Liebster Award – Discover New Bloggers!

I woke up to a very lovely email a few mornings ago from Lindsey, the mommy blogger from Everyday Above Dirt . She was kind enough to have nominated me for my first ever blogging award called the Liebster Award.

What an absolute honor & humbling experience to be recognized by another hard-working blogger.

Lindsey, the mama behind Every Above Dirt, is a SAHM to a beautiful new baby boy. She has recently started blogging about her family & new little one. She has come to realize blogging isn’t about the perfect picture or blog post. It is about reading each other’s stories without judgement & I couldn’t have put it better than she did, “I am a real mom in the real world trying to give hope to other women.” THIS is why we blog!

The Liebster Award is a virtual award that is passed on from one blogger to another blogger to recognize, support and share their favorite bloggers who inspire & move them.

The idea behind the award is very encouraging, as the blogging world is very big & daunting at times. To know someone appreciates your hard work means a lot!

Lindsey gave  me a list of questions so you can get to know me a bit better & why I started my blogging journey.

  1. What is your biggest challenge blogging?

Since I have just started blogging, I have realized balance is key. I am still working on finding the time to fit my blog writing in, as well as keeping up with my work life, family & social media platforms. Utilizing a planner, as well as finding neat apps like Hootsuite, have helped with time management dramatically.

  1. Why did you start blogging?

I enjoyed writing growing up & kept a journal for many years. It is such a creative outlet and writing allows me to share anything and everything with others. When I started to read other mom’s stories and blogs, I thought why not share our unique story and our family with others. I received my degree in pursuit of becoming a teacher & with this knowledge base, as well as my new experiences of being a mother, I feel like I can relate with moms & offer advice on a more personal & humble level.

  1. What do you enjoy writing about most?

I enjoy writing about fun events & activities that you can do with your family & toddler. Living in the Pacific Northwest, we have a wide variety of things to do. Any tips I can give for others to enjoy our area like we do brings me joy & excitement.

  1. Do you consider yourself an introvert or an extrovert? 

I am an extrovert all the way. I am outgoing & sociable, and being around others who are important to me makes me happy. I believe in the importance of speaking up for others & yourself and to always have an open mind in every situation.

  1. What is your favorite thing to do to relax?

What is this word relax you speak of 😊 I enjoy a cup of coffee & browsing on my phone first thing in the morning. Nice & quiet before anyone is up. I am also in love with my cat Tucker, so any chance I get to snuggle with him for a minute is very soothing. Can I also throw in an uninterrupted shower? I will take the 5 minutes!

As part of this award, I am pleased to nominate five more blogs. My nominees are:

PNW Mama Bear 


Housewife Hacking

Sweetie and Geek 

These Mama Moments 

Check out these blogs!

The Rules for Liebster Award Nominees

  1. On your blog, thank the blogger who nominated you for this award.
  2. Link back to the blogger that awarded you.
  3. Upload the award to your blog. This can be done by writing a post about the award, and uploading the award image in your sidebar.
  4. Answer the questions you have been asked by your nominator in a blog post so we can get to know you better.
  5. Nominate 5 blogs with less than 200 followers that you believe deserve to receive this award.
  6. Notify the owners of those 5 blogs that you’ve nominated them so they can accept their award. Bloggers can be nominated more than once, giving their readers more chances to learn more about them.

Finally, here is my list of 5 questions for my nominees:

  1. Why did you start to blog?
    2. What is your favorite thing about blogging?
    3. What social media platform are you loving right now?
    4. Who is your biggest inspiration?
    5. What summer activity are you looking most forward to?

Thanks for reading!!

Take Care,

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