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TODAY Parents celebrates the best of parenting blogs at the Iris Awards

The TODAY Parents' Choice award honors mom bloggers who make us feel less alone
/ Source: TODAY

TODAY Parents is committed to sharing parents' stories in a supportive environment — that's why we created the TODAY Parenting Team, and that's why we've teamed up with the Mom 2.0 summit to be a media sponsor and to offer our very own award for parenting bloggers.

It's the TODAY Parents' Choice Iris Award, presented at the Mom 2.0 conference this year in Pasadena, California. This year the winner was Kristin Shaw, an Austin mom and freelance writer who has shared stories on the Parenting Team about surviving domestic abuse, her 'bad' sleep habit, the struggle to let go as children grow up, why she still carries her son and how to be the worst mother-in-law.

Shaw was one of six amazing nominees from the TODAY Parenting Team. They make us laugh, they make us cry, they make us realize that however we feel in this wild journey of parenting, we are not alone.

Check out the Mom 2.0 summit livestream to see the full awards ceremony.

Check out the Parents' Choice award nominees below. And while you're at it, check out the TODAY Parenting Team: Anyone can sign up and start posting. Who knows, maybe next year you'll be getting the award!

2018 nominees:

Christine Burke, Keeper of the Fruit Loops

Erica Despain/Whimsical September

Lauren Eberspacher, Blacktop to Dirt Road

Meredith Masony, That’s Inappropriate

Danielle Lucia Schaffer, City Girl Gone Mom

Kristin Shaw,