From Mothering to Parenting?
Two steps forward, one step back.... That's how it feels when we read the parenting magazines and online parenting columns, at least with respect to recognition of The Other Parent - fathers. Some magazines are making efforts, maybe even strides, to include men in their stories. But others plod along as if speaking only to a one-gendered audience - Mommy tips, Moms unite, Mothers are All. And it seems like we're not the only ones who notice this dance.
Happily, Daddy-Dialectic reports that Mothering magazine, despite its obviously mom-centric title, is trying to move forward. Jeremy Adam Smith from Daddy-Dialectic will be authoring a regular Fathering blog in the magazine, and he reports that its Editor and Publisher Peggy O'Mara has written a lovely editorial in the latest issue that addresses her passion to include men in her readership. Joe Kelly of Dads & Daughters is also affiliated with Mothering; Amy met Joe at the CCFC Conference about a month ago and gives this affiliation a big thumbs up.
Applause to Mothering. We'll up that to a standing ovation when you change the magazine's title!