Once kids come into the picture, diamonds are usually out. Not that the husbands don’t love us, but children strain the budget worse than a gold-digger on a Louis Vuitton kick. So we get our thrills in other ways, and for the woman blogger, blog bling is always a hit. It makes our blog look pretty and reminds us, like our diamonds, that someone loves us.

Thinking of my readers today I realized that I will never be able to give anything that sparkles, but I can give you a laugh and a little bling for your sidebar! Remember awhile back I profiled the Gapmom, talking about the defining characteristics of that amazing woman who manages to drive her SUV to school each morning, her face perfectly made up while balancing her cell phone with her Starbucks cup and not spilling a drop. Later I talked about my giving up on the goal of becoming the perfect parent, and have since realized that I am what the media refers to as a Beta Mom.

I know some of my dear friends are against labeling, but personally I find humor in poking fun at the labels. I love all my blogging buddies, whether they are Gapmoms or Beta Moms, and in that spirit, I present these to you. I’ve provided the the code underneath each image, just copy and paste into your sidebar!


Team Gapmom

<a href=”http://www.suburbanoblivion.com/2007/08/26/every-woman-loves-her-some-blog-bling/”&gt; <img src=”http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1353/1244971380_1f821bd571.jpg”&gt; </a>


Team Betamom

<a href="http://www.suburbanoblivion.com/2007/08/26/every-woman-loves-her-some-blog-bling/"&gt; <img src="http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1335/1244113409_65b3cb8e74.jpg"&gt; </a>


Wear them proudly my friends!


26 Comments on Every Woman Loves Her Some Blog Bling

  1. Major Bedhead
    August 26, 2007 at 8:11 pm (10 years ago)

    Oh, I’m such a Beta Mom. Alpha moms stress me out.

  2. Cakehead
    August 26, 2007 at 11:40 pm (10 years ago)

    Hmmm, your beta is much better than my perfectly imperfect. I think I must have it. Unless of course you can come up with a delta-mom. That might be more representative of me.

  3. Heather
    August 27, 2007 at 7:32 am (10 years ago)

    Where’s the button for us uber cool Beta Gapmoms?

    We do exist.

  4. Amanda Regan
    August 27, 2007 at 8:21 am (10 years ago)

    How about a
    1) I’m doing my best button.
    2) Wannabe Alpha mom button.
    3) Wannabe milf effortlessly button

  5. Dallas Meow
    August 27, 2007 at 8:46 am (10 years ago)

    GAP mom … hehe ….
    I coulda been a contender, but flunked driving 50 through the school drop off zone [cuz I own the dang road, laws do not apply to me!] while applying mascara and placing yet another a most URGENT call.

  6. Zephra
    August 27, 2007 at 8:50 am (10 years ago)

    Thanks for the bling. I added my Betamom tag to my blog and it looks lovely.

  7. Christina
    August 27, 2007 at 10:05 am (10 years ago)

    That’s awesome. I’m totally a Betamom.

  8. N
    August 27, 2007 at 10:57 am (10 years ago)

    So, uh… do Gamma Dads get a button?

  9. ~JJ!
    August 27, 2007 at 1:25 pm (10 years ago)

    I am so a beta-mom!!!

    Thank you!

  10. Cate
    August 27, 2007 at 3:53 pm (10 years ago)

    Wow…it’s funny how just giving it a title like beta-mom makes me feel like I’m a good mom like the rest of you ladies out there, not just one who’s stuggling to get it all done. That article was amazing!

    Thanks Sara! This is the blog bling I will be most proud of!

  11. Mimipz5wjj
    August 27, 2007 at 5:26 pm (10 years ago)

    Oh, thank you for posting this! I think I laughed the whole way through (and related to) the beta mom thing!

    Yes, BetaMom/GammaDad… that’s us to a T!

  12. christina
    August 27, 2007 at 6:10 pm (10 years ago)

    very much a betamom.:)

  13. Mrs. Mustard
    August 27, 2007 at 8:22 pm (10 years ago)

    I am SO on your team 😎

  14. Serina
    August 27, 2007 at 8:24 pm (10 years ago)

    I needed more bling. Thanks so much. After much consideration, I have decided to be on team Beta mom.

  15. Hot Librarian
    August 27, 2007 at 8:45 pm (10 years ago)

    This couldn’t come at a better time for me! I will indeed wear my TeamBetaMom button with pride.

  16. Jackie
    August 28, 2007 at 3:36 pm (10 years ago)

    Oooooo. I’m loving my TeamBetaMom bling! Thanks! 🙂

  17. Jen
    August 29, 2007 at 5:38 pm (10 years ago)

    These are awesome! What’s worse than Betamom? ‘Cause I think I’m on that team. But I aspire to Beta, so I’ll put that one up. Thanks!

  18. Mary
    August 31, 2007 at 12:50 pm (10 years ago)

    Go Team Beta Mom! 😀

    I’m always the first to admit that the hubs and I wont be winning any Parent of the Year awards, so you’re not alone.

  19. slackermommy
    September 1, 2007 at 8:05 am (10 years ago)

    I love it! I should come up with a slacker mom one ’cause you know I’m proud of my label.

  20. Donna
    September 8, 2007 at 10:38 pm (10 years ago)

    That’s so funny — because I’ve been describing myself as a “Beta Mom” ever since I heard the term “Alpha Mom.” (But I don’t know. Maybe I’m more of an Epsilom. I’m down there…)

    Thanks for the bling!

  21. VDog
    September 14, 2007 at 11:46 pm (10 years ago)

    I always strive for a B or a B+. I think that makes me a Beta Mom.

    Now I’m representin’. Thanks!


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