Sunshine Blogger Award: Army Wife With Daughters

Sunshine Blogger Award

This post has been in the works for about weeks but I’m just now getting to it. Life has been chaotic here. My husband returned from 30 days of training, we listed our house for sale and are getting things in order to move from Colorado to Georgia! On top of all that my kids have had tons of school activities. Today is the start of their summer vacation. I’m hoping it’s the start of more blogging time but I’m sure my kids have other plans.

Blogging is something I never thought of doing until about five months ago. Why would anyone be interested in what I have to say when there are already so many amazing mom blogs out there?

One of those amazing mom blogs is Mom Monster Blog. She continues to amaze me with her thoughtful and helpful blog posts. Her posts about motherhood are something I can relate to and I’m sure many others can too. I love that she tells it like it is and doesn’t sugar coat the parenting process.

I am truly honored to have been nominated for the Sunshine Blogger Award by Mom Monster Blog.

As part of this award the following questions were asked:

1.  Who is your biggest inspiration as a mother?

My biggest inspiration as a mother is my own mom. She raised my brother and I to be self sufficient which I think is so important. Growing up she always had something frugal and fun planned for us to do. She survived stage 4 brain cancer and thyroid cancer, and came out of it with an even more positive attitude and stronger faith.

2. Is your family just starting, growing, or complete?

My family is complete, for sure!!!! I have three girls and I’m going on 35 so I’m done.

3.  What is your number one tip for new moms?

I always tell people to pick your battles. You can’t possibly fight every little battle as a mom. For example: if your child insists on wearing a silly, mismatched outfit let them. Then when there is a big battle like don’t hit or no curse words you have the energy to fight that battle.

4.  What inspires you to share your motherhood journey?

Reading other mom blogs is what inspires me to share my journey. I hope that by sharing my journey I’m inspiring and helping other moms as well.

5.  What do you want your readers/subscribers/followers to take away from your blog?

I would like my readers to see that I’m a normal stay at home mom. I hope that by sharing my experiences they will be encouraged and motivated.

6.  If ’15 year old you’ could see you now, what would she think?

I think she’d be pretty pleased. When I was 15 I had just started dating my husband! Crazy huh. I always dreamed of being a mom and wife.

7.  What’s one thing you do just for yourself?

To be honest I buy candy bars and hide them in a secret place to eat once my kids go to bed. If my kids see them they eat them, remember I have three girls.

8.  How has sharing your motherhood journey publicly changed you?  Has it?

Sharing my motherhood journey has pushed me to be a better mom and to take better care of myself. I’m constantly thinking of new crafts or things to do with my kids that I can share with other moms. I’ve also learned that it is super important to take better care of myself.

9.  What’s one show your kids are binging right now, that you know all the characters and songs for?

Because my girls are all five years apart there are a lot of different shows in my house. My 1 year old loves Bubble Guppies Lately. My 6 year old loves     Moana and my 11 year old has been watching The Last Ship with me.

10.  What’s one moment you felt like an amazing mother?

When my oldest won her school spelling bee, my middle daughter graduated kindergarten and my youngest graduated speech therapy.


Continuing the Sunshine Blogger Award tradition means sharing with you some of my favorite mom blogs. These bloggers bring a smile to my face, inspire and teach me.

Grace, Giggles and Naptime

Maintaining Motherhood

Fullest Mom

Homemaking for His Glory

Scenes from Cedar Street


Two Boys One Pup

A Mama Tale

My questions for these fabulous mom bloggers are:

  1. How long have you been blogging?

  2. How did you get started blogging?

  3. How many kiddos do you have?

  4. Do you stay at home with your kiddos?

  5. How do you find time in your schedule to blog?

  6. What’s your craving, sweet or salty?

  7. What is your favorite show to binge watch?

  8. What do you do besides blog and raise kids? What are your hobbies?

If these bloggers wish to pass on the Sunshine Blogger Award they need to:

  • Write a post thanking the person that nominated them

  • Answer the questions asked

  • Nominate and tag their favorite mom bloggers

Written by: Devon Bernthal

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  1. Ashley @ Reining in Mom | 1st Jun 17

    Congratulations! What a great way to share the blogger love. I love hearing more about you as well. Keep on blogging! You have a great message to share.

  2. April Kitchens | 1st Jun 17

    These blogger awards are fun. It makes the blogging community fun. And my daughter is binging on Reading Rainbow!

  3. Thena | 2nd Jun 17

    Congrats, much deserved honor! Love your blog!

  4. Audria | 2nd Jun 17

    Congrats on your win. Looks like you are meant to be a blogger.

  5. Elizabeth Brico | 3rd Jun 17

    I love this award! It’s so fun to see what the different questions and answers are. Congratulations!

  6. Brandy | 7th Jun 17

    Very cool post, I love hearing what motivates others. Good luck on your move to GA!

    • | 9th Jun 17


  7. Lorna @savingchamps | 7th Jun 17

    Big congrats! Within such a short time, you’ve built an awesome blog. Keep the nice work. More readers will come!

    • | 9th Jun 17

      Thank you!

  8. Olivia Shoemaker | 23rd Jun 17

    Congratulations. I loved reading your Q&A – I’m a young mama to a 2 year old and feel like these would be my exact answer in the years to come. Especially the hiding chocolate 🙂 So true about sharing your motherhood makes you want to be a better mother, definitely makes you look at your actions closer. Thanks for putting the effort into your blog 🙂 love it!

  9. Harmony, Momma To Go | 24th Jun 17

    I love reading to answer to these types of post! I didn’t realize you had three girls… interesting age spread you are in all the stages at once!

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