The Mommy Reality #36 & Link Up

May 15, 2015

Hi friends, I am so excited to be Co-Hosting at the Mommy Reality #36 and I hope you will all join in the fun!  

Welcome to Mommy Reality Challenge 36!!!

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Hosted by Jen from JENerally Informed and Celeste from Leapfrog and Lipgloss!


I know!!!! So freaking exciting.

If this is your first time hearing about the Mommy Reality Challenge we are so glad you are joining this great community of moms who participate in our bi-weekly challenges that showcase all the fun, crazy, and sometimes overwhelming moments that are in every mom’s life!

Please don’t just read. This is an INTERACTIVE post! Come join in all the fun!

The Rules are Simple!

        1. We will announce the theme.
        2. You will write a post or take a pic, post it to the social media account of your choice with the hashtag #mommyreality and then link it up to this blog post!
        3. Then in two weeks, we will announce our favorites and award a meme to the winner. The winner can then co-host the next challenge with us!
Just a little background on how our challenges are selected- Jen and Celeste take turns writing the post and creating the winning meme from the last challenge.

This week it's Celeste's turn, so hold on to your butts!


For the last challenge, Jen asked us to share who or what was our nemesis. Jen posted a pic of tree close to her house that was making her family's allergies flair up, and I posted some ants that I couldn't seem to get rid of. We also saw lots of other goodies such as food shopping and wall-to-wall carpeting in a houseful of boys.

But we could only choose one winner!

The winner of Mommy Reality Challenge 35: "Your Nemesis is...

Jessica from Breaking the Momma Mold!

Jessica tweeted out her frustrations the other day about the lack of Internet and how tedious it can be to install. Being a mom with kids underfoot pulling your brain 5 different ways when you're trying to do something important--especially something so important that it connections you to the rest of the living civilization, we related and felt her pain!

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Jessica, we hope you enjoy your meme and that your 'net is up and running so you can join us as our Mommy Reality co-host in two weeks!

Our runner-up for the "Your Nemesis" challenge goes to... Rachel from A Kenyan-Texan Family who explained to us that her house in Kenya where she lives isn't a sealed house. They keep the doors open to put a breeze through, and some of the windows don't close completely. This creates a very buggy situation, so every 6 months they have to evacuate and totally get the house sprayed down. When they return, they find visions of this EVERYWHERE:


Okay, so in MY Mommy Reality submission, I (Celeste, who is writing this post) was complaining about the ants coming into my home which makes me feel like this about spring:

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I have to say, if I had a bug situation like Rachel's? I'd be feeling more like this:


Rachel, you have really put things into perspective for me!

Now It’s time for a NEW Mommy Reality Challenge and Co-host!

Meet the Mommy Reality Team!

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Jen from JENerally Informed:
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Celeste from Leapfrog and Lipgloss:

Welcome to our Co-Host!


Julie from Julie's Lifestyle!

As a reminder, Julie won our "If I Had One More Hour" Challenge:

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Julie is a lifestyle blogger who enjoys cooking healthy recipes, crocheting, reading books, makeup and more! Please check out her blog and welcome her to co-hosting duties as she has this post up on her blog this week as well, since she won!

Now it’s time for a NEW Challenge!

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Mommy Reality 36's theme is.... Buried Alive!

Hey all, it's Celeste again. As I mentioned last time I wrote the Mommy Reality post, I was completely stumped on what the theme topic should be, so I put a call into the wild (social media) and asked you all for help! I received so many good suggestions, that I decided to go with yet another one this week!

The theme I chose this week comes from "Jen's Guy": Take a pic of your kids buried in all the stuffed animals they own!

Thanks for the suggestion, "Jen's Guy"! ("Jen's Guy" is Jen's husband, by the way... as in Jen, the other half of the Mommy Reality team.)

To kick things off- my kiddos:

Stuffed Animals

Now It’s your turn to share!


We know you have heaps of stuffed animals that accumulated over the years no matter how hard you've tried to keep the collection at bay. Throw them on your kids and snap a pic!

[Tweet "Snap a pic of your kiddos BURIED ALIVE and share with @frogandgloss @queenmomjen @brklynhousewife #mommyreality"]

You have 2 weeks to complete this challenge!


But DON'T Take 2 weeks, because we are on pins and needles here!

You can share the pic in a post or on your favorite social media outlet.

Don't forget to grab our super-nifty button!

Mommy Reality Ombre Button

✔ *By submitting your pic, you are giving the Mommy Reality Team permission to use your photo to create a special silly meme for you if you win! :). If you win and you’re a blogger, you also have the opportunity to be our co-host!

 ✔ **The Mommy Reality team and our special co-host are VERY diligent in pinning, posting, and sharing the link-up participation every week, so make sure to follow us on our social media channels so you won’t miss out!

  We encourage you to visit a couple other Mommy Reality participants in the link-up and leave meaningful comments! The best part of this link-up is that we’re a community of real moms with a sense of humor about ourselves!


  1. Ha! This is so fun! I have an idea for what is burying me alive lately(also a nemesis but I digress!). Happy Friday Julie!!

  2. This sounds interesting! Thank you for introducing new blogs here Julie!

  3. Ha! That is funny and if this were last summer, even with teens in the house, I could do it! I have finally managed to separate them from all but their very few precious favorites...even at that I could probably partially bury them...IF they would ever let me! ;) Can't wait to check out the photos! Fun!

  4. So happy you are co-hosting with us Julie! Now maybe we might see a cute stuffed animal pic with your adorable poochie pal?

  5. This looks like great fun! I'll have to try and get into the loft and bring down all their old toys (that's if I can be brave enough to get around the spiders!!). xx


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