I’m That Mom.

I’m that mom who lets her kids eat a few chips in the morning, so I can enjoy my coffee.

I’m that mom who lets her kids wear what they want even if they look ridiculous.

I’m that mom who lets her kids skip a bath for a night or two. (Sometimes three)

I’m that mom who packs the occasional Lunchable in her kid’s lunch box, because I don’t feel like making a sandwich.

I’m that mom who lets her kids watch TV or their tablet, so I can have some peace and quiet.

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I’m that mom who tells her kids no three times in a row but still gives in.

I’m that mom who lets her kids drink soda occasionally, because I know they like it.

I’m that mom who sometimes gives her kids sugar right before bed even though I know it will keep them up.

I’m that mom who bribes her kids to sit still and smile so I can get the occasional ‘perfect’ picture.

I’m that mom who spends unnecessary money on toys when I know the kids already have enough, then complains about how much money was spent.

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I’m that mom who will leave to go somewhere extra early because I know the kids will fall asleep in the car, and I can too for a little while.

I’m that mom who lets her kids hang in the other room unattended while I go get something.

I’m that mom who let’s her kids get filthy dirty while playing outside. (That’s what play clothes are for!)

I’m that mom who accepts that jumping in the pool is the same as a nightly bath during the summer.

I’m that mom who drops her kids off late to pre-school.

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I’m that mom who forgets to sign important forms that need to go back to school.

I’m that mom who promises she’ll do something for her kids ‘tomorrow’ but just hoping they forget.

I’m that mom who occasionally curses in front of her kids, and then tries to hide the laughing when they repeat me.

I’m that mom who tells her kids the police will come get them when they are doing something wrong.

I’m that mom who will take a picture of her kids failing at something before helping them, because it’s just too damn funny.

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I’m that mom who eats her sweets after the kids go to bed, so I don’t have to share.

I’m that mom who lets her children sleep in the clothes they had on all day, because they don’t feel like changing into pajama’s.

I’m that mom who occasionally scares her kids, because we get a good laugh out of it afterwards.

I’m that mom who will drive though McDonald’s to get her kids a Happy Meal, because I just don’t feel like cooking dinner.

I’m that mom who will throw some of her kids’ art work away because we already have so many already.

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No mom has their sh*t together. No mom has the most perfect well-behaved kids. No mom’s life is perfect. Mom’s screw up, mom’s make mistakes, mom’s just don’t give a sh*t sometimes. It’s life, it’s just how it goes. But when we tuck our kids in at night and hear the words “I love you”, in their eyes you’re doing it all right. I know mine think I am, no matter what kind of mom I am.

Do I think I’m a bad mom because of what I do? No. Do my kids still have manners and respect? Sure do.

I’m still one bad ass mama to my little’s.

What do you mama’s do sometimes, just because? I’d love to hear! We aren’t alone on this one. I honestly find it humorous to see what we all do. It’s a good thing to express because we all know that no mom is perfect!

 

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What Mom’s Truly Want for Mother’s Day

We all know that us mothers love anything we get from our kids on Mother’s Day. The homemade cards and crafts, beautiful flowers, a gift card to the spa. Trust me they are all great, but if we had the chance to truly say what we really wanted, aside from the traditional gifts, I think we can all agree to the list I’ve created below.

We can always dream, right?!

 Mother’s Day or not, I’m sure we’re still ready to pull our hair out at times because the kids won’t stop complaining or you’ve already heard “Mommy” for the umpteenth time. Those flowers look pretty in that vase on the counter, but you still have to clean up the house at the end of the day that the kids destroyed with their Barbie dolls and LEGO’s.

Well… here’s a few of my not so ‘traditional’ gifts that I think we can all agree sound lovely as a mother.

 

Sleep. All hail sleeping! If I could go a week straight with 8 hours of solid sleep each night I would feel like a whole new woman. No interruptions, no crying at night, no dogs stealing my spot in bed. I’d be one happy Mama. Maybe not even a week, give me the weekend, or even one simple night. That’s all I really need.

