- Liebster award
The author of the amazing blog http://www.lifeofafatgirl.ca, had messaged me to tell me that she has nominated Mommies Quiet Place for the Liebster Award!
I love her blog it is a blog about her journey with her weight loss. I too struggle with my own weight for health reasons I love how honest she has been and forth coming about her weight even when there have been times some not so nice people make comments but the beautiful thing about owning your own blog online you can ignore those comments and send them in the trash pile. It allows for more time to focus on all the people that do love her blog. Alicia is an inspirational women with a body image message to get across to women every where.
Do you want in on a secret ?
Alicia and I met online. I know who don’t I meet online? yes, that’s how I met my husband but I’m rambling on and I want to tell you about my blogging pal Alicia and the crazy talent besides blogging that she has.
I have my beautiful Mommies Quiet Place logo designed by Alicia.
Shush. She didn’t even want credit for her work that’s the secret. I’m bragging about how amazing her work is.
I told her I would tell my buddies on my Facebook about her so I gave her the heads up on this one before and I did do a blast to my friends on social media on who designed my amazing logo when I had my logo put up to the world wide web.
Here is my before that I did
some of you liked this but I couldn’t read it easy and the photo was some stock photo I found online. My colors were off and just didn’t fit well with me I wasn’t happy with my art work even though some of my friends liked it.
Here is the beautiful logo that she came up with after chatting with me and getting to know my likes and what my blog was about. Alicia did this
Never in a million years would I have come up with a logo so beautiful and bright and meaningful to me. Alicia got it and she get’s my quirks.
The 22q is nicely tucked into the purple flower and the colors are to represent healing and the hands are mine and Bella’s.
I even love the very soft yellow in the background.
If you want a logo made too I’m sorry to say you’ll have to message her because she does not do this for a living.
I know right ?
Alicia says graphic design is not her main passion it’s just something she’s good at and enjoys as a hobby.
I understand that because photography is a hobby of mine I used to be passionate about it then I discovered blogging and helping
others brings me greater joy.
Here are my 5 nominated blogs. Congratulations to you all!
# 1 http://notwritingforflowers.blogspot.com
Jennifer knight Bales ( remember my buddy who told me I should sign up for a speakers conference this is her blog)
Adelee Russell A friend I met at the SpeakUp speakers conference we were in the same track group
Lisa Favre A blogging friend of Marielle
Tessa Koller This is a blog suggested by Jennifer Kights Bales.
I want you to know that you are all winners in my books even if I had not mentioned your blog. I had to think of a few off the top of my head who I knew would also fill out the forms and blog
With all of that said, I have chosen to accept this award! accepting it does come with a few conditions and rules.
1. Answer 10 or 11 questions about yourself. (These were posted by the wonderful woman who nominated me and you can find them, and the answers below!)
2. Nominate other bloggers to receive the award
3. Create a blog post!
4. Link to the blog(ger) who nominated you
5. Nominate a small group of bloggers and create a set of questions for them
Honestly I find those 5 things simple enough! Some people think this award to be nothing more than chain mail, however to me that isn’t it at all. I write to not only share my feelings, thoughts and opinions, but to reach out to others. Being nominated for this award means that someone was touched by one or more of my posts, and that is all I could ever ask for.
When I first started blogging two years ago a sweet blogging pal of mine nominated me before but I couldn’t think of any other blogs who had less then 200 subscribers.
I also thought it was a chain letter and I wasn’t ready at the time for others to see my blog.
Questions for me…
1. What got you into blogging?
I started blogging, honestly, because one day I was fed up with my health and wanted to help others be more proactive in their own health care treatments. People in support groups online didn’t know what to really say to an Adult who has a rare genetic disorder. I was like a myth to them. I had those jaw drop uncomfortable reactions from them that I usually get from people when I tell them I am 32 years old.
Started talking to a lot of moms and thought they might be easier to talk with but some of them didn’t want anything to do with me they were only interested in hearing about Bella and how her health is what she can do or not do.
Being the weird girl and being told it was a bad thing. My motivation comes from being in a hopeless place and knowing the pain and stigma and I want to share my first hand personal experience so no one else feels the pain of being isolated and not fitting into the groups were suppose to fit into. I have discovered were born to stand out any ways we are created unique and wonderful. I just hope to have helped a few people even one person to know they too are not alone. That there is hope after hopelessness. I love sharing stories of inspiration, compassion and offering support while trying to find my own balance. I enjoy writing product reviews and blogging allows me to share my goodies I find with my friends. I know it really does not fit into a categories but neither do I and I am ok with that. I have supportive husband and friends who keep me going in blogging. I never really have wanted to give up blogging. I have had bang my head on the key board moments but I love a good challenge don’t you ? I enjoy proving to others I can do things they think I can’t.
