Today we are sharing all those bloggers who have been nominated for being supportive.
Supportive: providing encouragement or emotional help.
One thing we love is the desire that some of the BAPS Bloggers have to help others. This is an Arena we were not prepared for, and being able to find a post by another mum who has been in your shoes makes all the difference to many families.
BAPS Nominations – Supportive Blogger
She does an awesome job supporting her daughter & wider t1 diabetes community with a great balance of humour & practical advice.
The heartfelt and honest posts in this blog have made me feel like I’m not alone in a very difficult world of being a mom to a child with autism.
She is really friendly and approachable and likes to help others. She set up a Facebook community for her followers – in fact she has set up several. She’s also writing books to try and help others.
She makes you laugh and weep in the same sentence and is incredibly encouraging whether or not you’re parenting special needs kids.
I first came across Laura through her campaign to get supermarkets to stock bigger nappies for disabled children. Her blogs are a delight to read, I have laughed and cried through many.
Despite having more, more, more, a million times more than their fair share of problems, mostly caused by THE SYSTEM. she never ever fails to respond to her friends’ and other SEND bloggers’ posts of woe, be they big or small
She helps and supports families whose children have multiple disabilities caused by Epilepsy medicines taken in pregnancy. She has a Facebook forum that is used everyday by parents, requesting help and support and she is always prompt in responding.
She is always happy to speak to parents in private about their experiences and offer her support and advice.
She raises much needed awareness for Autism
River and his family are amazing and so inspirational
Blogs & facebook pages like ‘It’s a tink thing’ are one of those pages that not only tells it has it is but also gives it’s readers the chance to vent and share especially those who have been there, done that, to support those going through a tough time.
She is a very supportive person making me realise that I am not on this journey alone and her blogs have given me hope
An amazing little community and group who went out of their way to help my daughter and do the same for so many others
Her posts are inspirational
She spends so much of her time raising awareness and helping everyone that she can.
She is a very talented writer alongside being a breastfeeding peer supporter and a student midwife – a busy lady! Her blog offers support and advice for parents of undiagnosed children and she also runs the ‘Girl Tribe’ facebook group, a place for mums to vent, celebrate, and be there for each other.
The friendly and warm way in Mrs Brown explores issues such as behaviour management, sibling rivalry and education while parenting a child with cancer has seen her readership and interaction grow both nationally and internationally. This genuine and honest approach has empowered her readers to reflect on their experiences and feel confident to share their stories on her platform.The blog continues to raise awareness and smash myths whilst giving individuals the strength and confidence to share their stories.
Her posts are almost always about providing support. When she’s not fighting for access and inclusion, she is giving “been there” advice. And I always find the “been there” advice the best kind when you’re a SEND parent. Someone who just gets it.
She has given me so much hope after a difficult year coming to terms with my own son’s special needs.
This blog has been my lifeline in the last year, it has made me laugh, made me cry when she has put in writing how I feel and can’t explain but most importantly she has made me feel like I am not alone.
an informative funny blog about coping as a parent of a child with additional needs in a way all parents can relate too.
fantastic blog great girl behind it shining a light on parenting a child with a disability
She is a huge support to other SEND bloggers.
This lady takes the time to not only read and validate a parents viewpoints but also to make you feel human again and no longer a failure
She has often Tweeted my posts before I have! She always seems to be looking out for others.
She is inspiring and tells it like it is.
She not only supporting the blogging community with her motivation and inspirational posts, but always shows that it is her love for her daughters that drives her on. She writes SEND posts but also supportive posts for mums and everyday family posts.
He is supporting the families that follow him letting them know they are not alone
Her simple honest blogs connect and make you feel known.
Her blog is thoroughly enjoyable and addictive to read.
What happens next?
The nominations are now with the judges.
The two blogs with the most nominations will automatically go through to the final. Our judges now have the difficult job of choosing the other two finalists for the next round of voting.
These will be announced on 12 February with the winner being announced at our BAPS Awards on 17 May 2018.
You will have the chance to vote for your favourite when the second round opens, so have a read through now; this will make your vote much easier.
Don’t forget to get your tickets to the BAPS Awards while the Early Bird offer is still available.
Mum to three great kids, each with a different SEN.
Transplanted from the NW to the SE.
Co-founder and Director of Bringing Us Together