I have had some questions as to what constitutes a "Mormon Mom Blog". Now, before I get into it, I must first make it very clear that I have nothing against these blogs. Many (if not all) of my beloved sister-in-laws have blogs like these. These blogs serve a very special purpose. They allow woman of all races (mostly white), class (nearly 100% middle class) and religion (definitely mormon or at the very least inactive mormon.) to post pictures of their kids and talk about going to the zoo. Nothing wrong with that! So, I give you the qualifications of the Mormon Mom Blog:
1. The blog must have a list of at least 10 other Mormon mom bloggers on the side. The more, the better as it makes you look more popular.
2. The blog usually has some reference to the church. A picture of Jesus or a wedding picture in front of the temple will do.
3. The background pattern is so cutesy and overdone that it actually distracts from the actual posts. There was one blog I was trying to read that had polka-dots all over it, even on the words. All these women think that their background pattern is cute, but if they had to put it up as wallpaper in their bathroom, they would realize that it is oh so ugly.
4. Every post must be followed with at least 8 comments from fellow Mombloggers about how "totally cute" either the kids or the actual blogger is.
5. The music on the blog is either at best Jack Johnson, but at worst, Celine Dion or some other horrible crap.
6. There must be at least 2 "tags" on the blog.
7. The woman must rant and rave about how cute and silly their husband is.
8. The "about me" section almost always starts out, "I am a stay at home mom..."
9. There are at least 3 pictures of kids in every post.
10. There is much discussion in these blogs about books recently read that were purchased at Deseret Book.
Now, if you own one of these blogs, please do not be offended. As I said earlier, these blogs serve a valuable purpose. They allow you to show off your cute kids to the masses. They give you a forum to brag about their potty training. It connects you to other people that you may not know, but are almost exactly like you. I am simply answering the question, "What is the Mormon Mom Blog?"
I have actually found what appears to be a mormon mom blog site that I find very entertaining through cousin Tim's blog. Maybe it is funny because she is not quite a mom yet. **Correction - she is actually a mom.