One. Night.

Coffee automatically made, just the way I like it. If I could walk downstairs to my Keurig each morning with a fresh 12oz coffee made with a splash of caramel almond milk creamer and two Stevia’s, my mornings would run so much more smoothly. Between waking the kids up, getting them fed, and the getting the oldest ready for Pre-K, coffee is usually the last thing that gets done before rushing out the door. Or it just gets forgotten in general and that ride to Pre-K is excruciating.

Childcare in Target. I think we ALL can agree on this one! How amazing would it be to just walk into Target, drop the kids off at the childcare center and be able to shop… ALONE. I know I’d be a fan, and it would definitely make me visit more often if that meant the kids could get their energy out while playing as I did my shopping. I just hope my husband is ready for multiple shopping sprees going on the bank card.

For the kids to actually ask Dad. Oh, you know, instead of the kids completely walking past dad, who’s just lying on the couch watch sports and asking mom to fix a toy while she’s in the kitchen making dinner for everyone, they stop and see if dad can do it first. We all know that mommy is wonder women, but daddy can do it too. We promise. He is fully capable of just about anything.

For the kids to listen the first time around. Instead of asking for the 18th time to put their shoes on in the morning, they do it the first time asked. Or, when you tell them it’s bed time, they go right in bed and go to sleep instead of insisting they are thirsty or hungry, or need to use the bathroom even though they just used it five minutes ago.

A clean home. To wake up to a clean house every morning is probably a dream for everyone, not only us mothers. Why can’t there be little magical fairies that come into our home every night to clean and prepare for the next day. They’d get a hefty tip from me, no doubt about it.

A hot steamy uninterrupted bath. Just give me thirty minutes in the tub without my little ones throwing in their rubber duckies or yelling in the other room that they need help with something. Some peace and quiet while soaking in the tub with a LUSH bath bomb sounds absolutely wonderful.

 

I would love to put together a survey and get the opinions of other mothers to see what they’d truly want for Mother’s Day compared to the traditional gifts we receive each year. Let me hear them!

Happy Mother’s Day to all you wonderful mama’s!

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One Magical Day. Unicorn Birthday Party!

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As you all know, my little princess turned one this past week! We had her party yesterday, and it was such an amazing time. Her magical theme was unicorns, and I can’t even begin to explain how perfect everything turned out. We had the house jam packed with family and friends, it was such an insane turnout!

I was waiting for what seemed like forever for this day to come, so decorating was one of my favorite parts. We used streamers and balloons to make her color themed rainbow, and added the “I Believe In” unicorn sign. This was the main design for the party.

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Instead of making goodie bags full of candy for the kids, we went a different route. We decided to have a cotton candy and sand art station. Each little one was able to make some delicious cotton candy and create their own little sand art piece! We had sports balls for the boys and star necklaces for the girls. It was probably one my favorite parts, even the adults loved it!

Her cake and cupcakes were fantastic. We had the same lady who designed her smash cake create her cake and cupcakes for today. HUGE shoutout to Farmhouse Cakes for the amazingly beautiful sweets! I just love how beautiful her cake and cupcakes were. I am so lucky to have found such an amazing baker!

There were some extra sweets we added into the mix including a big bowl of color themed M&M’s and handmade unicorn and number one cookies, which were absolutely delicious!

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I also had my other DIY decorations including her name sign, high chair banner, and her photo banner of each month of her first year!

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You also can’t forget all the cute little odds and ends I incorporated into the mix! This included her color themed plates, cups, and utensils. Along with adorable unicorn napkins and drinking straws! I must also mention the adorable mason jars that were holding the untensils.

One of my favorite parts of her party was her photo board! Everyone loved it! It was so easy to create and I will definitely be making these for multiple parties to come.

The family all had unicorn shirts on.

Mommy, Daddy, & Big Brother all had to match the birthday girl! So many compliments on these shirts. Etsy for the win!

