Its Officially Award Season! #MadBlogAwards #BiBs2016

My Petit Canard Blog Nomination Pic

It’s officially award season in parent blogger land! Both the Tots 100 MAD Blog Awards (Mum and Dad) and the Brit Mums BiBs Award (Brilliance in Blogging) nominations opened yesterday, so to say there are very exciting times ahead is a bit of an understatement.

Last year I didn’t enter or really get involved in either of the awards because up until that point my blog had been on a bit of a hiatus and was a little unloved. But a tumultuous 2015 led me back to my blog and to me finally finding my passion. Since then I have been pretty much obsessed with my blog, and blogging in general and so whilst 2015 was the year that I found my passion for blogging, I declared at the start of the year that 2016 would be the year of opportunity. So I am putting myself out there, declaring my hand and putting my stake in the ground whilst inwardly cringing at the same time, but it wouldn’t be progress if it wasnt scary.

I feel like I’ve been on a massive journey over the last year, both in life generally, at work and with my blog. I finally feel like I have found my place in the world and I hope that through my blog I am bringing some of you along with me. So for those that have enjoyed reading My Petit Canard and keeping up with me and my little expanding family, I would absolutely love, be suitably flattered and pleasantly embarrassed in equal measure by your nominations in both or either of these rather prestigious of parent blogger awards.

You can vote in any of the 15 MAD blog award categories up until the 8th of April and any of the 12 BiBs award categories until the 13th of April. I’ll be spreading the blog love and doing the same for all the blogs I love! #MadBlogAwards #BiBs2016

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My Petit Canard



    • March 21, 2016 / 10:23 pm

      Thank you, that means so much Jess! The excitement definitely feels like its picked up a notch on the social media channels today, exciting times ahead! πŸ™‚

  1. March 20, 2016 / 9:38 pm

    Good luck lovely, I have only found your blog in the last few months but I am really enjoying it xx

    • March 21, 2016 / 10:15 pm

      Thank you, really lovely to hear that! I would say absolutely the same about your blog, I think you write so wonderfully. I really enjoy reading your posts πŸ™‚

  2. March 21, 2016 / 7:14 am

    Good luck lovely! Like you I am hoping for a nomination – gotta be in it to win it! Love your blog so I’m sure you’ll do fabulously x #MarvMondays

    • March 21, 2016 / 10:14 pm

      Absolutely! Good luck to you too, im sure you will get some fab nominations πŸ™‚

  3. March 21, 2016 / 7:33 am

    Yaay that is great that you want to be nominated. I really love your blog so I will be adding you to my list πŸ™‚ x #marvmondays
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    • March 21, 2016 / 10:11 pm

      Aww thanks lovely! I read your nomination post recently and thought it was fab, sure you will do fantastically well. You write such great posts. Must catch up on all my commenting and leave you some comments! Good luck with the nominations πŸ™‚

  4. March 21, 2016 / 8:00 am

    Well done on putting yourself forward hun, I love your blog so I’ll definitely be nominating for you. I am too scared to nominate myself, only been blogging a short time and it needs a lot of work – but I keep thinking that there really is nothing to loose. Good luck with the awards and fingers crossed for you. Claire x #MarvMonday #KCACOLS
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      March 21, 2016 / 10:13 pm

      There really is nothing to lose! You should totally do it πŸ™‚ Although, as I’ve said to others, you dont actually have to put yourself forwards for others to nominate you. You may find you get some/lots anyway. I guess it just helps to raise your hand sometimes πŸ˜‰ Thank you for the lovely words about my blog, it really does mean a lot to hear people say they enjoy reading it x

  5. March 21, 2016 / 8:35 am

    Good luck! Hope you get lots of nominations, you have such a lovely blog I’m sure you will do well! I doubt I will get anywhere in the awards as there are so many fantastic blogs out there, but I hope I get a few nominations from my readers, that will definitely make my day! πŸ™‚ x #marvmondays
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    • March 21, 2016 / 10:10 pm

      Oh im sure you will, you’re posts are great! Thanks for the kind words, it really means a lot to hear people say such lovely things about the blog πŸ™‚ Good luck lovely!

