Life by Cynthia: October 2011

Friday, October 28, 2011

The Liebster Award!

I'd been feeling a little bummed that I haven't been able to find a block of time to get a blog post completed in some time.  I've been burning candles at both ends.  I'm sure that this isn't unusual for moms.  It's been tough as a working mom, a mom to a very active toddler, and a mom trying to care for her sick mom.  My mom is a stubborn one who doesn't know how to take a break or admit that she is ill.  Enough about this for now.

I did get a ray of sunshine recently from a fellow blogger.  It truly brightened my day!   I received my first Liebster Award from Smart Cents Review.  THANK YOU for picking my humble little blog!

Please visit her blog!  She's an awesome lady!  Somewhat of a Super Hero. Get this: She is a wife with 20+ years under her belt, has SIX kids ranging from less than 1 year to 20 years old. HOW does she do this?  In comparison, I am a wife with 3 years of experience with ONE child just over 1 year old. We are vastly different but share a love of blogging, and a love of saving!

The Liebster Blog Award is given to up and coming bloggers who have less than 200 followers. Liebster is a German word meaning dear, sweet, kind, nice, good, beloved, lovely, kindly, pleasant, valued, cute, endearing, and welcome.

To keep this award going and pass it along to other new deserving blogs, the recipient must now recognize five other bloggers with less than 200 followers that have really stood out in the crowd.

The rules for the Liebster Award are:
1. Thank the giver and link back to the blogger who gave it to you.
2. Reveal your top five picks and let them know by leaving a comment on their blog.
3. Copy and paste the award on your blog.
4. Have faith that your followers will spread the love too!

I pass the Liebster Award on to some of my favorite bloggers:

A Wide Line
Adventures of a Maui Momprenuer
Cool Bean Mommas
Happiness Delivered 
My Dishwasher's Possessed!

Please visit my dear friends and tell them that I said hello!

Thursday, October 20, 2011


I've noticed that lately all I've been posting is "Wordless Wednesday" posts! My excuse has been lack of time. It IS the truth. However, I cannot call myself a blogger if I haven't been blogging! I truly WANT to but I just can find a moment to sit down & get my thoughts together. I am tired of being silenced by time (lack of time that is).  I am putting this in writing so HOPEFULLY I can hold myself to this:

I will BLOG more often!

THERE, I've said it. Please pray for me that I can do it!

How do YOU find time to keep up with your blogging?  P L E A S E share your tips. I need help.

Photo Credit: Google Images
Note: I have a 16 month old, I work 40 hrs/week outside of the home, and I'm 40 years old! Some (MOST) days I'm just too dang tired! Thankfully I have a supportive husband that helps me with the day to day things around our home.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Cold & Flu Season?

The Champ
Here is our tough little guy getting through his first cough/cold like a champ. He is smiling through it all. We are so lucky.  He is just over a year old and hasn't really ever been sick. Until now.  The first night he coughed so hard that he threw up. He HATED that and wanted to be held all night.  He is quickly on the mend and aside from a runny nose & a little coughing at night, he is the same cheerful little boy!  In this picture that his daddy took of him bundled up to go out to get some fresh air you can't tell he is sick boy.  As a child when I was sick, I was a fussy mess. NOT our boy.  I just hope & pray that I don't get sick.  I  am NOT a champ when I get sick.  I'm glad that our boy doesn't take after me in that sense! It's odd because I was a champ during labor & delivery - but with colds & flu, forget it.

I am hoping that you all escape cold & flu season this year!

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