2015 MAD Blog Awards Finalists


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It’s time!

After weeks of nominations which saw over 5,000 different blogs nominated and 154,000 nominations cast, we have our 2015 finalists. There are six finalists in each category, including one blog chosen by our judges.

From today at 9am, you’ll be able to vote for your favourites in all categories except the Blog of the Year (the winner of this category is chosen by our judging panel). In the meantime, do take a few minutes to go and visit any blogs here that you aren’t already familiar with – they’re all great reads, and well-deserved finalists!


Blog of the Year

Brummy Mummy of 2

Don’t be Sorry

Hurrah for Gin


Stolen Sleep

The Unmumsy Mum

Best Pregnancy Blog

A Baby on Board 

A Little Londoner

Ghostwriter Mummy

Lee Lee Loves

Mother’s Always Right

The Mummy Adventure

Best Baby Blog


Goblin Child

Poop Rainbows

Space for the Butterflies

The Dad Network

The Unmumsy Mum

Best Preschool Blog

Adventures of Adam

Crazy with Twins

Going on an Adventure

Mama’s VIB

Mummy Daddy Me

What Katy Said

Best Schooldays Blog

3 Children and It

Actually Mummy

Emma and 3

Extraordinary Chaos

Raisie Bay

Science Sparks

Family Travel Blog

Five Adventurers

Globe Totting

Global Mouse Travels

Jetlag and Mayhem

Mini Travellers

Wild and Grizzly

Best Family Fun

Family Days Tried and Tested

Let’s Talk, Mommy

Mama Duck Quacks

Mud and Nettles

My Two Mums

North East Family Fun

Best Craft Blog

Gingerlilly Tea

Hodge Podge Days

In the Playroom

Let’s do something Crafty

Little Button Diaries

Mum in the Madhouse

Best Thrifty Blog

Awesome Austerity

Baby Budgeting

Cold Tea and Smelly Nappies

Frugal Family

Mum Savvy Savings

Skint Dad

Best Food Blog

A Mummy Too

Croque Maman

Fab Food 4 All

Honest Mum

Taming Twins

The Crazy Kitchen

Best Home and Interiors Blog

Kat got the Cream

Life at the Little Wood

Oh So Amelia

The Twinkle Diaries

Spirited Puddle Jumper

Tiger Lilly Quinn

Best Writer

Headspace Perspective

Hurrah for Gin 

Not Another Mummy Blog

Northern Mum

Rainbeau Belle

The Unmumsy Mum

Best Photography

Goblin Child


Mummy Daddy Me

One Dad 3 Girls

Snowing Indoors

The Enchanted Pixie


All done? Now go and vote!


Sally Whittle is founder of the Tots100, Foodies100, Trips100 and the Flea Retreat. When she's not working, she can be found blogging at Who's the Mummy, or having fun with her 13 year old daughter, Flea.

Discussion27 Comments

  1. I am in total shock, really can’t believe I made it into the finals for Best Thrifty Blog! That has made my week 🙂

  2. Someone just showed me the list of finalists and I was completely dumb struck – so lovely to be acknowledged in the Best Food Blog category:-)

  3. Ah, well done to everyone listed. What I do really love about The MADS is that there are always new blogs listed which I haven’t yet come across – could be that I’m not very observant or just great that different people get a chance in different years 🙂

  4. *SQUEALS* I can’t believe it! So excited! And I had a rubbish day today so it made it even better to get some happy news!

  5. I have to keep coming back to check! Can’t believe my blog is up there. Thank you to everyone who took the time to nominate and congratulations and good luck to all finalists x

  6. STILL on a total high – colleagues keep asking me why I’m grinning so weirdly! Thank you so much to everybody who voted for us; I’m honoured to feature amongst so many talented and inspirational people.

  7. Thanks so much! THIS IS AMAZING! I did have a small cry then spent a confusing half hour trying to explain to my Dad what it meant. But then my Mum did some research and they are proud. Ha ha ha. SEE YOU THERE!!! First dibs on whatever CBeebies Presenter it is (BLOOM) x

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