I got a DM from Lucy (aka “ohthatsmomsense”) asking if I had been nominated for the Liebster Award. The award was as foreign to me as the sound of it. Lucy said that she would post something soon that would explain everything. My first thought was there is no way I can travel anywhere to accept an award of any kind. I have a 9 month old baby and toddler that keep me on lock down. So in other words, I thought this was an academy award of sorts that I had to travel to Germany to receive and write an acceptance speech for, which scared the pants off of me. The anxiety was building up fast and I couldn’t wait any longer. I googled it.
What is the Liebster Award?
The 2016 Liebster Award is an award that exists only on the internet, and is given to bloggers by other bloggers. The earliest case of the award goes as far back as 2011. Liebster in German means sweetest, kindest, nicest, dearest, beloved, lovely, kind, pleasant, valued, cute, endearing, and welcome. The award is a way to be discovered but also to connect and support the blogging community. A great idea in promoting your own blog and others. Originally it was given out to blogs with less than 2000 readers but this has slowly lowed as the reward has gained popularity. It is now only 200 readers or less.
The Official Rules for The Liebster Award 2016
- Thank the person who nominated you, and post a link to their blog on your blog.
- Display the award on your blog — you can save an image from a search and use that.
- Answer the questions by the blog that nominated you.
- For the 2016 Liebster Award I will be shaking things up! Write a 150-300 word post about your favourite blog that is not your own. Explain why you like the blog, provide links.
- Nominate 5 – 11 blogs that you feel deserve the award, who have a less than 200 followers.
- Create 11 new questions for the nominees to answer.
- List these rules in your post (You can copy and paste from here.) Once you have written and published it, you then have to:
- Notify all nominees via social media
Who nominated me
First of all, I want to thank Lucy for nominating me and sharing this fun award that has allowed me to meet and connect with so many other bloggers. I started following Lucy on instagram and quickly began enjoying her posts. She is relatable on so many levels. She is a working mom, shares yummy recipes, enjoys getting glammed up and does not shield readers from the realness of life. I love that! Head over to her blog at www.ohthatsmomsense.com/ and read a post or two or three… Heck, why don’t you just subscribe? Or you can follow her on Instagram @ohthatsmomsense to get snippets of her adventures as well. I hope you enjoy the moments in her life she shares as much as I do.
Questions from Lucy
What is your “why” for starting this blog?
I tried scrapbooking, journaling and creating online picture albums, but nothing has really “stuck” with regard to documenting this fleeting time in life with toddler and baby. Blogging adds a different layer and allows me to create a diary for my family. Also, I hope to help others along the way.
What advice would you give to fellow newbie bloggers just starting out?
Consistency and clean pictures.
What is your favorite food?
This is a hard one… I’m such a piggie, but anything that fits in one hand while babe is in the other and can be enjoyed warm or cold is my go-to these days so PIZZA!!
What is your favorite music?
My mood dictates my favorites since I always love a good beat, but reggae, rap, R&B, easy listening are all my faves despite Pandora telling me “toddler radio” is my favorite based on the hours I listen.
What are your hobbies?
Blogging, obsessive compulsive IG surfer and being a momma-razzi are currently at the top. Cooking, crafting, sweating, getting glammed up and reading all trail behind.
If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go?
Anywhere the sun is shining, sand is in my toes, waves crashing before me with my family and caffeine in hand works for me.
What do you hope to achieve from your blogging career?
First and foremost, I want my kids to look back and read my posts one day to see what life was like when they were young and carefree. I also want to add value to the lives of others who stumble across my blog.
What do you love about motherhood?
There is so much to love, but seeing my children in a pure state of happiness can sometimes bring tears of joy to my eyes.
Before you had kids, what is one thing you said you would never do as a parent but ended up doing anyway?
Um…. Everything! Lol. Co-sleeping with my second who is now 9 months has been the most challenging, but try to embrace it and find the good as he will soon be off to college.
What baby item would you recommend to a new mommy?
A temporal thermometer and the Nose Frida.
How do you spend your free time?
I have a two kids under three, a spouse who is an accountant, I am a working mom with many “hats” so this must be a trick question. Any free time I happen to get I am mostly catching up on work, cleaning, cooking, blogging or handling errands.
In lieu of writing about my favorite blog, I simply want to write about these seven amazing ladies. I am new to the blogging scene so naturally I gravitated towards other blogs to scope things out. I never imagined blogging would lead to meeting so many incredible people who motivate me everyday. Meeting these beautiful ladies has been my saving grace on those challenging mommy days. I read their posts when something strikes my fancy and am a loyal follower to all on Instagram. I constantly turn to their content and it has become my personal support group whether they know it or not. Being a mom is not always rainbows and butterflies so it is so refreshing to connect with these ladies to bring the right perspective into my life. Thank you Camille, Kris, Taiba, Breanna, Sarah, Juli and Christy. Check out these bloggers that I nominate below.
Camille – Camille Elena
Kris – Motherhood In Stilettos
Taiba – Lifestyle of a Mom
Breanna – Mom Beyond Mom
Sarah – Mom Facts and Food
Juli and christy – Mom The Day
- Are you a sweet or savory type of person?
- What makes you feel beautiful?
- Who is your biggest inspiration in life?
- What is the funniest thing your child has said/done?
- What is your guilty pleasure?
- When do you find time to blog?
- What is the most important lesson in your household?
- What is your child(s) favorite toy?
- What has changed the most after becoming a mother?
- How did you come up with your kids names?
- You just won a million in the jackpot. What do you do with the money?
I hope everyone has fun with this and I look forward to reading all your posts.