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(Of course our family photo’s are never perfect, lol)

We also have to give a shout out to Liliana’s Godparents for creating her very own Snapchat filter for the day and getting her the most beautiful pearl bracelet with her first initial on it.

I can’t thank everyone enough for all the love that was shown to our little girl yesterday. The overwhelming amount of guests and gifts Liliana received was incredible. I think you can tell by the look on her face below that she LOVED every single gift. She is one loved little princess.

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Mom-Shaming, How is That Even a Thing?

This is probably more of a venting post for me, but I want my opinion to be heard on this because I’ve been seeing a lot of it lately and my main question is

 What’s the freakin’ point of it?!

 

It’s mind blowing to think that mom-shaming is actually a thing in today’s world. Last time I checked, we are all in this together and we all have one goal, to raise our children to be sweet, respectful, successful teenagers and adults. The way that mothers actually put forth an effort to let down other mothers these days is disgusting and frustrating to say the least. What makes you think you’re better than any other mother? Well guess what, you’re not.

Whether you decide to breast feed or formula feed, co-sleep or strictly put them in their crib, work full time or stay at home, have a cesarean birth or natural birth, send your child to daycare or keeping them home, feed them strictly organic food or McDonald’s Happy Meals. WHO CARES.

Why should any other mothers parenting style affect you enough to make nasty comments about it? You would think the maturity of a mother would be above that. We should be supporting each other and learning from each other, not bashing others and trying to be the better mom. Your child will always think you are the best mom out there, because you are their only mom, you’re the one who loves them more than life itself.

I recently had a remark made about my children’s Valentine’s Day photo preview.

“Why wouldn’t you put shoes on your child for their photos”

Hmm, well you know what, maybe my child doesn’t enjoy wearing shoes or considering that I know my child more than anyone else especially another mom-shamer, I know she would just constantly mess with her shoes and I wouldn’t get a good photo out of her. She is ONE, and she looks cute as hell with or without shoes on. If it bothers you that much, that you must go out of your way to comment about it, WHY LOOK. It’s freaking shoes ya’ll, SHOES! Do you seriously have that much time to analyze my photo’s that much? Ignore it, and go about your day worrying about more important things, or at least say something positive!

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(In case you all were wondering how “ridiculous” my child looks barefoot)

The difference is with mom-shamers and the actual mother is we know our children and our everyday lifestyle, quite well actually. (super shocking huh?!)

You just think you know our children and lifestyle.

I am so fed up with other mothers who think it’s okay to go out of their way to criticize someone else’s child just to make them look better. Or attempt to put down another mom, and assume they don’t know what they’re talking about just because their entire life isn’t posted on social media for attention. How could you even go about your day happily knowing you were throwing negative comments out about an innocent CHILD.

How do you even have the time for it?

My life is crazy with two kiddos, bless your heart.

Does it seriously make you feel like a better mother when you shame another mom while hiding behind a computer screen? Do you think it makes your children look better? Do you think it makes you look better? Please tell me, I’d LOVE to know the point of mom-shaming. Because in my eyes, it’s a pathetic, selfless way or showing you are insecure about your own self.

To all of you mothers out there throwing kindness around like glitter to all of us other mama’s trying our hardest each and every day, you’re the real MVP. That’s how grown, mature, adult mothers should be living their lives. Sometimes a confidence boost is what a mother needs during a stressful day, even if it’s different from your parenting style. It’s incredible the amount of criticism I see today on social media. I’ve witnessed it personally and I’ve seen it given to other mothers.

We’ve all made mistakes, we’ve all done things we regret, we’ve all wished we could have changed something, and I’m damn sure we’ve all had made comments about other parenting styles while at the playground or walking around the mall, I’m guilty of it, but the biggest thing about it is KEEP IT TO YOURSELF. It doesn’t make you look any better as a mother or human being by expressing your negative comments, if anything it makes you look like a damn fool, and hiding behind a computer screen, making nasty comments doesn’t make it any better than criticizing someone in person. It’s a shame.

