I am very, very proud to partner TheMotherhood.com, along with 9 other fabulous mom bloggers (like me) in participating in P&G's Thank You Mom Program, by sending a special shout out to 5 mom bloggers, every day, this week.
Because, nice matters AND the mom blogging community is NOT all about the blog bashing and the comment thrashing, or into the drama of virtual hair-pulling contests, either!
Today, I'm thanking my bloggy-friend, Mindy Roberts!!!
Mindy is the writer of The Mommy Blog, the author of Mommy Confidential: Adventures from the Wonderbelly of Motherhood, founder of PearSoup.com, Wonderbelly.com and a panelist on Momversation.com.
I started stalking reading Mindy's blog waaaaay back in 2003, at a time before SEO's ruled the blog world and the only real measure of value was the blogger's story, itself.
Mindy's gone through some really tough times (chronicled masterfully in her book) and, while it may be sort of weird for me to admit it (out loud) through it all, I fell a little in love with Mindy.
There was (and still is) something very real in the way Mindy engaged her readers to relate to the fact that, you know, motherhood ain't all that great (I know, act surprised anyway!) and, even when her world would sometimes come crashing down all around her (seriously, read her book!) I wanted to be just like Mindy.
So, thank you Mindy for helping me find my blogging voice AND for inspiring me to, you know, help make OTHER mothers feel better...since 2003!
NOTE: You can visit P&G Thank You, Mom Reunions contest site and help express gratitude to the women who've been influential in your life -- you could win $1000.
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