As I've been reading more and more articles and blogs where people talk about their kids, I've also been thinking more and more about the issue of privacy. There was that recent article where a mother discussed the psychological issues her son has, and it triggered both a wave of sympathy for her and a backlash against her, as she was in essence branding her son with a label that might follow him whenever anyone does an Internet search.
It's a dilemma that gnomi
and I have faced as we have written our The Brookline Parent
column for Brookline Patch
. Although we're not blogging publicly about our kids all that often, we do share a window into their lives with the entire world. (A somewhat more private window exists through our occasional private status updates on Facebook.)
Anyway, this week I decided to tackle the question head-on. The column, The Mommy Blogging Question
, is somewhat meta, as Nomi puts it, but it will give you a window into some of the concerns we've had every other week as we write our column.