Catherine Connors is a mother, writer and recovering academic who traded the lecture hall for the playroom and discovered that university students and preschoolers have much the same attention span. She still dips her toes into academic waters by writing the occasional scholarly article about the place of motherhood in Western philosophy, but mostly now she changes diapers and wipes noses and indulges in long reflections on whether Yo Gabba Gabba is a harbinger of the decline of western civilization. Oh, and she blogs: in addition to Bad Mother blogging at BeliefNet, she is, among other things, the author of HerBadMother.com, Managing Editor of MamaPop, moderator of Her Bad Mother’s Basement, co-founder and co-editor of WeCovet, Contributing Editor at BlogHer, and (deep breath) founder of and contributor to Canada Moms Blog. And in her spare time… oh, wait. She doesn’t have spare time. But she’s okay with that.
Yeah, so. This is going to sound crazy – I am going to sound crazy – but I’ve decided to drive across Canada. Well, not just me – I actually don’t drive, so this crazy lady is going to do it – and the kids, of course, have to come along – and we’ll have to fly over parts of the country, because we don’t have all year, and Canada, you know, is BIG, but still. Yeah. Driving across a lot of parts of Canada and flying over others and did I mention? BRINGING THE CHILDREN.
What I said up there? CRAZY. Yeah.
I’ll be updating here regularly (and we’ll have video and pictures and a mapped-out itinerary at the I’m A Mom On A Road Trip, Get Me Out Of Here website), so, you know, if you don’t hear from me for, say, 48 hours?
Send the Mounties.