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Didn’t that woman blog about Al Roker’s nipples?

When the producer for NBC called me and asked if I’d be interested in flying to New York to be on a live segment of the Today show to talk about the business of mommy-blogging — okay, wait a minute, I think I should address this right here, right now, this label MOMMY BLOG. Do I consider my website a mommy blog? Not really, no. When I sit down to update my website I don’t think to myself, “What will I say today on my mommy blog?” The first thing I think is, how can I give my father a heart attack? And then I back up a second and go, nah, I’d miss him too much, I will just have to write this story about Jon’s Brazilian wax in my personal diary. Dad, are you paying attention? It’s because of you that the world does not get to hear about Jon’s genitals. I HOPE YOU’RE HAPPY.

But I also don’t get offended when people call this website a mommy blog. Not at all. Because even though some people use that label to belittle the fact that there are women out there writing about their experiences as mothers, how dare they? Who do they think they are? NO ONE WANTS TO HEAR ABOUT YOUR KID, YOU MOMMY BLOGGER! Yeah, that. Turns out lots of people want to hear about your kid. Oh, and did you hear? All this writing about motherhood is bringing people together and changing lives. So you go ahead and wrinkle your nose and dismiss those mommy blogs. And I’m going to sit over here at my laptop and be totally flattered that someone thinks I’m worthy to be among their ranks. Hell yes, I’m a mommy blogger.

So I was prepped for an interview about mommy blogs, the lot of us, how this thing we started to document the tiny and intimate moments of our lives has transformed into our jobs. Our jobs that pay us money. And I was totally under the impression that it was going to be a more in-depth interview than the usual, so, tell us about your blob, is it? Your blop? Your blonk? Little anecdote here, the driver they sent to JFK to pick me up turned out to be Chelsea Clinton’s personal driver when she’s in New York, which does not have anything to do with the point I’m trying to make here other than that he said she is always shouting from the backseat, “GO FASTER! GO FASTER!” And I don’t know why but just knowing that about Chelsea makes me want to invite her over to play Scrabble while chugging Kentucky bourbon. It just makes me love her even more to know that she gets impatient at stop lights, and that maybe she has once or twice waved her middle finger at a stranger, not because it would make any difference or cause traffic to go any faster, but because IT FELT SO GOOD.

Anyway, the driver asked me why I was in New York and what I did for a living. My friend, Maggie, is going to be so proud of me for this because I told him, “I’m a writer.” And I thought it was going to sound natural coming out of my mouth but in fact it did not whatsoever. I could have said, “I teach English to genius pandas,” and the look on my face would have been the same. He asked me what kind of writing, and that’s when I looked around to see if anyone was within earshot, and duh. It’s New York. At any given moment there is someone having intercourse with a goat within earshot. So I whispered A BLOGGGGG. And I am not even kidding, his whole face shriveled inward as if he had just been sprayed with mace, and he said, “Does that hurt?”

Yes, it hurts. But I’m taking antibiotics.

So I got a call from the producer about 20 seconds before boarding the plane to New York telling me that they had bumped the segment to the fourth hour of the show, and that I’d now be interviewed by Hoda and Kathie Lee. I knew right then that the interview that was supposed to happen was not going to happen, but I still had hope. I knew that a taped segment featuring other bloggers (Kristen Chase, Mir Kamin, and Jill Asher) was going to run before me, and I thought I’d still be able to get in a word or two about why I think companies are so interested in marketing to this group of people, why they are sending us thousands of PR emails saying DEAR BLOGGER, PLEASE WRITE ABOUT MY PRODUCT ON YOUR WEBSITE. Except how many times have we been sent an email addressed to the wrong person? I’ve been called Heather Anderson, Sarah Armstrong, Hannah, Halley, and one time someone even called me Jim. Note to PR people: maybe pretend that you are paying attention.

I’d been to Rockefeller Center before but never inside the Today Show studios, and I don’t know how to say this without someone deliberately misinterpreting it, so I’ll just go ahead and blurt it out: it was kind of sad. The green room was tiny, and the make-up room looked like it had been haphazardly set up in someone’s garage. Not that I was expecting the walls to be lined with gold, but you look at the set and see how sharp and clean it is, and then you go backstage and, oh my god, has my daughter been playing in here? Because there was stuff and paper and little bits of things everywhere. Like, I had a thought that if I took off my shoes and walked around for a little bit back there that I’d stumble over a Barbie corvette and maybe cut myself on that missing Polly Pocket shoe.

