I Have a Purpose!

By , February 7, 2008 2:01 pm

First of all, thanks so much for all the get-well wishes I received. I am quite touched! I am feeling much recovered from my last illness thank you. Unfortunately however, I now seem to be developing a cold. I guess we’ll be sharing that at our house soon too. Oh well!

It’s a good thing that human viruses can’t be passed along via the internet (not yet at least), but I have noticed a lot of blog awards flying back and forth out there lately. I am excited to report that another one has landed on my doorstep! Christine of Fruit in Season has very kindly passed a “Blogging with a Purpose” award on to me. Christine writes a lovely blog about homeschooling, family, and life in general. Plus her blog has recently had a beautiful remodel which makes it a real pleasure to linger there. Thank you so much Christine!

This award is especially nice since sometimes I feel I have a purpose, and sometimes I feel like I ramble along aimlessly. Now however, when I see this award on my “Thank You” page, it will be a nice reminder that perhaps there IS a purpose to all this time I spend working on my blog.

The award originated here and the rules are the following:


1. Awarded parties must nominate five people who have not received the award.

2. The blogs that receive the award must serve some purpose.

3. In their post about the award they need to link back to this entry.

4. Awarded parties must post the award banner on their site. The banner must remain linked to this site.

That’s it!

So, now it is my turn to pass this along to 5 bloggers who “blog with a purpose.” With that in mind, I nominate:

+ Mimi Lenox and her Peace Globe Blog: BlogBlast for Peace. Mimi has created a project called The Blog Blast for Peace whose goal is to unite bloggers from around the globe in speaking out for peace. Two days a year, all the participants blog about peace and fly a “Peace Globe.” This is a huge effort and Mimi works tirelessly at this project. If the creation of world peace isn’t a “purpose” then I don’t know what is! Thanks for your hard work Mimi!

+ The next two recipients I will put together in the same paragraph since they are both blogging toward the same goal: eliminating, or at least reducing, unethical marketing targeted at children: Lisa of Corporate Babysitter (aka. Parents for Ethical Marketing) and Amy of Shaping Youth. Thank you both for all your hard work and research, and especially for having the guts to voice your opinions despite ruffling some powerful, corporate feathers. You are intelligent, strong women. Thank you for sharing your discoveries and insights with the rest of us!

+ I also must nominate Lara Gallagher of The Lazy Organizer for inspiring me to be more organized. Her blog actually makes organizing and tidying sound fun! For me at least, an organized house leads to an organized mind, which leads to a happier me, which leads to happier kids! Thank you Lara for making us all tidier and happier!

+ My final nominee is MC Milker of The Not Quite Crunchy Parent. I feel that MC and I share very similar world and parenting viewpoints. Her blog is a great resource for parenting information, green living, marketing to kids, toys…a lot of the same stuff I like to write about at Unplug Your Kids. If you like Unplug Your Kids, then head over to The Not Quite Crunchy Parent because I think you’ll like that too!

I have no idea if any of you have this award already, or if you even like receiving awards. But I pass this along nonetheless as a thank you to you for bravely “blogging with a purpose.” I appreciate all your hard work!


4 Responses to “I Have a Purpose!”

  1. Jenny says:

    Congratulations on your award! If anyone deserves the “purpose” award, it’s you. And I don’t think I’ve EVER noticed you rambling aimlessly, BTW!

  2. I was just here yesterday and somehow missed it!

    Congratulations and

    Thanks for the award – I’m flattered

  3. Whoops, didn’t see this!!! Wow. Thanks for the honor, and gosh, you’ve scooped me on a few of those names who I would choose myself, (including you, since you are definitely in the ‘swimming upstream’ club) …so this will be tough!

    Congrats on your award…I have much to learn from you in your steadfast focus toward “purposeful pursuits,” especially in the ‘don’t let the turkeys get you down’ arena…

  4. Mom Unplugged says:

    Thanks Jenny, I am gald you have not noticed aimless rambling on my blog. I must disguise it well.

    MC and Amy- You are very welcome. I can’t think of many more purposeful bloggers than you two! And thanks for the compliment Amy. Unfortunately the turkeys do get me down sometimes!

    Amy-As you said in your email, I too hope that the originator of the award does create a master list of recipients. You picked some great ones that I had never heard of. It would be a nice way to discover new and informative blogs.

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