My 2nd Liebster Award ***Happy Dance***

I am so happy and totally doing my happy dance right now because Ruth from Mummy and The Mexican tweeted that she received a Liebster Award (Yaye!) and she then nominated ME! (Double Yaye!). I am very honoured to be nominated for a Liebster Award. This is actually my second time I have recieved a Liebster, you can read about my first nomination here. Thank you so much Ruth - You are a STAR! 

The Liebster Award is a way for bloggers to reach out and learn more about the blogs they enjoy. It also acknowledges bloggers, especially newbie bloggers and gives them the recognition they deserve. Accepting the award means answering 11 questions asked of you and adding in 11 facts about yourself. Then nominating your own 3-11 bloggers and asking them 11 questions of your own. (Please note: the 'rules' of the Liebster Award varies across the blogosphere - the ultimate goal is to Share the Blog Love) 

Here are my questions from Mummy & The Mexican

1.  How long have you been blogging?

I have been blogging since September 24th, 2014. However, Teacher by trade - Mother by nature started off as a Facebook page. You can read more about it here.

2.  Where are you right now?

At home. (Home is New Zealand) 

3.  What's your day job?

Mother, cleaner, bank manager, social media addict, teacher, blogger, photographer, chef, nurse, chauffeur, playmate, babysitter all rolled into one - formally known as a "Stay-at-home Mum" and I LOVE IT! (oh and I teach a class of 7-8 year olds on Tuesdays) 

4.  What did you study/ have you studied/ are you studying?

I have a Bachelor of Education (Primary) and a Diploma in Te Ara Reo Mฤori (Maori Language) 

5.  What do you normally have for breakfast?

A cup of tea and toast (sometimes I will have weet-bix) 

6.  What song/piece of music would you choose as your theme song if they made a film of your life?

Ooh this is a hard one! aarrghh the (sorry)

7.  What's your favourite object and why?

My Canon DSLR camera! Love it! It captures so many beautiful memories for me to cherish and share.

8.  What would you like to study or learn how to do if you had the chance?

I would love to study photography. So many people have told me I should too! It's definitely on my to-do list :) 

9.  What do you struggle with the most in your everyday life?

Time management! (ha!) Usually I am pretty good - but there are times that procrastination takes over and I just end up getting overwhelmed! 

10.  Who are your heroes?

My Mum & Dad!

11. Name a work of art, a poem or a book that makes you feel something.

Motherhood is Rewarding

- I'm left handed
- I can move my ears without touching them
- I love to be organised, but I am sentimental hoarder
- I met my partner online
- I take photos everyday 
- I don't like change
- My first job was doing the Paper Run (delivering newspapers) 
- I have a Black tip in Tae Kwon Do (haven't done it since I was 12) 
- My eye colour changes with the moon 
- I am a Sagittarius
- I still have my favourite stuffed toy from when I was baby!

Congratulations to these lovely ladies!
Girl on a MissiOn
Happy Mum, Happy Child
Raising Queens
Mummy Do It
Nesting in the Country
A Kiwi Mumma
You Had Us At Hello
Gen-Y Mum
The Golden Spoons
Confessions of a Mommyholic

1. What motivated you to start your blog and how long have you been blogging?
2. What does your family think about you blogging?
3. What is your favourite quote? 
4. What makes you laugh out loud? 
5.  What is your most prized possession? 
6. What is the best feedback you have ever received on a blog post?
7. Who inspires you? 
8. What is your favorite post that you’ve written? (Please provide link!)
9. What are three things you cannot live without?

10.What is your greatest joy in life?
11. Knowing what you know now, what advice would you give your 13-year-old self?

This post was part of the new One Word Blog Linkup hosted by: 
and Marcia of Blogitudes. This week, the word prompt choices were Time and Happy


  1. Aw, huge thank you for the nomination and congrats to you, too!!! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  2. And a huge Thank You and Congratulations here too, Charlene! :) I stayed up late last night working on blog-related things and woke up tired this morning. Your nomination was a nice surprise waiting for me to find this morning. It gave me a smile and started my day off very nicely. Thank you! :)

    1. Aww yaye! Really happy I made your day!! Hope you had a lovely day Marcia! Thank you for all you do! :)

  3. Congrats on the award! You deserve it. Thanks for sharing something about yourself with us! I like getting to know people better in blogland. I am a sentimental hoarder too. Recently I decided that when I die my kids will just pitch it all because they aren't into sentimental at all (both grown men, now). I'm off to look up Maori language..................

    1. Thank you so much Paula! I have thought about that too, what would happen with all my stuff!! I hope my kids keep a few things at least! :)

  4. I love these awards - such a great way to get to know the people behind the blogs.
    I can also move my ears without touching them! I can even do one at a time. I know, creepy. :)
    LOVE you description of your day job!

    1. OMG! really! I have never 'met' anyone that can do it! We are a rare breed!! (well you definitely are - being able to do it one at a time) I am a little jealous :)...I love my day job description too!

  5. Thanks for the shout out! These are always fun and these questions were great!

    1. You're welcome Lisa! You are amazing! :) Look forward to reading your answers!

  6. Congratulations on your award! Snap! I have a B. Ed too and also met my partner online! It was such fun to read your answers and find out a little more about you!

    1. Oh wow Sammie! How cool is that! GO US!!! :) Thanks for stopping by! :)

  7. Thanks for the nomination lovely kiwi bloggy bud! I love that you can teach Maori! I've often thought about getting a whanau tattoo!! That's awesome you met your man online. Mine was a set up that started as texting. It's amazing how we fall in love with words :) great getting to know you more and thanks again xx

  8. Thanks for the nomination! Just read your answers today and realised you're left handed too!!


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