Mommy Reality #37: Real Life, Reel Time

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Welcome to the 37th Mommy Reality Challenge!

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!

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 Jen’s turn!


For the last challenge, Celeste asked us Moms to share pics our stuffed animal buried alive pics. From the pictures we saw, we do believe that there are ENTIRE days, maybe even weeks, where children might go missing lost among the myriad of stuffed animals! We truly saw some no joke, pack rat collecting brought to us via all of our adorable offspring. Thanks to everyone who submitted pictures and posts, there were so many really great entries we hope you all come back to play for this next challenge!

So without further ado, the winner of Mommy Reality #36: Buried Alive is…..

Leslie from Pampers, Play Dates &Parties!

Leslie submitted a post of her adorable smiling girls, in a literal sea of stuffed animals! The sheer quantity of stuffed animals, and those cute girls had all of the makings for a Mommy Reality winner! Plus who doesn’t like a good game of “Where’s Waldo” with a Mommy Reality twist!

Leslie, we hope you enjoy your meme and that you can join us as our Mommy Reality co-host in two weeks!

Our runner up Mommy Reality pick comes from Janine of Encourage Play for an Instagram picture she submitted. Janine’s picture was just screaming make me a meme too, so……

Here you go!

Minds blown, right?

If you liked these, then make sure to check out all of the other Mommy Reality memes on our tumblr page!

Special thanks to our fabulous Co-Host for this last challenge, Julie from, Julie’s Lifestyle Blog! You and Bosco did a great job in your Co-Hosting duties!

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!

Jessica from Breaking the Momma Mold!

As a reminder Jessica, won the My Nemesis challenge.

We are happy to report that she now has her internet up and running, so make sure to follow her at all of her links below!

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Jessica is a momma to three beautiful girls. A toddler and big sister’s younger twin sisters. Jessica believes that you must make everyday your personal adventure. To challenge yourself often, push outside your comfort zone and never take no for an answer. Break your mold. Daily. Never let the edges form. Grab a glass of wine (or two), pull up a seat and join her on her adventures of breaking the momma mold! Seriously, go visit her now!

Now It’s Time For A NEW Challenge:

Mommy Reality 37’s theme is… Real Life, Reel Time!

Hi Jen again here! The school year officially ended 8 days ago. Not that I am counting or anything….. Anyway, it’s summer, YAY!

Part of the time honored tradition for Moms and Dads everywhere and especially during the summer, is the wonderful world of videos, animated cartoons and movies. What this means is that quite often little Suzie will take a liking to a particular Strawberry Shortcake video and as parents we will watch that same movie over and over again with our beloved children, to the point where we can quote every line and sing every song.

So for this Mommy Reality challenge we want to know what Real Life, Reel Time is going down in your house!

To kick things off here are what reel’s are being watched in Jen’s house:

There is an awful lot of this guy. Who has a curious resemblance to a certain toddler that lives in her house…..


Here’s another favorite of the 7 year old daughter, because the 80’s were rad!

And of course, this.

Jen’s poor lone boy, huh? Anyway, before we go here is the current best seat in the house for Jen’s toddler to watch her “toons”.


 And that’s Mommy Reality for you folks!

Now it’s your turn to share! What movies are “you” watching over and over again in your house?

You have 2 weeks to share, but don’t wait 2 weeks!


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!


  1. My son is on a Curious George kick too! He watched the entire series on Netflix…and wants to restart it. And I can’t tell you how many times I’ve watched Curious George Swings into Spring.
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      “We are the Weiner dogs!” I caught myself singing that very song just this morning while making breakfast. It is rather catchy! Luckily, George is cute and I can deal with him, but some of the other shows my kids want to watch are a totally different story.
      Jen recently posted…Mommy Reality #37: Real Life, Reel TimeMy Profile

  2. Well since we don’t have little ones around anymore I’ll go with my granddaughter and her little one. Frozen would be the answer. How fun.

    Have a fabulous day and weekend. ☺
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  3. Hi Jen, wow what fun this last challenge was and I enjoyed co-hosting with you and Celeste! Jen you are going to make Bosco famous LOL and he looks so cute and was such a trooper with me putting those stuffed animals around him. I will have to think of what movie we love watching. Have a wonderful weekend.
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  4. The comments section need to support about a dozen smiling emoji’s or a gif of Sally Field saying “You like me, you really like me!” Thanks so much for choosing my little crazies and their crazy amount of stuffed animals this time. Janine’s post was a good one, too. The Reel Time challenge will be fun…and will require some explanation – can’t wait! And I look forward to collaborating with you in two weeks!
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      The sheer amount of stuffed animals and those smiling girls really screamed make me a meme, but then those legs sticking out of the stuffed animals also needed a meme. It was just such a fun challenge all the way around!
      Jen recently posted…Mommy Reality #37: Real Life, Reel TimeMy Profile

  5. Star Wars in this house! Can you believe it? That’s how their parents met too. Through Cassidy working for LucasFilm and me being his star-struck sales rep.
    True love.
    Also, I’m so glad Leslie won! She deserved it!
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  6. So true! I’ve already watched The Miracle Worker, The Diary of Anne Frank, and Mall Cop is up next. Plus lots of episodes of Shark Tank. At least none of them are animated though! :)
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  7. “Because we’re 80’s rad” Baha ha. Oh my goodness that made me laugh so hard. I am so glad my girls are over Frozen Fever…. until the next big show comes out we’re in the clear.

    These posts are always so quirky, fun and adorable. Happy Tuesday!

  8. LOL about the best seat in the house! I caught my daughter staring, perplexed, at Jem the other morning. She didn’t get it, alas.

    Can I admit that sometimes when the Today show or GMA seems stupid that I actually prefer watching Curious George?! :)

    I linked up my post from last year (ooo, did I break rules??) about how we watch Frozen incessantly. From the comments, it looks like we aren’t the only ones!
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