The Sunshine Award!!!

I received a Sunshine Award from Sandra (Riding2horsed).  From her post, I learned “The Sunshine Award is given to bloggers who other bloggers feel have been inspiring, positive and offer help where needed.  They basically spread a little sunshine as they walk along their blogging pathway.”

Thank you Sandra for nominating me!  Sandra’s blog title is “Riding 2 Horses – the balancing act called life“.  Just reading the title makes you want to read more ….

The Sunshine Award comes with a few rules:

1. Include the award’s logo in a post or on your blog

2. List 10 facts about yourself

3. Nominate some other fabulous bloggers

4. Link your nominees to the post and comment on their blogs, letting them know they have been nominated

5. Share the love and link the person who nominated you! 

10 Facts about me:

  • I am a wife and a mom of 9-year-old boy.
  • In the morning, I work for my day job.  In the afternoon, I am my son’s activity coordinator, driver, and cheer leader.  At night, I am the App researcher and blogger.  I feel I am having three jobs.
  • I am a cub scout den leader.
  • I am a Junior Achievement volunteer.  I like that program a lot.
  • I led two LEGO leagues, and the league won top awards at the district Expo.  Now I just started a LEGO Club at my son’s school.
  • Since I started blogging, I learned it takes a lot time and never ends.
  • I learned a lot from reading blogs.
  • English is my second language, so if you find some of the sentences don’t quite go together, now you know why.  My 9-year-old has become my English teacher, particularly on pronunciations.
  • In addition to technology, I am also interested in cultural education.  I plan to take my son to different countries during summers.  We will try to visit as many countries as we can before he goes to college.
  • I prefer a balanced approach on child education.  To see what I mean, please go Here.

I nominate the blogs below:

Write Up My Life:  I admire Julie for living her life full and the courage to be herself.  While finding her own way out, she is also helping others

Kip McGrathprovide parents with information about their child’s education and to give handy hints to help with school and learning

Smart Mom University: bite size practical tips for parents

Lime is better: Like the pictures – after you read so much….

Happiest Baby in the World:  a researcher, a dad, sharing interesting experience between China and Portland, OR

Raising a Realist:  a teacher dad sharing his perspective on life, kids, school, …

Busy mom blog: this is the mom makes you feel life is so good …

Discover and devour: a mom and a teacher’s story on parenting and life with a baby …

{ 31 comments… read them below or add one }

Keeping Up With The Holsbys April 29, 2012 at 12:44 am

Your blog is going gang busters!!! Well done. I’ve only been up for 6 weeks myself….. I’ve downloaded 2 toddler apps that you’ve recommended and I’ll keep popping by for more. My son devours technology at 2- crazy!!


iGameMom May 2, 2012 at 2:03 am

Thanks for visiting and downloading apps! Enjoy!


The Guat April 28, 2012 at 2:31 am

Congrats! Well-deserved :)


iGameMom May 2, 2012 at 1:54 am



queenoffamilosity April 20, 2012 at 8:04 pm

Congratulations on your award. I love that you share so many resources for moms, dads, and the rest of us who have the joy of raising and caring for children. I look forward to reading more in the future.


iGameMom April 21, 2012 at 12:03 am

Thank you so much for the warm encouragement! Please come back visit more!


penneyfox April 16, 2012 at 4:04 pm

Congrats on your award! I’ve been lurking around your site for awhile and I’m always glad to see when you show up on mine with a like button. Keep up the good work :)


iGameMom April 17, 2012 at 1:57 am

Thanks! I enjoyed reading yours too. Guess we have kids at similar age…


penneyfox April 17, 2012 at 9:21 am

I understand how you get me and what goes on in my home. I suspect your world isn’t too far from what I deal with raising my son. I’ll keep coming by and see what’s going on in your site!


iGameMom April 18, 2012 at 12:29 am
elevitt18 April 12, 2012 at 7:16 am

Thanks for stopping by my blog! Yours looks very interesting — I’ll stay and poke around. :)


iGameMom April 13, 2012 at 12:51 am

Hope you can find something you like.


SELASIE BULMUO April 11, 2012 at 8:39 pm

This is my first visit here and I like what I see. Congratulations on your award.
Ps: Thanks for visiting my blog.


iGameMom April 13, 2012 at 12:44 am

Thanks for visiting. Please come more.


SELASIE BULMUO April 13, 2012 at 2:46 am

I will. See you soon…. On your blog.


Author MelindaTripp April 11, 2012 at 7:21 pm

You deserve it, and you picked some bloggers interested in children’s issues…..great!
I enjoy a new read. Liked today’s Brainpop!


iGameMom April 13, 2012 at 12:44 am

Thanks for your continuous support Melinda.


Julie April 11, 2012 at 6:59 pm

Wow, thank you so much! I don’t do awards on my blog because the schedule is pretty full, but I so appreciate your feedback. I am always touched and humbled to find that my blog speaks to people. Thanks again!


iGameMom April 13, 2012 at 12:43 am

Thanks Julie. Enjoyed reading your blog.


kelloggs77 April 11, 2012 at 5:23 pm

Congratulations!!! You certainly fit the bill. I was telling my husband that he needs to start checking out your blog since you review a lot of phone apps…he’s always looking for good ones to download for the kids. I, myself, have a very archaic phone, so I just pass the info onto him!


iGameMom April 13, 2012 at 12:42 am

Thanks for passing on the info. Hope he will visit!


myjoyfortoday April 11, 2012 at 3:19 pm

Congratulations! I haven’t been reading long enough to know, but wondering, what is your first language? As an update, I bought the Berenstain Bear book last night, and my 2 and 4 year olds have been enjoying it a great deal. Thanks again!


iGameMom April 13, 2012 at 12:40 am

Great! Thanks for your support!


bohemianspiritedmom April 11, 2012 at 9:23 am

congratulations!!! I have a nine year old son too–maybe that is why we enjoy each other so much in the cyber world! Great job!


ateachablemom April 11, 2012 at 8:20 am

Congratulations!! You deserve it! Enjoy! And thanks for the blog suggestions. I’ll check them out!


terry1954 April 11, 2012 at 8:19 am



Oster's Mom April 11, 2012 at 7:21 am

Congratulations! This award fits your site perfectly; not only are you inspiring and helpful, you are also a ray of sunshine.

Thank you so much for nominating discover and devour! It’s really an honor to receive The Sunshine Award from you.


iGameMom April 13, 2012 at 12:39 am

Thank you for your support!


mandyholbert April 11, 2012 at 5:34 am



thelastsongiheard April 11, 2012 at 1:04 am

Congrats – it’s very well deserved :) I’m gonna go check out your nominees now :)


iGameMom April 11, 2012 at 1:15 am

Thank you!


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