Voting closes for the MAD Blog Awards in 10 hours time, at 9pm on Friday 17th June. After that I promise not to ask again but just for today, if you like my blog and know people who might (or who have an email address quite frankly!) would you ask them to click on this badge and vote for Path of Puddles in the Best Family Life and Most Inspiring Blog categories?
Patch of Puddles is 9 years worth of family life, through births of children, the death of a child, home educating, going to school, coming home again, moving house 5 times, setting up a business in a cupboard and moving it out to a 3000sq foot unit. We’ve done home owning, renting, debts and savings, we’ve done redundancy and striking out on our own, we’ve brought a marriage back from the brink, coped with autism and cleft lips and palates and eczema and asthma and milk intolerances and nut allergies and grief and fear and pain and getting back up again. We’ve faced disability and cerebral palsy and made our choices and lived with them. And grief, dear universe, we’ve done grief.
I don’t think there is more to family life we could cram in. I think winning an award for making it through would be amazing; it’s all here, in the greys and blacks and glorious technicolour of life. And always in yellow, green and white.
Please take a moment to vote for the Puddle Duck Family. Thank you.