The Leibster Award!

Leibster Award Living the Sweet Wife

Hey everybody! So something cool happened the other day! I’ve recently (as in the last 3 days) been working to get LTSW “out there” a bit more and in doing so, the blog was noticed by a fellow blogger, Lanna Tsimberg Barrison, of WakeUpDylan! Lanna writes about being the mother of a child who suffers from the neurological disorders of narcolepsy and cataplexy. Seriously, check out her blog- you’ll learn a lot.

Anyway, Lanna recently nominated Living the Sweet Wife for the Leibster award! Basically, the Leibster Award helps to promote baby blogs, like this one, and encourages networking with other bloggers. In doing so, to accept the nomination, nominees are asked to answer a list of questions written by your nominator (that would be Lanna for me). I’ll then make my own set of questions and ask 10 bloggers to answer those while mentioning Living the Sweet Wife in their post. I’m so excited to get to learn a little more about some of my blogging friends!

Here are my questions from Lanna:

What do you know about narcolepsy and cataplexy?

I didn’t know a lot before reading your blog! I knew narcolepsy was a sleep disorder (almost everyone knows that much). I really appreciated how you went into depth and defined the two disorders on this page.

Why do you blog?

I write for Living the Sweet Wife in order to bring encouragement and community to stressed out moms! I’ve been there and I want to help moms avoid  feeling burnt-out, insecure, and emotionally exhausted.

Tell me the most random piece of trivia you have sitting in your head at this moment.

Dark roasted coffee is less bitter than a light roast. I learned that from my friend who is a coffee snob from Indonesia.

Toilet paper: over or under?

Over, gosh darnit! I have been known to switch around the toilet paper rolls in other people’s homes.

What is your favourite Beatles song and why?

Tough one, but I’d have to say “I’ve Just Seen a Face.” Great- now it’s stuck in my head, ha! Give it a listen, it’ll make you smile.

Assuming price is no object, what car would you buy?

I have to say 2:

An old VW bus, you know the kind… in a beautiful blue!

OR an awesome off-roading range rover!!

If you could only eat one food for the rest of your life, what would it be?

Greek yogurt. I have it about 3 times a day anyway. Protein, vitamins, numminess. Sounds good to me.

What is your favourite funny/humourous book?

I honestly don’t think I’ve ready any humorous books!! Now I’m sad and I wish I have. I read fiction novels like Twilight or Divergent or self-help-ish books like For Women Only (one of the best things I did for my marriage) or Crazy Love (one of the best things I have done for my faith and relationship with God).

How do you plan on further growing your blog following?

Well I’ve been learning a lot about networking just recently so… there’s that. Two days ago I participated in my very first twitter chat with Melyssa from The Nectar Collective! She gives crazy good blog advice. I also have a rockin’ blogging Pinterest board where I collect tons of good articles about blog promotion, writing tips, SEO, the works! Check it out and give it a follow, quality stuff on there, people!

If you answered “not much” or something similar to questions 1 and 2, will you take the time to Google and/or read my blog to learn more about narcolepsy & cataplexy?

Yes, yes yes! I’ve subscribed and look forward to learning more!!

Here’s the list of MY awesome nominees!

Hey Girls! Take time to check out each others’ blogs and encourage them as new bloggers like you and me!

Ok so here are the questions that I’ve assembled for my nominees:

  • How long have you been blogging?
  • Why do you blog?
  • If you could describe the theme (essence, appearance) of your blog in one or two words, what would they be?
  • What is your favorite drink of choice?
  • If you could ask me to write one post (in my particular niche) what would it be?
  • If you had time to write a second blog (in another niche) what would that be about?
  • What has been your favorite place you’ve ever visited?
  • If you had to/wanted to make a midnight run somewhere, where would it be?
  • (i.e. it would probably be down the road to Kroger to get a pint of ice cream).
  • What shoes are you wearing right now?
  • What is one social media page you would like a few more likes/follows in?

Thanks so much for participating in this Leibster Award nomination! I hope you have as much fun with this as I did!



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    Aw I love the Beatles! My favorite song is “Let it Be.”

    Thank you so much for including me! I feel so honored and blessed! xo

    Holli Bennett

    This is so cool! Thank you so much for
    Including me! I most definitely fall into the “baby blog” category. Now to just keep this baby in my tummy long enough to keep up my end of the deal! 🙂

    Joscelyn | Wifemamafoodie

    We have the same taste in books 😉 So nice to learn a little about you! I thank you for subscribing to my blog and just wanted you to know that I returned the favor! I also liked your page on Facebook 🙂 Looking forward to following along!


    Thank you SO much Chelsea! Here are my answers to your post! You are right it definitely took longer than I thought that it would!