Mommy Reality: Time For The 1st Challenge

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Let me start off by saying how completely thrilled we are by the outpouring of support and excitement you all have shown for the launch of our Mommy Reality Challenge. Carolyn, Celeste and myself have already been busy checking out your funny posts, pics and tweets. Thank you for not being afraid to show your Real Mom moments.

I have 2 favorites from this past week and here they are:

This one comes from  Dear Ann Abler via  Twitter.

The 2nd one comes from our very own Carolyn Jennings and I about died when I saw this on her G+ account.

To recognize our top #mommyreality pic for the week we have created a special meme to honor the real mom moment of Dear Ann Abler. Wear it and share it proudly.

JENerally Informed

If you are joining us for the first time, here is all that you need to know to join in:

Three blogger friends are setting out to change the way the world views the reality of motherhood.

Meet The Mommy Reality Team:

Carolyn of A Lavender Life *Jen of JENerally Informed * Celeste of Leapfrog and Lipgloss

Our Mission:

We want to provide an honest glimpse at what being a mom is all about and capture the real unedited moments on our blogs and social media accounts to spread the word. Lets remind ourselves and each other that Pinterest projects fail, milk spills, bathtub grout builds, and sometimes the kiddos have Kraft Mac and Cheese for dinner.

We don’t want you to worry about your pictures being posed or perfect or that your posts are making you sound a certain way. The object of this challenge is to capture the imperfect in our lives. You will be trying to connect to your blog readers by capturing and sharing real, honest and unstaged family moments.

Our Vision:

We want to inspire both our fellow mommy bloggers and our blog readers. We want to spread the word that there is no perfect mom. That we all struggle every day to do the best for our kids and that life is full of little accidents, messes, mistakes, and mishaps and that’s what makes it interesting! We are sick of going it alone and want to join forces with other real moms out there!

How You Can Join Us: 

1. Visit either A Lavender Life, JENerally Informed, or Leapfrog and Lipgloss every Friday. We will be posting the weekly Mommy Reality Challenge on all three of our blogs each and every Friday.

2. Follow our Call to Action Complete the weekly challenge on your blog and/or social media sites. The weekly challenge may be something like: post a photo of your kitchen sink as is and bravely post it to Instagram, Facebook, or Google+ with the hashtag #mommyreality. Or it may be to write a brief summary of your reality on a particular day as a working or stay at home mom with photographic evidence to show how carefree and easy your job truly is{tongue in cheek} If you decide, this is also a guaranteed blog post for you every Friday or whatever day you choose to participate in the challenge, how cool is that?

3. Help Us Find You Enter our Inlinkz hook-up or paste your completed challenge link in the comments of that week’s challenge post on any of our blogs: A Lavender Life, JENerally Informed, or Leapfrog and Lipgloss so that we know you are actively participating in the challenge and can check out your pictures and posts and showcase them on our blogs and own social media outlets.

4. Spread the Real Mom Love We will be hitting social media hard with our real mom moments, follow us on our social media sites to join us and share your own. We will be using the #mommyreality all across social media so please be sure you do the same!

Twitter (Carolyn/Jen/Celeste)

Instagram (Carolyn/Jen/Celeste)

Facebook (Carolyn/Jen/Celeste)

Google+ (Carolyn/Jen/Celeste)

If you see other moms sharing their realness on social media, please be sure to respond with the #mommyreality so more moms can find us, be inspired and get in on the fun.

5. Our Bling Please proudly display our awesome badge in the sidebar of your blog and show that you are a participating member of the Mommy Reality Challenge to help spread the word on what you are doing to inspire other moms.

6. Be Recognized When we see a post and/or picture that deserves some special real mom recognition, we will be rewarding that blogger with a spotlight on our blogs as well as a Featured Challenger Meme/Badge. Each one will be especially created for the the blog we spotlight and we promise it will be EPIC!

Now to announce this week’s Call To Action. Drum Roll Please…..

Your car!

Snap a pic of how groovy the inside or outside of  how your wheels are looking this week and share it with all of us via your method of choice using the hash #mommyreality.

Just to get your creative juices flowing and to show my Real Mom Moment. Here is the trunk of my car.









Just remember by entering our Real mom Challenge you will be giving permission for us to share and recognize some of your goodness. We in return promise to give some karma and credit back to you for participating.

Join The Real Mom Link-Up

Stay Happy! Stay Informed!




  1. I am so exciting to be involved in this fun project!!! What a fun idea!! So sorry I messed up linking up that first time (now thats real mommy moments, right??!!)!

  2. I am so doing this. I have TONS of these #mommyreality moments in my archives. If I come across them, I will tweet them. I’m still new to this whole twitter thing. I have like 9 followers. Literally. lol….I feel like you are my personal social networking tutor. ;)
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  3. Yay! Little Violet made the featured pic! I really hope by doing this we help inspire women to put themselves out there and join us! I’m so sick of some of the b.s. moms out there!
    Carolyn recently posted…My Mommy Reality: My CarMy Profile

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