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Our award-winning blog project, “I bet we can find 1,000 ways to be a family” does just that. We share the first-person stories of your unique families. Click here to email us with a photo of your crew and approximately 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 children—we want to hear from you. Here are the families who have shared their stories so far.
The New Family is run by long-time parenting editor, writer and spokesperson, Brandie Weikle. Former 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. She writes a column called Modern Family for the Toronto Star, and is working on a book called The Ex Next Door: How a New Generation of Parents is Redefining Life After Divorce. Brandie is a single mother of two in Toronto and a frequent television and radio guest on parenting topics. She also does speaking engagements on the topic of positive co-parenting, provides one-on-one divorce coaching and is the leader of a lively international Facebook Community called Positive Co-Parenting After Divorce. You can contact her here.
The idea for The New Family stems from Brandie’s own experience as part of a non-traditional family. She is amicably divorced and lives next door to the father of her children and his wife (join our private Facebook group Positive Co-Parenting After Divorce). While The New Family is about so much more than just family diversity, this website is differentiated by a voice that doesn’t assume families are comprised of one mom, one dad and two kids, and that mom is the primarily caregiver.
The New Family has been humbled to receive a Gold at the Canadian Online Publishing Award for Best Blog in 2015, as well as a Silver for Independent Publisher of the Year. In 2016 we snagged three nominations and a Silver for Best Podcast. The New Family has been featured in the Toronto Star, on CBC Radio, The Huffington Post and others, as well as on numerous podcasts.
The New Family partners with top-notch organizations and brands on content initiatives ranging from sponsored posts and giveaways to fully integrated custom sponsorship packages including ad rolls on The New Family Podcast, sponsored social, newsletters and more. Brandie also works as a brand ambassador and event host. Click here to request a rate card.
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