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C. Jane and NieNie
March 7, 2012
6:23 pm
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Jolene
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January 30, 2012

can we also talk about CJane's unassisted home birth?  Unassisted, as in, she had no midwife or doula-just her husband was there. 

March 7, 2012
6:26 pm
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Digestive Heroics
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Snarkette said

Is that true?  Did she really say that?  I haven't read that far back in her archives, but that seems pretty far from the White in Shining Armor picture she paints of him now.

This is a pretty detailed account of what they each remember about the moments after the crash: http://www.azcentral.com/news/articles/stephanie-nielson-chapter1-120609.html  I can understand how he thought she was right behind him. When you learn to fly, one of the first things they teach you is that if the plane crashes, get the f**k out and run away from it in case the fuel tank explodes.

fka bossyboots
March 7, 2012
6:33 pm
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Brainpan Whimsical
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krzyktldy said

can we also talk about CJane's unassisted home birth?  Unassisted, as in, she had no midwife or doula-just her husband was there. 

I just went and read the story and I'm floored that she didn't dwell on the fact that she was incredibly lucky that nothing went wrong. I am in the "women have been having babies for thousands of years so get over yourself camp" but after 2 emergency c-sections (without which both myself and my children would be dead) you bet your ass that I know just how lucky people without any complications are. Because things can go terribly terribly wrong.

March 7, 2012
6:35 pm
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Semi Mormon

guest said

The Mormon thing annoys me, too, even (especially?) when it's an adorable hipster blog like Naomi's. Because a large purpose of these blogs is to recruit, right? Nobody talks about it, but it has to be at least propaganda. Why else link to http://www.mormon.org and the Book of Mormon underneath your sponsors and your craft links? Why else send out BoMs to readers (like Nie?) Then it all starts to seem less relateable and more like "We wear topknots, too! Our husbands write us Valentine notes on the bathroom mirror. COME JOIN US."

 

Does anybody else feel like this? Or do I need to get my tinfoil hat back from the shop?

As a Mormon blogger, I can say that I only link to mormon.org when I think it will provide accurate information that is relevant to something I am talking about on the blog (I write a lot about Mormon things that piss me off).  I also link to information about the Mormon church from other sources, including anti/ex-Mormon sites.  What I'm saying is, no, it's not always recruitment.  People tend to have a lot of questions about the Mormon church and a link to the church website is any easy/safe way for a blogger to answer those questions without doing a lot of independent research (something that I'm guessing folks like Naomi/C. Jane/etc. aren't really interested in spending their time doing, I'd guess) and without worrying about unfairly or inaccurately portraying their religion.  I fully own up to the fact that we spend too much money proselytizing and baptising dead people.  I just don't think it's correct to think that Mormon bloggers are just trying to further that missionary effort (although surely some of them are).    

March 7, 2012
7:17 pm
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bunk
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Can we talk about how Nie (& CJane too) bring their photographer along for everything? Including Dr. appointments, ski days, every single time they invite their family over? Are they paying for those sessions?I don't get it.

It seems so, so very strange to me; like they're openly turning their entire lives into pretty, colorful Anthro-styled Mormon performance art.

March 7, 2012
7:39 pm
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Jo Bethersonton!

krzyktldy said

Snarkette said

guest said

Great insights. The whole Mormon mommy blogger thing annoys me. They are trying to showcase the Mormon way and their proselytizing/entitled attitude is awful. It is hard to bash on Nie Nie since I feel sorry for her…but she is "oh so righteous" and she was taking flying lessons and her husband left her to die (sorry to be blunt).  She lacks intelligence and any free thought.

 

Here is a blog that used to mock the mormon mommy bloggers that was awesome:

http://seriouslysoblessed.blogspot.com/

Is that true?  Did she really say that?  I haven't read that far back in her archives, but that seems pretty far from the White in Shining Armor picture she paints of him now.

Yes-he left her alone in the plane rather than try to save her because he thought it was better for the children to have at least one parent survive rather than lose both.  At least, that was how it was explained.  

 

You forgot the part about how he had a vision from God telling him not to go back in the plane. Pretty sure I read that somewhere.

