askyermom is probably not written by your mom.
If your mom wrote this, she would probably be nagging you to read it. I’m pretty sure.
The main reason I keep coming back to add to this journal is that (for some reason) my six children need to hear things I have already said seven million times. I am pretty tired of talking, but I still love to nest in a quiet corner and write about the things I’m weary of explaining to them out loud.
In this way, I can print a page about how to mail a letter or how to quit smoking and fold it into a paper airplane and silently weigh in on any number of situations. Also, in this way, I cannot be interrupted. The looks I get when I say, “I blogged that,” make it all worthwhile.
I have been journaling to irritate and educate my kids for over twenty years and have occasionally received actual U.S. dollars for words, as a novelist and, for instance, that one time in Salon. The word count of my free material here is excessive, (search a topic and you will probably find something) but it’s not as sloppy as the unedited musings on my lesbian chicken soap opera that I did not actually write. Yet.
Nearly all the questions here are actual kid questions. Some answers are very thoughtfully and painstakingly researched and others are something else.
Anyone can send in a question, just comment or email it to firstname.lastname@example.org and then cook your own dinner.