Summer Blog Carnival Finalists Announced

July 30, 2012 BY Elise Glaum

This year, the Shot@Life team has been traveling across the country to educate Americans about the importance of global vaccines. We’ve met a lot of bloggers along the way, bloggers who are passionate about children, global health, advocating for a cause, and storytelling for social good. We asked these bloggers to join us at a summer blog carnival and celebrate childhood with us. The blog carnival took place last week and tomorrow, one lucky blogger will be chosen to have their blog post featured on Real Simple’s blog, Simply Stated!

Real Simple just announced the finalists for the blog carnival. Read their favorite posts and comment below to let us know who you think deserves to be featured on Real Simple!

“Every Kid Deserves a Trophy” by The Six Year Itch
Liz Henry from “Six Year Itch” compares life to sports. It’s not just about winning; it’s about how you play the game. Her child’s trophies are her vaccinations.

“SOCIAL GOOD: Shot@Life and Reliving First Kisses” by World Moms Blog
Shot@Life Champion and Founder of World Moms Blog, Jennifer Burden, tells us about her first kiss – not the one that happened with her high school boyfriend – Jen tells us about the first time she kissed her baby girls. She asks us to join her in re-living the first time you kissed your child and to think about the mothers and children around the globe that deserve more shots at re-living their first kisses.

“Shot@Life: A Tale of Immigration & Immunization” by Dirt & Noise
Ilina Ewen's parents gave her a shot at life. In return, she will do the same. Read her tale of immigration & immunization and why she believes that every child deserves a shot at swimming in the deep end.

"Dreaming of the future" by Roots and Wings
Shot@Life Champion, Myrdin Thompson loves summer milestones. She wants to help make sure every child gets a shot at riding a bike without training wheels and going to camp.

“The First Place Moment” by A Parent in America
Have you ever seen the face of an unathletic girl who is handed a trophy, when the only other thing she has ever won is a game of kitchen table Scrabble? This is exactly why Jessica McFadden wants to make sure every child gets a shot at that first place moment.

“Getting a Shot@Life and Making Memories” by Midwest Mammas; Sweeties Freebies
Lisa Collins shares why she believes every child deserves a shot at playing in the leaves. These are the moments we cherish and live for.

Thank you to everyone who participated! Come back tomorrow to find out the winner.

Read more from Shot@Life's Summer Blog Carnival:
Words of Wisdom
Standing Up for Childhood
Life's Greatest Childhood Milestones
Champions of Global Vaccines


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Submitted by Janine on: August 12, 2012 My vote is for A First Place Moment!
Submitted by Kristen on: August 1, 2012 I can't even win Scrabble. I would love to see A First Place Moment by A Parent in America in Real Simple.
Submitted by Gayle on: August 1, 2012 I have to go with Jessica's moving post about trophies. Great list!
Submitted by aimee @ smilingmama on: August 1, 2012 I've gotta' vote for The First Place Moment because I had nearly the same experience in HS! These are all fantastic, though!!
Submitted by amy on: August 1, 2012 When I first read Jessica's A First Place Moment in my email inbox, I was in awe--she's one of the best writers I know. I'd love to see her piece in Real Simple.
Submitted by Scrappinmichele on: July 31, 2012 Awesome. Would love to see Jessica.
Submitted by Jen A. on: July 31, 2012 Reliving First Kisses! Never thought of them that way but now I always will!
Submitted by Robin (noteverstill) on: July 31, 2012 All I ever win is Scrabble - I'd love to see Jessica be named the winner!
Submitted by Elaine on: July 31, 2012 Oh wow, these are all so moving. Congrats to all. But my inner non-athletic soul reaches out to Jessica at A Parent in America.
Submitted by mylifeasitis on: July 31, 2012 "A First Place Moment" - is my pick
Submitted by jodifur on: July 31, 2012 I loved Jessica's piece on the trophy!
Submitted by Steph on: July 31, 2012 The first place moment
Submitted by Mel on: July 31, 2012 "The First Place Moment" spoke to me, but I loved them all.
Submitted by SSD on: July 31, 2012 I have to go with A First Place Moment by A Parent in America
Submitted by Leticia- Tech Savvy Mama on: July 31, 2012 I love The First Place Moment since it allowed me to recall memories of my first trophy!
Submitted by Jessica McFadden on: July 31, 2012 My own post is on this list (what an honor, thank you!) but I have to say that my favorite is A Tale of Immigration and Immunization by Ilina Ewen of Dirt & Noise. Her words and passion are exquisite.
Submitted by Chris on: July 30, 2012 So hard! But "Immigration and Immunization" is gorgeous!
Submitted by Purnima on: July 30, 2012 Reliving First Kisses is a beautiful post. And I think the work done by World Moms Blog is awesome.
Submitted by Ozzybelle on: July 30, 2012 Reliving First kisses! Such a moving post. Love it!
Submitted by Kloppenmum on: July 30, 2012 Reliving First Kisses!

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