Monday, May 14th, 2012
Adelaide, SA 14th May 2012 -  The Sydney Writers’ Centre have announced the winners for the Australian Best Blogs 2012 competition and South Australia’s own Alexandra Virgo has won the ‘Best Young Blogger’ special award for her blog ‘Alive and Blogging: The life of a modern day cave-mama’. This years competition saw 1024 entrants across a range of categories; parenting, personal/lifestyle, words, commentary and business. Alive and Blogging was also chosen as one of 5 finalists in the parenting category. Across all categories, Alive and Blogging was the only South Australian blog on the winners list.

When asked what her blog is about Alexandra says “it’s about my experiences since becoming a mum and how I have become an advocate of natural parenting.” Alexandra says, “I believe our ancient ancestors parented in the way that humans were designed to live and that in our modern world we can still parent naturally and safely.”

On becoming Australia’s Best Young Blogger, Alexandra said “People have often asked me how I came to make the choices I have at such a young age, and I tell them it doesn’t take age or experience to follow your instincts. That’s all I do when it comes to parenting - I make the choices that feel right”.

Alive and Blogging isn’t about telling others how to parent, it is about letting others know that there are options. “I often wish that there was more information and support around, or that I knew where to find it, when I was first making my own parenting choices. I used to shy away from what felt right because I thought I was just being crazy by going against what I thought was the ‘norm’. That’s why I share my experiences on my blog - for others who may be in that situation”.

The winners of the Australian Best Blogs competition have been awarded with up to $15,500 worth of vouchers to use at the Sydney Writers’ Centre. Alive and Blogging began 9 months ago and is continually growing as the demand for real experiences and information on Natural Parenting increases.

Contact: Alexandra Virgo
Phone: 0402 762 729
Email: [email protected]

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Alive and blogging is one young mums experiences and views of life, living and parental choices.
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Australia's best blogger; Young mum; Adelaide; Winner; finalist; Sydney Writers Centre Blog of the year



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