Parents Who Sustain Us

Over the weekend I met a lady in the baby business. We chatted a bit about her career and I was impressed, as anyone would be. She’s bright and hardworking, she’s the kind of lady you want to listen to and learn from. Then she talked about social media and crowdsourcing photos. I smiled conspiratorially and faux whispered, “Yeah, it’s a tough trick when 90% of baby items are things no one needs.” Which, she ignored. And that’s when I knew she was brilliant. The more she talked about social media …

Mom Blogging is Dead, Long Live Mom Blogging

Sometime in April Kottke told us that Heather Armstrong was retiring Dooce so that she could focus on other things. Dooce is dead, long live Dooce. Though I never achieved the same fame or fortune as Heather we certainly had a similar career path. We both had the incredible luxury of writing about our lives and getting paid to do so. Our only expertise was our very own lives. It sounds like an easy gig and it is, well it was. Then it became not easy and then downright burdensome …

Endings

One of the things that I’ve noticed as a reader is that there are a number of books that are good, great even, until the ending and then they sort of just unravel and stop. It’s as though the author knew they needed to stop writing but didn’t quite know how. I fear that this site has that problem. Blogging has changed and I haven’t. I was texting with a friend just a bit ago who also quit blogging recently and she said, “It sucks having gone from innovators to …

Don’t Freak Out on Me but I Want Mom Bloggers to Read This GOMI Post

I know, some of you will never read a thing I write again because GOMI has been described as a hate site or a bully site. They’ve been no friend to some of the people who I consider to be friends and colleagues (oh god do bloggers have colleagues? That’s weird). This morning I was directed to something at GOMI and they have it completely right there. Apparently a mom blogger had her child in the emergency room for stitches and decided to instagram the moment where her husband held …