Announcing the 2014 BiBs shortlist

BiBbigLogo2014aWe’re delighted to announce this year’s crop of shortlisted Brilliance in Blogging bloggers and social influencers. “Brilliance” means so many things. In your nominations you told us what it meant to you: super-engaged bloggers always ready with an encouraging word and advice, gorgeous sites, recipes that inspire us, commentary that gets us involved.

What happens next

Now’s the time to vote for your favourite in each category, or encourage your followers to vote for you. This voting, along with 2 picks from the BritMums team, will decide the list of Finalists. We’ll toast them at the BiBs party on Friday 20 June at BritMums Live and announce the winners at the ceremony that night.

Help your favourites – vote for them now! Voting closes Friday 16th at midnight.



Adventures of Adam

A Mum in London

Beautiful Misbehavior

Californian Mum in London

Cool Bananas Blog

Gaming Daddy of Two

Hurrah For Gin

Katy Hill’s Blog

Let’s Talk Mommy

Mama Duck 

Make Me An Earth Mother

More than Paleo

Perfume and Trumps

Sisterhood and all that

The Intrepid Misadventurer

Three Boys and a Cat



A Mummy Too

Elizabeth’s Kitchen Diary

Franglaise Cooking

Gannet & Parrot

Gourmet Mum

I’m Counting UFOs

Julie’s Family Kitchen

Le Coin de Mel

Mama Cook

My Golden Pear

Scottish Mum

Super Golden Bakes

Spade Fork Spoon

The Crazy Kitchen 

Taming Twins

The Cake Hunter



Anecdotes of a Manic Mum

Childcare is Fun!

Clarina’s Contemplations


Just Bring the Chocolate

Kate on Thin Ice 

Life as a Widower

Mush Brained Ramblings

My Life, My Son, My Way

The Boys Behaviour

The Maybe Diaries

The Puffin Diaries

Verily Victoria Volcalises

Was This In the Plan?

Who The Hell Does He Think He Is

Write Like No One’s Watching



Amanda Jennings

Chez Maximka

Coombe Mill Blog

Dad Who Blogs

Fairy Blog Mother

Lilinha’s Angel World

Mummy Barrow

Mummy from the Heart

Mummy Mishaps 

One Dad 3 Girls

Plus 2.4

Random Rantings of a Tattooed Mummy

Redhead Babyled

Seasider in the City

The Lazy Girl’s Guide to Life

The Adoption Social



Actually Mummy

American Resident

Dorky Mum

Emma Clark Lam, An Author’s Notebook



Goodbye Pert Breasts 

Hannah Beckerman 

Hello It’s Gemma

Hello Wall…

Joanne Mallon’s Opposable Thumbs

Muddy Stilettos

Not Another Mummy Blog

Older Mum (In a Muddle)

Older Single Mum

The World According to Izzie



A Party of Seven

Bod for Tea

Capture by Lucy

Circle of Pine Trees

East of Malaga

Lady Neils

Lavender and Lovage


Memoir mode

POD Cast


Simply Ruby


Sorry About the Mess

The Boy and Me

The Intrepid Misadventurer



Actually Mummy…

Amelia Kersey Family Fun & Fitness

A Residence

A Slice Of Lemon’s Cake

This is me Sarah Mum of 3


Dear Beautiful Boy

Elizabeth’s Kitchen Diary

ET Speaks from Home

Family Adventure Project

Family Travel Times

Hannah Maggs


Lived With Love

My Two Mums

The Agoraphobic Fashionista



A Bavarian Sojourn

Around The World With A Highchair 

Baby in My Backpack

Family Travel Times


Global Mouse Travels

Jetlag & Mayhem

Kids Days Out Reviews

Little Miss Adventures

Mums Do Travel

Mum’s Gone To

Mummy Travels

Oh the Places We Will Go

Scribbler in Seville

The Mum Blog

Wander Mum



3 Children and It

All Baby Advice

Cafe Bebe


Diddle Diddle Dumpling

Emma and 3

Glasgow Mummy

Kensington Mums

Mari’s World

Mummy Daddy Me

MumofThree World


The Mini Mes and Me

The Oliver’s Madhouse

Treading on Lego

Up All Hours




Coco Mama Style

Does My Bum Look 40 in This?

