It Takes a Village - Including Papas
For most of us, in this crazy world of child rearing, we have help. We have the help of our partners or spouse, and for some, that means the father of our children. I joke often with my urbanMama confidants about the fact that our spouses are sometimes oblivious to the amount of activity and on-line exchange that we do. When we first met, our spouses chided about passing along the word about potlucks and get-togethers via urbanMamas (a.k.a. femme.net). It was natural that as we got to know each other better, we pushed for daddy / papa playdates - solo or with the kids in tow. Even though our urbanFamilies have grown closer, our spouses still remain detached and disinterested in our blogging ventures.
Despite urbanMamas being touted as a forum for mamas, I'm certain it is not only mamas that read the blog. We've also recently received some interest from an urbanPapa that would like to contribute to the blog, not to change the tone of the site, but to provided added perspective. What do you think urbanMamas? Should there be a resident urbanPapa contributor? Do you think it would infringe on the community we've built, or will it provide a different view and struggles of parenting? We'd like to hear from both urbanMamas and urbanPapas.