We were away on our family vacation when we received the good news that our parenting blog, Life’s Tiny Miracles has been shortlisted as one of the Top 10 Finalists for the Best Family Blog in this year’s Singapore Blog Awards 2015.
Many have said that life is a journey. For us, the journey to parenthood was one that very few have traversed; one that is wrought with child-losses, grief and pain.
In 2008, when we knew we were going to be parents at last, we determined never to take this sacred duty of parenthood for granted. We vowed to do our best to provide our child with an enriching life filled with experiences to shape her character and nurture good values. Not wanting to leave anything to memory, we started the ‘PrincessDanaDiaries’ blog (www.ourprincessdana.com). In it, we documented many of our personal reflections and struggles as working parents in Singapore from a childless couple overcoming infertility to eager first time parents of a beautiful baby girl. Fast forward 6 years later, in June last year, God heard our prayers and opened the doors for us to adopt a baby brother for our daughter. She now has a sibling and best friend to call her own. For us, it was a miracle to be a parent all over again.
With our new addition, we re-branded our blog to ‘Life’s Tiny Miracles‘ (www.lifestinymiracles.com). Life itself, as parents, is like fine tapestry, each unique and made beautiful through the knots at the back that bind it all together. Because as we journey in life and take in its laughter, tears, struggles and victories, the series of miracles that touch us on a day to day basis, through the chance encounters, the learning opportunities, the company of friends and companionship of each other are too significant to ignore.
We have always deemed it as a great privilege to be able to share this journey with many fellow parent readers through this blog. Your friendship, support and comments have always spurred us on. To sustain a good blog is no easy feat. The SBA2015 nomination came as a great morale booster and encouragement to us to keep writing and sharing all of life’s tiny miracles through this humble blog.
This year, the Family Travel Blog of which we co-founded with a group of like-minded friends, Petite Travellers has also been named a Top 10 Finalists in the Best Travel Blog category. What a bonus! Petite Travellers is a collaborative blog which seeks to share family-friendly itineraries and travel tips for discerning little people. If you, like the majority of us, live to travel, do pop over to have a look!
VOTE FOR US IN 2 SIMPLE STEPS:
If blogs have become a staple in your reading diet, please support all the finalists by casting your votes!
1. Step 1 – Sign In / Register to begin voting from now till 6 July 2015 (3pm). You may use your existing account for SPH websites (e.g. omy.sg, zaobao.com, AsiaOne, STOMP, The Straits Times etc.) to log in. Don’t have an SPH Website Account? REGISTER FOR ONE NOW.
2. Step 2 – Vote for ANY 10 of your favourite blogs across the 9 award categories (Best New Blog, Best Family Blog, Best Fashion Blog, Best Food Blog, Best Health & Wellness Blog, Best Individual Blog, Best Lifestyle Blog, Best Topical Blog and Best Travel Blog) once everyday. This means that you can vote for ‘Life’sTinyMiracles’ and ‘Petite Travellers’ plus 8 other blogs you like, daily.
Regardless of whether we win any of the awards, we are already more than grateful and honoured for this finalist mention in the SBA2015. Thank you for journeying with us. To God be the glory.