Oh My God – I’m a Finalist!!!!!


Morning my lovelies, from a very happy Fi!!

I was chilling last night catching up on my beloved Emmerdale (!) when I had a tweet from my gorgeous friend Maddy over at The Speed Bump (amazing blog – check her out) telling me to look at a link she’d tweeted me.  And Oh My God, you can imagine the excitement that took over me when I saw the link was announcing this years finalists for the 2016 MAD Blog Awards. I could not believe it when I saw my websites name there, as a finalist in the category of Best Baby Blog. I literally started to shake, I am so beyond thrilled and in a fair amount of shock; over 8,000 blogs were nominated across all the award catagories and there is my little websites name amongst them!


I am so grateful that people have taken the time to vote for me. I like to think my style of writing is fairly unique; I’ll let you in on a secret. Apart from sensible stuff like spelling and grammar, I don’t edit my posts once I’ve written them! When I write a blog, it always comes from the heart; I write with my emotions and I write exactly what is in my head at that moment. I think that makes you lovely readers warm to me, and relate to what I’m saying. I’m quite emotional and I don’t beat about the bush; I like to be honest in what I write whether that be giving baby advice like I did to my gorgeous pregnant friend Bex (see my letter to her here) to my views on controversial subjects such as C Sections and Breastfeeding

Most of all I am so grateful to anyone that voted for me. It’s such a special and personal thing to me; that someone would take time out of their day to vote for little old me in these brilliant awards. It means so much that you have enjoyed my writing enough to do that and I really hope the things I write have helped you, made you realise you’re not on your own with some of the challenges us Mummys endure, and that they’ve made you smile.

I am so ridiculously happy and grateful right now. I’m not naive; I know it’s a massive long shot to make it to the next stage given the amazing bloggers that are also in this category, but I am just so grateful to have made it this far. My blog is my passion, along with Josh of course (doesn’t he look proud of his Mummy – and I love him for giving me so many lovely things to write about) and to know I’ve been recognised for what I’ve achieved so far is mind boggling and wonderful!

Proud of his Mummy ❤

And I am also thrilled to see some of my favourite bloggers also nominated in their categories; I will be first in line voting for you! I feel so lucky that I can count some of these fabulous and talented writers as friends.

So, let the nagging commence. If you would like to vote for me to progress even further (oh please, pretty please) please cast your vote here and remember I am in the final category for Best Baby Blog. Voting is open for four weeks from today.

Once again a huge thank you to anyone who voted for me; I literally love you right now! You’ve made this girls month and given me a great reason to crack open the prosecco tonight!  And as you can see you’ve put a huge smile on my face!

Much love and hugs to you all.

Happy Fi xxxxx

94 thoughts on “Oh My God – I’m a Finalist!!!!!

  1. Congratulations lovely lady! I’m so excited for you and you truly deserve your place in the final. I’ll be voting for you! Xx


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  2. I think that writing from the heart is the only way to write! It’s something that I always do, because it’s important to me that my posts seem genuine. And even without the obligatory spelling and grammar editing, it still takes me ages to write a post sometimes! So happy for you, I’ll be keeping everything crossed for you! #KCACOLS

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  3. Congratulations! Such a great achievement. I’ll keep my fingers crossed for you and keep you in mind for a vote! I think it’s only fair I go check the competition! As you are the only one I’ve heard of before then your chances are high for my vote lol! #kcacols

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  4. Ahh well deserved, was very happy to see your name in the list! Enjoy the fizzly excitement…and the awards party! I love what you said about writing from the heart, I do think that’s often where the best blogs come from. Congratulations lovely! #bigpinklink

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  5. Huge congratulations to you. What a wonderful achievement. I think writing from your heart is what’s best; I also think it’s a hugely personal thing to write as you’re sharing a little bit of yourself with the world and that’s scary and empowering and exhilarating. I am sure your boy is so very proud of his mummy. #bigpinklink

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  6. WAHEEEEEEEEEY!!!!!!!!! I’ve just clicked on the link and voted for you, OBVS!!!!!! I love what you said about not editing your posts-that seems so clear now you’ve said it!! I love it when I get one of your posts, because it’s like sitting down with a friend, and having a lovely chat, with no judgment, baring your soul, and a good laugh!! I hope you smash it Fi, best of luck to you, so well deserved!!!

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    1. Ah honey thank you sooooooooooo much! It’s so exciting and I can’t believe I’ve got to the finals. I’m so grateful for you voting for me! Your words about my blog mean so much to me. Massive hug xx #bigpinklink


  7. Massive Congratulation lovely! Your blog is amazing (and I’m not just saying that), I love it! Fingers crossed for the finals. Claire x

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  8. Huge congratulations, and you do know the only progression to the next stage is winning, you are a finalist not shortlisted, whoohooo see you in September at the awards ceremony xxx

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  9. Hurrah!! Congratulations again my love!! I have already voted for you so fingers crossed they call your name!! I’m so looking forward to meet you at the ceremonyand I’m sure we will have a great night!! Thanks so much for sharing this at #KCACOLS. I love having you here. I’m looking forward to co-hosting with you very soon!! Yay!! 🙂 xx

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  10. I’m sure it’s no surprise to you that I voted for you in this category – for all the reasons you have written about here. You are such an endearing blogger, I have always been touched by your warmth and friendship – even if it is through a screen. Best of luck Fi, I really hope you bag it! xxx
    Thanks for linking up to #coolmumclub – appreciate all your support and don;t forget us when you’re a famous bogger 😉

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  11. Congratulations lovely! It’s such a huge achievement and you so so SO deserve it. Your writing is unique, and also the way we’ve followed your pregnancy and now Josh, is just lovely, but in saying that your other posts that are just ‘you’ talking are so emotive and your passion shines through. Thanks for sharing, and good luck, I’ve voted for you x

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    1. Thank you so much honey this comment has made my day – which has been a bit of a shit one so this makes it even more appreciated! I love that you are following us through the madness. Thank you SO much for voting chick xx #thebabyformula


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