Friday, 10 August 2012

Versatile Blogger Award

I opened up my e-mail the other day and saw that I had a comment on my last blog post. I'd been nominated for the Versatile Blogger Award. The comment was from halfpastnormal blogger, Angela, and wow, it made me feel like quoting Sally Field when she accepted her Oscar in 1984, "You like like me!"

I started blogging because I love to write and because I wanted to keep friends and family up to date on what was going on with our family. That quickly evolved into wanting to share about Carter, in hopes that I might connect with other special needs parents, and that developed into wanting to advocate and raise awareness about people who communicate differently.

I now have a More Than Words Facebook page where I share my blog posts, and other info about disability issues. I'm also on Twitter. And I'm happy to say that I've made connections, and continue to make connections, far beyond what I ever imagined. There are so many amazing bloggers out there, I can't keep up. And not just special needs bloggers - people blog about anything and everything, it seems!

I still have a lot to learn about blogging and social media, but I'm enjoying my experience so far. So, thanks, Angela for liking me nominating my blog. I really enjoy reading your blog and I know that others will too.

A bit about halfpastnormal:

Angela blogs about living in the world of special needs. Her husband has ADHD, her son has Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD) and sensory processing disorder, and her daughter has Prader-Willi Syndrome (PWS). And, if you can believe it, she is a special education teacher. With all this on her plate, Angela still has a great sense of humour.

Now, go to this link halfpastnormal and check out Angela's blog. You won't be disappointed.

Here’s more information about the Versatile Blogger Award
If you get the award, here are the rules:
  1. Thank the person that gave you the award in a blog post & link back to their blog.
  2. Pass the award on to 15 bloggers you follow.
  3. Include 7 random things about yourself in your post.
  4. Include the rules in your post.
  5. Notify your nominees by leaving a comment on their blog.
Here are my top 15 10 in no particular order (Yes, I only have 10 bloggers on my list. What can I say? I'm a newbie blogger. That's my excuse, and I'm sticking to it.):

Mom-ology  autism mom, home schooler, martial arts expert, blogger with loads of give-aways.

Hormone Soup  blogging about hormones and how they impact our bodies...from PMS to infertility to miscarriage to post partum anxiety. She covers it all.

Uncommon Sense  blogging about her family life and about her 3 year old daughter who has global developmental delays and who uses a speech generating device to communicate.

21 + 21 + 21  blogging about her thoughts on Down syndrome while living in Mexico City with her family (you have to click the link to check out her beautiful baby girl)

A Vision For Our Kids  an inspirational blog for parents - follows the philosophy that in order to raise happy, healthy children, parents need to be happy and healthy too.

I Miss You When I Blink  humour writer who blogs about life. She takes the everyday and makes it laugh out loud funny.

Listen To My Words With Your Heart   a blog about family life and raising a child with special needs (Childhood Apraxia of Speech / CAS)

With A Little Moxie   blogging about travel and family life with two children, one with Down syndrome

Momaical  she takes the 'been there, done that' moments of Stay-At-Home-Momhood and writes them into stories fit for a stand-up comedian.

Herding Cats  an American living in Ireland who is writing a book. She has four children. Her youngest daughter has a developmental disability.

And finally, here are 7 random things about me:

1. I love chocolate.
2. I'm a hockey fan. Go Leafs!
3. I hate reality TV. In fact, I don't watch much TV at all. I'd rather curl up on the couch with a  good book.
4. I have big feet which makes it hard to have a shoe fetish. I'm just happy when I can find some half decent shoes in my size.
5. I'm five foot eleven but people never accept that as my height. They insist that I must be 'at least' six feet tall.
6. I have blue eyes but people never accept that as my eye colour. They insist that my eyes are green.
7. Apparently I don't know myself very well (see random things #5 and #6). The chocolate, hockey and book loving I am absolutely sure about. Oh, and also the size of my feet. I keep waiting for someone to insist that they aren't really that big. Doesn't look like that's going to happen anytime soon.


  1. awww - thanks stacey... that's so nice! appreciate you thinking of me :) now i have some work to do!! :) hope you are enjoying your summer!

  2. Thank you! I'm honored!
    Noe, let's see how long it will actually take me to pass this on (we're in the middle of relocating to a whole other country, so I feel like i have *some* procrastinational rights... ;)

  3. Thank you so very much for this honor! I am in with some amazing company! Now I will pay it forward.

  4. Thanks, Stacey!

    I was in Pittsburgh right after you guys for the ISAAC conference (Maya was still too young for the camp). I hope that you guys had a great time!