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Liebster Award!


Mackenzie from Raising Wild Things has honored me by passing along a Liebster Award!! Turns out someone besides my husband (who I force to read it) is actually enjoying my stuff! So, thank you, Mackenzie! I am thrilled to learn that I have a few followers. If you aren’t familiar with the Liebster Award, here’s how it works:

The Award is given to up and coming bloggers and then passed along to other similar bloggers to help spread the word and support each other. The recipient of the award should post 11 random facts about themselves. Then, they must answer the questions that the tagger has created for them.  Phew, a little confusing… right? Not really. Stay with me here. Finally, they must create 11 questions for the bloggers that they will pass the award on to and let them know that they have received it.

Random Facts about The Honest Mommy

1.)    I’ve eaten almost the exact same things for breakfast and lunch for like three years. I don’t know why I do this, maybe because it’s easy…. Or I’m lazy…. I would list to you the foods that I eat but it’s far too boring. Moving on.

2.)    One of my guilty pleasures is Kenny G. I don’t even know what else to say about this. I don’t know how it started, but I can remember listening to his music as a child and I still love it. Weird, right?

3.)    My favorite movie of all time is Labyrinth with David Bowie. I can’t believe I’m admitting to this…

4.)    I once leased a standard car without knowing how to drive a stick shift. I learned to drive it barefoot so that I could feel the clutch. Unfortunately, I then had to drive it barefoot for the entire three years of the lease. No joke.  I just can’t do it with shoes on. Picture that in the middle of winter. Kind of a pain in the ass.

5.)    I have two tattoos. One is a phrase on my back that means “I am of Ireland” in Gaelic and the second is a Celtic knot symbolizing motherhood on my wrist.

6.)    I wrote a children’s book last year. When I’m not working on my blog, I’ve been submitting it to agents. So far, I haven’t had any luck but I heard that JK Rowling received something like 40 rejection letters before someone believed in Harry Potter. If nothing ever comes of it, I’ll still be proud that I wrote it.

7.)    I almost never know the date. That’s what happens when you become a mother and you quit your job. All of the days mush together and it doesn’t matter what day or month it is. You just live on Mommy Time.

8.)    In college, I lived in a house with seven guys (one of them was my brother) during my junior year. That was the most hilarious and dirtiest house I have ever lived in.

9.)    I absolutely love my house, but my kitchen doesn’t have a dishwasher, so I have to hand wash everything. In my next life, I will be rich enough to hire someone to wash my dishes for me just to make up for this.

10.) I met my husband when I was 19 at a bar called “Paradise Alley” on St. Patrick’s Day. Four years later he proposed to me while we were on vacation in Cape May, which is technically the Jersey Shore. I try to avoid telling people we got engaged there because I know exactly what they are picturing, thanks to MTV.

11.) My drink of choice is always liquor or wine. The first time I got really drunk, I threw up cheap beer and for some reason, I just haven’t been able to have one since. I’ve probably only had four beers in my entire life. Fortunately, I can hold my Vodka pretty well.


My Questions from Raising Wild Things

1.)    If you could marry a food, what would it be? Anything salty…. I would choose chips or salty snacks over dessert any day.

2.)    Are you a TP folder or crinkler? I’d say that I am a TP roller, if that makes sense. I am definitely one of those people that use WAY too much TP. I can’t help it.

3.)    When was the last time you took a shower? Ok, when was the last time before that? Ok, here’s a little random fact about me. I shower sort of obsessive compulsively. Twice a day, every day. Before having my son, I worked as the Director of a child care center and I was always weirded out about all of the gross germs the kids carried, so I showered before and after work.

4.)    What is one thing you absolutely cannot leave your house without? Well, the baby usually. He is ALWAYS with me. But all joking aside, my iPhone. I am in a very seriously relationship with my phone. I would never leave home without it.

 5.)    Favorite curse word? Why? Right now, it’s “shit.” Probably because I see so much of it and it is just so relevant to my life right now as a mother. You handle a lot of shit, literally.

6.)    Caillou or Max & Ruby? I have to be honest, I have never seen Caillou, but I can tell you that Max & Ruby drives my insane. I swear, Ruby has to be the most annoying older sister ever and I don’t get why Max only speaks in one word sentences.

7.)    What is your favorite type of salad dressing? Italian! Also, I like to mix olive oil, lemon juice, and a little salt and pepper for a quick and delicious homemade dressing.

8.)    What bloggers do you make sure to read every day? I have to admit, I don’t follow one specific blog religiously. Apparently, I have commitment issues. When I am surfing Facebook and Twitter, I usually check out the posts that sound interesting to me. But, lately, I have really liked reading Finding Ninee, the Scary Mommy blog posts, and Bad Playdate. Also, if you have checked out the Day Drinking and Diaper Changing website, you totally should. There is a Facebook group you can join, which is a hilarious and honest group of women venting about everything and anything.

 9.)    Can you do the robot? Well? Um, no. Thanks to both my husband and I, my child is destined to have the worst dance moves ever.

10.) If you were shopping to prepare for a big snow storm, what are your must-haves? Alcohol, diapers, and batteries – in that order.

11.) Do you have any unusual talents? Well, in writing my last blog post, I shared that I am capable of holding the shower doors closed with one leg to keep my son from getting in with me while shaving the other leg all at the same time. I’d say that’s a pretty impressive. I can also make a bottle while driving and change my son’s diaper while he’s standing up in the front seat (in a parking lot, of course). All very useful mommy-talents.


My Nominees

The Fun Family

Home on Deranged

Their World We Live In


Questions for My Nominess

1.)    Where is the furthest place you’ve traveled?

2.)    Red wine or White wine? If you answer is both, I’ll like you even more.

3.)    If you were going to apply to be a cast member on a reality show, which one would it be?

4.)    What inspired you to start blogging?

5.)    What celebrity would you like to date?

6.)    What was the first car you ever owned?

7.)    What’s your biggest pet peeve?

8.)    What’s one thing you miss about your childless life?

9.)    What’s the most annoying toy someone has given your child?

10.) Mac or PC?

11.) What blogs do you read every day?


Thanks again to Mackenzie at Raising Wild Things for passing along this award!!!