Liebster Award


Thanks to Janice at I have been nominated for The Liebster Award! From what I understand, The Liebster Award is a way to show appreciation and interest in you as a blogger from your blogging community, and I get to share the love by nominating a few of my favorite blogs as well. I believe it’s for newer bloggers, I’ve seen guidelines that say less than 2000 followers and I’ve seen it say less than 200…I’m not sure exactly.

I have chosen to happily accept my nomination and share some inside information about me!

11 Facts About Me

1. My husband and I have been married for 11 years, and we have two wonderful daughters.

2. I met my husband while we were both in grad school at the University of Georgia. During the fall, our Saturdays revolve around the UGA football schedule. Go Dawgs!

3. I love football, and I play in two Fantasy Football leagues. It’s so much fun!

4. Our first “baby” was a Boston terrier that we named Bailey. He was the BEST dog! We now have two Boston terriers – Champ and Boss.

5. I am very independent. According to my family, one of my first real sentences was, “I do it.”

6. I’ve always loved playing and working with kids. I started babysitting when I was 11 years old.

7. My high school graduating class had 10 people in it…total. No kidding.

8. Many people got annoyed with me when I was pregnant because we decided not to reveal the names for our girls until they were born. I also didn’t let them rub my belly. (“Ew!” ~ Jimmy Fallon)

9. If I could go to Vegas for a Girls’ Weekend with 5 female celebrities, I would go with Drew Barrymore, Cameron Diaz, Pink, Ellen Degeneres, and Jada Pinkett Smith.

10. The worst job I ever had was being a telemarketer. I quit after 10 days. Hated it!

11. One of my favorite food pairings is birthday cake and Lay’s potato chips. It’s the perfect balance of sweet and salty!

Answers to Janice’s questions:

  1. Why did you start your blog?

I was trying to find a new hobby. Parent education has become a passion of mine, and I like using my everyday parenting experiences to make connections to teaching and potentially help others.

  1. What is your favorite quote and by whom?

“Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done.” Philippians 4:6

3. What is your favorite post that you’ve written (provide a link!)?
Traveling with Tots –

4. Who is your favorite fictional character?

Aidan from Sex & the City. Love him!

5. What single quality do you most appreciate in people?


 6. Knowing what you know now, what advice would you give your 13-year-old self?

Don’t be in such a hurry to grow up.

7. Where was your best vacation?


8. What is your hidden talent?
I was a twirler from 3rd – 12th grades, and I can twirl a fire baton!

9. What is your favorite meal?
Cubed steak with mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, roll or biscuit and sweet tea. Yummy!

10. If you could have any super power, what would it be?
Snap my fingers and my house would clean/organize itself.

11. What movie did you love to watch as a child?

I’ve always loved “Grease.”

And I Nominate…

I hope you accept this nomination and choose to participate because I would certainly love to know more about YOU!

New Mommy Lessons –

Mummy to Toddler Twins –

New Teacher Life –

Stories are the Wildest Things –

How Can I Control My Class? –

The rules for receiving this award:

1. Each person must post 11 things about themselves.
2. Answer the questions that the tagger set for you plus create 11 questions for the people you’ve tagged to answer.
3. Nominate 5 – 11 of your favorite bloggers and link them in your post.
4. Go to their page and tell them.
5. Thank and linkback the person’s blog who nominated you.

 And my questions for you are:

1. Why did you start your blog?
2. What is your biggest pet peeve?
3. What is your favorite post that you’ve written (provide a link!)?
4. Who is your favorite author?
5. What your favorite family tradition?
6. If you could go to Vegas for a weekend with 5 celebrities, who would be your 5 celebrity friends?
7. Where is your dream vacation destination?
8. What is your favorite type of food?
9. Who is your celebrity crush?
10. What are the top three things on your bucket list?
11. What is your favorite Disney movie?

Have a great day!

Melissa 🙂