BiB Awards (BiBs) 2016: Vote Right Royal Mother in Fresh Voice category


Lovely readers – Right Royal Mother is entering the prestigious BritMums Brilliance in Blogging (BiBs) Awards 2016 in the ‘Fresh Voice’ category. This is for blogs that are less than 18 months old and have a ‘fresh’ approach). It would mean the world if you could spare 2 minutes to nominate  … see below for details. Thank you!)

“The BiBs,” I sigh to NW. “It’s so confusing to know which is the best fit.”

She's not Kate Middleton either. But we both like BiBs.

BiB 2016 confusion reigns.

I am sorting an enormous pile of clean washing whilst trying to decide which BiB 2016 awards category to enter. NC is smearing banana across NL’s nose, whilst NG and NW amuse each other by flicking gravy bones onto the floor. The kitchen resembles the Great British Bake Off washing up area, but I have acquired a new skill in the last few months and can ‘mute’ the mess at will, rather like the opening scene to Saving Private Ryan.

“Which, then?” I ask patiently, as I have read the awards categories out to my family already and NW – the only one who can really be expected to reply – didn’t seem to be listening.

“Which one what?”

“BiBs. I’m talking BiBs. They’ve just come out and I don’t know which one to choose.”

NW glances in my direction. “It can’t be that difficult. Wow. That’s a big pile of clothes.”

“I know. Our son did three poo explosions yesterday and our daughter decided to take her pirate trousers off in the mud and stand on them. I am struggling to gently pull the little velcro tabs from NC’s bibs off my tights. Anyway. The BiBs. Which one fits best?”

NW looks at me picking the fluff out of the velcro and raises an eyebrow. “Well … none of them.”

I am inwardly a little bit broken. I have spent the best part of the last three months writing, in between trips to children’s wards, mopping up sick and eating garibaldis. The categories I am trying to choose between – Fresh Voice, Writer and Reader’s Choice – are all quite a good fit, I think. I am pretty sure when the Duchess of Cambridge twirled a tweed mini around the Huffington Post UK offices after writing a blog post she didn’t have to ask twice which category box to tick. I air-whip a nice, clean, squeaky Nori the mouse from Hey Duggee bib from the laundry pile out of frustration.

“Oh, yes. That one,” says NW, reaching for it, as NC spatters yellow goop into his lap. He squeezes the mouse’s nose on the front of the bib. “It’s nice and fresh.” He sniffs it. “And I like its voice.”

I take that as my answer. I fill in the ‘Fresh Voice’ section, fasten the bib securely around my son’s neck and hope for the best.


vote for me in the bib awards 2016

I have only been blogging for 3 months and am LOVING it. I would dearly love your vote in the amazing BritMums Brilliance in Blogging Awards (BiBs) 2016 – Fresh Voice category. It takes just a minute or two to complete the form here. Nominations close April 13th.

You will need the following details to complete the BiBs nomination form:

Blog name: Right Royal Mother
Blog URL:
Twitter ID: @RtRoyalMother
Favourite post (suggested): 

Thank you everyone … and good luck!



Characters are abbreviated as follows:

NW – not William (husband and father)

NG – not George (daughter, sister and two and a half year old)

NC – not Charlotte (son, brother and six month old)

NL – not Lupo (a Labrador)

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  1. March 18, 2016 / 1:42 pm

    It’s really hard to decide on categories isn’t it. I think Fresh voice is great for you as your blog is very unique. x Thanks for linking up to #FridayFrolics. (Don’t you just hate those velcro bits on bibs!)

    • March 18, 2016 / 6:06 pm

      Thanks Claire – I hope it’s the right category but hey, it’s all been such a learning curve it’s just nice to have had the experience of entering today! (And yes, I HATE the velcro bits. Just wrestled with one a few minutes ago). x #FridayFrolics

  2. March 25, 2016 / 11:42 am

    Good luck with the awards! Luckily I am just an outsider, just looking at the happenings. I do enjoy your writing style – it is very different! Thanks for sharing with #abitofeverything

  3. March 25, 2016 / 12:06 pm

    As a first time visitor I wish you all the best in the upcoming awards. It’s always nervewracking entering for the first time but I’m sure you’ll do well!

  4. March 27, 2016 / 8:15 pm

    I’ve been reading your blog over the past couple of weeks as my blog is very new & am absolutely loving every post. What an original blog, and very funny too – all the best with the awards! x

    • March 27, 2016 / 10:07 pm

      Oh, wow, that’s so lovely of you. Thank you! I love your name – will check out your blog properly this weekend. Happy Easter and so glad you’re enjoying the posts: it’s all a bit silly but it keeps me sane when both children are being particularly full-on! xx

  5. March 27, 2016 / 10:57 pm

    Although your final decision on the category for the BiBs was an accident, it totally fits! Your blog is very unique, I’m loving the “characters” and the story-telling (which I think is somewhat of a lost art). I’ll nominate you. : ) Thanks so much for linking up with #StayClassy!

    • March 27, 2016 / 11:01 pm

      Oh, wow, thank you so much my lovely! That has made my night 🙂 (Love your linky badge SO much btw). I sort of agree with the storytelling element – I don’t see a lot of it around but for me it is actually so much easier than writing immediately from personal experience. And fun too! Have a great evening. #StayClassy

  6. March 29, 2016 / 7:58 am

    Yay you are doing so well – congrats on three months of blogging. It’s so fun isn’t it! Good luck to you in your nominations lovely!! Thanks so much for linking up with us! #bloggerclubuk x

  7. April 22, 2016 / 6:43 pm

    Awww, I hope you win! Your posts are so funny! Well done for 3 months, I’m just 2 months shy lol

    • April 22, 2016 / 7:55 pm

      Thank you so much. It’s been a crazy 3.5 months, that’s for sure! Love your blog name lovely – will come and check it out properly – and thank you for the support! xx

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