There are a good amount of things I am obsessed with.But this blog that I read almost everyday feeds my soul. It all started when I read Stephanie Nielson’s book Heaven is Here I read about her in Oprah then saw the book in the library. This happened about 4 years ago, I was at a point in my life where I was extremely vulnerable to influences and people seeming to live happy lives. I loved her book and started to read her blog. Something about it all was so strange and otherworldly to me. I have never been in contact with young woman my age who were very religious and interested in traditional roles (housewife and mothers) for women. If anything I got mixed message, not that its bad, not even that I must be feminist just that those times are very much over. To be honest most couples I know are still unmarried and barely anyone has children. I’m 27 now so maybe that means we are all heading there? But truthfully marriage, children, staying at home its something older generations seemed to abhor because they felt they deserved the choice to decide between work and home and choosing home was a loss of power to the man, and the man doesn’t pay you equally at work anyway, an oppressive world (we still don’t get paid equally now anyway). So today every family has two working parents. And these families barely get by.. basically the man and wife are earning what the man of the house earned for his whole family in the olden days (I’m referring to the baby boomers and the generation before, I am part of Generation Y because I was born after 1980) So anyway I don’t mean to be a downer but being equal is obviously difficult to maintain. One person is always a little bit lazier in one way or another. I don’t think we really value marriage and children as much as we used to, probably from everyones parents divorcing? Its ok, I mean I think the world has changed in some ways better in some ways worse… I just mean those “golden” days where the women were submissive but sassy and the men were cheerful, strong and hard working..those times exist on these Mormon mommy blogs and I really really enjoy reading them. Its not stepford wife exactly, I mean these are hip kids doing artsy city-centric organic cool stuff just with babies, marriage and Mormonism and no alcohol oh or coffee (in my sketch shes drinking herbal tea lol. Its fascinating,
These blogs opened my heart and let sunshine in. I can dip into these happy happy worlds for a few seconds online and imagine what it would be like like to have your greatest worries be just about the home, the husband and babies.Here are my go-tos:
So I typed in Mormon mommy blogs to see if I could find some more and I saw the salon article and got hooked on several more lives. Most of these girls have degrees from accredited colleges, there smart, artistic, fashion savvy and originals with extreme know how on creating an empire of family lil ol me blog fun that evolved into media exclusive, book deals, millions of dollars. I think some people would read these blogs and think they are anti feminist and archaic maybe, definitely when you look at GOMI (which I do all the time!very funny sometimes) you get the impression that this constant navel gazing is annoying and these women are bored and need something else to “fill up their time.” But i will say now I see through all those impressions. I truthfully just feel JEALOUS! Hahahahah imagine your so bored and have every monetary need met by the breadwinner, you have pretty children that you enjoy taking care of and you honestly want and plan to have more and you have a little spare time to write insightful, poignant and sometimes silly fun blog posts everyday and instagram and tweet the lighthearted family filled life you lead? Seems amazing seems perfect. That what these blogs do extra well, you sometimes really believe it could be yours. And if your extra vulnerable you may even convert lol, I know I was creepily obsessed with at least going to Provo and having a Sweet Tooth Fairy cupcake. But I guess I know converting won’t give me this rosy colored glasses life. I would still be me, dark and mysterious inside and very distrustful of anything organized hhahaha plus I’m married to another not so religious type. Oh, and I still have never met a mormon person! I plan to write in depth about these favorite blogs of mine someday soon. If your feeling low click one of these links!