The Liebster Award

I can’t believe I have been awarded The Liebster Award! I have seen a few fellow parenting blogs that I follow be nominated for blogger awards but The Liebster Award is one that I hadn’t heard of before. I would like to start by thanking Mindy Leslie from I Blame Your Dad for nominating me this for this award. Having never been nominated for a bloggers award before, I am incredibly grateful to you for giving me this opportunity and I can’t thank you enough!

The Liebster Award exists only online and originated in Germany. The word ‘Liebster’ according to its German origins means kind, sweet, pleasant, welcoming, beloved and lovely. Which is why this award is for bloggers who not only support their community but are also trying to reach the world. This award is given to bloggers by other bloggers.

The rules:

1. Write a blog post and include your award graphic in your post.

2. Thank the blogger who nominated you.

3. Answer the questions asked of you by your nominator.

4. Create your own set of questions for your nominees to answer.

5. Nominate five to ten bloggers deserving the award. Share and link your post to their blogs so they can accept their award.

My questions and answers:

1.) Who inspires you the most?

Honestly, my son. Becoming his mum made me become a better person. I wanted to be a better person for him, he inspires me to be a better person every day. I’ve never thought of myself as a particularly selfish person but becoming a mum definitely taught me the meaning of selflessness. Being his mum has made me more compassionate, mindful, appreciative, thankful and blessed.

2.) Where is the number one place to travel on your bucket list?

I would love to travel all over America with my partner and our little boy but I would especially like to experience taking Kory to Disney World. That is something that would be truly special for us all, an experience that would be out of this world and we’d make memories that would last us a lifetime.

3.) What songs are on your motivational playlist?

When I’m feeling down and in the dumps and feel like I need a pick me up, I definitely stick on my Beyoncé playlist. There is something about listening to a strong, powerful, independent woman that makes me feel like I can take over the world.

4.) Do you have any pets? If so, what? If not, why?

Yes. We have 2 cats; a boy and a girl, their names are Bobbins and Tilly and we have 1 dog. He is a golden cocker spaniel and his name is Harley. I grew up around dogs, some of my best childhood memories are from time spent with my pets and I’m still a huge animal lover now so it was important to me that Kory grew up around pets too.

5.) What is your favourite quote?

‘I am in charge of how I feel and today I am choosing happiness.’ This quote is one of my favourites because I feel like it speaks to me. Throughout my life I have always had internal battles with myself, with my own mind. Sometimes I am my own worst enemy. At one point in my life I felt like I was at my lowest, I was diagnosed as clinically depressed and had an eating disorder because I was unhappy being me, I disliked myself and the way that I looked. I have come a long way since then and I don’t let myself think that way about me anymore.

6.) Where do you see yourself in five years?

In five years I would like to have progressed in some way with my blog. I would like to be able to work from home, helping out in a school or at least have a part time job. I would love another baby and we will be married.

7.) What are you most passionate about?

I am most passionate about being a mum. To some people they are most passionate about their careers or money or their friends but to me, being a mum is the most important thing in my life. Being a mum is probably the most important thing that I will ever accomplish in my life which is why it is what I am most passionate about.

My Liebster Award nominees:

Rebecca Sellers

https://withmyloveandcourage.wordpress.com/

I’m just another mummy trying to make a difference by documenting my parenting and mental health journey.

Holly

www.whatmamabearsays.wordpress.com

Hiya, I’m Holly I’m 28 years old and a mummy to a 4 year old little girl and 20 week old boy/girl twins. Our blog shares our adventures as a family, my pregnancy with the twins, birth stories and general parenting support. Come and join us on our adventures!

Gemma

www.loveonashoestring.net

A blog all about adventures as a proud mother, a patient wife and ex-pat life. After finally overcoming our fertility challenges, we find that life as a family of three in a new country presents a whole new set of tests and exciting opportunities.

Jayde

www.motherhoodbythesea.blogspot.co.uk

My name is Jayde and I am a solo parent raising my son, Marley in Cornwall, UK. I work full time as a manager in retail and I spend my days off on the beach or exploring with my boy. Follow my journey of motherhood through my squares of Instagram or on my online blog.

Sammy

https://mamatooo.wordpress.com/blog/

Sharing our real family life, from days out, to the mama struggles and day to day juggles of our working life.

My questions for the liebster award nominees:

1.) Who has been the biggest influence in your life?

2.) What is your biggest goal in life right now?

3.) What were you like as a kid?

4.) What is one thing that I should know about you that I’d never think to ask?

5.) If you had to describe yourself using only 3 words what would they be?

6.) What is something that makes you happy?

7.) What was it that inspired you to start blogging?

Again, I would like to thank Mindy for nominating me for this award. I also want to thank all of my nominees for being such honest, amazing mums. You are an inspiration to me, keep doing what you’re doing!

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