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MAD Blog Awards 2011 Finalists
MAD Blog Awards 2011 Finalists
MAD Blog Awards 2011 Finalists
MAD Blog Awards 2011 Finalists
MAD Blog Awards 2011 Finalists
MAD Blog Awards 2011 Finalists
MAD Blog Awards 2011 Finalists
MAD Blog Awards 2011 Finalists
MAD Blog Awards 2011 Finalists
MAD Blog Awards 2011 Finalists
MAD Blog Awards 2011 Finalists
MAD Blog Awards 2011 Finalists
MAD Blog Awards 2011 Finalists
MAD Blog Awards 2011 Finalists
MAD Blog Awards 2011 Finalists
MAD Blog Awards 2011 Finalists
MAD Blog Awards 2011 Finalists
MAD Blog Awards 2011 Finalists
MAD Blog Awards 2011 Finalists
MAD Blog Awards 2011 Finalists
MAD Blog Awards 2011 Finalists
MAD Blog Awards 2011 Finalists
MAD Blog Awards 2011 Finalists
MAD Blog Awards 2011 Finalists
MAD Blog Awards 2011 Finalists
MAD Blog Awards 2011 Finalists
MAD Blog Awards 2011 Finalists
MAD Blog Awards 2011 Finalists
MAD Blog Awards 2011 Finalists
MAD Blog Awards 2011 Finalists
MAD Blog Awards 2011 Finalists
MAD Blog Awards 2011 Finalists
MAD Blog Awards 2011 Finalists
MAD Blog Awards 2011 Finalists
MAD Blog Awards 2011 Finalists
MAD Blog Awards 2011 Finalists
MAD Blog Awards 2011 Finalists
MAD Blog Awards 2011 Finalists
MAD Blog Awards 2011 Finalists
MAD Blog Awards 2011 Finalists
MAD Blog Awards 2011 Finalists
MAD Blog Awards 2011 Finalists
MAD Blog Awards 2011 Finalists
MAD Blog Awards 2011 Finalists
MAD Blog Awards 2011 Finalists
MAD Blog Awards 2011 Finalists
MAD Blog Awards 2011 Finalists
MAD Blog Awards 2011 Finalists
MAD Blog Awards 2011 Finalists
MAD Blog Awards 2011 Finalists
MAD Blog Awards 2011 Finalists
MAD Blog Awards 2011 Finalists
MAD Blog Awards 2011 Finalists
MAD Blog Awards 2011 Finalists
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MAD Blog Awards 2011 Finalists

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The MAD Blog Awards (www.the-mads.com) celebrate the best and brightest UK Mummy blogs and Daddy blogs. …

The MAD Blog Awards (www.the-mads.com) celebrate the best and brightest UK Mummy blogs and Daddy blogs.

We asked the public to tell us what makes our finalists so special - and here's what they told us...