Jack’s Paper Moon

Juniper & Roses

Love Chic Living

Mummy’s Got Style

Oh So Amelia

Side Street Style

Style After Nine

Style Me Sunday

Tigerlilly Quinn

The Ana Mum Diary

The Ramblings of Mrs BeBe

The White Approach

Transatlantic Blonde



40 Year Old Domestic Goddess

A Dad Called Spen

Country Wives

Eeh Bah Mum 

Heir Raising

How To Be A Domestic Disgrace

Just a Normal Mummy

Mum in the South

Muma Leary’s Blog

Northern Mum

The Kraken Wakes

The Ramblings of a Formerly Rock n Roll Mum

Wife, Mum, Student Bum


Wry Mummy

You Can Take Her Home Now



Along Came Cherry

A Saucy Stitch

Crafts on Sea

Damson Lane

Domestic Goddesque

Here Come The Girls

Imagination Tree

Jennifer’s Little World

Kids Chaos

Knitty Mummy

Little Button Diaries

Me and My Shadow

Play & Learn Everyday

Red Ted Art

The Gingerbread House

Zing Zing Tree



A Happy Healthy Mummy


Delusions of Candour 

Emma Nutrition

Mind over Matter

My Daughter Won’t Sleep 

Mummy Never Sleeps

Not Even a Bag of Sugar


Rites for Girls

Southwark Belle

The 1970s Diet

The Kitchen Shed 

The Pumping Mama

The Special Needs Jungle

Trying My Patients



A Greener Life for Us

A Modern Military Mother 

Fairy Blog Mother


I Heart Snapping


Love All Blogs

Love All Dads Podcast

Mad Mum of 7

Proofed by Linds

Science Sparks

Story of Mum

The Motherhood

The One Hand Man

Veggie Desserts

Visit From The Stork 



Crazy With Twins

Dad Blog UK

Down Side Up


Frugal Queen

Gammon & Chips


Lillies Are Like 

Many Small Voices

Our Life with Leukaemia

Skint Dad

Spewing Mummy 

Team Honk

Thinly Spread

The Rubbish Diet 

Wonder Thrift



A Dad Called Spen

Capture by Lucy

Domestic Goddesque

Down Side Up

French Yummy Mummy

HerMelness Speaks 

Knackered Mother’s Wine Club 


Metropolitian Mum 

My Froley 

Red Ted Art 

Start-up Wife

The English Can Cook

The Rubbish Diet

Thinly Spread

Wild & Grizzly



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  1. 30 April 2014 / 11:38

    Congratulations to all shortlisted bloggers! Now for the difficult task of voting – so many of my favourites here!

  2. 30 April 2014 / 12:40

    Thank you to everyone who voted for me, and well done to all those short listed.

  3. Am amazed to find myself in the Writer category – and thrilled. Thank you to everyone who must have put me there, despite me being too shy to display a badge! Congratulations to all involved πŸ™‚

  4. 30 April 2014 / 13:11

    For the first time in my life I’m speechless. Thank you so much to everyone who voted for Ben (Hubs) and my blog, Franglaise Cooking, we are humbled to be in such amazing company. Just as well I got Ben a ticket to join me at Britmums! Congratulations to everyone shortlisted – so pleased to see so many of my favourite blogs up there πŸ™‚

  5. 30 April 2014 / 13:14

    Proper amazed to be shortlisted! Thanks to anyone that nominated me – don’t forget to vote – though the task is tricky – far too many awesome blogs to choose from!! Well done everyone. Bask in your glory.

  6. 30 April 2014 / 13:22

    Whoa! I’ve been shortlisted in the Laugh category! I, Britmums, and chuffed to shit. Thank you so much!

  7. 30 April 2014 / 13:41

    whoop de do!
    may have difficulty persuading my other half to vote for me though as I’m up against one of his favourites….

  8. 30 April 2014 / 13:47

    Am thrilled to be on the shortlist for the Video category with my blog, JuggleMum.

    The Kraken’s comment above made me laugh! Honey, I’m going to vote for you just on the strength of that! You are right for ‘Laugh’!!

    Thanks to all who nominated and WELL DONE fellow shortlisters!!


  9. 30 April 2014 / 13:47

    As a Brit/global citizen, living in southern California now, I have so enjoyed Muriel Jacques: FrenchYummyMummy, which I’m pleased to see is in the outstanding category, and deserves to be. I had the pleasure of meeting Muriel in London, and interviewing her on YouTube, so I am voting for her OUTSTANDING BLOG.

  10. 30 April 2014 / 13:52

    Wouhou, I have been shortlisted in the food category! I seriously could not believe the Tweets I had seen from blogger friends and double-checked the link you put up there was really leading to MY blog, haha! Thank you, thank you, thank you! x Mel

  11. 30 April 2014 / 14:15

    Weeeeeee! Really pleased to be nominated for Fresh Voice. Terrified and excited about my first blog event… And I’ll welcome any new visitors to my Sisterhood blog if you fancy popping over for a squizz!

  12. 30 April 2014 / 14:19

    Wow I’m seriously thrilled and humbled to have been nominated in the photo category – huge congratulations to all the nominees – I’m off to celebrate!

