by Carolyn on October 16, 2009

<p>awards</p>I was given a blog award today!

It’s so neat to be acknowledged as a great blog on someone else’s blog.  That they would use their own corner of the internet to point readers to mine is a true honor.  But it made me remember that I’ve been terribly delinquent in showing my appreciation for a few other awards I was given last month.  Luckily for me, none of these awards came with a torturous fun and enlightening meme, so I’m simply going to point you in the direction of the blogger who awarded me and pass each on to one blogger as well. (side note:  All links will open in a new window, so don’t be afraid to click!)

My first award ever came from La Belle Mere.  Rebecca is a saucy stepmom from the UK and I look forward to her every post.  If you go to her site, I especially like some of her earlier posts, including her ‘Being a Stepmom Makes You Mental’ series.  Her Wednesday ‘Mid Week Funny’ posts also never fail to make me laugh.  I have to be careful that I don’t read them with a full mouth of coffee, if you know what I mean.  She gave me the ‘Splash Award’.


And this award is to go to someone who I find inspiring.  I love reading This Mama’s Dharma.  A single mom who has shown me what it means to be single, raising a son truly on her own.  I love her writing.

The next award I was given was from Heather over at Theta Mom.  The premise behind her blog is that she’s not an alpha mom or beta mom, but a genuine or ‘theta’ mom.  She’s great and is one blogger that I actually feel like I’ve become friends with in the wide wide blogosphere.  She has a son and daughter just like me and our daughters are almost the same age.  If you’re feeling like you need some ‘me time’ you can participate in her ‘Time Out for Theta Mom Thursday’.  She gave me the ‘Loyal Award’.


The award is to recognize loyal followers (and I must say I do try to comment on each post of Heather’s).  But I can’t single out just one commenter.  I love them all and since I use CommentLuv, you can find their blogs yourself simply by clicking on the link after each of their comments.  Instead, I’m going to award this to my friend Deesha at Coparenting101.  She has actually cross posted a couple of my articles and has promoted me numerous times on her site.  I love her site too.  If you find yourself struggling in coparenting and you’re looking for some inspiration from a shining example, go check her out.

My third award came from Sass over at Hot Piece of Sass.  Talk about sassy!  This single girl tells it like it is and pulls no punches about her sexy sassy single life.  And seriously?  I think she should have been my high school biology teacher.  Her science lessons are nothing short of awesome.  She gave me the ‘Your Blog is Fabulous’ award.


Now for a truly fabulous blog.  This blog is nothing about divorce, but I almost jump out of my seat in excitement when I see her in my reader.  She is simply The Bloggess.  She has an advice column, sex column, mommy posts and regular posts.  Remember, I tend to read edgier bloggers and I’ve yet to read someone who I would call edgier than her.  I’m also not sure if I’ve read anyone as funny as her.  Seriously.  Once you go you won’t be able to stop.  I’m pretty much addicted to her.  If you go into withdrawals between posts like I do, follow her on Twitter.  Her tweets are priceless.

And now for today’s award.  I already told you a bit about Erin from The Erin Experiment.  This lady is a stepdaughter and stepmom.  She not only runs her personal blog, but she also started Stepchicks, an online community for stepmoms and of course she’s a founder of The Stepfamily Letter Project, one of my newest fave divorce resources.  I really like reading Erin’s posts because although she tells it like it is on the stepmom front, it’s always tempered with her experience as a stepchild.  Love her.


And she thinks I’m an awesome girl, how awesome is that?  There are really so many blogistas I could pass this on to.  But there is a new blog on the scene which is not only written by a stepmom who is also a stepdaughter, but she’s…..Canadian!!  How can I not promote my own awesome countryman? What I love about her posts is her positivity.  She discusses how hard step-parenting is, but she’s always lifting the role up too, as can be seen in her blog title Stepmoms Rock!

Well, that should give you enough reading material until I get my next post up.  I want to apologize again for being kind of lame these last couple of weeks.  I’m about half finished my next post (which is going to be a good one, I promise) but life has been kicking my blogging butt as of late.  But as I’ve written to fellow bloggers – blogging is awesome, but living is better.

See you again soon!


