Dooce is supporting her family solely on ad revenue from dooce.com
And some of her readers don't like the ads. Hey, if you don't like it, don't read it.
More power to her. Go Heather.
It's so funny that you mentioned this- I just checked her site out yesterday for the first time in a while. I have to admit I found the new set-up a tad jarring. I agree that it is awsome that she is trying to support her family with the blog. The website as it stands practically screams this new focus. And I'm sure they're feeling pretty unsure right now as to whether or not it will work. I bet as time passes, she will explore different displays that may balance the revenue generation and the content a bit more decorously.
I would do the same thing if I were in her shoes. Who wouldn't?