If you’re unfamiliar with the concept, a blog carnival is an opportunity to gather a collection of viewpoints on a particular topic from a variety of thematically similar bloggers.

A carnival provides a venue for bloggers to gain more exposure to the larger community, and for existing readers to find new blogs to follow.

The next carnival will take place on: Friday, May 4th.

The topic will be: Confessions of a less-than-perfect parent (or parent-to-be)

It’s easy to be a “perfect” parent in the world of the internet, where we can select and edit everything we post; but we all have our deep, dark secrets. Maybe you surf the web on your iPhone while breastfeeding, instead of staring lovingly into your baby’s eyes (*ahem* guilty). Maybe you plunk your infant in front Treehouse while you sip your morning coffee. Maybe your Paleo diet during pregnancy included a pint-a-day Ben and Jerry’s habit. Maybe you lied to your OB or midwife about what it was you were really doing at the gym (“just some light weights and cardio… honest”). You get the picture.

It’s time to make moms and dads all over the internet feel better about themselves: tell us how you are a less-than-perfect parent. Share one confession, or share many. Feel free to justify your sins… or leave them unexplained for all the world to judge! 🙂

Please forward all submissions to: carli (at) onefitmom (dot) ca

The deadline for submissions is: 23:59 PDT Friday, April 27th.


1. The post should be previously unpublished (ideally all new content, but at the very least, a completely revised version of an old post). Recommended length is 500 to 800 words, but you are free to convey your point of view in as few or as many words as you require.

2. The post must be edited and “print-ready” before submission. Please do not submit drafts, and please have someone proof-read your work. Posts that are laden with spelling and grammar errors — or that are irrelevant to the specified topic — will be excluded from the carnival.

3. I reserve the right to exclude posts from the carnival for content that would be deemed by any reasonable human being to be offensive or inappropriate, so please keep the profanity to a minimum and avoid expressing opinions that are racist/sexist/homophobic/etc. (Not that I actually expect to have any problems with this!)

4. Once your post has been accepted to the carnival, do not publish your post before the carnival date. I will email each participant with posting instructions before the day of the carnival.

5. All blog posts remain the property of their authors. If your post is not included in the carnival, you are of course still welcome to publish it on your own blog, without linking to the carnival.


  1. Maybe this is a silly question, but can we submit something that we’ve simply written for ourselves, as opposed to for our own blog? In other words, can I submit something I’ve written even though I don’t have an actual blog?

    • Hi Robin,

      Do you have a website of any sort where you could host the article? It would be great to have your contribution, even if you’re not a blogger per se.


        • I think that would work. You could post it as a “note” and then configure the settings so that only the note is viewable by everyone, and send the public link to me 🙂

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