Wednesday, June 2, 2010

The First Annual Adulthood Blogging Awards

There is a lot going on for Adulthood these days. Firstly, we have more readers than ever before – and all of your thoughtful comments, emails, tweets, and good vibes keep the dialogue continuing and the laughs coming! So, thank you!!

While just a few blog entries ago I wrote about the challenge of balance in adulthood, today I celebrate just how fun adulthood is too. What makes this blog fun for me is hearing from all of you. So, before I continue, I would like to say keep thinking about things, and if you have a contribution you would like to make to our discussion regarding adulthood – write it down and send it to me in an email at

Now, on to more fun stuff: somewhere in this big blogosphere I have connected with some really special people. They are like-minded bloggers with lots of interesting and funny things to say. They support me when I feel like I am juggling dogs, and they encourage me with tweets, comments, advice, and general awesomeness. They have bestowed upon me a virtual award and have spoken such kind words about Adulthood on their blogs. This award means a lot coming from seasoned bloggers with such awesome content and a great niche. So thank you to Nicole at, Tricia and Siana at, and Rachel at Check out their blogs too and become a follower. Oh yeah, and tell them Mara sent ya’…

Now down to business. Here are the rules that go with the award:
•Thank the person who gave you this award. (Check!)
•Share 7 things about yourself.
•Pass the award along to 15 bloggers who you have recently discovered and who you think are fantastic!

Here it goes.

Seven things about myself:

(Okay, so I took a non-traditional approach…)

Mara the thinker. Mara the bright. Mara the lover of cats, chocolate, art, and sunshine. Mara is always learning. Mara dreams big. Mara laughs loudly. Mara gives strong hugs.

Fifteen Outstanding Blogger Awards (in no particular order) go to ::drum roll::

(Okay, so I didn’t do 15, but this is a more targeted approach. Now you can check out these select few. They have great blogs, and many of them are just getting started so now more than ever we need to support them! So, do me a favor, next time you are taking a break from work or are having a lazy morning with a cup of coffee, check out these blogs. No one likes just lists, so I have given you some context about each blog’s most recent entry.)

Decadencefactor - Yum! Rhubarb Tart!
Sweetlandofchaos - Her Wordless Wednesday photo was her childhood home burnt down this past weekend. :(
Datingafter40 - On her “pre-celebrity status.” She is one comical blogger!
Supersavingsense - Sizzling summer deals in AZ and beyond
Peekatmypaper - What do a blossoming artichoke, a Laker game, and a Chinese grocery store have in common? Find out.
Coffeenerdedlawyer - She answers questions about law (and sometimes Jon Gosselin). And she is super smart. Score.
Vicariouschelsea - cute, cute kids and give-aways galore!
Highschoolpoetryslam - One of her funniest entries yet, where she continues to deconstruct the poetry and writings of her high school self. Yes, I am talking about her high school diary.
Jackmcclane - A critical review of the Lost finale. And he lives in Australia. And he is a great writer.

Congrats fellow Bloggers!! You deserve it!


  1. Thank You! Thank You! Thank You! Thanks for stopping by my blog today and for the AWARD!! WOW!
    I accept and will be posting my speech here shortly!

  2. So glad to share the honor with you! Keep the posts coming. It's amazing to meet you and all these great fellow bloggers. We look forward to checking out your suggestions and adding to our growing collection of fav blogs ;)

  3. You forgot, "Mara, aficionado of grad classes centered around a giant, single, do-or-die project!" Hah!