- Felice, president of Memoirs, Ink, blogger at The Gift of Giving Life, creative writer, yoga instructor and hypnosis student, single mom of an almost-4-year-old girl.
- Jill P., blogger at Keyboard Revolutionary and mother of two young boys. She also makes lovely cloth pads.
- Jill, blogger at The Unnecesarean and mother of a baby born Captain Morgan style.
Details on the selection process: I did an initial read-through and selected 15 semi-finalists to send to the judges, with names and contact information removed from the essays to keep things totally fair and anonymous. I asked each judge to give me her top 5 choices with a short comment on their favorite. I also read through the essays multiple times and formed my own list of favorites. Not surprisingly, all of the judges' winning essays were on the top of my list. My final task--not easy at all--was to put the top essays in order.
Over the next several days, I will be posting the first, second, third and fourth place winners, in addition to a few honorable mentions. I also will announce the randomly-chosen winner of the Writing Contest handmade leather bag giveaway. Stay tuned!