Last weekend I attended Bloggy Boot Camp. And learned, more than ever before, that blog friends are real. Indeed, Tiffany. Indeed.
Yesterday I spent much of the day offline. Mounds of laundry, pee pee bathrooms, and oh, yeah, my offspring beckoned.
So yesterday I missed the fallout from the New York Times article entitled, "Honey, Don't Bother Mommy. I'm Too Busy Building My Brand". How ironic.
Today I have called in sick (me, Middle and Baby all apparently have a rotten stomach bug); packed a lunch; made breakfasts; started laundry; loaded and run the dishwasher; unjammed a pencil sharpener, played Chutes and Ladders; snuggled; poured juice; wiped a nose; administered a time-out; Twittered; read some excellent posts; and have written this very post.
I resent the fact that Jennifer Mendelsohn infers that I CAN'T have it all. For how can I be a "good" mother if I'm "too busy building my brand"?
Bloggy Boot Camp, a one day affordable event that offers "networking, motivation, education and fun" did all that and more. Just read the recaps. Yet the article reduced our attendance to merely being schooled "in the latest must-have skill set for the minivan crowd." Ouch.
Jennifer Mendelsohn certainly could have pursued any number of angles with the article. She spoke to a wide variety of women, all of whom had something much more to offer than the article's insipid portrayal of us.
Shame on her.