Mommy Blogging

CecilyK Has No Problem With Her Daughter Being Sexy

Cecily Kellogg, not a blogger but goes to blog conferences, is still ‘writing’. Since ‘leaving’ Babble, she has found a new venue where she can share her stories of exemplary parenting. She’s now over at Yahoo! Parenting talking about Halloween costumes for tweens.

Tweens are supposed to experiment with their sexuality. It’s normal.

She then dives into some long ramble about how, back in Shakespeare’s time, there were no tweens or teenagers. Unfortunately better nutrition and the fact that it’s no longer the 16th century have forced modern 9-18 year olds to ignore their body yearnings or something.

So basically, you’ve got sexually mature humans forced to live under a newly-constructed definition of “child” and behave accordingly. This conflicts with every signal they’re getting from their own bodies.

She goes on to qualify all of this by saying HER 9 year old “isn’t yet thinking about being sexy” but once she’s 10 or 11 that will change. And she’s cool with that.

In a year or two I might wince a bit if she decides to wear a “hoochie” short skirt as part of her costume and suggest she wears leggings to keep warm, but I’m not going to tell her she’s wrong for wanting to experiment with looking pretty and, yes, even sexy — because she’s just being being a normal kid.

I just…I don’t even know, guys.


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Mommy Wants Vodka Felt Her Femur Just Like, Shatter


Aunt Becky, broke her hip or something, has now provided a timeline and explanation of sorts for her bizarre injuries.

Aunt Becky claims she “felt” her femur “fracture” while she was just “standing up, talking to a friend”. When someone asked how doctors didn’t see this injury, Becky replied:

They x-rayed it both times and saw nothing. I was sent home saying it was a bone bruise and a script for pain meds.

She then says she “went to inpatient rehab for PT and OT” on September 28, and by October 6 said “I am going home. I cannot wait.” Later that same day she said she’ll “be recovering from this a long…time”, though after another x-ray yesterday she reports “Turns out? My femur is working hard to get this b**** off her walker/wheelchair and back to kicking ass and takings [sic]“.

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Neely Will Teach You How To Succeed At Blogging


Neely Moldovan, of the wedding photographer bashing Moldovans, has now rebranded. Her “A Complete Waste Of Makeup” blog is now dead, being replaced with her new venture called “It Starts With Coffee”. The site is apparently intended to be a launchpad for her amazing new how-to-blog classes.

About this time last year I knew I wanted to offer something to bloggers I wasn’t seeing out there. A class for bloggers, taught by someone who had been doing it for five years and who was making a living off of it.

For $115 you get a class of “4 hours held via Google Hangout”. She specifies that the class is “non-refundable and non-transferable” so even if you can’t attend after you pay for it, you’re SOL.

We have to wonder why someone who made such a mess of her own online presence feels herself qualified to teach others how to succeed at social media and blogging. Or why she thinks how-to-blog classes aren’t “out there”, because it seems like everyone with a domain name is “out there” offering the same kinds of classes. But sure, ok.



Bratayley’s Family Will Livestream His Memorial

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The family of Caleb Logan, the 13 year old youtube vlogger who died suddenly last week from an “undetected medical condition”, livestreamed his memorial service on the internet tonight.

A source says they are doing it to “create closure for the fans”.


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That Wife Continues To Transform Into Amazing Tech Woman

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Jenna Cole, struggling to understand JavaScript, has managed somehow to figure out Manic Panic.

Now that I know I can do a passable job putting it in myself, I can have pink hair all the time!

As part of her Mumspringa journey Jenna has been doing the usual radical hair changes and alcohol. The nose stud piercing and Pinteresty feminism tattoos are sure to come next, probably around the time she finally makes HELLO WORLD appear and declares herself the millenial Grace Hopper.

But first she needs to pout about how hard coding is and then lean in to some feminist cookies.