'Mommy Weirdest' Blogger Tells It Like It Is: Depressing
But she's happy to collect $40K from advertisers on her popular site
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser User
Posted May 14, 2008 8:40 PM CDT

(Newser) – The latest irreverent star of cyberspace is a former Mormon mommy blogger who isn't afraid to write that motherhood can be "awful." Heather Armstrong of Salt Lake City loves her 4-year-old daughter, but she complains that "sometimes it's really unpleasant and you turn around and you're like, 'What did I do to my life?'''

Armstrong has been upfront about things like breasts and postpartum depression. "People often write and ask how I keep my wood floors so clean," Armstrong quips. "My answer is that I use a technique called 'Suffering From a Mental Illness.'" The site is drawing a million readers a month and netting Armstrong $40,000 a month from advertisers, she tells ABC News.