It’s Time To Stop Calling Us “Mommy Bloggers”

by Susan

Mom BloggersThat’s it. Enough.

As tired as I am of the topic of who mom bloggers are and what they should be called, after hearing the disrespect drip from the voice of a male technical journalist during a podcast today, I think the time has come for us to lose the term “mommy blogger” and instead use “mom blogger”.

Despite the fact that it was a few mom bloggers who coined the phrase and that many others followed by naming and branding their blogs as “mommy blogs”, the term is now too often used to condescendingly categorize all moms who blog.

I believe we need to put a stop to the use of the term “mommy blogger” and encourage people to instead use “mom blogger” and to only use it when accurate.

That means a woman who is a mother, who blogs predominately about being a mother can be called a mom blogger.

Conversely, a woman who is a mother and blogs about photography, design, technology, cooking or anything besides mothering is NOT a mom blogger – and I don’t care how many babies she’s pushed out. Those babies do NOT define her any more than the sperm that spawned his offspring defines President Obama as a “daddy politician”…


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Susan Carraretto and her identical twin, Janice Croze, created 5 Minutes for Mom in 2006. Susan loves all social media, but her top addiction these days is Pinterest. She recently published a children's book titled "The Pest Detectives" which you can download now in digital format for free.

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1 Working Mommy September 9, 2011 at 6:58 pm

AMEN!! Even though I am a mommy – and a blogger – it doesn’t necessarily mean I am a mommy blogger! Great post!



2 Jessica September 10, 2011 at 10:37 pm

Thank you so much for voicing this. Funny, no one ever called me a mommy research strategist in my previous career…


3 Cassandra September 24, 2011 at 7:14 pm

YES! YES YES YES! LOVE THIS! Awesome! This doesn’t just go for blogging..can be applied to everything us mothers do. If we pigeon holed men that way their testosterone would skyrocket and their heads would explode. We are amazing! Us mothers are extraordinary. But when I’m working I’m a designer. When I write I’m an author. The fact that I am always a woman, always a mother, that is evident enough to go unsaid.


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