And that is less a judgment than it is an observation, because the experience I had with the make-up people was more than professional. They handled me with great care and made me feel like a million bucks and didn’t mind Jon as he furiously circled the room with our camera:

Just as I was about to walk back to the green room I asked Jon if he thought my make-up looked okay, and in front of about 10 people on the Today show staff he said, “Okay? OKAY? I’d lick you right now if we were alone. COME ON!” Someone started laughing, so Jon continued: “What? WHAT? Doesn’t my wife look good? I’m allowed to say that about this woman because I saw a baby come out of her body!” And thus commenced a chorus of disgusted EWWWWWWing. And I was all, okay Jon, you can stop. And he was all, “Not just ANY baby! MY BABY! OUT OF HER BODY!” This is obviously proof that one side effect of Prozac is acting like you’re drunk when in fact you are not.

15 minutes later I’m sitting on a couch opposite Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb. And we’re making small talk in the four minutes leading up to my segment. They’re asking me all sorts of questions about my website and where I’m from, and then I think but I can’t be sure that Kathie Lee Gifford winks at me. Just out of nowhere. WINK WINK. And I’m so caught off guard that my face changes its expression involuntarily, and she says something like, yeah, that was a wink, it’s something we do on television. I go, okay, so you weren’t trying to hit on me, just clearing things up. And she says, no, she wasn’t hitting on me, but honey (she called me honey), I am totally her type.

I am Kathie Lee Gifford’s type. You know what? I am not even going to start decontructing that, and instead I’m going to let you consider what that says about my husband.

And then she said something to me that made the rest of my day one giant confusing puzzle that I have still not been able to put back together. I don’t remember her exact words, but she asked me if I get a lot of criticism for writing about my family on the Internet, and when I said yes she said she could totally relate. Because people were all over her back in the day when she talked about her kids on television. She told me she could empathize. For those of you who have not seen the segment I’m going to post it here, and afterward you’re going to think to yourself, “HUHHH?”

I don’t know what happened to frighten Kathie Lee in the span of four minutes, but my guess is that she had either been instructed to bring up that controversial aspect of mommy-blogging, or maybe she herself thought that she needed to layer the interview with that perspective. Either way, it did not make her a friend of this community from what I’ve read on other websites and forums.

And here’s my take: this is obviously a case of an interviewer not being adequately familiar with the topic at hand (also, probably not a good idea to have someone afraid of computers interviewing someone about their job using computers). And I’m not about to jump into the crowd and start calling Kathie Lee names, she does not deserve that from me. I’m not so much angry at her as I am disappointed that this topic was not given the service it deserves. Blaming Kathie Lee for that would be misguided, and in fact, I don’t think there’s really any one entity responsible for how this played out other than the beast that is broadcast television. The segment got bumped, things were shuffled around, and maybe because of some miscommunication here and there it wasn’t the piece it was supposed to be. Instead of looking at this as a setback I’m thinking that this is a great opportunity for someone out there willing to take a look into the heart of this community. Start the interview with the fact that you are uncomfortable with what we do, and then let us answer you. Unless you are afraid of us, and if that’s the case, well, here, let me rub your head, you poor little bunny.

  • http://swisstory.blogspot.com Jessica

    Yes, I agree… you handled that all wonderfully and perhaps you should get your chance to answer the big questions about blogging, or in this case ‘mommy blogging’ as it should be done properly, with your own interview.

    Dooce tv anyone? ;) I’m in!

  • http://popcorncharlie.blogspot.com Meg

    Love the hair.

    And the shirt!

  • Ev

    It was a fabulous segment, even if it wasn’t what it might have been. You looked and sounded great and I watched it with great pleasure. Heather, Jon, Leta, Chuck and Coco, you guys rock!

  • http://www.crystalgable.wordpress.com mrs. blogoway

    I saw the interview and was appalled when KLG cut you off. It was so unprofessional and rude to ask you a question and not allow you to finish your answer. She’s “worried” about the internet but doesn’t quite understand how it works? How do these people get where they are today and not know anything about the internet? Oh o.k., I’ll get over it but just wanted you to know that you really did come across so smart and funny and you looked beautiful.

  • Emily

    I’ve been a reader for a couple of years now and you, your family and your blog are incredibly charming and witty. I was very excited to see you on both GMA and Nightline. Seeing your mannerisms on T.V. was awesome (my personal favorite was the kitchen dancing)! It’s refreshing to see someone that’s the same on television as you imagine they are from their blog. I admire and appreciate your honesty more than anything!

