Accepting the Liebster Award

Accepting the Liebster Award

Hi everyone! My name is Jillian and I am the momma behind 219momma.

I started blogging about a month ago but really started blogging in my “head” when my twins were born 3 years ago.  I was super-super tired but learned so much during their first couple years that I thought I should start a blog to share our journey raising twins and all the travel that we do along the way.

I was recently nominated for Liebster Award by the talented Amy @ Yukon Mama of 4!  Be sure to check out her blog!

Thank you Amy for nominating me!  I’m so flattered that people are actually reading my blog!

A little about myself

I am a lover of all things travel, a wine enthusiast, an ex-financial advisor, Fleetwood Mac Junkie and MS Activist.  I was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis 6 years ago and even though it has impacted my life it does not define who I am.  I have made a huge effort to raise money for research and hope that there is a cure for this one day.

I hope by sharing my journey I can help out some new mommas out there or dads or caregivers with some helpful tips that I’ve learned a long the way.  I have so many ideas for this blog and I’m really excited to see where it goes!

THE LIEBSTER AWARD IS DESIGNED FOR NEW AND UPCOMING BLOGGERS TO BUILD THEIR AUDIENCE AND TO WELCOME THEM INTO THE COMMUNITY

When Amy nominated me she asked that I answer the below questions and nominate 10 others.

Below are the questions and my answers!

 

1) What drove you to start your blog?

I started this blog a month or so ago to give other mothers and travelers out there some tips that I’ve found helpful or lessons I’ve learned along the way!  219 is my area code and love where we live in our little corner of Indiana.  Being so close to Chicago and Southwest Michigan offers so much for our little family!  We love to travel and have continued this while our twins are growing and still very young.  I have not posted all my travel posts yet, but I will soon on tips traveling to:

Fort Collins

Estes Park CO

San Diego

Northern Minnesota

Gatlinburg TN

To name a few and some tips on travelling with toddlers!

2) Do you read often? If so, what is your favorite book?

I try to read but I find myself listening to podcasts more often now.  My favorite podcast is the Tim Ferris Show. So interesting to hear him interview such innovative, strong, and smart individuals.  On my nightstand right now is How to win friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie.  It has taken me a very long time to read mostly because it’s on my nightstand and I only read it right before going to bed and this momma is exhausted!

3) What is your favorite quote?

Some people feel the rain, others just get wet ~ Bob Marley

4) If you could have dinner with anyone-dead or alive who would you choose?

My kids and Jeff – I just watched this experiment where they asked this same question to the parents and the kids.  The parents always picked someone famous etc and the kids always picked their parents.  Put into perspective to me that they are so important and just love you so much more than you know.

5) What is your favorite post you have written? (Include a link!!)

Motivated by Marshmallows

This post title makes me so happy.  My daughter loves her some marshmallows and I’m not afraid to share with others that I treat my kids to them if they complete their meals:)  I hope to one day write a book with this title.

6) If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go?

I would love to visit Slovakia and other surrounding countries in Europe. My Grandma, is from Slovakia and came over to the US during WWII.  I would love to go and meet some of my distant cousins etc and see where my family lived during the war.

7) Who inspires you most?

My man Jeff inspires me the most.  He probably doesn’t know this, but he is the only person in the world that I hope to impress:)  He’s the smartest person I know and by far the most caring even though he may not reveal it to most people.  He’s my rock and my very best friend and I’m the luckiest girl in the world that I get to share this life with him.

8) What is your best advise for new bloggers?

Just jump in! If I would have waited for the “perfect time” I never would have started.  If I would have started when I really wanted to I would be 3.5 years in already and that bums me out that I missed out on current issues I wanted to write about.

9) Describe yourself in three words.

Momma

Excitable

Honest

10) Where do you see yourself in 5 years?

I see myself in the same area we live now but maybe step out of our comfort zone and visit a few more exciting places in the world.  I hope to make a living (even if it’s a small one) blogging and I hope to encourage others with tips and tricks and insight on my own experiences.

 

My Nominations

  1. ClaireBearBlogs
  2. Mascara in the city
  3. Henry & Andrew’s Guide
  4. Bajezen blog
  5. For the Love of Alyssa
  6. Jennifer Driskell
  7. Travel plus Family
  8. Simple Mom Simple Life
  9. Lazy Sundays Blog
  10. Luxe Family5

Well there you have it!  My nominations for this exciting award!  If you were nominated and wish to participate, just fill out the below questions on a blog post along with 10 nominees of your own.

1) What drove you to start your blog?

2) How did you come up with your blog name?

3) What is your favorite quote?

4) If you could have dinner with anyone-dead or alive who would you choose?

5) What is your favorite post you have written? (Include a link!!)

6) If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go?

7) Who inspires you most?

8) What is your best advise for new bloggers?

9) Describe yourself in three words.

10) Where do you see yourself in 5 years?

 

Thanks to all these talented bloggers above for sharing their journey/tips with me and others :)!  If you have any other new bloggers that we should check out please drop a comment below so we can do so!

 

Jillian

~219momma~

 

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8 thoughts on “Accepting the Liebster Award

  1. How to win friends and influence people is one of the best books. It really changes the way you think and act. Also, thank you for nominating! Really appreciate it 😀

    • You’re welcome Claire! You’re blog makes me happy! And “clairebear” is what we call my daughter so I was drawn to the name! Good Luck 🙂

  2. I started blogging ‘in my head’ about 7 years ago. I wish I would have done it then. I would stand in the shower and write blog posts in my head about various topics. Of course, all those thoughts washed down the drain. Congrats!

    • Thanks Tricia! I’m using that regret as my push for myself to do things asap and don’t put them off for the “right” time 🙂

  3. You’re amazing! Thank you so much for the nomination. Can’t wait to work on my post for this.

    All best of luck to you in this blogging journey- I am looking forward to your posts!

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