Wisdom from Mom Bloggers: What You Didnt Know About Your Favorite Bloggers

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 21
    The wedding planner … and hater
    I 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 21
    What fun is acting your age?
    I have a ridiculously juvenile sense of humor.
    - Sara Sophia, Love, Sara Sophia
  • Before the zen of yoga … 3 of 21
    Before the zen of yoga …
    I 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 21
    The online world can be deceiving
    I'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 21
    Clueless in Indy
    I don't know what the heck I'm doing.
    - Casey Mullins, Moosh in Indy
  • Très horrible 6 of 21
    Très horrible
    I have a terrible French accent.
    - Irene Nam, Irene Nam
  • The closet reality TV lover 7 of 21
    The closet reality TV lover
    I 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 21
    The pants-less blogger
    I don't usually wear shoes when I work. Or pants.
    - Jenny Lawson, The Bloggess
  • The perils of motherhood 9 of 21
    The perils of motherhood
    I 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 21
    Forget Wheel of Fortune …
    I 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 21
    The late [tech] bloomer
    I 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
    are inseparable.
    - Heather Armstrong, Dooce
  • 50 is SO the new 20 12 of 21
    50 is SO the new 20
    I 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 21
    A burper to envy
    Well, 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 21
    The over-sharer
    The 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 21
    Not-so-thick skin
    My 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 21
    The harsh critic
    One 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 21
    Welcome to Miami
    Hmmmm … the stories of my late ‘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 21
    The tight-lipped stepmom
    Readers 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 21
    V is for vampires
    Readers 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 21
    The power of reader's comments ...
    There 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 21
    Life after candy commercials …
    My greatest accomplishment in life is launching Apu's advertising career — my first job was writing the Simpsons commercials for Butterfinger.
    - Liz Gumbinner, Mom 101

Jump to an answer:

Brittany Gibbons // Sara Sophia // Eden M. Kennedy // Monica Bielanko

Casey Mullins // Irene Nam // Joanne Bamberger // Jenny Lawson

Kristen Howerton // Julie Robichaux // Heather Armstrong // Marinka

Shauna Glenn // Stefanie Wilder-Taylor // Kacy Faulconer // Carol Cain

Ana Flores // Lindsay Ferrier // Ronnie Tyler // Jessica Shyba // Liz Gumbinner

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