  13. 30 April 2014 / 14:24

    Wow thank you so much for including me!! x

  14. 30 April 2014 / 15:15

    What a surprise & honour to be shortlisted along with so many great bloggers!
    Thanks, thanks, thanks!

  15. 30 April 2014 / 15:29

    A huge congratulations to everyone shortlisted. I am so very proud to be included in two categories and count it an honour to stand alongside so many amazing writers doing all they can for change. Large groups hugs on the night methinks.

    • 01 May 2014 / 00:38

      so so so well deserved … your blog is an inspiration to everyone and what you’ve achieved over the past few years has been jaw dropping in the extreme … well done!

      • 02 May 2014 / 13:55

        Yes, I agree, Hayley you are awesome!

  16. 30 April 2014 / 15:36

    So happy to have been shortlisted in the writer category. Congratulations to everyone who’s been nominated x

  17. 30 April 2014 / 16:40

    EEEEEK! I’m trΓ©s excited to be shortlisted, & among some truly coolio bloggers! Thank you so much, i feel honoured!
    Now, all is fair in love & war…..So i am prepared to offer BIG virtual hugs & kisses to anyone who votes for me, tehehe πŸ™‚

  18. 30 April 2014 / 17:15

    Sincere thanks to those who supported HerMelness into the #BiBs2014 shortlist. Surprising as the blog is pretty niche-less. Really appreciated.

  19. 30 April 2014 / 17:21

    Well done to the people who were included!

  20. 30 April 2014 / 17:27

    Lots of my favs are here – it’s going to be hard to pick the winners! Well done all

  21. 30 April 2014 / 17:53

    Wow so thrilled to be shortlisted for the #BiBs2014awards under Outstanding Category. Thanks so much for all those people who voted and nominated me πŸ™‚ x

  22. 30 April 2014 / 17:57

    Wow, this is a surprise as we hadn’t entered – I won in 2012 and I thought I would just count my blessings and leave it at that.

    So it’s really amazing that we’ve been shortlisted this year and thanks to all who voted for us – because it is ‘us’ now, as I couldn’t do this by myself now I have a long term illness.

    As well as Debs, we have Hayley (3rd shortlist), Renata (2nd shortlist), Helen & Elizabeth Speech Blog, Angela and our non-mums, Rob & Charlie who all bring a huge amount to the site. What great value for money this shortlisting is!

    • 30 April 2014 / 20:55

      Tania, Debs and the rest of the team, I am so very proud that you are listed in this imposrtant category, your site continues to go from strength to strength. Much love and gratitude H x

      • 02 May 2014 / 13:50

        Same here – it’s such a great resource and I’m glad to see you shortlisted. Well done!

        • 02 May 2014 / 14:03

          Thanks! As I said, I am touched that people thought of SNJ. I must admit it is a passion for me – wakes me up with ideas in the middle of the night – but the best thing about it is allowing me to meet so many wonderful other women and hear their stories. So many are totally humbling and remind me why it’s important to keep going and work together with other bloggers to amplify our message.

  23. 30 April 2014 / 19:17

    What lovely news to receive today. Thanks to whoever got me this far. Good luck to all those short listed πŸ™‚

  24. 30 April 2014 / 20:19

    Thanks Britmums! More than delighted.

  25. 30 April 2014 / 20:32

    Woohoo! That’s awesome. Thanks.
    I don’t stand a chance but it’s genuinely awesome to be shortlisted.

    Congrats all and good luck!

  26. 30 April 2014 / 20:38

    Yay, I’m on the short list for Fresh Voice! Off to go kiss some babies and bribe some officials (joke) to secure my place on the even shorter list! In all seriousness, well done to all the nominees – good luck!

  27. 30 April 2014 / 21:07

    Totally shocked but absolutely thrilled to be in the shortlist. Thank you πŸ™‚

  28. 30 April 2014 / 21:20

    What lovely news to receive today! Delighted to be shortlisted for the travel category. Good luck to everyone πŸ™‚

  29. 30 April 2014 / 21:54

    Whoop whoop! Totally amazed and excited to be shortlisted for Fresh Voice. And amongst such great company! Thanks to anyone who voted – you’ve made my year! Looking forward to raising a glass with you all on the big day xxx

  30. 30 April 2014 / 22:26

    OMG! How exciting, I am over the moon to be a shortlisted in the Social Category! Thank you so much and Congratulations everyone xx

  31. 30 April 2014 / 22:28

    Yay! Am so chuffed, thanks BritMums and thanks anyone who kindly voted for me. Congratulations to everyone on the shortlist and get your drinking boots on for June 20th!x

  32. 30 April 2014 / 22:39

    Really thrilled to be shortlisted in the travel category for the third year in a row. Congratulations to everyone shortlisted in all categories – there are some amazing blogs here, some I’m just discovering. Honoured to be in your company xxx

  33. 01 May 2014 / 00:35

    When I think of awesome blogs I think of DownsSideUp, of Mammasaurus Blog, of Edspire and countless others … to be shortlisted alongside several of my blogging hero(ines) is humbling in the extreme. For my ramblings to be considered Inspiring makes me want to shout, laugh, weep and beam all at the same time … thank you so much (and to the Katie Piper Foundation the category sponsors) for making this geriatric old bag an even happier
    mother. Hats off to all at BritMums for organising what must be an immensely labour intensive awards and woooooooooooooo hooooooooooooo and huge congratulations to the many really seriously talented writers shortlisted.

