I found several articles but the three ones above look more promising than the others at first glance. My revised research question is:
How have the internet, blogs and social media changed American parents’ relationships with their children and fellow parents?
I ended up having 27 searches on the database, but all were a combination of the terms parenting, parents, child rearing, internet, social media, blogs, smartphones, vaccination, vaccines, autism, family, children, teens. I always used “AND” but sometimes I alternated between search by subject and search by title.
The most promising article on my folder is called New Parents’ Facebook Use at the Transition to Parenthood. This article investigates (and finds) exactly what I suspected about new moms using Facebook: the more they use Facebook, the more inadequate as mothers they feel. I hope I can find more articles in this area, looking specifically at the psychological consequences of using social media when it comes to parents.