9. Tanis Miller
Lives in: Alberta
Mom to: Three kids, ages 16, 15 and nine (adopted, severely disabled). Youngest son died suddenly in 2006.
Topics: Rights of disabled children, grieving process, adoption.
Believes handicapped kids get a raw deal. “There will always be someone who sees Jumby [son] and looks away in fear or disgust. There will always be someone who can’t see his beauty beneath his drooling smile or slumped frame.”
Blogger most likely to: surprise you with her mix of wisdom and wit.
10. Tenille Lafontaine
Lives in: Saskatchewan
Mom to: Three kids, ages eight, four and one
Topics: Deals, coupons and giveaways on family-oriented products.
Has a soft spot for Thomas the Tank Engine. “The thing is, while trains may seem to be a ‘boy’ thing, they most certainly are not. Thomas the Tank Engine has huge appeal for little girls, too.”
Blogger most likely to: Help you fly your kids to Disneyland for free.
Daddy Blogger: Kenny Bodanis
Lives in: Montreal
Dad to: Two kids, ages seven and five
Topics: Challenges of being a working parent, vasectomy, road trips.
Peeved by aggressive sports parents. “These five- to seven-year-olds are playing for Popsicles, while the adults are demanding rule clarifications and yelling at kids for not running fast enough or for dreaming while waiting for fly balls in centre field.”
Blogger most likely to: make you wonder why more daddies aren’t blogging.