What’s a Liebster?

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I recently received a comment on this blog from the lovely & talented mzklever of http://awonderouslife.wordpress.com/ telling me that she nominated me for a Liebster Blog Award. Huh? Is this like “Who’s Who of American Women in Blogs” where you pay $100 & get a certificate & a giant book that lists your name in itty bitty letters on page 358?

Nope. It’s meant for blogs with less than 200 followers that a fellow blogger feels deserves more attention. And mzk felt I deserved more attention. That was very sweet.

As part of this award I have to nominate & link to 5 more blogs with less than 200 followers that I feel deserve more attention. So here they are:

http://chickswithticks.wordpress.com/ – This is a great resource for women, or anyone, wanting information & inspiration on enjoying & surviving any outdoor adventure. The Girl loves science, with bugs being a particular favorite a few years ago. In second grade, the mom of one of The Girl’s classmates said, “She’s the most popular girl with all the boys.” My heart froze for a moment, then The Girl ran over with a handful of dirt & worms & it all made sense. I want her to always have that love for nature & science.

http://homelessonwheels.wordpress.com/ – There was a time in my life where everything I owned fit into the back of my car. I loved that time. Sometimes I look around at all I have & miss that ability to think to myself, “Eh. I’ll just put it all in the car & move on.” Mike is living my dream. But with an RV & not an ’88 Mustang which was probably the coolest car I’ve ever owned.

http://snidereply.wordpress.com/ – This is the mom I strive to be. She clearly loves her kids while acknowledging that sometimes, you just don’t like them all that much. And sometimes it’s okay to be a good-enough parent. Irreverent & funny, I laughed out loud – Read the post, “You FAIL, Mom!”

http://billbrenner1970.wordpress.com – Ok, I admit I have a bias about this one. The blog is The OCD Diaries & Bill Brenner is a friend but that doesn’t make this blog any less worthy. Bill talks about his struggles with addiction, depression & OCD in a straightforward, unflinching way that, as he says, “kick fear, anxiety, depression & addiction in the teeth.”

http://talkteachertome.wordpress.com/ – Laugh out loud funny. Like my own blog, these are short snippets of some of the amazingly funny things kids say only these are from the classroom, lunchroom & playground.

So there you go!

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