#EndRant

#SorryNotSorry

#SayNoToMomShaming

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To Our Daughter

Happy First Birthday Liliana Marie!

 

One year ago today, at six pounds fifteen ounces you entered our world. I can’t believe how fast this year has flown by. You have brought us so much joy and laughter that we will forever cherish. Everyone who has met you has fallen in love with your happy, loving personality. Your smile is perfection, and blue eyes so contagious, everyone always stops to admire you. You have grown into one smart and hilarious little princess. You may be petite but you conquer anything that comes your way full force with no hesitation. You are one strong, hardheaded child and I think you get that from me, or maybe your father because we are both very head strong.

 

When you were born, I was so scared, more scared then having your brother. I was bringing a little girl into this world. You seemed so much more fragile then your brother and I wanted to protect you from everything negative in this world. And I knew if you became anything like me or your father, we’re going to have a run for our money. We got a double whammy with that one, and you already keep us on our toes. You never want to miss a thing. You are on the go constantly and always refuse to sleep. You keep up with your four year old brother as if you were his age. You never fail to amaze your father and I.

You have a heart of gold. You’ll go to anyone and smile every minute of it. You always make sure to stand in the grocery cart so you can say “Hi” to everyone you pass. You’re always blowing kisses, snuggling, and hugging everyone around you. You make my heart melt daily and we couldn’t ask for a sweeter daughter. And with the sweetness, we of course get your sassy side also. If something doesn’t go your way, we know it. If you can’t figure out something on your own, we see the attitude. I guess we can say you get that from Mommy, I’ll own up to it.

It’s amazing to see how much you have changed in just one year. Watching you learn and explore the world around you. Watching your brain work and figure things out on your own. It’s one of the best sights I’ve ever witnessed. It’s such a blessing and I could go on forever listing what I love about you. The excitement you get when daddy gets home from work each day, the way you share with your brother, the way you play with both of our hair while I rock you to sleep at night, and the list goes on and on. You are truly the best daughter.

 

And today you are one… ONE! How?! You are no longer my little teeny baby girl. You’re now a smart, sassy, but still teeny toddler. I don’t want to believe it, but I am so proud of all the milestones you have accomplished in this first year of life. You are up to 8 teeth, you can say a ton of words, you’re standing on your own but of course are too stubborn to walk because you know crawling will get you where you want to go faster. You’re already arguing with me by saying “dada” every time I try to get you to say “mama”. You love to be center of attention, and you will scream until someone looks your way. You make us laugh every single day with your silly sounds and goofy faces.

Mommy, daddy, and big brother wish you the happiest first birthday ever! I hope the next few years slow down because I am currently shedding a tear as I type this post. You are our little ball of sunshine, and I’m so excited to see what these upcoming years have in store for you. We are so excited for your unicorn party on Saturday and your delicious birthday dinner tonight! We hope this is the best first birthday for our little princess. We love you Liliana Marie.

 

You’re Not a Bad Mom, It’s Just a Bad Day.

They last few weeks my daughter hasn’t been sleeping like she usually does. Teething is the devil. She’s extremely cranky, the house is mess because she wants to cling to me, and I can tell my son is feeling a little jealous because I’ve been trying to handle her being glued to my hip which cuts my play time with him in half. No matter how many times I try to let him know that since Liliana isn’t a big kid like he is, and that she needs mommy’s help a little more, he still gets upset.

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While trying to tend to my children’s needs, I often feel like I’m failing as a mother to both of my little ones. With Kyle, it’s feeling like I’m not spending enough time with him and having our one or one bonding time. With Liliana, it’s not being able to take away her pain and getting her back to her normal self. My son’s favorite words right now are “well nobody wants to play with me”, all while Liliana is screaming her head off because I put her down to try and accomplish some household chores. It rips my heart apart. Words can’t even begin to describe the guilt I feel while trying to clean and not playing with my kids. There is not enough time in the day to accomplish everything that needs to be done. It’s a daily struggle to get everything that I want completed along with tending to every need of my children.

