MAD Blog Awards

Getting into the party mood…

Yes I feel we have a lot to celebrate because in one week it’ll be 1 year since letting Master E loose on my laptop to write a post to say hello after he noticed me reading blogs and said we should have one – how right he was and what a journey it’s been!!

Whilst I got immersed in design, badges, networks, communities and twitter he went back out to play but not before helping me name us Family Four Fun. We didn’t realise them how fitting that would be and not only would we share our fun but be invited to fun days out and become finalists in the family fun category at the MAD Blog Awards!!

I had no idea writing a few things online could be so compulsive, therapeutic and social or how many other amazing people I’d get to know. Considering myself part of a community of like minded mothers has had a greater impact on me that I would ever have imagined. I’ve become more confident, have a greater feeling of self-esteem and feel its making me a better parent.

I think this may have played a part in our huge decision to move back to London; after 5 years of living in the countryside we had to accept it wasn’t for us. There was so much to sort out when we got back, schools for the children, a house, doctors – the blog was a place to escape and vent!

Of the many opportunities I’ve had as a blogger one of the best has to be the chance to give something back. Whether its just a little helpful advice or a smile from something I’ve written, a giveaway, or getting involved in charitable events and spreading awareness.

So in a similar way that I gave Lil’F’s 1st birthday gifts to Comic Relief I’m sharing my Blogaversary gifts with you readers. Every day for the next week or so I’ve arranged the chance for you to win some great prizes. The first prize which was kindly donated by Blossoms Healthcare is Dr Christian’s Guide to Growing Up’. His book is full of advice for parents of adolescents to ease the fears and uncertainties during puberty.

Just like the children the blog seems to grow all the time, I can’t believe how much has happened in a year and I’m really excited to see where it takes us in the future!

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All giveaways close 31st May so make sure you pop in regularly for a chance at them all!


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Open to UK Residents aged 18 and over.

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