Should moms blog?

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Mommy blogging isn't new. Hoards of fans have built up around particular moms who chronicle their lives.

However, few mommy bloggers are more influential than Heather Armstrong, the subject of a fascinating article in this week's New York Times Magazine called "Queen of the Mommy Bloggers." Author Lisa Belkin takes a look into the world of Mommy Blogging through the blogging success of Armstrong, the famous writer of Dooce.com.

The article notes blogging for moms has turned into big business for some like Armstrong. At one point in the piece, it's speculated that Armstrong may gross up to $1 million for her blog ads.

But at the core of the anecdotes about Armstrong's life, history and business is a more difficult topic: Should parents be blogging about their kids at all?

What's a grown-up child, for instance, going to think about their mom's descriptions of their stool 10 or 15 years after the post was published? The child could not consent to the publication of these very private details. And the blogs out there online -- forever -- for the entire world to see.

What do you think about mommy bloggers? Do any go too far for comfort? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments section below.

  • Amanda Cochran

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