Memo Monday: Top Awards Winners

Ha. This is my Memo Monday week, so I get to announce the WINNERS! of course, I thought I was going to do it on Monday, so there you go…

And now…

the moment you have
all been waiting for:

The Homeschool Blog Awards Winners!

We interrupt this program to make some important announcements:

First of all, I read a comment by one of the “non-top winners” who called herself a loser. I resent that remark. :) Even though she made it herself. I will tell you, there are SO many good blogs out there. We want to bring you the top ones, but sometimes, the most obscure blogs are so very good and personal too! So, just know that you are ALL WINNERS in our books here at The Homeschool Post.

Second of all, in light of concerns of the hanging chads and the ominous clouds of anyone being labeled “cheaters”, let us at The HSBA Post just say that we in no way believe that any of the bloggers who were nominees in any of the categories had anything to do with the instances of multiple votes. There are no dark clouds looming over anyone. No hard feelings. Everyone is a winner, and we encourage you to check out all of the blogs that were nominated!

Ok, back to our regularly, two-day-late scheduled post:

After careful consideration and lots and lots of votes,

Here are the 2008 Top HSBAwards Winners:

Best Homeschool Mom Blog

The Lockwood Family

Best Homeschool Dad Blog

The Mango Times

Best Blog Design

Trivium Academy

Best Artistic Content Blog

A Holy Experience

Best Crafts, Plans & Projects Blog

The Crafty Crow

Best Family or Group Blog

Life in a Shoe

Best Encourager

Cindy’s Desktop

Best “Live What You Believe” Homeschool Blog

Our Homeschool and Other Such Happenings

Best Unschooling or Eclectic Homeschooling Blog

Weird, Unsocialized Homeschoolers

Best Geographical Blog

Laura: China to Scotland… in Scotland

Best Current Events, Opinions or Politics Blog

Generation Cedar

Best Homemaking or Recipes Blog


Best Teen Gal Blog

An American Girl

Best Teen Guy Blog

Billy’s Blog

Best Teen Group Blog

Feelin’ Feminine

Funniest Homeschool Blog

Life with My 3 Boybarians

Best Cyber-Buddy Blogger

Smockity Frocks

Best Curriculum or Business Blog

The HomeScholar Helper

Best Variety

Life is Good

Best Thrifty Homeschooler

Money Saving Mom


Counter-cultural School

Best Nitty-Gritty Homeschool Blog

Preschoolers and Peace

Best NEW Homeschool Blog

Never a Dull Moment

*new!* Best Homeschooling Methods Blog

Camp Creek Blog… Project-Based

There you have it!

Congratulations to all of you!

Winners, please remember that you have 14 days to get us your email address so we can get it to the prize awarders. We will be doing a drawing for the prizes once we get everyone’s information. Feel free to grab your winner’s button below:


There were oodles of Great Nominees, so be sure to continue looking over those blogs if you didn’t get a chance to (and how could you, with as many as there were!).

Remember that the team here at the HSBA Post posts 6 days a week here. We hope you’ll hang around after the awards have come and gone. Be sure to check in with us the rest of the year here for:

Memo Monday (updates/curriculum reviews/etc.)
Tuesday Tour (highlights on the homeschool blogosphere)
Homeschool Memoirs Meme and Winner Wednesday (interviews of winners and award updates)
Thursday Thoughts (devotionals and quotes)
Foto and Funny Friday (humor and smiles)
Saturday Swap/Scripture/Poetry and Literature/Better Blogging

Speaking of great blogs, be sure to check out the blogs by the HSBA Authors. Each author on this site has her own blog and withdraws herself from being in the Awards to be able to operate the polls to present an awards that will be fun and fair for all to enjoy! You will find the Author blogs linked in their About Pages in the sidebar. Be sure you let them each know how much you appreciate all the time and hard work they not only put into the Awards, but the regular weekly posts they publish too!

Have a great week!! Eats lots of turkey and give the LORD lots of thanks! Not necessarily in that order…

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  1. Yeah! I am not really sure how to send you all my email, but since it is my public one anyway, I guess I can post it here. You can use your discretion on whether or not to publish the post:

    Malia Russell

  2. I am so terribly excited! Thank you ladies so much for all your hard work during the vote counting process. I know that had to be a tedious, time-consuming project. Please know that your time and effort is appreciated.

    You can reach me at weirdunsocializedhomeschoolers (at) charter (dot) net or through my blog

    Thanks again, ladies!

  3. “eat lots of Turkey and give the Lord lots of thanks, not necessarily in that order” LOL

    Congrats to all the winners and nominees!

  4. Can someone link me to the page with all the nominees on it? I just cannot seem to find it! I’m having such a good time reading the winners’ blogs, but I want moremoremore, LOL!

    Congratulations to all the winners and nominees :-)

  5. We are working on getting those back up for you Melissa!!
    There ARE so many on there, aren’t there? I can’t wait to get some free time to read some more too!

  6. Is there a winner badge yet? I already emailed with praise and appreciation for all of you but thank you again for enduring through this. I think it was an excellent idea to do it before Christmas!

  7. Thank you for all the fun and all your hard work, ladies! My email is smockityfrocks AT msn DOT com.

  8. Oh, Jacque, thank you. I thought I just wasn’t looking in the right places! I look forward to seeing the others.

  9. Thank you again for all your hard work! Our email is
    Happy Thanksgiving! The Lord is so good and faithful!

  10. Congrats to all the winners!

  11. Jessica, the winner’s button has been added to the post now.

    Thanks for the reminder!

  12. Thank you everyone on the team for your hard work. Our email is

    Thanksgiving Blessings,

  13. Well, I was shocked after the recount! LOL! I’m so happy to find other good blogs to go check out through this contest!

    Thank you so much! I’m quite honored! : )



    tinklingbells (at) medt (dot) com

  14. I am so honored to win! Thank you very much for all that you have done in organizing the contest. You can email me at karen at woodward-family dot com

  15. Congratulations to everyone who won! Thanks also to everyone who contributed their labor to making the awards happen. I’m looking forward to checking out more blogs when the nominee page is put back up.

  16. The Nominee pages are all up. You can access them from the original voting page:

    Have fun looking and meeting new homeschool bloggers!

  17. Do you know what a brilliant resource this page is… YOU have taken years off my life as I surf the best of the best… It is not holiday time in our part of the world but I can’t stop looking at these sites to get any work done!!! Thanks so much for putting this all together it is just fantastic!

  18. Thank you – we’re all so excited to win the family/group blog category!
    What do you need us to do next?

  19. Hi!

    Thanks SO much to all of you–those of you who made this possible and all of you who voted for my blog. It is an incredible honor. Did you know that my heart cry is to be an encouragement all along your journey. Join me regularly with your cup of tea for some girl-time!

    Thanks again to all of you!

    My email is

    My blog is found at

    Many blessings!

    With much love,
    Cindy Rushton

  20. I appreciate all the wee hours, recounts, poll coding, fact checking and time away from your families to make all this possible.

    Congrats to all the nominees, not just the winners!


    my3boyarians at yahoo dot com


    darcy at graphicallydesigning dot com

  21. I’m not sure if you got my original email, so I am posting here in the comment box. I was so excited to win in the best SUPER homeschooler category. Thanks so much for all your hard work!! You are all a blessing!
    Molly @ Counter-cultural School

  22. Just found your blog (thru Smockity Frocks)and so excited!
    Mommy to 7. 9 and under.


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