What Are the Most Contentious Issues in the Mom Blogosphere?
By Jane Collins on June 11, 2012
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BlogHer.com has blogs for every content category -- including Food, Entertainment, and News & Politics. But few of them ever seem to generate more comments than the Family topics, both in terms of volume and passion. Mom bloggers are perhaps the most opinionated folks online, and they are not at all shy about letting others know how they feel about the most important job in the world -- motherhood.
I come from a generation in which mothers were just a tad less serious about their responsibilities, though every bit as loving and enthusiastic. Let's call it laissez-faire parenting. As for me, I loved being a free range kid, and I am a little sad for today's hyperconnected, mobile phone-toting children who may never know what it's like to roam a neighborhood all day long without checking in. But then, "free-range" vs. "helicopter" parenting is a hot-button topic in itself ...
In this week's poll, we are looking for the issues that make moms want to climb to the top of the swing set and scream. What do you think are the most combative issues for mothers in the U.S. today?
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