There are plenty of parenting blogs floating around on the
internet, but few have as touchy a subject as “An Addict in Our Son’s Bedroom.” Started in January 2009, An Addict in our Son’s Bedroom aims to chronicle the lives of two parents trying to help out their son – a drug addict. While the blog focuses on the parents’ struggle to raise their troubled child, there are also posts centered around their own lives and activities, painting a picture of their personalities and what they do when parenting is not the primary focus. These posts often lend a happy tone to an otherwise somber blog about personal development.
The contentÂ of the blog draws you in right from the interesting and mysterious titles and keeps you enthralled till the very last word. There is a lot of emotional weight in each post, and you can honestly connect with the authors. Subtle usage of paragraph breaks, bold and italic font, and varying sentence structure make this blog a really great read. Every post has some lesson or deep feeling to share, and every post is completely engaging.
The blog has a lightweight, innocent looking blue blogger theme, with text that makes it extremely easy to read. There aren’t a lot of frills aside from the sidebar widgets, which can feel a little crowded. Once you make your way past the widgets, you find links to popular posts, useful links, an archive, a blog roll, and, all the way at the bottom, some about information.
This blog gets a 4/5 for having compelling content that really draws the readers into the bloggers’ lives. The design enhances the content and makes it easier to read, and the overall presentation is spectacular. If you want to read something well-written that connects with its audience, you have to check out An Addict in Our Son’s Bedroom.