Published: Tuesday, April 15 2008 12:00 a.m. MDT
She is fantastic!
I've been reading dooce since just before Leta was born, and it gave me the
courage to ask for extra support and observation when I had my child, since I
knew I was at risk for PPD. To those who complain about featuring
Leta (brooklynmama and "Crazy You" (Crazy Us? hmmm)), what do you say to child
stars in film and television? They are legally too young to choose or give
consent for their appearance - should we ban child actors?
My only concern about Heather is that she likes taking shots at the church. Why
can't people who leave the church leave it alone?
Thanks for the warning. I do not support profanity and will not reward anyone
who uses it.I will not ever visit her blog.
About a year ago my sister forwarded to me the blog where Leta was taking a fit
because the dog was "looking at meeeeee" and Heather said her brain popped right
out of her head and bounced across the floor like a tennis ball! I've been
hooked and faithful reader ever since.
I can honestly say that Dooce Rocks! Heather says the things about parenting
that we all think but are not willing to say out loud!
Also take into consideration those readers like me who "ghost" her blog everyday
like me. I love her blog and she is one of only a handful of writers that never
seem to write a useless word. Many times I have laughed out loud. She is the
world's greatest and best friend. The one who will get you drunk, clean up your
tears, share hers, and hide the bodies in the morning!!!
Heather's a rockstar! Also, check out Chuck's pose in the photo - he's such a
pro. Dooce for president!
Excellent article - thanks for the background on this very interesting woman.
Dooce and Heather are great! I've enjoyed reading this site since 2001 and
simply must have my daily dose of dooce! I remember reading avidly about the
life-changing event of having her baby at a time when I was hoping to have one.
Then, when I got pregnant and now that I have a baby, I check back and read her
archives for confirmation and comiseration. I really love her writing style -
she has such a way with words, that I'm often either nodding my head or laughing
out loud. Furthermore, as an expat overseas, I love reading her witty take on
modern American life and feel it keeps me connected with home in a way. Heather,
what you have done with your life really is an inspiration and a shining example
of making the best out of tough situations. Thank you and keep it up!
I've been reading Dooce for years...since she was single and wild. We've all
been through her marriage, her pregnancy, her daughter Leta's young life. Prayed
when Leta had problems and medical tests done, when Heather wasn't well and on
and on. Her writing has made me laugh and cry, often on the same day. I've
watched her little daughter grow, worried about her, laughed at her antics and I
honestly love her...more personality in that kid than 6 of any others! Of
course it is odd when you think of it...it's like one of your favorite friends
and her family lives in your computer LOL. I know it will probably have to end
someday and as much as I want her to be happy, it will be a very sad day for me
when Heather has to take her private life back. I can't even imagine it!
I've been reading Dooce for nearly 4 years... LOVE it. Glad she's doing so well
so I can keep reading.
I read Heather every day and of course I follow the antics of Chuck and Coco
religiously. But, I really look forward to her monthly 'Love Letters' to her
daughter Leta. They tug at my heart strings and make me wish I had done the
same for my 2 children. It's a wonderful way for Leta to know her mother !!Heather , thank you for letting us share your life.
Just looked at the blog. Her bio was enough for me. The people that read this
crap must be the same crowd that thinks Paris Hilton is a good role model.
I fail to see what there is to admire about her. I can't believe people look up
to her as a role model for wives and mothers. My wife is a much better role
model and is smart enough to express herself without degrading language. I
guess some people think that is clever though. Must be the same crowd that
thinks Paris Hilton is a good role model for our daughers.
She's the only stranger on my family list. (Can you call someone like Heather a
"I bet most of the readers of this particular blog are women. I visit lots of
blogs about important subjects."Wow. How incredibly sexist. Your
implication is that women don't read blogs about "important stuff"? We just go
for the trivia, apparently.I'm a 25 year old single female with no
children. I read cnn every day-- notice that's real news, not blogger-spin-news,
and check dooce at least every couple of days. I greatly enjoy her profanity,
honesty, and fresh take on motherhood. And I love Chuck and Leta.
She is a very sick woman, as most people are, she makes a living at it. She is
waking up to the fact that just because she's pretty doesn't mean she is not
going to suffer just like everyone else. She couldn't make it through child
birth without falling apart, now she thinks the world owes her a living for her
disgusting few of life. Next time you admire someone for there looks, think of
her and be thankful your not headed for the same delusional state she has
reached. It can get alot worse just watch.
Dear "Sick"their, you're, a lot. disgusting few of life?i think you
meant disgusting VIEW of life.if you're going to write negative emails
about people,(especially the person named 59th blogger on the internet)you should at least make sure everything is spelled correctly.i think
heather is great. her blog is true to life and i read it everyday.if you
don't like it, don't read it.
i have been following the blog for about 4 years now and heather has always been
a delight to read. she obviously has a writing skill and not everything has to
sound as if it has been written by an oxford don. she is real, honest and
certainly been a light in my darkness more than once.
I have been reading Dooce for almost a year. She is hilarious, insightful,
real, down-to-Earth, and a wonderful mother. It is obvious that Leta is her
heart and soul. So shame on you, No Name, for saying she's a bad mother. What
do you know?We love you, Heather.
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