03/09/2014 11:34 BST | Updated 20/05/2015 10:12 BST

Finalists Announced In The MAD Blog Awards


Here at Parentdish we are thrilled to sponsor the UK's largest awards for parent blogs, the MAD Blog Awards.

Nominations have been open for the past month - with over 200,000 nominations! Now, if you haven't already, you get the chance to read all of the amazing blogs that have reached the finals, and will be attending the MAD Blog Awards ceremony in London this September.

We would love you to go and visit these five amazing blogs which are shortlisted in the Blog of the Year award:

Edspire is the story of what happens to a family after the unimaginable happens. When Jennie's daughter, Matilda, fell victim to Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, the family found the strength not just to carry on, but to begin fundraising and raising awareness of SIDS in Matilda's memory. Now Jennie is carrying a rainbow baby, and her blog charts the joy, fears and grief that are all a part of her journey.

Frugal Queen is an amazing resource for any one who wants to live a more frugal life. Jane's blog is packed with tips on cooking, crafting and cleaning without spending a fortune, and they work – as Jane proves with her monthly mortgage balance tracker!

The Future's Rosie is the inspiring, informative and brilliantly entertaining story of Tom, a dad to three children, including Rosie, who was born in 2011 with Down's Syndrome and a Complete Atrioventricular Septal Defect (AVSD).

The Radford Family. If you've ever struggled to get your two, three or four children ready for school and nursery on time in the morning, spare a thought for Britain's busiest mum. Sue's blog is a compelling insight into life with 16 (yes, really!) children – with lots of tips on fun family activities, simple crowd-pleasing recipes and baby tips galore!

Trying my Patients is the story of Ella Shaw, an NHS paramedic, and her five-year-old son. Ella's blog posts are uncompromising, honest and provide a compelling insight into the frustrations (and joys) of working on the very front line of the NHS – not to mention balancing raising a family with shift work!

More on Parentdish: All the 2014 MAD Blog Awards finalists