I have been nominated by Toddlers on Tour for a Liebster Award. Thanks so much! I am honored that you thought of me!
What’s that? You say.
The Liebster Award is a nomination to bloggers from fellow bloggers who believe that their fellow blogger is writing some good stuff, but their name might not be that well-known. So this award is a great way to get your name out there.
The Liebster Award Rules are as follows:
Thank the blogger who gave it to you including a link back to their website.
Answer the eleven questions they ask you.
Nominate eleven bloggers with less than 500 followers.
Ask those eleven bloggers eleven questions.
Let those bloggers know that they have been nominated so they can continue the chain.
Here were my questions:
In what area of your life, has life changed the most since having kid/s?
Oh goodness! I was a follower before. I believed that rules were meant to be followed. I never ever would have questioned anything my doctor at the time said. Now I question everything and have learned to trust my gut far more that I used to.
How old are your children?
I have 6 kids: 19, 18, 17, 15, 5, 1. I only gave birth to the youngest two, but I love all of those kiddos.
Where was your last family holiday and how long did you travel for?
With everyone was about 5 years ago to visit my cousin for July 4th. We were there three or four days.
What is the most difficult part of travelling with children?
The most difficult part is this impatience in getting there. Oh and the bickering in such tight quarters!
What is the best part about travelling with children?
Having new fun experiences together.
What did you wish you packed, but forgot?
Haha, I went with two kids on a short trip and forgot my natural toothpaste. I tried to use my kids’ crest. It was gross! We had to find a health food store so I could buy more!
What do you enjoy doing with your children when you travel?
They love swimming, so that is always part of the plan. I like to visit kid friendly museums and other attractions. I also love to eat!
What type of family holiday do you prefer: camping, self-contained, resorts. Why?
I am a hotel kind of gal! I am not an outdoorsy type. I am an enjoy my comforts type!
Which do you prefer a road trip or flight?
Each has its benefits, but apparently my kids are scared to fly!
What are your child’s favourite items/toys to take when travelling?
They haven’t had them before, but mp3 players with headphone and the LeapPad and NintindoDS just to keep the kiddos occupied.
What is the best advise you could give fellow parents about travel with kids?
Take your StressAway essential oil and remember it is an experience togther. Perfection is usually unrealistic.
6. Poofy Heiney
My questions for the nominees:
1. How long have you been blogging?
2. How long have you been a mom?
3. What changes have been most surprising since becoming a mom?
4. What made you start blogging?
5. What is your favorite childhood memory?
6. What is your favorite memory with your children?
7. What are some of your favorite things to do when not blogging?
8. What are the ages of your children?
9. Where is your favorite family vacation activity?
10. What is your favorite food?
11. What are your kids favorite foods?
I look forward to reading the responses. Thanks so much for thinking of me, and nominating me. Thanks so much to the people who stop by to read my humble blog. I feel as though it has been neglected lately. Praying things get better!
Rockin’ Oily Momma
There seems to be much discussion on balance these days. Many of us struggle to find balance between work and family, balance between healthy and overboard, balance between spending and saving etc.
That is why I am so excited about the new Oola kit that was unveiled at convention this year. This kit includes 7 different oils to help balance 7 different areas of life. These are in no particular order, just in the order that they came into my head: Fun, Family, Faith, Fitness, Finance, Field, and Friends.
I most certainly need help in the area of Fun!! I can’t count the number of times within the last weeks or months that I have told Robbie that I don’t have time for fun! Between working full-time, trying to run and grow a business, and raising a family, I don’t make time to have fun. I work then get distracted with things like facebook. Facebook is a distraction, but not actual fun. I need to improve on this one!
Family has been rather neglected as I have worked to grow my Young Living business. I need to wear this so that I can keep family time all about family instead of glancing at my phone to see if there are business items to be attended to or an improvement in different statistics that I track.
Faith is one that I could improve upon as well. I am a Christian wife and mom, but because of my work hours, I am unable to attend church on Sundays. I listen to podcasts, but I would love to be able to attend regularly again as the praise and worship time before church is my favorite part, and there is nothing better than a good sermon!
Fitness is an area that has a large area that I could improve upon as well. I have not spent much time on fitness as I am worried my milk supply will dry up. I do want to stay healthy though, and looking attractive to my husband is a nice benefit as well!
Finance is one that will likely be in daily use for me! I have a very bad habit of blowing money. My biggest weaknesses are food and cloth diapers! I need to put far more effort into making money, and a lot less into spending what is not available to spend.
Field is all about jobs. It is always wise to improve upon skills and knowledge in order to keep yourself in demand and on top of your game.
I need to improve upon the Friends area also. My poor friends have not seen me much since my son was born. Sure they can see pics on facebook, but that really is not enough to support and maintain a relationship! I need more balance in my life and friendships.
It truly is all about balance, and all of these 7 areas are important for a healthy, happy, fulfilled life. It can be a real struggle to find balance, or at least it is for me. I can’t wait to get this kit, and I hope you will give it a try. Let me know which areas you hope to gain balance in most.
Note that this kit is not available from Young Living just yet. Praying it is very soon!
Rockin’ Oily Momma