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Blogging From: New York, New York
Founder Marinka has been raising her children in NYC’s west village and she never shies away from taking readers along for each milestone. She’s a proud mom with a brazen spirit and likes to stir the pot amongst her readers in a heavily commented-on section titled “I’m Right, You’re Wrong!” Topics range from a mother-daughter dispute about the length (or lack-thereof) of a pair of shorts, even the proper way to eat a Kit Kat bar.
Although posts don’t roll out as frequently as some other blogs, when Motherhood in NYC’s latest post goes live, you can guarantee the fellow “mom-mentary” in the message boards will be flowing. Marinka searches to straddle the line of respecting her children’s privacy while being a noted mommy-blogger who is expected share her experiences. In her own witty and hilarious tone, maybe the balance will come from “some sort of a Creative Commons-type license perhaps.”
Certain posts are very mom-oriented as she struggles with her 13 year old daughter going out to dinner with a friend for the first time – note: she suggests baby steps for coping with separation anxiety. Other posts feature Marinka’s own thoughts and hang-ups, like a hilarious tirade against the phrase, “No offense,” which can always translate into parenthood. If readers are concerned about a dull dialogue, they certainly won’t find it in Marinka’s hilarious, even intelligently snarky discussions. Motherhood in NYC is an unpretentious, matter-of-fact and very readable take on growing as a family in the Big Apple. -- Melanie Baker
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