Finalists

Here are the finalists for the MAD Awards 2014.
MAD Blog of the Year

MAD Blog of the Year

The MAD Blog of the Year award recognises the UK parenting blog that makes you want to return time and time again. This sought after award is sponsored by Parentdish and our winning blogger will go home with £750 in fab shopping vouchers.

Shortlisted:

Edspire

The Frugal Queen

The Future's Rosie

The Radford Family

Trying my Patients

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Best Blog Writer

Best Blog Writer

This award recognises someone who demonstrates exceptional skill in their use of words, and consistently writes posts that stay in our memories long after being read. This award is sponsored by The Watch Hut and the winner will receive £500 to spend on watches at the site.

Shortlisted:

Edspire

Man in his Pyjamas

Northern Mum

The Future's Rosie

Trying my Patients

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Best Baby Blog

Best Baby Blog

The Best MAD Baby Blog celebrates the very best blog about a baby born after February 1, 2013. We love these bloggers for sharing those precious early days of bringing up baby, including the highs and lows all new parents will recognise. This award is sponsored by Mothercare, and the winner will receive a fantastic £500 gift voucher to spend at Mothercare or ELC.

Shortlisted:

Chelsea Mamma

Let's Talk Mommy

Make a Long Story Short

Mummy Daddy and Me Makes Three

The Mummy Adventure

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Best Pregnancy Blog

Best Pregnancy Blog

All parents know that 'parenting' begins before a child is born, and this category celebrates all those blogs written by parents-to-be all over the blogging community. Sponsored by Babes with Babies, the winner of this award will receive a fabulous £200 bundle of designer nightwear.

Shortlisted:

Circus Queen

Edspire

It Started with a Squish

Me the Man and the Baby

Mum's the Word

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Best Family Travel Blog

Best Family Travel Blog

This award highlights blogs that regale us with stories of travels with the family to places near and far. Our lucky winner will receive a fantastic £500 holiday rental voucher courtesy of sponsor Home Away.co.uk.

Shortlisted:

Around the World with a Highchair

Jetlag and Mayhem

Kids Days Out Reviews

Mum's Do Travel

The Sojourn Series

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Best New Blog

Best New Blog

Every year, the blogging community grows bigger, with hundreds of new writers joining our ranks. This award celebrates some of the best new talent to emerge over the past 12 months, and is sponsored by Rollersworld.

Shortlisted:

Croque Maman

Don't be Sorry

Hurrah for Gin

Let's Talk Mommy

Skint Dad

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Best Family Life Blog

Outstanding Contribution

This award recognises that blogger who has contributed most to their community, through campaigning, charity work and practical support, and is sponsored by Thorntons. The fab winner in this category will receive a wide selection of chocolate, courtesy of Thorntons, along with a Hudl tablet, Blu-Ray player and selection of box sets, some fab Toni & Guy straighteners and a rather lush Keritan therapy drier.

Shortlist:

Crazy with Twins

 

Downs Side Up

Edspire

Emma and 3 

Gammon and Chips

London Bird Lucy

Mammasaurus/Team Honk

Mummy Barrow 

Spewing Mummy

Thinly Spread 

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Best Craft Blog

Best Craft Blog

Craft blogs are a source of inspiration for many parents and can be held responsible for works of art across the globe. This award looks to find the top UK craft blogger, sponsored by Craft Merrily. The lucky winner will receive the latest iPod touch with camera (perfect for capturing your crafty creations) and a fab £100 hamper of new crafting kit.

Shortlisted:

Along Came Cherry

Jennifer's Little World

Little Button Diaries

My Little 3 and Me

The Imagination Tree

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Best Food Blog

Best Food Blog

Love to cook? This award recognises blogs that provide mouth-watering recipes, healthy dinner options and great family food ideas. This award is sponsored by Kenwood and our winner will receive a fab Kenwood stand mixer worth more than £400!

Shortlisted:

A Mummy Too

Eats Amazing

Frugal Queen

Gourmet Mum

The Crazy Kitchen

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Most Innovative Blog

Most Innovative Blog

The Most Innovative MAD Blog category showcases blogs that sit at the forefront of new technology, introducing new concepts and designs into the parent blogging world. Sponsored by Seagate, the winner will receive a fantastic home media streaming device and a games console, along with a selection of blu-ray movies and games.

Shortlisted:

Geek Mummy

Mammasaurus

My Two Mums

Science Sparks

VeViVos

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Best Thrifty Blog

Best Thrifty Blog

It's been a hard year for many families struggling to make ends meet so thank goodness for thrifty blogs that show us how to make a little go a long way. This category is sponsored by TopCashback and the prize is a brilliant iPad Air 16GB WiFi plus £100 cashback credit at Topcashback.

Shortlisted:

Frugal Family

Frugal Queen

Mortgage Free in Three

My Mummy's Pennies

Skint Dad

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Best Schooldays Blog

Best Schooldays Blog

This award celebrates blogs that share stories of family life with children aged 5-16, and the chaos and fun that comes with it! Sponsored by Halfords. The prize is a fab Nintendo Wii U 32GB for all the family!

Shortlisted:

3 Children and It

Actually Mummy

Adventures of an Unfit Mother

But Why Mummy Why?

Mum of Three World

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Most Entertaining Blog

Most Entertaining Blog

We want to know about the blogs that make your sides ache with laughter, and are guaranteed to make you smile. This category is sponsored by TalkTalk TV and the winner will receive a smart TV complete with YouView box - perfect for watching your favourite TV shows!

Shortlisted:

Adventures of an Unfit Mother

Eeh Bah Mum

Just a Normal Mummy

More than Toast

Northern Mum

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Best Blog Photography

Best Blog Photography

Sometimes pictures can tell stories more effectively than hundreds of words. This award category celebrates the most creative and talented photographers in the parent blogging community, and is sponsored by Olympus. The prize is a brand spanking new Olympus PEN E-PL5 digital camera worth £450!

Shortlisted:

Capture by Lucy

Croque Maman

Mammasaurus

Mummy Daddy Me Makes Three

Podcast Dove

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Best MAD Blog for Family Fun

Best MAD Blog for Family Fun

We all need a little inspiration sometimes, and this award celebrates the bloggers who give us ideas for fun activities at home and days out with the family. Sponsored by Pokemon! The prize is a Pokemon-tasting bundle of trading card games, video games, cuddly toys - and a fab games console for lots more family fun!

Shortlisted:

Coombe Mill

Daddacool

Family Days Tried and Tested

North East Family Fun

Wild and Grizzly

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Homes & Interiors Blog

Best Homes & Interiors Blog

This award recognises those blogs who inspire us to make our homes look more beautiful, with makeovers, shopping tips and more. Sponsored by Brabantia. The winning blogger will receive £500 of product from Brabantia's new interiors range, featuring new colour palettes, must-have accessories and all with an element of surprise in the design!

Shortlisted:

Love Chic Living

Oh, So Amelia

Side Street Style

The White Approach

Tigerlilly Quinn

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