10/02/2014 18:08 GMT | Updated 20/05/2015 10:12 BST

MAD Blog Awards Are Now Open For Nominations


The Fifth Annual MAD Blog Awards are now open!

If there's one thing all parents know it's that these times pass quickly – and we all want to remember our children's early years.

That's why an increasing number of mums and dads are setting up parent blogs, where they write about their family lives, from parenting dilemmas to days out, play and craft projects, and personal essays. is the official sponsor of the fifth annual MAD Blog Awards, which recognise the best and brightest UK parent blogs.

If you're a blog fan, then the MADs is your chance to nominate your favourite blogger for an award. If bloggers reach the finals, they will be invited to a glamorous red carpet awards ceremony in London, where they could bring home a trophy and some fabulous prizes.

Haven't explored parent blogs yet? You're missing out!

Check out the winners of last year's MAD Blog Awards to find some of the very best parent blogs in the UK. Whether you're a fan of delicious recipes, crafting with kids, or photography, you'll find a blog written by a mum or dad.

Blogs can also provide a lifeline on days when you're struggling – parent blogs provide invaluable advice on support on everything from post-natal depression to autism, Downs Syndrome and bereavement.

Head over to the MAD Blog Awards website to nominate your favourite blogs. We'll be announcing the finalists here on Parentdish in a few weeks' time.

You can also keep up with the latest news from the MADs on Facebook and Twitter.