Thursday, April 9, 2009

Will the Real Mommy Blogger Please Stand Up

Mommy bloggers have been slapped with so many labels who can keep track. Are we Borgs, petty infighters, altruistic do gooders, or just ceaseless whiners. Really I don't know, probably a combination of all of them. In the last few days though I think we have shown that we are universally about family and when push comes to shove supporting families in need.
Sure, it's entertaining to complain about the trials of parenting, house cleaning, working and trying to maintain a relationship with our spouses. This week, however, when one of our own had the worse possible happen, the passing of a child, we all dropped what we were doing and did what we could to support the Spohr family. 100's of blogs posted about their beautiful daughter, Maddie, asking for donations to March of Dimes, in her memory. In less than 24 hours over $10,000.00 was donated. Many have volunteered to walk in the March of Dimes, country wide. When the Spohrs site went down due to excessive traffic, mom bloggers stepped up and got it moved and running again in one day.
So whatever they say about us, they better hope, when the you know what hits the fan, we're on their side.
To donate to the March of Dimes or walk for Madeline Spohr, please click here.


Liz Dwyer said...

Amen! When we come together, we are surely a force to be reckoned with.

Kim Tracy Prince said...

Elise! What a great post! It's so powerful I gasped. Well said.

Sarah Auerswald said...

I got chills reading about someone putting her site back up when it crashed. That's awesome! Thanks for this Elise -- it's very well said!!

Audra Crane said...

heartfelt. It made me tear up.