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The MAD Blog Awards Sponsored By Parentdish.Co.Uk

14/08/2014 16:53 | Updated 22 May 2015

The MAD Blog Awards sponsored by Parentdish.co.uk

* More than 1,000 blogs were nominated in this year's MAD Blog Awards.

* During a period of six weeks this spring, more than 150,000 nominations and votes were cast.

* Seventy six finalists were chosen.

And this week, the parent blogging community gathers at the annual MAD Blog Awards to find out which blogs will win the coveted MAD Blog Awards trophies. The Parentdish team will be at the ceremony at the Royal Garden Hotel, Kensington to support the finalists (and perhaps sneak the odd glass of champagne).

The MAD Blog Awards is about more than trophies, though. It's a celebration of the extraordinary stories and achievements of very ordinary mums and dads.

The finalists include bloggers who are raising children facing enormous physical and emotional challenges. There are families who break moulds, and encourage us to look at the world through different eyes. We share stories about families doing extraordinary things and inspiring whole communities.

Many of the finalists are gifted writers and photographers. Their blogs are a riot of compelling words and pictures, spilling joy from every post. A parent blogger can make you laugh, make you cry, or inspire you to change the way you live. It's powerful stuff.

What we've learned from four years of running the MAD Blog Awards is that ordinary life and ordinary families are worth celebrating. That there's great craft and skill in capturing your family life, and sharing that story with the world, online.

If you'd like to discover this year's MAD Blog Awards finalists, why not click through some of the links below?

You can follow the awards LIVE on our live blog, which will be available via our website (www.the-mads.com). If you're on Twitter, you can also follow @madblogawards for regular photos and updates from our awards ceremony.

The MAD Blog Awards 2013 Finalists

MAD Blog of the Year

Frugal Queen

Imagination Tree

Mammy Woo

The Future's Rosie

Take Her Home Now

Best Blog Writer

Best Dad I Can Be

Gammon and Chips

Mammy Woo

Take Her Home Now

Trying my Patients

Best Baby Blog

Crazy with Twins

Dear Beautiful

Little Tin Bird

My Two Mums

Mutterings of a Fool

Best Pregnancy Blog

Mum 2 Baby Insomniac

Mummy Daddy and Me

Susan K Mann

The Mummy Adventure

Working Berlin Mum

Best Family Travel Blog

All the Camping Gear

Jetlag and Mayhem

Mums do Travel

Mum's Gone To

The Family Adventure Project

Best New Blog

Best Dad I Can Be

Feeding my Intolerant Child

Just a Normal Mummy

The Future's Rosie

The Radford Family

Best Family Life Blog

Adventures of an Unfit Mother

Fly Lula

MummyDaddyMe

Soft Thistle

The Radford Family

Best Craft Blog

Capture by Lucy

Me and my Shadow

My Little 3 and Me

Rainy Day Mum

The Imagination Tree

Best Food Blog

A Mummy Too

Cakes Photos Life

Frugal Queen

Gourmet Mum

The Curry Guy

Most Innovative Blog

Daddacool

Geek Mummy

Mammasaurus

Science Sparks

Vevivos

Best MAD Blog for Family Fun

Coombe Mill Blog

Family Four Fun

Gammon and Chips

Grenglish

The Boy and Me

Best Fashion & Beauty Blog

Fashion Detective

Maggie Stone

Side Street Style

Style Me Sunday

Transatlantic Blonde

Best Thrifty Blog

Baby Budgeting

Fly Lula

Frugal Family

Frugal Queen

Mortgage Free in Three

Best Schooldays Blog

Actually Mummy

But Why Mummy Why

Mum of Three World

Raisie Bay

Thinly Spread

Most Entertaining Blog

Goodbye Pert Breasts

Mama Bear with Me

Mothering Frights

The Kraken Wakes

The Only Way is Melbourne

Best Blog Photography

Capture by Lucy

Little Ruby Loves

Mummy Daddy Me

Shutterflies

The Boy and Me

Outstanding Contribution Award

Alexander Residence

Childcare is Fun

Dorky Mum

Downs Side Up

Edspire

Kate on Thin Ice

Mummy from the Heart

Not Even A

Patch of Puddles

Thinly Spread

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