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Liebster Award Nomination

I feel so incredibly grateful to have been nominated for the Liebster Award! Thank you so much Simply Sweet Mama, for your nomination and for your continuous support throughout this journey. This whole blogging experience has been exciting, overwhelming, and incredibly insightful. It's truly so wonderful meeting other mamas in the blogging world, and I feel so honored that another mama would have nominated me!

What is the Liesbter Award?

For those who might not be too familiar with this, the Liebster Award 2018 is an internet award, given to bloggers by other bloggers (and has been going on since 2011!). Liebster in German means 'sweetest, kindest, nicest, dearest, beloved, lovely, pleasant, valued, cute, endearing, and welcome.

The Rules

1.) Thank the blogger who gave you the nomination! Give them a shout out!

2.) Give 10 random facts about yourself.

3.) Answer the questions given to you by the blogger who nominated you.

4.) Nominate up to 11 bloggers and inform them of the nomination.

5.) Create about 11 questions for those you have nominated.

10 Random Facts About Me

1.) I was born in Lima, Peru.

2.) My favorite animal is the elephant.

3.) I grew up with 5 dogs in my family.

4.) I have a crippling fear of mice (mostly because I'm traumatized by the time that I woke up to a mouse at the foot of my bed....TRUE STORY).

5.) I had always wanted a sister, and when I finally got one, my mom let me name her (I chose the name 'Sarah' because at the time, I was in love with the movie A Little Princess, and I wanted my sister to be a princess too).

6.) Speaking of movies, my all time favorite movie is Titanic. I've watched it easily over 30 times, and I can probably recite all the lines of the film.

7.) My absolutely favorite breakfast (that I eat everyday) is whole grain waffles with sunflower seed butter (with a little honey on top) and scrambled eggs.

8.) One of my favorite snacks is grapes with macadamia nuts. It's delicious! You should give it a try!

9.) At the age of 27, I decided to pursue a personal hobby, and so I took up figure skating lessons for a year.

10.) My all time favorite season is fall.

Questions from Simply Sweet Mama

1.) What is your biggest blogging goal?

Truth be told, I was inspired to start blogging as a way to chronicle and reflect on my own personal experiences with motherhood and the everlasting impact that it has had on me. When I thought further on that idea, I also realized just how important our role (as mothers) is in the development and well-being of our little-one. This realization kind of turned on a light bulb where I became distinctly aware that my motherhood and my work were in fact connected, and that everything I did or didn't do going forward would have a direct impact on my daughter. And so, I started this blog with the hope of bridging that connection for other mamas out there. My goal is simply to provide reflective insight, knowledge, tips, and suggestions so that other mamas know that they are not alone and that together, we can truly make a collective difference not only in each other's lives but most importantly in the lives of our children.

2.) Describe your life in 3 words?

Oh boy 3 words? This is an incredibly hard task, considering that I am indeed an over writer! But 3 words, lets see...Glass Half Full.

3.) If you can only eat one meal for the rest of your life, what would it be?

Easy. Whole grain waffles with sunflower seed butter and honey with a side of scrambled eggs.

4.) What is your favorite color?


5.) What is one thing you would want to change about yourself?

My hair. I wish it were straight.

6.) You have 3 wishes, what are they?

* To buy my dream home.

* To always have enough money to provide my daughter with endless opportunities and experiences.

* To have an in home chef ;)

7.) If you can travel to one place for free, all expenses paid, where would it be?


8.) What do you like to spend your time doing?

Well lately? Blogging.

9.) Who do you look up to and why?

I look up to all those mamas who have somehow managed to find the whole work, mommying, life balance. Some days I feel incredibly overwhelmed, even having the help and support from my mom, who does so much for us on a daily basis. And who without, I would be so lost. And so I truly do look up to those moms who have made it work, with and without that support. I admire your strength and devotion.

10.) If you have kids, would you rather them be homeschooled or go to a public school?

Public School, definitely.

11.) What is your favorite animal?

The Elephant.

Here are my questions for my nominees:

1.) What inspired your blogging journey?

2.) If you could live anywhere in the world for one year, where would it be?

3.) What is your hobby?

4.) What is your favorite holiday?

5.) What has been your favorite part of motherhood thus far?

6.) How did you meet your spouse/partner?

7.) What are 2 fears that you have (if any)?

8.) You win the lottery. What is the first thing you buy?

9.) Who do you wish you could meet?

10.) Where would you want to go on your next family vacation?

11.) What shows are you watching these days?

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