{ 24 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Eyes Wide Open October 16, 2009 at 10:11 am

Wooo! Congrats on all your awardy goodness!!! And, happy weekend!
.-= Eyes Wide Open´s last blog ..Hey, Check Him Out! =-.


2 Carolyn October 16, 2009 at 9:31 pm

Thanks EWO!


3 Tammy October 16, 2009 at 1:19 pm

Congrats Carolyn! You deserve them all. When I find some more free time, I will definitely check out the other blogs.


4 Carolyn October 16, 2009 at 9:31 pm

Thanks Tammy. I’ll shortlist it for you. Definitely go to The Bloggess. You will LOVE her. You would also probably enjoy Theta Mom and Sass (you will get as big a kick out of her science posts as I do, I know it). The rest are awesome but directly ‘divorce’ or ‘blended family’ related.


5 Urchin October 16, 2009 at 1:20 pm

This is great! You’ve gotten so many awards, and that you pass them on is something I haven’t encountered with any other blog I read. (Yes I do read, I’ve just been a quiet blogstalker of late) You give so much, Carolyn, you deserve each of these awards, and so many more!


6 Carolyn October 16, 2009 at 9:28 pm

Thank you Urchin. :)


7 One Sassy Girl October 16, 2009 at 3:41 pm

Well done!! You deserve all the accolades :)
.-= One Sassy Girl´s last blog ..Faux Friends =-.


8 Carolyn October 16, 2009 at 9:27 pm

Thanks Sass!


9 Yaya October 16, 2009 at 5:02 pm

Wow! Look at all your awards! Congrats!
.-= Yaya´s last blog ..Friday Fragments/Focus Friday =-.


10 Carolyn October 16, 2009 at 9:27 pm

Thanks Yaya!


11 Melissa B. October 17, 2009 at 7:13 am

Congrats on all the bloggy bling! SITS sent me by, and I’m glad they did. Happy Saturday Sharefest!

I Left My Heart…in SFO
.-= Melissa B.´s last blog ..I Left My Heart…in SFO =-.


12 Carolyn October 18, 2009 at 11:59 pm

Thanks Melissa!


13 Holly Ann October 17, 2009 at 2:49 pm

Every single one of your awards is much deserved… i get so much from your blog… thank you!!!


14 Carolyn October 18, 2009 at 11:59 pm

Thanks Holly. I love yours too.


15 Angelia Sims October 17, 2009 at 7:17 pm

Awesome awards! Great way to give back and share their achievements as well.
I will definitely check them out. :-)
.-= Angelia Sims´s last blog ..Babe, This is better than a ring =-.


16 Carolyn October 18, 2009 at 11:59 pm

I hope you enjoy them as much as I do!


17 Tonya October 18, 2009 at 8:36 am

Visiting from SITS. Have a blessed day.


18 Carolyn October 19, 2009 at 12:00 am

Thanks Tonya!


19 Erica October 18, 2009 at 10:20 am

Wow that is a lot of awards! Thanks for stopping by. If you know anyone who would be interested in my non profit, please pass the link on. We need help spreading the word. Have a great sunday. Also, how do you get all the links on your blog for tw.itter, fb, and subscribe by email?


20 Carolyn October 19, 2009 at 12:02 am

It’s actually a wordpress plugin (not sure if they make one for blogger). the facebook one is just a graphic though that I href. I’m sure you can do that on Blogger!


21 Samantha October 18, 2009 at 6:05 pm

Congrats on your awards! This was a cute way of accepting/passing on awards, and it reminded me that I am very, very behind in acknowledging the awards I’ve been given lately!

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog! I hope to have you drop by again soon. :)
.-= Samantha´s last blog ..A Shopping Adventure Gone Wrong =-.


22 Carolyn October 19, 2009 at 12:03 am

It’s easy to get behind! You don’t want to do a post for just one, but then it seems easy to just let them slide too. I finally needed to pass the love. ;)


23 Jenny, Bloggess October 20, 2009 at 2:07 pm

You = awesomeness.



24 Carolyn October 21, 2009 at 11:27 pm

Wow! I didn’t expect you would drop by! Thanks Jenny, I’m addicted to your blog. I’m coming to you when I need therapy again. ;)


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