Motherhood vs. Fatherhood

Mothers are much more vocal about their parenting than are fathers. Even today’s more involved dads don’t spend much time talking about being fathers. Take, for example, blog posts on Those tagged with “Motherhood” vastly outnumber those tagged with “Fatherhood.” In the last 24 hours, for example, Motherhood: 120; Fatherhood: 14 (and some of those are written by mothers).

Predictably, mothers and fathers write about very different topics under their respective -hood. Fathers reflect on fathering more than being a father. Mothers devote considerable time to being a mother.

What’s lost here? How do parents continue to see their own roles—as mother or as father—in particular, stereotypical ways?