Mommy Reality #18: Treat Yourself

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Welcome to the 18th edition of the Mommy Reality Challenge! If you’ve been with us for a while, it’s good to see you again. If you’re new, it’s nice to meet you! Please join right in like you own the place and stuff! (Don’t be like this uncool lady who would rather just observe our uber-coolness).

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The Mommy Reality Challenge is a way for us Moms to share the real in our lives and be proud about it.

Last week, after Jen had to explain to her hubby why she needed 9 pillows on their bed, she decided that all of us needed to showcase how many pillows we all had.

We learned that some of you didn’t care for decorative pillows, some of you loved them, and some of you didn’t care one way or the other because you never make your beds anyway (Except to take the pic to link up. Thank you! We feel so special!).

One thing is for certain: Looking at all of those pillows made us very… very… sleepy.

Ahhhhhh…..

–Oh wait, we’ve gotta finish this dang post.

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The winner of Mommy Reality Challenge #17: pillow POWER is:

Kristen from Mommy in Sports! Kristen submitted her photo to last week’s link-up via Instagram and we decided she is the winner because she has the most pillows out of all the submissions, even beating Jen!

Here is your meme, Kristen, and since you’re the winner, you now have the opportunity to join the Mommy Reality team by co-hosting next week’s challenge! We hope you’ll accept!

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P.S. Jen is thinking it might be time to add just a few more new pillows….

Our runner-up spot goes to Dear Ann Abler who posted her pic on Facebook and then linked up. Apparently, she was trying to take a photo of her bed, but her interior designer (her toddler) had a different agenda:

Dear Ann Abler

Thanks to all who participated in Pillow Power! And thanks to our very special co-host, Echo from Domain of the Mad Mommy who rocked her co-hosting duties!

Time for the next challenge!

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(Visit the Mommy Reality tumblr page to see all of our previous memes!)

Meet the Mommy Reality Team!

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Jen from JENerally Informed:
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Celeste from Leapfrog and Lipgloss:
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A few weeks ago we announced a change to our format! The winner of our Mommy Reality Challenge would get to join the Mommy Reality Team for the following week as our co-host!

Introducing this week’s co-host!

janineJanine from Encourage Play!

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As a reminder, Janine won the “The Last Thing I Spent Money On” challenge.

Janine is a mommy and a licensed mental health counselor working in mostly elementary and middle school settings. Her goal is to provide families with the tools and resources that will allow children to flourish in self-directed play. Go check out her blog when you get the chance!

Our new Mommy Reality Challenge Theme: “Treat yourself”

You hear this all the time from personal financial gurus: “Just give up your daily Starbucks drink and you will save SO much money!”. Well, here at Mommy Reality, we’re giving you an excuse. It is your DUTY to treat yourself to your favorite drink this week. Whether it’s that latte from Starbucks, a smoothie from Jamba Juice or a 20 oz soda from one of those mini fridges in the checkout lane at Wal*Fart.

We want to see what kind of drink tickles your taste buds when you feel like pampering yourself a ‘lil.

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To kick things off, Celeste is posting a pic with her favorite drink: ALO Drink, which is super delicious and hydrating with bits of Aloe Vera in the bottle— but it’s hard to find as it’s not sold a lot of place… of course! So she has to drive nowhere near anywhere she ever needs to go to get it. As a result, she doesn’t get it very often. Oh well, you’ve gotta take hits in the gas tank to pamper yourself in the name of Mommy Reality sometimes!

Don’t Forget! If you’re sharing your photos via social media, make sure to include the #mommyreality hashtag so we can find you and come back and link your picture up here so everyone can share in the goodness!

Don’t forget to grab our super-nifty 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, you also have the to 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!

✔ *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, you also have the to 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!


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      Haha! Don’t you just have 2 on your bed? My husband would counter that the more pillows on one’s bed the more it messes with your feng shui!

      P.S. Love the changes to your blog, super great looking. Did you do it yourself?
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