  6. March 21, 2016 / 8:36 am

    good luck lovely! I will be popping in a vote for you. I’m going for Fresh Voice… fingers crossed!
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    • March 21, 2016 / 10:09 pm

      Thanks lovely, and good luck to you too! Sure you will do wonderfully well, you’ve made such an amazing start with blogging πŸ™‚

  7. March 21, 2016 / 8:36 am

    This is a lovely post Emily. It’s nice and humble which I think is great. I feel so weird asking for noms but will go and vote for sure. Thanks for hosting xx
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    • March 21, 2016 / 10:08 pm

      Thanks lovely. Such a fine line writing a post like this. It doesnt feel comfortable for me either, but I worry that if I dont people might forget about me and my little blog when they are nominating! So glad to hear its come across ok (phew!). Good luck to you too lovely, sure you will get lots of lovely nominations, even if you dont say anything πŸ™‚

    • March 21, 2016 / 10:04 pm

      Thank you, so lovely of you to say that. Its always such a joy to hear people say that they like and enjoy the blog πŸ™‚

  8. March 21, 2016 / 9:28 am

    Good luck lovely! I have only recently come across your blog but I think it is fab! #MarvMondays

    • March 21, 2016 / 10:02 pm

      Thank you! Thats so lovely of you. So nice to hear that you enjoy the blog πŸ™‚ Welcome to Marvellous Mondays, so lovely to have you join us. Hope to see you again next week!

  9. March 21, 2016 / 10:19 am

    Hi Emily,

    Your blog is definitely on my shortlist…it’s so hard to know who to put where though isn’t it?! And do you nominate yourself? There’s a question?!
    Thanks for hosting #marvmondays, picking out my post this week, and GOOD LUCK xx
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    • March 21, 2016 / 10:00 pm

      Aww thanks lovely, thats so nice of you. Definitely difficult decisions. So many fab blogs and bloggers to pick from. Tough decisions to be made.. πŸ˜‰

  10. March 21, 2016 / 1:06 pm

    Good luck with the nominations, I very rarely get involved always thinking there are other better blogs more deserving than me but I always enjoy nominating all my favourites though #KCACOLS
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    • March 21, 2016 / 9:59 pm

      Aw, you should never think like that! Your blog is just as worthy as others blogs. Its all about how much people connect with it. Plus, you have nothing to lose either way.. πŸ™‚

  11. March 21, 2016 / 1:46 pm

    Good luck! I’m still in 2 minds about putting myself forward as I have only been blogging for a few months, but will definitely be nominating x #MarvMondays

    • March 21, 2016 / 9:58 pm

      You have nothing to lose by putting yourself forward, however you dont actually have to put yourself out there as people may decide and want to nominate you regardless of whether you’ve said you’d like nominations or not πŸ™‚

  12. March 21, 2016 / 2:45 pm

    Oh wow. Good luck! I don’t think I put enough time into my blog for awards yet (maybe one day) but I should probably get involved with nominating so will check out those links and show you some love.

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    • March 21, 2016 / 9:57 pm

      Aww thanks Nym. Never say never! Its not about how much you put it, its about how much people connect with your blog and I think people probably connect a lot with it. I know I do, I’ve learnt loads from your blog posts πŸ™‚

  13. March 21, 2016 / 4:06 pm

    Ooh good luck! You would be a very worthy winner! Really pleased to hear that you’ve found your place in the world, too πŸ™‚ Thanks for hosting #marvmondays
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    • March 21, 2016 / 9:55 pm

      Thank you lovely, that means so much! Its taken a while, but I’ve finally found what I love to do πŸ™‚

    • March 21, 2016 / 9:54 pm

      Good for you, go for it I say! Sure you will do fantastically well, you have a lovely blog πŸ™‚ Good luck lovely x

  14. March 21, 2016 / 4:58 pm

    I’ve seen these posts everywhere and didn’t even know about these awards until today! I’m only 11 months in to blogging but they seem like a pretty big deal!! Good luck! #MarvMondays
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    • March 21, 2016 / 9:53 pm

