One of the “biggies” in the parent-blogging communities was Oren Miller, of A Blogger and A Father. It made a bit of a splash in our community when he announced he had stage 4 cancer and a bigger one still when he passed away recently. What you may not know is that he is our beloved Matriarch Ilene Haddad’s cousin. Through Ilene, I have kept up with Oren and have been very moved by his story.
“Mommy Blogger” has become a pejorative term so I hesitate to call Oren a “dad blogger” but he was a man who blogged about parenting. He wrote touching and real peices about fatherhood and was a very involved parent. As such, he felt a bit put-out when Amazon introduced Amazon Mom – a special section of the retail giant’s website geared towards parents, but marketed purely towards moms.
Please take a moment and sign the petition, even if you’re not a parent, and let Amazon know that parents are parents, and that Oren’s legacy matters.
Then, go read this.