The NYMetroParents blogroll features the best blogs in the parenting world, from New York and beyond. Here's a closer look at why we love these mom bloggers and dad bloggers and how they're shaping the web for parenting today.
Blogging From: New York, New York
Single Mama NYC Issa M. Mas has been named "Best Single Mommy Blog" of 2009 by TheBump.com and was one of the "Top 25 Single Parenting Blogs" of the year as selected by CircleofMoms.com last year. Mas, who is a life coach, freelance writer, and also the founder of YourSingleParenting.com, a resource and support site for single parents in New York, chronicles her journey as a solo parent to her young boy, Theo.
Her blog features "Wordless Wednesdays," which are typically photos of her son Theo that are most likely guaranteed to put a smile on your face. Many other posts share anecdotes and details about her personal struggles, including the process of moving on from her ex, her battle with weight loss, and troubles with body image. Mas bravely opens her heart in each of her entries, and parents—whether single or not—can benefit from her courage, openness, and honesty.
Mas is also the founder of YourSingleParenting.com, a site dedicated to uncovering helpful resources and tips for single parents in the New York area. The site, which has the tagline: "Resources for the Hardest Working Parents Around," offers a message board where parents may contact each other for advice or simply a shoulder to lean on. - Kimberly Mollo