I am no under cover detective, but I may just be on to something.
All week, across many of the mom blogs, there has been a trend. An ongoing discussion across the mom blogosphere surrounding Anderson Cooper and his show that aired this week on the very old, extremely tired Mommy Wars. A few guests appeared on Anderson on Wednesday and shared their opinions that stay-at-home moms were lazy. Apparently, SAHM’s hide behind staying home in order to escape responsibility AND working out.
As the segment day approached, Mom-101 and Practical Katie wrote about it. Post segment, Babble Salon Series conducted an online discussion on the subject featuring the opinions of a number of prominent moms.
Basically, this argument between a small minority of SAHM’s and Working Moms has been around for too long and should just go away. It really is not even worth the breath we waste on it.
The bottom line is this – Who decided this topic is news? It is old, tired, and BORING.
Then this morning I woke up to my daily morning email from HARO (Help a Reporter Out), AND I see a query from the Anderson show for ‘Ever been so mad at your kids you called the cops on them?’
WAIT a minute, holy Batman, didn’t Lisa Belkin just write a blog post on this topic at Huffington Post last week (because it actually happened 2+ weeks ago)? Belkin was sharing HER thoughts on the topic.
And, this gets me thinking….I am pretty certain that the Huff Post also just ran a blog post featuring the opinion of a single working mom on SAHM’s, last week, too? (For the record – I did not love the opinion here as much as the perspective in Belkin’s piece).
I like the Huff Post, and whether they are discussing something I agree or disagree with, it is typically presented in a classy way. Not to mention, a blog post is subjective and reflects the author’s opinion, BUT as stated earlier, Anderson presents himself as newsworthy.
Is digging up old disagreements and taking ideas from blogs full of personal opinions, really newsworthy?
What if the producers actually researched and found something worth airing on TV?
Why am I even concerned with this? Simply because I was a SAHM, now a WAHM, and admire any MOM!