California-based mommy blogger Cheryl Collins won a publishing contract with Simon & Schuster this week after her self-obsessed blog, “Big Time Momma,” went viral. The blog gained popularity despite Collin’s lack of writing experience or any interests beyond the immediate day-to-day events of being a mom.
Collins began blogging nine months ago when her husband’s job transferred him from Wisconsin to Marin County. “It was
Collins’ inaugural blog post described the unpacking process and move in excruciating detail. “Army Man did
Events that Collins finds stressful are repeatedly commented on in the blog with the line, “def earned my glass of wine for the day.”
Collins’ blog went viral after she posted about her son, Lennon, going to preschool for the first time. “I wonder how the other kids would treat him if they knew he refuses to wear anything but his favorite pair of Spiderman underpants every day – you
While that post put Collins’ name on the map, a follow-up piece broke new ground with a photo slideshow of her youngest son in different stages of a tearful breakdown with accompanying captions of his thoughts, such as, “but I
“Collins has just the kind of off-the-wall humor that is selling big right now,” said a representative from Simon & Schuster. “All the public wants right now is someone with absolutely no shame, who will share every detail of their life and their unsuspecting small children’s lives, so she has really hit a home run with this blog.”