Thursday, April 12, 2007

Who is a thinking blogger?

Can you believe it? Julie has nominated little ol' me for a thinking blogger award. I don't usually write great posts that make people think. I just write about what's happening in my life and sometimes I get on a kick and decide to write about what I am thinking, or feeling, or pondering about. I don't feel I deserve the award but in order to pass it on to more worthy folks I have to accept it first.

So what is a thinking blogger award? It is an award and a meme. There are rules:

1. If, and only if, you get tagged, write a post with links to five blogs that make you think.

2. Link to this post so that people can easily find the exact origin of the meme.

3. (Optional) Proudly display the “Thinking Blogger Award” with a link to the post that you wrote.

So here are the five blogs that make me think (this means you are now nominated):

I am putting Calandria and Athena together even though they've already been nominated by Julie. This two women were instrumental in helping me start my own blog. They are both articulate, smart, and fellow home school moms. (I still consider them home school moms even though their children now attend public school). We ''met" on an LDS Homeschool e-mail group several years ago and they have offered great advice and support. They make me think about books, art, photography, education - you name it.

Whenever I want to think about all the joys of being a mother and want to read about silly, sweet antics that children do I read my sister's blog Convoluted Brainwaves. Ness is not afraid to speak her mind, which is one of the things I love about her.

My friend, Jen, is a deep thinker. She majored in psychology but is also an artist and musician. She has a witty sense of humor, wide expanse of knowledge, and two of the cutest (and smartest) kids in the world.

My next nominee doesn't write she creates. Alina is an artist, a very good artist. Her art work makes me think about nature and creation. She does digital art which if you haven't seen can look very, very cool. As a side note, our husbands are both descended from a great pioneer, Joseph Stacy Murdock.

Nicole is a wonder woman. She is good at what she does and goes full steam ahead. A staunch Republican, home-schooling, military wife she has written many good posts about politics, LDS women, and homeschooling (not all in the same post - though that would be interesting don't you think?).


An Ordinary Mom said...

I am excited to check out all your nominating links!

Congrats on the award :) !!

Jen said...

Well, I'm flattered and surprised...thanks!

wild murdocks said...

Well, I'm giddy and a little light-headed. There are so many people I wish to thank...

Seriously, thank you, you're very kind. I owe it all to you and Jen, my blogging mentors.