7. Laura O’Rourke
Lives in: Halifax
Mom to: Two kids, ages two, and three months
Topics: Mommy trends, child development, family values.
Candid about her memories of life without kids. “It meant full nights of sleep. It meant being social. It meant having a moment to myself. It meant showers and hair straighteners and makeup. It meant freedom and quiet and dates with my husband.”
Blogger most likely to: teach you how to take a proper maternity photo.
8. Catherine Connors
Lives in: New York City (formerly Ontario)
Mom to: Two kids, ages four and six
Topics: Feminism, social media, bullying.
Believes in being a bad mother. “I let my children watch more television than I’d ever publicly admit. I let them have cookies for breakfast. I let them stay up too late.”
Blogger most likely to: crush every mommy cliché you’ve ever conjured.
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.