I came home on Wednesday evening from the cinema and was flicking through Instagram when I saw someone posted about being a finalist in the MaDBlogAwards (mum and dad Blog Awards). My heart sunk a little. I guessed if I hadn’t been notified, I wasn’t a finalist. Nevertheless, I went onto Twitter and found the post that had been tweeted with the finalists and as I scrolled down, my heart stopped! There…3rd down in the Best Family Fun category was Mama Duck Quacks. I couldn’t believe it!!!! I cannot begin to describe how exhilarating it felt. Thank you all who nominated me!!
In May 2013, we were supposed to move to Barbados so I started my blog because I knew I’d need something to keep myself busy. When I had S I also felt like I was always given conflicting advice and opinions (that doesn’t change btw). After doing a lot of reading, I started to figure out the type of parent I wanted to be and what was important to me and I used my blog as a platform to share my ideals and opinions. 2014 was a tough year and a lot of my time and energy was directed towards the family court. I didn’t give my blog the time it needed. In November last year I attended Mumsnet Blogfest and it left me feeling inspired. I picked myself up, gave my blog a bit of a revamp and got going again.
Blogging for me has been cathartic. It has helped me to find my inner voice, become part of an amazing blogging community, read about (and in some cases meet) like minded people and I think, make me a better mom. Becoming a finalist is truly an honour and to win in the Best Family Fun category would be a dream come true.
I would love your vote. It only takes 2 minutes, I promise.
Forever grateful xxx