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Blog of the Year Award!

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It seems like it has been forever since I was nominated for a blog award (that I could keep, I have politely declined two Liebsters) so I was so excited when Running After Ale (a blog I have been following for as long as I can remember) honoured me with this.

For your information, this award was created by The Thought Palette. From this blog you can find all of the details of the Blog of the Year 2013 award and find widgets to proudly display on your blog.  Apparently it is designed to be won multiple times since you can collect up to six stars (which is good since some of my nominees have already won).

My choices for nominees are simple: They are great blogs.  I read them everyday and I enjoy their posts.  Moreover, they are great people who also visit my blog and give me encouragement and insight. I managed to narrow it down to a baker’s dozen.  Yum!

Congratulations to you, and if you don’t follow them already check them out, you won’t be disappointed.

In no particular order:

1. Space Monkey Twins: Fun with Pigeon, Sparrow and the Space Monkey Twins

2. Nebrzewillinge: From Nebraska to Germany, the adventures of the Zwillinge.

3. Tales of A Twin Mombie: Because I will probably never sleep a full night again in my life, and I’m okay with that.

4. The Adventures of Miss Fanny P.: Because life is just one big adventure…

5. Four To Adore: Life raising quadruplets.

6. Journey to the Finish Line: Mapping a course in running, motherhood, and everything in between

7. So You’re Saying There’s A Chance?: About a journey through infertility.

8. Journey’s Of The Fabulist: Making it up as I go along

9. Living In the Deep End: Sharing the chaos, craziness, laughter, and blessings that come with raising twins.

10. Expat Baby Adventures: From camels to windmills and back again.

11.  Red Lipstick Mama: The tale of a surviving mom in Harlem, New York

12. LemonWater Blog: LemonWater is a friendly resource for women who want to lead better lives

13. The Clear Parent: Connecting developmental research to practical parenting in a modern world.

I wish you all the best in your blogs and I look forward to reading them 🙂


About Shannon

I am a university educated full-time working mother of four children. Proudly Canadian, I freeze my butt off along with my loving partner, two dogs and a cat. I hope you enjoy reading my posts as much as I love writing them, but if you have nothing nice to say, don't say anything at all.


26 thoughts on “Blog of the Year Award!

  1. Thanks for nominating me! And congrats on your well-deserved nomination.

    I do hope we’re not calling the blog of the year award too early, but we only live once, so what the hey?

    Thanks for giving me some other blogs to check out!

    Posted by Bronwyn Joy @ Journeys Of The Fabulist | February 8, 2014, 8:38 am
  2. Congrats on your award. I look forward to checking out your nominees.

    Posted by Glorious Results of a Misspent Youth | February 8, 2014, 9:40 am
  3. Congratulations on your nomination and thank you for thinking of us, Shannon!
    I’m looking forward to checking out these other blogs!

    Posted by marylemonwater | February 8, 2014, 9:47 am
  4. Reblogged this on LemonWater and commented:
    Look guys! We have been nominated for blogger of the year!

    Posted by marylemonwater | February 8, 2014, 9:49 am
  5. Neat, Shannon! A little confused though – is this a nomination or the award? If it’s a nomination, how do I vote for you? (Sorry, if I’m missing something – haven’t had my coffee yet 🙂

    And thanks for that shortlist of the blogs that you nominated – just what I was looking for. I write about parenting, but somehow I don’t follow many blogs by parents! This gives me a great place to start…

    Posted by afineparent | February 8, 2014, 10:51 am
    • Thanks and good morning! In blog land your nomination is the award and then you nominate others 🙂 i don’t know if you’ve been to Aha! Parenting but I just bought her book and she is awesome and right up your alley as well. Cheers!

      Posted by Shannon | February 8, 2014, 10:57 am
      • Ah! OK 🙂

        I’m a big fan of Dr. Laura Markham and her work! I actually met her a couple of weeks back — she’s as awesome in person as she is on the blog 🙂 I’ve been tying some of what she suggests + the tips from the book “How to talk so kids will listen and listen so kids will talk” at home and amazed at how well they work! I come from the other end of the spectrum, so it took me a while to get used to the “new way” but it’s way more effective than all the yelling and threatening I used to do earlier!

        Posted by afineparent | February 8, 2014, 11:10 am
      • Awesome! Wow, lucky you. It took me so long to find a book that took the life principles I try to follow but incorporated them into parenting. That’s also why I love your site as well 🙂

        Posted by Shannon | February 8, 2014, 11:36 am
  6. Wow thank you very much!!

    Posted by Theresa | February 8, 2014, 11:26 am
  7. Thanks for the nomination Shannon! Definitely an honor, especially coming from a blog I enjoy reading so much!

    Posted by Tales of a Twin Mombie | February 8, 2014, 11:49 am
  8. Many, many congratulations on your award! You have a terrific blog and the accolades are well-deserved! Thank you for nominating me. I am most grateful. Best, Cate

    Posted by Cate Pane: The Clear Parent | February 8, 2014, 2:06 pm
  9. Congratulations on your well-deserved award! I love your blog–you are very talented and always have posts I enjoy! And thank you for the nomination! I appreciate it SO much!

    Posted by livinginthedeepend | February 8, 2014, 6:00 pm
  10. Congratulations!!!! I can tell you work hard and put a lot of thought into this blog–it’s always worth visiting! And thank you so much for the nomination!

    Posted by sparrow | February 9, 2014, 8:18 pm
  11. Also, the link to The Thought Palette above doesn’t seem to be working? Curious about award details.

    Posted by sparrow | February 9, 2014, 8:20 pm
    • Weird because it didn’t work on the person who nominated me either so I got it myself. If you Google it you can find it (that’s what I did). I’ll check the link when I can get to a computer.

      Posted by Shannon | February 9, 2014, 9:29 pm
  12. I nominated you for a Blog of the Year 2013 award–you can add another star to your award! 🙂 Here is a link with the details. Thank you for being a great blogger and for my nomination–I enjoy your posts so much!

    Posted by livinginthedeepend | February 16, 2014, 6:39 pm
  13. Great website Shannon! I’m very new to blogging but I wish someday my site will be on your lists! =)

    I think all 13 sites well deserve to be on this list but my favorite was #6 Journey to the Finish Line!

    Posted by Katie K | June 18, 2014, 3:40 am
    • Thanks! Welcome to the blogosphere. I would recommend you check out some of my blogging for bloggers articles since they are full of great tips for newbies. That is one of my favorites too 🙂

      Posted by Shannon | June 18, 2014, 6:51 am


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