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The epitome of the mommyblogger

And I REFUSE to apologize for it.

I keep hearing rumors that the mommybloggers are the red-headed stepchildren of the blogging community…considered the lowest form of the genre and that if you have nothing better to do that write about how often your kid takes a dump, you should just go ahead and turn in your pass to the blogger’s club.

*oh by the way, should you have, or in fact, BE a red-headed step-child, I’m sure both you and they are totally lovely and should really find whoever coined that phrase and just beat the snot out of them.*

I do not write about politics, the wonders of how to be a better whatever or anything terribly self-important. I don’t sit and brood about how best to stir the minds of America.  I don’t thrill on drama or conflict.

This is IT, folks.

I am a mommy.

I have a blog.

I write about my kids.

OH, and Twilight. I can’t forget Twilight.

Cookies, those are good too.

But, you know what I’m getting at.

And just to prove that I am 100% proud of that label, not in the least intimidated by the idea that some people out there think less of me as a writer or a blogger because I have nothing more fulfilling to write about that those aforementioned kids:


My baby girl lost her first tooth on Monday.  She wants to keep it in a plastic baggie and fill it with glitter. I think that’s awesome.

I’ll talk about it every day this week if I want to and you know what?  You’ll LIKE it!

You want to tell me what I write about isn’t important?


It don’t get more important that that.

It is timeless, it is forever.

Cause long after whatever political debate or social injustice has ceased to be a big deal, kids will STILL be making their mamas cry over that gaping smile and remarkable milestone.


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46 Comments on “The epitome of the mommyblogger”

  1. #1 Musings of a Housewife
    on Mar 10th, 2009 at 8:12 am

    Amen, Sistah!

    Musings of a Housewifes last blog post..At the risk of driving this Blissdom ship into the bottom of the ocean…

  2. #2 Amy@UWM
    on Mar 10th, 2009 at 8:41 am

    WORD!!!! My baby’s face looks just like yours with the one tooth missing (and another one wiggly!). Love the sparkles idea.

    Amy@UWMs last blog post..Sanity in Small Steps

  3. #3 Amy@UWM
    on Mar 10th, 2009 at 8:43 am

    BTW, your linky love thingy is linking all the way back to Jan posts!

    Amy@UWMs last blog post..Sanity in Small Steps

  4. #4 always home and uncool
    on Mar 10th, 2009 at 9:31 am

    Does being a dad who blogs mean I’m the balding, brain-addled foster kid licking mayo out of the jar?

    always home and uncools last blog post..When Blood is Not Enough

  5. #5 Maria
    on Mar 10th, 2009 at 10:21 am

    Poop! Baby pictures! Wibbling! Boobs! Schmoop! Crying!

    We are moms. And we blog. Everyone who has a problem with that can suck it.

    Marias last blog post..21st century digital mom

  6. #6 Mommy Niri
    on Mar 10th, 2009 at 10:28 am

    Love this post!!!

  7. #7 Faiqa
    on Mar 10th, 2009 at 10:30 am

    You have a great blog because you love what (who) you write about. I keep reading it because you’re entertaining… you could be writing about basket weaving, I would still read it. It’s your passion that makes the blog work… Dismissing someone because they write about their children? Narrow minded and LAME.

    Faiqas last blog post..Lagging Administrivia and the Elusive Yeti

  8. #8 Amo
    on Mar 10th, 2009 at 11:29 am

    Amen! I have learned more from my ‘mommy bloggers’ than any other genre on the internets. So PFFFFFTTTT to them.

    Amos last blog post..…and leave the key under the mat too.

  9. #9 Ergo Baby Carrier
    on Mar 10th, 2009 at 11:44 am

    What could be more important than our children? Keep on mommy blogging!

