Mommy Reality #35: Your Nemesis

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Welcome to Mommy Reality Challenge #35!!!

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

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!

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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 Jen’s turn! Beware, there could be some shenanigans a foot…

For the last challenge Celeste asked us to share what we would do with one extra hour a day.We saw pictures and posts about books, cups of tea, blogging aspirations and more. Each entry was something that is longingly waited for when that coveted and magical occurrence of “extra” time can happen.

The Winner For Mommy Reality #34 If I Had One More Hour challenge is…

Julie from Julie’s Lifestyle Blog!

Julie submitted a picture of the kitchen cupboard that she would like to reorganize if only she could find the time.

Julie we hope you enjoy your meme and that you can join us in 2 weeks as a Co-host for the next Mommy Reality challenge!

The runner up for this challenge is Rachel of the Kenyan-Texan Family Blog for the picture she submitted via Instagram of how an “introvert” would spend an extra hour.

Make sure to check out all of the previous Mommy Reality memes on our tumblr page!

Thank you to all of the participants of this challenge and special thanks to our fabulous Co-host Debbie from Deb’s Random Writings who did an awesome job!

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!

Echo from The Mad Mommy!

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Echo is one of our favorite all time Mommy Reality Challenge participants! Echo most recently wooed us all with her bedside table picture submission.

We are excited to have her along for this challenge. If you haven’t checked Echo’s blog out before now, make sure you do!

Now It’s Time For A NEW Challenge!

Mommy Reality 35’s theme is…. Your Nemesis!

Recently Jen was watching an episode of one of her favorite TV shows, Arrow. In this particular episode Jen’s favorite character and the Arrow’s love interest, Felicity Smoak is stymied by another computer hacker.  “She’s like my nemesis.  I’ve never had a nemesis!” Since this is a show about DC superheroes, this particular nemesis not only had expert hacking skills, but could control killer robot bees. The struggle is real people!

This made Jen think, ALL superheros seem to have a nemesis with whom they are locked in a never ending deadly battle to determine the fate of humanity.


Even Dr. Doofenshmirtz from the cartoon Phineas and Ferb has a nemesis….

Since clearly having a nemesis is a thing now, Jen began to wonder if she had a nemesis, who or what would it be?

Then she realized she did indeed have one!

Spring in southern Arizona where she lives is a very short stopover on the way towards full blown summer heat, but spring does have its peculiarities.

Namely this.

This is the Sonoran Palo Verde, the Parkinsonia aculeata, or as locals like to refer to it, “Yellow Death.” The blooming buds look a lot like buttered popcorn would look like if it grew on trees. It can be pleasant to look at, on film, from 100 miles away. Because, there is nothing more hazardous and noxious to a person with allergies than these buds. These jaundiced spores of doom drop on the ground in snowdrift like quantities, consequently dropping people to the ground wheezing like a plot from a two-bit super-villain with a secret weapon.  The buds are probably laced with Kryptonite as well.  During this time of year even those who don’t really have allergies, have allergies, and sniffling lines of bleary eyed victims form around local drug stores looking for relief. This is truly a worthy nemesis, one which has consistently driven Jen and her family to the very edge of stuffed sinus madness.

Well played…. tree. Well played.

Now It’s your turn to share!


If you had a nemesis, who or what would it be?

You have 2 weeks to complete this challenge!

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    1. Time is indeed a very worthy nemesis. I don’t know if even super hero powers could counteract that one… Unless you were the Flash and could run so fast you could travel back in time.
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  1. I’m not sure my blog can handle one more complaint about laundry, so I’m going to challenge myself to pick another nemesis this weekend! Maybe I shouldn’t have just challenged myself to fin a nemesis this weekend, I was kinda hoping to veg on the couch for a little while…
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  2. Hey Jen and Celeste, thanks for selecting me for my way I’d spend and extra hour in the day! I will have to come up with something for this next challenge. Hope you ladies have a nice weekend.
    Julie xo
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    1. Thank you so much for submitting your picture! Good luck figuring out who your nemesis is and perhaps defeating it. Can’t wait to co-host with you in 2 weeks, we will get you the specifics soon!
      Jen recently posted…Mommy Reality #35: Your NemesisMy Profile

    1. That tree is kicking my butt. This is why us locals finally welcome the heat that kills all of the “Kryptonite-like” buds. I guess there is a wisdom in all things. I hope you can participate, Except once you do, then your nemesis will be real (ha-ha)!!
      Jen recently posted…Mommy Reality #35: Your NemesisMy Profile

  3. That tree sounds absolutely terrifying. Behind my backyard fence, there’s a field just completely covered with the white dandelion flowers and drives my youngest mad with her allergies. A guy comes and mows it like 1-2 times a year, ugh, but it’s out of my control. That probably should be my submission, but I think I’ve got another idea!
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      That Mom jeans gif is hilarious, I too have watched it far too many times now! Makes me laugh over and over!

      I hope you find your nemesis (maybe not), but it will be fun to see what yours is!
      Jen recently posted…Mommy Reality #35: Your NemesisMy Profile

  4. Hi Jen, so glad we don’t have those trees here as my lot are bad enough as it is, although the olive blossom gets everyone, but that’s probably because there is so much of it!

    Not sure what my nemesis would be, must get my thinking cap on!

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      I have a friend that is deathly allergic to the olive blossoms. He has to wear a mask during the blooming season, because there are so many where he lives! I think that stuff would be my nemesis as well if I lived closer to any of it. For now I just have to deal with only one nemesis like that and luckily not two!!
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      1. That must be terrible for your friend and a proper bane. The blossom is so tiny, but the trees get covered in it so I can only imagine how much pollen gets released…

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  5. The Parkinsonia aculeata is scary!!
    I had a nemesis in high school and we’re now close friends. Go figure. I’m glad adulthood sorted us out.
    However. I do have a nemesis but it’s mostly in my own head. She doesn’t know she’s my nemesis. I hope she doesn’t find out, but if she does, scary stuff!
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