If You Give a Mom a Blog

{A post written in the style of the If You Give a Mouse a Cookie books}

If you give a mom a blog,
she’s going to want to put your picture on the Internet.


Then she’ll probably get you to drink a smoothie made of spinach,

and she’ll convince you to eat guacamole ice cream, too.

She’ll want to check her stats while you’re doing your homework,
and she’ll have you pose over and over again for a faceless portrait.

Your mom will take a picture of your quesadilla casserole before you can eat it,

and she won’t serve you meat on Mondays.

She’ll have an epic fail playing World of Warcraft,
and then pester you for jargon so she can write a blog post about it.

Your mom will want you to videotape her trying to juggle,
and she’ll tell you about friends she’s never met on the other side of the world.

She’ll talk you into watching an old movie with her ’cause it’s on a list,
and she will write a haiku about your cross country meet.

Your mom will ask you to shake cream until it turns into butter,
and she’ll buy a picture of a Peanut Zombie.

She will eventually be able to do more push-ups than you can do,
and she’ll tell you not to be too timid and squeamish.

–Dedicated to David and Daniel, two good sports (usually)

Mama Kat | Yeah Write 45Finding the Funny

Timid No More front cover My book: Timid No More

About Marcy

I blog about trying to get out of my comfort zone, completing 101 things in 1001 days (and beyond), and writing my memoirs. My book: Timid No More.
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83 Responses to If You Give a Mom a Blog

  1. Very nicely done! I chose not to do this one… I could have come up with some things that would embarrass my kids, my hubby, oh yeah, and may not be safe for peoples!
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  2. Sammy says:

    I found myself nodding and smiling throughout this post – so true!

  3. Victoria KP says:

    Great post! I often find myself thinking, “Where’s the camera? this would be great on my blog!”
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  4. Cindy Brown says:

    Very nicely done – reminds me of the books I used to read to my daughter. Except your version made sense to me ;0)

  5. dumb mom says:

    Yes! It’s starting to show in my 10yr old as I hear constantly, “Is this for The Blog?!” Like if it is he’s not going to do it. Even though he totally is, because I say!
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  6. Deb says:

    So accurate!! 🙂 Now that my kids are old enough to read what I blog, I have to ask permission sometimes.
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  7. Jenners says:

    Love it .. and my family can relate to having their lives turned into blog fodder. : )

    Visiting from Mama Kats.
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  8. Michelle says:

    My kids can identify! The pictures, the queries (am I using this word right?), the stories of our life…..I love it all, and they don’t mind. Too much.
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    • Marcy says:

      Yes, I always took a ton of pictures before I blogged too, so it’s usually not too bad of a change. I didn’t use to take pictures of our dinners, though. 🙂

  9. That was so awesome!! It made me laugh, and was so spot on! We blogging moms sure are crazy, aren’t we??

    Thanks for sharing this with us at Rub Some Dirt On It!
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  10. What an awesome post! I’m relatively new to this mum blogging caper but I am slowly finding myself doing the exact things you so eloquently described! I loved it!!

  11. Allison says:

    This was hilarious! I’ve had a blog for a while, but only recently began posting. I’m sure to run into similar situations. Haha!

  12. Very funny, mostly because it’s true! I especially like the bit about WOW, as I find myself peppering my kids with questions about stuff too. I call it research! And one day when I told my son how many page views I’ve had, he just about fell over. And it’s not even that many, yet.

    Nicely done.
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  13. Kathy says:

    That’s hilarious. I especially like your son’s face in the pic where they’re eating the guacamole ice cream 🙂

  14. This post really made me smile – and I think it will make my son smile as well! I have to say it definitely brought back some memories – although I haven’t tried the spinach smoothie or avocado ice cream yet…

    Thank you so much for sharing this post with us at the Gallery of Favorites.
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  15. Marcy says:

    Thanks for the kind comments! I definitely see a theme developing here of blogging moms who identify with this. This generation of kids will have very well-documented lives, that’s for sure.
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  16. Alea Milham says:

    This is so funny and so true! I will be sharing this with my long-suffering family at dinner tonight. Thanks for sharing this with the Gallery.
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  17. Hahahaha! I love this post!! 😀
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  18. You started my day off with a smile. Thanks! Great post.
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  19. RumpyDog! says:

    Hey, just tread carefully! Her next book might be, “If you give a kid some kale!!”
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  20. That was a great post, it made me smile. My grand children ask when they eat, when they get hurt or basically when they tell me anything..is this going on your blog? Your boys are adorable and really good sports. Have a great weekend!
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  21. Aimee says:

    “and she won’t serve you meat on Mondays.” <—best line!! Hahahaha!
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  22. Charity says:

    I LOVE this post. I would substitute shake cream until it becomes ice cream and I haven’t tried the haiku, but otherwise, ABSOLUTELY!!!

    Visiting from The Blog Entourage Crazed Fans Weekend Hop.
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  23. Lisat says:

    Hi Marcy, I like your attitude! What a cute post. I found you on “She Writes” blogging group which I just joined today. Looking forward to hearing more about your adventures! Lisa
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  24. Tricia says:

    Hillarious! And so true.

