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Why Most Mommy Bloggers Fail

Candis Lynn Hidalgo | Posted 02.23.2017 | Parents
Candis Lynn Hidalgo

There are 4 million mom bloggers in North America alone, but you know what? Most of them are failing. And you're probably one of them. Not because I'm picking on you, but because statistically, the majority of moms who blog make little to no income from their blogs month after month.

7 Things That Will Make Your Blog Shine in 2016

Devishobha Ramanan | Posted 01.04.2017 | Business
Devishobha Ramanan

When I first started blogging, I had no clue that blogging was hard work. I, like most people started blogging to keep a journal of my conversations a...

All Families Are Funny: A Conversation With Author, Molly D. Campbell

Brandi Megan Granett | Posted 08.12.2016 | Books
Brandi Megan Granett

Molly D. Campbell is the author of the debut novel, Keep the Ends Loose, about a fifteen year old's journey when a family secret threatens to destroy her family. A wry tale told from Mandy Heath's point of view, it is a coming of age novel for both teens and adults. We spoke about writing from a young adult point of view, what it means to be a family, and how to be funny with writing.

Stop Calling Skinny Moms Bad Moms Out of Jealousy

Hasna El Maroudi | Posted 07.28.2016 | Parents
Hasna El Maroudi

If you were to believe some reactions, all women who become mothers are doomed to live the rest of their sad little lives, fat, hairy and exhausted. That is, if you're doing a "good" job. And apparently it is other moms who determine what "good" really is.

To the Mother of All Boys

Cheryl Elizabeth | Posted 06.23.2015 | Parents
Cheryl Elizabeth

I love being a mom of boys and I know people aren't trying to be mean, so these kind of comments don't normally bother me. But the remarks aren't exactly encouraging or uplifting either.

It Takes a Village

Kathleen Siddell | Posted 05.24.2015 | Parents
Kathleen Siddell

This virtual village is far and wide -- populated by parents all over the world, with all kinds of circumstances. We have the opportunity like never before to learn and share and adjust and improve... if only we could stop burning it down.

Am I 'Just' A Mommy Blogger?

Shanell Mouland | Posted 04.20.2015 | Parents
Shanell Mouland

I'm sitting at Starbucks. It's 7:05 p.m.. I have a notebook with me. I have doubts about trying to record my thoughts here, in this way, but I've seen so many people do it, that I am willing to give it a go.

Bloggers Be Like...

Natalie Thomas | Posted 04.11.2015 | Style
Natalie Thomas

Bloggers be like mason jars, cheese boards, standing mirror selfies, latte art, pumpkin patches, striped straws, sun-streaked shots, party props. I present a Valentine to my fellow bloggers.

The Number One Mistake Even Good Moms Make

Heather Creekmore | Posted 03.29.2015 | Parents
Heather Creekmore

We don't have to be perfect moms. There's no such thing. And, ironically, even if there was, I don't think we'd like being her as much as we think we would. No one actually likes a perfect woman, anyway.

Motherhood Makes You Emotional

Shaney Vijendranath | Posted 12.22.2014 | Parents
Shaney Vijendranath

Motherhood is an overload of emotions. We always have mixed feelings and are never satisfied with one. Sometimes I'm happy and angry. I never thought that was possible until I started having sleepless nights.

Why This Mommy Hates Mommy Blogs

Tina Issa | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Tina Issa

We moms are handling the hardest job in the world: raising children. The challenges we face day to day are hard enough without being judged by other moms. And this is what these judging mommy blogs and social posts are all about -- the need to feel superior and show people how perfect you are and how imperfect everyone else is.

10 Things Parents Didn't Do 10 Years Ago

Grown And Flown | Posted 11.21.2013 | Parents
Grown And Flown

Every time I see a young mom with toddler in one hand, gazing at her cell phone in the other, I want to rush over and remind her that everything that child is learning about human interaction she is teaching him right then and there.

It Takes a Village to Raise a Mother

Kristen Levithan | Posted 10.24.2013 | Parents
Kristen Levithan

Instead of seeing in the moms I encountered potential allies and maybe even friends, I chose to judge them. A lone wolf unsatisfied with my own life, I took my revenge on the other mothers who wandered into my path.

Have You Ever Been Happy?

Wendy Bradford | Posted 09.25.2013 | Parents
Wendy Bradford

It is a look in when I am almost outside of myself. It is a room buzzing with an air conditioner on a steamy July night. It is a child unable to sleep in her bed, a husband unable to stay awake after work. A laptop on a counter top in an otherwise dark kitchen. It comes when we think it never will.

Kim's New Gig

Posted 02.27.2013 | Celebrity

Kim Kardashian has a new gig and it's not nearly as risqué as her last. The reality maven started a "mommy blog" on and posted her very ...

Blog Posts We Love From Around The Web

The Huffington Post | Emma Mustich | Posted 02.05.2013 | Parents

Parenthesis is where we collect our favorite writing from moms and dads around the web: essays, letters, rants and calls for help that make us nod in ...

3 Blog Posts We Loved This Week

The Huffington Post | Emma Mustich | Posted 01.07.2013 | Parents

This week in Parenthesis, Kelle Hampton discusses the difference between real life and Instagram perfection, a foster mother catalogues her experience...

How the Internet Helped Me Find My Daughter

Shannon Sutherland | Posted 03.05.2013 | Parents
Shannon Sutherland

When my daughter locked me out of our apartment so she could eat dog food, I wrote about it and got advice on how to start "time-outs." When I didn't have time to shave and my daughter started petting my legs and saying "Good Puppy," I wrote a funny blog post about it.

4 Powerful Reactions To Sandy Hook

The Huffington Post | Emma Mustich | Posted 12.21.2012 | Parents

On a fundamental level, there are no words for the pain, fear and grief the Connecticut shooting engendered worldwide -- and yet, moms and dads across...

Why I Don't Read Your Damn Food Blog

Stephanie J. Stiavetti | Posted 02.13.2013 | Technology
Stephanie J. Stiavetti

As someone ensconced in the food media world, I get a lot of the same questions over and over: How come people don't read my blog? How do I get more subscribers? And the best question of all, which always seems to come up after a few drinks: Why don't you read my food blog?

3 Parenting Stories We Loved

The Huffington Post | Emma Mustich | Posted 12.10.2012 | Parents

This week in Parenthesis, Heather Spohr fields questions about hyperemesis gravidarum, Jim of Sweet Juniper explains why his photo-sharing philosophy ...

3 Blog Posts We Loved This Week

The Huffington Post | Emma Mustich | Posted 12.03.2012 | Parents

This week in Parenthesis, Tracy of Sellabit Mum tells her children why she writes online, a Lesbian Family blogger reflects on the "mommy" name game a...

Three Blog Posts We Loved This Week

The Huffington Post | Emma Mustich | Posted 11.16.2012 | Parents

This week in Parenthesis, Heather Armstrong draws deep truth from a moment of panic, Mike Adamick admires the reflection of his own “nerdery” in h...

Three Blog Posts We Loved This Week

The Huffington Post | Emma Mustich | Posted 11.07.2012 | Parents

This week in Parenthesis, Jim Griffioen dazzles (again) with his creative kid costumes, Charlie Capen looks back on his child-fearing days and Kristen...

3 Must-Read Blog Posts About Parenting

The Huffington Post | Emma Mustich | Posted 10.24.2012 | Parents

This week in Parenthesis, Homemaker Man gets a pocketful of fairy dust, Mike Spohr ruminates on the importance of old friends in dark times and Heathe...