Another thing that brings the ‘bad mom’ feelings out is disciplining my children. This is probably why my husband complains to me for always making him feel like the bad guy, or why my children don’t listen to me as well as they do him. Mommy lets them get away with A LOT. Don’t get me wrong, I yell at and discipline my kids constantly but that doesn’t mean it makes me feel complete crap afterwards. I am a full supporter of discipline. My children will not be raised without manners, but damn does it make my heart hurt. My children will never see that part of me though, the part where I feel bad doing it. I always stay strong in front of them. I must say though, something about that deep, masculine voice of my husband that makes the kids listen the first time around, is music to my ears.

Some nights I break down, shed a few tears. I talk to my husband about it and he reassures me that I’m doing a great job. Sometimes I even struggle to get to sleep at night because I question if I’m spending enough time with my kids. The last thing I want to do is let them down. As much as I want to spend every waking minute playing with them, a dirty house is often a trigger to get my anxiety to escalate.  When my house isn’t clean, it makes me feel unaccomplished and guilty that I’m not fulfilling my duties of being a stay at home mom. My husband works his butt off all day to give me this amazing life, the least I can do is keep our house clean. Also, anytime that my children act inappropriately while out in public or even at home, gets me going too. The last thing I want to do is look like I don’t know how to raise my kiddos.

After these past few weeks, I’ve came to realize that I am far from a bad mom. This is what motherhood is about. If anything has taught be to be strong it’s becoming a mother. Trying to manage time between chores and two kids is a task, but we always seem to figure out. Yelling at them might be difficult now, but I know I won’t regret it when they are older. Ever since I’ve gotten into blogging, reading other mom blogs and learning about their daily lives has made me realize we are all the same. We all go through this craziness, and even though every child is different and every mother’s way of disciplining is different, we deal with the same struggles of motherhood. None of us are alone.

My little boy always goes to bed at night saying he loves me so much, and my daughter smiles at me every night when I rock her to sleep. Raising them is difficult, but worth every minute of the bad days we always seem to overcome.

Always remember, you are not a bad mom. It’s just a bad day. We have all been there, and you’re doing an amazing job!

xoxo

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6 Ways to Earn Some Extra Money While Staying at Home

Happy New Year Everyone!

One of my New Year ‘Resolutions’ is to save money. We can always use a little extra money. If it’s saving for a trip or just to help pay the bills each month, I can provide some tips on what I do from the comfort of my own home. I’ve read many posts about making some extra income over the computer, but I was still skeptical, until I tried it. Now I can’t get enough. Below I want to give you a quick list of what I currently use.

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  1. Swagbucks.com. This site is my all-time favorite. You can take surveys, watch videos, play games, and earn money each time! You can also get money back on your everyday online shopping purchases! There’s codes you can find online to give you some extra money, the opportunities never end. I’ve even gotten free samples to get paid to try, including salad dressing and even a pack of diapers for my daughter! I’ve made over a couple hundred from this site, and it went right into my Paypal account. You can also use it for gift cards. Here’s my referral link if you’d like to sign up! http://www.swagbucks.com/refer/KatieCunni Just say I referred you, and we both get a little something!
  2. Ibotta. I have earned over $300 from using Ibotta during my grocery trips. All you do is select the products you need/want to buy, scan your receipt and the money comes right back at you! This app you can also save on online purchases, hotels, even alcohol! The money can go right into PayPal or Venmo. Here’s my referral link to sign up! https://ibotta.com/r/hlhaoyv
  3. Checkout 51. This app is like Ibotta. It has many grocery products you can choose from to get rebates back. You simply choose your item, scan your receipt, and when you are ready to cash out they will mail you a check!
  4. Vindale Research. This is another site for surveys. If you have the time to sit and fill out a few surveys, your money will add up quick. I’ve completed surveys that varied from $1 to $5, and all I had to do was answer some questions and watch a few videos. They will also send you a check when you are ready to cash out. Here’s my referral link if you’d like to try it! http://tryvindale.com/V0lPfWWM
  5. Paribus. This app is super simple to use! It’s an app designed to track if online items you purchased drop lower then what you paid. The app will automatically file a claim, and the difference will get put right back on your card! All you do is simply enter in your email address where your order confirmations go, and the app will work its magic! It’s a life saver when I order online from Kohl’s. I ALWAYS get money back.
  6. Dosh. Dosh is a new application that you can download right onto your phone. You simple add as many cards as you want, and everytime you use that card at participating stores money automatically goes back onto your app! Once you want to cash out, you can just transfer your money via PayPal! It’s simple! Did I mention you get a $5 bonus just for adding a card! Here’s my referral link. If you sign up using my referral link, I’ll get an extra $5 also! Win, win! https://link.dosh.cash/YCLI/VQ5CmUHyeJ 

