The Liebster Award

Posted on April 14, 2013


So we were given an award…does that mean it’s all downhill from here?

Not a Typical Mom was given the Liebster award from Rollin’ with the Fruit Punches. The Liebster award is German for “favorite” or “dearest” and is given to new blogs by fellow bloggers who like their work.

I feel honored, flattered, and honestly slightly terrified that someone reads and actually likes my rants, rambles, and funny tirades. You must be as messed up as I am.

Of course I am just kidding…(kinda.)

Cheers to Rollin’ with the Fruit Punches. Thank you very much. I really do appreciate the honor.

Be sure to check out her blog at and spread the love.

Let’s get down to brass tacks.

The Rules: According to the rules, once you’ve been given the Liebster Award, you:

1.  “Accept” the Liebster Blog Award on your blog. 2.  Link back/shout out to the blogger who presented the award to you. 3.  Showcase the Liebster Award “icon” on your blog. 4.  Present the Liebster Blog Award to 11 new blogs that you love/would like to be recognized. 5.  Let the 11 blogs know they have been chosen by leaving a comment/or emailing the honoree.

There’s a theme here…11-11-11!

11 Random facts about Not a Typical Mom

1.      I have a minimum of 4 coffees per day – equating to about 1 every 3-4 hours.

2.      Pinot Grigio and I are best friends

3.      1 Husband. 3 Vegas weddings. 5 Elvis’s. True Story.

4.      My first child is a mini dachshund called “The Hotdog”

5.      I moved to NYC a month before 9-11

6.      I survive off of Google searches

7.      I like Andy Dick and hate Kevin Bacon

8.      The last time I tried to cook I set a towel on fire

9.      I’ve never eaten fish

10.  I make music playlists for everything

11.  I’m pretty damn good at making balloon animals

11 Questions from Rollin’ with Fruit Punches

1.      If you could have a super power for a day, what would it be?

Turn water to wine. And to have it rain cash like that lottery commercial on TV.

2.      What is your guilty pleasure song?

Too many – I have a ipod of shit from Hewie Lewis, to Carly Ray, to Jimmy Buffet. All equally embarrassing.

3.      What would your plan of action be if there was a zombie apocalypse?

Hail a cab and hope for the best.

4.      What is your favorite cartoon character?

Garfield or Brian the Dog from Family Guy

5.      What does your blog name mean?

Not a Typical Mom means just that. It’s a blog that offers a comical alternative to the “babyland” mommies. They’re not my friends, I hope to be yours.

6.      What inspired you to start a blog?

My son and my distaste for pastel baby clothes.

 7.      What is your favorite vacation spot?

Love to travel and been to many countries – but nothing beats sun, sand, and a margarita in hand.

8.      What was the last good book you read?

I was placed on bedrest during pregnancy and loaded up on many funny books of women who went through what I went through. Ended up writing a book about my own experience.

9.      Mention one of your obsessive compulsive habits (like not stepping on cracks, or always taking the stairs two at a time, or never sitting with your back to the room or door.)

I’m only OCD with Alcohol… can never have just one.

10.  If you were give a million dollars to donate to a charity… which one would you choose and why?

I belong and am an active member in many animal charities including North Shore Animal League, Best Friends Society, and the Humane Society. Avid animal lover.

11.  Who was your childhood idol / hero?

Mr. Rodgers. Any man with that many ties was cool in my book. Also the only man who could rock a cardigan, that alone deserves hero status.

11 Nominees

  1. Minding Meg  –
  2. The Milk Machine –
  3. Whos ya Mummy
  4. Poop on My Hands –
  5. This is Mommyhood –
  6. Unsensored Mama –
  7.  Juicebox Confession –
  8. Two Bored Housewives
  9. Next Life No Kids
  10. Outnumbered Parenting
  11. Cropped Stories

11 Questions for the Nominees

  1.  What motivated you to start blogging?
  2. What does your blog name mean?
  3. What are your writing habits?
  4. What advice would you give a new mother?
  5. What is your favorite guilty pleasure TV show?
  6.  What 3 things do you need to get you through the day?
  7. Favorite Holiday and why?
  8. If you had to choose 1 celebrity to be stranded on a deserted island with whom would it be and why?
  9. What are the best 5 words to describe you?
  10. What’s on top of your bucket list?
  11. Drink of Choice and why?

Thanks again to Rollin’ with the Fruit Punches! And congrats to all the new nominees. Look forward to reading all your responses.


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