Aussie Mum Bloggers.
February 15, 2013
2:33 am
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Snark Sans Frontiers
Senior Cat
Meows: 492
Snarking Since:
November 22, 2012

"Dear Olive,
We picked out five photos representing the three years of your life. We baked a sugar free spelt banana cake, and topped it with whipped cream and berries. You chose a bunch of flowers. You wore a birthday cape and a crown. And laid out stars to walk on, with the rest of the class watching. You sat on the birthday throne. And BEAMED. I felt the emotion too. The story about the angels taking you by the hand and leading you over the stars to us, your family, gave me tears."

 

Apparently Dear Olive lives at Bondi Beach. Of course she does.

February 15, 2013
3:28 am
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honey badger dont care
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Meows: 27
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January 18, 2013

Posie Patchwork gives me the absolute irrits.  Have clicked through to her blog following a smug comment and found possibly the most boring ream of banality on the internet.  Why Posie why? Surely with all the progeny you have you could find something else to do than clutter up the interweb with your musings about life.  I do NOT want to know.

 

I am genuinely curious though-do these boring bloggers just follow one another? I mean, unless one is clicking around looking for people to click on their own blog, I can't see anything on the Posies, Life on Planet Baby, BabyMac, Dear Olive et al websites to keep going back for more.  Occasionally Maxabella posts something thought provoking (or she used to…), I find the process of house building interesting so click through to Katrina & A-M occasionally.  Am curious to hear from someone who reads these 'a day in the life of an ordinary mum' as to why they keep going back.

 

SuperDad is pretty sad isn't he? The name kind of says it all.  Advice from Super Dad-ok then.

 

A Beach Cottage-not my style but her photos look okay.  

February 15, 2013
5:38 am
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BlackCat
Kitten
Meows: 4
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December 11, 2012

It wasn't on her blog, but can we please talk about what Jodi from Che and Fidel posted on her Facebook page today?
She asked the question "Parties at play centres?  Why?"
And then proceed to deride not only play centres but mothers who take their children there and children that enjoy them.  
She said they were lacking fresh air, were full of germs and said she couldn't stand the smell of fried food.
Most of her readers agreed saying that parents who took their kids there weren't creative and were lazy.
Thank goodness one mother stood up to them!
Not every mother wants to follow her kid wearing a gifted mask and cape through the forrest while he pretends to hunt with a homemade bow and arrow.

February 15, 2013
8:01 am
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Deeanna
Senior Cat
Meows: 221
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December 19, 2012
February 15, 2013
8:03 am
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Lolzapalooza
LOLCat
Meows: 62
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January 16, 2013

Just read it and UGH judgemental. Why judge others for choices such as that. If we were all the same life would be boring. Part of me was screaming though, why doesn't she pose a similar question to (the memory of) Che Guavera and Fidel Castro himself? I mean they must be so empathetic with this faux hippy crunchy mommy shit.

(C'mon why the f**K would anyone name their blog after fidel castro?)

February 15, 2013
8:07 am
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Deeanna
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December 19, 2012

cause it rhymes with gastro dance

February 15, 2013
8:30 am
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Lolzapalooza
LOLCat
Meows: 62
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January 16, 2013

baha!

But in all seriousness… Fidel castro is a dictator who has done lots of not nice stuff. Che is lauded a hero these days but was responsible for the deaths of a lot of people. Marxism has never managed to be implemented in a way that doesn't subjugate many many people. Why would anyone want to call their blog after these people, especially a person who is kinda byron-bland hippie? Non comprende amigas!

As for the playcentre meh. Kids will get germs wherever they go. I don't see a playcentre as any worse than an office crammed with cubicles, except adults are slightly less likely to shove boogers down each others' throats. 

February 15, 2013
8:55 am
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laineybobainey
LOLCat
Meows: 89
Snarking Since:
January 27, 2013

Deeanna said
dear olive`s mum

omgomgomg

 hammersmack

http://dear-olive.blogspot.com.au/2012/02/wearing.html

gorman this, vintage that. yikes to the hipster mums. and this gets discussed to death but just no to full frontal nudity of your kidlet, it's one thing to keep it in the privacy of your own album but gosh noooo just not on the internet for every one to see. 

February 15, 2013
4:56 pm
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Rosalee
Kitten
Meows: 4
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February 5, 2013

Che and Fidels remark about indoor play centres has infuriated me.
Firstly because who on earth cares where someone has a party? Secondly, like one of the Mothers said (I believe she is a blogger too), there are just as many, if not more, germs outside. And lastly because I thought she was above the bitching, judging and criticising of other Mothers and their choices and I am suprised that she would stoop so low

February 15, 2013
6:36 pm
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Snark Sans Frontiers
Senior Cat
Meows: 492
Snarking Since:
November 22, 2012

Glinda the Good said
 

I think that as much as you might try to edit your personality on a blog your true traits do come through. And Ms Beach Cottage has some serious tickets on herself .

 

If you read through Beach Cottage's 'Before/After' tour her true personality certainly shines through.

She is absolutely scathing of the previous owners of her house and their poor, poor decorating choices. Her commentary is just awful.

 

"(I mean peoplewho has an Open House like this? hello!)

first impressions, hideous grimy colours, piles of junk, outdated fittings…a door that had been blocked up with a melamine bookcase…and did I mention the errrrm fragrance?"

(Typos all hers.)

 

The fact that the house might have belonged to an elderly couple or been a rental seems to escape her. Besides, other people live perfectly happy and productive lives without the need to paint everything white.

All her mean comments about the house and its inhabitants are a nice contrast to how butt hurt she was when someone called her out for painting messily.

Her post about how poorly she was treated in a charity shop (DON'T THEY KNOW SHE HAS A BLOG??) has led me to wonder how much volunteering Sarah herself does…

 

Nasty snobs gonna be nasty snobs.

February 16, 2013
12:06 am
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instagremlin

a decade or more ago i loved that almost all white beach cottage / french provincial look, now it is no more special than a house full of ikea on beige which can probably look cooler and less cookie cutter with a bit of effort anyway.  i know people go apeshit over super organiser mum's interiors, makes me go droolin a bad way.

Anyone else think woogs is getting way arseholier?   I think beach and woogs, I think prue and trude. 

February 16, 2013
1:10 am
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BreakfastPrincess
Senior Cat
Meows: 184
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December 30, 2012

instagremlin said
 

Anyone else think woogs is getting way arseholier?   I think beach and woogs, I think prue and trude. 

*Snort* Oh totally. But behind a "we're having mimosas for morning tea, aren't we just wild" facade. They try so hard to act all cool, it's a bit too high school.drool

February 16, 2013
3:05 am
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grouchy
LOLCat
Meows: 54
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January 2, 2013

I like Georgia (from Documenting Delight) but if she keeps posting naked photos of Nirrimi (The Road is Home) on Facebook I'm going to have to unfollow.


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