Betty Duffy

(Amateur)

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Why Catholic Women Don't Make Good Mommy Bloggers


It's what I'm talking about at The Anchoress.

9 comments:

MrsDarwin said...

Thanks for the link! I wish I could think of something intelligent to contribute to the conversation, but my blogging today is being overshadowed by SINUS, which makes me stupid. Having a body is sometimes a drag.

Emily J. said...

I've never thought of you as organized, or a mommy either. I mean that as a compliment.

BettyDuffy said...

And you know me better than anyone, Em.

Kimberlie said...

I have to admit that I love blogging but I don't have time for it. I am too busy being a mommy and a wife. (some days I wish that order would be reversed - wife and mommy. Sigh.) I have all these post ideas swirling around in my head but there are doctor visits, school projects to attend to, homeschool one child, love on all of them, and the driving all over the city in my minivan. In between we squeeze in laundry, cleaning the kitchen, prepping/making meals, and grocery shopping (my least favorite job). All my good intentions to sit down after the kiddos are asleep to write something interesting, potentially anyway, disappear when my desire to lay in bed with a good book wins out. Or be active in bed with my husband so I don't wake up startled at night and say "who's this stranger sleeping next to me?" That is why I am never going to be a good mommy blogger.

JMB said...

I like reading about ideas rather than parenting stuff on blogs because I can't stand being told what to do by other mothers. Sometimes I just want to smash the computer when I read the stupid stuff mothers write about their kids. So I stopped reading them. I will comment, but by and large, I think all mothers make a lot of mistakes and yet, there is grace there in getting us out of our own way, but it can be ugly at times. Glossing over, all the cutesie "mommy" crap just makes me nuts.

ps I truly love your blog and the ones that I found through you!

BettyDuffy said...

Thanks JMB! I love your comments!

JMB said...

I had my son in '95 and I wasn't aware of any blogs back then. So I did what any new mom did - I joined a few playgroups and hung out with a random group of friends who had babies the same age as my son. I did have a lot of dumb ideas about being a mom back then. I guess I'm just grateful that 1) I had no public forum for my stupidity 2) I spent any free time that I had hiding on my porch smoking cigarettes rather than writing a mommy blog.

BettyDuffy said...

"I had no public forum for my stupidity"

I'm feeling this right now. This anchoress blogging gig is showing me my weak spots.

JMB said...

You're doing a great job Betty. Don't let the jerks take you down.