Does the Internet make me a better parent?

One of the weirdest things about being ‘Netless for a few days was that I felt truly hamstrung as a dad. What to do this weekend? How to replenish the diaper supply? I’m sure people answered these questions before Web access, but I have no idea how.

And the biggest loss, as I wrote about this week over at GNM Parents, was not writing here on the ol’ blog, which I described as

“…a way to remember and share the experience of raising a child on a near-daily basis. Sure, I could scrapbook or make photo albums, but when I’ve done that in the past, the bulky tomes have mostly gathered dust. They’re great 50 years later, I’m sure, but a blog is instant and widespread — and since I’m held accountable to other members of the family, I’m more likely to blog immediately, rather than waiting a year to make an album of slightly faded memories…”

Funny, isn’t it, how we don’t realize how valuable something is until it’s gone. If you’re so inclined to read the whole post, click here…