What Being a Crazy/Hip/Blogger/Mama Means To Me

Okay, so to be a participant in the Crazy Hip Mama Bloggers I must say what that exactly means to me. Suddenly I feel like I’m in school. Which if you think about it, might be a nice alternative to the six loads of laundry I do everyday not including the one I do in my sleep, the three nutritious meals I prepare (with the help of the microwave) for my baby, the endless diapers and limited time to do important shit like check my email or read my Body Shop catalog. At least in school I could read my catalog while pretending to be reading a science textbook like I used to do with my Judy Blume books.
But back to the topic at hand. I was drawn to the CHMB just by the name itself. It said to me, here are some women who probably do not resemble the pod people in my neighborhood. They might actually think about things like why the fuck Britney married K-fed and why is K-fed trying to sing. I mean, have you heard him? He sounds like someone doing a bad mockery of Eminem. I know that CHMB know who Eminem is and that makes me feel safe inside.
I want to read and be read by people who don’t think I’m out of my mind for my outpouring of honestly. A little crazy yes but dangerous no. I want to be understood for my stance on how difficult a task being a mother is and that yes, of course it’s worth it, but that should go without saying at this point. I mean we’re mothers. It’s like people who say “but God Bless her” when they say something mean about someone. You don’t need to do that when you’re a mom. I want to be able to bitch about motherhood to people who get it and know that they aren’t going to call social services (without really good reason). And I want to read and be read by moms who identify themselves as more than “I’m my kid’s mom.” I want to be read by people who are interested in talking about politics, babyfood, poker, tampons, and Tom Cruise in equal measure.


Posted by Stefanie Wilder Taylor on March 6, 2006 4:19 amUncategorized6 comments  


  1. jody said,

    Love your blog! I just found you last week and I can totally relate. It’s like you’re reading my mind. The whole mommy thing is much harder than I ever anticipated. I get the craziest looks when I tell someone that I want to put my children in the double stroller on the front sidewalk with a sign that reads “free or best offer.” I quickly have to say “but I love my babies” right after my confession. As if this doesn’t go without saying! Keep up the good work and good luck with your new friend.

    | March 6, 2006 @ 1:07 pm

  2. Denial said,

    I’m with Jody…ditto.

    | March 7, 2006 @ 5:22 am

  3. Mrs. Davis said,

    Enjoyed your angle on this, and can relate to so much of what you said, especially “I know that CHMB know who Eminem is and that makes me feel safe inside.” LMAO! And wanting to be read by people who “get it.” Bravo!

    | March 7, 2006 @ 4:16 pm

  4. Chaotic Mom said,

    Ooh! You got me hooked on your book just with the title. I look forward to hearing/reading more when it’s released.

    | March 7, 2006 @ 9:52 pm

  5. chris said,

    Well, as you know, I’m obsessed with Tom Cruise. I’m trying to get pregnant just so I can do a silent birth like TomKat.

    If KFed sounds like he’s doing a bad impression of Eminem, that must sound really bad.


    | March 8, 2006 @ 4:02 pm

  6. Mom101 said,

    You use (gasp) a MICROWAVE to prepare nutritious meals for your child? I’m so calling CPS right now.

    | March 13, 2006 @ 1:36 pm

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