  25. SUPER adorable post 🙂
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  26. —Fabulous!

    I loved this post. Xx
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  27. Megan says:

    I love this! The “If you give a….” books are some of our favorites! Very creative. Found you through Write on Edge’s weekend linkup. I will be returning to check out some of your other posts 🙂

  28. Found you in the Hop! New Facebook follower!

    Hope you follow back and check out my current giveaways!


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  29. Is this the downside or upside of blogging or does it depend on your perspective?! 😉
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    • Marcy says:

      It can be the upside or downside, I think. I always ask for their permission. They say no sometimes, and that’s OK. Thanks for visiting. 🙂

  30. Jennifer says:

    Thanks for being my first linker Marcy! Love this post. I think you’ve totally captured what it is to be a blogging mom and a blogging family. Too cute!
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  31. danika says:

    Wandered over here from Write On Edge. Never know what you’ll get. 🙂 Thought this was precious. And true. I’m not a mom, but I know blog moms. And I often wonder what their kids think when moms post about them. (and I’m thankful blogs were not invented yet when I was growing up)
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  33. Jennifer says:

    This is so great! I love the haiku, especially. And the look on your son’s face when faced with the spinach smoothie is excellent. Well done 🙂
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  34. I loved this! So creative. I’m always up for a good haiku, but then, who isn’t? Made my kids feel better, too, about the stuff I have them do for the sake of the blog.
    And I can’t believe I got the bonus of the quesadilla casserole! Score. Ellen

  35. Katie says:

    HA! Love it. And so, so, so very true about the blogger family and children being good sports. I know my hubby is 🙂
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  36. Jamie says:

    I’m always so intrigued by the 101 in 1001 days thing. And terrified of it too.
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  37. January says:

    So many funny lines here but I especially enjoyed the look on your son’s face as you made him drink a spinach smoothie. Even *I* wouldn’t drink that! You really do have 2 great kids – if for only the gross task of eating your guacamole ice cream!

  38. David Wiley says:

    I absolutely loved this blog post and was looking forward to reading it even before I clicked the link. I always enjoyed those kids books, and this was such a great idea to turn it into a writing prompt. It is amazing and inspiring what kinds of genius creations can come from such a simple thing!

  39. Love this! It’s so true. If you give a mom a blog, everything’s subject to the post-worthy test. Our poor kids.
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  40. Jackie says:

    I don’t think I’ll be able to read the “If you give a mouse a …” the same!
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  41. Haha, so true! Your son’s expression at the thought of downing that smoothie is just priceless.

  42. Sara says:

    Love love love it! I’ve got to try this exercise myself.
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  43. Leighann says:

    That was awesome!!
    It told me everything about your blog in one post. Great job.

  44. I really liked that. It reminds me of my mom. I set her up with a blog and I’ve been teaching her how to manage her blog for a while now. Yep! You are pretty much spot on!
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  45. Margie says:

    We’ve read every one of these books a million times lately – love the new spin! I will make the next million times a bit more bearable!
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  46. Love it! Our sons tolerate my blog. But I think they try to not think about it!

  47. Made me laugh…everyone’s tired at the end of the Mouse’s version, too, though not nearly as fit or healthy. 😉
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  48. Very nicely done! I related to most of it. Still keeping my guacamole and ice cream separate!
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  49. Anna says:

    LOVE IT!!! Guacamole ice cream? Really?

    Thanks for linking up to #finding the funny!
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  50. Love it! Very clever, and funny. (came from FtheF!)

  51. We LOVE Bloggy Mom humor and this is one of the best send-ups yet!! Awesome. Erin
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  52. Patricia P says:

    Oh I love those books and this post! I just found you on Finding the Funny, and I can’t wait to read more!
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  53. So very funny and true!!
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  54. MultipleMum says:

    You are a nut, you know that right? I love that you sfind do much fun in your life. Great headline too! Thanks for Rewinding x

  55. M says:

    This sounds like a whole lot of fun. Your sons are great.
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  56. Cecilia says:

    Great, fun post, Marcy! Thank you for sharing your link with me earlier and thanks for stopping by my post on Blogher. Funny, my post was originally written as part of Mama Kat’s writing workshop as well 🙂 Will check out your blog some more when I get a chance!

  57. That was cute. I love guacamole but they were very good sports for trying guacamole ice cream! I had a LOL for the “pose over and over” – guilty!

  58. Oh this is fantastic! hahaha
    thank you SO much for sharing it on talu.

  59. Becca says:

    I love this! Hilarious…

    Becca 😉 (TALU)

  60. How funny!! I’m not a mommy, but sadly, I can relate to many of those situations! 😉

  61. I don’t have kids of my own, but I had to laugh reading this while picturing my nephews’ eyes rolling as they serve as guinea pigs testing my latest crazy kitchen creation. They’re great sports, and one is good at giving great critique, but the other is a picky eater, so it can be pretty funny sometimes seeing him try something new for me. 🙂

  62. findingninee says:

    I love this post! I just found your blog today via TALU and I can’t wait to read more! The posing over and over again for a faceless portrait cracked me up. Love it!

  63. Sooo hilarious! Those pictures were priceless! What a great post to link up to TALU! So glad I saw it!

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  66. ha! OMG that was hilarious!! I love your haiku and I love that you also have friends on the other side of the world you have never met! Blogging is SO fun! Thanks for sending me this link, I am definitely posting it on the “If you give a mom a muffin” post!

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