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.