The Beautiful Mama Blog award nominees


Not long ago, I was lucky enough to be nominated for the Beautiful Mama Blog Award by the lovely and generous Valerie at At the time I was new to the world of blogging so I accepted the award and promised to pass it on later once I had found my feet and had a chance to get to know some fellow bloggers.

Well, the time has come.

Here are some beautiful mamas whose blogs I enjoy. You may know them already as we tend to run in tight circles here on WordPress. Go and check them out!

Figs and Twigs 

Mummy Flying Solo

Tiptoe Bay

A Game of Diapers

M & A’s World

If any of the above mamas would like to accept this award, please follow these steps.

1. Display the logo on your blog with a link to my blog

2. Tell us three things you love about motherhood

3. Pass the award on to as many other beautiful mamas as you like


The Sunshine Award

Anthony at Anthony Leonard’s Sexy Cuisine has very kindly nominated me for the Sunshine Award!


I’ve only been blogging for a short while and I’m continually surprised by the friendliness and sense of community amongst my fellow wordpress bloggers.

So, it’s with great pleasure that I accept this award – thanks Anthony.

In the spirit of the Sunshine Award, I have answered these ten questions:

1. Favourite colour? I love jade and emerald green but I’m also a sucker for pink

2. Favourite animal? Cats, elephants

3. Favourite number? 16

4. Favourite colour? Didn’t I answer this already?

5. Favourite drink? English breakfast tea, white with one

6. Facebook or Twitter? Facebook

7. What is your passion? My family

8. Giving or getting presents? I’d be lying if I said that I don’t like getting presents, but it makes me happy to give them too

9. Favourite day of the week? Saturday – if I’m going to get an extra hour of sleep, saturday is the day!

10. Favourite flower? Roses, especially when hubby surprises me with them

I’d like to pass the Sunshine Award on to some blogs I’m enjoying at the moment:

Dinner of Herbs

Little Dinosaur Baby

The Adventures of Fanny P.

angie and james do stuff.

Life at no.2

Hungry Hannah

a nugget of joy for a lifetime of cupcakes

The Dissocial Mom

To accept this award please:

a. Display the Sunshine Award logo on your blog

b. Provide a link to the blog that nominated you

c. Answer the ten questions below

d. Pass the award on

Questions for my nominees:

1. Favourite colour?

2. Favourite animal?

3. Dream destination?

4. Wings or fins?

5. Favourite food?

6. Favourite song of all time?

7. Coffee or tea?

8. Peanut butter or vegemite?

9. Favourite blog at the moment?

10. Favourite book of all time?

The Beautiful Mama Blog Award

Gifted by the lovely Valerie at Atlanta Mom of Three

Gifted by the lovely Valerie at Atlanta Mom of Three

I have been nominated for the Beautiful Mama Blog Award by my new friend, Valerie from Here is a little about how we came to know each other.

When I began this blog just one short week ago, I was having a bad day. It had rained incessantly, my 15 month old daughter was going stir crazy, my partner was at work despite it being Sunday, and I needed a break – badly. So, I sat Little Chop down in front of her favourite DVD with a snack and crept away to the dining table to escape for a little while. A cup of decaf and a Tim Tam later, melbournemummy was born.

I didn’t think anyone would be able to find my blog in the great vastness of the world wide web, let alone comment or subscribe but the next morning I was delighted to find that someone had found my blog through our mutual love of Downton Abbey – and commented – and subscribed! It was Valerie, and her comments made my day.

I have been blown away by the friendliness and camaraderie amongst fellow mummy bloggers and I am so glad to have found this wonderful, supportive community.

So, in the spirit of the Beautiful Mama Award, here are three things I love about motherhood:

1. My daughter lets me see the world through her eyes. Everyday things that had long lost their wonder are new again – especially things in nature like animals, shadows, flowers.

2. My daughter needs me and that makes me feel good. Being needed by someone you love who loves you equally in return in extremely rewarding and makes you feel like you have value as an individual. Which leads me to my next point…

3. My daughter gives me reason for being. Before I had her, I wasn’t sure of my place in the world, but as soon as she came into my life, I knew that if nothing else, I am here for her – to love her, comfort her, teach her and protect her – until my days are over.

And now I’m blubbering…

I’m still new to the blogging world, so I will be passing this award on to other Beautiful Mamas once I’ve had a chance to get to know some of you a little better.