    Phew, off to see if there’s any sherry left in the back of the cupboard.

  34. 01 May 2014 / 01:02

    I keep swinging from mad smiling to fighting back happy tears.

    I’m so overjoyed to be on the shortlist I can’t even …

    I may need to go and have a lay down in a darkened room.

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  36. 01 May 2014 / 09:22

    So stoked to have been nominated πŸ™‚ And I’m going to read all the blogs in the lists so I can vote in every category. Excited to find new great blogs to read!

  37. 01 May 2014 / 10:07

    Very very pleased indeed to have made the shortlist for Travel, in excellent company – best of luck to everyone!

  38. 01 May 2014 / 16:50

    I am bowled over…. I am in category I’ve dreamed of being in. Chuffed to bits. Thank you. X

  39. 02 May 2014 / 10:32

    Excited, nervous, bit scared by the competition and loving seeing so many happy bloggers enthused by their nominations. Thanks BritMums, love you x

  40. 02 May 2014 / 12:37

    Dead chuffed to be short listed for the Food category. Wow. Thanks to all those who voted. Well done to all the other shortlisted blogs too.

  41. 02 May 2014 / 14:00

    I’m absolutely delighted with my nominations! Best Writer is a category I have long aspired to, but never dared hope for. And to be recognised for my videos is a huge compliment! What a lovely thing to be part of!
    Congratulations to everyone here x

  42. 02 May 2014 / 16:07

    Totally delighted to be shortlisted in Health, alongside such great bloggers and campaigners.
    Thank you x

  43. 02 May 2014 / 22:58

    Thank you so much to everyone that voted. Absolutely delighted to be shortlisted in the photo category. Well done to all the other shortlisted blogs too, a lot of faves there πŸ™‚

  44. 03 May 2014 / 08:07

    Wow – I’m so honoured to be included in the COMMENTARY & CAMPAIGNS category, particularly with all the amazing and socially aware bloggers also on the list! Thanks so much to all who nominated my work on the ‘Love for Izzy Dix’ anti-bullying campaign, after my dear family friend, 14 year old Izzy Dix, took her own life back in September after she was bullied at school, in the community and online.

    If you’d like to know more about the campaign, our 142,000 name petition, our trip to Westminster, our celebrity support and generally what we’ve been trying to change and achieve, please have a look here:

    Thanks so much for your support – it really means a lot.

    Good luck to all the shortlisters!

    Don’t bully. Love instead. Love for Izzy Dix

  45. 03 May 2014 / 21:54

    so excited to be shortlisted!! thanks to everyone who voted for me! x

  46. 04 May 2014 / 11:47

    A huge congratulations to everyone shortlisted. Truly honoured to have made it this far!

  47. 05 May 2014 / 23:15

    Thank you so much to whoever voted for me, I am absolutely thrilled to be nominated in the Family category.x

  48. 06 May 2014 / 12:51

    So very happy to have made the video shortlist. Well done everyone.

  49. 06 May 2014 / 19:34

    I am absolutely thrilled to be shortlisted in the travel category – especially against so many other fantastic blogs! A huge thank you to everybody who nominated me. Britmums – you’re the best. x

  50. 06 May 2014 / 19:51

    Unbelievably excited to have been nominated in the travel category – amongst so many other amazing bloggers. Means so much. Thank you to everyone who nominated me. Britmums – you rock!

  51. 07 May 2014 / 19:17

    What an amazing group of blogs! I feel quite humbled to be among so many awesomes!

    Thank you so much for nominating and congrats to all!

  52. 11 May 2014 / 18:51

    Wow, I still can’t quite believe it. Thank you so much. I’m thrilled to be amongst a group of amazing Food Bloggers. Absolutely honoured to have got this far.

  53. 14 May 2014 / 23:12

    I am still shocked, I keep checking back to see if my name is still here! Feel like I’ve won already, just being on a list with such incredible bloggers πŸ™‚

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  55. 15 May 2014 / 17:22

    So very pleased to have been shortlisted this year. I’ve sniggered, moaned, giggled and snarked my way through parenthood so far, so to be in the laugh category is perfect. Thank you very much and high fives to the rest of the shortlisted bloggers.