Just in case you hadn’t yet seen this Salon article, read why Emily Matchar, a “young, feminist atheist who can’t bake a cupcake” [her words] and other women as well finds themselves drawn to reading lifestyle blogs of Mormon homemakers.
“Why Can’t I Stop Reading Mormon Housewife Blogs?”
Matchar’s article ends with her saying:
Clearly, life for the Mormon wife is not all crafts and cupcakes. Even if it were, I seriously doubt that crafts and cupcakes are all that much fun when you do them all day, every day.
But the basic messages expressed in these blogs — family is wonderful, life is meant to be enjoyed, celebrate the small things — are still lovely. And if they help women like me envision a life in which marriage and motherhood could potentially be something other than a miserable, soul-destroying trap, I say, “Right on.” I won’t be inviting the missionaries inside for hot cocoa now or ever, but I don’t plan on stopping my blog habit any time soon.
Right on, Ms. Marchar. Thanks for your article.
If you liked the article, you might enjoy some of the thoughts from Mormon women about it.
Yesterday, Brenda shared some thoughts about the article and also explored reasons why many LDS women have blogs:
Ask a Mormon Woman: Why Are There So Many Mormon Women Bloggers?
You might also enjoy this news story, as well as an interview with another Mormon Mommy blogger (and manager of Mormon Mommy Blogs) who shares her thoughts about the article in the video below.
Video Courtesy of KSL.com
This discussion addresses the Salon article and a couple of other articles out there, and explores a little more of Mormon motherhood and the challenges we face in trying to do our best to find lasting happiness through what matters most, and guide our children to do the same: Tiger Mothers, Mormon Mommy Bloggers, and Happiness