  10. #10 Babybloomr
    on Mar 10th, 2009 at 12:05 pm

    It IS irritating to think that the perception in some quarters is that being a mom = check your brain at the door, but hey, stereotypes abound, right? And it’s kind of fun to prove everyone wrong– God knows YOU do!
    Me, too– for instance, I am blonde and Southern and yet have never had big hair or been in a pageant…

    Babybloomrs last blog post..Grace in Small Things

  11. #11 The Mom Jen
    on Mar 10th, 2009 at 12:55 pm

    You rock!! I talk about constipation, diarreah, booger-sleeve, and baby-talk like it’s Prada and diamonds. It’s better than that and always will be. I know what’s important to me and if someone doesn’t like it, don’t read it. Oh and Suck It seems to be the phrase of the day. 😉

    The Mom Jens last blog post..The One With 4 Stores

  12. #12 Melanie
    on Mar 10th, 2009 at 1:01 pm

    It DON’T get more important than that! Self-important people piss me off. Nothing is more critical and relevant than how we are raising our kids right now, today. Tell me, what facet of the future that does not affect?

  13. #13 Adventures In Babywearing
    on Mar 10th, 2009 at 2:07 pm



    Adventures In Babywearings last blog post..As Seen On Ivy

  14. #14 Nina
    on Mar 10th, 2009 at 2:55 pm


    Ninas last blog post..CAA Tourney tonight……

  15. #15 Beverly
    on Mar 10th, 2009 at 3:18 pm

    Oh my goodness! I can’t believe that this baby girl lost her first tooth!

    Hasn’t she been told yet that this is against the rules of being the baby?

    Beverlys last blog post..Impossible is Nothing

  16. #16 Dana
    on Mar 10th, 2009 at 4:45 pm

    People who say that have f’d up priorities.

    You aren’t just talking poop! You, my friend, are discussing the future (kids), the economy (allowances), healthcare (um, hello!), comedy (all the time), fashion (glitter & pirate costumes), celebrities (met & greets), science (cancer treatments& cure), and religion (miracles – children).

    Danas last blog post..Good Day

  17. #17 tena
    on Mar 10th, 2009 at 5:47 pm

    You go, Momma Anissa! I wrote a no apologies post today, too. Sadly, mine wasn’t as inspiring and had more cussing, but same point.

    There’s way more than meets the eye to mommy bloggers.

    tenas last blog post..A Rambling- that I’m not sure makes any sense, doesn’t have much direction, but I meant well

  18. #18 Jen W
    on Mar 10th, 2009 at 8:23 pm

    I love your caveat to the red-headed step child. Hilarious.

    Jen Ws last blog post..Daylight Savings Time and my kids don’t seem to see eye to eye.

  19. #19 Virginia
    on Mar 10th, 2009 at 9:49 pm

    Great picture and AMEN!! Also I love the fact she wants to keep it in a glitter bag!

    Virginias last blog post..Wearing a toddler

  20. #20 lisa
    on Mar 10th, 2009 at 11:54 pm

    I’m definitely a red-headed step child.. thanks for reminding me how much I am hated.. 🙁

    WTG Peyton first tooth!

    lisas last blog post..Changes

  21. #21 Paul U
    on Mar 11th, 2009 at 5:30 am

    You are the owner of this blog and you can say anything you want. no one have the right to criticized you on your blogging.

    Paul Us last blog post..The TV that blogging bought

  22. #22 Colleen - Mommy Always Wins
    on Mar 11th, 2009 at 10:54 am

    Ha! I love that – “in a bag filled with glitter”.

    Wonder what my boys’ll do when they lose THEIR first teeth. A bag filed with dirt maybe? Or matchbox cars?

    Power to the Mommy Blogger!

    Colleen – Mommy Always Winss last blog post..The ‘stach is kinda like Hulk Hogan’s, only COOLER.

  23. #23 AnissaM
    on Mar 11th, 2009 at 12:15 pm

    Sing it!

  24. #24 AnissaM
    on Mar 11th, 2009 at 12:15 pm

    Wait til you hear what she managed to do with it. HOLY smart kid, batman.

  25. #25 AnissaM
    on Mar 11th, 2009 at 12:16 pm

    *ahem* I don’t know that has anything to do with you being a blogger.

    Just another kid licking the windows on the short bus.

  26. #26 AnissaM
    on Mar 11th, 2009 at 12:17 pm

    That’s RIGHT!! I’ve heard there’s some fairly shabby treatment at BlogHer, so should be fairly interesting when we hit town, no?

  27. #27 AnissaM
    on Mar 11th, 2009 at 12:17 pm

    And I love my fellow bloggers, whether you’re blogging kids or not. Strength in numbers!

  28. #28 AnissaM
    on Mar 11th, 2009 at 12:18 pm

    YEAH, what YOU said. And if you were sitting here right now I’d sprinkle your brow with kisses.

