Mommy Reality #34: If I Had One More Hour Per Day

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Welcome to Mommy Reality Challenge 34!!!

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Hosted by Jen from JENerally Informed and Celeste from Leapfrog and Lipgloss!



Okay. That was scary.

ANYWAY, 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 week it’s Celeste’s turn! W to the 00T! W00t!

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For the last challenge, Jen asked us to share what was beside our beds in and on our bedside tables. We saw books, cups, and even a receipt for the cat vet! Surprisingly, we saw NO unmentionables! Maybe that’s why some of you who are regulars didn’t participate this week– because you had something to hide from us!

(J/K… that’s probably not true. Only Jen and I will just assume that’s why, no worries.)

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The winner of Mommy Reality Challenge 33: Bedside Table Treasure Hunt is…

Echo from Domain of the Mad Mommy!

Echo posted her bedside table via Instagram and moms everywhere collectively shouted, “WHY DIDN’T I THINK OF THAT?!”

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Wow, Echo makes us feel so spoiled because her caption even rocked so much that we yanked it for the meme and didn’t have to do very much work at all this week.

Our runner-up for the bedside challenge goes to… Jessie from Happy Mama Healthy Kids who’s using a box from her move as her bedside table!

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Mommy-Reality-Jen pointed out that’s probably the best idea for a bedside table because Jessie can just pack away any junk that collects there! (And Celeste now doesn’t feel so alone in using a box as hers, either!)

Thank you to all of the participants of this challenge and special thanks to our fabulous co-host Jennifer from The Deliberate Mom who did an awesome job!

You can check out all of the other Mommy Reality memes on 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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Jen from JENerally Informed:

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Celeste from Leapfrog and Lipgloss:

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Welcome to our Co-Host!

Debs random writingsDebbie from Deb’s Random Writings!

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Debbie has been participating in Mommy Reality challenges since the very beginning and we are super excited to have her co-hosting with us again! Debbie was the winner of the “Broken” Challenge.

PLUS… Back in the day she won the “Mommy Lounge Wear” challenge.

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Debbie and her family live on the beautiful Greek Island of Zakynthos (Celeste and Jen are planning to visit some day). She loves to write and uses writing as a form of therapy when life gets a little crazy! Make sure you check out her blog as well as her new photography blog.

Now it’s time for a NEW Challenge!

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Mommy Reality 34’s theme is…. If I Had One More Hour!

Hello! It’s Celeste again! As you know, I’m writing the post this week and as you also know, the person who writes the post thinks of the new theme as well. The thing is, I’ve been SoOoO brain-dead this week and kept coming up empty for ideas! So I put a call into the wild (on my social media channels):

StumpedAnd I got some awesome ideas from my readers & social media followers. Thank you! I feel like I’m stocked for weeks now with Mommy Reality inspiration!

The idea I chose came from Katy from Experienced Bad Mom because it really connected with how I’ve been feeling. She says she always means to participate in the Mommy Reality Challenge but runs out of hours in the day.

Not having enough hours in one day can apply to sooo much!

For me right now?

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My girls clothing situation is getting out of control because I haven’t kept up with it. I’ve got winter mixed with spring and summer in about 4 different sizes jammed into their closets, dressers and in baskets. I REALLY need to sort through these and figure out what fits them, what I need to take to the consignment shop, and what essentials I need to buy them. I’ll be honest, they just keep growing, so I just keep jamming clothing the next size up in there without taking out the smaller ones. I even ran out of hangers and had to buy more when I KNOW that I’d have some to spare if I would take some of the clothing they’ve grown out of out of their closets.

See, I’m a mess. I feel like if I had an extra hour every night, I could tackle this and get it organized in a few days.

Now It’s your turn to share!


If you had an extra hour a day, what would you do with it?

You have 2 weeks to complete this challenge!

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But DON’T Take 2 weeks, because we are on pins and needles here!

You can share the pic 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 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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  2. Oh, I’m in! There are so many things to do with an extra hour….but to choose just ONE! And now I’m really thinking about getting my Husband a Keurig for his birthday and following Echo’s suit. It would make mornings so.much.better. Have a great weekend!
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  3. Hi Jen, this Mommy Reality has seen me wasting time dreaming of what I could do with an extra hour. Love it…Wouldn’t it be great to have an extra hour just to do nothing with. Sixty minutes to be able to watch paint dry or dust collect. An extra sixty minutes to spend dreaming of what we could do if we had yet another sixty minutes?

    Thank you for letting me co-host this fortnight!

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  4. This is the ONE chore that I DETEST doing. I just HATE this chore. The oldest at 17 does it herself now, and the 12 y/o will be doing it this year, that is how much I detest this chore. I am going mohave to do this challenge as my hour would be a fun hour…… I do way to many chores for that extra hour to be a hour of chores!!!!

    I would however come over and help you do that ugly chore if it meant it would take half the time and you could then have fun too. As Nanna says… Many hands make less work!!!

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      I know Celeste is right on the money with this one, it is terrible! I wish I could hire it out myself, but alas that will not happen anytime soon. That’s a great idea Ray, we should have change out the clothes parties to make it more bearable. Because our extra hour should not be spent doing this!!
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  6. Rolling over and hitting BREW is EPIC! Also I fully agree that more hours in a day would be so much better for everyone.

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