The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ran a wonderful story today by Mackenzie Carpenter on women bloggers and guess who was in it!
From the piece:
Locally, there's The Motherhood (themotherhood.com), a mommy blog network, but with a twist: While allowing mothers to share parenting experiences and information it also provides them with a chance to engage in the wider world, banding together as an online community to support maternal health initiatives or action on Darfur.
"We really are dedicated to mothers finding each other to make a difference in the world, not just 10 points on potty training," said Cooper Munroe, a 41-year-old Fox Chapel mother of four who, along with Emily McKhann, a colleague and business partner who lives in New York, launched the site in July.
The Motherhood gets a couple of thousand hits a day and was named site of the month by Parents magazine in September. Its incubation period dates to 2005, when Hurricane Katrina prompted Ms. Munroe and her friends to organize, through a small online blog they'd started called BeenThere.typepad.com, an 18-wheeler truckload delivery of clothes and food to victims in northern Louisiana.
"It was a real epiphany," she said. "I thought, 'Oh, my God, I can really make a difference with a baby in my lap and a computer.' "
Ms. Munroe then began to think about the Internet's possibilities as a way to bring mothers together "to make the world a better place," while balancing the demands of a family.
"Themotherhood.com is personal, political, kitchen table stuff in a new form," she said. "We call it 'big picture parenting.' We could all use big-picture views of what we want for our kids and ourselves."
Also included in the story is one of my all time favorite bloggers, who also happens to be a Pittsburgher - Elizabeth Perry of Woolgathering.