Wisdom from Mom Bloggers: What You Didnt Know About Your Favorite BloggersBabble Editors
When a blogger’s job is to basically write a day-to-day tell-all of the happenings in her life, there’s little left to know about our favorite writers. But while a lot of people think some things are better left to the imagination … we don’t! That’s why we asked our 2011 Top 100 Mom Bloggers to share one thing we didn’t know about them. The answers may surprise you. A Jeopardy contestant? A mom who used to party with the likes of Enrique Iglesias and Marc Anthony? Believe it. We’ve got the dish … and more. Check out the top answers after the jump!
The wedding planner … and hater 1 of 21I used to own my own wedding planning business. You know, like J. Lo. In related news, I now hate weddings.
- Brittany Gibbons, Barefoot Foodie
What fun is acting your age? 2 of 21I have a ridiculously juvenile sense of humor.
- Sara Sophia, Love, Sara Sophia
Before the zen of yoga … 3 of 21I used to smoke a pack of cigarettes a day. Yoga changed all that, but I still have a cigarette maybe once a year, and I relish every second of it.
- Eden M. Kennedy, Fussy
The online world can be deceiving 4 of 21I'm super shy and suffer from social anxiety despite how outgoing I seem online. I dread parties and get-togethers but usually enjoy them after I'm there for a while.
- Monica Bielanko, The Girl Who
Clueless in Indy 5 of 21I don't know what the heck I'm doing.
- Casey Mullins, Moosh in Indy
Très horrible 6 of 21I have a terrible French accent.
- Irene Nam, Irene Nam
The closet reality TV lover 7 of 21I have a secret love of certain reality shows! Most people know me for my political passions. But when I'm not watching the talking head news shows, I'm hoping for reruns of Project Runway or Top Chef. And I have to admit, my daughter has gotten me to see the charm of Wizards of Waverly Place!
- Joanne Bamberger, PunditMom
The pants-less blogger 8 of 21I don't usually wear shoes when I work. Or pants.
- Jenny Lawson, The Bloggess
The perils of motherhood 9 of 21I think it's hard to convey how much of my time is spent doing laundry and changing diapers. The menial stuff doesn't make for great stories. I think my life looks much more exciting on paper than it really is day-to-day.
- Kristen Howerton, Rage Against the Minivan
Forget Wheel of Fortune … 10 of 21I was on Jeopardy on two separate occasions. I lost both times. I'm not very bright.
- Julie Robichaux, A Little Pregnant
The late [tech] bloomer 11 of 21I did not own a cell phone until 2007. Most people find that surprising since I do so much online work but I was always doing it from home. Now, my phone and I
- Heather Armstrong, Dooce
50 is SO the new 20 12 of 21I am every bit as wonderful in real life as I am on my blog. Many people don't think that it could be possible, but it's really true. A miracle, yes, but still true. And that I love getting older. I have no desire to be 15, 25, or even 35 again. I consider aging a privilege.
- Marinka, Motherhood in NYC
A burper to envy 13 of 21Well, I can't whistle, but I can out burp any man, any day of the week. I'm putting that out there as a challenge.
- Shauna Glenn, Shauna Glenn
The over-sharer 14 of 21The second I come up with anything I haven't shared, I tend to immediately share it. I need to work on my over-sharing quite frankly.
- Stefanie Wilder-Taylor, Baby on Bored
Not-so-thick skin 15 of 21My readers don't know how much power they have over me. If they left me mean comments, I would cry and delete my blog.
- Kacy Faulconer, Every Day I Write the Book
The harsh critic 16 of 21One thing readers don't know about me is that I don't believe I've delivered my best yet. I am my harshest critic.
- Carol Cain, NYCity Mama
Welcome to Miami 17 of 21Hmmmm … the stories of my late â€˜90s South Beach days when I could be seen partying with the likes of Enrique Iglesias and Marc Anthony, pre-J. Lo!
- Ana Flores, Spanglish Baby
The tight-lipped stepmom 18 of 21Readers really don't know much at all about my life as a stepmom, because I've chosen to keep that part of my life out of my blog, out of sensitivity to my stepdaughters. I'm not ruling out a book on the subject down the road, though, when everyone's too old to care much about what's written. I have A LOT to say
on the subject!
- Lindsay Ferrier, Suburban Turmoil
V is for vampires 19 of 21Readers would be surprised to know that I love vampire movies. I like the ones that really have a storyline behind them and not the gory ones with a lot of killing.
- Ronnie Tyler, Black and Married with Kids
The power of reader’s comments … 20 of 21There is very little that I'm not willing to share with my readers. That said, there are certainly things that I haven't written about that are personal to not just me but my family as well. My readers probably don't know how much I love them and appreciate their words and attention. Their comments have gotten me through some of the toughest times of my life and I haven't taken the time to tell each and every one of them — which I plan to change!
- Jessica Shyba, Momma's Gone City
Life after candy commercials … 21 of 21My greatest accomplishment in life is launching Apu's advertising career — my first job was writing the Simpsons commercials for Butterfinger.
- Liz Gumbinner, Mom 101
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