Thank-you SO very much to Shaun over at http://prayingforoneday.wordpress.com/ for the nomination! He has a TRULY inspiring blog that everyone should check out!! Please take a moment to give him a visit. Also, please take a look at my nominations as there are some really inspiring people there as well!
1. Thank and link back to the blogger who has nominated you,
2. Post the award logo to your blog,
3. Nominate and link to 15 other very inspiring bloggers.
4. Notify them; and tell 7 things about yourself
7 things about myself-
1- I have not been sleeping well lately (even worse than usual), and it is affecting me greatly.
2- I am often seen as opinionated and abrasive, but I try REALLY hard to be kind and giving.
3- I don’t appreciate my family (those that don’t live with me) nearly enough, or spend enough time with them.
4- I struggle with the responsibility of parenting in general, and with parenting 2 special needs children especially, and am often overwhelmed.
5- I DO absolutely believe I am my children’s strongest advocate.
6- I believe that we ALL have struggles and obstacles in this life; And mine are no worse than yours or anyone elses. We all manage the best we can.
7- I believe that honesty about what we are facing and humor are essential to survival. It’s not all pretty, but being able to laugh makes it a helluva lot less ugly.
1- An educator’s re-education @- http://christinemccartney.wordpress.com/ This woman is working hard to improve America’s schools!
2- williamhoop (Living with ADHD) over @- http://livingwithadhd.me/ This man has been VERY inspiring to me. Kudos to putting yourself and your experiences out there so that we all can grow and learn!
3- CandidComa @- http://candidcoma.wordpress.com/ Who puts special needs parenting out there honestly, without prettying it up first. I thank her so much for that!
4- Raising 5 Kids With Disabilities and Staying Sane @- http://5kidswdisabilities.com/ The title really says it all!!
5- Sanity Check @- http://kimcarlisle.com/ Another real life Mom who has faced adversity with faith, humor, and grace.
6- Jillian over @- http://twoboysclub.com/ Her take on children and her humorous approach to parenting has been very inspiring to me!
7- Parenting and Stuff @- http://parentingandstuff.wordpress.com/ I know she’s already got one of these over there, but she deserves another!
8- Opinionated Man @- http://aopinionatedman.com/ (Harsh Reality) I have personally found the way he has advocated for his blog, how much he puts himself out there, his honesty, and his commitment to being himself to be quite inspiring, especially while trying to build my own blog. Though he may find it a bit surprising 🙂
9- Rob Harris @- http://dadsnotmums.com/ Parenting from a Father’s perspective. I just found this one and I’m so glad I did!
10- Ramblings of A Fibro Fogged Mind @- http://ramblingsofafibrofoggedmind.wordpress.com/ This blog is mostly about disability issues in the UK, but I find it inspiring as an American as well. I hope I can one day fight as hard as this person is.
11- Oneanna65 @- http://cancerkillingrecipe.wordpress.com/ This is a 66 year old woman who knows what she’s talking about! I love her, VERY inspiring!!
12- That Spencer Bloke @- http://dadandproud.wordpress.com/ Dear Lord I love this blog!! So much to see, laugh at, ponder, and yes…be inspired by!
13- Ashley @ http://rockinautismmom.com/ Another blog I’ve just recently found & I’m so happy I did!
14- The folks over @ http://harborhall.me/ A great organization helping drug addicts. A cause near and dear to my heart!
15- Many Hats Mommy @- http://manyhatsmommy.com/ Another inspiring woman who reminds us that it’s about “Finding Grace and Choosing Gratitude”- Her tagline. I especially like the Let’s Tell ‘Em post!