    I’m really happy for your success!

  • http://www.blackchampagne.com Flux

    That segment was exactly what I envisioned a segment on blogging, presented by a program such as GMA, to be. If anything, it was more savvy; I was expecting one of the hosts to stumble over the word “blog” and then mutter something about how it’s apparently got to do with computers and the internet, while sounding as though they actually suspect you of running a porn site.

    The most disappointing thing is how superficial and vacuous it was. No indication given of why Dooce is popular, who really reads it, or anything of the interesting background; Heather initially coming to fame after being Dooce’d, the blog going from funny LA celeb blogging to family stuff in Utah, etc. But again, that’s exactly what one expects of a puff piece on GMA, so at least the makeup and lighting looked good.

  • Ev

    P.S.: Did you hear Al mention you the next day on the air, talking about bubblicious??

  • http://vintagethirty.blogspot.com/ Tootsie Farklepants

    I think YOU did great! You. The Today Show? Not so much. I was much more impressed with the Nightline piece. I hope the Today Show was taking notes. Also? I love the dress you decided to go with. You looked so chic and Kathy Lee looked like patio furniture. From a cruise line. It’s not considered catty if it’s the truth.

  • Candycorn

    Kathie Lee is probably the least deserving tv host in history. *Repugnant* is the word that always springs to mind.
    She’s like Oprah, in that Oprah never lets anyone finish their sentences either, and always has to turn the story back to herself no matter what. The arrogance is nauseating.

  • thinky

    Heather you did amazing!!

    I’ve never been a fan of KLG and her incessant squalking about Cody and Cassidy (O M L.Ron, how did I remember those names?!). Perhaps, as you said, she is dealing with her own issues and what SHE did to her kids by exploiting them on TV.

    Anyways, as always you rocked it!

    I’m sad you didn’t get to chat with Matt :(

    P.S. I never knew you REALLY had an accent. You mention it but I always thought you were joking. LOVE IT!

  • http://www.julesmpg.blogspot.com Jules

    Wonderfully written by a wonderful writer. I think it takes a huge person to handle this situation with tact and decorum. Thanks for taking the lead for all of the mom’s out there who have a voice and want to be heard. We are women bloggers not just mom’s and wives.

  • http://melinor.blogspot.com Melanie

    What a weird, weird woman she is. And her conversational skills have certainly deteriorated since her stint with the Reege, that’s for sure. I thought she was very rude and abrupt in the segment. As for her HUGE BALLOONING HYPOCRISY – well, that kind of speaks for itself.

  • anni

    why is kathie lee still on TV? i don’t get it, i just don’t get it. everybody is right she should not have done the interview if she doesn’t know how to turn on a computer. heather you were great, you should have offered to send her some missionaries as a parting gift.

  • http://rhubarbsky.wordpress.com/ Carrie

    It’s true, it was a weird interview. KLG clearly didn’t know what she was talking about. . but that’s not her fault. Somewhere, someone is hitting themselves on the forehead for not prepping her well enough. You carried yourself very well. . . and, yes, you did look smashing!
    A proud moment for “mommy bloggers” everywhere!

  • Ted Bell

    Your blog is interesting.
    It’s somewhat above average.
    Leaves alot to be desired.

    Best Regards

    Ted Bell of Beverly Hills Steakhouse.

    shockgates99@gmail.com

  • http://look-to-norway.blogspot.com/ jilljen

    Just felt like I had to write. I’ve been reading – and absolutely loving – your blog for several years now. You inspire me! Watched the segment on Nightline and thought it was really great.

  • Anonymous

    I came across your blog page last year when my friend was a blogger-she has not renewed her page since she moved. anyway-I love reading your blogs. I think you are awesome! You are very brave to put yourself out there & you do it very well. I saw your Today show segment as well as your ABC tonight segment & thought they were both great. Keep doing what you do & be PROUD to do what you do.

  • Jan

    A most appropriate pulling of a punch. One of the numerous reasons your blog is so popular is that although, like other “mommy bloggers” I won’t name, you are outrageous, funny, profane, sometimes angry, whimsical, sometimes childlike — you are a mature and thoughtful adult. Poor bunny indeed.

  • http://grinningellie.wordpress.com E

    I have to say that I think you handled the interview well. You were very graceful and professional — unlike what I would have been, had I been the one being interviewed. I would have scrunched up my face, leaned forward, and loudly declared, “Huuuhhh? Are you FOR REAL?”

