Let's just get one thing straight: Mormon Mommy Blogs and Mormons in general are really super-duper cool. You are right to love and admire us via your addiction to Mormon Mommy Blogs.
BUT, (and I know this may blow your bloggity mind) we are not all the same. And our blogs are not all the same.
You need to add a few more "Mormon Mommies" to your Reader to get a more well-balanced view of Mormon's.
I suggest you start with mine!
It will prove that not all Mormon's take professional quality pictures, buy vintage baby clothes, whip up adorable crafts daily and have husbands who wear plaid. (My husband wears BDU's and scrubs alternately.)
|Some Mormon babies have snotty noses! YIKES!|
Also, many of our women are "overeducated" (just not me) and some of us can't cook. (Sort of me.) I could go on and on contradicting most of your points but I wont. Suffice it to say, we're not all alike, we're not all perfect, and we're not all happy automatons. BUT, we are pretty dang awesome in general and our religion has a lot to do with that.
Just wanted to get that out.
P.S. Quit being such a huge WUSS and invite the missionaries in for Hot Chocolate. They wont bite you and they'll clear up many of the mis-conceptions you have about our religion. (And I promise they wont force you into the nearest baptismal font...as long as you don't get too close.)
P.P.S. If you are NOT Emily Matchar and have no idea what I'm talking about, see this article.