    And I JUST found out that you’re another Spruce Creek grad. How funny is THAT? GO HAWKS

  29. #29 AnissaM
    on Mar 11th, 2009 at 12:22 pm

    That’s right! And if you don’t have kids, then we teach you to be thankful for your sleep-filled night and crapless lives. Lessons everywhere, yo!

  30. #30 AnissaM
    on Mar 11th, 2009 at 12:22 pm

    Power to the mommies!

  31. #31 AnissaM
    on Mar 11th, 2009 at 12:24 pm

    I 100% agree. I think it’s an awesome thing to see the forming strength in the voice of the moms out there. We have a voice and more than ever, it’s being heard and taken for the value it has.

  32. #32 AnissaM
    on Mar 11th, 2009 at 12:26 pm

    Suck it is always a good phrase to keep in your repertoire….sort of all purpose, ya know?

    No one said I was eloquent.

    You’re exactly right, tho, you don’t have to read it if you don’t like it, but you don’t have to put it down or diminish it.

  33. #33 AnissaM
    on Mar 11th, 2009 at 12:28 pm

    Absolutely! We are the ones who are shaping the opinions and minds of tomorrow and you can bet wherever there are smart, thoughtful, involved mamas you’re going to find the kids who are determined to make a difference.

  34. #34 AnissaM
    on Mar 11th, 2009 at 12:31 pm

    *Fist up in solidarity!* <---however, may be slightly paint-stained and smell of bananas

  35. #35 AnissaM
    on Mar 11th, 2009 at 12:31 pm

    I KNOW! I was shocked when I saw it, totally in denial. MAH baby is getting big.

  36. #36 AnissaM
    on Mar 11th, 2009 at 12:32 pm

    YOU can officially be my PR person!

  37. #37 AnissaM
    on Mar 11th, 2009 at 12:34 pm

    You ain’t kidding! And this is the time we get to start showing them exactly HOW formidable we are.

  38. #38 AnissaM
    on Mar 11th, 2009 at 12:34 pm

    Well, i’m nothing if not politically correct. *snort*

  39. #39 AnissaM
    on Mar 11th, 2009 at 12:36 pm

    We LOOOVES us some red-headed step kids up in this blog. In fact, i think all stepkids should be dyed red-headed for at least a 6 month period. Should be LAW.

  40. #40 Lisa
    on Mar 11th, 2009 at 1:10 pm

    You go, mama! Great post! Saw it on Blogher and glad I did! Preach it!

    Lisas last blog post..Warning: It’s a ‘poop’ story. . . but still funny

  41. #41 Mel @ A Box of Chocolates
    on Mar 11th, 2009 at 10:12 pm

    Mommybloggers rock!! I love Twilight and cookies too. Congrats to your little girl on her first missing tooth. I hope the tooth fairy found your house.

    Mel @ A Box of Chocolatess last blog post..Where Were You When I Was Teaching?

  42. #42 trisha
    on Mar 11th, 2009 at 11:49 pm

    hon, if mommy bloggers are the red headed step children, i personally am the red headed step child that was given up for foster care and eventually locked down in a mental institution.

    Im cool with that and the rest of yall look good when I have meltdowns! Just refer them to my site as an apology.

    itrisha.com <—-anissa, did you see my new site!

    trishas last blog post..Baby Giggles

  43. #43 Holly at Tropic of Mom
    on Mar 12th, 2009 at 12:01 am

    You tell ’em, Anissa!

    I can’t believe Peyton is already losing teeth!

    Holly at Tropic of Moms last blog post..Sunburst

  44. #44 Marie
    on Mar 12th, 2009 at 12:31 am

    The fact that so many of these Mommy blogs have a big following and lots of readers, tells me it’s a little bit cooler than those people are saying!!

  45. #45 Caffeinatrix
    on Mar 12th, 2009 at 1:39 am

    I’m telling you, this adorable child with one less tooth? Was on Sprout’s PICME. You must have been sleepsurfing when you submitted her pic 😉

    Caffeinatrixs last blog post..Love Letter

  46. #46 Laura
    on Mar 13th, 2009 at 10:32 pm

    Great post! I love it!

    Lauras last blog post..Aloha Friday