How will they feel about all that when they grow up?
One group of people may know. In the days before there were mommy bloggers, Melissa Dahl writes for MSNBC.com, there were family columnists for newspapers and magazines. And those columnists’ grown children have a few opinions on sharing – or oversharing – stories about your kids for an audience.
“I always thought it was kind of cool,” says Samantha Henig, now 26, daughter of columnist Robin Marantz Henig. But Samantha’s older sister had a harder time – especially when her mom’s column dissected her weight issues. “My older daughter, at some level, has not forgiven me for what I wrote (about her body)," Robin Marantz Henig says.
What do you think? Do you ever cringe when you see friends or other bloggers post personal details about their children? If you blog, where do you draw the line between telling your own story and respecting your child’s privacy?
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