A Big Thank You | Babble Mominee

Two weeks ago I learned that someone out there nominated me for a "The Moms Who Are Changing Your World" award in the inspiration category over at Babble. I was honored and humbled.

My passion continues to be telling the stories of everyday life and encouraging others to do the same in their own lives - celebrating & reflecting upon the good times, the challenging times, the heartbreaks and those totally awesome moments when we soar. I happen to do that with words and photos and sometimes a few cool products added in the mix.

The winner in each category of "The Moms Who Are Changing Your World" will be given $5000 to donate to the charity of their choice. If I'm one of the ten winners I'll donate 1/2 the money to Talk About Curing Autism (they were one of the first sites I turned to for information and support when Simon was diagnosed with autism back in 2004) and the other 1/2 to StoryCorps (an independent nonprofit whose mission is to provide Americans of all backgrounds and beliefs with the opportunity to record, share, and preserve the stories of our lives).

I'd love to have your vote. Click here and click the "like" button right under the "vote for me." Voting closes September 20th.

39 thoughts

  1. Jill

    2011-08-31 09:28:14 -0400

    Voted! Good Luck!!! :)

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  2. Melanie J

    2011-08-31 09:55:41 -0400

    Done...with pleasure : )

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  3. nerdgrl

    2011-08-31 09:58:06 -0400

    Voted!

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  4. MaryM

    2011-08-31 10:09:09 -0400

    The link takes me to a Facebook login screen. I don't have a facebook account, so I guess I can't vote. Sorry, but you have my vote anyway.

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  5. Mary

    2011-08-31 10:09:55 -0400

    Well deserving - good luck!!

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  6. Sharon Dryjanski

    2011-08-31 10:28:41 -0400

    ali,
    You are the most inspiring and great Mom!

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  7. Deb J

    2011-08-31 10:57:07 -0400

    I voted. Saw a picture Debby Schuh had of you and Margie laughing at CE. Out of focus but still a good one.

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  8. Celeste

    2011-08-31 11:25:50 -0400

    Good luck!!! and congrats on the mominee!

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  9. Dori

    2011-08-31 12:57:00 -0400

    I voted, too! (Keeping toes and fingers crossed.)

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  10. Emily

    2011-08-31 13:46:17 -0400

    I voted too! Good luck! You are an inspiration to all of us!

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  11. Deb P

    2011-08-31 14:08:45 -0400

    Congrats!! I voted 4U!

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  12. Sue Kment

    2011-08-31 14:45:08 -0400

    Very cool! Congrats! I voted too!

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  13. Jo

    2011-08-31 14:49:00 -0400

    You are totally top Mom and my top inspiration - thank you! (And yes I just voted!)

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  14. Erica Hettwer

    2011-08-31 15:00:24 -0400

    Voted! :)

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  15. KSW

    2011-08-31 16:02:47 -0400

    Voted. no matter what my day is like, Ali - you help me own it as my own. you inspire me to keep on keeping on. in all of its extraordinary ordinariness.

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  16. {vicki}

    2011-08-31 17:00:12 -0400

    oh Ali,
    How I wish I could vote for you but it looks like the only way is through facebook (which I don't have---my job doesn't allow it)

    None the less, you are a true inspiration to me as well as many many more!

    Good luck!

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  17. Jaime

    2011-08-31 18:20:37 -0400

    I "liked!" : )

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  18. Angela

    2011-08-31 18:59:22 -0400

    Tried to vote but I don't have a Facebook account. If there's a way to vote differently, please post on your site and I'll try again. I totally hope you win!

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  19. Michelle

    2011-08-31 20:05:46 -0400

    Voted! Hope you win!!

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  20. dawn

    2011-08-31 20:26:44 -0400

    I don't have a f/b but you know in my book your #1 everyday!! Good luck and hope you win. Thanks for being so awesome and inspiring to us.

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  21. Rosie

    2011-08-31 20:53:31 -0400

    honoured to cast my vote for you!

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  22. Catherine Denton

    2011-08-31 21:48:47 -0400

    Honored to vote for you and what beautiful causes!
    My Blog

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  23. Ruth

    2011-08-31 22:35:50 -0400

    Voted for you! It's good to see such a wide range of women who are making a difference! My DS is also on the spectrum so I feel like a vote for you would be a vote for him and also a vote for the importance of stories.

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  24. Barb in AK

    2011-08-31 23:04:03 -0400

    I voted this evening. Is this one of those competitions where we can vote once a day?

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  25. Paula G

    2011-09-01 12:50:15 -0400

    Just voted! You so deserve to win!

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