Sunday, July 28, 2013


Two Moms to Be was nominated for the Liebster Award by not only one, or even two or three, but FOUR lovely bloggers: Samantha from Samantha A Work in Progress - SAMWIP, Yogi’s Mama from Love Invents Us, rlg from .breaking into blossom.  and Lindsay from Making Lucky Number Seven. Thanks guys!  I’m honoured.  However, answering fourty-four questions is a bit daunting, so I’m totally going to cheat and only answer five from from each of you. 

The Liebster is a way for small bloggers to give recognition to other small bloggers (200 followers or less).

When you’re nominated for one, here’s what you do:
1.    Thank the Liebster Blog presenter who nominated you and link back to their blog.
2.    Nominate 11 blogs who you feel deserve to be noticed and leave a comment on their blog letting them know they have been chosen.
3.    Answer the 11 questions you were asked and create 11 questions for your nominees.
4.    Display the Liebster Award logo.
5.    No tag backs meaning you can’t just re-nominate the person who nominated you.

Here are my nominees:
2 girls in love
2 girls' path to parenthood
2 Lasses and a Baby
Adventures of 2 Moms
An Offering of Love
Katy Rank Lev
Little Monster(s) and Mommies
Million Baby Steps

Questions from Samantha A Work in Progress - SAMWIP
1. If you could travel the world, go to a favorite destination over and over or stay close to home, which would you choose?
I’d chose to travel the world. 
2. Do you believe people can change?
3.    What was is your favourite restaurant?
4.    What question do you like to ask people?
5.    What was the last concert/performance you went to?
6.    (This is a good one that was passed to me, so I will pass to you.) Words of wisdom for the next generation?
7.    What was the last book you read?
And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini.  (I’m still reading it.)
8.    Name one thing on your bucket list.
I don’t have a bucket list, but Jen and I recently decided we’d go to Paris for her 40th birthday, and that seems kind of bucket-listy.
9.    If money was no object, what frivolous item would you buy?
If money were no object there would be quite things I would like to buy that I would NOT consider frivolous, but if we’re strictly talking frivolous items, perhaps a cashmere sweater. 
10. What was the last movie you saw in Theater? 
11. Antique or Modern?

Questions from Love Invents Us
1.    When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?
I wanted to be a veterinarian until I found out that you had to do dissections in veterinary school. 
2.    What’s your favorite ice cream flavor?
French Vanilla is my go-to but there are a lot of flavours I enjoy.  (I love ice cream.)
3.    Share your three favorite (non lesbian baby-making) blogs.
Somewhere on the Masthead
The Frugal Girl (Jen’s pick)
4.    What public figures (people we all might know) make your top five? (As in, people you think are hot)
5.    What is your most favorite meal? Looking for more than breakfast, lunch or dinner here. What’s on the plate?
6.    What book could you read over and over?
A Fine Balance by Rohinton Mistry
7.    Cats or dogs?
8.    What are five words that best describe you?
In no particular order: introverted, dedicated, thoughtful, pragmatic, self-aware.
9.    If you could trade places with someone (anyone!) for a day who would it be?
10. An envelope stuffed with cash appears in your mailbox, what do you do? 
11. If someone threw you a surprise party would you feel loved or misunderstood?
It would depend on the size and guest list of the party, but likely loved.

Questions from .breaking into blossom.
1.    What comforts you most when you’re sad?
Quiet and closeness.
2.    What would you do on a dream day where money and travel time were no object?
Sleeping in until 8am, followed by a yummy breakfast that someone else cleaned up.  A walk through/ exploration of Cathedral Grove, BC with the family.  My best friend surprising us by showing up for lunch and then staying for a long visit while the kiddos napped the afternoon away.  And finally a dinner date with my wife followed by some excellent live music.
3.    Favorite drink (with or without alcohol)?
4.    What character trait (of yours) do you most struggle to accept about yourself?
5.    How much water do you drink in a day?
Never enough.
6.    If you’re a parent, what has surprised you the most about the gig? If you’re not, what do you like best about not having kids (right now or at all)?
7.    What (if anything) makes you feel insecure about either being a parent or not being a parent?
8.    Top three television shows of all time?
9.    Specialty dish (or baked indulgence)? Something you’ve made time and again.
10. Favorite thing about the person you’ve grown into?
11. One simple, happy memory.
An entire summer day spent playing with my sister, a bag of topsoil, and a broom stick on the front lawn of my childhood home.

Questions from Lindsay at Making Lucky Number Seven
1.    What is your passion in life?
I am passionate about interacting with children in a way that helps them to develop thoughtfulness, kindness, confidence and curiosity.
2.    What is your biggest regret in life?
3.    What are you most afraid of?
Something horrible happening to my wife or children.
4.    What aspect of yourself do you love the most?
5.    If you could tell your younger self one thing, what would it be?
6.    How do you feel about tattoos?
They are very permanent.
7.    What's your favourite article of clothing that you own?
My cozy socks.
8.    What time do you go to bed at night and wake up in the morning?
I usually go to bed around 11:00pm and wake up for the day around 6:00am.
9.    Tell me your favourite line from your favourite song.
10. One moment that took your breath away.
11. What's the best piece of advice you have ever gotten?

Questions for my nominees:
1. What is your quirkiest quirk?
2. What is your favourite song and what do you like about it?
3. What do you like doing in your spare time?
4. What is something you wish you were better at?
5. What made you fall in love with your partner?
6. What is your favourite colour combination?
7. If you could do anything for a living (including stay-at-home parenting), what would it be?
8. If you could do anything for a living (including stay-at-home parenting), what would it be?*
9. What is your favourite physical attribute?
10. Do you prefer cooking or baking?
11. If you could change something about your past, would you?  If yes, how do you think this change would affect who you are today?

*This is what happens when I am sleep deprived!  LOL.  
An alternate question 8 is: What is something you learned about parenting from your parent(s)?


  1. Wow, thanks for the nomination! This is exciting.

  2. I posted my answers here:

  3. Thanks for the nomination! I'm going to try to post my answers today.