How the Wall Street Journal took a giant dump on women

You've heard about blogging conferences and events, right? Basically, a huge group of bloggers get together in a pre-determined location to do what people do at work conferences — network, hang out, and learn. Or, that's what I've always assumed happens at work conferences, but according to this piece published by the Wall Street Journal, the only thing that happens when you gather a large group of mothers who blog together is a whole bunch of selfies and mini bar raiding.


Where do you draw the line when blogging about your family?

Cat recently wrote a fascinating piece on Offbeat Home called My door is open: why I'm pretty public online about my home. In it she discusses the transparency with which she blogs about where she lives and what she does. Cat's digital reach in the home-focused community is pretty far — she runs two websites (the other being Hipster Housewife) about homes, and tweets many, many details about her life every single day. In fact, within another month or so I might have her whole TV schedule worked out. (I KID! Kind of.)


Do you believe in Offbeat Mama's mission & values?

Given the heated conversation on a recent post, we thought now would be a good time to collectively review Offbeat Mama's mission and values. They've been posted on our About page since we launched in September 2009, but I'm not sure many people read them. These values guide everything we publish on the site, as well as how we treat comment threads.

If you're going to read this site, you should be familiar with our values — so let's read them together now.