It was one of the first things I noticed when I became a dad. Parenting books, parenting magazines, parenting websites—they may have “parent” in the title, but they’re all about mom. So when I found this link to “6 Valuable Social Networks for Parents” I wasn’t surprised to find four of the six networks specifically geared toward moms.
The one network singled out for dads? Minti. (Why Minti? Is it extra fresh? And why do they spell it with an “i?”) Minti isn’t a dad network, mind you, it just doesn’t include “mom” or “mama” in the title. I guess Minti’s creators decided us dads might visit if we didn’t feel shut out by the name.
(That’s four times I’ve typed the word “Minti”—now five. Suddenly, I have a craving for gum.)
For all I read lately about a stay-at-home dad revolution, not to mention greater involvement by dads in general, it surprises me that half the parents are still left out when it comes to “parenting.”
(Mmm, peppermint gum—refreshing.)
Maybe enough of us aren’t interested yet, or maybe we’re not voicing our interest loud enough. We’re the only ones who can change that.
Who’s with me?