Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Project Mommaview

You know - anyone that knows me knows that I am a pretty amicable gal. There is not a lot that gets me going on a soap box but I have been promising to go ahead and jump up on said soapbox on the blog for a while now so - here goes - soapbox number one.

The Working Mother VS Stay at Home Mom DEBATE

Anytime I hear something ridiculous on the Today show or in a magazine I refuse to look and then totally go ahead because hey - I am nothing if not a glutton for punishment. Did you know that if you google this subject 2,310,000 results pop up? I then did some more google searching of other things that could be "debated". I mean - if I can debate whether or not you should stay home or go to work I should be able to debate if you should be Catholic or Lutheran - right? I should also be able to debate whether you go to school to be a teacher or a scientist. I should really also be able to help you decide if your family should go organic or be vegetarians or gluten free - right? Cuz' that is a decision that the world at large should make for your family - right?

Why the H E Double Hockey Sticks not?

Oh because it is totally your business and only you can make decisions for what is right for your family and for you?

Um Yeah

I get it - we are people - we judge. I judge all the time (mostly in my head you know - I try for the kind outward appearance and all). I think to myself, "NEVER would I wear that" NEVER would I try that" oh THANK GOODNESS I am not her" MAN I wish I looked like that" "That girl has more cool in her pinky finger than I do in my entire body" "Some people should just not wear tube tops" ......

and so on and so forth

It doesn't mean it should be a NATIONAL debate.

It is not my business what you do with your life and your children and I think it is hilarious that some women feel that they can only be friends with working Moms or stay at home Moms.

That's it - I am drawing a line in the sand - from here on out - I will only be friends with architects - period.

Anyway - long story told in typical Holly fashion later - I am interested in Moms. I am interested in how they handle their lives. How do they balance their work and their home life and what do they REALLY think about other Moms.

That is why I made up a Mommaview. Just a way to highlight different Moms from different walks of life. I will email you the interview and you fill it out - send it back to me and I will publish it here.

I only have a couple of rules......

1. You have to be honest - really really honest. I am not out to cause drama but I do want to hear what you Moms really think.

2. I do not mind if you are looking for exposure - (which I might add - you are barking up the wrong tree at my little blog) but if you have a blog or a business or whatever that you would like to promote I will gladly post your button or link BUT your interview answers CANNOT be a blatant advertisement. I just won't use your interview.

3. You do not have to be a blogger or have a website or anything to participate. If you do have a blog and you would like to post that you have been featured you can feel free. I might even get Mimi to make us a button but like I said, please do not feel like because you do not have a place to post a button you should not participate. This blog wants you! Website or no. ;)

4. I am interested in you. I am interested in what you do and how you do it. I am interested in what you REALLY think about staying home and working. I am interested in your background, education, and experience. I am not interested in harsh words, political agendas, or ulterior motives of any kind.

5. Because I am a chatty sort of blogger and you never know what is going to come out of my mouth (or fingers in this case) It is quite possible I will add my own personal feedback or thoughts to what you say. I do promise that I will be my chatty nice self and not say things like, "well here is an interview with a lady that I totally disagree with and think is COMPLETELY messed up but let's publish it anyway just for grins." Doesn't work like that. The whole point is


If you are interested. Please email me at or leave a comment with your email address and I will send you the interview. Fill it out - send it back and I will let you know when you will be featured.


SuperMom Blues said...

This actually sounds like a lot of fun! I would love to do this :-)

Stopped by from SITS - I may stay a while, I really like your blog!

tara said...

I am interested. Great post. I am looking forward to the results.

La Carter said...

I would like to participate also. Great idea!