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  • A lovely slideshow of the finalists. I don't know all the blogs that have been shortlisted in the finals, but those that I do, I know really quite well. I'd agree with nearly all of those captions, but I must add that MammyWoo's blog is more than just the humour and self-deprecation. She's currently undergoing a huge voyage of discovery with her post-natal depression and sharing every step of her very serious path to recovery with her readers. Sharing the need to find your identity as a new mum is such an important task, be it through knickers as scrunchies or the harsh realism of therapy.
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  • 1. The MAD Blog Awards
    celebrate the best and brightest British Mummy and Daddy blogs
    We asked some of the people who voted to tell us why they think our finalists are so special.
    Here’s what they told us…
    www.the-mads.com
  • 2. A Boy with Asperger’shttp://aspergersinfo.wordpress.com/
    Claire is nothing less than my hero. I love her honesty, determination and refusal to give in.
  • 3. Sleep is for the Weakhttp://www.sleepisfortheweak.org.uk/
    I adore Josie’s blog because it’s beautifully written, sharing a truly incredible spectrum of emotions.
  • 4. Carrots and Kidshttp://www.carrotsandkids.com
    I voted for Deb because her blog is a fabulous feast for the eyes!
  • 5. Leon McCarthy’s Bloghttp://leonmccarthy.co.uk/
    As a new Mum, it’s so easy for forget how magical every moment is. Leon’s blog reminds us all.
  • 6. Housewife Confidentialhttp://housewifeconfidential.co.uk/
    Kat’s blog is always interesting, frequently challenging and never less than gorgeous
  • 7. Diary of a First Childhttp://www.diaryofafirstchild.com//
    In a world full of manualsand rules, I love Luschka’s blog because she follows her own path.
  • 8. Mummy’s Busy Worldhttp://www.mummysbusyworld.com/
    I love Maria’s blog because it is so sunny – it reminds me of how much fun toddlers can be!
  • 9. Mary Poppins http://marypoppins-homesweethome.blogspot.com/
    I adore Mary’s blog for its beauty. Not just the pretty things, but the words themselves.
  • 10. Cooking, Cakes and Childrenhttp://amylane.wordpress.com
    Amy’s a brilliant cook but what makes me keep reading is her wry sense of humour.
  • 11. Doing it all for Aleynahttp://doingitallforaleyna.blogspot.com/
    Alex has inspired me. She’s given me strength, and it’s a privilege to share her story.
  • 12. The Imagination Treehttp://www.theimaginationtree.com
    Anna has created my very favourite place to visit on a wet, rainy Tuesday afternoon
  • 13. Baby Budgetinghttp://www.babybudgeting.co.uk/
    Becky is, quite simply, one of the warmest, kindest and most genuine bloggers I know.
  • 14. Jam and Clotted Creamhttp://www.jamandclottedcream.co.uk/
    I nominated Beth because she’s created a go-to destination for local food.
  • 15. Transatlantic Blondehttp://transatlanticblonde.blogspot.com
    Melaina is so honest on her blog, and her
    support of other women really inspires me.
  • 16. Dance Without Sleepinghttp://www.dancewithoutsleeping.co.uk/
    Carol has shown us that depression no longer needs to be hidden away by Mums.
  • 17. Scribbling Mumhttp://www.scribblingmum.co.uk/blog/
    I love Caroline because she’s stylish, witty, honest – basically, I wish I was her!
  • 18. 20SomethingMumhttp://20somethingmum.blogspot.com//
    Claire’s blog is refreshing and rare – whatever she thinks, she blogs it – no matter what!
  • 19. Beenie Buds and Cohttp://beeniebudsandcoblog.com/
    I nominated this blog because it’s effortlessly cool,
    fun and innovative.
  • 20. Mummy Centralhttp://www.mummycentral.com/
    It’s so refreshing to find a Mummy blog that doesn’t talk down to us Mums.
  • 21. Babylon Lane Taleshttp://babylonlanetales.com/
    Elsie is one of those bloggers you want to kidnap and make your best friend. Is that ok?
  • 22. More than Just a Motherhttp://www.morethanjustamother.com/
    Emily can bring the funny, but she can also make me cry. She’s just a GREAT writer.
  • 23. Blog Up Northhttp://blogupnorth.wordpress.com
    Garry’s a fabulous writer. And he’s unfailingly kind and supportive to other bloggers.
  • 24. Metal Mummy http://metalmummy.co.uk/
    I love Hannah’s blog because she writes from the heart, and she’s just awesome.
