Sunday, April 6, 2014

Parenting Blogs

After reading The radical act of ‘mommy blogging’: redefining motherhood through the blogosphere, I wanted to take a closer look at some parenting blogs by both moms and dads and compare them a bit. I found two lists, Top Mommy Blogs of 2013 and 10 of the Best Dad Bloggers Out There: Read 'Em & Weep (Or Laugh).  The biggest thing I noticed overall was that while there is a great deal of conversation (both negative and positive) surrounding mommy blogs and what it means to be a mother today, made abundantly clear by Loris Kido Lopez’s article, men are also struggling with what it means to be a father today. One of the daddy blogs (The Good Men Project) even calls itself “a social movement from the front lines of modern manhood”. It is important to consider the fact that men struggle with today’s definition of fatherhood and include them in the discussion of parenting blogs, because they too must deal with many of the same things that women do and have a voice to add to the conversation of parenting.

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