I read a lot of blogs...
including a ton of book-based blogs,
which help me stay current in the school/public library scene.
I also read various artists blogs;
every day I can see beautiful photographs,
chronicling life, often in idealist happy tones.
I have RSS feeds for Canadian Papers on books, movies, music,
so I can slowly become conversant with various people,
And of course I read a lot of blogs that are Orthodox,
and my blog community of readers are often tied in here;
and I love reading Mom-blogs, and Orthodox Mom-blogs;
a lot of my friends are Mothers
and I learn a lot about what the struggles of Motherhood are,
as well as the joys.
This helps me understand and talk to my friends who are newly Mothers.
Of course I am from the Midwest of the States;
I have had at least three distinct phases of friends marrying
and becoming Mothers.
The phase of new Mothers now are the ones who are a bit
younger than I but who went through higher education
and had children in their later twenties or early thirties.