I've said many times before that starting this blog has changed my life. It sounds a bit dramatic to say that, but really it has.
When I first started my blog, on the 28th March 2011 (three years in three days!) I was a new Mum to a 13 week old daughter and I hadn't got a clue what I was doing (with motherhood or online!) but I thought I would give it a go. I named my new blog 'Mummy Daddy and Me makes Three' as Mads was wearing a vest with that sentence on it. I still wish I had thought more about the name.
Over the time I have been blogging I have met some incredible people, made some lifelong friends and made a very best friend. I have had some amazing opportunities, developed a passion for photography and design, and have managed to fulfill a dream of mine when I didn't return to my original online marketing job after the birth of LL, instead working freelance for myself.
But above all I have captured details and memories of our life that I just wouldn't have recorded had I not had my blog. I have visions of one day sitting down with Mads and LL and reading all the posts together, laughing over the stories and reminising over the hundreds of photos I took. This blog gives me the opportunity to write about my number one passion- my girls. And I am so thankful that people find it interesting enough to read. As really in the end of the day, I am just a Mummy who is incredibly proud of her children.
Last year I had the most lovely night at the Mad Blog Awards, getting to dress up for once and feel a little bit special. What made it even more special was that I won the 'Best Pregnancy Blog Award' - something which I didn't even dream I would ever win. I had tears in my eyes when I collected my award, so I am super glad no one videoed it! But it wouldn't have mattered if I hadn't won, just to be nominated felt like such an achievement. (Although the hangover afterwards was a bit of a come down. Note to self- you are not 20 anymore)
This year, I honestly didn't think I would be a finalist. There are some incredible blogs out there, ones which leave me in awe, and so many people deserve recognition for their little piece of online life. But on Sunday night I was treated to a barrage of tweets to let me know that I was a finalist in two categories this year- Best Baby Blog and Best Photography.
I am so shocked, and over the moon to be a finalist, this year more than ever as I have had moments where I have really doubted my blog over the last few months. The other people in my categories, especially photography, are some of my absolute favourite blogs so I am under no illusions I will win but if you love my photographs or tales of life with my gorgeous little ladies then please do consider voting for me. I am really not good at asking for votes in these things!
You just need to look at my whole blog to see posts full of LL and photography, but if you want to see any more then check out my favourite posts and my photography section.
It sounds incredibly cheesy, but thank you to whoever nominated me as it really means so much to me.
This is how LL reacted to the news. She would like to win Best Baby blog the most, as naturally it's all about her!
Voting closes on the 24th April and you can go to the voting page by clicking below or on the shiny new button in my sidebar! Thank you. :)