The Problem with Mommy Blogs

The Problem with Mommy Blogs

During high school I was regularly in the principal’s office. Mostly for comments I made. Or for how I dressed. Or for my long hair. I went to a conservative, private missionary-kid school. Teachers weren’t really a fan of my “liberal,” outspoken ways.

At one point a snooty guidance counselor at the school commented that my dad gave me too much freedom and let me run wild all over the city. That comment made me start to believe there was something wrong with my family. Maybe my parents didn’t know what they were doing….

On the outside it may have appeared my parents gave us too much liberty. But trust me, my parents were no pushovers. They just didn’t sweat the small stuff. They focused on the important stuff. Things like spiritual growth and compassion and purity of heart.

King Solomon said, “The end of a matter is better than its beginning.” (Ecc. 7:8) Time is the ultimate truth-teller my friends. You can have lots of noble ideas, but over time we see just how well those noble ideas held up in the real world.

The older I get the more I realize I had exceptional parents. All us Malm kids passionately love Jesus and are fervently pursuing God. Lots of people said my parents had it wrong, but turns out quite the opposite was true.


When I read some 23-year-old mommy-blogger-sage telling me why you should have your kids see you naked or other such sophistry I think, Nice theory, but the jury is still out on how that’s gonna work out. Check back with me in a few and show me the end product.

There’s an old African proverb that says, “Never buy clothes from a naked man.” If you are looking for advice, if at all possible, find someone who can show you the results of their work. Then you can decide if you want what they are selling.

I say all that to say this. My dad just started a parenting blog. It’s not a mommy blog from someone who is just as clueless as the rest of us but manages to convince us they are right because they have a cool Instagram filter and write funny stuff.

No. This is a blog for people who are serious about raising ferocious, God-loving kids. All written by a person who did it with timeless Biblical principles that have worked for 2000+ years, no matter what pop-culture is up to. Dad’s got the fruit on his tree to prove he’s worth listening to. (Matt. 7:20)

If you’ve got kids, or one on the way like me, subscribe to his blog and start learning from the wisdom of my parents!

Yes, just as you can identify a tree by its fruit, so you can identify people by their actions. Matt. 7:20