Note: This blog is in response to an earlier post from Mom Appetit blogger here on Shine, regarding her childcare troubles and decision to fire a nanny.
If you have a blog-or have ever considered mom blogging-you've probably pondered the experience of reading people's comments. On your life. I relish the comments I get on this blog, because they make me feel like I'm part of a larger community, like I'm not just writing for my own benefit, and because I have, since I first embarked on this motherhood experience, embraced the idea that whatever we are as moms, we're not alone.
Then, last week, my blog met a new, very opinionated audience. Fit Pregnancy syndicates selected articles on Shine, Yahoo!'s destination site for women, and the post I wrote two weeks ago about firing our nanny ran there. And the comments just keep coming. I can't possibly sum up the diversity of reaction this post elicited, but I will touch on some of the extremes:
"Your child's life is in danger,