest blogger. But sometimes we don't always know what you want to read. Or, we might come up with a great topic, but we don't have someone in mind who could write about it.
To find out more, as well as topics we are seeking guest bloggers for, keep reading!
We always welcome anonymous blogs (sometimes they are the most popular with our readers because they explore controversial topics without putting the author at risk) - so don't be afraid to ask to remain anonymous.
We also came up with the list of topics below we'd love to cover on TMoM, but would prefer for a guest blogger to write. If you are interested in blogging about one of the topics below - or if you have a friend who can - send us an email!
Topics We Are Seeking Guest Bloggers For:
~ Product review of a recent baby product.
~ Tips for balancing work/home life from the perspective of a working mom.
~ Perspectives from stay-at-home dads.
~ Child favoritism: Do you favor one child over the other? Or Is there a grandparent in your family who favors one child over the other?
~ Have “playdates” gone haywire at your house? Are you constantly setting one up for your child? Are your children competing for playdates? What are your thoughts on this, and should parents ban the concept of “playdates” all together and just call it play time whether it happens with a friend or not?
~ Do you have a child who tested into an accelerated learning program, but you opted to keep him out? Or do you have a child who was once in an accelerated learning program but you pulled him out? What were your reasonings?
~ Do you have a teenager who refused to get her driver’s license? Or have you ever kept your child from earning her license due to a circumstance? Share your story, and how did it turn out.
~ What are the best part-time jobs for teenagers? When is the best time to find a job? Where are the best places to look?
~ As a divorced parent, how do you share custody with your ex (every other week, every other weekend, holidays only)? How has this situation affected your children? Would love to get different perspectives on this topic and combine into one post.
~ Did you recently cross a milestone with your child - or as a parent - and learn a lesson that other parents could benefit from?
~ Are you a foster parent? Share your story.
~ Have you given birth in your own home by choice? Why did you choose that route? Share your story.
~ Do you have a child who is gay? How/when did he/she tell you? How did you handle the situation?
~ Where do you draw the line on confidentiality in your home? Do think parents should sift through their child’s rooms and belongings on occasion? Do you do this, how often, and what has the outcome been?
~ Are you a step mom? We'd love you to share some stories, trials & tribulations, or just advice!
~Do you have a teenager or college kid who you think has his/her head on straight? We would love to hear advice from you on how/why you think your kid stayed on the right path!
~Were you ever close to divorce but were able to save your marriage? Tell us your story!
~Did you cheat on your spouse and now regret it? Share some words of wisdom with our readers.
~ Do you have a bi-racial family? Please share your story with us & give advice or tips to others on what to say and not say. You may also wish to share advice to other bi-racial families.
~Do you home-school? Please blog for us and share your advice!
~ Have you recently taken an amazing family trip? Write a blog for us to run in our Travel section or Day Trip category.
~ Are you or your child battling a unique health situation (or did you overcome one), and is your story something you're willing to share with other parents?
~ Are you a mom or dad who just wants to ramble about a particular parenting topic, or just something entertaining? We'd love to hear it!
~ Do you have a funny story or video to share for our Sunday Funnies column?
Thanks for helping to keep TMoM a place where moms and dads can connect with each other on real topics, voice opinions, swap ideas and reviews, and get trusted advice from other parents!