Hard to believe that a year ago, angels & urchins blog was a finalist (we blush, but it’s true) in the newly hatched The MADs blog awards. Created to celebrate the work of parent bloggers, the MADs is now in its second year. Word has got out about this platform for aspiring writers, product reviewers and givers of insights into family life, and the awards have grown. There are now 15 categories, each of them focusing on a specific topic, such as Family Fun, Inspirational Writing, or Humour.
And we’re nominated again! Which is very exciting, and think you to everyone who has clicked through for us. If you’d like to give us a nod in any of the 15 categories, click here for The Mads’ nomination page.
Need convincing? OK, here’s a few reasons why.
angels & urchins magazine is 10 years old this year. We don’t look it? Why thank you. The much more youthful blog is feeling like a younger sibling by comparison, so please help quash left-out-last-child-syndrome by helping us with a vote.
Last year angels & urchins blog attempted to woo voters by offering Gu Chocolate Tiffins as bait. Horrendous bribery, but needs must. These little morsels (far too small to contain calories, surely…) are still the snack of choice, and 1 vote = 1 Gu. Once you’ve voted, simply leave a comment saying ‘Go Gu’ and we’ll send you your Tiffin(s).
If we get through as a finalist (and now we’re being serious. Seriously) then we’re going to start a very exciting new venture on the blog. It’s a bit hush hush at this stage, but involves the words ‘free’ and ‘books’. Oh, and Gu. Ignore that last sentence. Nothing about this new venture involves free chocolate. Which now I’m seeing it in black and white seems a huge oversight. So I’ll see what I can do.
So, er, VOTE. Thanks.
We love the parent blogging world. Where else can you read about the parallels between toddlers and hip-hop artists (thank you Mrshev), eye-wateringly rude GPs (Eh, Mummy, you had me in stitches), and missives about maternal life all around the world? I’ve long followed The Iota Quota about a thoughtful and funny mum in America’s Midwest, and am pretty jealous about Nappy Valley Girl‘s life on Long Island, also in the US. I don’t know Nappy Valley Girl, but before her US sojourn she lived in the same part of London as me, so I often find myself pondering how I’d react to a similar stint abroad.
And before you vote, Happy Easter!