If I had to go to the web page of every blog I follow I would go too often for some, and miss time sensitive others - using a reader keeps me organized and gives me an ear to many topics of interest (in my case: eating disorders, tap dance, my local community, psychiatry, filmmaking, parenting, the Kindle, but especially: the blogs of other parents.
I enjoy mother and father bloggers, especially those coping in real time with eating disorders. Sometimes the updates are joyous, and some are grueling. One parent often brings up religion and healthcare, another brings in art and heart, and one mom offers information and resources.
I'd like to see more parents join the blog world. It is free, as anonymous as you like, doesn't require technical skills, and there are no rules. Two websites: www.blogger.com and www.wordpress.com can get you started in ten minutes. Join the blogosphere!