I Bet We Can Find 1,000 Ways
To Be A Family

The project, “I bet we can find 1,000 ways to be a family” is doing just that. We’re sharing the first-person stories of the your unique families until we reach 1,000. The response to the series has been wonderful and we were honoured when it was named Best Blog or Column at The Canadian Online Publishing Awards in November 2015. Click here to email a photo of your crew and 750+ words about what life with kids is like for you. Whether you parent with a partner, extended family member, friends you can’t live without or on your own—or define your family without kids—we want to hear from you.

The idea originally came from Taz Tagore, a single mom who has since gone on to found The Reciprocity Foundation. She brought the idea to our editor and founder, Brandie Weikle, when she was working at The Toronto Star. While they weren’t able to pursue the project then, Taz has generously given permission for us to give it a try at The New Family. You can read more about The Reciprocity Foundation here.

Brandie was also inspired to start this project in part because of her own unique family story. For about seven years she lived next door to her ex-husband and his new wife, across a mutual driveway. You can read about it in her post Conscious Uncoupling Before it Was Cool: My Reason for Starting the 1,000 Families Project.

Click here to read the 1,000 Families posts we’ve got so far.

And if your family is one that is journeying or has journeyed through separation, divorce or single parenthood, you may wish to join our dynamic Facebook Community Positive Co-Parenting After Divorce.

Brandie wrote an e-book called 11 Ways to Keep Your Family Weeknights From Spinning Out of Control. To get it for FREE, simply subscribe to our newsletter recapping the best of thenewfamily.com and the podcast!

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Brandie Weikle

About Brandie Weikle

Brandie is a long-time parenting editor, writer and spokesperson. Most recently editor-in-chief of Canadian Family magazine, Brandie has also been the parenting and relationships editor for the Toronto Star, founding editor of two Toronto Star websites, and an editor for Today's Parent. Brandie is a single mother of two in Toronto and a frequent television and radio guest on parenting topics. A former digital director at House & Home Media, she also consults on digital audience engagement. Contact her here. View all posts by