Mormon Mommy Blogs
As the 21st century launched a number of Mormon women took to blogging online. These blogs have become popular with non-Mormon women, even some whose lifestyles are far from the Mormon ideal. In January, 2011, author Emily Matchar, who calls herself atheist and feminist, wrote an article for Salon citing her addiction to "Mormon mommy blogs." She had always considered motherhood and house-wife-hood to be a trap that prohibits females from reaching their full potential. Something about the coziness of these described Mormon households showed her that family bliss (in spite of the real challenges of mortal life and raising a family) is possible.
When she confessed that she was reading Mormon mommy blogs, other non-Mormon women began to come forward and confess their own interest, so opposite to the actual lifestyles they were leading.
Late Latter-day Saint Prophet President Spencer W. Kimball prophesied that
- “Much of the major growth that is coming to the Church in the last days will come because many of the good women of the world (in whom there is often such an inner sense of spirituality) will be drawn to the Church in large numbers. This will happen to the degree that the women of the Church reflect righteousness and articulateness in their lives and to the degree that the women of the Church are seen as distinct and different — in happy ways — from the women of the world.”
Some links to Mormon mommy blogs: