Malta Woman Refuses to Read Parenting Blogs, Pisses Off Fellow Moms
By Pug Ransom
Published December 15th, 2014
MALTA — Nancy Wallop doesn’t consider herself especially intelligent. And she never claimed to be “Mary Poppins.”
Still, the Malta mother of three happy sons said when it comes to parenting, a mix of love, commonsense and good judgment has always seemed to serve her children well.
“I tried to explain this to the other moms down at the town park and they just went ballistic on me,” Wallop said. “It was kind of crazy. Once they found out I don’t read blogs like Supermommy, the GoodMotherProject and AwesomeParent, they all went completely crazy.”
Mindy Joust said as far she’s concerned, Wallop is “a pariah.”
“Who the hell does she think she is?” Joust asked incredulously. “You mean to tell me that she really believes she can raise her kids right without checking in first with the Huffington Post? What a bitch. What a cocky, self-righteous bitch.”
Tamara Worthington, who no longer allows her children to play with Wallop’s boys, agreed.
“Our parents didn’t have blogs to help them maneuver through this wonderful but very difficult world of parenthood and frankly, it’s amazing we’re still alive,” said Worthington. “Blogs are probably the most critical tool in helping parents to become good parents. They just are and that’s a fact.”
Nina Perogi, spokeswoman with the Saratoga County Department of Social Services, would not say whether caseworkers would intervene.
Wallop, though, still doesn’t understand the fuss.
“Really, I didn’t mean to anger anybody,” she said. “I just always trusted my own judgment and instinct. I don’t need to read an article telling me it’s wrong to belittle my children, not feed them or not look out for the well being. I guess I just kind of knew that stuff already.”