Mommy (mummy?) blogging across the pond

A few days ago, Susanna of A Modern Mother was lamenting the state of "mummyblogging," or parenting-blogging in the United Kingdom: ...more

I, too, am a British ex-pat blogging in the San Francisco Bay Area.

I'm looking forward to ...more

The Shift of the Mommyblogger

There's change in the air for the first wave of mommybloggers.  They don't complain about their kids much anymore. In fact, they don't write about their kids as much as they used to.  Have they lost interest?  Lost their edge?  Or are their kids just old enough to read? ...more

I just started blogging about two months ago and I am probably like the first generation ...more

What Do You Think of the Term "Mommyblogger"?

The term "mommyblogger" has been deconstructed at length in the parenting blogosphere and beyond.  Some think the term fits, and others don't.  Either way, it seems to be a loaded word likely to generate more discussion. ...more

I have a blog and it is not centered around kids (athough now it will be for a while as kids are ...more

Blog 08' Photography Workshop

I had to jump on here this morning and say how excited I am to meet all of you at the Photography Workshop this afternoon!  We just got into town last night, and I love the buzz and excitement that is here.  Since many of you expressed interest in all four topics that we posted, I'm combinging them all today.  This means we have a jam packed 75 minute session on photography!  So make sure you are on time and bring a pen and paper with you.  We're going to have fun!  I've also got a handful of door prizes to give out before we start!  ...more

I wish I would have known about the event and that you were going to be there! I would have ...more

Why do you blog? (Besides the obvious answers of fame and fortune.) And could you stop today?

"I cannot say with certainty which of my motives are the strongest, but I know which of them deserve to be followed." -George Orwell: Why I Write, 1946 ...more

I blog to: leave some words for my kids to read later, notice beauty, purge, and connect. I ...more

The Business of Mommyblogging on The Today Show

My heart sank when this morning's segment on the Today Show started off with Hoda Kotb announcing "... the growing popularity of... 'mommy blogs.'" She used air quotes, and everything. You could've substituted anything bizarre and mystifying in the quotations, actually. "Alien bloodsuckers," or "giant pink sea monsters," for example. I turned to my husband. "This is not going to end well," I said. But first, let me back up. ...more
I love your post. I didn't see the NBC segment, but I love the points you bring up. Especially ...more

Mommybloggers Give Back. Taking Care of Our Own

Mommybloggers. We have been called everything from narcissistic naval gazers to the holy grail of the marketing world. When I started blogging over 5 years ago, there were not a lot of mommybloggers out there. In fact, most of us who were writing frequently either knew each other or knew of each other. It was a small community. Today? Today there are roughly 200,000-plus bloggers who are blogging on the topic of parenting and family. Each day a new mom or family blog pops up with fresh stories, experiences and points of view. The focus ranges from the mundane of motherhood to politics to the harsh realities that come with being a parent. You would think that with a name that sounds so sweet-- "mommyblogger"-- that it would be all sunshine and roses among this vast group of women. Sometimes it is. But do not think for one moment that this genre of blogging is not filled with competitiveness and politics. ...more

The thing that astounds me is how quickly you realize you are a part of something. The impact ...more

A Bloggess gets Kawasakied. We Digg a Queen. And Mommybloggers take back their title and add Hussein.

It has been one of those weeks. A week that slams you against a wall. Needless to say, I fell behind in my blog reading. What is an editor to do? Why she just hops onto Twitter to find the latest buzz. And, oh, there has been buzz! Take for instance the newest addition to the Urban Dictionary. When Jenny of The Bloggess found her group blog Mama Drama on Alltop.com, she emailed Guy Kawasaki (the creator of the list) to thank him. From there, the hilarity ensued. In a must read exchange between Guy and Jenny, she found herself the topic of a Tweet. ...more

When I started blogging over three years ago I didn't realize there was so much disdain toward ...more

It's a dirty job, but every mama's gotta do it

I was at a little social gathering last night where the conversation turned to blogs, and so I joined the fray and mentioned that I'm a blogger. In no time at all a new acquaintance and I were comparing notes on who we read and love. And when another woman joined the conversation, the first woman responded to the "What sorts of blogs do you read?" question with "Well, I know it's awful to put it this way and people hate being called this, but what I really love are the mommyblogs." ...more

I mean, mommyblogs make the world go 'round, right?

I have no qualms in calling myself such. ...more