Most of my friends know how I feel about Blog Awards. I love them. They’re similar to a virtual hug, given by people who know how challenging blogging can be. And that means a lot.
When I got my first Award, I wrote a post. When I started getting more, I wrote another and said it would be my last. After all, how often can I write the same piece and have people still read me? I’m both shocked and humbled to admit that to date I’ve received 49 Awards and 2 Honorable Mentions. Each time, I’ve updated that second post (read it here: Really, 11 Things About Me Too?).
But it’s been 7 months and that cow’s been milked (proof I've been in the Midwest way too long). Time to give it a watch and put it out to pasture. So with the new crop of awards comes a new post. And if I’m fortunate enough to receive any more in the future, I’ll update here.
Mentioned in the previous post but once again I’d like to thank Sarah of The Momisodes and Sarah of The Sadder But Wiser Girl for the Epically Awesome Award of Epic Awesomeness. How (double) epically awesome is that? And Arielle of Their World We Live In for the Best Moment Award. My best blogging moment was the very first day that I pressed “publish”.
Before I even had a chance to publish this I already have more thanks to extend:
*Darla of Mom's World for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award
*Cassandra & Jenny of Dates 2 Diapers for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award.
*on 4-23-13 Today I get to thank one of my favorite new blogging friends, Kristi of Black Sheep Mom for another Epically Awesome Award of Epic Awesomeness.
*on 6-16-13 from the lovely "ViolaFury" of Homeless Chronicles in Tampa the compliment of the Very Inspiring Blogger Awards.
*on 7-4-13 April of 100lb Countdown an inspiring bogger in her own right, awarded me another Very Inspiring Blogger Award.
*on 7-5-13 another new award, the Semper Fidelis honoring loyal and supportive bloggers, from one of the most positive bloggers I know, Dinosaur Superhero Mommy.
*on 8-3-13 the Versatile Blogger Award came my way thanks to my long time blogging friend Sarah of The Sadder But Wiser Girl.
*on 8-9-13 another award new to me, the Shine On Award. This one from Jenn, of My Daily Jenn-ism a woman who blogs from the heart, and promotes and supports other bloggers.
* On 9-9-13 a new blogger making her mark on the blogosphere, Beth of Writer B is me chose me for a Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award. Keep your eye on Beth, this woman's just started but she can write.
* on 11-14-13 a Liebster award from Writer B is Me.
Hope you took my advice last time and are following her. Beth is smart and funny and a visit to her blog is always an adventure.
* on 1-4-14, just when I needed it most, Confessions of a part-time working mom brought sunshine in the form of a Sunshine Award. And this isn't the first time she's gone out of her way to show kindness. This past December she put together a 24 day Advent Calendar for me, an honor that had me speechless.
* on 1-17-14 another Sunshine Award from Rants from my Crazy Kitchen. I have to admit that this one is very special as it's been awarded to me by someone I respect who's in the Food Blogging world, a first for me.
*on 3-10-14 I was nominated for a Liebster Award by another food blogger, the incredibly innovative Rini of Healing Tomato. Once again, I'm honored.
*on 3-12-14 a Liebster from yet another cook and baker who I admire, Trisha of The Lazy Mom's Cooking Blog. Something she and I have in common is why we started blogging; to give our friends on our personal FB pages a break from all the food posts.
* on 3-16-14 Carol of Battered Hope awarded me another Liebster. Carol is a survivor many times over and a true inspiration.
* on 6-17-14 a Versatile Blogger Award from Lydia of Cluttered Genius. Thank you for reminding me of the value of friendships made through blogging.
*on 8-10-14 a Sunshine Blogger Award from Dawn of Spatulas on Parade. I'm honored to receive this Sunshine Award from a friend who is a ray of sunshine in the blogging world.
*On 5-12-15 a Liebster Award from a blogger who's all heart, Rena of The Diary of an Alzheimer's Caregiver.
And now the newest sprout:
from Sarah at The Sadder But Wiser Girl, the Beautiful Mama Blog Award. I’ve been asked to display the Award, list three things I love about motherhood, and make some nominations.
Three things I love about motherhood:
1. Umm . . .
2. Well . . .
3. Hmm . . .
All my nominees are blogs that are new to me in 2013. A note to them: this Award is about recognition, not obligation. Do with it as you wish:
Black Sheep Mom
The Rowdy Baker
Evil Joy Speaks
Home on Deranged
Bad Word Mama
Their World We Live In
Tiny Steps Mommy
A note about my nominees: There isn’t enough room on this page for all the blogs worthy of mention here. So to all who support me, read me, laugh with me, tag me in games, shower me with awards, do private projects with me, recommend me, interact with me on FB and twitter, leave me comments, join my monthly link-up challenges and more, I can’t name you all but I hope you know who you are, and please know this:
If it’s true that you cannot change the people around you, but you can change the people you choose to be around, I choose to be around you.
P.S. I love you, Sons. And I love being your Mother, every minute of every day.