Friday, May 2, 2008

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

1. Who are the Motherhood Byters?

  • We are three moms: we've all been married moms, working moms, great moms, single moms, stay-at-home moms, student moms, and disastrous moms.
2. Why are you doing this?
  • We love our partners and kids (on our good days), and after an accumulated 41 years of parenting, we want to tell it like it is. No more fairytales about the deeply spiritual event of wiping up puke, or the satisfying tingle of making hot dogs and spaghetti 4 nights a week. The real deal. We're interested in what women and mothers have to say, really, honestly, have to say about this parenting thing. Not what you think you should say, but what, maybe, you've been too frightened to say because someone, everyone, other mothers included, will judge you. We are taking off our waist-shaping underwear and letting it all hang out!
3. What is this blog all about?
  • Motherhood Bytes is a meeting place. A place where women, whether they're mothers or not, come to raise their voice or simply listen to the voice's of others.
4. Can I contribute? And how?
  • We'd love to hear what you have to say. Whether it's about something we write or something you need to say.
  • There are 2 ways you can contribute
  • First, comment on anything you read on Motherhood Bytes, and we hope you'll be honest. We're not looking for a mutual admiration club. If we piss you off, we want to hear it.
  • Second,write an article, a thought, a poem, or a rant and send it to
  • We'll read everything you send, and post everything we can (just be sure to include a screen name so we can credit you). We want to forward this discussion of motherhood in the modern world--even if that discussion is the opposite of what we believe. The one thing we ask is that your contributions be constructive. What we don't want to hear are personal, destructive comments (see Anonymous comment on the post Cinderella's Stepsisters, for an example).
  • Whether you love or hate our thought or ideas. We want to hear what you have to say. So start writing!