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Inspired by Poppins Mom, here’s my take on mommy blogging.

I used to be a hopeless pessimist that felt that this world of Virginia Tech shootings and depleting ozone layer was no place to bring in another life. That was until my Nibbles was born.

As a new mom, I still feel like it’s the cliched jungle out there. I also wake up in the middle of the night to check if my baby is breathing. I look at shopping carts and door handles and shudder at the invisible army of germs waiting to attack my Nibbles.

But I know that I didn’t bring him into this world only to wrap him up in a safe(?) cocoon. I know that it’s up to me to:
a) teach my child to be strong enough to face it
b) stop whining and do something to make things better
For now, I’ll get him vaccinated, toughen him up with breastmilk and be the mommy he needs me to be.

The mommy-blog-hating poser poster need not stop with the crusade to ban baby pics online. Why not keep the kids away from schools where pedophilic teachers might lurk? Or playgrounds and public restrooms? Or like Poppins Mom said, away from eyes of possibly perverted relatives and family friends?

Of course, being a tough mom is not easy. But the mommy blogging community is a testament to those who have been there, done that and survived to share their adventures.