Mommy Reality #30: ‘Dat Look!

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unicorn birthdayWOOWOO!!!! It’s our birthday! It’s our birthday!

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Okay, so it’s not technically our birthday, but Mommy Reality turned “30 Challenges” today and we’re REALLY excited about this milestone!


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Okay, so really we just found this Bad-motha Unicorn gif and we were dying for an excuse to use it.

So anyway, HI!!! Welcome!

If this is your first time hearing about the Mommy Reality Challenge we are so glad you are joining this great community of moms who participate in our bi-weekly challenges that showcase all the fun, crazy, and sometimes overwhelming moments that are in every mom’s life!

Please don’t just read. This is an INTERACTIVE post! Come join in all the fun!

The Rules are Simple!

        1. We will announce the theme.
        2. You will write a post or take a pic, post it to the social media account of your choice with the hashtag #mommyreality and then link it up to this blog post!
        3. Then in two weeks, we will announce our favorites and award a meme to the winner. The winner can then co-host the next challenge with us!

Just a little background on how our challenges are selected- Jen and Celeste take turns writing the post and creating the winning meme from the last challenge.

This time it’s Celeste’s turn to write the post!


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Okay, last time, I promise.


For our last challenge, in honor of Valentine’s Day, Jen had us share what we love!


We saw touching stories and photos of kids, friends, families, partners… brownies!

And our winner of Mommy Reality Challenge 29: Share the Love is…

Gingi of Domestic Geek Girl!

Gingi shared with us her beautiful maternity photography session. Gingi, here is your meme, and we hope you join us in 2 weeks as our next Mommy Reality co-host!

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Our runner-up position goes to Amy Lou from Adventures of Amy Lou!

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In her post, Amy Lou lists off the things she’s in love with: Her family, the beach, fun nails, and she lets us all in on a very special secret of where to buy the best chocolates:


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Thank you to all the participants and a special thank you to our awesome guest co-host: Rabia from The Lieber Family.

You can also check out all of the other Mommy Reality memes on our tumblr page.

Now It’s time for a NEW Mommy Reality Challenge and Co-host!

Meet the Mommy Reality Team!

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Welcome to our Co-Host!

Ray From BritishMumUSA!


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Ray was the winner of Mommy Reality Challenge #28: The Freaking Refrigerator.

Ray from BritishMumUSA writes about topics trending at the time, her family, their hobbies, things that drive her crazy (family) and other topics that energize her. She is an avid scuba diver, horse rider, reader and writer. She loves being British living in the USA! If you haven’t checked out Ray’s blog before now, then make sure you do!

Now it’s time for a NEW Challenge!

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Celeste Dat Look #mommyreality

We’ve all got it… that ONE look we pull out when our kiddos are being extra EXTRA devilishly naughty.

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(“Shame on you, Michelle! Kids like you who misbehave this badly wind up dropping out of school with a needle in their arm and a life on the STREETS!”)

Moms don’t actually even need to say anything when they pull out ‘Dat Look. When kids see it,they know they’ve pushed Mom’s wrong buttons. And perhaps they’re thinking, “Uh oh. I’m in for it now” and they usually apologize and quit misbehaving.

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Haha… who are we kidding? Most of the time, when we pull out “‘Dat Look” it’s because something naughty is happening in a public place that’s extremely inconvenient to properly parent which in that case, our kids are thinking, “Uh oh. I’m in for it later. Better get all the naughtiness out while I have my freedom, BWAHAHAHA!”

Now It’s your turn to share!

Fellow Mommies, we would love to see you recreate ‘DAT Look. OR, if you catch yourself in the heat of doing ‘DAT Look, grab your phone and take a selfie. We haven’t done quite a challenge such as this one and it’d be a blast to put together a collage of a bunch of Mommy Reality “looks”.

You have 2 weeks to complete this challenge!

You can share what you love in a post or on your favorite social media outlet.

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✔ *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 and you’re a blogger, 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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      Oh yes you might be in the middle of having a baby in 2 weeks!! That is some definite Mommy Reality. Just keep us posted and we will make this work for you :) Good wishes for you durign these last few weeks!
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  1. The unicorns – oh, the unicorns! I spat my coffee out all over my computer screen. The only thing that would make it better would be glitter. Yep, glitter and unicorns.

    As for challenge, hopefully I can get a shot of my face. I have no idea what my face looks like, but I’m sure the little one (and the hubby) do – I’ll ask him to keep an eye out for it and stand with a camera at the ready!

    Happy birthday-ish!
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      Celeste is like the gif master! She finds the best ones that are hilarious. I will officially ask her to use her gif finding prowess to get us a unicorn glitter pic, because I wholeheartedly concur.

      I am actually really looking forward to seeing some of these scary Mom faces roll in! Now I just have to work on capturing mine on camera. Probably the next time my son or daughter run chapstick through the washer and dryer.
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      I know!! I am planning on asking my kids this afternoon when they get home when I pull ‘Dat look, because I think I don’t even know when I am doing it. I remember once at church though having to take a misbehaving preschooler out of church. I was planning on having them just sit in the hall, but as I took them out they yelled for the whole congregation to hear, “Please don’t beat me Mommmmy!!” My husband said I had a pretty scary look on my face as I left the chapel. Hoping not to reenact that episode anytime soon…
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  3. Hi Jen, this has to be the hardest Reality Challenge yet! My face just doesn’t comply when it comes to having my photograph taken, it seems to have a mind of it’s own. Although I have been told I can shoot a look as good as Catherine’s, but it’s going to be a tricky one to catch!

    Off to practice in the mirror! xx
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      Haha!! Why oh why won’t our faces comply when being photographed? I am always like what the heck were my eyebrows doing in that picture and what is up with my nose twitch!! Because I don’t remember doing those when the picture was being taken :)
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  4. Hi Jen, this sounds like such a fun challenge this time around but I don’t have anything to really share. I am enjoying the posts from everyone else though! Thanks for making me smile! Take care.
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