Stumping for Votes

So, guess what? I am in the running in some pretty cool contests right now. I am insanely flattered and my ego is growing to immense proportions, even as I write. First off, I have been nominated for 2 (count them, 2!) Canadian Blog Awards. So my dear, dear people, I would like to ask you, pretty pretty please with sugar on top, to consider voting for me. Would you?

The first category is ‘Blog Post Series’. I have been nominated for my Mat Leave Monday series, which I am really quite happy about, since I enjoyed writing those posts immensely. To vote in that category visit the hand-dandy online ballot. Look for ‘ Maternity Leave’, and choose ‘1st’. Or, you know, rank me based on your relative preference. Then hit the vote button, and you’re done. Easy as pie!

The second category is ‘Family’. To vote in that category visit the still handy-dandy online ballot. Look for ‘’, and choose ‘1st’. Or, again, rank me based on your relative preference. Then hit the vote button, and you’re even more done.

Inspire Natural Parenting ContestAs if that weren’t more than enough, I am thrilled to say that I am one of 6 finalists in the Blog to Inspire Contest . Visit the online poll to vote – my entry is Battling the Toy Catalogues. If you visited right after Bob the internet guy put this post up the poll wasn’t ready, but now it’s good to go.

And just to ensure that my self-promotion has reached truly shameless proportions, I got my kids involved. Although, really, I just like to post photos of my progeny, so I had to come up with a way to make it applicable. Thankfully, they were willing to stand still for some campaign shots.

Jacob decorates the campaign signCampaigning for Mom

Think of the children!

Tomorrow, I will be bringing you a very exciting post about toilet training. I know you can’t wait! Until then, I’d appreciate your support. Or, you know, tips on how to look gracious when if I lose. That would be good, too. ­čÖé

PS – Round one is over, but I made it to the final round of the Canadian Blog Awards in both categories! Thank you for your votes. If you are interested, you can vote in round two in the Family and Blog Series categories, too.

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  1. I love how shameless you are. You got my votes ­čÖé

  2. Look at you getting all those accolades! Nice. I voted for you.
    .-= Marilyn´s last post ..West Coast Winter =-.

  3. Good luck, Amber! Now, where’s my “I voted today” sticker? ­čśë
    .-= Sarah´s last post ..Now we are six =-.

  4. lose??? gasp! …… never

    (chocolate always helps, and Baileys at this time of year)
    .-= pomomama aka ebbandflo´s last post ..We Feel Fine published today! =-.

  5. Can you vote more than once?

    Yes, I want a “I voted for Amber” sticker too. You’re clever, make a cool button ­čÖé
    .-= Carrie├é┬┤s last post ..Follow Friday: Just when you think you’re a bad mommy… =-.

    • As far as I understand you can only vote once in each of the polls.

      As for the ‘I voted for Amber’ stickers, if I win any of the contests I will totally have some made up, which I will pass around like candy.

      (Wait, was that a ridiculous campaign promise? Yes, I do believe it was.)

  6. Yay! I voted!
    .-= Capital Mom´s last post ..Teaching moments =-.

  7. Congratulations on being a finalist! I voted for you.

  8. You make me howl Amber. I LOVE the pictures of the kids holding your sign. And yes, I got out there and voted for you on the first day I saw them. Congrats again for three very well deserved nominations.
    .-= Melodie´s last post ..Foodie Fridays: Lentil Burgers and Rosemary Baked Fries =-.

  9. You got my votes too!!! Best of luck!!!
    .-= Rachel´s last post ..Cloth Diaper Deals!! =-.

  10. Win, lose — it’s an honour just to be nominated, right? ­čÖé
    .-= Allison├é┬┤s last post ..*************T.G.I…..F? =-.

  11. Off to vote! Congrats in advance!
    .-= Lauren @ Hobo Mama´s last post ..The conversation: Should we have another baby? =-.

  12. Congratulations Amber! I got my votes, and I love your shameless self-promotion, it make me laugh:)!
    .-= Francesca´s last post ..A new stitch for a new necklace =-.

  13. Heading over there . . . hope that it doesn’t matter I’m American!
    .-= Lady M´s last post ..Lego Wishes =-.

  14. I’ll make you a deal, I’ll vote for everything you ever get nominated for, if you mentally vote for me to receive this Truman scholarship (which may kill me before the application deadline is over.) I really need something kickass to happen to me before I just completely throw in the towel on all my life’s ambitions. Use your powers of making-positive-stuff-happen to help me win this award, and I’ll make with the clicky-clicks to rack up the votes for you.
    .-= TheFeministBreeder´s last post ..An Open Letter to Target Regarding Breastfeeding Discrimination =-.

  15. I voted! Good luck!

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