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Family-and-homemaking blogs are weblogs that feature commentary and discussions especially about home, family, and parenting. Appellations in media reports of "mom blog," "dad blog," "parenting blog" and "family blog" refer to blogs of this type. Businesses seek to run advertising for household items and children's merchandise on blogs of this type. The greater proportion of authors of blogs of this type are women.
Elizabeth Edwards, wife of 2008 Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards, responded to criticism, originating in the online parenting (or "mom") blog Strollerderby, of Edward's children's accompanying her at campaign appearances.
^The Washington Times: "Blogging -- already a force in media and politics -- has found a solid place in the parenting community." See .
^Time: "Blogging isn't just for techies, teens and presidential candidates. More parents, especially mothers, are entering the blogosphere, transforming the way moms commiserate and families communicate." See .
^The New York Times: "'Take the money, build the business,' said Gina Garrubbo, the executive vice president of BlogHer, at the panel, 'Is Mommyblogging a Radical Act?'" See .
^The Wall Street Journal: "In many cases, parent-bloggers review products, such as diapers, toys and baby gear, and often receive free samples or services from companies hoping to see their wares get real parents’ seal of approval. But things may be changing in the blogosphere, as the Federal Trade Commission considers whether to impose new rules for parent-bloggers." See .
^CNBC's Janet Shamlian: "Companies like Graco and Johnson & Johnson are reaching out to mom bloggers, hoping to get a mention." See .
^The Wall Street Journal: "Many bloggers are embracing corporate relationships as they seek to turn their Web hobbies into businesses. Mom bloggers have been especially courted because marketers believe they are regarded as more authentic." See .