Shut the front door!!! Did that just happen? Well, it did on Saturday 27 July 2019 and I have the badge to prove it. As I curled up on the couch waiting for the winners of each category to be announced, I in all honestly never expected to be one of them.
The SA Parenting Blog Awards aims to bring South African Parenting Bloggers to the forefront. It’s about creating exposure and acknowledging the dedication and perseverance of parent bloggers.
“The writer of the winning blog for me, took the edge, not because she is the strongest writer, or the layout of her blog is slick and designer friendly, but because it’s so real. This super mom wears her heart on her sleeve, and every post reflects her gutsy determination to be true to herself and her family” – Sonya NaudeSonya Naude – respected, award-winning journalist and editor, has a wealth of knowledge and experience in print and the media publishing industry in general.
Team work makes the dream work
I want to take the opportunity to both congratulate and thank Ashton and Skylar for trusting me with their stories, for allowing me to fully commit to Fit Like Mummy and for believing in my crazy ideas and ventures. They are just as invested in the blog as I am and I definitely couldn’t do this without them. Fit Like Mummy is the success that it is because I have the love and support of an incredible team. My dear boys, thank for being you and for loving me in the most incredible way. Never forget, that together we are unstoppable.
Find your tribe and love them hard
They say that you should surround yourself with people who add value to your life, who challenge you to be greater than you were yesterday, who sprinkle magic into your existence, just like you do to theirs. They say you should find your tribe and journey freely and loyally together.
I’ve found my tribe in my online family. I honestly can’t thank you enough for the constant encouragement, love and unending support. Thank you for taking the time to be part of our journey. Most importantly, I really want to thank you for trusting us with your stories. Do know, that your part in our journey is not something I take for granted. I am eternally grateful for absolutely every minute of our journey with you. Thank you for giving my life an even greater purpose.
I am so incredibly humbled and thankful for the award. To be named Best Blog 2019 at the SA Parenting Blog Awards is just mind-blowing.
Thank you to all the award sponsors and judges. You’re all valued more than you know. Jacqui, Heather, Parenty SA, The Citizen Newspaper, Afro Daddy, Sureshnie Rider, Elana Afrika and Sonya Naude thank you for your incredible efforts and time.
Fit Like Mummy scoops Best Blog 2019 and I couldn’t have done it without the Fit Like Mummy community.
Natasha aka Fit Like Mummy