Sunshine Blogger Award 2018


A huge thank you to Shyla from SincereMommy for nominating WorkingMomX.

I approached Shyla a couple of months ago when I first entered the Twitter world as a new Blogger. I was trying to get some guest posts and blog exchanges, and Shyla was so awesome and friendly. I think we now have kind of become each other’s biggest fans.

Shyla- Thank you for nominating me for the Sunshine Blogger Award.  This was such an awesome surprise as I was scrolling through my Twitter feed last night!


  1. Thank the blogger who nominated you in the blog post and link back to their blog.
  2. Answer the 11 questions the blogger asked you.
  3. Nominate 11 new blogs to receive the award and write them 11 new questions.
  4. List the rules and display the Sunshine Blogger Award logo in your post and/or on your blog.

My questions from Sincere Mommy!

  1. What is your favorite season and why?

My favorite season is summer.  I have great memories of summer growing up as a kid,  lots of camping and swimming.  I spent the bulk of my summers outdoors, and growing up in Connecticut there was always something to do.  Now that I live in sunny Florida, it feels like we have summer year round!

  1. Where would you most like to travel someday?

I would like to travel to Vietnam, where I was born.  I am adopted, and being able to go back to where I am from- it would be awesome to explore that with my husband and my son.

  1. What movie, if any, has made you cry or come close to crying?

The first movie I can remember crying while watching was Beaches.  This was a movie I saw growing up, and it had Bette Midler in it.  I don’t want to give away the plot, but the ending is sad.  It also had that famous movie soundtrack and the song Wind Beneath my Wings

  1. What animal would you have as a pet if all animals were domesticated?

I can’t decide on one.  My two favorite animals are pandas and dolphins, but since I can’t fit an ocean in my backyard, I guess I’d have to say pandas.  But they require a lifetime supply of bamboo, so that might be kind of hard.  Maybe sticking with a cat or dog would be easier.

  1. Who is your favorite actor/actress of all time?

It would probably be Leonardo DiCaprio.  He is pretty selective about his movie roles, and generally only picks movies with great plots.  He’s also come a long way since What’s Eating Gilbert Grape and Titanic.

  1. What is your favorite candy/sweet?

I don’t really have a sweet tooth or eat a lot of candy.  But if I had to pick one, it would be Reese Pieces Peanut Butter Cup.

  1. If you could pick one person to live on a deserted island with, who would you pick?

My family.  They can’t get rid of you no matter what.  Friends come and go.  Family is forever.

  1. Do you believe in ghosts or supernatural things?

Not one bit.

  1. What inspired you most to start blogging?

Towards the end of last year, my husband encouraged me to get into blogging.  I had a lot going on, and he thought that it would be a great outlet for me to unload all of the stresses I deal with every day. He even helped me get it set up.

Now, I get to blab about anything I think might be interesting, anytime I want.  Sorry world.

  1. Where do you see yourself in 5 years?

Raising a teenager.  Yikes.  I can’t believe how fast he is growing up.   At that time we will have a few precious years left together before he heads off to college.  I don’t think anything in the world can help prepare me for that day.  How do we stop time?

  1. What is your favorite thing to do in your spare time besides blogging?

Go for a run, or watch football or hockey.

Here are my 11 nominees with their blog links and Twitter handles.

  1.   @CooperNKlein
  2.   @DishesbyHand
  3.   @keepinglifesane
  4.  @busytykes
  5.    @JustRedefine
  6.     @SprayBooksEtc
  7.    @mommashelping
  8.    @DadandBuried
  9.    @abreak4mommy
  10.    @Jessi_Sullivan
  11.     @mamachallenge

My Questions For The 11 Nominees

  1. What’s the most surprising thing about being a Mom/Dad?
  2. Did you want a boy or a girl?
  3. You get a few unexpected hours of me time. Besides going to Target, drinking a cup of coffee or sneaking a bubble bath-  what do you do with this free time?
  4. What’s the most outrageous children’s birthday party you’ve been invited to?
  5. What’s your proudest mom/dad moment?
  6. How do you control your kids’ screen time? Or do you just give up and throw the iPad at them for a few minutes of peace?
  7. Best family vacation that you planned? Did it go accordingly or was it 100% chaos?
  8. Your child’s pet has died. Could be a free goldfish, turtle, dog, cat, bird or whatever.  How do you explain the death to your child?
  9. What’s the biggest thing your husband/wife has done to help out with the kids?
  10. How do you balance it all? Never ending supply of coffee, wine, or tons of chocolate?
  11. What’s your favorite recipe? Please share.  It can be for anything.

Thanks for taking the time to read this.  If you’re able to do this, even better!



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3 thoughts on “Sunshine Blogger Award 2018

  1. I love this post! Thank you for being my first guest blogger as well and it was a pleasure working with you. I am totally one of your biggest fans! Keep up the good work girl!

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