On Being A Father – To Blog or Not To Blog

Mommy, Daddy, Parent Blogging
Image Credit: Unsplash via

Mommy/Daddy Bloggers – More of one than the other?

So, I read a lot online. From technology to current events to parenting sites. What I’ve noticed about the last topic, parenting sites, is that there seems to be more “Mommy Bloggers” than “Daddy Bloggers” out there. I know the roles are different. Often, especially in the past, the mother tends to be the nurturing one and the dad is the disciplinarian/work-a-holic. But this has changed drastically¬†over the years.

Now, I know there are lots of “daddy bloggers” out there, but for some reason, they don’t surface nearly as much as the “mommy bloggers.” Maybe the mommy’s are better at SEO? Maybe it’s who I’m following? Who knows. It could be that, women, tend to be more outgoing and want to share more? That’s definitely not the case in my house. I’m the sharing, outgoing one. My wife is still awesome and very social, but much more reserved than me.

My thoughts on being daddy to my little guy

Kid in airplane at airportMy wife and I have an amazing, spunky, sassy, amazing 3-year-old little boy. He’s truly my “mini-me” personality and everything (yes, my wife deserves a medal). Everyday is a new adventure. He’s growing up quickly and we have to constantly adapt, to his changing needs and growing independence. This is much easier for my wife, but I’m adapting slowly.

Both my wife and I are hard workers. And most of time, I’m the daycare dad, who drops the kiddo off and picks him up. I usually get dinner ready for my tired wife. I bathe the little critter and help with bed time. I love being active in raising my little guy.

I’ve often thought about starting a blog, or a section on this site, about my experiences. The more I think about it, the more I realize that my struggles, challenges, and triumphs with my little guy are similar to many other dads and parents. So my plans to create a blog dedicated to just fatherhood/parenthood will probably never come about. Though, the idea of blogging occasionally about my experiences intrigues me.

What are your thoughts on the whole “parent blogging” arena? Do you blog about your experiences as a parent? Do you read a lot of these blogs? Tell me your experiences in the comments.