Whew! That's certainly a lot of blogging.
Lindsay Cross wrote in her Mommyish blog this week in defense of Blair Koenig and her STFU Parents Blog. Koenig is becoming famous (infamous among some) for taking parents to task for posting way too many photos of their kids, especially the inappropriate variety, and just plain dumb things on social media sites like Facebook.
"I’m going to begin this post by fully admitting that I’m biased in favor of STFU, Parents," Cross wrote. "Not only are these posts featured on Mommyish weekly, I happen to think that Blair Koenig is a really great person. So it probably doesn’t come as a shock that I bristled when The Daily Mail called STFUP “vicious” or when the New York Post claimed that moms and dads 'despise' it.
"(Monday) morning, Blair was on 'The Today Show' to talk about her blog, defend her stance, and explain a little more about over-sharing," Cross continued. "Watching her interview, I thought to myself — as I have plenty of times before — 'Parents just really need to learn that it’s OK to laugh at ourselves.'”
On NBC's "The Today Show," Koenig said people have seemingly forgotten how to edited themselves. They are posting messages and photos on social media that, if they really gave it some serious thought, they know they shouldn't.
So, is Koenig's blog mean-spirited, funny or right on? In an NBC poll, 88 percent said it's funny and 12 percent said mean-spirited.
You can judge for yourself: click here to see STFUP (which, by the way, is an acronym of something not very nice to say to anyone).
"Moms are funny," Cross noted. "Our over-eagerness, our paranoia, our obsession with our children — it’s all funny. It doesn’t hurt anyone to point that out. Honestly, I think it does us some good."
To read more of Cross' defense of Koenig, click here.