Mommy Reality #31: A Room With A View

Hey everyone, Gingi here! I am SUPER excited to be this weeks co-host of the Mommy Reality Challenge, with fellow mommy bloggers JENerally Informed and Leapfrog and Lipgloss! I’ve been blogging for over two years now, but it wasn’t until I recently began networking, linking up and joining in on fun challenges like the one below that the lightbulb went off and I really realized, “So THIS is what blogging is all about!” So if you’re being a blogging wallflower like I was (I’m looking at some of you awesome mom bloggers out there that I know!! YOU KNOW WHO YOU ARE!!! lol), then take a moment to connect, link up, and join in the fun below! You won’t regret it, these bloggers are da bomb! (People still say da bomb these days.. right???)

Welcome to a brand NEW edition of Mommy Reality hosted by

Jen of JENerally Informed and Celeste of 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 time it’s Jen’s turn to write the post and she is writing it with a 100 degree fever, a sick toddler on her lap and a sick 7 year old lounging on the couch.

Huzzah Mommy Reality!


Anyway, we want to give a BIG thank you to everyone for the Mommy Reality “Birthday” wishes we received during this last challenge now that we have achieved the ripe old age of 30 challenges and all!


We especially want to say THANK YOU to everyone who submitted their ‘Dat Look pics and posts for this last challenge. We even had one dad. It was pretty epic!


But, there can only be one winner and the winner of Mommy Reality Challenge #30 is April of Stories of our Boys!
April shared her ‘Dat Look on the days when homeschooling is ruining her life! Here is your meme April and we hope you can join us in 2 weeks as our Mommy Reality Co-host.


You can check out all of the other Mommy Reality memes on on our tumblr page.
We would also be amiss if we didn’t give special props to our first EVER entry from a Dad, Jamie from The Pink Noam who totally NAILED ‘Dat Look.


Thank you to all of the participants of this challenge and special thanks to our fabulous co-host Ray of British Mum USA

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!

Gingi From Domestic Geek Girl!


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Gingi was the winner of the Share The Love Challenge.
Gingi is the queen of Domestic Geekery! She is a photographer, cosplayer, domestic mastermind, homesteader, a mother and devoted military wife.She blogs about anything and everything that is relevant to chronicle her attempts to be a supermom, stay at home wife, homeschooler and geek girl! If you haven’t checked out her blog make sure you do RIGHT now! While you are there make sure to check out her fantastic cosplay photoshoots!

Now it’s time for a NEW Challenge!


Mommy Reality 31: A Room With A View

Jen here again! When I was younger one of my most favorite romantic movies to watch was A Room With a View.


As only the young can, I would fantasize what the perfect view from my room should be. Would it be Paris, Venice, the woods, the beach? Over the years my opinion on my favorite view has changed.
Nowadays it seems though that my favorite view is the one right in my own backyard. Because home tends to be where the heart is.
So to open this challenge here is the view from my second story balcony looking out into my backyard. We live right next to a desert and open wash area where there is a whole thriving ecosystem. Not limited to, but including frogs, snakes, lizards, owls, hawks, coyotes and javelinas.


Some nights we can hear the coyotes hunting and their cries are terror inducing! The school my children attend can be seen in the far distance of this picture below and last week as we walked to school a coyote chased us! My son has taken to walking now with a baseball bat. Never a dull moment.


Now It’s your turn to share!

[Tweet “Come share your view #mom @_Domestic_Geek_@QueenmomJen @FrogandGloss #mommyreality“]
For this challenge we want to see what you see! Snap a pic of your yard or the view from the window that faces your street. Is it snowy where you live, do you live in a urban landscape or is it rural? What is something cool that you see in your day, because we want to see it!

You have 2 weeks to complete this challenge!

You can share what you love in a post or on your favorite social media outlet.
Don’t forget to grab our super-nifty button!

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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 to 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!