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May 17, 2004

Blogging and Having Babies


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Stumbling around, humbling around, on the web this morning I discovered (for me) an entirely new genre of blog, the parent variety- -and what fun they are.
Why, I ask myself, have they never crossed my virtual consciousness? I think the answer is that I have passed that developmental stage, however clumsily. I never needed friends and support more than when I entered the field of childrearing. I had some wonderful friends, but, in the olden days, when we managed to get together, we were always juggling babies and car seats, and had to scream to hear one another over the constant din. What a gift is the web.

I have no idea how these mommies and daddies produce what they do. Perhaps they are techowhizzes, and type 120 words per minute. I couldn't even think when I had toddlers (actually, that turns out to be a chronic problem). I would also fall asleep at 7 PM. If I had been writing a blog back then, I would have dropped off with my finger on a key and you would have only seen something like rrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr. In any case these parent bloggers are multitalented, multitaskers.

Here is a wonderful addition to the question of why people blog from the mommy blog

moms who blog

a mommy and daddy blog

a daddy blog

two daddys blog

I can't find a two mommy blog - help!

transgendered parents

All of these folks are heavily networked, and they even have time to play the haiku too. Very impressive.

Photo note: When I chose this photo, I was just thinking about mothers. I left it here, because I decided that everyone with kids can use a fairygodmother.

Posted by Dakota at May 17, 2004 10:09 AM