Mummy Blogging with Mark Latham

Today, occasional steam venter and former possible Prime Minister Mark Latham ripped into Mummy bloggers.

“Oh my god why are you giving this oxygen?”

“Because I just can….”

So according to Mark Latham, mummy bloggers are raising…

SHIRTLESS, TONE-DEAF, OVERWEIGHT, PIZZA-EATING DUMMIES

Or perhaps he means us?

Let us break it down.

I am considered in some circles to be such a MUMMY BLOGGER.

Shirtless – Am currently wearing one

Tone Deaf – The jury is out but I think I hold my own at Karaoke

Overweight – Oh Mark, I am still trying to get back my pre-baby body. Mind you, the baby is now eight…

Pizza Eating – #der

Dummy – No

Reading Mark’s latest few columns for the Financial Review have left me thinking that he has disdain for the following groups.

  • Lefties
  • Leftie Feminists
  • Green Leftie Feminists (faints)
  • Any person that doesn’t live in the Western Suburbs
  • Mummy Bloggers

“In the inner suburbs of our major cities, a fascinating experiment is under way. Thousands of children have been locked in a gender-neutral bubble, growing up in households manipulated by their mothers to fit the left-feminist mould. How do we know this? Through the phenomenon of mummy bloggers.”

Now my first reaction to this latest generalisation was…

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But then I realised… I did!

As one tends to do, Mark Latham has lumped mummy bloggers in altogether and is now attempting to show us back to the path of parenting perfection, and I just love the irony of it all. For too many years, mothers have turned on each other and now there is a new player in the field.

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I AM MUMMY BLOGGER

“Here in outer-western Sydney, I couldn’t live without my daughter’s hugs.”…. ADORBS

That’s right ladies! We are no longer our worst enemy. The problem that I have is that I swear we were close…. we were THIS CLOSE to not giving much thought about the opinions of others. 

So, just who the fuck cares?

  • I don’t care about what your kids play with.
  • I don’t care about what your kids eat.
  • I don’t care about where you are planning to send your kids to school.
  • I don’t care about what religion you are.
  • I don’t care for mayonnaise.
  • I don’t care if you take your baby to a movie premiere dressed in nothing but a nappy.
  • I don’t care where you live. It is not important.

And what about feminist parenting? What is so bad with letting your kids grow up to be who they will grow up to be, which is, in my brain anyway, is to accept them as they are, masculine, feminine and everything in between. And believe me, there is the full gamut.

Weeks ago it was Lisa Pryor

Who was under Latham’s fire,  

Now Sarah from The Daily Life,

Who found herself in all sorts of strife.

So my invitation is open to you Mark. Should you ever run out of material, come spend a morning with me, and I can show you all the ways in which I am doing it wrong. Bring an iPhone. Oh, and some kale so we can make smoothies and Instagram them, because thats what we do.

Welcome to Mummy Blogging. Don’t let the door hit you on your pizza-loving fat-ass on the way out (that will happen when you are a mummy blogger, don’t you know…)

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