A long, long time ago (November to be exact), we asked Canada’s blogging parents to send us their blogs to review. We were looking for diversity, new voices, the next stars of the blogosphere. So we asked, “What makes you unique?”
The response was overwhelming. We couldn’t believe how many of you had incredibly personal stories to share. And while you are all different (like snowflakes!), one thing resonated above all: how parenting unifies us all. That regardless of where you live, what you look like or how you live, our struggles as parents tend to be the same.
It’s like the saying that celebrities have to get their pants on one leg at a time, just like us. We all worry, we all do what we can to get by and we all love with our hearts on our sleeves.
So we couldn’t narrow it down to just one blogger. How could we? We fell in love with so many of you. And we think our readers will too.
The revamp of our fabulous Today’s Parent print issue this March brought a new first-person column called “At Our House” (March 2012 issue, page 56). In future it might also include wonderful visual layouts to give you a peek into the lives of other families. I thought, wouldn’t it be great if we could use that slug for a blog? Wouldn’t it also be great if we could highlight the many awesome parent bloggers we’ve met along this journey?
Fortunately, our Editor-in-Chief, Karine, loved the idea. And so we bring you the At Our House blog. Each month we’ll feature a different blogger from across this great country as well as an archive of the fabulous At Our House articles from each issue of our magazine. Plus, the featured blogger will be highlighted in that month’s issue of Today’s Parent.
But whom to start with? Whose voice were we so clearly missing on our site?
After much deliberation, we chose Felicia Dewar of singlemomoftwo.com to launch our new blog this month. Why? Because she’s a good writer who chronicles the ups and downs of single parenting two boys in Edmonton. I think her submission to our call-out really says it all.
Now go read her first entry for Today’s Parent and tell me what you think! (And don’t forget to check out a short profile of Felicia on page 10 of our April issue.)