Friday, February 29, 2008

Excellent Blog Award

I am extremely honored to accept the nomination for Excellent Blog Award from Leticia Velasquez. She writes, “Elizabeth is so graceful and professional in her writing; she reminds me of the privilege of being both a mother and a writer.” This is exactly what I hope to accomplish through my blogging. Leticia has been a great inspiration to me and I consider her to be my writing mentor.

Over the past month, I have given great consideration to which bloggers to nominate for the Excellent Blog Award. Thank you to these wonderful writers for serving as an inspiration to others through your excellent writing.

By accepting this Excellent Blog Award, you have to award it to 10 or more people whose blogs you find Excellent Award worthy. You can give it to as many people as you want-even those that have received it already, but please award at least 10 people.

1. Leticia Velasquez for her daring and intelligent socio-political blog, Causa Nostrae Laetitiae, her beautiful blog devoted to her Christ-centered family, Cause of our Joy, The Catholic Down Syndrome Society for the advancement of the rights of children with Down Syndrome, as well as scientific research in this area, and the blog to help keep Christ in Christmas. , The True Meaning of Christmas.

2. “M” at The Sparrows Nest . Her writing is funny and encouraging. The web site is very pretty too!

3. “Ebeth”, at A Catholic Mom Climbing the Pillars. She combines scripture, poetry, and prose to gently speak about the Catholic family life.

4. Angie, who also hosts Catholic Mothers Online, at Many Little Blessings. Thank you for your lovely blog and your dedication to the Catholic online community!

5. Alice Gunther, at Cottage Blessings, whom I originally knew as host of Immaculate Holy Mother Homeschool Yahoo Group. That she is able to homeschool seven children and write to benefit the homeschool community and Catholics at large is an amazing feat!

6. Natalie, from British Columbia, Canada, hosts a blog called Bigger Families; Faces from the Past, where she features old photos of bigger families. She is looking for contributions from other family archives.

7. Michelle Harmon at Downblogger for her blog dedicated to children with Downs’ Syndrome.

8. Donna-Marie Cooper O-Boyle, whose writing I am so happy to have recently discovered. She is a prolific writer and mother of five, author of The Catholic Saints Prayer Book and The Heart of Motherhood, and has three uplifting blogs: Embracing Motherhood, Daily Donna-Marie: A Dose of Inspiration, and Moments of Inspiration from Your Favorite Saints

9. Alyice Edrich of “DM Speaks”. Alyice is owner of the award-winning Christian website The Dabbling Mum. She writes what she lives, in all the shoes she fills, to inspire writers, entrepreneurs, and parents in their vocations.

10. The host of award-winning bloggers over at Catholic Media Review:
Christine of The World – IMHO,
Jean of The Catholic Fire,
Jeff Miller of The Curt Jester ,
Jeff Vehige of Thursday Night Gumbo,
Jessica of A Catholic Mom’s Guide to Books,
Julie of Happy Catholic,
Leticia of all the blogs mentioned in #1,
March Hare of Mad Tea Party,
And Scott Nehring of Good News Film Reviews.


Alice Gunther said...


Thank you so much for this honor! You are a darling!

And way to go, Leticia, for selecting your blog for the award. It is well deserved!

Angie said...

Oh my goodness! I literally gasped when I saw my name. *blush* Thanks so much! I'm very touched!

Leticia said...

Thank you Alice, you know you were my mentor in blogging. See what your encouragement has done, started countless blogs from loving Catholic moms whose kitchen floors will never be the same!

Donna-Marie Cooper O'Boyle said...


You are so sweet to bestow upon me this honor!

Thank you and may God bless you in great abundance!

PS I have a new blog now, "Moments of Inspiration With Your Favorite Saints."

Elizabeth Kathryn Gerold-Miller said...

I have an instant fix to make my kitchen floor look cleaner. I take my glasses off.

Ebeth said...

Hi Elizabeth!

From one Elizabeth to another THANKS! and it's great to meet you!

Thanks so very much for the encouragement and honor of receiving the Excellent Blog award, I am totally grateful!!

Many blessings to you and yours!