    And really, I don’t think that Kathie Lee IS for real. Because I just can’t see someone actually being like that FOR REAL.

    I’m sorry the interview didn’t go as planned. I am glad, however, that you enjoyed your trip to NY. At least you got something good out of it.

  • Stephanie

    I just happened upon your website today, and want to complement you on being so open and honest. Everyone needs a place to vent (good or bad) and this so happens to be yours. Not to mention, this medium produces well needed assurance and information for others to read about.

    Secondly I would like to agree with everyone about how well you handled the interview, and how poorly the network handled the situation. Bravo. You can bet I will be visiting this site more often.

    Thanks!

  • Shan-Oh

    Ah Heather,

    I was disappointed in the interview because IT TOTALLY MISSED THE POINT of why so many of us are devoted followers of your blog. You inject a funny, fresh, mature and edgey voice into the world. You also happen to be a mother and have refused to back down and change your voice. Mothers are so much more than day care providers, and they deserve to keep their own voices.

    One of my fondest memories of my mother was the night she drank a bottle of wine, got tipsy and rode my shetland pony into the house. It was awesome.

    Thanks for the great reading, and for standing up for yourself, and for all of us who refuse to wear Mommy Jeans and otherwise bend ourselves into the masochistic image of the traditional mother.

  • Lisa

    I think your side of the interview was well done considering what you had to deal with. Kudos for the grace to pull it off.

    My issues with this piece lie in that after a lovely lead-in segment where they state the ‘mommy blogger’ has become a force to be reckoned with, what I don’t understand is since it was obvious they weren’t going to let you talk about anything significant, what were you there for exactly? Show? Ie – Today we’re talking about ‘mommy bloggers’. Here we have a specimen. She puts her child’s picture on the internet. Gawk at her. Okay, enough, move on.

    Hello? What a waste.

    Personally I think your opinion being quashed was purposeful. You’re not in television as long as those ladies have been without learning some tricks. KLG has that vacuous act down pat. I remember her days on ‘Live with Regis and Kathy Lee’ where it was sold as okay for her to talk about anything because she was so inherently clueless. Regis as her straight man would then make a face and pass her off as the village idiot. The obvious payoff: She got to talk about *anything* and that was the draw. What would Kathy Lee come up with next? That’s some kind of genius, baby. Not original but it takes finesse to pull off convincingly and I think you got a big dose of it during your interview.

    I’m with the readers who think a rebuttal is in order. Tell it, sister. Staying tuned…

  • http://tasteslikepurple.blogspot.com/ Bitter Betty

    Just another example of irresponsible journalism.

    This is why I can only stomach reality TV now. And that’s saying something.

  • http://www.kirida.com kirida

    KLG is like a spazzy Meredith Viera. It’s like what would happen to Meredith Viera if she developed a drinking problem and moved to Boca Raton.

  • furpants

    John + Prozac = fucking hilarious

    I really, really wish you had talked to Al about his nipples — and secretly taped it. If that video were on YouTube I bet it would get more hits than the Today Show has viewers.

    The Today Show is pretty much over. Since Katie left and Matt lost his hair, it’s jumped the shark.

  • http://www.singleparentchat.net singleparentdad

    After hearing KL’s comment about her computer knowledge, I wonder what her involvement is with her own blog.

  • http://have-the-t-shirt.blogspot.com/ Have the T-Shirt

    I thought you did a fabulous job and KLG? Well, she just acted like a pushy New Yorker, even though I’m sure she’d say, “I am NOT a New Yorker, gotcha!”

  • Anonymous

    Never before commented but now is a good time to start. First, the Today Show messed me up because I was waiting for your segment and it was delayed or bumped or whatever and then I was late to work. Second, when I finally saw it posted on someone else’s blog Kathie Lee’s dress burned my retinas. And third, it was hardly the piece it should have been. I’m not even sure why the Today Show bothers with that fourth hour thing but as neither a Mom nor a blogger nor…I don’t know — your supposed target audience I can just say that I was disappointed in the extreme. It would have only been worse if Ann Curry had interviewed you while bungee jumping. Oh but how I loved your dress.

  • http://www.gobooboo.blogspot.com annette

    What did you do to her? Congrats on all of the great hype.

