“I don’t want to rail against the term Mommy Blogger, but that term is kind of derisive, and it has a patronizing tone to it like, ‘Oh, you are writing about your little cupcakes that you are making.’ There isn’t anything wrong with cupcakes,” Morrill said.
I couldn’t help but laugh.
“It’s an oversimplification of what is happening in the lives of these bloggers,” she [Morrill] continued…”It minimizes what it is to be a mother and makes it sounds quaint.”
As soon as I said “cupcakes” in the recent interview I did for an article on Mom Blogging, I knew I’d stepped in it. Baked goods are loaded topics in parenting, and have been for some time. If it’s not the Stay-at-Home Mom/Working Mom debate, it’s the sugar/refined flour sticky wicket.
What I was trying to say is that a cupcake may manifest in the life of a parent (and on a blog) not because she’s trying to make a statement or be a model of domesticity. A cupcake might appear just because it does. Here’s one that landed in my day last week, in the form of a life preserver.
Start at the upper right-hand corner.