Two mothers from the district have made it through to the final of a national blogging competition for the second year running.

Helen Wills, from St Albans, and Harpenden’s Ruth Dawkins are up for prizes in the Mum and Dad Blog Awards.

Ms Dawkins’ online work has been put forward for the Outstanding Contribution section of the competition.

She said: "I’m delighted to be a finalist for the award, especially as I know and love so many of the other people who are nominated in that category. It’s a real honour.

"In the two years I’ve been blogging, I’ve been overwhelmed by the number of people who have read and commented on my posts.

"Using DorkyMum as a platform to talk about causes and campaigns that I care about is so important to me, and to have that recognised at a national awards ceremony is a real joy."

Ms Wills’ blog Actually Mummy has been nominated in the Schooldays category which is the same award she took home last year.

She said: "Winning the award last year was such a proud moment.

"I started my blog two years ago and it has grown so quickly.

"It’s such an easy way to record the milestones in my children’s lives, and give them a sense of our young family to look back on when they are older.

"Actually Mummy is written in the voice of my daughter, and readers have responded really well to that quirk.

"I’m so thrilled to be a finalist again this year."

The awards winners will be announced at a ceremony in London in September.

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