2. How did you pick your blogs name?
I was chatting with a friend from High school named Shavonne and she said hey why not call it mommies quiet place and I was thinking that’s perfect my own quiet place on the internet and with both said ya. So long winded Facebook status with updates about Bella’s appointments and my health journey as they have a place right here in the mommies quiet place blog post.
3. If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go and why?
I would go to Toronto, Ontario, Canada because I want to see my friends but I have a lot to do before that can happen. I’m immigrating to the Usa and it’s been a long painful process. Yes even for someone from Toronto. There for I have some restrictions and traveling is one of them.
4. What do you hope to accomplish with your blog, or your blogging goals?
I hope to accomplish a publish book when all is said and done with my blog. When I am done posting blog post I will never know but the journey hasn’t stopped and I have been blogging for three years now. I just keep growing and improving. I hope to have more readers subscribe, like comment and share. Maybe someday make a few blog post go viral. I also would love to have some more campaigns I enjoy testing products and writing reviews I have applied so so many and the company’s have wanted 50k monthly readers and over on my blogger blog I was almost half way there. I can’t even imagine all the work that would take to get there. I am slowly trying having fun making connections and meeting new people all the time. I am in envy of any blogger who has a large following. Just spreading the word about rare genetics and other types of syndrome that are out there as well as the one Bella and I have and sharing the information that comes with first hand knowledge if it has helped others then I have made my blogging goals. I also want to do more blog hops and blog link ups I would love to host link ups and blog hops I even would love to do some guest blogging and have others guest post on my blog.
5. Describe yourself using 3 words, but nothing about physical characteristics!
Determined, passionate and resourceful I do better research then the FBI.
6. Who was your role model growing up?
I have to say Ms Fields was a teacher at the catholic school in Pickering Ontario I attend. lady who saved me from the abuse I endured Do you know how difficult it is to find someone with the last name of Fields on Facebook! All I have to go on is a last name and a memory of her face of what she looked like. She had help me get out of the yuck I was in during my childhood. I don’t think she even knows the impact she has had on me.
7. If you could pick 3 singers or bands to have perform at your house for a private concert who would they be and why?
Alanis is a Canadian who is dual citizen of both Canada and the Usa. That’s been my goal all these years and I would love to talk with her about her experiences. Alanis has I would love to attend a work shop in Big Sur, CA, USA Esalen Workshop. I also love how she is a advocate and is someone I grew up listening to. I even got to see her when she was in Toronto a few times for Much Music awards. ah teenage years were the best for me and I always had a Alanis song playing. If I was to ever get star struck talking to someone she would be it. With trauma workshops, healing a speaking I didn’t know she did all of this too. I probably would pick her brain for hours with questions if I ever got the chance to interview her and then hear her sing I would love that. okay head is out of the clouds now.
New York Times bestselling poet and multi-platinum singer-songwriter Jewel explores her unconventional upbringing and extraordinary life in an inspirational memoir that covers her childhood to fame, marriage, and motherhood
If you have read my story on my blog you will understand why I love Jewel and I can relate so well. I would love to have a inspirational memoir published some day.
My friend Alicia also put pink and I am also going to keep Pink on my list because is another singer I grew up listening to in my teens. I love how fearless and confident she is and that is some of the same value I would want Bella to grow up watching someone strong and fearless and is confident the world needs more of that.
8. What is something that makes you smile?
Bella riding her bike pushing though her leg pain at night only to continue to keep riding she just got it this summer and we didn’t think we would be able to afford a bike until Christmas because of back to school shopping and supplies and all that fun stuff. My Bella always can find ways to brighten my day and make me smile even when she’s getting in trouble. She brings so much joy to both my husband and I.
9. What is your strongest childhood memory?
My strongest childhood memory is not so nice to talk about I was tutored as a child and neglected by my parents. My strongest memory is grandma and grandpa always being there for me.
10. Do you prefer a home cooked meal, or going out to a restaurant?
I home cook meals at home with the family but I really enjoy going out to eat with just my husband we don’t get much time to actually go out to eat alone together with out a kid interrupting us. We really enjoy having date nights.
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A list of questions for the friends blogs I have tagged.
- Tea or coffee?
- What’s your all-time favorite book?
- Have you met anyone famous?
- What’s one thing that you collect? and tell me about a favorite piece in that collection.
- The internet, cable & satellite TV, cell services, and every computer, DVD player/VHR, movie theater in the entire world are down for a day. (Basically no major electronic entertainment is available.) How do you spend your day?
- What TV show do you wish they’d bring back (or never ever cancel)?
- If money was no object, what’s the first thing you would buy?
- What is the most exotic food you’ve ever eaten? Where did you try it? Would you eat it again?
- What are you most proud of in your life so far?
- How do you stay in touch with friends and family?