From Underneath a Pile of Poopy Diapers I Deliver Inspiration!19
June 16, 2013 by Katia
This is long overdue. Think ridiculously long overdue. A couple of months ago two amazing ladies thought my blog was inspiring and decided to award me for that. They are Jean at Mama Schmama and Laura at Real Life Mommy. Since it only took me almost two months to collect the award they may not be so impressed anymore, but for the sake a Monday post, let’s just all pretend that we are in agreement that I’m pretty damn inspiring.
There’s a bunch of rules attached to this award. In real life, there’s nothing that scares me more than breaking rules, but the blogosphere is wonderful in that it’s not real life. I’m about to break the rules. My inspiration? Dana at Kiss my List.
One of the rules is to nominate and award 15 other blogs. Instead of nominating them, I’m going to list 15 posts for you to read. Posts that inspired, moved me or made me laugh or think or ache.
Instead of listing 7 facts about myself, I won’t.
And to the really interesting part. 15 inspiring posts:
Chicken Soup for the Bowl by Mama Schmama for Tyop Aretist
Justified Melodramatic Gratitude by Mama Schmama
How to Raise Emotionally Intelligent Children by Mommy, for Real
To Swear or no to Swear – Why Are People Uncomfortable with Profanity – Mommy, for Real
What You Can Learn From my Beginning Years of Terrible Teaching by School of Smock
In Defence of Oversharing Parents Who Won’t Shut Up by School of Smock
The Land of Empathy and Wonder by Finding Ninee
Our Land Series – I have Sensory Processing Disorder. If I’m Loud or Rude or Refuse to Talk to you, Please Don’t Take it Personally by My Skewed View for Finding Ninee
Meet Ed Pate, Salesman by The Waiting
Dear Mom, Can You Tell Me How You’ve Done It? by Little Miss Wordy on Black Box Warning
They Tell You “It Gets Easier”, They Lie by Nothing by The Book
When Your Child is Confronted With Bigotry by Kiss My List
Introduction to Eating Disorders by Urban Moo Cow
Catnap by Tao of Poop
Views From a Passenger by Tao of Poop
Instead of 15 posts let’s do 17!
Why do I Blog by Julie Deneen 2.0
I Blog by Whatevs
I’m sure there are so many more posts that I’ve retweeted, shared, commented on which inspired me in the past few weeks that I’ll regret forgetting to include (already flooded: how did I forget Considerings and On Fecund Thought?) but I may start posting links to posts here.
Finally, thank you so much again, dear Jean and Laura and everyone else who reads and enjoys the blog. It makes a huge difference knowing that I’m not writing into a void.
P.S. Any HISTORY BUFFS out there? Next week I’m co-hosting my favourite blog hop: Finish the Sentence Friday. The topic is dinner with any historical figure. Who would it be for you? You can link up on my blog starting from Thursday evening. I’ll be posting more information.
Ok now I know why you were digging :). Katia, I have no place among you and that great list of bloggers so I’m very complimented and also, don’t take me off the list, it might trick people into visiting me!!! Love how you broke the rules.
Whoever ends up reading those pieces won’t regret it! They’re truly wonderful.
Thanks, sistah! Truly a great list of people to be associated with. xo
Isn’t it? Present company included (meaning you, not me. Just thought I should clarify).
This is brilliant, Katia! I am tickled pink because never in a million years would I have thought that I would be the inspiration for breaking the rules. I am such a rule follower in real life – you have made my day 🙂 And I’m honored to be included with the other writers in your 17 posts; I can’t wait to read all of the others. Thank you!!
I remember you mentioning that, because I’ve identified with that statement so much!
So you’re saying that I’m not the only one who takes a while to get the award posts up? I’m so bad about it-I appreciate every one I get I’m just so terrible at sitting down and writing it all up! I’ve read most of these posts already and was tickled to see them mentioned, we love similar great bloggers! 😀
Great minds taste alike! 😀 Have to get around to reading your Character Assassination Carousel piece. It’s so funny, yesterday I read Jean’s and I was thinking I’m LOVING this, I should try to do one and just as I was thinking that, I’ve noticed you posted on FB. Can’t wait to read!
Congrats! And it’s never too late- but what IS the award? You never mention.
OMG, I included a pic and never checked to see if it was posted or not! Thanks for the reminder, Cheryl. It’s called the Very Inspiring Blogger award. 🙂
Always here to help Katia! You deserve it- you ARE inspiring!
Wow, you have included me with some real blogging heavyweights! Thank you! ;D
You are the sweetest, best blog friend ever. I speak for all of us above when I say, WE LOVE YOU! You definitely deserve this award, as the word “inspiring” only barely comes close to describing you! Big hugs- thanks for making my day! xoxoxo
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Thank you so MUCH Katia! I am just as inspired by your blog. Your are truly unique, and the sense of humor and insight you bring to your posts are why we all follow you!
Thank you so much, Katia! A few birdie, bloggy friends told me that you wrote this post, and I’m just now getting over here to read it! There is nothing better than to know that your words were viewed as inspring by someone else! The cherry on top is when the person is also a lovely person and a talented writer like you. Thank you! You made my day!
OMG I so do not deserve this because I’m just seeing it now. I have an award post that I’ll likely never publish and THANK YOU SO SOS SO SO SO much for putting me on your list. You are amazing and inspiring and overall wonderful. And I can’t believe that you put me with all of these other amazing bloggers! Thank you!! So much. I adore you and you completely deserve to be recognized everywhere in the world.