Thursday, April 5, 2012

Just My Opinion

This week on the Today show, the author of the scarymommy.com blog and a columnist from the Huffington Post were on talking about the scarymommy.com blog.  Her blog has an enormous following.  Thousands and thousands! She just published a book. The definition of scary according to the Merriam-Webster dictionary is "causing fright."  Putting scary and mommy side-by-side doesn't exactly give me warm and fuzzy feelings about her blog.  It's quite the opposite.  I am hopping up on my soapbox now and tell you why I am not a fan of her blog. First of all, motherhood is hard and it's tough.  There are days where, yes, you do feel like pulling your hair out!  If you are having a particularly challenging "mom" moment, that is when you take a few deep breaths and step away from your kids to gain perspective.  Second, do these moms that post nasty and unflattering things on the website not think ahead to the future and realize their kids, husband or significant other may read what they wrote someday???  Once you write something and post it on the Internet, it is there FOREVER! Lastly, if your kids are plucking your last nerve, that is when you call a trusted friend and vent!  I guess the ladies that post their innermost thoughts find comfort in writing on scarymommy's website.  More power to those moms.  I certainly don't proclaim to be a "perfect" wife, mother and stepmother.  That is way too hard and stressful.  I just get up every day and try to do my best. I'm getting off my soapbox now, thanks for listening.

4 comments:

  1. I agree. A friend posted this info about the ladies blog as we are hoping to start having kids soon. Everyone seems to love it, but I would hate to harbor those feelings about my kids and post it online, even if it is sarcastic. I know parenting won't be a walk in the park, but I would like to focus on how rewarding and beautiful it can be. The "venting" done on s.m. seems to be very trite. I shall get off my soapbox now :). The scary mommy just isn't my cup of tea.

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  2. Thanks for taking the time to post a comment. You sound like you will be a great mother!!

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  3. It's really really sad. As a mother you will do things you are not proud of, but it seems that the book and website promote and even applaud abusive and/or neglectful parenting. Bragging about punching your toddler, getting drunk while your supposed to be caring for your children, cheating on your husband, how much you hate your kids and spouse is ridiculous. I, honestly wish CPS could track down half the women on the website and save their children from the hell that awaits them if their mother is, in fact, that horrid.

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  4. Thanks for your comment. I still continue to not be a fan of her website. Her children are young and I think it would be interesting to see what her kids think of her when they are teenagers!!

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