  • 25. Is There a Plan B?http://isthereaplanb.blogspot.com/
    Harriet deserves to win because she’s been pregnant FOR EVER.
  • 26. Simply Hayleyhttp://simplyhayley.co.uk
    Hayley’s done so much to raise the profile of young Mums online.
  • 27. Northern Mumhttp://northernmum.wordpress.com/
    Jane is pant-wettingly funny on a regular basis. She didn’t even pay me to say that.
  • 28. Edspirehttp://www.edspire.co.uk/
    Edspire provides so much hope, support and inspiration for parents of premature babies
  • 29. All About the Boyshttp://www.allabouttheboys.com/
    Karen has an eye for design. She’s so passionate about her blog, and it shows.
  • 30. The Five F’shttp://thefivefsblog.blogspot.com
    What I love about Kate is she’s honest, warm and offers so much in her blog.
  • 31. Feeding Boyshttp://feedingboys.wordpress.com
    At last – a cooking blog for people with a ravenous tribe to take care of!
  • 32. A Place of My Ownhttp://youfoundkelshidingplace.blogspot.com/
    I love Kelly’s blog because the whole story is there. Life, in all its glory.
  • 33. Not Even a http://notevena.blogspot.com/
    Kylie’s blog is wonderful. It inspires me to see such a strong human spirit.
  • 34. LittleStuffhttp://littlestuff.co.uk/
    LittleStuff adds a little bit of extra pretty to my days. Thanks, ladies!
  • 35. Mammy Woo http://misslexywoo.wordpress.com/
    I adore bloggers who aren’t afraid to embarrass themselves for my entertainment.
  • 36. Queen of Easy Greenhttp://www.lyndseyyoung.co.uk
    Lyndsey is a great example of blogging about life, with passion and integrity.
  • 37. Squidgyboohttp://www.squidgyboo.com/
    Visiting Lindy’s blog is like dropping in on an old buddy – it’s got that informal, relaxed feel
  • 38. Mummy Whispererhttp://mummywhisperer.com/
    Lisa is one of the most positive, loving people I know, and her blog reflects that
  • 39. Violet Posyhttp://www.violetposy.co.uk/
    Liz is a fairy godmother to an entire generation of Mummy bloggers
  • 40. Bloggomyhttp://www.bloggomy.blogspot.com/
    Louise’s blog is a great mix of content with lots of personality thrown in
  • 41. Note from Laplandhttp://notefromlapland.com
    Heather threatened to kill a puppy if she didn’t win. This is why I love her so dearly.
  • 42. Red Ted Arthttp://www.redtedart.co.uk/
    Maggy can do things I can only dream of, and some of them scare me (play-doh)
  • 43. Soft Thistlehttp://www.softthistle.net/
    Marylin is an inspiration – she’s honest but her blog is full of love and laughter
  • 44. Patch of Puddleshttp://www.patchofpuddles.co.uk/
    Merry’s blog is moving, beautiful and honest and reading it, you feel you’ve made a friend.
  • 45. Mummy from the Hearthttp://mdplife.blogspot.com/
    I love Michelle’s blog because she’s open, honest, supportive and loving.
  • 46. Mother’s Always Righthttp://mothersalwaysright.wordpress.com
    Molly is irreverent, funny, honest and for me, what blogging should be all about.
  • 47. Typecasthttp://www.iamtypecast.com/
    I love Nickie’s blog because it’s passionate, and far from being your typical ‘mum’ blog.
  • 48. A Mothers Ramblingshttp://www.amothersramblings.com
    I love Pippa’s blog because her love for her family and her sense of fun is in every post.
  • 49. Tales from the Villagehttp://talesfromthevillage.com/
    Rachael’s blog is beautiful. It’s like a secret garden on the Internet, where I can hide for a few minutes.
  • 50. Geek Mummyhttp://www.geekmummy.com/
    Ruth is a geek of the best sort – she is so generous with her time and advice for others.
  • 51. Maison Cupcakehttp://maisoncupcake.com/
    Sarah’s blog is beautiful and I love that she brings people together and supports other blogs
  • 52. I Heart Motherhoodhttp://i-heart-motherhood.blogspot.com/
    Every new Mum should read Sharon’s blog – THIS is what it’s really all about…
  • 53. Ghostwriter Mummyhttp://ghostwritermummy.wordpress.com/
    Susanne writes from the heart, and doesn’t shy away from sharing tough times.
  • 54. Diary of the Dadhttp://diary-of-the-dad.blogspot.com/
    Would it be very wrong to say I just think Tom’s cute?
  • 55. Thankyou!
    Thanks to all the finalists in the MAD Blog Awards 2011.
    http://www.the-mads.com
  • 56. The MAD Blog Awards http://www.the-mads.com
    Our finalists observe the highest standards of conduct and professionalism

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