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To the real bullies of the world (mom bloggers)

I think this goes right along with my #piece of parenting advice and it was so objectively written I wanted to share.

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You are part of a blogging community that rivals, if not exceeds, the size of my own: indie authors. I’m not going to lie and pretend that I make a point of reading very many parenting blogs. If I happen to know the author, or there’s a really interesting hook, I’ll devote the time to it. But I’m not a mom, and I don’t plan on ever becoming one.

“So what?” you might reasonably ask. “You aren’t a lot of things, but I’ll bet you still read about them.”

While I’m not entirely certain I’m comfortable with you arguing with me on my own blog, it’s a fair point.

But I have another reason for avoiding most mom-themed blogs: They tend to be overly judgmental. Bear in mind, that this is a newspaper editor and wanna-be indie author saying this. I’m…

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I am a university educated full-time working mother of four children. Proudly Canadian, I freeze my butt off along with my loving partner, two dogs and a cat. I hope you enjoy reading my posts as much as I love writing them, but if you have nothing nice to say, don't say anything at all.

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4 thoughts on “To the real bullies of the world (mom bloggers)

  1. Not sure how I feel about this one, I’m sure she has a very good point. But, I have seen numerous mom blogs that are simply about their experience, activities for kids, review on products or for family/friends with distance between to keep in touch(mine)….I don’t really read many mommy blogs admittedly.

    Posted by thestrollerchronicles | March 22, 2014, 10:45 am
    • I just like that it is an object perspective. I follow over 250 blogs and skim them regularly and the one thing I can safely say is that parenting is a highly controversial topic. Even if someone isn’t intending to be controversial and just writing about their experiences, the comments from other bloggers can completely change that (and I have had this happen on my blog). I think FB groups are much much worse but, I am glad at least the article got you thinking. Cheers!

      Posted by Shannon | March 22, 2014, 10:52 am
  2. Thank for re-blogging this! I wish the “mom wars” was kept to just the blogging world, but it goes far beyond that! I am lucky to have found a large number of mommy blogs that are so encouraging and filled with more then passing judgements!

    Posted by Mother's Realm | March 22, 2014, 12:35 pm

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