 

To be completely serious, I feel for them both having been through that kind of ordeal and I am so glad that they both recovered. And I do understand his reasoning. He was injured pretty badly, if I recall correctly. But I can't help but remember something I read in an article about the crash, in which he says he felt Nie pounding on his seat and telling him to get himself out, that she was right behind him, when in reality, she was unconscious at that time. That's…a pretty big thing to THINK you heard/felt. Pretty sketchy. 

March 7, 2012
8:25 pm
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February 23, 2012

The aspect of CJane's unassisted home birth that freaked me out the most (other than the obvious, duh, something could have gone really wrong) was that she had HOUSE GUESTS at the time (it was Thanksgiving) and seemingly no one in her house, other than her husband, knew she was delivering a baby!  And everyone woke up in the morning, all, "Hey, cool, new baby" and then later that day they ate their turkey dinner.  I guess considering how many kids are in that family, they've become pretty blase about new arrivals.   

I also am annoyed by her constant pimping of Provo and especially that damn concert series!  She ends up on stage during every show to sing and has (on more than one occasion) referred to herself as the queen of Provo.  

Can we talk about how Nie (& CJane too) bring their photographer along for everything? Including Dr. appointments, ski days, every single time they invite their family over? Are they paying for those sessions?I don't get it.

It seems so, so very strange to me; like they're openly turning their entire lives into pretty, colorful Anthro-styled Mormon performance art.

Yes, THIS.  I have no idea…It's weird.

(Formerly known as Hope It Helps, formerly formerly known as Noodle)
March 7, 2012
8:28 pm
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Pantybunched Hyena

bunk said

Can we talk about how Nie (& CJane too) bring their photographer along for everything? Including Dr. appointments, ski days, every single time they invite their family over? Are they paying for those sessions?I don't get it.

It seems so, so very strange to me; like they're openly turning their entire lives into pretty, colorful Anthro-styled Mormon performance art.

I had to unsubscribe from all of those twee Mormon mommy blogs. I used to read them all, but I started to feel SO bad about my relationship with my husband, my lack of children, the state of my apartment (that I LIVE in an apartment), getting a PhD, etc, etc, etc. My life has gotten so much better since I stopped comparing myself to them. 

I certainly feel for NieNie and her family. I can't imagine going through such a painful ordeal. I just can't read their blogs anymore. 

As for missionary work, I think some people are definitely blogging to be missionaries. Hell, I even WAS a missionary. I have a blog and it has a link to my mormon.org profile, but it's not something I talk about ad nauseum. My blog is my journal. That's it. If someone's interested in Mormonism, they can ask me about it. Sometimes I'll jump into a conversation and clear something up, but I am not a person who talks constantly about my religion. 

Anyway, yeah, I can't imagine having to be ON all of the time. I want to sit around in my fat pants and eat ice cream and watch trashy television. And you know what? My huscat, catdog, and I are very happy with it. I don't need Anthro or a photography. 

/end incoherent rant

March 7, 2012
8:31 pm
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waiting for PW

So glad I have found this forum with all these insightful commenters – I have been infuriated by Nie Nie for so long. I was not really aware of the donations, but that makes sense, as I did wonder about all their overpriced Anthopologie crap. Whoever said: "colorful Anthro-styled Mormon performance art" above is brilliant!

March 7, 2012
8:34 pm
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waiting for PW

One more rant: why does she let her kids bike w/o helmets and be on the boat w/no life vests – then snipe when people point that out? Does a good photo opp for her blog mean that much?

March 7, 2012
8:49 pm
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ramonarickettes

Ahhh I think the whole helmet and life vest thing is kind of tricky. Yeah it's a lot safer to bike with a helmet and boat with a vest but when you are taking photos for a blog, it shouldn't be a surprise that those things are left out.Helmets and vests are a sign of danger and these blogs are supposed to be happy happy HAPPY! They have to be marketed the right way.

And this woman survived a plane crash. She seems to have taken the route of "hey I'm still here, live and let live" instead of never leaving the house again. It would be cool if she could find the middle of that, but I'd rather see supervised kids on a boat without life vests than her kids stuck in the house, not allowed to do anything.

March 7, 2012
9:21 pm
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Real Life Taylor Swift Album
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February 23, 2012

There have also been photos that seemed to show her kids riding around in the backseat of the car, unbuckled and unrestrained.    

(Formerly known as Hope It Helps, formerly formerly known as Noodle)
March 7, 2012
9:43 pm
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waiting for PW

I think it boils down to her not being that smart.



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