 

I’ve earned close to $500 just by using these websites and apps. You can never go wrong with a little extra money. Check em’ out and let me know what you think! It’s never a waste of time when you’re earning money.

The Last Month of Being Our Baby

11 Months.

Our little girl is just a month away from being ONE. I was looking on Timehop this morning of videos of her wiggling and hiccuping in my belly. I thought she’d never make her arrival. I was so impatient when it came to waiting for her birth day to come. And now it’s here, the last month of her as a baby. Let the countdown to ONE begin!

Liliana is my wild child. She’s the most loving little human, yet her sass and determination are strong. No matter what it is she wants, she goes for it. She’ll fall over, bump her head, get right back up and keep going. She’s a tough one. She also has that girly girl sass going on also. If something doesn’t go her way, you’ll know it. Those arms go flying and that screechy yell comes out (she might get all that sassiness from me, lol). She always thinks she’s going to miss something, so naps are rare with her. She keeps going and going until bed time, even that’s a struggle. My mother got her wish when she said “I hope you have a child who was just like you when you were younger”. Touché mom. I get it now. I was definitely a crazy one. Thank goodness car seats are more advanced now because that was my specialty, getting out of my car seat while my mother was driving.

Now for Liliana’s milestones… she’s killing it. She has her six teeth still. It was like all six came in at one time then they decided to take a break. She can now say Mama, Dada, Pop, Yes, Hi, Buh Bye, Uh Oh, Ke-Ke, & Rip (the last two are our pups, Keo and Ripken). She is standing on her own for short periods of time and her crawling is more like a speed crawl. She claps and copies everything her brother does. She’s always dancing. She loves her table food, yet she’s still teeny as ever. I wish I knew where it all went. I’m also starting to think she’s double jointed like me, because she bends all kinds of different ways. Gymnastics here we come!

This next month is going to be full of party planning and preparation. I don’t want to believe she’s already going to be one, but I’m so excited for the adventures ahead. Her personality is incredible. She’s definitely an extrovert, she’s going to be an outgoing one. I enjoy watching this little girly girl grow!

Follow me on Instagram for all the party planning and countdown to one, @katiecunni Follow the hashtag #LilianaMarieTurnsONE

Liebster Award

You guys! I was just recently nominated for the Liebster Award. When I first saw my nomination, I had no idea what it meant. After reading up on it, I am so grateful that Insignificant Mom Talk nominated me! All I want out of this blog is to connect with people and write enlightening and valuable information that others could read about and relate to. I’m so happy that my writing is interesting and inspiring to others.

 

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So what is a Liebster Award?

The Liebster Award is recognition for bloggers by other bloggers. It’s only coincidental that the name is derived from the German word that means “beloved, or dear” in English. It’s been around in some form or another since 2011, so I think there is at least some credence to its name.

