MAD Blog Awards 2011 Finalists


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The MAD Blog Awards ( 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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MAD Blog Awards 2011 Finalists

  1. 1. The MAD Blog Awards<br />celebrate the best and brightest British Mummy and Daddy blogs<br />We asked some of the people who voted to tell us why they think our finalists are so special. <br />Here’s what they told us… <br /><br />
  2. 2. A Boy with Asperger’s<br />Claire is nothing less than my hero. I love her honesty, determination and refusal to give in.<br />
  3. 3. Sleep is for the Weak<br />I adore Josie’s blog because it’s beautifully written, sharing a truly incredible spectrum of emotions.<br />
  4. 4. Carrots and Kids<br />I voted for Deb because her blog is a fabulous feast for the eyes! <br />
  5. 5. Leon McCarthy’s Blog<br />As a new Mum, it’s so easy for forget how magical every moment is. Leon’s blog reminds us all.<br />
  6. 6. Housewife Confidential<br />Kat’s blog is always interesting, frequently challenging and never less than gorgeous<br />
  7. 7. Diary of a First Child<br />In a world full of manualsand rules, I love Luschka’s blog because she follows her own path. <br />
  8. 8. Mummy’s Busy World<br />I love Maria’s blog because it is so sunny – it reminds me of how much fun toddlers can be! <br />
  9. 9. Mary Poppins<br />I adore Mary’s blog for its beauty. Not just the pretty things, but the words themselves.<br />
  10. 10. Cooking, Cakes and Children<br />Amy’s a brilliant cook but what makes me keep reading is her wry sense of humour. <br />
  11. 11. Doing it all for Aleyna<br />Alex has inspired me. She’s given me strength, and it’s a privilege to share her story.<br />
  12. 12. The Imagination Tree<br />Anna has created my very favourite place to visit on a wet, rainy Tuesday afternoon<br />
  13. 13. Baby Budgeting<br />Becky is, quite simply, one of the warmest, kindest and most genuine bloggers I know. <br />
  14. 14. Jam and Clotted Cream<br />I nominated Beth because she’s created a go-to destination for local food. <br />
  15. 15. Transatlantic Blonde<br />Melaina is so honest on her blog, and her <br />support of other women really inspires me.<br />
  16. 16. Dance Without Sleeping<br />Carol has shown us that depression no longer needs to be hidden away by Mums. <br />
  17. 17. Scribbling Mum<br />I love Caroline because she’s stylish, witty, honest – basically, I wish I was her!<br />
  18. 18. 20SomethingMum<br />Claire’s blog is refreshing and rare – whatever she thinks, she blogs it – no matter what!<br />
  19. 19. Beenie Buds and Co<br />I nominated this blog because it’s effortlessly cool,<br />fun and innovative. <br />
  20. 20. Mummy Central<br />It’s so refreshing to find a Mummy blog that doesn’t talk down to us Mums. <br />
  21. 21. Babylon Lane Tales<br />Elsie is one of those bloggers you want to kidnap and make your best friend. Is that ok?<br />
  22. 22. More than Just a Mother<br />Emily can bring the funny, but she can also make me cry. She’s just a GREAT writer. <br />
  23. 23. Blog Up North<br />Garry’s a fabulous writer. And he’s unfailingly kind and supportive to other bloggers.<br />
  24. 24. Metal Mummy<br />I love Hannah’s blog because she writes from the heart, and she’s just awesome.<br />
  25. 25. Is There a Plan B?<br />Harriet deserves to win because she’s been pregnant FOR EVER. <br />
  26. 26. Simply Hayley<br />Hayley’s done so much to raise the profile of young Mums online. <br />
  27. 27. Northern Mum<br />Jane is pant-wettingly funny on a regular basis. She didn’t even pay me to say that.<br />
  28. 28. Edspire<br />Edspire provides so much hope, support and inspiration for parents of premature babies<br />
  29. 29. All About the Boys<br />Karen has an eye for design. She’s so passionate about her blog, and it shows.<br />
  30. 30. The Five F’s<br />What I love about Kate is she’s honest, warm and offers so much in her blog. <br />
  31. 31. Feeding Boys<br />At last – a cooking blog for people with a ravenous tribe to take care of! <br />
  32. 32. A Place of My Own<br />I love Kelly’s blog because the whole story is there. Life, in all its glory. <br />
  33. 33. Not Even a<br />Kylie’s blog is wonderful. It inspires me to see such a strong human spirit.<br />
  34. 34. LittleStuff<br />LittleStuff adds a little bit of extra pretty to my days. Thanks, ladies!<br />
  35. 35. Mammy Woo<br />I adore bloggers who aren’t afraid to embarrass themselves for my entertainment.<br />
  36. 36. Queen of Easy Green<br />Lyndsey is a great example of blogging about life, with passion and integrity. <br />
  37. 37. Squidgyboo<br />Visiting Lindy’s blog is like dropping in on an old buddy – it’s got that informal, relaxed feel<br />
  38. 38. Mummy Whisperer<br />Lisa is one of the most positive, loving people I know, and her blog reflects that <br />
  39. 39. Violet Posy<br />Liz is a fairy godmother to an entire generation of Mummy bloggers<br />
  40. 40. Bloggomy<br />Louise’s blog is a great mix of content with lots of personality thrown in <br />
  41. 41. Note from Lapland<br />Heather threatened to kill a puppy if she didn’t win. This is why I love her so dearly.<br />
  42. 42. Red Ted Art<br />Maggy can do things I can only dream of, and some of them scare me (play-doh)<br />
  43. 43. Soft Thistle<br />Marylin is an inspiration – she’s honest but her blog is full of love and laughter<br />
  44. 44. Patch of Puddles<br />Merry’s blog is moving, beautiful and honest and reading it, you feel you’ve made a friend.<br />
  45. 45. Mummy from the Heart<br />I love Michelle’s blog because she’s open, honest, supportive and loving. <br />
  46. 46. Mother’s Always Right<br />Molly is irreverent, funny, honest and for me, what blogging should be all about. <br />
  47. 47. Typecast<br />I love Nickie’s blog because it’s passionate, and far from being your typical ‘mum’ blog. <br />
  48. 48. A Mothers Ramblings<br />I love Pippa’s blog because her love for her family and her sense of fun is in every post.<br />
  49. 49. Tales from the Village<br />Rachael’s blog is beautiful. It’s like a secret garden on the Internet, where I can hide for a few minutes.<br />
  50. 50. Geek Mummy<br />Ruth is a geek of the best sort – she is so generous with her time and advice for others. <br />
  51. 51. Maison Cupcake<br />Sarah’s blog is beautiful and I love that she brings people together and supports other blogs<br />
  52. 52. I Heart Motherhood<br />Every new Mum should read Sharon’s blog – THIS is what it’s really all about… <br />
  53. 53. Ghostwriter Mummy<br />Susanne writes from the heart, and doesn’t shy away from sharing tough times. <br />
  54. 54. Diary of the Dad<br />Would it be very wrong to say I just think Tom’s cute? <br />
  55. 55. Thankyou!<br />Thanks to all the finalists in the MAD Blog Awards 2011. <br /><br />
  56. 56. The MAD Blog Awards<br />Our finalists observe the highest standards of conduct and professionalism <br />