Know what my least favorite interview question is? “Tell us a little about yourself”. Isn’t this kind of an all-encompassing, rather vague type of question to ask? I mean I could talk about my schooling, about my work history, my acts of volunteerism, my life as a single mother, my childhood, my teenagehood, my first crush, my ongoing, raging custody battle – I mean really. How much time and patience do you have? So I’ve decided to keep this first intro as a PTPA Blogaholic short. (Yes, this constitutes short in my world…)
My name is Felicia, (my Father named me after a character in a book – Felicia Cartwright – go ahead and google it, I will wait…) and I live in Alberta with my two sons. I am a single mother (by choice I might add) who works around the clock so that I can spend as much time with my children as humanly possible. I attend field trips, join fundraising groups and even use power tools in the classroom. I then spend the bulk of my child-less time writing, thinking about writing and yes, even procrastinating about writing. And sometimes I even publish SOME of this writing over at my blog – www.singlemomoftwo.com. However, I am sure you can imagine that I lead a fairly busy life (I may also run my own consulting company and am the founder of Western Canada’s Blog Conference – BlogWest, while I volunteer on two community playground boards to name a few – but this is usually only after midnight), so finding products and services that either simplify my life or enrich my children’s life is VERY important to me. This is where PTPA comes in.
I know when I see the PTPA seal on a product, a company or even a service, that some parent (like me or you), somewhere (maybe Alberta?), has taken the time to vet a product so that I don’t need to!! And what is even more encouraging…it may have been someone I know. (That’s how tight-knit this online world is!) I can picture REAL children (vs. the beautiful paid ones on the commercials), throwing these products around or harried moms (still in their pyjamas) writing about what a lifesaver it was and I feel relief. Relief that I can trust this product/service/company to be a great fit for MY family.
So I’ve decided to start writing for PTPA as a way to show my gratitude for the work they do for my family and yours. I will endeavour to entertain and maybe even inform you on the life of a single parent at the same time. If you’ve made it this far, thanks for reading. And don’t forget to show the love (in case you are new to blogging that means, leave me a comment…) and I just may be energized to write again.