If you have been nominated for The Liebster Award AND YOU CHOOSE TO ACCEPT IT, write a blog post about the Liebster award in which you:

  1. Thank the person who nominated you, and post a link to them on your blog.
  2. Display the award on your blog — by including it in your post and/or displaying it using a “widget” or a “gadget”.
  3. Answer the questions about yourself, which will be provided to you by the person who nominated you.
  4. Provide random facts about yourself.
  5. Nominate blogs that you feel deserve the award, who have a less than 1000 followers.
  6. Create a new list of questions for the nominees to answer.
  7. List these rules in your post.
  8. Inform the people/blogs that you nominated that they have been nominated for the Liebster award and provide a link for them to your post so that they can learn about it (they might not have ever heard of it!)

Random facts about me:

  1. I am obsessed with buying travel cups/mugs
  2. I had major back surgery in 2014 which started my weight loss journey
  3. I have the mouth of a sailor
  4. My four-year-old son and I love telling ‘knock knock’ jokes to each other
  5. I could watch Disney movies all day long
  6. I prefer winter over summer
  7. I want to get into photography
  8. I want to eventually fill my entire arm with tattoos about my kids
  9. I went from working full time, to staying home with my kids. Best decision ever
  10. I want to rescue every dog that needs a home

 

 My nominations:

When I first started my blogging journey, there was a few bloggers who stood out to me. Check out these awesome bloggers and follow along with their posts. You won’t regret it!

  1. A Vodka Kind of Mom
  2. Misadventures
  3.  This Plain Life
  4. Lets Talk Mommy

My questions from Insignificant Mom Talk:

  1. How long have you been blogging and why did you start? I started about a month ago. I mainly started because I wanted to gain a hobby that not only I enjoyed, but something that could interest others also. I had a lot of thoughts and ideas bottled up in this brain of mine, and blogging is the perfect way to express them!
  2. Would you consider yourself tech savvy? I’d say I’m pretty tech savvy. I use technology a lot in my daily life. From taking photos and editing them myself, to texting and communicating mainly through email. I’d honestly be lost with my phone.
  3. What is something you couldn’t function without? Probably my phone. I hate to say that, but I have everything on there! Doctors appointments, school functions, and lets not forget phone numbers that I’ll never memorize.
  4. Are you a parent? If so what do you say is your parenting style? I’m a laid-back parent, but I’m also that mom who teaches their kids to be independent. I don’t co-sleep or anything in that nature. My son is four and he already knows how to do a lot of things on his own. He knows that if he gets something out, he must put it away himself. My daughter will be raised the same way.
  5. Have you found your soulmate? I have found my soulmate and we’ve been married a little over a year!
  6. What is something that you love that others just don’t get? PDA. My husband hates it, but I love to show off the love I have for him. Some may think it’s gross, but I just call it being in love.
  7. Favorite movie of all time? I know I’m crazy for saying this, but A Night at the Roxbury. My husband makes fun of me all the time for it, but I’ve loved it ever since I was a child. I could probably quote every line.
  8. If your life was a sitcom, what would it be called?The Crazy Cunningham Crew.We’re a family full of craziness and humor. My husband and I both have an incredible sense of humor, and it rubs right off on our children also.
  9. Do you have any big regrets? No major regrets, but I don’t regret not taking care of myself when I when pregnant with my son in 2013. I gained a lot of weight during that pregnancy and I’m still trying to get it off!
  1. Favorite holiday? And why? Christmas (of course!), but now have children during the holiday season. I enjoy the memories we make, and the happiness on their faces all season long.
  1. What is something that you believe that is an unpopular opinion? I own two pit bulls and I believe their reputation of being a dangerous dog is bogus. They are the most loving and compassionate pups I’ve ever owned!

Questions for my nominees:

  1. How would you describe your blogging style?
  2. How do you want to improve yourself in the next year?
  3. What’s your favorite cheesy pick-up line? Have you ever used it for real?
  4. What is your biggest guilty pleasure?
  5. What’s the funniest prank you’ve ever pulled on someone?
  6. What five things do you always have with you?
  7. What accomplishments are you most proud of?
  8. What inspires you?
  9. Shark diving, bungee jumping, or sky diving?
  10. What kind of phone was your first cell phone?