  • http://talesofmikkimoto.blogspot.com/ Becky

    Heather,
    1) I think you did great
    2) you looked great too
    3) Kathie Lee is a fucking moron and what the hell is she doing back on TV?!?!?
    4) I appreciate you not saying anything bad about her but since I have nothing to lose, read #3 again.
    5) Next time sister you better get Matt! and not Matt the Janitor, MATT LAUER! Where in the world was he anyway?

  • http://fightingwindmills.wordpress.com Fighting Windmills

    Heather, your dress was so pretty. You looked gorgeous during this segment. I was glad that you kept your composure and didn’t get defensive. Reading your perspective on what happened and what could have/should have happened is so helpful.

  • http://myislandnights.wordpress.com Amanda

    You handle yourself so gracefully (with just the right amount of humor). I stayed up late last night to watch you on Nightline, and all I could think afterwards was, “That family is so cool!” I loved the shots of you and Leta dancing.

  • http://outnumbered2to1.blogspot.com Terese

    I just wanted to say, congrats. I think you are the perfect spokesperson for this community. I have such a mommy blog crush on you (don’t freak. It is totally cool. I’m female, no need to panic and call lawyers).

    Good Work, Dooce!

  • Ellen

    Hey Heather,

    I’m a grandma of 3 beautiful grandchildren. I have one daughter age 28 and I’m only 17 years her elder, you do the math. I love my daughter more than life itself. Only having 1 daughter, at a young age, she was catered too more than necessary for her own good. Our confrontational times were very difficult because the word NO wasn’t’ in my vocabulary. But I believe daughters in-particularly are very critical of their mothers. I think its because they have such high expectations of us. Our daughters don’t think we should ever make mistakes, get mad, raise our voices, enforce punishments, maybe because we embarr’ass’ them? Or maybe if we make mistakes then they’ll be forced to realize we’re not perfect and neither are they? I don’t really have answers because I don’t think their are any to be had. I always say, “Children don’t come with owners manuals so we just build as we go”. Now with all that blah blaa blah just said, I must say this to you. It’s in reference to you’re comment that if you’re daughter states she doesn’t want you to blog about her anymore you’ll stop immediately. My point is we shouldn’t let our children make decisions that could effect the lively hood of our future as parents and providers. Their must be a way to setup a boundary that will allow you some blogging rights and respect her privacy at the same time. In my family we call this compromising or coming to an acceptable agreement for both parties. Please don’t think because of possible privacy criticism from others, you must give in totally to you’re child’s request. Lets agree without criticism life would be very boring. That’s how I handle others’ cynical natures. Thanks for you’re site and you’re valued time. I’m proud of you! This site has set a great example for many people in many different ways! Best Regards

  • http://mellowmeanderings.blogspot.com/ Mel

    I was sorely disappointed with the way they handled the whole interview. It could have been such an amazing segment (hello, they had Dooce!) and they really blew it. I’m guessing they got the hate mail for once because I know I speak for a number of fans when I say that I truly wanted to punch Kathy Lee in the face….and I would have if her idiotic comments hadn’t struck me dead. Seriously.

  • robinv

    I think I love/hate Kathy Lee for the obvious reasons. I love that fact that she is so blissfully unaware of how she comes across to people and I hate the fact that she has been able to do it, on tv for so many years.
    She is totally uninformed about her subjects most of the time but YOU handled her perfectly! I could tell that you had more to say but she didn’t know enough about the subject to ask the right questions. You looked great and your hair was so Cute!! Well Done!

  • http://jenn-unplugged.livejournal.com/ Jenn

    I am probably one of hundreds who found your blog because I was sitting on the sofa nursing a baby when it came on. I rolled my eyes at KL, because she came across as unbelievably naive about blogging. It’s too bad the segment didn’t get the sort of attention it deserved, but I suppose there’s the old adage about publicity, right?

    I’m really enjoying reading this so far, and look forward to seeing what you’ll write about next.

  • http://www.donnypauling.com Donny Pauling

    I didn’t think that was such a bad piece. She really didn’t say anything hurtful.

    Don’t ‘they’ say “there’s no such thing as bad publicity”? I think that’s the case here.

    Congrats. With all the mainstream media attention you’re receiving lately there’s no doubt the ad rates will be going up soon.

    Can’t complain about that!

    Rock on, Heather. You and John are in my Mac “mail” RSS reader and I read daily, usually clicking through to the site to see if there’s an ad that interests me enough to click.

  • M.R.

    Hi Heather. I don’t consider you to be a mommy blogger…or maybe you’re not *exclusively* a mommy blogger. Even though I’m not a parent yet, I still enjoy hearing about motherhood and its joys and challenges.

