Last week was pretty exciting for me and my little old Blog.
On Thursday morning I got an email to say that I have made the SHORTLIST in the V by Very Blog Awards. The S-Mum is Shortlisted in TWO categories.
- Best parenting Blog
- Best Blog Post for my post “I am Saying it Out Loud Mum” about my own struggles with “My Little Bitch, Anxiety”
(Read it here
Then, that VERY evening, I received ANOTHER email from the lovely folk at Maternity and Infant to tell me that I have reached the FINAL in their Boots Maternity and Infant Awards.
Now, let me explain to you what a HUGE deal this is to me… Out of the 26 blogs nominated, only 10 make it to the final. This in itself is exciting and the fact that I made it to the top 10 excites me no end. But the MOST exciting thing is seeing my little old name up beside the other 9 bloggers, all of whom I follow and many of whom I hold in regard as being Parenting Blogger royalty in Ireland.
I can’t stop looking at the image of the ten Blog names.
And I can’t thank my readers enough for considering my Smumbles to be worth their time and energy and votes.
Should I never win a thing, I honestly don’t care.
I shall go to these ceremonies and meet lovely people and enjoy the fact that somewhere on the interweb, my words are being recognized as not being complete and utter waffle!
SO thank you to V by Very and the Bloggies and Thank you to Maternity and Infant and to everyone who is in any small way responsible for The S-Mum getting onto these wonderful lists.