Over time she began sending me email snippets from some of these blogs and the best one of the lot has to be Rockstar Mommy.
The blog is currently using Movable Type but she has stated that she plans to move to WordPress soon. The layout is very clean and the advertising goes down the right side. Strangely her Google ads always show PSA for me, was she banned and just left the code in place?
At the top of her blog she runs a flickr plugin that shows recent photographs she has taken. They add a lot of character to the blog and this helps you get right into the mood of her latest posts.
What she posted yesterday was a post about the Duggar family. You may not recognize the name but they are the family that has 17 kids and is still trying to make more. They also profess to be 100% debt free.
Before I talk about that post I’d like to point out that I greatly enjoy her writing style and wit. What I find somewhat confusing is how high her Alexa ranking is. She is not even in the top 100K yet her posts get tons of comments!
Back to the post about the Duggars…
The post is well written and humorous but what surprised me was the comments on the post. At my last check their were 225+ comments on this one post! Some were your basic one sentence comment but many were very long.
And you also know that she home schools these kids right? How can they possibly be getting the right kind of education? It’s one thing to be an actual teacher and have 17 4th graders… but for her to not be a teacher and try and teach all those kids who are all different ages and at different levels. There’s no way. You know those older kids are stuck teaching the younger ones.
Comment posted by Amber
Some people shared the opinion of Amber above and sadly it shows that some people still think that having a lot of kids somehow means you are stupid or an idiot. I find this rather alarming because nothing could be further from the truth. In fact another reader comments back with the following:
Both Duggars are college educated. I believe Michelle Duggar was an education major, but I could be wrong about that (I can’t find a reference to her education on the net.) I live in a place where there are still one room schoolhouses. I don’t believe it can’t be done.
Comment posted by G.
After reading through more and more of the comments I noticed a trend. The people from the mid-west or “Heartland” states looked at this as something that is not that far out of the norm. While those from the coastal states saw them as freaks.
My opinion is live and let live. If they are doing a good job raising their kids I don’t care if she blasts out 17 more! They obviously have a system and it is working for them.
Either way check out the rest of the blog, not all of the posts generate such heated comments as this one did.