    Also, KLG’s cosmetic surgery makes her look a bit more like Joan Rivers everytime I see her.

  • http://www.realityfish.com Robin G.

    It did sort of come across like you were reaching the end of the segment, then Kathy Lee thought, “Oh! Crap! I was supposed to mention how this woman might be putting her daughter at risk to crazed lunatics, so we can do a Dateline segment about here with scary DUM DUM DUM intro music!” and then sort of threw it in right before things wrapped up.

    It is a shame, though, that the topic wasn’t discussed. Because it’s an interesting one, one that would be well served by an honest, open debate.

  • http://cheaperthantherapyjen.blogspot.com The Mom

    I thought you spoke well and I tried my hardest to ignore KL making a total A$$ of herself, as usual.

  • http://nearlyanonymousc.blogspot.com Anna

    I think it is representative of just how out of touch traditional media is with the rest of the world. Kathie Lee talking about Cody with Regis is nothing at all like you writing about being a mom. On the fear factor, well, I don’t even want to go there, except to say, some people don’t have enough real hardship in their lives so they have to make up fears.

    I never watch the Today show, but I check your site every day… these are the realities that those ladies and their producers might consider before they have no job at all.

    Thanks for always sharing your life with us… I appreciate it.

  • http://www.greenresale.com Dana

    You should have mentioned that teenage girls read your blog too! I’m 19 and I’ve been reading it for about 3 years, haha. I think you did a lovely job on the show. You understand the fact that there are different perspectives on what you do and you seem to know how to handle conflicting viewpoints well. Kathy Lee and many others just don’t understand the sense of community present in “mommy blogging”, they only see the aspect of the “evil internet”. Just so you know, I wouldn’t even want children in the (far) future if it weren’t for your blog. You are so honest and wonderful in your writing that I really connect with you on so many levels even though I’m not a mom (I guess it also helps that we live in the same city). I don’t think Leta will hate you for writing about her. Like you said in an earlier post you are writing love letters to her on a monthly basis, who would hate that? I think what you do is great and keep it up because your blog is my favorite website!

    -Dana

  • http://scargosun.blogspot.com/ Scargosun

    As usual, you rock and your post about the Today show is incredibly insightful, not that I would expect anything less. I now pity KLG just a little. :)

    BTW, the Nightline segment was fab! You looked great and your personality, as well as Jon and Leta’s came thru (that’s a good thing).

    Congrats on all your success! You truly are a wonderful writer.

    PS – Sorry so sappy but couldn’t help it. I am proud of you.

  • http://kathy-p.blogspot.com/ Kathy

    Echoing everyone else: you were very level-headed and articulate. I cringed a little when I heard that KLG was going to do the interview, but you were a joy to watch.

  • http://beebeemod.blogspot.com Jen

    I totally agree with you about everything on this interview. Kathie Lee puts her foot in her mouth all the time…she should of not been apart of this interview. “I don’t know much about computers!” Ack! And they didn’t give you credit or the respect you deserved.

  • http://marie-funnyfarm.blogspot.com Marie

    I thought you did a great job! Better than you led me to believe! Kathy Lee failed to interview you in a professional manner. Here I thought “interviewers” did some homework first. Silly me. You were clear, she was a foggy mess.

  • http://themilkmansdaughter.blogspot.com Brooke

    Thanks for this excellent post. I definitely think that your visit was underutilized, and that makes me a little sad. However, despite the fact that I am not a mommy blogger (yet!), I really think your contribution to the world of blogging is SO authentic, significant, and just plain REAL. I’m very happy that I found your blog! You keep tellin’ it like it is, and your very loyal readers will keep devouring every word!!

  • http://caramamamia.blogspot.com caramama

    First, you were awesome on that segment. Not only did you look great, but you came across really well. Just lovely!

    I’m so glad you said this “I am disappointed that this topic was not given the service it deserves” because that is exactly what I thought of the whole thing, too. Hopefully, things will get better. I thought the interview with Chris Vanocur was pretty good at least.

  • http://www.monkeythoughts.com Dangermonkey

    I always find it odd when people admit they don’t know how to use a computer. Not know how to program, that’s one thing. But turning the damn thing on and getting to the internet? C’moooon. Isn’t that sort of mentality what made AOL so popular?
    Good segment, despite the terseness and the rushed feeling on their end. Did the dress plans change since it was Kathie Lee and not Matt Lauer? ;-)