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Published: Tuesday, April 15 2008 12:00 a.m. MDT

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I have read Dooce every day since my daughter was born, about 6 weeks after her daughter, Leta, was born. She kept me sane through thoe first few haze-filled months and I love her for it! I'm so glad she is getting the recognition she deserves. My husband is sick of all of the "Dooce-References" I cite, but I don't care. I'll quote my favorite movie and Dooce in the same sentence if I want to!

Michelle from MA

I have been reading Dooce.com since 2001 and have the most admiration for Heather and her family. She has taken an unfortunate situation (being fired) and turned it into the best possible form of look at me now...her success.

I agree with other commenters - Chuck is an amazing support and sidekick...and I suppose Jon helps too!

Hero of Canton

Glad she found something she likes doing and that people are willing to follow. I tried reading the blog today after hearing about it through this article. I found it to be shallow, pedantic and filled with one-liners that feel forced.

obtw im a mormon catholic male twice married with 3 kids a dog, cat 2 step-birds and a partridge in a pear tree.


I love Dooce. I've been reading her blog for a little over 3 yrs. I like how she is states her mind on things. Espcially the time they were having their water pipes cleaned out & they found a beach towel in there. Cracked me up.

Musings of a "Crazy Cat Lady"

I stumbled across Heather's blog a few months ago and have become an avid reader. I truly enjoy the way she adds such humor and sarcasm to every day happenings. As a personal blogger, I hope to someday become even half as successful as she has!

Amy Silknitter from PA

I heart dooce.com and Heather. It is so wonderful she's opened her life in this way and I respect her as a wife, mother and writer. I've been reading her blog for about 2 years now and just adore it. I often times shed both tears of laughter and sadness while reading her daily views on her life. She can reach out and touch your heart in a way many bloggers just ALMOST DO, but don't quite get there. I heart dooce.


Heather has more guts then most mothers do when it comes to saying how they feel. I being a mother know that parenting, marriage, life is not at all easy and can be rather stressing. And is not a walk in the park like a lot of people would love to have you believe. She has guts to be herself and to not pretend to be this perfect person. I wish all mothers would stop roleplaying perfection and be themselfs but...we know that will never happen!




I love Dooce.com. She's #1 on my blog list.


She comes across as completely honest and addresses issues such as depression with candor. Which means, of course, that she's also educating people about matters of which they may have little experience or knowledge.
(just for the stats - I'm far older than Dooce, am not married, and have no children. I work 8 to 5. We have totally different life styles, but I really enjoy her blog. It's a breath of fresh air.)

Elaine G.

I've been reading Dooce for years. I have laughed, cried and lived through all her ups and downs. I never miss more than a day of not logging on to Dooce. Her photos are amazing. Her humor cracks me up and her little girl Leta is a delightful child that I have watched grow on a monthly basis. Her blogs have been a constant joy in my life.


I love me some dooce! Keep up the great work, Heather. I'm happy to see you getting the praise you deserve.

PS Something looks odd about the pictures in the background but I just ... can't ... place what it is. j/k :)

Mom in MO

I had never heard of this blog before. So I checked it out. Made me long for the days when our newspaper published articles by the late Erma Bombeck. If only she hadn't died before computers became so popular. Oh, and btw, I thought it was spelled "deuce".


Heather Armstrong is fabulous. Period.


My friend recommended dooce.com to me last year. I've been hooked ever since!


Dooce is hilarious. I take umbrage with it being described as a "mommy" blog or parenting blog. It's a wonderfully written blog by a person who just happens to be a mother, but that's not the main point of the blog. And lots of men, myself included, read the blog.

just wondering

Where do you guys find time to read her stuff? Wonderful that she is a great writer and successful, that is truly great. I am a work at home mother of 5 and barley have time to read the news. Are you guys just hanging out on the web? Like the gals in the ladies forums?
Can't imagine being on a blog every day instead of being out in the yard, smelling the roses, planting the tomatoes, pruning the fruit trees, wiping a bum, etc. Good luck to you Heather, sounds like you have a direction in life!

taking a duece

get lives.

heather, a brilliant writer

Heather makes it all work because-- she understands writing. It's hard work crafting, stitching, molding words together in such a way that it tells a story, day after day, a continuous stream of commentary that builds up a world so normal yet so intricate that some 4 million readers feel as though they are part of it. I'm a 16-hour flight away from Utah, but dooce.com is my first web visit of the day - for 3 years and counting. She's the writer I aim to be =)


Frankly, I think that this woman reveals things about the Church that are better left unsaid. However, I will let God judge.

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