      One of the parent blogging highlights of the year! Its such a lovely way to celebrate each other and show some blog love πŸ™‚ I cant believe that your blog is only 11 months old, it seems so much more established! Youre blog is so lovely, your posts so personal, touching and powerful I wouldnt be surprised if you got a fair few nominations πŸ™‚

    • March 21, 2016 / 9:51 pm

      Thank you, thats a really lovely thing to say and means so much πŸ™‚ Its really does bring a smile to my face when people say that they enjoy reading my posts x

  15. March 21, 2016 / 6:58 pm

    Good luck! I’m just too busy to add another thing to my blogging to do list at the mo but hope to look more into awards next year πŸ™‚ #shareitsunday
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    • March 21, 2016 / 9:48 pm

      Thank you, its so lovely of you to say that πŸ™‚ I think its really difficult to put yourself out there, but not make yourself sound or feel like you’re being pushy so im glad to hear that it comes across ok! x

  16. March 21, 2016 / 10:51 pm

    Good luck! I’ve done my nominations for the mad blog awards just need to do my BiBs now. It took me forever to decide as there are so many good blogs out there.x #marvmondays
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    • March 21, 2016 / 11:03 pm

      Thanks, same to you too lovely! Its a really tough one, I was planning to do it over the weekend but didnt get the chance to so im looking forward to having lots of time on my day off on Wednesday to do them whilst the little one is at nursery and the husband is at work. I cant wait πŸ™‚

    • March 22, 2016 / 7:03 am

      Thank you, so lovely to say that. Good luck to you too, you are such a fabulous writer and blogger im sure you will do well this year πŸ™‚

  17. March 22, 2016 / 11:33 am

    Good luck, we’re the same as you and have really put ourselves out there this year!! Our campaign trail post is also up. It’s really daunting! Good luck my lovely #TwinklyTuesday
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    • March 27, 2016 / 12:33 am

      Good luck to you too then lovely! Duanting, but fun and lovely to take part πŸ™‚

  18. March 22, 2016 / 2:08 pm

    Good luck! I’ll just be voting, I don’t think I’ve done enough this year for anything else

    • March 27, 2016 / 12:32 am

      Thanks, good luck with all the voting, so many great blogs out there to choose from! Never say never, you might find that your readers vote for you even if you dont put yourself out there πŸ™‚

    • March 27, 2016 / 12:31 am

      Thanks lovely, its just nice to take part having missed out last year πŸ™‚

    • March 27, 2016 / 12:30 am

      Thanks lovely, really appreciate it πŸ™‚

  19. March 26, 2016 / 8:23 pm

    Good luck!! I tend not to jump on the awards bandwagon but wish everyone with their amazing blogs good luck πŸ™‚ Thanks for hosting #marvmondays
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    • March 27, 2016 / 12:27 am

      Thanks lovely, thats so nice of you πŸ™‚

  20. March 28, 2016 / 9:48 pm

    I didn’t get involved last year either and I have done it this year but I am constantly wondering why lol. Good luck with your nominations I am sure you will do fanstastically well πŸ™‚ and thank you for hosting #MarvMondays xx
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    • March 29, 2016 / 9:02 pm

      Oh you absolutely should get involved this year then! Its so nice to get involved and into the spirit and fun of it πŸ™‚

  21. March 30, 2016 / 9:41 pm

    It is great that you do this as it is important to be in it to win it so people need to see that you are interested. As you know I love your blog so I have already nominated you!! So I hope you get lots of nominations my lovely!! Good luck!! Thanks so much for sharing this at #KCACOLS. I would love to see you back on Sat 2nd April when the linky opens again, πŸ™‚ x

    • March 31, 2016 / 8:47 pm

      Thanks lovely lady πŸ™‚ That really means so much. Its so nice to take part and get involved, just to be nominated is a huge deal after only really getting back into blogging in the last year or so. I agree though, there is something about letting people know that you would like them to think about and remember you. There are so many blogs, and so many amazing ones at that, so you dont want to get forgotten! I watched your vlog the other day about the awards and thought it was such a brave and lovely thing to do, I love how honest and personal it is πŸ™‚ x

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