so funny that you wrote this, my husband and i were just talking about the Mormon Mommy blogging thang! we aren't Mormon but i really enjoy reading Mormon blogs and i've learned so much and have a new appreciation for the faith. i live in Southern Alberta and there's a large Mormon population here but unfortunately there's a feeling of "them" and "us" in my little city. if you're not Mormon you're making fun of them and being weirded out by their religion. if you are Mormon you're most likely living in the littler Mormon communities around the city and don't get a lot of chances to hang out with us on neutral territory. anyway, that was a long winded way of saying that i now feel like i understand the faith a little bit better and i really enjoy reading Mormon blogs because they are, for the most part, positive and inspiring and they never fail to make me smile and dream of a big family one day! :) I think the values of the faith are so beautiful and something to aspire to, Mormon or not.
so my husband and i were talking about the Mormon blogging phenomenon (maybe they should be called Mlogs??) and we were wondering if maybe it's because Mormon mommies tend to be stay-at-home moms who maybe haven't gone to university or entered the work force after high school because they get married and have kids instead(i know i know, not ALL Mormon women do this, but as an outsider, this is the stereotype we are presented with and what i've got to work with!). so instead of working/going to school, they use blogs as their creative "job", a way to express themselves to the world while raising a family, a new take on the "working mom" perhaps? if i'm totally off track please let me know! i dont mean to offend anyone, i have major respect for moms who raise their families with such integrity and care. and i also notice that these blogs are treated as family members, nurtured and carefully tended to, making for a very enjoyable read!
wow, what a novel! anyway, those are my thoughts, i'm looking forward to seeing what others think! :)