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I got an actual award! Yogamum nominated me for a Thinking Blogger award. This is a cool idea that originated here. It is now my job to nominate five blogs that make me think. I don’t think I’m allowed to go backwards, which means I can’t nominate Yogamum, which I would otherwise do. (And, like Yogamum, I can’t figure out how to put the icon thingy on my sidebar. God knows, I tried.)

I actually haven’t been doing much blog-reading lately (which shows in my own readership, I’m afraid), but I’ll give it the old college try here.

The reason I didn’t post this sooner is that the blog I most want to nominate, I can’t. It is someone I encouraged to start blogging, and was delighted to find she’s an even better and more insightful writer than I’d even expected. But. I know her in person too, and as she wants her blog anonymous, I’m not linking to her. Her name will never cross my lips. Her blog will never cross my blog. But her stuff is so good that I’m giving her a space anyway. Such is the nature of blogging. She know who she is, at least.

Number two, a garden of nna mmoy. She’s a Canadian mother of a toddler who writes on all kinds of social issues, the nature of mommyhood, special needs children and the world, and she always makes me think.

Three. The Yarn Harlot. Okay, if you don’t knit, this one might not you think as much. But if you do, it will. Not only will it make you think about knitting, and how you really must dig out that cable knit sweater and get it done already, but she discusses the nature of knitting and has a go at social justice too. And she’s a doula and a Canadian, so I love her.

A Mother in Israel also makes me think. She’s an Orthodox mom who made aliyah (moved to Israel from elsewhere) and not only has many interesting things to say about being Orthodox in Israel, but on mommyhood too.

Okay, I give up. I only got to four and Boo is bugging me for the computer and the sun is shining and my gardening is beckoning. Does this mean I lose my award?

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