Second Generation Blogging Friends

by Susan

Julia, Madison and McKenna

The only thing better than getting together with MY blogging friends, is watching my girls play with THEIR blogging friends.

Julia and McKenna know each other through their mommies’ blogs. Michelle, McKenna’s Mom, is one of our loyal and longtime readers here at 5 Minutes for Mom and happens to live nearby.

We’ve been able to have the girls get together a few times now and today was Julia’s first time having McKenna over to play at our house. It was a surprise visit and Julia was thrilled.

Julia’s friend Madison also came over to play and the three had a wonderful time playing dress-up and roaring around our little home.

I just love seeing friendships form that never would have happened if it weren’t for our crazy blogging lifestyle.

So Tell Me…

Have you gotten your kids together with any of your blogging friends’ kids?



Written by Susan, Mom Blogger and Co-Founder of 5 Minutes for Mom
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Susan Carraretto and her identical twin, Janice Croze, created 5 Minutes for Mom in 2006. Susan loves all social media, but her top addiction these days is Pinterest. She recently published a children's book titled "The Pest Detectives" which you can download now in digital format for free.

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1 Michelle July 16, 2010 at 3:31 am

We had such a wonderful time tonight !!! Thanks for inviting us over.McKenna slept in the car home but went to bed easily so that is good!!!

We have met a few other blog friends it’s just fantastic to be able to meet in real life!!!

I love chatting with you on the phone Susan…


2 Susan July 16, 2010 at 3:03 pm

Thank you for coming over! Yes, it is great chatting on the phone with you and so fun to hang out in real life.


3 Cheryl Pope July 16, 2010 at 9:06 am

Haven’t gotten Princess Zaria together with any kids of bloggers yet but she blogs(infrequently) so she hangs out with me and my blogger friends:)


4 Susan July 16, 2010 at 3:04 pm

That is so fun that she blogs too.


5 Susie's Homemade July 16, 2010 at 10:49 am

I haven’t done that but I love when my girlfriend’s kids and mine get together. We are the six-pack and they are the bottle caps:-)


6 Name* July 16, 2010 at 1:34 pm

I love that Susie !! The Bottle caps cute :) Michelle


7 Susan July 16, 2010 at 3:05 pm

That’s hilarious…

Yes, it’s great when we moms get to hang out and the kids can play together. Everyone’s happy.


8 Margaret July 16, 2010 at 1:16 pm

We haven’t met up with any bloggy friends yet but I’ve met several friends that I’ve met online!


9 Susan July 16, 2010 at 3:06 pm

That’s great that you’ve met up with lots of online friends. I always find that when I do meet my online friends in real life, it feels like I see them everyday and it’s not really like meeting them for the first time at all.


10 Amber Strocel July 16, 2010 at 2:36 pm

In fact, I have. McKenna was one of the first kids that my own daughter Hannah met up with, so that’s fun. We’ve met lots of other moms and kids, too. And never once have we had anything other than a great time together.


11 Susan July 16, 2010 at 3:01 pm

That’s so fun Amber. I can’t wait for us to get together too. Awesome that you live so close… let’s set something up soon.


12 Krista July 17, 2010 at 12:35 am

I have! We met up with Mrs. Einstein and her 3 children last fall! So fun!


13 Susan July 18, 2010 at 5:21 am

Oh wonderful… and were your children similar ages?


14 Krista July 18, 2010 at 10:02 am

Well, my son is a bit older than her middle girl, but yes, roughly!


15 Lolli July 17, 2010 at 11:05 am

I HAVE had the chance to get my kids together with blogging friends’ kids, and I loved watching them connect!


16 Susan July 18, 2010 at 5:21 am

Awesome… it’s so fun isn’t it?


17 Amanda July 17, 2010 at 1:05 pm

Let’s see, Samantha and Jackson had a blast together at Hallmark. Both my girls loved playing with Tanya from MommyGoggles kids, and my girls adore Caryn from Rockin Mama’s little boy Josh.

I have however met a lot of my bloggy friends in person and they are awesome! I can’t wait to see them all again n NYC!


18 Susan July 18, 2010 at 5:22 am

I heard about how much Jackson and Samantha got along at Hallmark. Too fun!

So great that your kids get lots of bloggy friend face-time.


19 Louise July 17, 2010 at 4:13 pm

My kids have only played with Renee’s son Micah at a blogging event. I’m going to have to find more local bloggers some time for a blogger playdate. Sounds like fun!


20 Susan July 18, 2010 at 5:23 am

Yes, I too have to get out more with local bloggers. Sometimes it’s hard to even discover who is in your area.


21 darcie July 17, 2010 at 8:32 pm

YES! We LOVE getting our kids together with our blogging friends…We’ve made soo many great friends via blogging. We even do childcare swaps now! I cannot wait to see where things take OUR kids and their friendships that have all started because of our blogs!


22 Susan July 18, 2010 at 5:24 am

Childcare swaps… that’s fabulous!

Yes, it’s fun to see where it all goes…


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